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How to get DRM-free Apple Music Songs

All the music songs from Apple Music are DRM limited. When you cancel your Apple Music subsctiption, all the files including the downloaded Music from Apple Music can’t be played any more.

If you can remove DRM from these protected music files, and then you can play these songs without limitations any longer. And the Apple Music files are DRM-free.

Macsome iTunes Converter is the tool to deal with the Apple Music files with DRM. It help users remove DRM from Apple Music and convert to the popular audio formats including MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and so on, so you can play the converted music files on whatever audio player you like and transfer to whatever devices you like.

Follow the next step-by-step guide to get your Apple Music files’ DRM removed.

Step 1, Go to download the latest version of iTunes Music Converter by clicking the next download button according to your system, and then install and run it.

In the next, all the conversion are working with Macsome iTunes Converter for Mac.

Windows Version Download

Mac Version Download

Step 2. Now you can click “+” to import the downloaded Apple Music files.

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

Add downloaded Apple Music songs

Step 3. Click the setting icon to set the output format and output folder.

Preferences output Settings

There are four output formats including MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV for users to choose. If necessary, you can also reset the related audio parameters.

Moreover, you can reset the conversion speed according to your need, the default one is 10X. If you want to get a high audio quality, you can choose a low conversion speed.

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

Converting Apple Music songs to MP3

After the conversion, you can find the converted files which are all DRM-free, and you can play them anywhere and anytime.

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How to cast Apple Music to Chromecast Audio

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Apple Music is a streaming Music service, and all the Apple Music files are DRM protected. After you have Apple Music’s subscription, you can play, enjoy and download these music tracks with the Apple account, but you can’t transfer them or copy them to other non-Apple Music player and devices.

If you are Apple Music subscribers and want to cast apple music to Chromecast Audio, what to do?

Macsome Apple Music Converter is a perfect utility to decrypt DRM from Apple Music songs or playlists legally, and convert Apple Music songs to unprotected audio files like MP3, M4A, M4B, FLAC, or WAV losslessly, so you can easily cast the converted Apple Music songs to Chromecast Audio.

Remove DRM from Apple Music so as to stream on Chromecast Audio.

To convert Apple Music songs well, users need to free download Macsome iTunes Converter at first.

Windows Version Download

Mac Version Download

Step 1, After you download the program, double click to install the trial version of Apple Music Converter on your PC, and then run it.

User Interface

Step 2, click the Add button and select the audio files you want to convert from iTunes library.

Add Downloaded Apple Music

After you choose the music files you would like to convert, click “OK”, and then all the audio tracks files you selected would be listed on the main window.

Step 3, Set the output format by clicking the Setting icon, here we choose MP3 format. After iTunes Converter V3.0.0, the default conversion speed is super fast. There is no need to set the conversion speed.

Set MP3 as the output format

Step 4, click the Convert button to start converting.

Convert M4P to MP3

After the conversion, you get the unprotected MP3 music files from protected Apple Music files.

Step 5. Upload the converted songs to Google Play music or Plex, and then use Chromecast Audio streaming them.

All the process is very simple, even you are a new user, you can easily use the program to convert your audio files quickly. Why not free download it and take a try.

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How to cancel Apple Music on computer

If you are a new user of Apple Music, you can have three months free trail.

After the 3 months, you need $9.99 / month to get access to the full Apple Music experience.

If you don’t like to cost for Apple Music any more, you need to cancel the Apple Music subscription by yourself.

Here we take “How to cancel the subscription of Apple Music on your computer” for example to show you how to do.

1. Open iTunes.

2. If you’re not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID. If your Mac has Touch ID, you can use it to log in when you’re asked for your password.

3. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > View My Account.

View my account

4. Enter your password or use Touch ID, then press the Return or Enter key on your keyboard, or click View Account.

On the Account Information page:

  • Scroll to the Settings section.
  • To the right of Subscriptions, Click Manage.
  • To the right of the subscription you want to manage, click Edit.

Subscriptions Manage

If you don’t see a subscription but are still being charged, make sure that you’re signed in with the correct Apple ID. If so, you might have subscribed directly with the provider and not through iTunes. In this case, contact the content publisher or app developer directly to cancel your subscription.

5. Use the options to manage your subscription. You can choose a different subscription offering, or click Cancel Subscription to cancel your subscription. If you cancel, your subscription will stop at the end of the current billing cycle.

Account Settings

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How to Stream Apple Music to Amazon Echo

Generally speaking, if users want to use Alexa voice control to control Amazon Echo to play Apple Music, this is impossible and unrealizable, you know that Apple Music is not the built-in App of Amazon Echo. If you want to play Apple Music on Amazon Echo with your iPhone or other device which supports Apple Music App, just follow the Method 1. Or else, if you want to upload Apple Music to Amazon so as to use lexa voice control to play the music files, follow the Method 2.

Method 1: Stream Apple Music on Amazon Echo via Bluetooth

Yes, this method is very simple, what you need is just one setting steps. However this needs your devices which supports Apple Music playing working as well.

In the next example, we take iPhone setting as an example.

Click Settings icon > tap on Bluetooth. Then you will see Amazon Echo device after searching and just pair it with iPhone.

Open Bluetooth on iPhone

Method 2: Upload your downloaded Apple Music to Amazon so as to play them directly

Apple Music supports streaming music like Amazon Music Unlimited, which are DRM protected. That is to say, you can’t freely transfer them to other audio players even you have “downloaded” for playing offline

Similarly, you can’t upload these downloaded Apple Music songs to Amazon as well. If you can remove the annoying DRM, and then you can upload them to Amazon without limitation any longer.

Macsome iTunes Converter is the tool which you are looking for. It supports an ideal solution for converting protected iTunes Audio files, including downloaded Apple Music files, and purchased music and Audiobooks from Audible.com and so on.

