Changing the default calendar in Outlook 365/2013 (iCal & GCal)

First off let me say that I was having the same problem. I use iCloud to sync with my google calendar because google and MS refuse to cooperate anymore. Anyway… like everyone else I was wanting to set my iCloud calendar as the default so things would show up on my phone. I was going through all the settings and saw the suggestions about changing the data file but I’ve completely screwed up my outlook settings doing that before so I wasn’t about to try that.

Then… I did something that totally blows the mind.

right clicked on the calendar in the list. At the bottom of the box are “move up/move down” options.

Move the calendar you want as default to the top of your list.

Yes folks, it’s just that simple.

Let me explain a bit better so everyone knows what is going on.

When you have multiple calendars open, there are tabs across the top of the calendar pane. Clicking on a tab then makes that the ‘active‘ calendar. Rearranging the calendars in the list then sorts the order they are open when you start Outlook. The very top list then becomes your ‘default’ when you open outlook. HOWEVER, if you change the active calendar during the session then it will add new appointments to the currently active calendar.

 Few notes: You can set your iCloud calendar as the default calendar and your appointments will show up on your apple device, but ONLY if you are showing your iCloud calendar on your phone.

 If, like me, you are using Google Calendar, then you have to sort of do a few workarounds to get everything playing happily.

  • On your apple device, add your google calendar and make it and your iCloud calendar showing.
  • I will state right now I don’t remember how I got my gcal to show up on my outlook. Honestly I think I just synced my phone and there it was.
  • Go to and sign in. Down at the bottom you’ll see next to the word “DAY” an icon to show your calendar list. Next to each name is the “share” icon, click it and make the calendar PUBLIC. Either copy the URL given or send yourself an email with this link.
  • Go to and put the link from iCal into the box and hit “Continue”
  • Copy the new URL it gives you
  • Go into GCal, Add new calendar from URL and use the new proxy link.
  • Give it awhile and your iCloud calendar will show up in your GCal.

Why do it this way? Well, as much as I’d love to just have ONE calendar, at least this way I can see all my appointments everywhere, even if Outlook will only post to iCal, and web GCal will only post to itself. Both calendars post fine on my phone and everything shows up in both Outlook and on the web.

Hope this helps others.

Originally posted on the Microsoft Community forums HERE.


Star Trek Online Login Bug Fix

Recently Star Trek Online went Free to Play and there was a major overhaul in how it logs in now that Cryptic is under Perfect World. When I tried to log in today there was a new option to log in using a Perfect World account or to use a Cryptic account. Well.. I tried to click the circle next to Cryptic but it wouldn’t work. AT ALL. No amount of trying made it work. Tried reinstalling… nada. An hour later a friend of mine sent me a link to a post on the official Star Trek Online forums.

The problem is that the launcher is using Internet Explorer with scripts. If you’re like me and have IE locked down as much as possible (only for those stupid enough to use it on my computer, I prefer Firefox) then that is why. You need to enable javascript using the following steps:

  1. Open IE (7/8/9).
  2. Tools -> Internet Options
  3. Click “Security” tab.
  4. Click “Trusted Sites”. (The Green Checkmark icon)
  5. Click “Sites” button.
  6. Temporarily uncheck the “Require server verification” box.
  7. Type into the “Add this website to the zone” field and click “Add”.
  8. Type into the “Add this website to the zone” field and click “Add”.
  9. (If you desire, you can recheck the “server verification” box now!)
  10. Click the “Close” button to close the Trusted Sites window.
  11. Click “OK” to close the IE Options Window.
  12. Close all instances of IE.
  13. Close all launcher instances and then restart any of our launchers.

Original post by ZeroniusRex


I’m reposting this information because I wasn’t able to even get to the forums my account stuff was so screwed up.

Update: Howto make your own custom Ringtones for iPhone 2.0 (3G)

I’ve already posted one tutorial on how to make a custom ringtone for the iPhone, but looking back at it, I find it’s a bit of a mess with all the edits and reviews. That’s why I decided to post an updated version that’s a bit cleaner if possibly more complicated. The steps are the same, but I’ve added notes, suggestions, and requirements for each step where needed.

Let me start off by saying, you don’t have to do this by hand if you don’t want to. Anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable doing things that require a bit of technical know-how can easily go to places like and have the entire process done for you. Let me point out though that you  have to upload your file to them or link it from a webserver. Personally, I don’t feel comfortable with this. This tutorial is for those people who are like me and want to do things on their own.

To start, let me tell you what you are going to need upfront before going into what the actual steps are.

  • Audio source file – Doesn’t have to be music, can be anything you want as long as it’s an audio file. (Sorry, I don’t know an easy way how to pull from videos.)
  • Audio editing software – If you don’t have one, try the free version of Wavepad by NCH Software.
  • Audio converter – Some Audio editors (like WavePad) can do it, but I use the free Switch from NCH Software because it can do conversions in bulk. There are also multiple online file converters. A good list is over on MakeUseOf.

Now that you have your tools together, what do you actually do with them?

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