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Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 6. On March 30, 2015, Apple released Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 6 (build number 14D127a, “pre-release”). I positively tested it with an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 7.1 software and Apple TV 7.2 beta 3 software. 

Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite adds the awaited new Photos app and the WiFi issues seem to be resolved with beta 6!

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Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlex (v0.9.11.0, October 12, 2014), PlexConnect (v0.5, December 14, 2014) and OpenPlex (beta 0.5, March 13, 2015) running on Apple TV 7.2 beta 3 (“iOS 8.3 beta 4”) and Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 5 (build number 14D113c, “pre-release”). On March 12, 2015, Apple released the Apple TV 7.2 beta 3 (build number 7509) software and iOS 8.3 beta 4.

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Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlex (v0.9.11.0, October 12, 2014), PlexConnect (v0.5, December 14, 2014) and OpenPlex (beta 0.5, March 13, 2015) are running on Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 5. On March 23, 2015, Apple released Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 5 (build number 14D113c, “pre-release”). I positively tested it with an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 7.1 software and Apple TV 7.2 beta 2 software. 

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Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexConnect delivers Plex Media Server features on a non-jailbroken Apple TV. As I posted some days before, Plex Media Server is running on Windows 10 without any issues. So does PlexConnect: Installing PlexConnect on Windows 10 works in the same way as it does for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite icon

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlex (v0.9.11.0, October 12, 2014), PlexConnect (v0.5, December 14, 2014) and OpenPlex (beta 0.5, March 13, 2015) are running on Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 4. On March 16, 2015, Apple released Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 4 (build number 14D105g, “pre-release”). I positively tested it with an Apple TV 3 running on Apple TV 7.1 software and Apple TV 7.2 beta 2 software. 

Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite adds the awaited new Photos app and the WiFi issues seem to be resolved with beta 4 at last!

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Plex LogoPlex on Windows 10 is working with out any issues. Plex Media Server is easily installed and set up on Windows 10 in the same way as it is done on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 (details in the following). For the ones who haven’t already known Plex: The free Plex Media Server organizes all of your personal media and streams it to all of your devices like Apple TV (via iOS AirPlay or via PlexConnect), iOS devices (iPad, iPhone), Macs / MacBooks, Windows PC, Windows Phones, Android Phones and many more. You’ll find a detailed feature overview of Plex Media Server here. To get started, you’ll need to download the free Plex Media Server.

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Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlex (v0.9.11.0, October 12, 2014), PlexConnect (v0.5, December 14, 2014) and OpenPlex (beta 0.5, February 20, 2015) running on Apple TV 7.2 beta 2 (“iOS 8.3 beta 3”) and Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 3 (build number 14D98g, “pre-release”). On March 12, 2015, Apple released the Apple TV 7.2 beta 2 (build number 7506) software and iOS 8.3 beta 3.

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Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlex (v0.9.11.0, October 12, 2014), PlexConnect (v0.5, December 14, 2014) and OpenPlex (beta 0.5, February 20, 2015) running on Apple TV 7.1 (“iOS 8.2”) and Mac OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite final release (build number 14C109). On March 9, 2015, Apple released the Apple TV 7.1 (build number 7003) software and iOS 8.2. Similar to Apple TV 7.0.3, the Apple TV 7.1 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 means that the Apple TV 7.1 software will only work on Apple TV 3 (3rd generation) and not on Apple TV 2 (2nd generation).

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Outlook for Mac 2016 icon_195x195Learn how to set up iCloud email on Outlook 2016 for Mac (preview). Outlook 2016 for Mac preview was publicly released beside the other Office 2016 apps (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote) on March 5, 2015. And like Outlook 2013,  setting up iCloud email on Outlook 2016 for Mac is again a bit tricky because the automatically configuration is not working.

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Google Calendar iconLike Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 10 for Phones (Windows 10 mobile) syncs Google calendars via CalDAV, Google contacts via CardDAV and Gmail email via IMAP. In contrast to Windows 10 (technical preview, build 9926), Windows 10 for phones (technical preview, build 9941.12498) natively supports CalDAV and CardDAV for iCloud calendars and contacts and Google calendars and Google contacts yet. Added with Windows Phone 8.1, Gmail email, Google calendars and Google contacts are also easily set up and working seamlessly with read and write on Windows 10 for phones (Windows 10 mobile). The ‘read-only’ detour over Outlook.com calendar subscription is not necessary anymore.