Month: December 2017

Super fast speed to convert AA to MP3 format on Mac

Sometimes you may need to get MP3 format from AA files, how to do?

Audio Converter makes this easy and simple. Here we talk about using Macsome iTunes Music Converter to fast convert DRM AA to MP3 format.

The latest version of iTunes Audio Converter now supports Audiobook fast conversion, if you have a 25h Audiobook file, you only need 30s to finish the Audiobook to MP3 conversion, including converting AA to MP3 with super fast speed.

How to convert AA to MP3 with super fast speed.

First of all, free download the latest version of iTunes Music Converter, and follow the instruction to install and launch it.

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Mac Version Download

Step 1. Click Add button to add the AA files from iBook library of iTunes.

iTunes Audio Converter supports users not only converting Audiobooks to MP3 or M4A format, you can also use it to convert downloaded Apple Music files, purchased Music files and so on to MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV format as you like.

Step 2. Click the setting icon to set the output format and output folder.

There are four output audio formats for users to choose, but now if you want to convert AA files, you can only choose MP3 format at the moment. More audio formats will be supported in the future.

Convert AA to MP3

Step 3. Click CONVERT button to start conversion.

Converting AA to MP3

All the conversion will be finished quickly. And then users can play the MP3 Audiobook on any Audio Player as you like.

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New Music Releases for 2018 & what we hear in 2018

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As Christmas approaches, so album releases for this year are slowing down to the bare minimum of festive themed records, greatest hits collections and the odd big name record. Just because the music world is taking a little break doesn’t mean there’s nothing to get excited about, though. Next year already looks set to be embarrassingly good, quite frankly, with some major new releases already on the cards. Let us guide you through some of the biggest and most exciting albums confirmed, expected or just anticipated to be gifted to us in 2018.

When’s it out? TBA
What’s on it? Nothing has been confirmed at present.
What has he said about it? “It’s good gardening music or roofing music or, you know, back-alley stabbing music. I’m trying to think of some good activities that people haven’t written songs for yet.”

 

When’s it out? April 6
What’s on it? “Widescreen melancholia”, apparently.
What have they said about it? A statement accompanying the record’s announcement said: “The main themes of ‘Resistance is Futile’ are memory and loss; forgotten history; confused reality and art as a hiding place and inspiration. It’s obsessively melodic – in many ways referencing both the naive energy of ‘Generation Terrorists’ and the orchestral sweep of ‘Everything Must Go’.”

 

When’s it out? TBA
What’s on it? We’d expect massive single ‘Boys’ to be on there, but the tracklist is still under wraps.
What has she said about it? “I’m not going to touch the album until two months before it’s going to come out, because if I started working on it again I would probably write another four albums.”

When’s it out? January 19
What’s on it? The Britney Spears-referencing ‘Young And Menace’, and the electro-rock of ‘Champion’.
What have they said about it? “Sonically, we are sewing multiple eras of – both our own band and own influences – together in a way that is completely new to us through both the production and writing process.” – Pete Wentz

When’s it out? TBA
What’s on it? The band have yet to confirm any details, but they’ve been playing three new songs live of late – ‘Kindness Is The New Rock’n’Roll’, ‘When You Were Young’ and ‘Mental Head’.
What have they said about it? “It’s definitely like no record I’ve heard before. It doesn’t sound like anything that I can put my finger on – which is a good thing but it’s a scary thing as well.” – Harry Koisser

When’s it out? TBA
What’s on it? There are no precise details confirmed, but the band have said it will likely be seven or eight tracks, and clock in at 40 minutes.
What have they said about it? “In some respects, some of it is a bit straightforward. The MBV album that we did in 2013 feels more meandery and not as concise. This one is like if somebody took that and dropped some acid on it or created a dimensional clash or something. It’s more all over the place… The record I am making now is not so much about death and change as freedom of the soul.” – Kevin Shields

When’s it out? January 26
What’s on it? Collaborations with Bastille, AJ Tracey and Kaytranada, amongst others.
What has he said about it? “These songs feel like they’ll stand the test of time.”

 

When’s it out? TBA
What’s on it? “Quite a cast characters”, according to frontman Ezra Koenig.
What have they said about it? “I wanted to do something that at least has elements of spring time you know because life has to keep going.” – Ezra Koenig

 

When’s it out? TBA
What’s on it? Collaborations with The Weeknd and Travis Scott, plus singles ‘Cold Water’, ‘Believer’, ‘Run Up’ and ‘Know No Better’.
What have they said about it? Not a whole lot.

When’s it out? Early 2018
What’s on it? No details as yet, but expect a first single before 2017 is out.
What have they said about it? Not much, besides confirming it’s on the way.

