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Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Beta 6

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 6, positively tested both on an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 6.2 software and on an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 7.0 software (beta 4). Though, Apple published Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 6 with build number ’14A329f’ on August 18, 2014, a new iOS 8 beta version and Apple TV 7.0 software beta version were not released, as expected by experts.

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PlexConnect on Windows: How To Hijack iMovie Theatre Or WSJ Instead Of Trailers App

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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Installing Vodafone K3765-HV On Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Vodafone logo squareA Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV mobile broadband modem USB stick is easily installed on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Just use the following work around to get your Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV running on Yosemite. If you also have a Windows 8 / 8.1 PC, you install it following the Windows 8 / 8.1 instructions. I have already posted instruction for installing K3765 on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite: Lights Out Automatically Switches Dark Mode And Light Mode

Lights Out iconLights Out for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, automatically changes the Yosemite theme from dark mode to light mode, based on the time of day. Lights Out, developed by Sam Turner, is free to download on Github. Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, still in beta, got an integrated so-called ‘Dark Mode’ theme to use dark menu bar and dock. The ‘Dark Mode’ can be selected manually by the user within the ‘General’ pane of System Preferences and, once activated, it darkens the menu bar and the dock of the operating system. In contrast, the standard ‘Light Mode’ shows the traditional white or light colors.

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Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On Apple TV 7.0 Beta 4 And Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Beta 5

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Apple TV 7.0 beta 4 (“iOS 8″) and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 5. On August 4, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0 beta 4 (build number 6885) software. However, the Apple TV 7.0 beta 4 software is only available for Apple TV 3rd generation (Model number A1427 – AppleTV3,1 – MD199LL/A) and 3rd generation rev a (Model number A1469 – AppleTV3,2 – MD199LL/A). This could mean that the final Apple TV 7.0 software will only work on Apple TV 3rd generation. 

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Fixing Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Notes Crashes And Exchange Syncing Bugs

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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Fixing Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Gmail Bug In Mail App

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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Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On Apple TV 7.0 Beta 3 And Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Beta 4

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Apple TV 7.0 beta 3 (“iOS 8″) and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 4. On July 21, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0 beta 3 (build number 6865) software. However, the Apple TV 7.0 beta 3 software is only available for Apple TV 3rd generation (Model number A1427 – AppleTV3,1 – MD199LL/A) and 3rd generation rev a (Model number A1469 – AppleTV3,2 – MD199LL/A). This could mean that the final Apple TV 7.0 software will only work on Apple TV 3rd generation. 

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Continuity Keypad: Handoff iPhone Dialer For OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Continuity Keypad iconContinuity Keypad is a dialer to easily make handoff iPhone calls on your Mac. Continuity Keypad requires Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite because it uses Apple’s new Continuity feature coming with the new iOS 8 and Yosemite. By using Continuity, you can make and receive phone calls on those devices as long as your iPhone running iOS 8 is on the same Wi-Fi network. Incoming calls show the caller’s name, number, and profile picture. However, a dialer keypad is missing in Yosemite. You need to tap or click a phone number in Contacts, Calendar, or Safari. Continuity Keypad fills this lack.

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iTunes 11.3 on Windows 8 and 8.1: Download, Install And Fix Crashes

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.