MacX DVD Ripper Pro – Save Favorite DVDs for Viewing, Anytime!

I’m not sure who buys DVDs anymore, but we all definitely have a bunch lying around the house. In the age of digital, no one wants to carry around or keep track of physical media. That’s just archaic. What you need is a way to save the contents of DVDs and put them on a device from which you can find and view them, whenever you want.

MacX DVD Ripper provided just the ticket.

This app, meant for Macs, allows you to quickly rip DVDs and save them on your Mac. It also provides for a fast and easy way to organize what you’ve ripped so you can get to them in an instant. An incredibly easy to use app, it does all the hard techie stuff for you. There is no need to open up a user’s manual and sift through it. Simply download the app and start using it.

MacX DVD Ribber Pro featured

First off, the app has built in smarts to bypass encryptions and protections on the DVD. You don’t have to figure anything out here, whereas with other apps, you do. If you have a desire to make certain changes to how the app work, you are welcome to do so, the facilities are there at your disposal, but you are not required to. This makes this app perfect for non technical folks as well as super techies.

The functionality does not stop at saving DVDs. You can also use MacX to clip out sections of video and save those for later use or post them on social media.

To get the DVD ripping started, or anything else, you put the DVD into the Mac drive and select the DVD Button on the app. Select the correct profile so that you save the DVD data into a format of your choosing. Examples include files for iPads, files for iPhones, and files for other destination operating systems, including Android devices, Windows phones and tablets.

The actual deciphering and copying of the DVD goes pretty quickly, but if you want superb quality, you can choose settings that more data is captured, which requires copying at a slower speed.

Once the DVD is loaded, you click on Run and the app takes care of the rest. As mentioned earlier, if you know about the intricate details involved in download and decryption and want to make some small changes to codecs to adjust frame rates, bit rates and resolutions, you have the ability to do so in MacX.

If there were anything I could change in the app, it would be to clean up the look and feel and make it less technical looking. It was a bit intimidating at first, but I was able to catch on quickly as it used more frequently.

If you are in the market for a DVD ripper and you own a Mac, I highly recommend purchasing MacX DVD Ripper Pro to ensure your copies are done well. The results are astonishing and the app makes the saves so much easier to find.

Bingo with a Twist- Toilet Bingo

In Toilet Bingo, plumber ‘Bingo Bob’ has been invited to visit the Buckingham Palace. The queen requires the skilled man to perform a special request –  replumb her bathroom and install a bingo machine in the loo!

Whoever you are at some point you must have come across a person shouting ‘Bingo!’. You might have seen the game being played in movies or even tried it out for yourself – maybe you just watched grandma play?

Whether you are familiar with the game or not, it doesn’t matter. Bingo is a game known for its simplicity and most of all the fun factor! It just takes a few minutes to learn and voila! – you are on your way to becoming the bingo champ.

Once the game was mainly played in casinos and halls, but now you can enjoy the delights of bingo from the palm of your hand. In Toilet Bingo the rules are extra easy. Your bingo balls appear in the toilet and your bingo card is the toilet mat.

Pay attention to the numbers on your mat, if your number appears in the toilet drag the hand towards it and pick it up. Alternatively, flush the toilet if the number on your bingo ball does not match any on your mat. You are required to finish the game before the timer runs out.

 

The object of the game is to line up your balls with the numbers on the mat either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Be careful not to put yourself at a disadvantage, picking up the wrong numbered ball will take off seconds from the clock. A little focus and memorization will go a long way.

Bingo is a social game and Toilet Bingo ensures you do not lose out on that experience. You can play with your friends and compete for the number one spot on the worldwide toilet door leaderboard. Another cool feature is grabbing a sharpie and engaging in a little harmless mischief!

Features:

  • Pick up and play game – no signing up, choose a username and get going
  • Minimalist game – effortless in-game navigation
  • Amusing graphics – crystal clear graphics that will tickle your funny bone
  • Bathroom door jokes – think you have a toilet joke worthy enough? Send it through!
  • Enthusiastic game sounds – toggle between sound settings easily
  • Leaderboard – be the bingo master!
  • Sharpie feature – fancy writing graffiti on the wall for the world to see? Do it!
  • Join the Facebook community for more updates
  • Purchase anti-graffiti liquid – keep those walls permanently clean

After playing a round of Toilet Bingo one can begin to understand why the game is wildly popular and addictive! So, “have you heard the joke about the toilet?” Get Toilet Bingo for the answer and endless entertainment!

