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X-Mirage icon 160pxReview: X-Mirage for Windows, released on May 29, 2014, is running on Windows PC and supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. X-Mirage enables iOS AirPlay screen mirroring and AirPlay screen recording both on a Mac and on a Windows PCYou can mirror the screen of your iOS device to a Mac or Windows PC, even AirPlay mirroring of multiple devices is supported. Furthermore, X-Mirage is capable to make an AirPlay screen recording. 

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PhotoSync Logo new finalPhotoSync 2.2 Giveaway: Hi folks, take a chance to win 1 out of 5 promo codes for PhotoSync 2.2 for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)! It’s my personal favorite app for syncing and exchanging photos to my private Cloud / iCloud (‘miCloud’). Details of my review on PhotoSync 2.2 for iOS can be found here.

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iTunes 11 iconiTunes 11.2 is perfectly running on Windows 8.1 update, as well on Windows 8. iTunes 11.2 was released on May 15, 2014, adding improved Podcast browsing, resolving an issue when updating Genuis and giving overall performance and stability improvements. iTunes 11.2 is working on my Acer Aspire 1810T, running on Windows 8.1 update with Windows 8 Media Center installed.

iTunes 11.2 can be directly downloaded from here. The detailed iTunes 11.2.0 release notes are:

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PhotoSync Logo new finalPhotoSync 2.2 for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) update adds Wake-On-LAN (WoL) support for Autotransfer and Quick transfer to computer, support for Toshiba Canvio Wireless Adapter and hierarchy view for SmugMug. PhotoSync 2.2 is not published yet, but will be released within the next days. (Update: PhotoSync 2.2 was released on May, 19, 2014.)

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GoodReader 4 iconGoodReader 4, the next generation of the well-known PDF reader and iOS file manager app, was released on May 7, 2014. GoodReader 4 is a complete new and now universal app for iPhone and iPad. This means you need to purchase GoodReader 4 as a new app, even if you have already bought GoodReader for iPhone and or GoodReader for iPad. But don’t worry, there is a migration assistant to move your files and settings from the old version to the new GoodReader 4. It works like charm within seconds or minutes depending on the total size of your files. Further more, GoodReader 4 adds a new feature – PDF Page Management.

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Documents By Readdle FTPHere’s my review about the best file manager and FTP apps for iPhone and iPad. iPhone and iPad file manager and FTP apps are essentials tools to manage your private Cloud / private iCloud in your home network. Even more, home network access via VPN is getting more important. Since my last review on the best file manager and FTP apps for iPhone and iPad, dated April 14, 2013, a lot happened: File Explorer was updated to version 4 and a new file manager, called Cloud Commander, was published. Last, but not least, Documents 5 by Readdle‘s release on February 27, 2014, is a big step forward to make the file manager app to a kind of ‘control center’, called ‘Add-Ons’, for certain other Readdle apps. Up to now, this ‘control center’ is only available on iPad.

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iStorage iconiStorage 2 HD 2.4 is a universal file manager and FTP app for iPhone and iPad. Since my first review about iStorage 2 HD on June 24, 2012, iStorage 2 HD was much improved and got a universal app. The last update 2.4.1 was released 8 months ago on September 3, 2013. Therefore, I was interested if iStorage 2 HD still fits my requirements on iOS 7.

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Documents 5 iconDocuments 5 by Readdle is a complete redesign of the well-know file manager for iOS, Documents by Readdle. The main new features are the new design in iOS 7 flat style, the optimised file manager with drag&drop and add-ons for integration other Readdle apps (for iPad only) like PDF Expert 5 for iPadScanner ProPrinter Pro for iPad and PDF Converter for iPad. The support of Windows shares (SMB) to access computer (Windows PC, Mac) and Apple’s Time Capsule have already been added with Documents 4.4.