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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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Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlex (v0.9.11.0, October 12, 2014), PlexConnect (v0.5, December 14, 2014) and OpenPlex (beta 0.4.2, January 15, 2015) running on Apple TV 7.2 beta (“iOS 8.3”) and Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta 2 (build number 14D87h, “pre-release”). On February 23, 2015, Apple released the Apple TV 7.2 beta (build number 7504) software and iOS 8.3 beta 2. Similar to Apple TV 7.0.3, the Apple TV 7.2 beta 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 7.1 software will only work on Apple TV 3 (3rd generation) and not on Apple TV 2 (2nd generation).

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OneCalendar icon largeOneCalendar syncs Google Calendars with Windows 10 (Technical preview). Both multiple Google calendars and Gmail accounts are supported. Further more, you can add Exchange calendars (including Office 365), Facebook events and birthdays and outlook.com calendars (hotmail, live calendars). So far, Windows 10 calendar app is only able to sync Google calendars and iCloud calendars via ‘read-only’ mode. You can download and install OneCalendar from the Windows 10 App Store (beta).

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Update: Windows 10 Will Support CalDAV And CardDAV For iCloud And Google
Google Contacts icon newLearn how to sync Google contacts with Windows 10 People app. This work-around is an updated version of ‘Setting Up Google Contacts In Windows 8 And RT Contact App‘. It also applies to Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (Technical preview, build 9926). In the same way, you can sync your Microsoft Exchange contacts, Skype contacts, Yahoo! contacts, Facebook friends, LinkedIn contacts, Sina Weibo contacts and Twitter contacts. However, you cannot sync iCloud contacts with Windows 10 People app.

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Synctoy iconSyncToy 2.1 is compatible with Windows 10 (technical preview). Despite it is officially only compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP, SyncToy 2.1 is also working on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. SyncToy 2.1 is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations, e.g. network drives and Windows PC. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders.