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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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iTunes 12 iconiTunes 12 is running on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. iTunes 12.0.1 for Windows (64-bit) was released October 16, 2014, together with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. iTunes 12 for Windows is available for download and can be easily updated from iTunes 11 for Windows using the automated software update function. iTunes 12 adds iCloud Family Sharing, faster access to all of your favorite media, seamless browsing between Store and library and an improved playlist editing.

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Windows 10 icon blueiCloud Email on Windows 10 Mail App is easily set up. Microsoft announced Windows 10 Technical preview on Blogging Windows on September, 30, 2014. I’ve already installed Windows 10 Technical Preview on a virtual machine using VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro 13” retina /End 2013). The Setting up of iCloud email on Windows 10 is similar to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, but also not that simple, especially, because certain support documents of Apple or Microsoft are not correct in all details. Choosing the correct SSL-settings is very important to get iCloud email on Windows 10 Mail App running.

Plex icon with Apple TV logo

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).

Plex icon with Apple TV logo

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).

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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
Update: Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On Apple TV 7.0.1
Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Apple TV 7.0 (“iOS 8”) and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 8. On September 18, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0 (build number 6897.5) software. However, the Apple TV 7.0 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 software only work on Apple TV 3 (3rd generation) and not on Apple TV 2 (2nd generation).

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iCloud Drive icon 220x220iCloud for Windows 4.0 (iCloud Control Panel) will support iCloud DriveiCloud Photo Library and iCloud Photo Sharing. iCloud for Windows beta 3 was released on July 21, 2014 and works on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. It is said, that the final version of iCloud for Windows will be released together with iOS 8. iCloud Drive has the potential to succeed against Dropbox or OneDrive, at least for iOS users. Update September 17, 2014: iCloud for Windows 4.0 released (Download it from here).

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Update: OpenPlex App Installs And Manages PlexConnect on Mac OS X
Plex LogoOn June 17, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0 beta 1 (build number 6832.3) software. PlexConnect is still running on Apple TV 7.0 beta 1 (“iOS 8”). However, the Apple TV 7.0 beta 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 could mean that the final Apple TV 7.0 software will only work on Apple TV 3rd generation. 

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GoodReader 4 iconGoodReader 4, the next generation of the well-known PDF reader and iOS file manager app, was released on May 7, 2014. GoodReader 4 is a complete new and now universal app for iPhone and iPad. This means you need to purchase GoodReader 4 as a new app, even if you have already bought GoodReader for iPhone and or GoodReader for iPad. But don’t worry, there is a migration assistant to move your files and settings from the old version to the new GoodReader 4. It works like charm within seconds or minutes depending on the total size of your files. Further more, GoodReader 4 adds a new feature – PDF Page Management.

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Documents By Readdle FTPHere’s my review about the best file manager and FTP apps for iPhone and iPad. iPhone and iPad file manager and FTP apps are essentials tools to manage your private Cloud / private iCloud in your home network. Even more, home network access via VPN is getting more important. Since my last review on the best file manager and FTP apps for iPhone and iPad, dated April 14, 2013, a lot happened: File Explorer was updated to version 4 and a new file manager, called Cloud Commander, was published. Last, but not least, Documents 5 by Readdle‘s release on February 27, 2014, is a big step forward to make the file manager app to a kind of ‘control center’, called ‘Add-Ons’, for certain other Readdle apps. Up to now, this ‘control center’ is only available on iPad.