HomeBridge icon 246x246Setup Homebridge to start via systemd to automatically restart Homebridge after crashes. After successfully installing Homebridge on Raspberry Pi, it often happens that Homebridge stops running and you have to manually press plugin auto repair in the Homebridge app and reboot the Homebridge service. By Setting up Homebridge to start via systemd, there is no need of manually reboot Homebridge or make any plugin auto repair via the iOS Homebridge app. The systemd method is the preferred ones because it will restart if an error occurs.

Raspberry Pi-Logo_2581x2581Fix ‘WiFi country not set’ error on Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+ by adding a country code to the wpa_supplicant.conf file.  Accessing your Raspberry Pi and setting the country code is essential for enabling WiFi on a Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+ and for using the WiFi module to connect your Homebridge, openHAB or Home Assistant application to your local network. 

Here is the error message ‘WiFi country not set’:

Logitech Harmony Hub‘Starting channel not working’ is a common issue on Logitech Harmony Hub after setting up an activity with a device, especially your TV. You fix  ‘Starting channel not working’ by adding a delay of approx. 3-5 seconds to the starting sequence. This gives the Harmony Hub more time for the next task after powering the device on. 

iOS convert HEIF HEIC to JPG automatically_01_Set up PhotoSync on computer

iOS 11 icon 1200x1200Convert HEIF / HEIC photos to JPG format on iOS by using PhotoSync app for converting and transferring complete Photos album folders to your Windows PC, Mac or cloud service. HEIF is a new image format which comes along with a new image container / extension called “HEIC”. Introduced with iOS 11, your iPhone 7 or later model takes pictures in the HEIC extension by default. HEIF photos are high-quality pictures with half the file size compared to other formats like JPG. The downsides of the HEIC container are incompatibilities, e.g. on Windows 10 you need a plugin or app for watching and editing HEIF photos.

HEIF viewer on Windows 10_images with HEIC Extension no preview

Windows 10 icon_800x800For viewing HEIF / HEIC images on Windows 10 you need a HEIF viewer application for resolving the .HEIC extension. Photos captured with an iPhone or iPad running on iOS 11 are saved in the HEIF format. The .HEIC extension format  cannot be opened and viewed on Windows 10. CopyTrans HEIC for Windows is a plugin which can view, open, print and convert HEIF files with the HEIC extension on Windows 10.
Yet, Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update, October 17, 2017, Redstone 3) does not support viewing HEIF and HEVC files:

Sync Android Photos to iOS iCloud Photo_05_IFTTT applet activated

iCloud Photos icon 200x200Sync Android Photos to iCloud Photo Library and iCloud Photo Stream by using an IFTTT applet to upload and automatically transfer camera photos taken on an Android device to an iOS device or a Mac. In addition, the Photosync app, available on iOS, macOS and Android, is a versatile tool to transfer and sync already taken photos in bulk or complete albums to iCloud Photo Library and iCloud Photo Stream via iPhone or iPad.

iOS_watchOS_no-message-notifications sound_02_notification on Apple watch

iMessage_icon_800x800Messages, Mail, SMS, Twitter or Facebook notifications and notifications sound are not working on your iPhone 7, iPhone 8 or iPhone X, or your iPhone has no notifications sound after updating to iOS 10 or iOS 11. You may lost text notifications sound with incoming texts alerting you with a sound whenever you receive a text. If your iPhone is locked, a text message coming in alerts in the watch only. If it is unlocked then the notifications sound is heard. This article explains how to fix your Apple device is not making any sounds every time you get a new message.

Moving Outlook Autocomplete to new profile or PC via NK2edit_04_Save as Outlook 2010 autocomplete as .dat file

Outlook icon 300x300Outlook AutoComplete NK2 files are moved to Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2010 by the Outlook built-in ‘outlook.exe /importnk2’ command. If you migrate an Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2016 AutoComplete file to a new profile or computer, just copy and paste the stream_autocomplete*.dat file to the correct folder path or use the app NK2Edit. The freeware NK2Edit is the right tool for editing, converting and merging NK2 files (Outlook 2007 and earlier) or AutoComplete .dat files (Outlook 2010 and later).

miapple.me page views from 2017-01 till 2018-01

miApple.me icon 2015_RGBSince today, I have been blogging for six years and this is my 380th post on miapple.me -Tech.Blog! I published my first blog post “My First Apple Anniversary on January 21st, 2012!” on miapple.me on January 21st, 2012. Exactly seven years after I got addicted to the Apple world (my first Apple product was an iPhone 4), I can look back to a very exciting year 2017. After the increasing 1st year2nd year3rd year and 4th year, the 5th year and 6th year of miapple.me were two years of consolidation. 😉 Less posts, more content. I will give you a summary about the last year in the following.

Connect AirPods to Apple TV

Airpods 225x225AirPods connect automatically to Apple TV (4th or 5th generation) running on tvOS 11 if you’re signed in to your iCloud account. When you have already paired your AirPods to your iPhone, especially your iPhone X, before, the wireless earbuds are automatically connected and paired to your iPad / iPad Pro, Mac / MacBook, Apple Watch or Apple TV with the same iCloud account by automatic setup.