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How to Get Steam for Mac?

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If you are an avid gamer, Steam needs no introduction -the multiplayer game platform that is most used to play multiplayer online games like Counter Strike and DOTA, possibly the most popular game platform available today. Ever wondered how you could install Steam for Mac systems. If you have been struggling to get steam on your mac systems, this article is just for you. And if you never used Airplay on Mac. Here is an easy guide to turn on the Airplay on Mac.

How to Get Steam for Mac?

It encompasses thousands of games and allows them to buy and download games, expansion packs and mods, all in one place! Having recently moved to the Mac with my purchase of the Macbook Pro, I wondered “Does steam work on Mac?” and to my delight, it does! With joy, I decided to pen down this post describing how to get Steam for Mac to let people know!

What is Steam?

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First though, a little about Steam for those who don’t know…

Steam is an online digital distribution platform for games and social networking. Developed by the Valve Corporation in2003 and soon gained popularity when Half-Life 2 launched through it. Originally, it gained fame thanks to the initial games of the Half-Life modded Counter-Strike being played on it, since it was mandatory for people to have Steam in order to play Counter-Strike Online (and it still is).

Handle All Your Favorite Games through One Account

Steam allows you to handle all your favorite games from one online account, making sure that the progress you’ve had in the game doesn’t go away and that you can constantly keep moving from PC to PC while keeping a single account for all your Multiplayer Games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive or Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) and so many more.

Steam gives you access to more than 6000 games for Windows, 2000 for the Mac and about 1500 Linux operating systems.

Great Online Database

It also acts as an online database for the best games and gamers, even giving you ranks in particular games based on your adeptness in playing them. If you need to improve beyond a certain level where your skills don’t cut it anymore, you can even buy special equips and weapons to overpower your opponents.

If you’re not so competitive and just play for fun, having steam is like being able to carry your Game pack with you everywhere. All you need is a decent internet connection and voila – all your games ready to play on any PC you need to play them on! To run Steam on a PC all you need is 512 MB of RAM, a 1 GHz processor and about 1 GB of hard disk space – talk about an easy to run package!

I spent the longest time avoiding the Mac, since I love playing various games on my Windows PC. And, although some games don’t get along with the Mac too well, the best games I love bringing on are all available for the Mac in all their flawless glory! The best part about using Steam on my Macbook is also the worst.

My old Windows Desktop is now gathering dust and I do plan to sell it shortly, but it seems well worth losing my old companion for the Mac’s super smooth interface and more-than-I-expected processing power.

Do you have Xbox? Here is how to see upcoming games on Xbox.

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8 Steps for Getting Steam on your Mac

So let’s get started with the process of how to get Steam on your Mac:

  1. Make sure your Mac is connected to the internet
  2. Open the Safari browser
  3. In the URL bar, type in “steampowered.com” – the URL of the official steam website
  4. Once the website opens, on the top right corner, beside the login button you should see the button “Install Steam”, click it
  5. Wait for the steam Mac download to finish
  6. You now have the steam download Mac, open the installer to get the process started
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions and agree to all the terms and conditions till Steam begins to install on your PC.
  8. Once the download is finished, on the final screen to appear, click “Finish”

Open up the steam and log in to your steam account to get started with the madness – steam games for Mac are considerably fewer in number, but the best steam games for Mac are available (thankfully). So download them from the steam server and install them to get back into uber gamer mode and pwn all the noobs you find! Don’t forget the Nightcore Gamer mixes to pump up your (metaphorical) focus meter and perform some bullet time clicks!

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You may be required to update the Steam package you downloaded, to sync your data and plugins with the computer. The best Mac games for Steam won’t run without them. The recommended are of course:

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – The one that started the steam revolution
  • Defence of the Ancients (DOTA) – The world’s most popular multiplayer online battle arena
  • Heroes of Newerth (HON) – The next most popular battle arena for multiplayer enthusiasts
  • League of Legends (LOL) – In case you get bored of the last two battle arena games
  • Team Fortress 2 – another multiplayer first person shooter that’s geared towards tower defence style gameplay
  • Football Manager 2016 – for the times you want to relax and play fantasy football online

And so much more, to be honest your game choices are really up to you and since so many of them offer free limited-time demos to play through, you all you have to do is browse the Steam Store and you should find an infinite treasure trove of gamer goodies to keep you busy till your old and grey! (With the number of games available on the platform your grand kids could grow old playing through all of them!)

