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Outlook For Mac Adds Support For Google Calendar and Contacts

Outlook for Mac 2016 icon_195x195Outlook for Mac (2016) now supports of Google Calendars and Contacts. In contrast, still neither iCloud calendars and iCloud contacts, nor CalDAV and CardDAV are supported on Outlook for Mac. Starting with the preview of Outlook 2016 for Mac, version 15.34 (build number 1704419), Outlook for Mac adds improved support for Google Accounts. Furthermore, the setup of a Google Account, both Gmail or G Suite for business, is improved. In addition, Outlook for Mac 2016, 15.34 (build number 1704419) is now working seamlessly with Google’s 2-step-verification. The predecessor version 15.33 was not compatible to Google’s 2-step-verification.

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Windows 10 Will Support CalDAV And CardDAV For iCloud And Google

Windows 10 icon blueWindows 10 will natively support CalDAV and CardDAV protocol for iCloud calendars, iCloud contacts, Google calendars and Google contacts. The previous work-around for iCloud calendars via ‘read-only’ subscription on Outlook.com is not necessary anymore. The Windows 10 Mail and the Calendar app is already working on Windows 10 (Insider preview, build 10130), the Windows 10 People app is still crashing, but it looks like it will support CardDAV.

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Outlook for Android Supports iCloud And Google Email, Calendars And Contacts

Outlook icon 300x300Outlook for android, Microsoft’s Outlook app for Android phones and tablets, is now generally available. The preview phase ended as of April 22, 2015. Outlook for android supports both iCloud email, iCloud calendars and iCloud contacts and Gmail (Google email), Google calendars and Google contacts. Outlook for android also works with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com (including Hotmail, MSN) and Yahoo Mail. Further more, OneDrive, Dropbox or box accounts can be added, too.

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Windows 10 For Phones Syncs Google Calendars And Contacts

Google Calendar iconLike Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 10 for Phones (Windows 10 mobile) syncs Google calendars via CalDAV, Google contacts via CardDAV and Gmail email via IMAP. In contrast to Windows 10 (technical preview, build 9926), Windows 10 for phones (technical preview, build 9941.12498) natively supports CalDAV and CardDAV for iCloud calendars and contacts and Google calendars and Google contacts yet. Added with Windows Phone 8.1, Gmail email, Google calendars and Google contacts are also easily set up and working seamlessly with read and write on Windows 10 for phones (Windows 10 mobile). The ‘read-only’ detour over Outlook.com calendar subscription is not necessary anymore.

Windows 10 For Phones Syncs iCloud Calendars And Contacts

iCloud icon 120x120Like Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 10 for Phones (Windows 10 mobile) syncs iCloud calendars via CalDAV, iCloud contacts via CardDAV and iCloud email via IMAP. In contrast to Windows 10 (technical preview, build 9926), Windows 10 for phones (technical preview, build 9941.12498) natively supports CalDAV and CardDAV for iCloud calendars and contacts yet. Added with Windows Phone 8.1, iCloud email, calendars and contacts are also easily set up and working seamlessly with read and write on Windows 10 for phones (Windows 10 mobile). The ‘read-only’ detour over Google calendar subscription or Outlook.com calendar subscription is not necessary anymore.

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How To Sync Google Contacts With Windows 10 People App

Update: Windows 10 Will Support CalDAV And CardDAV For iCloud And Google
Google Contacts icon newLearn how to sync Google contacts with Windows 10 People app. This work-around is an updated version of ‘Setting Up Google Contacts In Windows 8 And RT Contact App‘. It also applies to Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (Technical preview, build 9926). In the same way, you can sync your Microsoft Exchange contacts, Skype contacts, Yahoo! contacts, Facebook friends, LinkedIn contacts, Sina Weibo contacts and Twitter contacts. However, you cannot sync iCloud contacts with Windows 10 People app.

Windows Phone 8.1: Setting Up iCloud Email, Calendars And Contacts

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.

Review: Simpler Contacts – Managing Contacts On iPhone And iPad

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: How To Remove A Contact From A Group On iPhone and iPad

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, 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.

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iOS: How To Move A Contact To A Group On iPhone and iPad

iOS 8 iconLearn how to move a contact to a group on iPhone and iPad running on iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10. The iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 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, 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.