Ok im pretty much an android noob. I got a Nexus S earlier in the year when they were released but I got rid of it becuase it was pretty much unusable with the bugs in Gingerbread on release. I now got a Galaxy S2 a few weeks ago and am having a blast with it. Just got a few things that I need help with sorting out for better use of this phone. 1. I currently use Windows Live Mail 2011 for all my private email and calendar appointments. Is there any way I can use that to sync with the android calender? Can you suggest a desktop mail client that will do this? 2. Using the stock messaging app on the phone under touchwiz picture MMS messages sent and recieved are a short video (3-10 seconds). Ive downloaded handcent sms and they appear as pictures so its a bug with the samsung messaging app somewhere. Can anyone recommend a good sms app? Is handcent still regarded as the best? 3. Is there any way for the standard email client to check pop email accounts over certain intervals? I only see a option for push or manual check. Im going to try setting up all my email to be routed through gmail is this advisable? 4. Any way to get push on facebook comments or updates? 5. For example I have 30 people in my contact list. When I go to type a SMS theres nearly 100 in the contact list. It has several double ups of some people. 6. My old gmail account which I used when I had my nexus s had a few app purchases in it. Is there any way to transfer that over to my new account? 7. When I put the phone into the dock it goes into the dock mode leaving the screen on all the time or just displaying time on the screen. Is there any way to disable this coming on? 8. Is there a way to set the alarm on the phone to just do a short beep (5-10 seconds) every hour to a hour and a half during the day? Just like to set that up as a reminder to hop up out of my chair and do a lap around the office. 9. What is the best app for exchange email and calender sync? If possible id like to keep that separate from my private stuff. Prefereably an add free one.