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.

iPhone X_fake shipping Apple store_2017-11-12

iPhone X_300x300iPhone X shipping times are displayed at 3 to 4 weeks on the Apple Store (U.S.). Indeed, the real and confirmed shipping date is far later. On November 12, 2017, Putting a iPhone X, silver, 256 GB into the bag at the Apple store shows shipping forecast at 3 to 4 weeks. If you proceed the buying process, the shipping g is dated December 13 to December 20, 2017. This means a shipping in more than 4 to 5 weeks.

tvOS 11 installed over the air on Apple TV 4_dark mode

tvOS logo 320x320tvOS 11 beta can be installed over the air (“OTA”) without using a USB-C cable connected to a PC or Mac. Just download the tvOS configuration profile, install it on a Apple TV 4, restart and then update the Apple TV software. The installed configuration profile directly enables your Apple TV 4 to receive OTA updates. The new features of tvOS 11 are the new TV App with Watch Now section which is also on iPhone and iPad, Directv Now and much more.

tvOS 10 installed over the air on Apple TV 4_dark mode

tvOS logo 320x320tvOS 10 beta can be installed over the air (“OTA”) without using a USB-C cable connected to a PC or Mac. Just download the tvOS configuration profile, install it on a Apple TV 4, restart and then update the Apple TV software. The installed configuration profile directly enables your Apple TV 4 to receive OTA updates. The new features of tvOS 10 are Live Tune-in, Single sign-on to sign in to all apps at once, a smarter Siri with third-party app integration, a Dark mode, and much more.

Fix cannot connect MacBook to iPhone via bluetooth_01_iOS message connection unsuccessful

Apple bluetooth logo 128x128Learn how to fix the issue ‘cannot connect MacBook to iPhone via bluetooth’. If you try for the first time to connect and pair your new MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or MacBook 12 inch to your iPhone (5, 5S, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, iPad air, iPad Pro) or any iOS device via bluetooth tethering, you probably got the message ‘Connection unsuccessful’ and ‘your MacBook’s name‘ is not supported’ on your iOS device and ‘Network is unavailable’ on your MacBook. I bet, you had already set up a Personal Hotspot on your iOS device before. And that’s the source of the problem. I will show you the fix in the following.

iBooks Syncs PDF Files And ePub books Via iCloud_01_set up iCloud for iBooks on Mac OS X

iBooks for Mac icon 120x120iBooks is now natively capable to sync PDF files, ePub books (‘ebooks’) and iBooks author books via iCloud. The requirements are OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra or macOS 10.13 High Sierra for Macs and MacBooks and iOS 9.3, iOS 10 or iOS 11 for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch). There is no need anymore to sync PDF files, ePub books and iBooks author books via iTunes. The problem that PDF files and ePub books aren’t syncing is solved.