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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.

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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Update: How To Fix iTunes 12 Repair And Installation Errors on Windows 10
iTunes 12 iconInstallation problems and crashes – the never-ending story of iTunes on Windows systems. Although it is proved that iTunes 12 is running on Windows 10 (technical preview), the number of users reporting issues with iTunes on Windows 10 is permanently increasing. And the pattern seems to be the same as it is on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1: Either installation problems or crashes are reported. But you don’t need to be desperate: iTunes 12 crashes and installation problems on Windows 10 can be fixed following the workarounds already described for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

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Windows 10 icon blueDo you want to install Windows 10 for phones (technical preview) on your Windows Phone? Learn how to download and install Windows 10 for phones (technical preview). On February 12, 2015, Microsoft announced the first build of Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones. So far, only certain Windows Phones are compatible to Windows 10 for Phones (technical preview), e.g. the Nokia Lumia 635. The Lumia 520 is yet not supported.

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OneCalendar icon largeOneCalendar syncs Google Calendars with Windows 10 (Technical preview). Both multiple Google calendars and Gmail accounts are supported. Further more, you can add Exchange calendars (including Office 365), Facebook events and birthdays and outlook.com calendars (hotmail, live calendars). So far, Windows 10 calendar app is only able to sync Google calendars and iCloud calendars via ‘read-only’ mode. You can download and install OneCalendar from the Windows 10 App Store (beta).

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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.

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Synctoy iconSyncToy 2.1 is compatible with Windows 10 (technical preview). Despite it is officially only compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP, SyncToy 2.1 is also working on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. SyncToy 2.1 is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations, e.g. network drives and Windows PC. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders.

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Windows 10 icon blueLearn how to format external hard drives to FAT32 on Windows 10, especially how to format an USB Flash drive or external hard drive to FAT32 without 32GB limitation on Windows 10. The former recommendation fat32formatter is an excellent small tool to format external hard drives to FAT32 on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, but does not work anymore on Windows 10. Fat32formatter can be started, but you cannot format any drive. I found the Macrorit Partition Expert Professional Edition (Version: 3.9.8, updated on Jul 22, 2016) and it is working seamlessly to format FAT32 on Windows 10.

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miApple.me Logo square 2048x2048 pixelsmiApple.me – Tech.Blog just released its iTunes Podcast. The iTunes Podcast of miApple.me – Tech.Blog delivers ‘How-to’s’ for Mac and Windows related issues. The iTunes Podcast is available for subscription on iTunes for Mac OS X, Windows, Apple TV, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Beside miApple.me’s YouTube Channel miApple.tv, the iTunes Podcast is another option to follow miApple.me – Tech.Blog’s tutorials and latest news.

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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.