First of all, free download the Apple Music files you want.

Open your iTunes, and find your whole Apple Music category. And then select the Apple Music files, click “…” to add them to “Playlist”. After this, you can choose the Playlist and click the cloud icon to download it to play offline.

Second, free download the latest version of Macsome Apple Music Converter, install and run it.

Windows Version Download

Mac Version Download

Third, when you click “+” button, all the music files including the downloaded Apple Music files will be listed, now select them and click “OK”, and all the music files has been added. Batch conversion is also supported.

Add downloaded Apple Music songs

Forth, after you add these music files, now you can click the setting icon to set the output format and output folder. Here are MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV for kinds of users.

Preferences output Settings

Fifth, you can click “CONVERT” button and start conversion.

Converting Apple Music songs to MP3

Upload the Converted Apple Music Songs to Amazon

After the conversion, you can upload the converted Apple Music songs to My Music on Amazon from your computer. And then you can control the music playing via your Alexa device.

Amazon.inc supports free users up to 250 songs storage to My Music.

Now Run Amazon Music app on your PC or Mac and log in your ID, then drag and drop files from your computer into the Upload selection in the right sidebar under Actions.

Upload Apple Music to Amazon music

And then Select My Music > Songs > choose Offline filter in the right navigation sidebar and click the upload icon to choose the converted Apple Music files or folder to upload. And now you can start uploading.

Upload music to Amazon

After the above steps, you can use Alexa to play these songs on your Amazon Echo and so on.

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How to copy Apple Music playlist to Spotify

Some users complained that, after they made a wonderful playlist, but they don’t like the interface, any ways to copy the playlist from Apple Music to Spotify.

Both Apple Music and Spotify are online streaming music services.  All their music files are protected with DRM. If you want to copy one to other one, you need to remove DRM and then transfer the converted music files to Spotify as you like.

To solve the problem better, we need a third party tool – Macsome iTunes Converter to help you remove DRM and convert to unprotected music format like MP3, AAC, WAV and so on, and then you can transfer them to Spotify.

Now follow the next step-by-step guide to finish the transferring from Apple Music to Spotify.

Step 1. Login your Apple ID, and download the music files of the playlist from Apple Music.

Step 2. Free Download Macsome iTunes Converter, install and run it on your Mac.

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Macsome iTunes Converter supports converting any Audio tracks including Music songs, albums, purchased Audio books and so on to MP3, AAC, FLAC and so on. Even the audio files are protected and limited with DRM, if you can play them on iTunes normally, you can convert them with its help.

Not only Mac version, the iTunes Converter also supports a Windows version for Windows users.

Step 3. Click “+” to import the downloaded Apple Music files from the library or playlist. All the Apple Music files you have downloaded the Apple Music files you want to convert and they can work normally on your iTunes.

Add downloaded Apple Music songs

Step 4. Click the setting icon to set the output format and output folder. There are four output formats including MP3, AAC, FLAC and WMA for you to choose. If necessary, you can also reset the related audio parameters.

Moreover, you can reset the conversion speed, the default one is 10X. If you want to get a higher audio quality, you can choose a lower conversion speed.

Preferences output Settings

Step 5. Click the “CONVERT” button to start your converting.

Converting Apple Music songs to MP3

After you complete the conversion, you can find all the converted Music files on you Mac, and then you can add them to your Spotify.

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AudioConvertertips: How to convert Audiobook AAX to MP3 on Mac

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You know that all purchased Audiobooks are AA or AAX protected formats. There are full with limitations that you can’t play or listen to Audiobooks on any devices as you like.

If you want to listen to them on a new audio player, you will find it won’t work unless you can authorize them at first.

Have you ever thought of converting these AAX audiobooks to MP3 format, and then you can play these converted MP3 audiobooks without limitation any longer?

You can try  Macsome Audio Book Converter , which can convert kinds of iTunes AA / AAX AudioBooks to MP3, AAC format, and split these big audiobooks to small pieces with chapter kept.

Step-by-step guide to convert AAX to MP3 format.

If you have purchased one Audiobook, make sure that you have authorized it to your computer.

Step 1, go to free download the latest version of Macsome Audio Book Converter,  and then install and run it. The software will load all the playable audiobooks from the iTunes Books library automatically.

add-itunes-audiobooks

Step 2. Click Profile button and select the required profile in Output File Format drop-down list. You can also click the Macsome AudioBook Converter menu and select Preferences to customize the Output Settings by clicking Choose… to set the destination.

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Step 4. Click the Convert button and then the selected files will be listed in the window that pops up. And the Status will keep updating the status of the files until that the conversion finished.

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After the conversion is done, you can play the converted MP3 or AAC files wherever you like.

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New Google Doodle Celebrates Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Inventor of Microbiology

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The doodle represents the “little animals” Leeuwenhoek discovered that later became known as bacteria

Monday marks the 384th birthday of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, credited with being the first microbiologist.

While he might not be a household name today, the Dutch textile salesman ground and polished his own lenses, and was the first human to discover the existence of bacteria, single celled creatures, and spermatozoa.

Working from his dwellings above a marketplace in the Dutch city of Delft, his home-made lenses were so finely constructed that some of the organisms he discovered were not seen again for another century.

Doodle designer Gerben Steenks says, “I chose to make it an animated Doodle to show the ‘before and after’ experience that Antoni van Leeuwenhoek had — looking through a microscope and seeing a surprising new world.”

Van Leeuwenhoek wrote in a letter to the Royal Society of London that he had seen “little animals” in lake water he had collected for his first microscopic experiment. “He saw a whole world in a drop of water,” writes Google.(Referral: Google Video Downloader)

Source from http://time.com/4542058/antoni-van-leeuwenhoek-google-doodle/