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AudFree Audio Converter Removes DRM from Apple Music, Audible

AudFree Software, as a top leader in multimedia developing field, has been working audio solutions to free all music addicts from any audio annoyance. In order to help online streaming music users of Apple Music, iTunes, Audible or other services, it recently launched a new product called AudFree DRM Audio Converter for Mac, a one-stop streaming audio solution to convert DRM-ed audios, including Apple Music songs, iTunes & Audible audiobooks, as well as non-DRM audio files to MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC for playing on any popular media playing device.

 

Due to DRM, it’s impossible to play Apple Music and iTunes/Audible audiobooks on common MP3 players or non-authorized devices. Therefore, a dedicated decrypting tool is highly required to break the limit from those specific audios. As a most comprehensive audio conversion tool, AudFree Audio Converter for Mac works as a perfect DRM remover for Apple Music, iTunes songs, audiobooks and Audible AA, AAX files. By using this software, you can easily convert the protected Apple Music M4P songs and Audible AA/AAX audiobooks to unprotected MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, FLAC and M4B.

 

In addition to an exclusive DRM removal solution, AudFree Audio Converter also serves as an all-in-one toolkit for non-DRM audios. It converts between all popular audio file formats without losing any quality.

 

No matter what types of audios you are converting, encrypted or non-encrypted, AudFree DRM Audio Converter is able to keep the original ID3 tags and metadata info in output files, including the audio title, cover, album, artist, chapters, and so forth. And users are allowed to change the audio quality flexibly by customizing the parameters like audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, and more.

 

Better still, when converting Audible AA and AAX audiobooks with AudFree, it can preserve the 100% lossless quality of the original files. And thanks to the built-in audio splitter, you can easily cut the large audiobook file into small segments by chapters or fixed time frames.

 

Pricing and Availability:
AudFree DRM Audio Converter is available on its official online store now with $39.95 single user license and $54.95 (USD) family pack. It’s provided with both Mac and Windows versions. The very first version is fully compatible with the latest iTunes version on most OS.

 

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AirBeamTV Launches Mirror to Mac: Screen Mirroring From iPhone to Mac

Mirror to Mac, a new iPhone and iPad application for screen mirroring from iOS devices to Mac is available today. The Mirror to Mac app, sold on the iTunes App Store, is the first app to allow for wireless screen mirroring, without the need to install an additional receiver application on the Mac.

 

According to Jan van Ottele, co-founder and CEO of AirBeamTV, there are many interesting use cases for screen mirroring from iPhone or iPad to Apple Macs: “Mirror to Mac is perfect for anyone who needs to share mobile device content with a large group of people. Consumer can use it to share family photos and videos at a social gathering. Some people actually have Mac Minis connected to large screen TVs, for them, this app is perfect. Also businesses can use it to display presentations or specific iPhone and iPad apps during a meeting.”

 

To start screen mirroring, customers need to download the Mirror for Mac app from the App Store. Before using the app, Screen Recording should be enabled in the iPhone or iPad Control Centre. The Company provides a video tutorial and a step-by-step guide on how to do this. After enabling Screen Recording in Control Centre, users can use the app to connect to the Chrome Browser on their Mac. After connecting to the Mac, a user can slide up Control Centre from within any app, firmly press and hold the screen recording button and start mirroring.

 

Pricing and Availability:
Mirror for Mac ($4.99 USD) runs on every iPhone or iPad that uses iOS 11 or newer. It works on any Mac, as long as the Google Chrome browser (which can be downloaded for free) is installed.

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The Fastest 64-bit DVD Ripper for Mojave is MacX DVD Ripper Pro V6.0

MacXDVD Software, a leading multimedia solution provider, today announced the immediate availability of MacX DVD Ripper Pro 6.0.0, the No.1 fast 64-bit DVD ripper till today. The upgraded macOS DVD ripper is built from the ground up using the 64-bit architecture, so it will be just as powerful when customers migrate to 64-bit computing with latest macOS 10.14 Mojave or later systems.

 

On WWDC 2018, Apple announced that macOS Mojave would be the last to support 32-bit apps, with the new Xcode 10 dropping support for 32-bit macOS apps. In April, Apple started warning macOS users that 32-bit apps would not be optimized for the system. Many 32-bit only programs like QuickTime framework, Java 1.6 Apple framework, and Carbon HLTB fail to survive in the 64-bit transition. While most other DVD ripping programs are out with the coming 64-bit macOS, MacXDVD Software is sprinting out ahead with V6.0.0. To maximize the usability of MacX DVD Ripper Pro’s unparalleled performance, the developer revamped the program to offer full support for 64-bit macOS, making it a flexible solution in a wide variety of macOS versions.