 

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How to get free Apple Music

Apple Music, Apple’s music streaming service and Spotify rival, arrived in 2015 for iPhone and iPad. It’s now also available for Android, PC, Mac, Apple Watch, CarPlay, Apple TV and Sonos. Here, we show you how to get Apple Music for free.

Apple Music gives you access to more than 30 million tracks, and you’ll get playlists and recommendations tailored to you.

There are 3 methods that you can get Apple Music for Free.

Method 1. Apple Music free trial

If that sounds like something you’re interested in, you’ll be pleased to hear that Apple offers a really great free trial of Apple Music. If you’ve never tried Apple Music before you’ll be able to get three months absolutely free of charge, with no catch and no questions asked.

To do so, visit Apple’s website by clicking here, and choose ‘Free Trial’ in the top right corner, or click ‘Try it free for three months’ on the relevant plan.

There are three plans available: Student, Individual and Family. Each can be purchased as a monthly subscription or annual (which gets you 12 months for the price of 10).

If you absolutely don’t want to pay for Apple Music once your three month trial is over, you must make sure to cancel your subscription as it automatically renews.

Method 2. Get an extra three months of Apple Music

Once you’ve used the trial you won’t be able to get another three months free using the same method, even if you wait a year or so. But there is a trick to getting an extra three months.

If you’re happy to use Family Sharing, you could get another member of your family to sign up for the free trial of the Apple Music Family Sharing plan, and then share that with you. You’ll then be able to take advantage of an extra three months for free. In fact, it can be shared between up to six people so you could share the free trial with other family members too.

Method 3. Convert downloaded Apple Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV

Apple Music is pre-installed on all Apple devices, and available as a free download for non-Apple PCs and mobile devices.

When you sign up for Apple Music, you get a free three month free trial with full access to all of the features. After that, you’ll be charged $10 per month unless you cancel. Apple Music costs $9.99 monthly, with a $14.99 family plan option for up to six people.

Step 1. From the next download button to download the latest version of Apple Music Converter for Mac OS X (or Windows version), install and run it.

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Mac Version Download

Tips: What you download is a free trial version, that you can only convert 3 minutes each file. If you want to get a full version without limitations, just click the Shopping Cart icon to get the license info including registration name and key.

Step 2. Click “+” button to load your Apple Music files.

Choose the Music library in the drop-down list, and then choose the Apple Music files you want to convert. Batch conversion is also supported by Macsome iTunes Converter, you can import several music files and convert them one by one.

Step 3. Click “iTunes Converter Menu” — “Preferences” to set the output audio format, or you can click the set icon directly. There are four output formats including MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV for users to choose. Just choose a suitable audio format according to your need.

Step 4. Click “CONVERT” button to start the converting.

All the Apple Music files can be converted one by one. After several minutes, you can get the unprotected AAC audio files and play them anytime and anywhere.

After the M4P to MP3 Conversion, you can click the Inspector to reset the files’ tag info as you need. You can also use the default one.

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Apple doesn’t offer a free version of Apple Music. There is no ad-supported option available, although you can access a few of the Apple Music features such as Beats1 Radio and the ability to follow an artist’s Connect stream. You can also listen to selected ad-supported radio stations but there will be limited song skips available there.

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All products of Macsome.com Now 25% OFF

 

christmas-special-offer Christmas is coming, as the most important holiday of the year, there are kinds of promotions and special offers.

Macsome Inc. also supports special offers for Christmas 2017 that:

All the products of Macsome.com are 25% off.

In other words, users now save 25% to get the full version of Macsome products, including Apple Music Converter, Spotify Audio Converter and iTunes Video Converter.

There is no need discount code to get the special offers, users can get the discount purchase via any Buynow button, all the price have been already discounted.

Quick overview of Macsome products:

Macsome iTunes Converter is an all-in-one Apple Music Converter, purchased M4P and Audiobooks Converter , which can convert all the downloaded Apple Music files from M4P to MP3, and convert purchased AA / AAX to MP3 or M4A, and remove DRM protections at the same time so you can play the converted audio files without limitations any more.

Spotify Audio Converter Platinum supports decrypting DRM from the audio tracks and converting Spotify audio tracks and playlists to MP3, AAC, WAV and FLAC with quite fast conversion speed and excellent output quality, and then users can play these converted and unprotected audio files on kinds of audio players as they like.

iTunes Video Converter can convert DRM-ed iTunes M4V movies and TV Shows to popular media formats at 20X faster speed with lossless quality preserved so as to play on multimedia devices, such as iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone SE, Apple TV 4, Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, Nexus 9, Surface Pro, Roku, TVs and many other.

About Macsome

Macsome Inc. is a software development company which established in 2008 with expertise and experience in converting audio books and iTunes music, transferring iPod files and recording audio. It develops products such as Macsome Audio Book Converter, iPod File Transfer, iTunes Music Converter, Audio Recorder and so on for personal computers and mobile devices.

