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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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iTunes 11 iconiTunes 11.3.1 installation problems and crashes on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 can be fixed because iTunes 11.3.1, like iTunes 11.3 does, is perfectly running on Windows 8.1 update, as well as on Windows 8. iTunes 11.3.1.2 for Windows was released on August 7, 2014, including performance improvements for podcasts. iTunes installation crashes can be fixed following the workarounds already described for iTunes 11.X. iTunes 11.3.1.2 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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Plex icon with Apple TV logoHijack iMovie Theatre or WSJ (Wall Street Journal) app instead of Trailers app to get Plex Media Server and PlexConnect running on your Apple TV. For Mac users, there is an app solution, called OpenPlex, for easy switching the Apple TV app you want to hijack. However, OpenPlex is not available for Windows systems. Therefore, you need to switch manually the app for hijacking.

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Update: ‘Fixing Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Notes Crashes And Exchange Syncing Bugs’ also applies to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite iconIn this post I show you how to fix Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Notes crashes and Notes syncing bugs with an exchange server. The fix should work on previous Mac OS X versions like 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks, too. Upgrading to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite leads to several bugs concerning Gmail and exchange syncing. Further more, it could lead to Notes app crashes and syncing bugs with exchange server. I on my own faced these two major bugs on my MacBook Pro (mid 2012).

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Google Gmail LogoLearn how to fix Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Gmail bug in mail app. If you have sync problems with Gmail on the native mail app in Yosemite, de-activating and re-activating ‘Show in IMAP’ for ‘All Mail’ should fix the Yosemite Gmail bug. Since the launch of Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks both Google’s Gmail and exchange accounts are not working correctly in the native mail app client in Mavericks. Up to now, I have not faced this bug in Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 4 because I still have ‘Show in IMAP’ for ‘All Mail’ de-activated. But if you are not a lucky one, you can fix the Yosemite Gmail bug for Google’s Gmail IMAP accounts following this work around. It is the same as for Max OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

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iTunes 11 iconiTunes 11.3 is perfectly running on Windows 8.1 update, as well on Windows 8. iTunes 11.3 was released on July 10, 2014, including several improvements to iTunes Extras and new features for HD movies. iTunes installation crashes can be fixed following the workarounds already described for iTunes 11.X. iTunes 11.3 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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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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Update: Fixing Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Gmail Bug In Mail App
Google Gmail LogoApple released Mavericks Mac OS X 10.9.2 update (security release note) on February 25, 2014. Beside other several improvements and additional features like making and receiving FaceTime audio calls, it mainly should enhance the performance of the native OS X mail app.

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iTunes_11_iconI have already posted how to fix iTunes 11.1.4 Windows installation crashes on Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8 And 8.1. Now Apple reacted and released a detailed support document ‘iTunes 11.1.4 for Windows: Unable to install or open‘. Like I do, Apple recommends to make a complete de-installation and re-install iTunes 11.1.4 with administrator privileges. Apple states that this installation problem can occur if the iTunes installer has insufficient privileges to cleanly update iTunes. However, if you do not succeed in iTunes 11.1.4 Windows installations anyway, I suggest to check one of the 4 general fixes I collected some months ago.

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Update: Windows Phone 8.1: Setting Up iCloud Email, Calendars And Contacts
Update: How To Sync iCloud Calendar With Windows 10 Calendar App
iCloud logoSince a couple of days, iCloud Calendar subscription via Outlook.com / Windows Live is working again on Windows 8 mail app, Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8. Microsoft needed more than one and a half-year to fix the syncing problem. A lot of user, including me, were upset about the long period of time and the insane comments of some Microsoft forum administrators. I have checked my iCloud calendar subscription (‘read only’) for the last days and I can state that it is working again.