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Synctoy iconAs you may know, I created my own private cloud / icloud – miCloud. I personally prefer to host my data on my own. In conjunction with my iPhone and iPad I really love the app File Explorer with an FTP access to my private iCloud and SkyDrive, Dropbox, Box.net and Google Drive connection. So I transferred all my data from the PC (Windows 7 Home Premium) to my private iCloud. But on the one hand I want to have direct access on my PC, on the other hand I want to backup my data.

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Update: Fixing iTunes 11.1.4 Windows Installations: Apple Support Document released
Update: Fixing iTunes 11.1.4 Installation Crashes On Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8 And 8.1
Update: iTunes 11.1 And iTunes Radio Running On Windows 8 And Windows 8.1
Update: Fixing iTunes 11 Crashes On Windows 8 And Windows 8.1
Update: How To Install iTunes On Windows 8 And Windows 8.1
Update: iTunes 11 Running on Windows 8.1 Preview

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Update: iTunes 11.2 Running On Windows 8.1 Update
Update: Fixing iTunes 11.1.4 Windows Installations: Apple Support Document released
Update: Fixing iTunes 11.1.4 Installation Crashes On Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8 And 8.1
Update: iTunes 11.1 And iTunes Radio Running On Windows 8 And Windows 8.1
Update: Fixing iTunes 11 Crashes On Windows 8 And Windows 8.1
Update: How To Install iTunes On Windows 8 And Windows 8.1
Update: iTunes 11 Running on Windows 8.1 Preview

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I personally used FingerPrint up to the date I purchased a HP Photosmart 7510 with integrated AirPrint function. The reason for doing this was not to find in FingerPrint but in the anoying low speed of my Acer Aspire 1810T running with Windows 7. Beside this, the computer must be permanently switched on because the printing jobs run over the PC. But it is a cheap alternative to AirPrint capable printers for iPhone or iPad users ($19,95 per license).

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Norman Antivirus 10 logoNorman what? Yeah, it’s really true: Most people are mixing up Norman AntiVirus with Norton. But these are two different things. I’ve been using Norman AntiVirus for years and I have been never ever infected by any computer virus or other malware. To me it is the best spyware program!

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iCloud logoI have already written about some issues of getting iCloud (email, calendar, tasks, contacts) running on different mails apps in Windows 8. Up to now, I had only succeded in getting it solved for Outlook 2013 Preview and the Windows 8 mail app. I had got the issue that iCloud email and calendars are shown in Outlook 2010, but not my iCloud contacts and tasks.

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iCloud logoOne week ago I successfully upgraded my Acer Aspire 1810T to Windows 8. On the one hand everything seems to works well, I think there are significant performance improvements, too. On the other hand some little anoying issues came up: The Windows Mail App isn’t able to show tasks (I will report on this issue in the next days) and Outlook 2010 does not show any iCloud contacts or tasks.

And it is like any problem: I’m not alone, there are many people which struggle with the same issue. It seems that so many of you have got trouble that Apple released a support document: After you upgrade to Windows 8, the iCloud Control Panel 2.0 requires you to re-enter your password. When you open Outlook 2007 or 2010, you can still see your iCloud folders, but you may also see an alert message:

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Update: iTunes 11.2 Running On Windows 8.1 Update
Update: iTunes 11.1 And iTunes Radio Running On Windows 8 And Windows 8.1
Update: iTunes 11 Running on Windows 8.1 Preview
Update: iTunes 11 Running On Windows 8
Update: How To Install iTunes On Windows 8 And Windows 8.1

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After I had installed Windows 8 on my Acer Aspire 1810T, I was very excited testing iTunes on Windows 8 because some reported issues with it. But up to now I can only report positive results:

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Windows 8 logoMy Acer Aspire 1810T was running with Windows 7 till 3 days ago. Bought in 2009 I was very confident with Windows 7, but the first performance problems started nearly exactly one year after I had purchased my Aspire 1810T. And there was no ending in sight. Therefore, I have been very keen on installing Windows 8 on my Acer Aspire 1810T. I installed it three days ago and it works!