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Fixing AirPort Time Capsule Randomly Turns Itself Off

Fixing AirPort Time Capsule Randomly Turns Itself Off

Apple AirPort Time Capsule Mid 2013Learn how to fix Apple’s AirPort Time Capsule randomly turns itself off or powers down on its own, the status light went off. This problem appeared to my Time Capsule 3TB (ME182LL/A, 5th generation, mid 2013), but is also reported to Time Capsule 2TB (ME177LL/A, 5th generation, mid 2013) and AirPort Extreme (ME918LL/A, 6th generation, mid 2013) and the predecessors generations. The source of AirPort Time Capsule randomly switch itself off is either a defect device or the connection of the Time Capsule’s power cable to an AC outlet.

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SyncToy 2.1 Compatible With Windows 10

Synctoy iconSyncToy 2.1 is compatible with Windows 10 (technical preview). Despite it is officially only compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP, SyncToy 2.1 is also working on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. SyncToy 2.1 is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations, e.g. network drives and Windows PC. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders.

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Windows 10: How To Format External Hard Drives To FAT32

Windows 10 icon blueLearn how to format external hard drives to FAT32 without 32GB limitation on Windows 10. The former recommendation fat32formatter is an excellent small tool to format external hard drives to FAT32 on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, but does not work anymore on Windows 10. Fat32formatter can be started, but you cannot format any drive. I found the Macrorit Partition Expert Professional Edition (Version: 3.9.8, updated on Jul 22, 2016) and it is working seamlessly on Windows 10.

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iStorage 2 HD 2.4: Universal File Manager and FTP App for iPhone and iPad

iStorage iconiStorage 2 HD 2.4 is a universal file manager and FTP app for iPhone and iPad. Since my first review about iStorage 2 HD on June 24, 2012, iStorage 2 HD was much improved and got a universal app. The last update 2.4.1 was released 8 months ago on September 3, 2013. Therefore, I was interested if iStorage 2 HD still fits my requirements on iOS 7.

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Documents 5 By Readdle: Redesigned File Manager for iPhone and iPad

Documents 5 iconDocuments 5 by Readdle is a complete redesign of the well-know file manager for iOS, Documents by Readdle. The main new features are the new design in iOS 7 flat style, the optimised file manager with drag&drop and add-ons for integration other Readdle apps (for iPad only) like PDF Expert 5 for iPadScanner ProPrinter Pro for iPad and PDF Converter for iPad. The support of Windows shares (SMB) to access computer (Windows PC, Mac) and Apple’s Time Capsule have already been added with Documents 4.4.

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My Apple Products, Status Quo November 21, 2013: New iPad Air

miappleme_Big_1Since two days I’ve been a lucky iPad Air owner! I purchased an iPad air WiFi + Cellular in silver color with 128 GB capacity. Up to this date I used an iPad 4th generation WiFi + cellular with 64 GB capacity. At least, the iPad air overcomes one big disadvantage of previous iPad generations: It is 28% lighter, 20% thinner and got 24% less volume. The weight was the main reason to switch to the iPad air. I was on the verge to buy an iPad mini because of its low weight. However, the display size is an important fact for me, too. Hence, I decided to go with the iPad Air. and it was the right decision: The iPad Air is really much lighter than as predecessors!

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FileExplorer For iPhone And iPad 3.1.0 Update

FileExplorer icon 204x204FileExplorer, one of my favorite file managing and FTP app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, became a minor update to from version 3.0.0 to 3.1.0 on November 13, 2013, and mainly fixes the incompatibility to Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Further improvements are now an official Windows 8.1 and a Western Digital NAS support. Details about FileExplorer can be found on my latest review on FileExplorer.

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The Best FTP App: FileExplorer 3 For iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch Released

FileExplorer icon 204x204FileExplorer became a major update to version 3 and nails my rating that it is the best FTP-NAS-private iCloud app for iPhone, iPad and iPad touch. FileExplorer 3 is completely redesigned to fit perfectly with the flat design of iOS 7. The only ‘disadvantage’ of FileExplorer, I’ve mentioned in my review on the 3 best FTP apps for iPhone and iPad, is now overcome. AirDrop is also integrated now. Altogether, the usability is improved, especially, file uploads are easier accessible.

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The 3 Best FTP Apps For iPhone And iPad: File Explorer, iStorage And Documents By Readdle

Update: The Best File Manager And FTP Apps for iPhone And iPad (Review)
Documents By Readdle FTPIn July 2012 I reviewed 9 FTP clients for iPhone and iPad. The best FTP – NAS ‘Private iCloud’ app was definitely the File Explorer app, followed by iStorage HD (iPad) / iStorage (iPhone). The later ones got too many crashes. But the successors, iStorage 2 HD (iPad) and iStorage (iPhone), perform better now.

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My Apple Products, Status Quo March 2, 2013: New MacBook Pro And Time Capsule

miApple.me icon big 1Since February 7, 2013, I’ve been a lucky MacBook Pro owner! I was absolutely fed up with the underperformance of my Windows PC, an Acer Aspire 1810T running on Windows 8. I gave this Windows PC a last chance: I installed Windows 8 in the hope of a better performance, but I was absolutely disappointed!