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.

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.

Downgrade Windows 10_01_go back to Windows 8.1 option avalaible

Windows 10 icon blueDo you want to downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1? Three options to downgrade and uninstall Windows 10 are available, depending on your Windows PCs setup: Recover your previous Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 installation by uninstalling Windows 10, downgrade Windows 10 by using you previous Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1 backup and downgrade Windows 10 by a clean installation of Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1.

Apple TV 7.2.1 build number 8011 About

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Apple TV 7.2.1 software and Mac OS X 10.11.3 El Capitan (final release). On February 25, 2015, Apple released Apple TV 7.2.1 software (build number 8011) and Mac OS X 10.11.3 El Capitan (build number 15D21, “final release”). The predecessor, Apple TV 7.2, was released almost a year ago, on April 8, 2015. I positively tested it on an Apple TV 3rd generation. Apple TV 7.2.1 seems to be just a security update from Apple TV 7.2.

iCloud for Windows 5.1 supports Outlook 2016

iCloud icon 120x120iCloud for Windows 5.1 supports Outlook 2016 on Windows 10. Update iCloud for Windows to access and sync iCloud mail, iCloud contacts, iCloud calendars, iCloud reminders / tasks in Outlook 2016. iCloud notes are not supported. iCloud for Windows 5.1 also supports iCloud drive and iCloud photos and syncs browser’s bookmarks via iCloud on Windows 10. For downloading iCloud for Windows 5.1 and for details, see Apple’s support document.

iOS_Messenger+ for WhatsApp on iPad_3_successful connection with iPhone

Messenger+ for WhatsApp for iPad iconInstall WhatsApp on iPad with the iOS app Messenger+ for WhatsApp. No Jailbreak is required, Messenger+ for WhatsApp mirrors all information on iPhone using WhatsApp Web in a more comfortable way. WhatApp Web is working without jailbreak on iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and macOS 10.12 Sierra. In the past, WhatsApp on iPad without jailbreak was working on iOS 7 and iOS 8 up to version 2.11.8.

VIP mailbox bug in Apple ail on OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Mail icon 1024x1024Coming up with OS X 10.11 El Capitan, the VIP Mailbox in Apple Mail is not working in the ‘Inbox’ view for certain VIP contacts. You can temporarily fix the VIP Mailbox Bug by switching the view to ‘All Mailboxes’. However, I must admit that this circumvention is not a real fix because you have to repeat it from time-to-time and you will see all mails of your VIP contact and not only the ones of the inbox. Update: The VIP Mailbox bug in Apple Mail is fixed on macOS 10.13 High Sierra and macOS 10.12 Sierra.

SiriMote_2_Siri Remote Connected to Mac

SiriMote IconThe Freeware SiriMote enables the Siri Remote to control a Mac. Via the app SiriMote, the Apple TV 4 remote, called Siri Remote, can be used with a lot of Mac OS X and macOS applications on the Mac, like iTunes, Keynote, QuickTime, VLC and more. SiriMote translates button presses on the Siri Remote to keyboard events. SiriMote requires OS X 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra or macOS 10.13 High Sierra. I tested SiriMote on my MacBook pro 13” Retina (Late 2013) with iTunes, Keynote and Quicktime. Siri Remote interacts perfectly and directly with my Mac.

iCloud for Windows 5_Photos Options

iCloud icon 120x120iCloud for Windows 5 update adds iCloud Photo Library and two-factor Authentication for Apple ID accounts and needs Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Windows users were previously limited to accessing iCloud Photo Library through the web interface. Despite iCloud for Windows 5 is compatible to Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2013. Based on the release notes, the latest Outlook 2016 is not supported.