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How to load Apple Music tracks to PPT

PPT is a file extension for a presentation file format used by Microsoft PowerPoint, the popular presentation software commonly used for office and educational slide shows. All text images, sound and video used in the presentation are contained in the PPT file. PPT files can be viewed by PowerPoint, PowerPoint Viewer or the Open Office software suite.

PPT is very important for you to show others, if you want to make an amazing PPT, it is very helpful to add background music to it, which will make your PPT unique.

The background music sources are various. If you have some favorite Apple Music files, you want to add them to PPT, but you can’t add, for the streaming music service can be played with limitations.

Here we will talk about converting Apple Music to MP3 and adding the converted to PPT.

All-in-one Apple Music Converter – Macsome iTunes Converter

Macsome iTunes Converter is used to convert downloaded Apple Music files, purchased audio tracks including audiobooks from Audible and iBook store to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and remove DRM from the protected audio files with fast speed and lossless quality.

With its help, It is extremely simple to convert your favorite Apple Music to MP3, and then you can add MP3 files to PowerPoint as background music.

Steps to convert Apple Music to MP3 and add to PPT

Step 1, free download the latest version of iTunes Music Converter, install and run it.

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Please make sure that you have downloaded the Apple Music files you want to convert and they can work normally on your iTunes.

Step 2. Click “+” to import the downloaded Apple Music files.

Add downloaded Apple Music songs

Step 3. Click the setting icon to set the output format and output folder. If it is necessary, you can also reset the related audio parameters.

Preferences output Settings

Now the output formats include MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV, you can just to choose a suitable one and set the other parameters according to your need.

Step 4. Click the “CONVERT” button to start your iTunes music converting.

Converting Apple Music songs to MP3

Step 5. Add MP3 to PPT background music

After the conversion, now please open the PowerPoint you are editing, then click the Insert tab and click Audio icon to select the converted MP3 from the pop-up window.

Set Apple Music as PPT BGM

And then click Playback and you can set the start point here you like to play in the background of the presentation, loop until you stop the audio, tart automatically or when clicked, fade in and out or play across all slides.

Set MP3 as PPT BGM

Apple reveals 2017’s most popular apps, music, movies and more

Moana, Game of Thrones, Drake, Super Mario Run

Apple unveiled its charts ranking the most popular movies, TV shows, music, apps, books and podcasts in the U.S. for 2017 — with both new and familiar faces in the world of media and entertainment.

The No. 1 movie of the year on Apple’s iTunes was Disney’s “Moana,” followed by Disney/Lucafilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and Warner Bros. “Wonder Woman.”

In TV, perennial favorites HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” were the top three programs. New series charting in 2017 included HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” PBS’s “Victoria” and FX’s “The Americans.”

On Apple Music, Drake had the No. 1 album of the year with “More Life,” while Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” scored the most-downloaded song. Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” has already rocketed to No. 3 on the 2017 top album ranking since its Nov. 10 release.

Among free iPhone apps, Snap’s Bitmoji and Snapchat were the two top downloads for 2017, followed by YouTube, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Facebook, Google Maps, Netflix, Spotify and Uber. Nintendo’s “Super Mario Run” was the No. 1 free game for iPhone, followed by “8 Ball Pool” and “Snake VS Block.”

Top paid iPhone apps were Facetune and Tabs & Chords, while most-downloaded paid iPhone games were Ellen DeGeneres’ “Heads Up!”, Microsoft’s “Minecraft” and Ninja Kiwi’s “Bloons TD 5.”

Apple also announced the App Store editors’ picks of their favorite apps of 2017. Calm, which provides guided meditations and mindfulness exercises, was named iPhone app of the year and Splitter Critters won iPhone game honors. For iPad, Affinity Photo was named app of the year and The Witness was dubbed best game.

In podcasts, NPR’s “Fresh Air” remained the No. 1 most-downloaded show of the year, while daily news has become a popular category with new podcasts this year like the New York Times’ “The Daily and NPR’s “Up First” charting. True crime continued to drive listenership with top podcasts like ABC News’ “A Murder on Orchard Street,” the L.A. Times’ “Dirty John” and Serial Productions’ “S-Town.”

The top-downloaded iBooks in fiction were John Grisham’s “Camino Island” and Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” originally published in 1985 — newly popular thanks in part to Hulu’s Emmy-winning TV series adaptation. J.D. Vance’s working-class American family memoir “Hillbilly Elegy” was No. 1 on Apple’s nonfiction books chart, followed by Mark Manson’s “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.”

