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miApple.me icon 2015_RGBSince today, I have been blogging for eight years and this is my 391th 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 eight years after I got addicted to the Apple world (my first Apple product was an iPhone 4), I can look back to a very exciting year 2019. After the increasing 1st year2nd year3rd year and 4th year, the 5th year, 6th year, 7th year7th year and, especially, the 8th year of miapple.me were four years of consolidation.

HomeBridge icon 246x246Setup Homebridge to start via systemd to automatically restart Homebridge after crashes. After successfully installing Homebridge on Raspberry Pi, it often happens that Homebridge stops running and you have to manually press plugin auto repair in the Homebridge app and reboot the Homebridge service. By Setting up Homebridge to start via systemd, there is no need of manually reboot Homebridge or make any plugin auto repair via the iOS Homebridge app. The systemd method is the preferred ones because it will restart if an error occurs.

Raspberry Pi-Logo_2581x2581Fix ‘WiFi country not set’ error on Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+ by adding a country code to the wpa_supplicant.conf file.  Accessing your Raspberry Pi and setting the country code is essential for enabling WiFi on a Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+ and for using the WiFi module to connect your Homebridge, openHAB or Home Assistant application to your local network. 

Here is the error message ‘WiFi country not set’:

Logitech Harmony Hub‘Starting channel not working’ is a common issue on Logitech Harmony Hub after setting up an activity with a device, especially your TV. You fix  ‘Starting channel not working’ by adding a delay of approx. 3-5 seconds to the starting sequence. This gives the Harmony Hub more time for the next task after powering the device on. 

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Update: Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On Apple TV 7.0.3
Update: Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On Apple TV 7.0.2
Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlex (v0.9.11.0, October 12, 2014), PlexConnect (v0.4, July 24, 2014) and OpenPlex (beta 0.3.4, October 19, 2014) running on Apple TV 7.0.1 (“iOS 8”) and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite final release (build number 14A389). On October 20, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0.1 (build number 6911) software and iOS 8.1. However, the Apple TV 7.0.1 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 final Apple TV 7.0.1 software only work on Apple TV 3 (3rd generation) and not on Apple TV 2 (2nd generation).

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Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlex (v0.9.9), PlexConnect (v0.4, July 24, 2014) and OpenPlex (v0.3.3) are running on Apple TV 7.0.1 beta 2 (“iOS 8”) and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite GM candidate 2. On October 7, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0.1 beta 2 (build number 6911) software and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite GM candidate 2 (build number 14A386a). However, the Apple TV 7.0.1 beta 2 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 final Apple TV 7.0.1 software only work on Apple TV 3 (3rd generation) and not on Apple TV 2 (2nd generation).

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Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlex (v0.9.9), PlexConnect (v0.4, July 24, 2014) and OpenPlex (v0.3.2) are running on Apple TV 7.0.1 beta (“iOS 8”) and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 8. On September 29, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0.1 beta (build number 6910) software. However, the Apple TV 7.0.1 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 final Apple TV 7.0.1 software only work on Apple TV 3 (3rd generation) and not on Apple TV 2 (2nd generation).