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Plex icon with Apple TV logo

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexPlexConnect and OpenPlex are running on Apple TV 7.0 beta 3 (“iOS 8”) and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 4. On July 21, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0 beta 3 (build number 6865) software. However, the Apple TV 7.0 beta 3 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. 

Continuity Keypad icon

Continuity Keypad iconContinuity Keypad is a dialer to easily make handoff iPhone calls on your Mac. Continuity Keypad requires Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite because it uses Apple’s new Continuity feature coming with the new iOS 8 and Yosemite. By using Continuity, you can make and receive phone calls on those devices as long as your iPhone running iOS 8 is on the same Wi-Fi network. Incoming calls show the caller’s name, number, and profile picture. However, a dialer keypad is missing in Yosemite. You need to tap or click a phone number in Contacts, Calendar, or Safari. Continuity Keypad fills this lack.

Plex icon with Apple TV logo

Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlex and PlexConnect are running on Apple TV 7.0 beta 2 (“iOS 8”) and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 3. OpenPlex is also working on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 3. On July 7, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 7.0 beta 2 (build number 6849) software. However, the Apple TV 7.0 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 could mean that the final Apple TV 7.0 software will only work on Apple TV 3rd generation. 

Plex icon with Apple TV logo

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
Update: Plex, PlexConnect And OpenPlex Running On Apple TV 7.0
Plex icon with Apple TV logoPlexConnect is still running on Apple TV 6.2 software Update. On June 30, 2014, Apple released the Apple TV 6.2 (Build number 6698.99.50.31) software update for Apple TV 2nd and 3rd generation. PlexConnect enables to play Plex Media Server on Apple TV. I tested it right now and I can confirm it for my Acer Aspire 1810T running on Windows 8.1 Pro Update and my MacBook Pro 13” (Mid 2012) running on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta. There was no need to change anything in the set up of  PlexConnect. Apple TV 6.2 includes general performance, stability and security improvements. Apple TV 6.2 update comes alongside the new iOS 7.1.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. That update adds:

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WhatsApp iconWhatsApp on iPad without jailbreak is easily installed on iOS 7 and iOS 8 (iPod touch included) using the free iFunBox (Windows and Mac versions available). I tried also DiskAid, but it didn’t worked. However, there is a known issue with WhatsApp on iOS 8 beta: Some contacts or groups force WhatsApp on iOS 8 beta to crash.  This is a general problem of WhatsApp on iOS 8 and has nothing to do with this tweak.

OpenPlex set up PlexConnect: 1. Click on settings wheel to open installer. 2. Click on GitHub icon to start at the first time. 3. Choose a theme. 4. Click on 'Pillow Installer'. 5. Hijack desired app by clicking on an app icon.

Update: OpenPlex Lite: Easily Get PlexConnect On Apple TV
Plex icon with Apple TV logoOpenPlex automatically installs PlexConnect on your Mac, easily generates certificate files, updates, starts and stops PlexConnect without Mac terminal. OpenPlex is a open source app that will automatically properly install PlexConnect by cloning PlexConnect into ‘…/Applications/PlexConnect‘ on your Mac to enable easily updates, generate any desired certificate file (trailers, wsj, or iMovie), hi-jack desired Apple TV app (trailers, wsj, or iMovie), and update PlexConnect automatically or on demand. Furthermore, OpenPlex is running on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS x 10.11 El Capitan and macOS 10.12 Sierra.

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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. 

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite icon

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite iconLightning video capturing and recording for iPhone’s and iPad’s screen is newly introduced with iOS 8 and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Apple’s primary intention of lightning video capturing and recording seems to be the use for video app previews, as stated on a Apple developer support page. The iPhone or iPad is set up as a camera on Quicktime player.

iOS 8 icon

iOS 8 iconiOS 8 AirPlay brings a peer-to-peer AirPlay option to wirelessly connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your Apple TV. You do not need to be connected to a WiFi network. With this option, any friend, colleague or partner of yours is able to stream content from his iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your Apple TV via AirPlay. The peer-to-peer AirPlay discovery and playback is shortly introduced on a Apple iOS 8 enterprise page.

iBooks for Mac logoiBooks not syncing PDF files and ePub books not purchased in the iBooks store is a big problem for many people. In this tutorial I will show you to how iBooks is working and syncing on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and iOS 7 (Update: Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, iOS 8 and iOS 9 included) and how to fix the iBooks not syncing issue. iBooks for Mac was introduced with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and brings the existing features of iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to any Mac with OS X Mavericks installed. iBooks for Mac is comparable to iPhoto for Mac meaning iBooks for Mac is the syncing center for PDF files and ePub books not purchased in the iBooks store. iBooks and iBooks collections are synced via iCloud, but PDF files and ePub books are not!