Top iTunes Movies for 2017 (U.S.)
1. “Moana”
2. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
3. “Wonder Woman”
4. “Sing”
5. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
6. “Trolls”
7. “Doctor Strange”
8. “Beauty and the Beast” (2017)
9. “Arrival”
10. “Spider-Man: Homecoming”
11. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
12. “Logan”
13. “The Boss Baby”
14. “The Lego Batman Movie”
15. “Hacksaw Ridge”
16. “The Accountant”
17. “John Wick: Chapter 2”
18. “Hidden Figures”
19. “Baby Driver”
20. “Passengers”

Top iTunes TV Shows (U.S.)
1. “Game of Thrones”
2. “The Walking Dead”
3. “The Big Bang Theory”
4. “Rick and Morty”
5. “The Americans”
6. “Suits”
7. “PAW Patrol”
8. “This Is Us”
9. “Modern Family”
10. “Grey’s Anatomy”
11. “Better Call Saul”
12. “Sherlock”
13. “Scandal”
14. “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
15. “Big Little Lies”
16. “Doctor Who”
17. “Planet Earth II”
18. “Homeland”
19. “The Flash”
20. “The Blacklist”

Top Albums (U.S.)
1. Drake, “More Life”
2. Kendrick Lamar, “Damn”
3. Taylor Swift, “Reputation”
4. Ed Sheeran, “÷ (Divide)”
5. The Weeknd, “Starboy”
6. J. Cole, “4 Your Eyez Only”
7. Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
8. Migos, “Culture”
9. Future, “Future”
10. Various Artists, “Moana”
11. Post Malone, “Stoney”
12. Original Broadway Cast of “Hamilton,” “Hamilton”
13. Various Artists, “Trolls”
14. Drake, “Views”
15. Big Sean, “I Decided”
16. Travis Scott, “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight”
17. Jay-Z, “4:44”
18. Future, “Hndrxx”
19. Khalid, “American Teen”
20. Chris Stapleton, “From A Room: Volume 1”

Top Songs (U.S.)
1. Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”
2. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, “Despacito” (feat. Justin Bieber)
3. Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
4. Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
5. Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
6. Migos, “Bad and Boujee” (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
7. Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
8. DJ Khaled, “I’m the One” (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne)
9. Post Malone, “Congratulations” (feat. Quavo)
10. Rae Sremmurd, “Black Beatles” (feat. Gucci Mane)
11. Zayn & Taylor Swift, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”
12. The Weeknd, “Starboy” (feat. Daft Punk)
13. Drake, “Fake Love”
14. James Arthur, “Say You Won’t Let Go”
15. Imagine Dragons, “Believer”
16. Future, “Mask Off”
17. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
18. Lil Uzi Vert, “XO Tour Llif3”
19. Kyle, “iSpy” (feat. Lil Yachty)
20. The Chainsmokers, “Closer” (feat. Halsey)

Source from http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/apple-2017-charts-top-movies-tv-shows-music-apps-1202632655/

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How to transfer Apple music files from iCloud to Google Drive

When iTunes users can upload their purchased Music files to iCloud, and then play these DRM-free music files on other player devices. To the DRM Music files of Apple Music & iTunes Match, it won’t work any more when users stop paying for the services. And you can’t transfer them to Google Drive.

And then how to remove DRM from the protected music of iCloud and then transfer the unprotected files to your Google Drive and other audio player as you like.

To remove the DRM from protected music of iCloud, we need a helper – Macsome iTunes Converter, take Mac version for example (Windows version is also supported.).

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Step 1, Go to download the latest version of iTunes Music Converter, follow the instruction to install and then run it.

Please make sure that if you want to convert the DRM protected music files of iCloud, you need to download them to your iTunes from iCloud at first.

Interface of iTunes Music Converter

Step 2, Click “+” to import the music files you want to convert.

And you will find all the music files are in the Music library including Apple Music files and iTunes Match music files.

Add downloaded Apple Music songs

Step 3, Set the output format and output folder by clicking the set icon. If necessary, you can also reset the related audio parameters.

Now the output formats have MP3 and AAC two choices, you can just to choose a suitable one and set the other parameters according to your need.

Preferences output Settings

Moreover, you can reset the conversion speed, the default one is 20X. If you want to get a high audio quality, you can choose a low conversion speed.

Step 4, Now click the “CONVERT” button to start your iTunes music converting.

Converting Apple Music songs to MP3

After the conversion, all the DRM protected music files are now DRM-free, and go to find the converted files to transfer them to your Google Drive to enjoy them.

About iCloud and Google Drive

iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple Inc. launched on October 12, 2011. As of July 2013, the service had 320 million users. The service provides its users with means to store data such as documents, photos, and music on remote servers for download to iOS, Macintosh or Windows devices, to share and send data to other users, and to manage their Apple devices if lost or stolen.

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, an office suite that permits collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, and more.

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