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:

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).

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.

Windows 10 free upgrade for assistive technologies users

Windows 10 icon blueAlthough the free Windows 10 upgrade period ended on July 29, 2016, you can still get a free upgrade to Windows 10. If you use assistive technologies and have a legal version of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you are eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10. There is no need to use assistive technologies in fact, it is sufficient to visit the web page Windows 10 free upgrade for customers who use assistive technologies and click on ‘Upgrade now’.

Fixing SMB Windows file sharing not working_user grayed out

macOS 10.12 sierra logo 256x256SMB Windows file sharing not working on Mac after upgrading to macOS 10.13 High Sierra or macOS 10.12 Sierra or setting up a new Mac or MacBook via iCloud is easily fixed. For SMB windows file sharing, you need to select a user for activation. Sometimes, you cannot select the user because the user is grayed out. The real cause of this problem is that you most probably use the same password for accessing your Mac and as your iCloud password. Due to security reasons, you cannot use the same password for both your Mac and iCloud anymore. This fix also applies to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

Install iTunes for Windows 10_03_launching iTunes after succesful installation on Windows 10

iTunes12.2 iconiTunes for Windows 10 is easily downloaded and installed, if some precautions are made. Learn how to correctly download and install iTunes for Windows 10 and, if problems occur, how to fix iTunes installation errors and iTunes crashes. Still, a lot of people face problems with installing iTunes on Windows 10 as they have already had on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. They cannot install or update iTunes for Windows 10. In this summary, you will learn how to correctly download, install or update iTunes for Windows 10 and how to fix iTunes installation problems on Windows 10. 

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.

Keep your 15 GB free OneDrive Storage_01_opt-in page

OneDrive logo 400x400Microsoft’s decided to reduce 15 GB of free OneDrive storage to 5 GB effective February 1, 2016. If you want to keep your 15 GB of free OneDrive storage and, in addition, your free 15 GB camera roll bonus, you just have to opt-in till January 31, 2016. This option was declared by Douglas Pearce in an OneDrive user voice forum answer to a user complaint about the free storage reduction.