 

“Our goal is to provide our customers with uninterrupted efficient solutions even when Apple kills support for 32-bit apps,” said Jack Han, CEO of MacXDVD Software, “In order to do this we have ensured that our DVD ripper is seamlessly integrated with 64-bit macOS Mojave and later.”

 

MacX DVD Ripper Pro has long been synonymous with the fastest and most reliable DVD ripping experience for Mac users. Laden with the world’s unique support for Intel QSV, Nvidia Cuda/Nvenc, and AMD hardware acceleration solutions, it can fully harness the power of GPU in the whole DVD ripping process. This workflow maximizes the performance in three aspects: at a blistering “5 minutes-for-a-full-disc” speed, it’s 5x faster than its closest competition; it solves common problems like computer overheating and freezing due to overloaded CPU, and it allows even a low-configuration computer to deliver a decent ripping experience.

 

Not only that, MacX DVD Ripper Pro is able to convert DVDs to 350 popular digital formats like DVD to MP4, ISO image, MPEG, HEVC H.265, MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, etc, as well as latest devices from Apple, Samsung, Android and more. It’s a single solution which fits the widest range of DVD discs, including 99-title DVDs, workout DVDs, and damaged DVDs. All those features can beat the rest by a long shot. With the support for 64 bit, the world’s leading solution offers a wider reach and added flexibility into macOS generations that users can enjoy the benefits.
MacX DVD Ripper Pro is priced at $67.95 (USD) for a single copy. Now it’s 70% off together with the fastest 4K video converter and one-click iPhone data manager during MacXDVD’s 8th Anniversary Special Offer.

Create Your Own Weather Forecast With WeatherSelfie for iOS

Lakehorn AG has announced the release of their new app WeatherSelfie 1.1.1 for all iOS devices. WeatherSelfie helps you create your own weather forecast by analysing the current weather conditions and clouds at your location.

 

 

WeatherSelfie uses artificial intelligence to analyse a photo of the sky and helps detect the current weather conditions (cloud types). The 10 most common weather conditions are built-in for all climate zones worldwide. Additionally, the season and daytime are used to determine the final weather forecast for the next couple of hours.

 

WeatherSelfie uses an expert system trained by meteorologists to create a forecast. With 28 climate zones, 4 seasons, 2 daytimes and 10 weather conditions, WeatherSelfie can deliver over 2000 individual forecasts! A built-in weather dictionary helps users understand and learn more about the current weather conditions and typical cloud types.

 

Main features summary:
* Create a weather forecast for the next 3-12 hours
* Weather detection using machine learning (CoreML) with a model trained with hundreds of weather pictures
* 10 most common cloud types built-in
* Works worldwide (on land)
* No network access required – forecasts are created solely on the users device

 

Upcoming updates:
Lakehorn AG plans to add more features to WeatherSelfie, including exclusive features available only in ad-free mode. Next up will be an archive to save and reuse forecasts.

 

WeatherSelfie 1.1.1 is a free, ad-supported download from the App Store in the weather category. The ad banner can be removed with a one time in-app purchase for $0.99 (USD). More features exclusive to the ad-free mode will be added soon!

Packing Pro 13.0 Adds Great Editing Options to Travel App

QuinnScape announces the release of Packing Pro 13.0, a big summer update that supports automatic sorting by date for packing lists and new options to move and copy list items between lists. In addition, icons and emojis can now also be added to catalog types, in addition to the existing catalog categories. Date-sorted lists, and the ability to expand or collapse the current/future/past groupings, will greatly help to reduce the clutter for users with dozens of lists. Cross-list editing can also speed up the process of leveraging older lists to create and refine newer ones.

 

 

During the nine years that Packing Pro has been on Apple’s App Store, it has been highlighted several times. Currently, it can be found in the “Travel Survival Kit” and “Travel Expenses” promotions. It has also ranked at #1 for iPads and #2 for iPhones in the U.S. App Store’s Travel section. Besides Apple, Packing Pro has also been recognized by CNN, WSJ, BBC, The New York Times, Expedia and Budget Travel, and has earned glowing reviews on major tech and app blogs (Gizmodo, Mashable, Macworld, CNET and iPhone Life, among others).

 

Packing Pro is a mobile travel packing list app that features unlimited, 100% customizable packing lists, an extensive, yet flexible, catalog, handy sample lists, iCloud auto-sync and various list sharing options.

