These days it’s normal to watch movies on our Macs. Usually that means streaming from Netflix or some other online service. But why should your old Blu-ray discs be left out of the party? Maybe you’ve got the discs lying around, or copied to your hard drive. Either way, you won’t be using QuickTime.
There are two ways to play Blu-ray discs on Mac: Convert Blu-ray for iTunes or make use of Blu-ray player software directly. If you’re looking to bring Blu-ray discs to your Mac, this free app can make it happen.
If you like to add movies and TV shows to your iTunes library, or to the Videos app on your iPhone and iPad, then you should be using iFlicks. iFlicks is an app that takes these plain video files and makes them beautiful. It adds artwork and metadata, and even converts them to a nice, iTunes- and iOS-friendly format. And now iFlicks 3 is out, with some great new features.
The higher the quality of video gets, the harder it is to make the files work on the variety of devices we use. That’s because all kinds of new formats, codecs and other standards create compatibility issues. Even the sharpest 4K footage ever won’t look its best on your iPhone if it’s not in the right format.
The more we use our iOS devices, the more likely we are to lose data that’s important to us. Whether because of theft, damage or neglect, plenty of us know how valuable it can be to quickly get back the data we’ve lost. Even better if you can target just the files you want, like certain photo albums or text exchanges.
Macs are marvelous machines right out of the box. But to become a power user of your powerhouse computer, you need the right apps. So we’ve rounded up four apps to enhance the ways you work with media and data.
Nothing feels quite as nice as booting up a brand new device for the first time. But opening up a new iPhone or Mac means reconnecting a lot of sensitive accounts and information. And nothing feels quite as annoying as spending all your time with your new device trying to remember and re-enter all your passwords for every website you visit or app you load.
Macs are powerful machines, but only when they’ve got the right apps. So we’ve rounded up four of the best Mac apps at some of the best prices. There are tools for keeping tidy drives, upgrading Apple’s Dock, expanding the potential of each keystroke, and lots more. Read on for more details:
There are plenty of ways to lose data you care about. Usually, it’s because a drive goes kaput, a file system is corrupt, or some other hardware or software failure. But it can also happen thanks to malware, an accidental click or a power surge due to bad weather. However your data gets lost, there are few options for getting it back.
Did you know that Gmail has more than 1.5 billion users? For a large portion of those users, email is something they must deal with on a regular basis — whether for work-related matters, personal communication or staying updated on the latest deals at their favorite retailers. Staying on top of your email can be a major pain, and even with all the smarts that Gmail offers, once you fall behind, it’s daunting to catch up.
Kiwi helps add a layer of convenience and intelligence to managing your Gmail and G Suite accounts on your Mac or Windows PC, all while offering the familiarity and comfort of Google’s mail platform.