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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 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.

Plex icon with Apple TV logo

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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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 MavericksUpdate: Installing Huawei E3372 On macOS 10.12 Sierra works also for Huawei / Vodafone K3765-HV.

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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.

Plex icon with Apple TV logo

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.