 

Features:

* Multi-item selection from catalog for speedy list building
* Multi-item editing for easy list & catalog management
* Collapsable categories with floating headers & running item tallies
* List sorting & filtering by packing status, priority, need to buy, bag and/or person
* Item, weight and value totals & subtotals
* Item images to eliminate any confusion – never again pack the wrong item
* Item & list alerts for user-set reminders
* Email export for file sharing
* Wireless printing
* Fully customized device support for all sizes of iPhone, iPod touch & iPad
* Full multi-lingual support for English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Japanese & Chinese

 

Besides the core features listed above (which are also present in the basic Packing (+TO DO!) app), Packing Pro also gives its users the following Pro-level features:

* iCloud auto-syncing support
* Expert packing list wizard that can “automagically” create a list
* Email, iTunes, AirDrop, Dropbox & Box file sharing, backup & out-of-app editing support
* Customized design (themes, layout, fonts, colors, textures)
* Double-sized Master Catalog with over 800 items and to-do tasks
* Twice as many sample lists
* Smart Search (lists & catalog)

 

Packing Pro is a universal app that is available for purchase worldwide on the iPhone & iPad App Store for $2.99 (USD). [GET IT HERE] The basic Packing (+TO DO!) sells for $0.99.

Pixelmator Team Releases Pixelmator Pro 1.1 Monsoon

Pixelmator Pro 1.1 Monsoon, a massive update to the world’s most innovative image editing app for Mac is now available. The update adds a modern way to easily prepare images for the web, brings machine learning-powered Auto Color Adjustments, support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar, a new Slice tool, SVG support, a new Tutorials page to help with learning Pixelmator Pro, and much more.

 

 

“Pixelmator Pro 1.1 Monsoon is an absolutely massive update with tons of great new features,” said Saulius Dailide, one of the founders of the Pixelmator Team. “With the innovative new Export for Web features, it’s now easier than ever to prepare and optimize images for the web. And Pixelmator Pro continues to push the boundaries of image editing with the new Auto Color Adjustments, which take advantage of the latest advances in machine learning and computer vision to automatically improve photos.”

 

Pixelmator Pro now gives you everything you need to prepare and optimize your images for the web. You can use advanced compression techniques to compress images to the smallest size possible without losing quality. Export presets let you quickly optimize images with your favorite settings. As you adjust any export settings, Pixelmator Pro displays a live preview of the optimized image right in the Pixelmator Pro window. Quick Export lets you instantly export a web-friendly image optimized with your most-used settings at any time. And the new Slice tool makes it much easier to prepare web designs by letting you divide entire designs into smaller images, optimizing each one separately.

 

With the new machine learning-powered Auto White Balance, Auto Lightness, and Auto Hue & Saturation adjustments, you can automatically perfect the colors of a photo with just a click. The machine learning algorithm was trained on millions of images to identify the contents of a photo, finding the best colors, lighting, and contrast to make every image stand out. Integrated via Core ML and powered by Metal, the Auto Color Adjustments deliver lightning fast performance and stunning quality.

 

Full support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar gives you quick access to all your favorite tools and all kinds of useful options. You can apply color adjustment or effect presets, select colors for your brushes, and even share your image, all right from the Touch Bar. And whenever you switch tools, the Touch Bar automatically changes to put the most useful options at your fingertips, which makes using Pixelmator Pro simpler and easier than ever.

 

Pixelmator Pro 1.1 Monsoon includes many more incredible new features, including support for opening and exporting vector images in the SVG format, live previews when formatting text and adjusting layer blending options, a Select Color Range tool that lets you make selections of similarly colored areas in an image, support for exporting HEIF images, a new Tutorials page to help with learning Pixelmator Pro, and much more.

 

Pixelmator Pro 1.1 Monsoon is $59.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. [GET IT HERE]

Sparkle Helps Visual Thinkers Create Modern, GDPR-Compliant Websites

River SRL has announced the release of Sparkle 2.6.1, an update to their visual web designer for macOS systems. Sparkle allows anyone to easily build beautiful, GDPR-complaint websites with no knowledge of HTML or CSS, and no need to be restrained by canned templates or pre-built layouts.

 

Sparkle is an easy-to-use site builder that provides an intuitive interface. The app is perfect for creating every type of website, ranging from personal, to fan sites to business and client websites. The app allows users to create pages quickly, providing and excellent way to test design ideas in a fast and efficient way.