When you start playing steam games, your life can go into stasis, so be careful with your gaming hours. Counter strike and DOTA gaming marathons are only cool when you make money off of them in tournaments. But don’t let that stop you from binging on the sweet destruction that all gamers crave and love!

Wanna play Skyrim on Mac? Here is how to Play Skyrim on Mac.

As a gamer myself and a lover of MMO games that Steam has geared itself for, it’s been an absolute delight writing this article and I hope to see you online on your own Mac soon!

Veda L is a technoholic geek, who loves to build websites, and she's a PL-SQL developer too. Apart from coding, she loves to blog about her experiences in making money online through blogs, monetizing them through Adsense, and more.

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How to Watch Game of Thrones Online?

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So, you want to know how to watch Game of Thrones online, right? Given that it is a premium series from HBO, finding a way to stream the same online is one hell of a task.

Still, I have found a few methods to do it. Some of them want you to visit live streaming sites. Not every link on such websites works, though.

Yeah, you can watch Game of Thrones free online. I have included both the free and paid ways as well.

Shall we begin? Here you go!

How to Watch Game of Thrones Online?

There are multiple ways to stream the series online. I have picked up a few and coined them to make this post. You can read each one of them below.

Method 1: Use Official HBO Go or HBO Now Subscription

I know you are not going to like this. Still, HBO Go and Now are two popular methods used for Game of Thrones online streaming. Maybe, you are also using it and need a free way to eliminate the expense.

HBO Go and Now are not completely different services. The former needs a cable TV subscription whereas the second one is a standalone service from HBO.

The cost for each of them varies. The cable TV provider determines the cost of HBO Go for you. It can start from as low as $15 per month whereas the charge for HBO Now is fixed.

You can get access to both the services using multiple devices including PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Play Station, Xbox, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast Amazon Fire TV etc.

The best thing about these official services is, you can avail the latest episode of the series as soon as they send it on air.

You can watch previous seasons and episodes as well. With HBO Now subscription, you will get access to a talk show called After the Thrones, in which Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan are featured.

Method 2: Use WatchSeries Site

You may be exhausted with the premium options to watch Game of Thrones. Maybe, you might have cursed me for giving you a paid option at first.

Don’t worry! You can use watchseries.li to watch Game of Thrones free online. Just follow the steps given below for that.

Step 1: Obviously, you have to visit the site watchseries. Being a free online streaming site, it will show some advertisements. You need to be patient given that what you get is worth $15 per month.

Step 2: What you see once you visit the website is given below.

You can see the search field just below the top navigation bar, can’t you? Type the name of the series (game of thrones here) into it and press enter. (Most probably, it will show suggestions among which you can choose the right one).

Step 3: I have checked about half a dozen sites. Some of them lack Game of Thrones. Some others contain only one series or a few episodes. Unlike all, watchseries has all six seasons and the entire episodes in their database.

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Just select the episode you want under the appropriate season, and you will be presented with a ton links (literally). All of them answer one question; where to watch Game of Thrones.

As I said earlier, not every link on the episode page may work. And for the working links, you may have to sign up for an account as well.

The best way to find working, no-signup links is trial and error. Click on each one by one and, you will get to know which one works and which one doesn’t.

Method 3: Use Hotstar

If you don’t mind paying a few bucks to watch a fantasy thriller series, you won’t have to ask where can I watch Game of Thrones anymore. I have got a convenient method for you especially if you are an Indian.

Have you heard of Hotstar? If you are from India, I know you might have used it multiple times to watch cricket and football. Most of you would have visited it to watch Olympic games as well.

Do you know Hotstar gives paid subscription to Game of Thrones? Yeah, you just heard it right!

You need to be a premium subscriber at first. Don’t worry! It will not charge you a whopping amount. All it takes is 199 INR per month.

The best thing about it is you can avail the service free for the first month.

