MacX DVD Ripper Pro: Convert DVD to MP4 for Mac, iPad, iPhone [Summer Giveaway]

MacX DVD Ripper Pro: Convert DVD to MP4 for Mac, iPad, iPhone [Summer Giveaway]

Many Mac users have collected a shelf full of DVDs that are collecting dust now that the world has moved on to streaming digital content. Chances are good that some of your favorite films are sitting in a box on that shelf — if only there was a way to convert them to formats that are useful on your iPhone or iPad … well, there is! MacX DVD Ripper Pro is a new and fast DVD conversion app for Mac, utilizing Level-3 Hardware Acceleration technology to rip even epic movies in minutes. This Summer, bring back the fun and excitement of your DVD movie collections with the assistance of MacX DVD Ripper Pro.

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macXvideo: A versatile and free app for 4K video processing and sharing

macXvideo: A versatile and free app for 4K video processing and sharing

There is a great demand for 4K video for social sharing on YouTube, Facebook, and other platforms, but not everyone has the skills to edit and process the video. An easy-to-use video processing tool with the ability to turn raw footage into an edited masterpiece that can be shared is what you need. macXvideo is a brand new and free Mac app targeted at preparing 4K videos for social sharing on services like YouTube and Facebook, but it’s also a fast and powerful way to edit video each and every day.

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Jamf Now: Mobile Device Management for teams and small businesses, and this week’s sponsor

Jamf Now: Mobile Device Management for teams and small businesses, and this week’s sponsor

When you’re running a team or small business, you have much better things to do than act as an IT department. So how do you ensure that all of the Macs, iPhones, and iPads in your business are set up with the software you need, inventoried, managed wherever they may be located, and secured? Jamf Now is a powerful cloud-based tool to manage Apple devices that lets you get back to running your business, and it's this week's sponsor of Apple World Today.

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AR Tape Measure 2.0 from It’s About Time Products: This week’s sponsor

AR Tape Measure 2.0 from It’s About Time Products: This week’s sponsor

Apple’s ARKit is a framework that’s part of iOS 11 that lets developers create augmented reality (AR) experiences for the iPhone and iPad. One of the first developers we knew of that created AR apps was this week’s sponsor, It’s About Time Products, and we’re happy to tell you about the free AR Tape Measure 2.0 app.

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AWT News Update: October 2, 2017

AWT News Update: October 2, 2017

Another month has passed, and we're now in October! We have a new sponsor for this month and a handful of interesting news bits for your listening pleasure:

  • Like iMessage? Try two new products from It's About Time Products made especially for your messaging pleasure -- Color Text Bubbles and WordSwipe. Find out more here!
  • Apple will announce the fourth quarter 2017 fiscal year results on November 2, 2017
  • LG has released a new version of its Mac utility for the UltraFine 4K and 5K displays
  • DJI is providing an update to its apps to prevent drones from connecting to the internet and sharing location data to servers
  • Safeway has announced that it's rolling out Apple Pay 
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AWT News Update: July 10, 2017

AWT News Update: July 10, 2017

Happy Monday! We start off this week with a new sponsor, a new region with Apple Maps transit directions, a deal on Oculus Rift, and a new rumor about the iPhone 8:

  • A big welcome to AWT sponsor of the week EverWeb
  • Vegas, Baby! And Reno, Sparks and Carson City, too! They're all covered by transit directions in Apple Maps now
  • There's a sale on Oculus Rift VR headsets and Oculus Touch controllers this week, $200 off the regular price. Get it now, because it will probably work with Mac soon
  • Bloomberg says the iPhone 8 might come with advanced facial recognition to replace Touch ID
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Postbox: The email app for Mac power users and this week's AWT sponsor

Postbox: The email app for Mac power users and this week's AWT sponsor

For many casual Mac users, the default Apple Mail app is adequate. For those who are power users sending and receiving hundreds of emails each day, Mail just doesn’t cut it. Postbox (US$40) is a powerful and flexible desktop email application for power users that begins where Mail’s limited feature set ends.

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Frustrated by winmail.dat files? Letter Opener saves the day!

Frustrated by winmail.dat files? Letter Opener saves the day!

Anyone who has owned a Mac has run into them — those mysterious winmail.dat files. You try double-clicking on those files and nothing happens, leaving you to wonder what someone from the world of Windows was trying to send you. Fortunately, there is a solution available in the form of Letter Opener for macOS, macOS Mail and iOS (free trial for macOS and iOS with in-app premium purchases).

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Looking FWD: Countdown timer for iOS and this week's sponsor

Looking FWD: Countdown timer for iOS and this week's sponsor

There’s nothing more exciting than a countdown. As the days, minutes and seconds tick down to the launch of something — whether it be a rocket, a product, or another year of life — we all experience that adrenaline rush of anticipation. Now you can extend that feeling to even more events with Looking FWD (free to try with a $1.99 in-app purchase), a new iOS app from indie developer John Mackay. Looking FWD is this week’s sponsor of Apple World Today, and we’re proud to let you know all about this great app. 

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​4K Video Downloader for Mac: Download video content from YouTube, Vimeo and more with this great app from our sponsor

​4K Video Downloader for Mac: Download video content from YouTube, Vimeo and more with this great app from our sponsor

Have a bunch of favorite music videos that you’d like to keep forever? How about having 4K video content on your 5K Retina iMac in order to wow your friends? YouTube has an almost infinite supply of great content to watch, but sometimes it’s better to just download it instead of trying to stream it. This week’s Apple World Today sponsor is 4K Video Downloader for Mac, and it’s the perfect Mac app for downloading your favorite videos.

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​Spidercase Rugged Full-Body Case for iPhone 7: This Week's Apple World Today Sponsor

​Spidercase Rugged Full-Body Case for iPhone 7: This Week's Apple World Today Sponsor

You finally got that Jet Black iPhone 7 you wanted, didn't you? Want to keep it looking nice and avoid those "micro-abrasions"? Maybe you went with a Silver iPhone 7 Plus, and although you know it's waterproof, you'd like a bit more protection. Spidercase has the perfect case for your new iPhone, and as this week's sponsor of Apple World Today, we're going to get you as excited about these amazing cases as we are!

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AWT News Update: October 5, 2016

AWT News Update: October 5, 2016

Today we welcome Pagico 8 as our sponsor of Apple World Today and our podcasts. Be sure to check out this cross-platform data and task management app that will keep you and your business running smoothly. In our Apple-related news bits today:

  • A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owner moves to iPhone 7 after his replacement phone catches on fire and a plane is evacuated as a result (see photo above)
  • Apple assembly partner Foxconn now has 40,000 robots working in factories
  • Apple's first iOS Developer Academy opens this week near Naples, Italy
  • Apple assures everyone that the iPhone 7 camera lenses are indeed covered with sapphire
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​Pagico 8: Cross-platform task and data management, and this week's Apple World Today Sponsor

​Pagico 8: Cross-platform task and data management, and this week's Apple World Today Sponsor

On September 30, the developers at NOTES 17 released the latest version of their cross-platform task and data management app — Pagico 8. Apple World Today is thrilled to be sponsored by Pagico 8 this week, and we’d like to share details of the updated app with you.

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This week's sponsor: WinningWP

This week's sponsor: WinningWP

This week, we’re proud to have a new sponsor for Apple World Today — WinningWP.

A surprising number of Apple World Today readers are also bloggers, and many of them use WordPress as their content management system of choice. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use, the engine behind more than 60 million websites as of 2012 and used by more than 27.5% of all websites. It’s not just small websites that use WordPress — big names like Time.com and TechCrunch.com are powered by it.

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