 

Features Include:
* A fully freeform canvas that makes the app the perfect choice for visual thinkers
* Drag-and-drop to add images, videos, MP3 music, downloadable files, and more
* Easy access to hundreds of web fonts
* Simple, yet powerful visual contact form creator
* Built-in Google Maps generator
* Design responsive websites for desktop, tablet, and smartphone screens
* Live preview the site on any computer or mobile device
* Ecommerce tools integrate with Shopify, PayPal, and many other payment solutions
* Advanced SEO tools, analytics and tag manager
* Twitter and Facebook sharing capabilities
* Built-in site verification, robots.txt, and sitemap.xml
* Produces fully-optimized code
* Built-in incremental FTP capabilities
* Native macOS interface
* Closely integrated with other Mac apps
* Supports English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese
* Much more

 

Sparkle’s freeform canvas interface is designed to be like a graphic design app instead of a code-based website development app. Sparkle’s design makes it easy for users to focus on content and layout, quickly adding galleries, video, audio, maps, social buttons, and downloadable files.

 

Sparkle 2.6.1 also offers the best in class in privacy compliance, extending the integrated privacy/cookie banner with these features:
* Fonts are now stored only on the local site, not referenced from Google fonts
* All third-party content is blocked until cookies are consented to
* Embedded code is subject to activation after cookie consent by default
* By default, the page address is not leaked when loading third-party content

 

The new version of Sparkle also provides a significant performance boost over previous versions. Sparkle sites now generally rate a 100/100 score on Google’s PageSpeed Insights.

 

What’s new in Sparkle 2.6.1:
* A new publishing engine is faster and offers better compatibility with web hosts
* A new publishing cache, to limit image re-generation
* Per-page language designation, and language variant (hreflang) support, which is picked up by search engines
* Text style for checkboxes and radio buttons
* Option to hide sidebar thumbnails
* New in-app text search window
* New option to make radio buttons required
* 90 new web fonts built-in
* An improved custom font installer
* Deferred loading of resources that can delay page rendering
* Inlining of critical CSS
* Fonts now encoded in the more compact woff and woff2 file formats
* Images are always compressed with a higher compression algorithm.

 

Sparkle Free is a full-featured totally free app, allowing users to publish a single site, with a total of 3 pages. A “Made with Sparkle” banner will be present on the pages in the free version. Sparkle One is available as a one-time $44.99 USD purchase, and allows publishing of a single site, with no page limit or Sparkle branding. Sparkle Pro is available as a one-time $89.99 USD purchase, and allows publishing unlimited sites, and the ability to export sites to disk with no page limit and no branding. Multi-User licenses are also available.
Sparkle 2.6.1 is free and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category. [GET IT HERE] The app is also available from the Sparkle website.

AppSalesTrends Allows macOS & iOS Developers Analyze App Store Stats

Independent developer, Esa Helttula has announced the release of AppSalesTrends 2.30 the update to his App Store sales tracking app for macOS.

 

 

iOS and macOS developers can download and analyze sales information from the App Store. Developers can view daily sales reports, payment calendars, historical sales, and more.

 

Developers can track an unlimited number of apps and bundles, in both the iOS and Mac App Stores. AppSalesTrends can download the latest reports automatically and can be instructed to download up to 365 latest daily sales reports. Reports over 365 days old can be manually imported. Daily reports can be downloaded without the developer’s Apple ID password, instead using a unique access token that can only be used to download daily reports.

 

AppSalesTrends allows users to analyze their app sales by viewing detailed daily sales reports, moving averages, trendlines, and more. Users can also view an Apple payment calendar with estimated payments with support for dozens of currencies. The app also has the ability to view historical sale with constant currencies to eliminate fluctuations.

 

Custom graphs can be created by developers, showing exactly the data they select. Information can be displayed for apps, devices, countries, trendlines, and more. Users can select any combination of categories, apps, countries, and devices.

 

Graphs can include the following:
* Total Downloads – Display the volume of total downloads
* Paid Download – Display the volume of paid downloads
* Gift purchases – Display the volume of gift purchases
* Free Downloads – Display the volume of free downloads
* Promo Codes – Display the volume of promo codes
* Refunds – Display the volume of refunds

 

What’s New in Version 2.30:
* Apple Fiscal Calendar includes all Apple payment dates through the end of January 2019
* Calendar includes links to monthly sales reports, estimated Apple payment date and amount

 

Developers can select from 7 main views:
* Launch – Compare launch performance of selected products
* Mix – Product, country, or category mix
* Report – Daily reports and fiscal month reports with estimated Apple payment dates and amounts
* Sales – Bar graphs with colors for each app or category
* Week – Average sales for each weekday
* SMA – Simple moving average
* Compare – Compare compound or moving averages for selected products

 

AppSalesTrends 2.30 is  $19.95 and is available from the AppSalesTrends website. A 30-day free trial is available.