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Windows 8 logoI’ve already reported about issues concerning syncing Google mail / Gmail, Google contacts and Google calendar with Windows 8 apps like mail, contacts and calendar. On the one hand it was a little bit tricky to get things running (Syncing Google Gmail mail and contacts works. The later only for customers who connected their Google Gmail account to windows 8 before January 30, 2013), on the other hand it is just not possible because Google stopped Microsoft Exchange Active Sync support for their products.

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Vodafone logo squareChanging some settings in the Vodafone DSL-EasyBox 803 isn’t really easy, especially to extend the WiFi network is a mess: The EasyBox isn’t accepting an Airport Express Station (2nd generation, MB321Z/A) or an Airport Express Base Station (3rd generation, MC414Z/A) as WLAN repeaters because of its WPS safety protocol.

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Windows 8 logoYesterday I described how to set up syncing Gmail in Windows 8 and RT mail app because Google cancelled the support of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for new subscribers and for new devices on January 30, 2013 (for Windows Phones on July 31, 2013). Now you’ve got to use IMAP for emails, CalDAV for calendars and CardDav for contacts. Right now Microsoft does not support neither the pushing function of IMAP, nor CalDAV and CardDAV.

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Update: Windows Phone 8.1: Setting Up iCloud Email, Calendars And Contacts
iCloud logoIn November I blogged about ‘Setting Up iCloud Calendar in Windows 8 Mail App‘. This could be applied to a Windows Phone 7 or Windows Phone 8, too. But a reader of my blog, Luca, reported problems in adding iCloud calendar to his ‘Windows Live’. I checked my ‘Windows Live / Outlook.com’ account and got the same issue. I got a look into my iCloud subscription in my Google calendar, too, and tried to add my iCloud calendar, but I failed.

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IFRITZ! by AVM logo‘ve been using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) with my iPhone and iPad in conjunction with my FRITZ!Box 6360 for a long while. The VPN via a free dyndns.org account (offer of free accounts in the mean time discontinued!) worked perfectly together with my iPhone 4S and my iPad 4 till a couples of day ago.

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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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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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Windows 8Do you have sometimes the need to have a FAT32 formatted hard drive? Don’t you? If you’ve got Apple devices beside Microsoft ones, you will have the need! But there are some issues to overcome: On the one hand Windows 8 will only give you the opportunity of formatting NTFS and exFAT, on the other hand most FAT32 apps will only format up to 32 GB.

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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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Facetime iconHi guys, as I reported on May 17th and June 4th I was faced with some connection problems of iMessage and facetime. In the mean time my friend and I checked facetime and iMessage after updating both iPads to iOS 6. Result: Both apps work as they should! This is the proof to me that it was an Apple issue and not a WLAN router one.