Step 1: Click on this link to bring you to the paid subscription page.

Step 2: Hit the Start Your Free Trial button. You will have to provide your email address and a password then. It is also possible to sign up with Facebook.

Step 3: On the next page, they will ask your credit card details. Don’t worry! You can create a virtual card and use it here without any issues.

There you go! Once the payment is processed, you will get access to their premium content.

Of course, GoT (Game of Thrones) is included in their list of premium media.

Method 4: Use any other Streaming Website

For Game of Thrones free streaming, you can use any other site. I have got a list of such sites below. Use any of them to watch your favourite TV shows.

During my research for this article, I have also found a Google Drive folder with a few series in it. Unfortunately, GoT was not present.

You can search for Game of Thrones online streaming on the sites given above as well.

Wrapping Up

I hope you now know how to watch Game of Thrones online.

The links given here may not work as the time goes. I will keep this list updated as we have to witness a few GoT seasons too.

Don’t forget to share this article with your friends and followers on social media. They will thank you for doing so.

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How to Deauthorize a Computer on iTunes?

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Being an avid user of the Mac devices, I recently had a rather chilling experience when I authorized a friend’s PC to access my iTunes account. I won’t bother with the details, but it’s safe to say that it’s not a mistake I plan to repeat ever again. Since I had a bit of trouble figuring out how to Deauthorize Computer iTunes, I decided to make a note of it to share it with all of you.

Deauthorize iTunes Computer is a fairly simple process, but nothing is simple when you don’t know about it, and there is more than one way to do it as well. With this in mind – its important to understand the structure of iTunes and why it is the way it is.

See Also: How to Authorize a Computer on iTunes

About iTunes Access

iTunes uses an electronic authorization system to make sure that only a select group of computers can access your purchased music, videos, and other content at any given time.

You should deauthorize iTunes from a computer that you’ve allowed access to, before getting rid of it or reinstalling Windows.

The authorization system is based on  DRM(Digital Rights Management) guidelines, it's made specifically so that it limits access to your purchased content to other people.

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You have to grant access to a computer (Mac or Windows PC) in iTunes before that computer utilize your Apple ID to download and use all of your purchased music, eBooks, audiobooks, apps, and other media content. Thankfully this only applies to media with DRM.

Most of the music on iTunes don’t implement DRM, so you don’t have to grant authorization on a computer to play them.

Up to five authorized computers can be logged on to your Apple ID at the same time. Macs and Windows PCs both count towards this combined total, so keep this in mind when you grant access to a system.

On the bright side, iOS devices aren’t counted towards the authorization limit tally, so you connect numerous iPhone, iPad and iPod devices to your iTunes account to access all your content remotely without a PC.

How to Grant Access a PC to use your iTunes Account

Authorizing a computer is a very easy process. On Windows – just click the menu button in the iTunes window, point to the iTunes Store tab, and click “Authorize This Computer”.

On the Mac, all you have to do is go to the Store menu and select the same “Authorize This Computer” option. On the window that appears, enter your Apple ID credentials to Sign in and finish the process.

Once you do this, your PC should be allowed to download, sync, and play all of your iTunes purchases and data.

How to Deauthorize Computer iTunes

If you’re thinking “how to deauthorize iTunes on a computer” – the most convenient way of doing so on iTunes is the “Deauthorize This Computer” menu option in the same place as the “Authorize this Computer” (It shows up once you authorize the PC).

This handy little menu option will remove the authorization on the said PC, preventing purchased iTunes content on your Apple ID from being accessed or downloaded on the computer.

See Also: How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Computer

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You should deauthorize your computer compulsorily in some cases. Like:

  1. When you’re about to uninstall iTunes from a PC
  2. If you’re about to reinstall Windows or other OS’s on your PC
  3. When you’re done with your computer and want to get rid of it.
  4. If you don’t plan on using your purchased iTunes content on another computer and you’ve already capped the limit of PC’s you can connect to it.
  5. When your computer dies

It’s also advisable to deauthorize your PC before you upgrade its hardware. If you fail to do this, iTunes may count it as a different computer and allot multiple authorizations to it.

