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iTunes 11 iconiTunes 11.4 is perfectly running on Windows 8.1 update, as well as on Windows 8. iTunes 11.4 was released on September 9, 2014, including the ability to sync your favorite music, movies, and more to devices with iOS 8. iTunes installation crashes can be fixed following the workarounds already described for iTunes 11.X. iTunes 11.4 is installed and working on my Acer Aspire 1810T, running on Windows 8.1 update with Windows 8 Media Center installed.

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iCloud Drive icon 220x220iCloud for Windows 4.0 (iCloud Control Panel) will support iCloud DriveiCloud Photo Library and iCloud Photo Sharing. iCloud for Windows beta 3 was released on July 21, 2014 and works on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. It is said, that the final version of iCloud for Windows will be released together with iOS 8. iCloud Drive has the potential to succeed against Dropbox or OneDrive, at least for iOS users. Update September 17, 2014: iCloud for Windows 4.0 released (Download it from here).

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Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Apple TV 7.0 beta 4 (“iOS 8”) and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 5. On August 4, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0 beta 4 (build number 6885) software. However, the Apple TV 7.0 beta 4 software is only available for Apple TV 3rd generation (Model number A1427 – AppleTV3,1 – MD199LL/A) and 3rd generation rev a (Model number A1469 – AppleTV3,2 – MD199LL/A). This could mean that the final Apple TV 7.0 software will only work on Apple TV 3rd generation. 

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Continuity Keypad iconContinuity Keypad is a dialer to easily make handoff iPhone calls on your Mac. Continuity Keypad requires Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite because it uses Apple’s new Continuity feature coming with the new iOS 8 and Yosemite. By using Continuity, you can make and receive phone calls on those devices as long as your iPhone running iOS 8 is on the same Wi-Fi network. Incoming calls show the caller’s name, number, and profile picture. However, a dialer keypad is missing in Yosemite. You need to tap or click a phone number in Contacts, Calendar, or Safari. Continuity Keypad fills this lack.

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WhatsApp iconWhatsApp on iPad without jailbreak is easily installed on iOS 7 and iOS 8 (iPod touch included) using the free iFunBox (Windows and Mac versions available). I tried also DiskAid, but it didn’t worked. However, there is a known issue with WhatsApp on iOS 8 beta: Some contacts or groups force WhatsApp on iOS 8 beta to crash.  This is a general problem of WhatsApp on iOS 8 and has nothing to do with this tweak.

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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite iconLightning video capturing and recording for iPhone’s and iPad’s screen is newly introduced with iOS 8 and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Apple’s primary intention of lightning video capturing and recording seems to be the use for video app previews, as stated on a Apple developer support page. The iPhone or iPad is set up as a camera on Quicktime player.

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iOS 8 iconiOS 8 AirPlay brings a peer-to-peer AirPlay option to wirelessly connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your Apple TV. You do not need to be connected to a WiFi network. With this option, any friend, colleague or partner of yours is able to stream content from his iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your Apple TV via AirPlay. The peer-to-peer AirPlay discovery and playback is shortly introduced on a Apple iOS 8 enterprise page.

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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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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.)