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AirParrot logo bigAirParrot 1.5.4 for Mac OS X was released on February 28, 2014. AirParrot 1.5.4 is a minor update with changes in the trial period, a new start and registration screen and resolving an issue in regard to the mouse cursor.

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Reflector App IconReflector 1.6.3 for Mac is now available. Now supported iOS devices can mirror at 1080p when “Optimize For” is set to High-Resolution. Further more, this version improves Reflector and AirPlay stability. The trial period has also been improved. Previously, the trial was limited to one ten-minute mirroring session every ten minutes. Reflector 1.6.3 changes this period to seven days and adds a watermark. The Mac version can record your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad screen, the Windows PC one does not. The video screen capture works seamlessly on my Mac Book Pro 13”, mid 2012.

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Update: Fixing Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Gmail Bug In Mail App
Google Gmail LogoApple released Mavericks Mac OS X 10.9.2 update (security release note) on February 25, 2014. Beside other several improvements and additional features like making and receiving FaceTime audio calls, it mainly should enhance the performance of the native OS X mail app.

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Update: PlexConnect Running On Apple TV 6.2 Update
Update: OpenPlex App Installs And Manages PlexConnect on Mac OS X
Update: PlexConnect Running on Apple TV 7.0 Beta 1 And Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Update: PlexConnect Running On Apple TV 6.1.1 Update
Update: Plex On Apple TV Without PlexConnect Or Jailbreak via AirPlay
Update: PlexConnect Running On Apple TV 6.1 Update
Plex LogoOn February 21, 2014, Apple released the second Apple TV 6.0.2 (6646.81.1) software update. The first Apple TV 6.0.2 Update (6646.81.1) was released on November 23, 2013. It is very interesting that Apple did neither change the software version to 6.0.3 nor the detailed version from 6646.81.1 to 6646.82.1. PlexConnect is still running on Apple TV 6.0.2 (2nd and 3rd generation). I tested it right now and I can confirm it for my Acer Aspire 1810T running on Windows 8.1 Pro and my MacBook Pro 13” (Mid 2012) running on Mavericks. There was no need to change anything in the set up of  PlexConnect.

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Update: Windows Phone 8.1: Setting Up iCloud Email, Calendars And Contacts
Windows Phone logoSome people like me want to sync the Windows Phone 8 Calendar with Mac iCal. There are two options for Syncing: On the one hand, you can sync the calendars using CalDAV via a Google account both on your Windows Phone 8 (does not work for Windows Phone 7 because CalDAV is not supported there) and on your Mac. On the other hand, you can do it via a iCloud calendar subscription using a Outlook.com account (or Windows Live account). The later one is ‘read only’ on your Windows Phone 8 meaning you cannot change or add events on your Windows Phone 8 (Windows Phone 7 is supported).

Update: Fixing Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Gmail Bug In Mail App
Update: How To Fix Mavericks Mac OS X 10.9.2 Gmail Bug


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Update: Enpass 4.0.0 Update Adds New Custom Fields And Label Editing
enpass iconEnpass (formerly known as ‘Wallet X’) is the best password manager for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), Mac OS X and Windows (running on Windows 8.1) in regard to cost-performance based on my personal findings: 1Password has much more functions, but it is much more expensive (Mac version $49,99 EUR, Windows version $49,99, iOS version $17,99). SafeWallet is free, but there is no Mac companion available. Enpass has a flat design in all versions.

FileExplorer icon 204x204FileExplorer, one of my favorite file managing and FTP app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, became a minor update to from version 3.0.0 to 3.1.0 on November 13, 2013, and mainly fixes the incompatibility to Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Further improvements are now an official Windows 8.1 and a Western Digital NAS support. Details about FileExplorer can be found on my latest review on FileExplorer.

Update: Fixing Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Notes Crashes And Exchange Syncing Bugs

Mac OS X 10.9 IconIn this post I show you how to fix Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks Notes crashes and Notes syncing bugs with an exchange server. The fix should work on previous Mac OS X versions like 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion, too. Upgrading to Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks lead to several bugs concerning Gmail and exchange syncing. Further more, it could lead to Notes crashes and syncing bugs with exchange server. I on my own faced these two major bugs on my MacBook Pro (mid 2012).

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Update: PlexConnect Running On Apple TV 6.2 Update
Update: OpenPlex App Installs And Manages PlexConnect on Mac OS X
Update: PlexConnect Running On Apple TV 7.0 Beta 1 And Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Update: PlexConnect Running On Apple TV 6.1.1 Update
Update: PlexConnect Running On Apple TV 6.1 Update
Update: PlexConnect Running On Second Apple TV 6.0.2 Update
Plex LogoToday, November 14, 2013, Apple released the Apple TV 6.0.2 software update. PlexConnect is still running on Apple TV 6.0.2 (2nd and 3rd generation). I tested it right now and I can confirm it for my Acer Aspire 1810T running on Windows 8.1 Pro and my MacBook Pro 13” (Mid 2012) running on Mavericks. There was no need to change anything in the set up of  PlexConnect.