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Windows Phone 8 logoFinally, Microsoft succeeded in setting up iCloud email, calendars and contacts on Windows Phone 8.1. Getting iCloud email and iCloud calendars running on Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 is a hardship. Getting iCloud contacts working is impossible, because Windows Phone 8 Update 2 (GDR 2) supports CalDAV and CardDAV only for Google contacts and calendars. However, coming with Windows Phone 8.1, iCloud email, calendars and contacts are easily set up and working seamlessly with read and write. The ‘read-only’ detour over Google calendar subscription or Outlook.com calendar subscription is not necessary anymore.

Simpler Contacts app icon 175x175Simpler Contacts iOS app manages address books on iPhone and iPad for iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo & Outlook Contacts. Adding, moving and copying contacts to a group or account or removing contacts from a group or account is easily done with the universal iOS app Simpler Contacts Pro.

Download the lite version of Simpler Contacts for testing. The lite version does not support moving or copying contacts.

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iOS 8 iconLearn how to remove a contact from a group on iPhone and iPad running on iOS 8, iOS 9 and iOS 10 without completely deleting the contact. The iOS 8 (also iOS 9 and iOS 10) contacts app does not really have the direct feature to just remove a contact from a specific group. Hence, removing a contact from a group on iPhone and iPad must be done in other ways. Either you do a more or less uncomfortable work-around in the native contacts app on iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11, or you are using third-party apps like ‘Simpler Contacts – Pro‘ for this. For iCloud contacts only, you can remove an iCloud contact from a single group on iCloud.com (Mac and Windows PC). The contacts are then synced with your iPhone or iPad via iCloud.

Update: ‘Fixing Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Mail Not Responding’ also applies to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and macOS 10.12 Sierra!
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Mail icon 1024x1024Fix Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Mail not responding (“Application not responding”) by removing the container folder ‘com.apple.mail.savedState’. Mac OS X saves window locations and open documents of most programs to restore them when the program is launched again after quit. Sometimes after upgrading Mac OS X to the latest version, there can be some handling issues with the prior saved state of Mail which could lead to Yosemite Mail is not responding and crashing.

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iOS 8 iconLearn how to move a contact to a group on iPhone and iPad running on iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11. The iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11 contacts app does not really have the direct feature to move a contact to a specific group. Hence, moving a contact to a group on iPhone and iPad must be done in other ways. Either you do a more or less uncomfortable work-around in the native contacts app on iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11, or you are using third-party apps like ‘Simpler Contacts – Pro‘ for this. For iCloud contacts only, you can move your iCloud contacts on iCloud.com (Mac and Windows PC) via drag & trop. The contacts are synced with your iPhone or iPad via iCloud.

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iOS 8 iconLearn how to add a contact to a group on iPhone and iPad running on iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11. The iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11 contacts app does not really have the direct feature to add a contact to a specific group. Hence, adding a contact to a group on iPhone and iPad must be done in other ways. Either you do a more or less uncomfortable work-around in the native contacts app on iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11, or you are using third-party apps like ‘Simpler Contacts – Pro‘ for this. For iCloud contacts only, you can manage your iCloud contacts on iCloud.com (Mac and Windows PC). The contacts are synced with your iPhone or iPad via iCloud.

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Google Gmail LogoLearn how to fix Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Gmail bug in mail app. If you have sync problems with Gmail on the native mail app in Yosemite, de-activating and re-activating ‘Show in IMAP’ for ‘All Mail’ should fix the Yosemite Gmail bug. Since the launch of Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks both Google’s Gmail and exchange accounts are not working correctly in the native mail app client in Mavericks. Up to now, I have not faced this bug in Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 4 because I still have ‘Show in IMAP’ for ‘All Mail’ de-activated. But if you are not a lucky one, you can fix the Yosemite Gmail bug for Google’s Gmail IMAP accounts following this work around. It is the same as for Max OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

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Google Calendar iconThe best Google Calendar Sync alternatives to sync Google calendars with Outlook 2010 and 2013 are gSyncit and  Outlook4Gmail which also sync multiple Google calendars. For details see the post “Windows 8: Review On Apps Syncing Multiple Google Calendars, Contacts And Tasks With Outlook” about CompanionLink Google Sync, gSyncit, SyncMyCal and Sync 2. In the following I’ll give you more background information and an updated short review on Google Calendar sync alternatives.

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Documents 5 iconDocuments 5 by Readdle is a complete redesign of the well-know file manager for iOS, Documents by Readdle. The main new features are the new design in iOS 7 flat style, the optimised file manager with drag&drop and add-ons for integration other Readdle apps (for iPad only) like PDF Expert 5 for iPadScanner ProPrinter Pro for iPad and PDF Converter for iPad. The support of Windows shares (SMB) to access computer (Windows PC, Mac) and Apple’s Time Capsule have already been added with Documents 4.4.

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Enpass 4 iconEnpass 4.0.0 update adds new custom fields and label editing and comes in a complete new logo and design. Enpass 4.0.0 password manager was released on April 30, 2014 on all platforms: iOS (iPhone and iPad), Mac OS X, Windows (XP, Vista, 7), Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, Android and Blackberry.