AirPlay Compatible 5KPlayer: An Excellent HD Media Player for Mac

There are not as many media player for Mac OS as for Windows though, still numerous software either paid or free are provided on the Internet, and each possesses some unique features. If you are looking for an HD media player with AirPlay support for your Mac OS, look no further than 5KPlayer.

5KPlayer is an HD media player, AirPlay streamer, iDevice screen mirroring recorder and Internet download manager all in one.

5K Player Interface
5K Player Interface

Playing media files is the primary feature of 5KPlayer, and it has been made solid in support for a vast multitude of video music formats like MKV, MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, etc., and video resolution ranging from 720p/1080p HD to 4K & 8K UHD, along with region-free DVD playback. In addition, 5KPlayer allows you to listen to satellite radios like NBC news, CBS Sports and so on.

Play HD media file with 5K player
Play HD media file with 5K player

AirPlay compatible 5KPlayer is able to stream video music (in Apple-friendly MP4, MOV, M4V, AAC and MP3 format) from your iPhone iPad to Mac computer, or from your Mac computer to Apple TV, AirPlay Speaker, and other AirPlay supported devices under the same network circumstances to have a better audio or larger screen video enjoyment.

Airplay Mirror iPhone screen to Mac
Airplay Mirror iPhone screen to Mac

The benefit of AirPlay through 5KPlayer brought to you is not merely a better local video music enjoyment. It also offers you the possibility to mirror iOS device screen to Mac computer. Moreover, you can record the mirroring screen on Mac only by clicking one red recording icon.

Furthermore, 5KPlayer can download video music from online hosting sites like YouTube, Facebook, DailyMotion, and more. Just copy and Paste the video link to 5KPlayer, and this software is ready to play ball even for 4K/8K UHD video downloading. It’s better than many online download website, because most of them don’t support downloading high quality videos like 1080p with audio together.

Download Internet videos to computer
Download Internet videos to computer

Also, 5KPlayer provides you with the option to analyze & download video playlists, and convert any local or downloaded videos to MP3/AAC audios.

Airplay compatible 5KPlayer lets you play every video music in UHD/HD/SD forms, AirPlay stream and mirror record, as well as download video & music. Indeed an excellent media player for your Mac.


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Best AR Games for iPhone 8 and iPhone X

Augmented Reality is the future of iPhone gaming and that’s what Apple is currently devoting most of its resources to. If you’re still not familiar with AR, it’s actually a way of bridging real world and the virtual objects with the help of your iPhone’s camera. A couple of examples of using AR on iPhone could be that you can point the camera of your iPhone at some object the AR app you are using measures the dimensions of that object for you. Or, you may point the camera towards the sky while some astronomy app shows the stars. In fact, the ways AR could be used may not end. One of the initial steps into AR-enabled gaming was Pokémon Go, however, it had very limited AR aspect in it and the AR-gaming capabilities have increased a lot ever since the new ARKit tech and A11 Bionic chip.

So, if you have bought your new iPhone 8 or iPhone X, you must be getting curious about finding new AR games to check out the AR gaming capabilities of your new iPhone. As it’s just the beginning of the new AR era, there are still a few games out there only. But they can give you a great experience to start with. Here is our list of AR games for you to consider enjoying on your new iPhone.

1. Stack AR

Stack used to be quite addictive already and with AR it has turned out to be something really awesome. In this AR game, your objective is to stack up as many blocks as you can to achieve maximum heights. The blocks have to be moved side to side. If you fail to align them properly then block space is lost. The AR capabilities have now made the game come in 3D and you can enjoy it even more.

2. AR Dragon

Every wondered why you can’t have a dragon pet? Well, you can have one now if you have always wanted it. With the AR Dragon app on your new iPhone 8 or iPhone X, you can now have your own little dragon that you can interact with. Once your dragon hatches out, it’s you who have to take full care of it. Feed your pet, and watch it as it grows older and bigger. Play catch with your dragon and enjoy lots of other entertaining activities.

3. Zombie Gunship Revenant AR

It’s really a hardcore AR game and is certainly amongst the best that we have seen out there. If you have been disappointed by most of the Augmented Reality games out there, Zombie Gunship Revenant AR is the one you must try. Basically, it is zombie shooter game which makes things look as real as they possibly could. In the game you have to fly some gunship helicopter that you can control by moving your device around. There are some devastating weapons and intense battles featured in the app. So, survive as long as you can until those zombies rip you apart.

4. AR Drone Commander Lite

It’s a simple game for AR lovers. All you have to do is point your iPhone’s camera towards some flat surface and your military base will be established right there. Then you have to attack the base as drone pilot flying high above and destroy enemy helicopters and tanks.

5. Lila’s Tale: Stealth

It’s a really interesting stealth game that comes only for AR supported devices. As for the design, this AR game is pretty much similar to different role playing games around such as World of Warcraft.

While playing the game, you have to guide a little girl named Lila who’s trapped in some strange place. Use the iOS device for helping her out in avoiding enemies and getting caught. At the same time, you have to collect coins and retrieve keys for leaving every dungeon.

6. ARRise

Yet another true AR game, ARRise was built specifically as AR game rather than adding AR mode in some already existing app like others. It’s basically a 3D puzzle which is similar to Monument Valley. However, it gives you an AR experience which is not the case with other popular 3D puzzles out there.

Move your iPhone around for gaining new perspective and aligning those puzzle pieces. You don’t really have to swipe pieces or touch your device’s screen at all. You just have to move for solving the puzzles.