Deauthorizing a computer when you’re not using iTunes on it is important since it gives you back one of your limited five authorizations.

How to Deauthorize iTunes on a Dead Computer

If your computer dies and you can’t deauthorize iTunes from it, or you get rid of your computer before deauthorizing iTunes, you probably have misallocated authorizations.

The old systems you used to count towards your maximum of five authorized computers unless you deauthorize them. If you repeatedly authorize iTunes on different computers or reinstall your OS frequently, you may soon be unable to access any of your synced content (Paid or not) because all your authorization allocation spots are filled with your old PCs and OS’s.

The good news is Apple only allows you to fix this – the bad news is that there’s only one way to do this. Instead of accessing your account and remotely disabling individual computers’ access, you have to deauthorize all computers’ iTunes attached to your Apple ID in one go.

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To do this, go to the iTunes Store in iTunes and log in to your Apple ID. Click the name of your Apple ID once your logged in, and select Account to open up the Account Settings tab.

Here, you will find the “Deauthorize All” function placed next to the Computer Authorizations tab. This button appears only if you have multiple computers authorized on your Apple ID.

Click and grant permission to your Apple ID to remove all the authorizations from all the authorized computers, allowing you to start authorizing computers from scratch.

See Also: How to Reset Apple ID Password Easily

That concludes this little shindig of information I wanted to share with you. Remember, Apple is really strict about its policies, and if you’re not aware of them, it’s easy to get confused and frustrated at the way your Apple products work.

So when you buy a product from Apple, do some due diligence and read up on the manual and online about things that other people are confused and frustrated about. It’s a lot better than making stupid mistakes with your account and blaming the company we all love for incompetence and over prioritizing security.

It was a lot of fun writing this article for you, and I hope you enjoyed it. As an Apple enthusiast, I hope I helped you all solve whatever problems you had with your iTunes access and helped to learn to Deauthorize Computer iTunes. Have fun using it!

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How to Cool Down Your Laptop?

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No, your laptop should not be an iron box that keeps on dissipating heat right from the first minutes of the usage! But truth be told most of our laptops have overheating issues because of what it becomes a fire-play to touch the bottom of the same.

Almost all laptops available today have heating issues. So, you must learn how to cool down your laptop in order to prevent the hardware damages.

That’s why today I am here with this article on the ways using which you can cool down your laptop.

How to Cool Down Your Laptop?

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Sustain your laptop in a cooled state is no brainer. If you care a bit about the placement and stuff, you can make a great dip in the amount of heat your laptop dissipates.

I think you are all set to explore the list of ways to cool down your notebook. But I think it’s time to look into the causes of overheating.

See Also: How to Clean Laptop Keyboard?

Major Causes of Overheating of Laptops

Check out the causes of laptop overheating down below. Your laptop exhibits the heating issue maybe because of one of these reasons.

#1. Defective Fans

We all know that the fans are responsible for blowing off the hot air in a machine. So, whenever it becomes defective, the process of blowing heat off will not take place. As a result, heat gets accumulated in the interior of the lap and it causes the same to overheat.

In order to check whether your fan is working or not, you can bring your hands near to the ventilation. If you feel hot air airflow from the inner part, you will have to know that there’s nothing wrong with the fan. In the opposite case, the heating issue is definitely due to the defective fan.

#2. Ventilator Blockage

Ventilator portion in a laptop is so important that it is the only area through which heat escapes to the surroundings. What happens if you block the portion? Obviously, it will become impossible for the heat energy to escape from the case.

So, the ventilator blockage may be another reason behind your overheating laptop. You should check out your laptop on the four sides of it. Most of the manufacturers place it on either right or left side of the lap.

Also some hardware failures can also cause laptop overheating issues.

Now, it’s time to go deep into the solutions. Are you ready to solve the overheating issue of your laptop. Here you go!

Before that, you should also see how to clean a laptop keyboard as the keyboard is always exposed to direct dust and other unwanted things. The pile of dust on the keyboard can create issues while using the keyboard.

How to Solve Laptop Overheating Issues?

So you are here to read the real meat of this article. Check out the solutions for the overheating issue of your laptop below.

