On-demand streaming, moving to a smaller Mac, ripping DVDs, TextEdit’s superpowers, Indian Apple Stores


TextEdit can open Word files (the older .doc and newer-but-now-quite-old .docx formats), Open Document .odt files (from OpenOffice and other programs), RTF, and plain text files. It also handles HTML
TextEdit can open Word files (the older .doc and newer-but-now-quite-old .docx formats), Open Document .odt files (from OpenOffice and other programs), RTF, and plain text files. It also handles HTML

On-demand streaming services grew to 317 billion streams in 2015 — In 2015, on-demand music streaming services (Spotify, Apple Music, Rhapsody, Pandora, Cricket, Google Play, Medianet, Slacker, Xbox Music, YouTube, and VEVO) grew to 317 billion streams, doubling from 2014, which saw 164.5 billion songs streamed, according to Nielsen’s year-end music report, as noted by TechCrunch.
Album sales were down by 6% in 2015, but that’s better than 2014, when they dropped by 11%. What’s more, sales of vinyl grew in 2015. Sales were up 30%, and accounted for almost 9 % of physical album sales.

How to manage media when migrating to a Mac with a smaller drive — Their new computer has a 128GB drive while the old one was 512GB. They have a Time Capsule backup and wonder if they can make choices while restoring the backup.
This is not uncommon; Glenn Fleishman does his best to explain how.

Easiest DVD ripper — When you need to rip movies to your Mac’s hard drive, the US$24.95 RipIt from Little App Factory does it well and does it quickly. While it’s a no-frills app, no other software may meet your needs better.

Reasons to love TextEdit, your secret powerhouse of rich text — 
A utility that dates back before OS X to Next operating systems still delivers a punch for handling text formats and converting one to another. [And it’s already on every Mac, in the Applications folder. I use it constantly.]

Indian government ready to push through approval of local Apple Stores — The Indian government is said to be preparing to fast-track approval of the country’s first Apple Stores, detouring normal rules about foreign ownership.

 

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One thought on “On-demand streaming, moving to a smaller Mac, ripping DVDs, TextEdit’s superpowers, Indian Apple Stores”

  1. MacUpdate – my first port of call with any new software suggestion – RipIT for example – has tales of woe re Ripit . It seems Ripit is R.I.P – it now tends to crash on launch with no response from developer. You may want to try something else; HandBrake or Mac DVDripper both highly recommended on MacUpdate.

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