MacX MediaTrans – Keep Your iOS World Organized and in Synch the Easy Way

Keeping your life organized has become easier now that we have electronics at the ready, 24/7. The hard part is keeping those devices working in tip top shape and keeping what you use, organized. We all have so many things we compiled and saved on our iPhones, iPads and Mac machines, but when one of the mobile devices puts its hands up and says, “I can’t take any more data!” you know something has to change.

MacX MediaTrans is an app for Macs that allows you to easily manage all of your iOS devices and move things around with simple swipes and taps. You can backup items that are taking up space on your iPhone or iPad and keep them safe on the Mac. Then, when you want them back on your device, MacX MediaTrans is ready to help you with that, too.

There are different functional areas to MacX MediaTrans:

  • Photo Backup – save photos currently on your iPhone or iPad to your Mac. You can recall them whenever you need to.
  • Music Manager – move music files from your iPhone/iPad to the Mac and manage them, as well. You can create playlists and move the files around, and these will all transfer seamlessly to each mobile device.
  • Video Transfer – easily transfer videos from mobile devices to save space and increase performance. Convert videos into a format that’s iOS compatible.
  • Make Ringtones – capture and save any 40 seconds of your favorite song or instrumental to make a customized ringtone.
  • Flash Drive – use your iPhone as a flash drive to your Mac, saving files of all kinds.

MediaTrans app

The app’s layout is simple to use and easy to read. As you navigate through each of the functional areas, the app provides menu items at the top of the screen based on the functional area. For instance, if you are managing music, you’ll see an option to Export, Add Music, Edit, Delete Music and Refresh. It also gives you a list of items or playlists down the left sidebar menu. In the video area, you get similar functions, but it also lists various categories of videos, such as TV Shows, Movies, and Video Recorded.

At the bottom of these screens, you will see how much memory each functional area is consuming on your Mac along with the total number of items. This gives you an idea of how much space is being consumed and will let you know what you can put back onto your mobile devices.

As it stands, MacX MediaTrans is amazing. What I would love to see is the ability to push files from my mobile to the Mac using a MacX MediaTrans add-on of some sorts.

I have already transferred several videos and music files that I no longer actively use, but know full well they are still there when I need them.

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Warsmoke – Epic MMO SLG – Post World War Game that Tests Your Tactical Knowhow

Gamers love a challenge – always. Some gamers go for speed to test their reflexes, other gamers like a game with more depth and complexity, to test their minds. Most strategic based games can be puzzle based, games of chess, or they could be ones that are based on war tactics.

WarSmoke takes a little from multiple types of games and brings it all together in a world war type of game in which the player gets to choose generals and moves that his troops will make to defend or overtake cities or to rescue prisoners from the enemy.

WarSmoke bases its background in post World War I. I have not been able to determine if it takes place during World War II or before that, but in any case, the app opens up to a quick tutorial that explains what has happened so you have context on where you are when the game actually starts.

Warsmoke

 

You simply tap through the screens and follow the prompts to the game. Then when the game actually starts, the app prompts you through the taps and clicks you need to make to set things up. This includes the city you wish to base your game out of, the general you want in command and so forth.

Once these options are chosen, you are taken to the city and your next mission. It could be to take over the city and gain possession of the resources embedded within, or it could be to venture to a dark hidden locale in which several of your troop has been held captive.

The cities and areas to capture appear on a grid. Each block designates an area that, if red, is held by the enemy. Once you secure ownership of an area or block, that block becomes green.

Whatever the case may be, as you capture and collect more, you increase your powers and your choices. This include generals and armaments. As you progress through the game, you will see the battles increase in complexity, requiring more thought behind who you want to have in the leadership position and what offensive and defensive mechanisms you will choose.

I have to say that once all the prompts stopped and the actual enemy was on my doorstep, I fell apart. I was not sure how I was supposed to fire at them from my tanks. So, I started tapping away near and on top of the enemy and from my own tank until I finally destroyed them. This earned me a victory and I gained ownership of the city.

Once receiving ownership, the app showed me exactly what I earned: some logs, some iron and a few other things. It was interesting. I would say the graphics are somewhat realistic, but can use some improvements.