#1. Check Your Fans

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Can you remember the first thing in the previous section? Fans keep your laptop cool and heatless. So, when you figure out an overheating issue, the first thing you should check is the proper functioning of them. As I said earlier, you can do it by simply placing one of your hands next to the vent.

If you feel the hot air current flowing out of it, your laptop cooling fan is safe. Otherwise, you need to repair the same.

Maybe there are no issues with the functioning of your fan. It also happens due to dust gets accumulated over it. You can open the case and blow the dust particle away to make it work like earlier. Or else consult a system mechanic to do it for you (especially if your device is new for they will void the warranty by breaking the seal).

See Also: How to Choose Best Laptop for College Students?

#2. Elevate Your Laptop a Little

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If you check your laptop’s bottom part after the work of half an hour, you will get to know that it gets hot soon. Means heat dissipation in the lower portion of the laptop of more than any other part. And, it can easily be solved with air flowing down through the bottom part.

So how can you do it? A simple solution to avoid the bottom part overheating of your laptop is to elevate its position a little from the normal surface. You can do it using a small wooden piece or something similar (an egg tray will be a super fit) like that. So, it will become easier for the air to pass through that portion which would eventually get rid of the heating issue.

If you are college students who are facing the overheating issue and looking to buy a new laptop, here is a guide explaining how to get best laptop for college students. This guide may save your few hundred bucks.

#3. Buy a Laptop Cooling Fan

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This method can be read as a derivative to the previous method. Here we place a device equipped with a few fans under the laptop. It not only allows air to flow down through the bottom but makes it cool by blowing away the hot air.

Laptop cooling pads are not expensive that you can get one even by throwing only $10 away. I know there are some expensive cooling systems available. But a $20 one would serve the purpose very well.

Cooler Master is one of the best laptop cooler manufacturing company with some impressive price range.

#4. Place a Table Fan near Your Laptop

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Here comes another cheap solution for laptop overheating issue. If you have no money to buy a cooling pad for laptop, you can turn the table fan in a position that it faces the bottom blade.

I know it will not benefit the same as a cooling pad. But still you can take your lap to somewhat lower temperature with this method.

#5. Stop Overclocking and Avoid Highest Performance Mode

If you overclocked your laptop to pull the most out of it, you must stop it in order to exclude overheating.

And also, check the power options and keep the mode balanced. The highest performance mode is a heat multiplier.

Wrapping Up

I hope you now know some laptop overheating issues and how to resolve them. As I said in the beginning, it’s not always because of fans of vent blockage. The hardware issues can also overheat your lappy. If you are a gamer then you are more comfortable with the term Overheating but new laptops are working great. Here is the guide explaining how to get a best gaming laptop.

If you can’t keep the temperature low with the methods I gave above, you should approach a laptop mechanic to figure out the real problem.

And consider sharing this how to cool down your laptop article with your friends.

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How to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer?

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For those of us who love to hear music, Apple's iPods can be a lifesaver. But whether you be an old user or a new one, before you can enjoy your iPod, you have to fill it in with music. Now while this isn't rocket science, there are a few tricks to the trade and as such, old users often need a refresher course on it as well! So let's get right into it, shall we?

How to Transfer Music From iPod to Computer?

So today we are going to focus mainly on the top two operating systems in the world, Mac OS X, and Windows. First up we have for you guys, the process in detail for Windows Computer.

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#1. How to Transfer Music From iPod to  Windows Computer?

Below, we have described the best ways to how to transfer music from iPod to the computer when it's running Windows OS. You can also transfer music from iPhone to Computer.

Method 1: Transfer Music From iPod to Your Computer By Primomusic

Primomusic helps you to transfer your music files to transfer from iPod to computer faster and with less complication.

Step 1.

At first, downloaded PrimoMusic.

Step 2.

Launch PrimoMusic on your computer.

Step 3.

Then connect your iPod touch to the computer with a USB data cable.

Step 4.

Now click on the ” Export to Mac/PC ” option in the left panel of the screen.

Step 5.

Select all music file or choose the music you want to transfer to the PC.

Step 6.

