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Windows 10 icon blueLearn how to fix ‘cannot extend volume’ or ‘cannot shrink volume’ on Windows 10, Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 using third-party partition manager apps. Sometimes after adding a new volume or drive to Windows, there is the need to resize the volume. Especially, if you installed Windows 10 in dual boot with Windows 8.1 or 8, it can easily happen that you want to extend the Windows 10 volume and shrink the Windows 8.1 or 8 volume in return.

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Update: OneCalendar Syncs Google Calendars With Windows 10
Update: Windows 10 Will Support CalDAV And CardDAV For iCloud And Google
Windows 10 icon blueComing with Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft added support of CalDAV and CardDAV protocol for Gmail and iCloud calendars and contacts at last. However, Windows 10 (technical preview, build number 9926) is still missing CalDAV and CardDAV support like Windows 8 and 8.1. It is unknowable why Microsoft does not add these supports to Windows. For all that, you can sync Google calendar with Windows 10 calendar app via iCloud calendar subscription on outlook.com with the restriction of ‘read-only’ calendar syncing. It works in the same way as syncing iCloud calendars with Windows 10 calendar app.

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Update: iCloud For Windows 5.1 Supports Outlook 2016 On Windows 10
Update: How To Fix iCloud For Windows 10 Repair And Installation Failures
Update: Windows 10 Will Support CalDAV And CardDAV For iCloud And Google
Windows 10 icon blueComing with Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft added support of CalDAV and CardDAV protocol for Gmail and iCloud calendars and contacts at last. However, Windows 10 (technical preview, build number 9926) is still missing CalDAV and CardDAV support like Windows 8 and 8.1. It is unknowable why Microsoft does not add these supports to Windows. For all that, you can sync iCloud calendar with Windows 10 calendar app via iCloud calendar subscription on outlook.com with the restriction of ‘read-only’ calendar syncing.

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iOS 8 iconLearn how to remove subscribed calendars from iPhone and iPad running on iOS 8. Apple changed the way to remove subscribed calendars coming with iOS 7 and iOS 8. Subscribed calendars can only be hidden within the calendar app, but cannot be deleted there. In iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10 and iOS 11, subscribed calendars are removed in ‘Settings’. Further more, a detailed Apple support document for iOS calendar app is missing. There is only a documentation for iCloud calendar subscriptions on Mac OS X.

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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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite iconA frozen or black screen after sleep on Mac OS X 10.10.2 (beta 1, beta 2, beta 3) is often caused by a incompatible third-party display driver and is easily fixed by removing that display driver or delete completely the third-party app, e.g. via using CleanMyMac 2 for completely uninstalling the app. In my case, the culprit was AirParrot 2, an app for screen mirroring to an Apple TV or Chromecast and for desktop extension to a Mac or Windows PC.

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Update: ‘Fixing Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite App Crashes’ also applies to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and macOS 10.12 Sierra!
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite iconFixing Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite app crashes works in the same way as it does for Notes app crashes and Exchange mail syncing bugs: The Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite app crashes (e.g. “Mail quit unexpectedly“) are fixed by deleting cashes of the dedicated app library containers. For example, the App Store app and Dropbox app reportedly crashes after upgrading to Yosemite (Kudos to Apolonious!). Mail app and Skype crashes are resolved as well.

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iTunes 12 iconiTunes 12 crashes and installation problems can be fixed following the workarounds already described for iTunes 11. iTunes 12 is perfectly running on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 update on my Acer Aspire 1810T, running on Windows 8.1 update with Windows 8 Media Center installed. iTunes 12 was released on October 16, 2014, adding iCloud Family Sharing, faster access to all of your favorite media, seamless browsing between Store and library and an improved playlist editing.