What I really liked was the prompts and cues on what needs to be done next. This is a huge plus for newcomers to the game.

If you are looking to test your skill on the battlefield, download WarSmoke today!

An Optimal and Fun Way to Stay Fit – Thai Kickboxing Workout: Beginner

Exercise is essential to keeping well, but sometimes we can get bored with the workouts we do. It’s so important to change up your exercise regimen to thwart the onset of boredom and eventual abandonment of exercise altogether.

If you are in search of a new and fun exercise routine, then I highly recommend giving Thai Kickboxing Workout: Beginner a try. It’s an app that you can download on your iOS device and use wherever and whenever works best for you.

That is the number one asset to the app, that you can take your workout with you. You don’t have to attend a class or try to fit a class into you already hectic schedule.

The app is intrinsically designed to be easy to use, and it most certainly is. Its focus is to be of value to all people, of any age. So, your whole family can use it, even grandma! The instructions are well laid out and take you step by step through each routine. The videos are also presented in such a way as to give you a sense of being in the same room with the instructor, so you can see the moves from different angles and be able to mimic them.

Thai Kickboxing featured

Once you download, you can go straight to the videos, but I would recommend reading up on the app to learn how to work your way through the videos. This app is meant for beginners and newcomers to Thai kickboxing, so following in the intended order of lessons will help you get the most out of this app without becoming annoyed.

The videos have been created by Edge Brown in his own world renowned studio in San Francisco, Gym 445. Each video lesion has been captured from different angles and the app shows two at the same time, so you can easily see what Edge is doing and how he does it, so you can follow.

Lessons include the basics in Thai kick boxing mixed with other exercises such as effective jump roping techniques, routines in plyometrics, and shadow boxing.

The entire layout of the app and ease of use makes it even more fun to use. Some apps tend to have too much going on, which detracts from the main goal of the app, to help you get fit.

I especially liked the introduction to the app and how he eases you into the exercise routines. There is great guidance on how to pace yourself, so you don’t overdo it and become entirely turned off to this revolutionary fitness experience.

If I could change anything in the app it would be to add the ability to set some goals and track them from within the app, and maybe get reminders to keep me on track.

If you are looking for a new workout that is highly effective, fun, and something you can get the entire family involved in, Thai Kickboxing Workout: Beginner is the app to download and share!

Music Messenger Makes it Easy to Share YouTube Songs

We all have loads of songs that are our favorites and videos we love to watch on YouTube, but when you come across one that you absolutely have to share with your best friend, you are stopped short in your tracks, because it’s just not a straightforward task to perform in YouTube.

Now, take Music Messenger. It’s been out for some time, but took a break for a while. In its initial run, most people loved what it had to offer. It makes sense of YouTube by providing a superb search engine from which to explore and find songs you know and love, and to make new discoveries.

It’s a music player of sorts, but feeds off of what is already in YouTube, so in a nutshell, it allows you to dig around in YouTube and then pull out what you like, save it, and store it in a way that makes sense to you, so you can find it again and so you can share it.

The sharing is the big game changer with Music Messenger. While YouTube does not make it easy to share, Music Messenger does.

When you download and set up your Music Messenger account, it will ask for permission to access your contacts list. You will have to say yes if you want the app to be able to send to friends. On your end, you will need to provide a phone number. While the app does not specifically say which phone number, I would assume it to be your cell phone number, otherwise, anything else would not make sense.

The one feature that sets Music Messenger apart from just using YouTube is that you can customize messages that you send to friends. These customizations include screen shots and verbiage. It adds some zing to a message that would otherwise just be a link to song. Creating these messages is as easy as using the entire app. It’s all right there at your fingertips.

Music Messenger

 

To start using the app, you most likely are going to use the Search and Explore function. From here you can type in keywords to look for song based on words in the title or artist or genre. If you would prefer narrowing down your choices, you can go into either the Trending list or Charts list. From here your searches are just taps into areas that are defined.

After finding songs you like, you can add them to existing or newly created playlists. These playlists are something that will coincide with your YouTube playlists, as well.

Once you’ve built up songs and playlists, both can be shared. You can send individual song or full playlists to people on your contacts list, and package them up nicely with a customized messaging format. I thought this was really neat and all of my friends really like it as well.