Once the selection is complete, click on the “Export” button to transfer iPod touch to the computer.

Method 2: By Using iTunes

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 How To Transfer Music iPod by iTunes?

For using iTunes backup, you have to transfer your music from iPod to iTunes at first. Let us know how to transfer music from iPod to iTunes before.

There are several ways to transfer music from iPod to iTunes, and it is up to you which option you would be suitable for you.

You may choose any of the options given below to update your music files from the iPod to the iTunes:

1. Automatic updations of all of the existing music files and playlists from iPod to iTunes.

2. Automatic updations of the selected music files or songs or playlists from iPod to iTunes.

3. Manually transfer music files to the iTunes. When you choose to transfer music to iTunes manually, it will allow you to drag and drop individual songs and playlists from iPod to iTunes.

Method 3: By Using Bluetooth or USB cable:

You can also transfer your music files of iPod directly to your Mac or PC without the help of any third party app. This can be done in two  possible ways, they are:

1.By the Bluetooth.

2. By the USB cable.

Follow the steps given below to transfer songs from iPod touch to PC  :

Step 1.

Connect the iPod to mac with the USB cable.

Step 2.

Now go to the iTunes and in iTunes select the devices.

Step 3.

In the PC or Mac select the iPod.

Step 4.

Now open the music files in your iPod.

Step 5.

Then choose the songs you want to transfer.

Step 6.

Next,  press the transfer button.

Method 4: By Using AnyTrans App

This is probably the easiest way to transfer your music files from iPod to Mac or PC. Using this transferring app is very much effortless.

The AnyTrans app is much helpful for transferring data from iPod to computers with windows OS.

 Click here to download AnyTrans now for your computer.

Step 1.

Download AnyTrans App.

Step 2.

Run this AnyTrans App on your PC.

Step 3.

Connect your iPod to the computer.

Step 4.

After connecting your iPod, you will get to see the app on the left side of the PC screen in the Media options.

Step 5.

Now click on the Music tab to get the songs list window.

Step 6.

Select the songs you want to transfer from iPod to PC.

Step 7.

Then click on the PC tab.

Step 8.

Choose the music you want to transfer to PC.

Step 9.

Then click on PC button.

#2. How to Transfer Music From iPod to Mac?

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Now we come to the second part of our article where we show you how to transfer music from a computer running Mac OS X to an iPod.

Method 1: By Using USB Cable

Step 1.

At first, disable syncing. To disable it, press and hold the Command+Option keys when you plug in your iPod to the Mac.

Step 2.

Then make the hidden folders visible.

Step 3.

Now enable your iPod for disk use.

Step 4.

Then copy your iPod's music files to your Mac.

Step 5.

Your music is successfully transferred.

Method 2: By AnyTrans App

This is probably the easiest way to transfer your music files from iPod to Mac or PC. Using this transferring app is very much effortless.

For transferring data to the Mac, the benefit of using the app is, this AnyTrans app is also compatible with Mac OS X,  OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8 and the OS X 10.9.2 version also.

Click Here To Download AnyTrans For Your Mac 

Step 1.

Launch AnyTrans App on your Mac.

Step 1.

Then connect your iPod to the Mac by USB.

Step 2.

Click on the Audio tab of your Mac.

Step 3.

Now choose ‘Music' option.

Step 4.

Select the songs or music files you want to be transferred to the Mac.

Step 5.

Lastly, click on the to Mac button.

And with that, we come to the end of our article on how to transfer music from iPod to computer. In case you are wondering to transfer photos from iPhone to Computer, you can easily do that. If you have any more queries or questions on this topic, be sure to leave a comment on the box below. We will look to get back at you at the earliest with a solution.

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How to use Siri on Macbook?

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So have you seen the new Mac book pros? The one with the touchpads? They're pretty awesome aren't they? Well, they come with another exciting feature as well. Wanna know what it is?

Well, it's none other than iPhone's acclaimed assistant Siri that makes their appearance in Apple's laptop. So I bet by now you're chomping at the bits to know how to use Siri on Macbook? Today we show you just that.

So what can Siri on Macbook do? Pretty much everything you can imagine under the sun! For years Macbook users have pinned for the versatile AI assistant to make an appearance on their laptops.

