Contacts

How to setup Exchange or Google mail, calendar, contacts using ActiveSync on your iPhone or iPad

Exchange is Microsoft's corporate email, calendar, and contact system, and ActiveSync is their fairly awesome protocol to keep it all updated on all of your devices, including iPhone and iPad. Google licenses ActiveSync for Google Sync, which used to be available for all Gmail accounts but is now restricted to paid Google accounts. No matter whether you use Exchange directly from Microsoft, from Google, or from your company or a third-party service, it's all setup the same way. All you need to know are your credentials.

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How to share a contact card using iMessage

If you need to quickly send contact information from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, it's and easy task with iMessage or even good, old-fashioned SMS. As long as you have the information listed in your Contacts app, you're only a few taps away from sharing a vCard file (vcf) containing phone numbers, email, street addresses, and much more.

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Apple pulls malicious App Store app that took contacts, sent spam

Apple has removed a malicious app from the App Store that took the user's contacts and used them to send spam. Kaspersky Lab Expert Denis originally reported on the app, Find and Call, for Securelist, based on information from Russian carrier MegaFon.

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Samsung tries to tempt iPhone owners with iOS data transfer utility

Samsung has recently launched Easy Phone Sync for Galaxy owners that want to bring data from their old iPhone over to their shiny new Android devices. The desktop application is supposed to be able to transfer music, videos, podcasts, pictures, contacts, and text messages to any Galaxy device, inclulding the latest SGS3.

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How to integrate all your social networks into your iPhone and iPad Contacts

I get to use most of the newest devices and test out all the platforms in my job. My "go-to"  phone is the iPhone 4S, but there are features I see on other devices that I really wish were present in iOS. At the top of the list of wants is rich contact integration with my social networks.

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How to set up and use iCloud mail, contacts, calendars, and more

Everything you need to know to get your mail, contacts, calendars, bookmarks, notes, and reminders syncing with iCloud

iCloud includes push email, calendaring, and contact services. That means whenever you get an email, it's immediately made available on all your devices. Whenever you make or change an appointment on your iPhone, it instantly shows up in your Calendar app on your iPad and Mac. Whenever you add or change contact information, its reflected in the contacts on all of your devices. iCloud will also sync Bookmarks, Notes, and Reminders. And we can help you get started with all of it.

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Make it easy for people to add you to their Contacts with ContactMonkey [$100 Giveaway]

Do you skip over adding someone to your contacts because you're too lazy to copy and paste their info from their email signature into a new contact? I do. All the time. But if you're a business person, the last thing you want is for people like me to leave you out of their address book -- that's where ContactMonkey comes in. ContactMonkey is a web service that creates a contact card for you that can be downloaded in 19 different formats for Mac, Windows, web, and mobile. It's simple, elegant, and free for individuals.

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Bug in iOS 5.0.1 allows unauthorized access to your contacts and call history

A new bug found in iOS 5.0.1 may allow an unauthorized user to access your contacts, make phone calls, or use FaceTime on your passcode-protected iPhone. But stop panicking, this bug isn't easily reproduced - it requires you to have either no service or the sim card removed. Your average snoop won't find it worth their time.

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PSA: Popular iPhone and iPad apps and what they're doing with your Contacts

What do some popular iOS apps to with your Contact data? Do they grab it without permission, transmit it without protection, and store it without regard to privacy? Or do they treat it right, with respect and responsibility?

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iOS 6 wants: Granular privacy control

Like with Notification Center, Apple should look to and improve upon what Google's done with Android to better keep our Contacts safe.

Earlier this week the internet got itself into a kerfuffle over Path, a small-circle social networking app for the iPhone, which took Contact information without asking and openly transmitted it to Path's servers. It's an important issue to be sure, one worth getting into a kerfuffle over, and Path eventually apologized and vowed to make changes. But Path was only one of many, many apps to act this way.

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