It's always a good day when you wake up and find a shiny new version of your favorite app, and today is that day for Plex for iOS users, with the media player adding mobile server abilities on top of a stack of other improvements.
As the week winds to a close and our thoughts turn to holiday festivities next week, here's a bonus recap for this fine Friday, focused on a selection of app news and updates you might have missed in the last 24 hours or so -- our little Christmas gift to you, so go, go, go get 'em!
Plex is easily one of our most-used apps, and with good reason -- it works across iOS, Android, Mac, PC and now even the web itself. With the latest version of the free Plex Media Server, you can now enjoy your photos, video or music from just about anywhere.
Over the past few years, Plex has gained increasing attention for its Media Center and Media Server software. While the transition has been subtle, the company is clearly looking to monetize its platform beyond donations. So, it should come as no surprise, but PlexPass is a new subscription service offering early access to premium features.
With a week to go before Amazon holds a media event, the e-tailer has announced its best-selling Kindle Fire is now sold out -- which certainly sounds more like "we stopped making them because a new model is coming" to us. While that seven-inch slate was quite nice a year ago, Google's Nexus 7 has pretty much made many of us forget all about the Kindle Fire, so Amazon is going to have to pull a real rabbit out of its hat to wow us once again. In the meantime, let's get caught up with the day's news for this Thursday, August 30, 2012.
We love our second-generation Apple TV (that's the black one), but mostly because we've hacked it with aTV Flash to add Plex, the media server client software that pretty much smokes Apple's own. But with the aTV Flash 1.7 update this week, Plex is gone, and now we're sad.
We love us some Plex here at MacLife.com, so every new update is a bit of a treat for us. If you love Plex and also love your friends, then you'll want to rush to the App Store to grab version 2.4 of the iOS app, which brings a new social angle to the media streamer.
We love us some Plex here at MacLife.com, where we’ve converted an aging Mac mini into a fine home theatre server with a minimum of effort. Now that recent versions of the Plex application have separated the server software from the client software, all sorts of goodies have been coming -- such as DLNA streaming support with a new server update this week.
Happy Halloween to MacLife.com readers! We don’t have any particularly spooky things featured in this edition of the daily recap (unless you’re a Mac Pro fan), but there are plenty of treats in store for you with Plex 2.0 now in the App Store and some iOS 5 technology reportedly making the leap to OS X Lion one day soon. Here’s what’s making news for this final day of the month, better known as October 31, 2011.
Second-generation Apple TV users, your little black box just got a lot cooler. FireCore has just pushed out a beta 7 update to its popular aTV Flash (black), which brings a host of new abilities to Apple’s otherwise locked-down media streamer -- including cloud backups for third-party settings, music playback and metadata views.