This year Apple has graced their user's wishes and now we have Siri on the Macbook. All the great functionality that you can do on your iPhone has now been transported to your laptop! If you don't like the voice control on iPhone, well, you can turn off the voice control on iPhone.

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But how would that help me you might ask! I mean sure the voice assistant is incredibly useful while on the go but on the device like the Macbook where the Safari browser is just a click away from where does the Siri assistant come into play? Well, this article is here to dispel all your doubts about just that!

We will cover all the aspects of Siri and its uses on a Macbook! So what else are you waiting for? Strap in and get on your reading glasses this is gonna be a fun one!

We all know about Siri but let me tell you once again, that Siri is an artificial intelligence software which you can use to perform various works, it will be like your personal assistant to help you.

In this article, we are going to discuss, how to use Siri on MacBook.

How to use Siri on Macbook?

While installing Mac OS Sierra, you will be asked whether you want to enable Siri. If it is not enabled at the time of installing the OS, you can enable it later from the System Preferences.

How to Launch the App Siri?

So when it comes to iPhones, you can just say Hey Siri and Siri will be at your beck and call. Unfortunately for those of you that are still running your MacBook on Mac OS X Sierra, you do not get the option of voice activation. Instead of that, you will have to hold down the Command and Space buttons.

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You can also edit the shortcut to make it something more to your liking using the customize option that you will get when you dive into the Siri System Preferences which is accessed via the Apple menu and going into System Preferences.

Then just drop down, and you will get the Customize option as we have illustrated above in our image!

How to Activate Siri?

Generally, Siri is activated by holding the Home Button of the iPhone or iPad. But for mac OS, Siri can be activated by various ways.

Method 1: Siri is there with all other apps in the dock of your mac. Click on the Siri icon to open it.

Method 2: A Siri shortcut is there at the menu bar at the top of the screen. Click on it to open Siri.

Siri works with the internet connection. So be sure you have internet on your mac cause, Siri does not work without internet.

How to Use Siri?

#1. Setting up dictation on mac:

By setting up dictation on your mac, you can give commands to the mac by speaking to it.

To start, follow these steps stated below,

Step 1.

Go the Apple Menu and click on it.

Step 2.

Then open System Preferences.

Step 3.

After opening System Preferences, click on Dictation & Speech.

Step 4.

Then turn the Dictation on.

Step 5.

You will also have to select the checkbox named Use Enhanced Dictation.

#2. Setting Up OS X's Dictation Keyword Phrase:

Follow the steps given below to set up the dictation keyword phrases.

Step 1.

Go the Apple Menu and click on it.

Step 2.

Then open System Preferences.

Step 3.

After opening System Preferences, click on Accessibility.

Step 4.

Then select the submenu named Dictation.

Step 5.

After that, click the checkbox which is next to “Enable the dictation keyword phrase”.

Step 6.

Next, click on the Dictation Commands button.

Step 7.

Then, Enable advanced commands.

Step 8.

Lastly, select the Done button at the bottom of the dialog box.

#3. Using the Keyword Dictation Phrases on Your Mac:

When all these necessary setups are completed, then you can check how the keyword dictation phrases work. It is recommended to play sound whenever a keyword is recognised by the computer.

The triggering phrase is “Computer”, by default.  You can change it as you want it to be by configuring the keyword diction settings.

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The primary and simple most dictation keywords are,

  • “Computer, Start Dictation.”
  • “Computer, Stop Dictation.”

However, there are also other dictation keywords as in,

  • “Computer, open System Preferences.”
  • “Computer, search for Delhi weather.”
  • “Computer, search for The Flash.”

You can also control and manipulate texts by giving commands like,

  • “Computer, Select Text.””Computer, Scroll.”
  • “Computer, find the text “Sunday”.”
  • “Computer, undo.”

Apps too can be controlled hands free by giving commands like,

  • “Computer, switch to Safari.”
  • “Computer, open Google Chrome.”
  • “Computer, hide Tweetbot.”
  • “Computer, close window.”
  • “Computer, quit System Preferences.”

Final Words

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