The battery consumption of the COOKOO app versions 1.0 up to 1.3 was a mess as I reported in my COOKOO review in March. But the freshly released version 1.4 on May 17, 2013, is an improvement in regard to consumption of battery life. Beside this, the notification center showed multiple copies of the same appointment. Yesterday I tested it using an iPhone 4S and a COOKOO watch.
For the test I turned WiFi and 3G on. In addition, I activated all notification alerts, battery alerts, GPS (drop pin, Find iPhone, Facebook check.in) and enabled music controls. And here are my findings:
Posted in COOKOO App, iPad, iPhone, miApple Products, miApps, Third Party Apps
Tagged apps, COOKOO, iPad, iPhone, iWatch, Smart Watch
A lot of people have the need to get a least their iCloud calendar subscribed to the Windows 8 calendar app and/or to their Windows Phone 7 / 8 calendar. A bunch of threads regarding this problem of syncing iCloud to Outlook.com, which is supported by Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7 and 8, can be found on the Microsoft Community Forums. In a thread a Microsoft Forum moderator stated that “…for those who are experiencing issues with their iCloud calendar subscription, please be informed that we don’t support 3rd party calendar. Please contact the calendar creator for more proper assistance on how to resolve the issue.” In other words: Microsoft is not willing to solve this problem!
Posted in miTroubleshooting, miWindows Products, Windows 8, Windows Apps, Windows Phone
Tagged cloud, iCloud, Outlook, Outlook.com, troubleshooting, Windows 8, Windows Live, Windows Phone
Some months ago I tested Airserver 1.1.2 on Windows 8 with less success. AirServer 1.1.2 has been running unsteadily on Windows 8 Pro with too many connection breakdowns. Now there are two new versions released: Airserver 1.1.8 and Airserver 1.9 beta. Here are my findings, tested with my iPhone 4S and iPad 4th generation: The stability is improved, but from time to time you got still some connection breakdowns again. However, the number in total is less. The transfer speed of AirPlay mirroring is still good. It seems to me that AirServer needs less memory and CPU power of my Windows 8 PC as AirServer version 1.1.2.
Posted in AirPlay, AirServer, Apple Apps, iPad, iPhone, iTunes, miApple Products, miApple.TV, miApps, Windows 8, Windows Apps
Tagged Acer, AirPlay, apps, iPad, iPhone, iTunes, Windows 8
As you maybe know, it is not possible to install Whatsapp on a iPad via Apple Appstore. One option is to jailbreak your iPad and install Whatsapp via Cydia Store. But I’m not really a jailbreak fan, so I don’t go that way. However, there is a way to install Whatsapp without a jailbreak using the free iFunBox (Windows and Mac versions available). I tried it with DiskAid, but it didn’t worked.
In the following you see a step-by-step guide to install Whatsapp on an iPad. I was succesfull on an iPad 4th generation cellular 64 GB with iOS 6.1.3 installed. However, it should work on a non-cellular iPad or iPad mini as well.
Posted in DiskAid, iFunBox, iPad, iPhone, miApple Products, miApps, miTroubleshooting, Third Party Apps, Whatsapp, Windows Apps
Tagged apps, Appstore, DiskAid, iFunBox, iOS, iPad, iPhone, troubleshooting, Whatsapp
PhotoSync has been one of my very first file transferring and syncing apps. I’ve already reported about PhotoSync eleven months before (with special focus on the settings!). But how is PhotoSync App doing right now? Almost perfectly: The PhotoSync Companions are running stably both on Windows 8 (version 1.6.4 released on November 22, 2012) and OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion (version 1.6.1 released on September 4, 2012). Further more, the universal iOS app for iPhone and iPad does what it should do (version 1.7.2. released on December 28, 2012). Last but not least, you got a big number of cloud services you can access via PhotoSync app. But I could not connect PhotoSync to a Time Capsule.
Posted in Box.net Cloud, Clouds, Documents by Readdle, Documents By Readdle In cloud, Dropbox, Dropbox Cloud, File Explorer, File Explorer In Cloud, Google Apps, Google Drive, Google Drive Cloud, iPad, iPhone, iStorage, iStorage In Cloud, MacBook, miApple Products, miApps, miCloud, My Book Live, PhotoSync, Picasa, Private Cloud, SkyDrive, SkyDrive Cloud, Third Party Apps, Time Capsule, Windows 8, Windows Apps
Tagged Acer, apple products, apps, box.net, cloud, Documents By Readdle, dropbox, File Explorer, FTP, Google Drive, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iStorage, My Book Live, Picasa, private cloud, private iCloud, SkyDrive, SugarSync, WebDAV, Windows 8
I was looking for an alternative to Synctoy for my private cloud / iCloud. I switch my NAS from a Western Digital My Book Live to an Apple Time Capsule. Therefore, I was looking for a folder syncing app witch is running both on Windows 8 (Acer Aspire 1810T) and OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion (MacBook Pro). Further more, I’ve been seeking for an more comfortable app than Synctoy is, especially regarding a convenient automated time schedule batch for syncing. In addition, the app should have a bidirectional sync.