What I would like to figure out is how to make sure that all of my iOS devices have the same set of playlists and songs as I have setup on my iPhone. I have been doing everything from the iPhone, but I’m not even sure if I will see the same things on my iPad.

I am sure that is a supported feature, and I’ll have to tinker around with the Music Messenger to figure it out. Until them, I am going to take full advantage of the app to make using YouTube an easier experience for me. I am also looking forward to making more customized messages to send out soon!

Middle East Empire 2027 – Rule Them All

What comes to your mind when you hear the words ‘Middle East’? It might be the exotic cuisine, or the long list of natural attractions. In Middle East Empire 2027 an uprising has occurred and players can only think of one thing – the strategy that will win the war.

Skip the signing up and jump straight into what could be a very interesting and eventful time. Start by choosing a country in which you have all the control.

What makes the game so intriguing is your duty to make certain that your country is strong and stable before you can even consider waging war.

Middle East Empire 2027 is the war game that makes you read, think, and plan before you can act. It is one where you are required to snoop and sneak to gain valuable information, so that you can strike while the iron is hot!

Naturally, being a great leader is not going to be a walk in the park, it will include observing reports concerning economies, spy operations, and general relations.

Middle East Empire Screenshot

Beyond observing, you will have to make various purchases in the technology room, and decide from where you will purchase your arms. There is a time for everything under the Eastern sun, and after times of peace there will come a time for war, this is when you will venture into the war room.

You will be competing against brilliant AI in this turn based game. At the end of every game you will have the opportunity to see how well you did as a leader.

Compelling gameplay awaits for anyone who is willing to get down to some serious strategic planning – not forgetting the copious amounts of fun!

Features

  • Simple graphics with entertaining game sounds and conversation
  • Quick access to game settings and screenshot option
  • Share the enjoyment with other players and be a part of the online community
  • Easily keep an eye on rank and power
  • Extremely helpful information guide and tutorial – giving you all the details on how to get started and where your focus should lie at the beginning of the game
  • To aid your mission you have to purchase arms, spy on other countries, upgrade your economy and technology, create relationships where it will benefit you, and where it will not benefit to make any relationships… enter the war room!
  • iGindis Games continues to add improvements to Middle East Empire 2027
  • Token shop available.

 

War games, what are they good for? It is simple, it is the thrill of looking at your options, crafting a strategy, and witnessing if your execution wins or fails. Try your hand at Middle East Empire 2027 and find out if you have got what it takes to lead.

Feline Finder Finds the Right Feline for You

If you are in the market for a pet and you know you want a cat or a kitten, but don’t know what steps to take to get there, consider downloading Feline Finder. It’s an app that allows you to search for cats and kittens that have been rescued and need a loving home. The beauty of the app is that it allows you to enter data about yourself and what you are looking for in a cat, so when you make your final choice, you are getting a pet that works well with you.

Oftentimes, people are oblivious to the characters of animals, but believe me, they have them. If your character does not work well with your pet’s character, only bad things will happen. You will have difficulty training that animal and it will not end pretty.

Using Feline Finder, you can be assured that you will be making an educated decision. The app has a survey that allows you to answer a bunch of questions. This helps the app narrow down the list of possibilities for you. It will also only list possible candidates based on your location, unless you state otherwise.

If you’d rather go straight into searching for a cat, you can skip the survey. Some folks already know what kind of cat they are looking for, and know what type of temperament will coexist with theirs.

The app does a great job of listing details about each breed. When you find a cat, you can view its details. Things like: General Information and Breed. For General Information, it gives you type of cat, the size, the age, sex and whether or not it’s been spayed or neutered. The details include information about its breed, as this has great bearing on its temperament. On the General Information page for a cat, you will also find easy access to the phone number of the rescuer, so you can set up a meeting if you want. You can also share this information with others, so you can get input and help when deciding.

I wanted to go back to the survey, because I thought that was key to using this app, even if you think you already know what you are looking for. Take the survey was extremely easy, and made me really think hard about what kind of cat would really work for me, based on the questions I was answering. If it were not for these questions, I may have based my decision solely on looks!

I’m not really certain there’s much you can do to improve the app, except to make it easier to chat or interact with the rescue center directly from within the app.

For now, Feline Finder is a really app to use if you are looking for a cat to adopt and want to be sure you are making the right choice. Not only will you find a friend, you may even get to know yourself better.