7. Kings Of Pool

The popular Kings Of Pool now comes with AR mode which really spruces it up. There are great new details added through this new mode. It is now possible to pinch the table and scale it to your liking according to the available space. Enjoy the game in 3D and you’ll really love this new pool experience.

Just move around and align your shots before tapping and dragging to take them. View greater details by going closer and move around for taking different shots and have all the fun.

So, if you have long been anticipating AR coming to iPhones, it has finally arrived and it’s time for you to take your shot. Download any of these games to your new iPhone and enjoy a perfect AR experience on your little gadget.

Author Bio:

James Barrett is a passionate writer who writes mostly about tech with a focus on Apple’s products, news and reviews. Currently, he’s a contributing author at Apple Pit.

Data Lost After iOS Update? How to Get Them Back

After updating to iOS 13.5.1, your photos, messages or contacts disappeared from iPhone by accident? Here is the fix

The iOS 13.5.1 minor update introduces the iCloud Drive folder sharing feature on the Files app, and it adds some new Memoji stickers, as well as some improvements and bug fixes.

iOS 13.5.1 update indroduce
iOS 13.5.1 update

For your iOS security or the new features, some of you may have iPhone updated to this new iOS 13.5.1. But unluckily, you got some data or files lost after the update.

Definitely, this is a disaster. But it’s okay if you’ve created a backup using iCloud or iTunes, or have ever synced your data to Cloud server.

How to Recover Lost Data After iOS Update

1, Syce back your lost photo, notes and contacts from iCloud

If you have ever synced iPhone photos, notes, calendar events, contacts, or something else to iCloud, you will retrieve them back.

Unlock your iPhone and tap the Settings app > [Your name] > iCloud. You ‘ll find all apps using iCloud.  If you want to sync any items, just switch to turn on it to sync the data back to your device.

sync data of apps using iCloud
sync data of apps using iCloud

Make sure that you are logging in to the iCloud using the correct Apple ID. Or, you may sync the wrong data to your device.

2, Check disappeared data from iCloud.com

iCloud.com will store all the data you synced from iPhone, iPad, or Mac. You can also try to log into iCloud.com to check whether there are some items that you can retrieve back.

icloud.com
icloud.com

To check synced data on iCloud.com, you can use a browser app on your computer. Just log into the website using your Apple ID and password. After all the data finished loading, you can preview and choose any items to download to your computer for backup.

3, Recover data from iPhone backup

If you didn’t sync photos to iCloud but created an iCloud backup or iTunes backup before you update iPhone to iOS 13.5.1, you can restore lost data from the iPhone backup by following the official guide.

iMazing - iPhone backup extract feature
iMazing – iPhone backup extract photos feature

If you don’t know whether your lost data are stored in the iPhone backup, there you can use a free iPhone backup viewer to have a check. These apps can scan your iPhone backup on your computer and enable you to view all the pictures, messages, and other data on your backup file.

4 Solutions to Fix iMessage Games and Apps Not Working

Get some best iMessage games and ready to play, but the iMessage game seems not working on your iPhone iPad? Read this post and try our solutions to fix it.

The iOS 10 update makes the Messages app become another ground to play loved games and apps when you are bored. And there are plenty of nice iMessage apps to play, such as Pigeon, Quiktionary, 8ball, and Mr.Putt. But recently some people complained they can’t play some iMessage games with their contacts.

“Some of my friends and i wanted to play 8ball, but when they ‘request’ the game, it just sends a picture. but when i send a request and i click on it, it says it’s waiting for the opponent. It’s the same on the other side for my friends (it sending a picture and not the game)”

As we found, you might get some other issues on iMessages games and apps, like:

  • Can’t add iMessage Games from App Store.
  • Can’t install and update iMessage games and apps.

How to Fix iMessage Games Not Working

  1. Restart iPhone. Power off your device. Wait for a while, and then turn on your device again.
  2. Reinstall the iMessage Game. Hold on the app on iMessage to delete it and then reinstall it in your iMessage app.
  3. Free up your iPhone storage. If you have not enough storage, you may not update, install games and apps on iMessages. Try to clean up your iPhone space and make room for your iMessage games and apps.
  4. Update your device to latest iOS software.

The tips don’t work to solve your iMessages problems, take part in our discussion by leaving your comment.

How to Backup Your iPhone iPad or iPod touch

Apple has released the iOS 13.5 recently. And it’s an important update since it inserted COVID-19 contact tracing. This is good if you could get this new update to take part in the activity to stop virus spreading. But before updating to the new iOS 13.5, you are recommended to backup your iPhone because any system crash or error may let you drop into a data loss.

How to Backup iPhone to iCloud

iCloud allows you to create backups wirelessly without using a computer. If you have no computer around you, this can be a good method to backup your iOS device.

  1. Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi, unlock your iPhone.
  2. Go to Settings > Your Profile > iCloud, and make sure you’ve logged into your iCloud account.
  3. Swipe down to find and tap the iCloud Backup section.
  4. Tap the Backup Now button. (Keep you device connected to Wi-Fi and make sure your device have enough battery life to finish the backup)

How to Backup iPhone to iTunes

Relatively speaking, iTunes will be safe and quick in backing up data and settings on your iOS device.

It requires you to download and install iTunes on your computer firstly. If you have done the job, please be sure to update your iTunes to the latest version.

  1. Run iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to the computer.
  2. On the iTunes menu, click File > Devices > Back Up, to backup your iPhone.