Since today, I have been blogging for five years and this is my 371th post on miapple.me -Tech.Blog! I published my first blog post “My First Apple Anniversary on January 21st, 2012!” on miapple.me on January 21st, 2012. Exactly six years after I got addicted to the Apple world (my first Apple product was an iPhone 4), I can again look back to a very exciting and successful year 2016. After the increasing 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year and 4th year, the 5th year of miapple.me was a year of consolidation. less posts, more content. I will give you a summary about the last year in the following.
Do you want to downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1? Three options to downgrade and uninstall Windows 10 are available, depending on your Windows PCs setup: Recover your previous Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 installation by uninstalling Windows 10, downgrade Windows 10 by using you previous Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1 backup and downgrade Windows 10 by a clean installation of Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1.
Plex, PlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Apple TV 7.2.2 software and macOS 10.12.2 Sierra (final release). On December 12, 2016, Apple released Apple TV 7.2.2 software (build number 8015). The predecessor, Apple TV 7.2.1, was released almost a year ago, on Februar 25, 2016. I positively tested it on an Apple TV 3rd generation. Apple TV 7.2.2 improves general performance and stability compared to Apple TV 7.2.1.
Although the free Windows 10 upgrade period ended on July 29, 2016, you can still get a free upgrade to Windows 10. If you use assistive technologies and have a legal version of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you are eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10. There is no need to use assistive technologies in fact, it is sufficient to visit the web page Windows 10 free upgrade for customers who use assistive technologies and click on ‘Upgrade now’.
Typically, folders and files are displayed in macOS finder app in regular black font and can be accessed. In some cases, the folders and files are grayed out in macOS finder meaning you cannot move or delete files and folders and you cannot access them. Grayed out folders and files are often generated if copying files from one location to another, especially copying them from or to network drives. Grayed out folders and files show the ’24 January 1984′ error, meaning they are all dated with 01/24/1984.
SMB Windows file sharing not working on Mac after upgrading to macOS 10.12 Sierra or setting up a new Mac or MacBook via iCloud is easily fixed. For SMB windows file sharing, you need to select a user for activation. Sometimes, you cannot select the user because the user is grayed out. The real cause of this problem is that you most probably use the same password for accessing your Mac and as your iCloud password. Due to security reasons, you cannot use the same password for both your Mac and iCloud anymore. This fix also applies to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
A Huawei E3372 / Telekom Speedstick LTE V mobile broadband modem USB stick is easily installed on macOS 10.12 Sierra without using Mobile Partner software and despite Apple’s System Integrity Protection ‘csrutil’. Just use the following work around to get your Huawei E3372s-153 / T-Com Speedstick LTE V running on macOS 10.12 Sierra. This tweak also applies to Huawei E3276, Huawei K3765-HV (Vodafone K3765-HV) and any other Huawei mobile broadband modem like Huawei E160, Huawei E173, Huawei E3331, Huawei E3531, Huawei E3533 and Huawei K5150 (Vodafone K5150-H). If you also have a Windows 8 / 8.1 or Windows 10, you just follow the Windows 8 / 8.1 instructions for Huawei K3765.
Learn how to disable Apple’s System Integrity Protection (‘SIP’) ‘csrutil’ on macOS 10.12 Sierra. System integrity Protection was introduced with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Due to improved OS security, you must disable the System Integrity Protection, also called “rootless”, for installing certain apps, e.g. OpenPlex or OpenPlex Lite, or devices, e.g. mobile broadband modems like Huawei E3276 (Telekom Speedstick LTE III), Huawei E3372 (Telekom Speedstick LTE V) or Huawei K3765-HV (Vodafone K3765-HV).
Plex, PlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Mac OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan. On July 18, 2016, Apple released Mac OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan (build number 15G31, ‘final release’). I positively tested it with an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 7.2.1 software. Find more about Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan on Apple’s Website. I had not to re-install OpenPlex.
Plex, PlexConnect and OpenPlex are working on Mac OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan:
Plex, PlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on macOS 10.12 Sierra. On June 13, 2016, Apple announced macOS 10.12 Sierra on WWWDC 2016. I positively tested it with an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 7.2.1 software. I succesfully installed OpenPlex using wahlman.j’s workaround on macOS 10.12 Sierra. The new macOS 10.12 Sierra got a bunch of new features like, e.g., Sire on Mac, improved Photos app, Apple Pay on web, auto unlock your Mac with Apple Watch, universal clipboard, improved iCloud Drive with optimised storage on your Mac, renewed Messages app. Find more about macOS 10.12 Sierra.
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