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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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AirParrot logoAirParrot 1.2 for Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8 and 8.1 was released on June 13, 2014. AirParrot 1.2 for Windows is a major update with optimizations on the video capture engine, audio performance and CPU usage according to the official release notes. However, as reported previously for AirParrot 1.1.7, AirParrot 1.2 for Windows is still defective on my Acer Aspire 1810T running on Windows 8.1 Preview, too. AirPlay mirroring my PC’s screen to my Apple TV 3 still stutters every time I try to AirPlay videos to my Apple TV. In addition, I got sound problems to fix.

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X-Mirage icon 160pxReview: X-Mirage for Windows, released on May 29, 2014, is running on Windows PC and supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. X-Mirage enables iOS AirPlay screen mirroring and AirPlay screen recording both on a Mac and on a Windows PCYou can mirror the screen of your iOS device to a Mac or Windows PC, even AirPlay mirroring of multiple devices is supported. Furthermore, X-Mirage is capable to make an AirPlay screen recording. 

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PhotoSync Logo new finalTouchbyte, the makers of PhotoSync, released today PhotoSync Companion 2.1 for Mac OS X and PhotoSync Companion 2.2.0 for Windows. The most important news are the upcoming releases of PhotoSync 2.1 for iOS and PhotoSync for Android 1.0 mentioned in the release notes. As already indicated in PhotoSync 2.1 for iOS beta and on the new PhotoSync homepage (still under construction) support of Android devices is obviously coming soon. In addition, the PhotoSync logo has now a new and flat design in iOS 7 look. 

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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: Fixing iTunes 11.1.4 Windows Installations: Apple Support Document released
iTunes_11_iconIf you can’t install Apple’s latest iTunes 11.1.4 update (download) because iTunes installation fails and causes crashes, you can fix this problem by deleting all corresponding iTunes files and programs and re-install it. It seems that mainly Windows 7 (beside Vista and XP) is affected, not Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. I can confirm the later, I was able to install iTunes 11.1.4 on my Acer Aspire 1810T running on Windows 8.1 Pro without any issues.