Posted in Clouds, File Explorer, File Explorer In Cloud, FreeFileSync, FreeFileSync In Cloud, MacBook, miApps, miCloud, Private Cloud, SyncToy, SyncToy In Cloud, Third Party Apps, Time Capsule, Windows 8, Windows Apps
Tagged Acer, cloud, FreeFileSync, private cloud, private iCloud, SyncToy, SyncToy In Cloud, Windows 8
Syncing Gmail Google calendar with Windows 8 is still an dissatisfactory issue. I’ve already posted about a troubleshooting syncing Google calendar with Outlook via third party apps. Just now, I found a free Windows 8 app called ‘gmail calendar‘ (Windows Store Link) which was intendedly programmed to get the syncing Google calendar with an Windows 8 tile app resolved.
The installation from the Windows Store is easy as usual. After that go to the app bar and login with that Google account you want to get sync with Windows 8. Then you can choose the Google calendars you want to get synced. That’s it!
Posted in Gmail, Google Apps, Google Calendar, Google Sync, miApps, Windows 8, Windows Apps
Tagged Acer, apps, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Sync, Outlook, Outlook.com, Windows 8
Upgrading RAM memory of a MacBook Pro up to the ‘mid 2012′ models is really simple! You can upgrade up to 16 GB of memory without any big issues if you got an Intel i5 or i7 processor.
As I’ve already posted, I’ve been a lucky ‘MacBook Pro’ owner since February 7, 2013! I decided to buy the predecessor one and not the new retina one. Recently, Apple reduced the prices of all MacBook Pro types with retina display.
My MacBook Pro (Mid 2012, MacBookPro9,2, MD101D/A) has got the following specifications:
In July 2012 I reviewed 9 FTP clients for iPhone and iPad. The best FTP – NAS ‘Private iCloud’ app was definitely the File Explorer app, followed by iStorage HD (iPad) / iStorage (iPhone). The later ones got too many crashes. But the successors, iStorage 2 HD (iPad) and iStorage (iPhone), perform much better now.
But in the meantime such FTP clients can handle much more things than a sole FTP access: WebDAV, Clouds, NAS (Private Clouds) and remotely access computers (PCs and Macs).
I’ve got 3 favorite FTP apps, 2 of them have been already described in the above mentioned post, one is brand new for iPad and iPhone:
Posted in AirPort Extreme Base Station, AirPort Station, Box.net Cloud, Clouds, Documents by Readdle, Documents By Readdle In cloud, Dropbox, Dropbox Cloud, File Explorer, File Explorer In Cloud, FRITZ!Box 6360 Cable, FRITZ!Box 7170 V2, FRITZ!NAS, Google Drive, Google Drive Cloud, iCloud, iPad, iPhone, iStorage, iStorage In Cloud, MacBook, miApple Products, miApps, miCloud, miFRITZ!Box, My Book Live, PhotoSync, Private Cloud, SkyDrive, SkyDrive Cloud, SyncToy, SyncToy In Cloud, Third Party Apps, Time Capsule, Windows Apps
Tagged Acer, AirPort Extreme, AirPort Station, apple products, apps, box.net, cloud, Documents By Readdle, dropbox, File Explorer, FRITZ!Box, FRITZ!NAS, FTP, Google Drive, iCloud, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iStorage, My Book Live, private cloud, private iCloud, SkyDrive
As you well know, Google stopped Support for Microsoft Exchange Active Sync, effective January 30, 2013. I have already posted about a solution to get a Google calendar synced on Windows 8, using the app ‘Google Calendar Sync’. But it is not possible to get multiple calendars synced.
I googled and found the following apps suggested by several people in different communities. The apps promise to have a multiple calendar sync between Outlook and Google calendars and contacts and I reviewed them. Some claim to sync multiple Google calendars with Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013 on Windows 8 and a sync for Google Tasks and notes:
Posted in Gmail, Google Apps, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Sync, miApps, Windows 8, Windows Apps
Tagged Acer, CompanionLink, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Sync, gSyncit, Outlook, Sync2, SyncMyCal, Windows 8