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Top 50 Most Converted and Downloaded Songs by Mac Users

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Top 50 Most Converted and Downloaded Songs by Mac Users

A recent podcast on AppleInsider revealed the release of a new iMac and MacBook Pro. To join the celebration and excitement, we tweaked into what Mac users enjoy doing in their free time and picked the most well-known activity: listening to music. Below, we combined a list of top #50 most converted and downloaded songs by Mac owners, wrapping up with a preferred music genre conclusion. Make sure to check it out and let us know your thoughts in the comments below and don’t hold back from pressing Play!

Each entry has a link to the Youtube video, so you can listen, watch and decide for yourself if it’s a keeper in your private playlist. 

#1. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar

With reworked instrumentals, a top-notch performance by Kendrick Lamar and an elaborate neo-noir music video that featured more celebrities per square second than the Universal Studios and a Victoria’s Secret fashion show combined, the remixed version of Bad Blood is Taylor Swift’s way of turning a sweet revenge into an instant hit. Youtube link.

#2. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth

Part of the Furious 7 movie soundtrack, See You Again is an emotional tribute to Paul Walker, the regretted Fast & Furious franchise star. The song reached number one in 95 countries, holding the Spotify record for the most streamed song in one single day in the US. Video Link.

#3. David Guetta – Hey Mama (Official Video) ft Nicki Minaj, Afrojack & Bebe Rexha

Apparently, all it takes to turn Mad Max’s post-apocalyptic scenario into a full-blown party is David Guetta’s crazed disco beats and Nicki Minaj’s fierce rapping. And a pink wig, of course. Youtube link.

#4. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars

A successful collaboration between the British musician and producer Mark Ronson and the American artist Bruno Mars, this song is a groovy homage to 70s funk whose infectious rhythm and tongue-in-cheek lyrics are guaranteed to make you want to show off your best disco moves. Watch it here.

#5. The Weeknd – The Hills

With gritty lyrics, deep bass and a seductive mixture of shallowness and sincerity, The Hills is the perfect song for the smooth operators who also sport a dark side. Youtube link.

#6. Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ)

“Lean on” strikes the right chord with those of us who need reminding that life is about celebrating all the beautiful things it has to offer, and that sometimes, our biggest vulnerabilities are also strengths in disguise. Video here.

#7. Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds

The raw, unadulterated vocals of Rihanna and Kanye West together with McCartney’ acoustic guitar make up a confessional ballad about mistakes, redemption and hope, perfect for those lazy summer mornings after a weekend of partying. Video.

#8. Skrillex And Diplo – Where Are Ü Now (Feat. Justin Bieber)

The perfect excuse to take your summer crush’s hand and go nuts on the dance floor without any expectations besides having fun and enjoying each other. Link.

#9. Hozier – Take Me To Church

One of the most popular songs of 2014, Take Me To Church’s meaningful lyrics, beautiful sound and powerful video have made it a chart topping hit, in contrast with the usual skin-deep contenders that we’ve grown accustomed to. Too deep not to listen, too beautiful to stop listening. Video available here.

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#10. Silento “Watch Me” (Whip/ Nae Nae)

If you want to follow Silento’s lead and practice your whipping and NaeNae-ing then this is your moment. Go for it here!

#11. Rihanna – B*tch Better Have My Money

Bossy lyrics and trap beats designed to make your body move, clubs explode and money, money dropping everywhere. Listen here.

#12. Richard Clayderman – The Best World Instrumental Hits

Who would have guessed that Mac users share a common passion for piano music, romance and Adeline? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, click here.

#13. New York Jazz Lounge – Jazz Moods

A great compilation of some the finest songs of our times sung by artists such as Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, revamped with a jazzy face lift and a deep, soulful mood. Video here.

#14. Omarion Ft. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko – Post To Be

Omarion is back y’all! And this time, he brought top reinforcements. Together with Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko, the R&B singer says it like it’s Post To Be in a funny, upbeat manner. Right here.

#15. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do

Goulding’s soft, intimate vocals and the sensual theme of the song make it the ideal soundtrack of an evening for two. BDSM not included. Youtube link.

#16. Fifth Harmony – Worth It ft. Kid Ink

This song has it all: catchy tune, funky sound and powerful beats. 2 words: Total worth! Video here.

#17. OMI – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)

Cheerleader is not your typical dance song but more of a reggae track with a deep house makeover and a lot of happy instrumentals. Great for an outdoor party or for blasting out loud in your convertible. Available online.

#18. DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It

It’s a trap! Or, better said, a trap-infused remix of AlunaGeorge’s song, with chill dance vibes and a healthy dose of bass—the perfect recipe to get you up and dancing. Open this video and start practicing!

#19. Maroon 5 – Sugar

As the name says it, this track is a sweet and catchy ode to love and all things related. Are you in love? Great, you can add it to your playlist and enjoy it with your significant other. Spotted here!

#20. Fetty Wap – Trap Queen

Named one of the best songs of 2014 in Vice magazine’s Noisey blog and the The Huffington Post, Trap Queen is a modern day urban love story—think Bonnie and Clyde with stormy beats and an infectious tune that makes you wanna do all sorts of fun and badass things. Video link.

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#21. Fetty Wap – Come My Way (Drake Remix)

A hit on its own, now with the added Drake factor. The track is a successful combination between Maxwell’s freshness and authenticity and Drake’s experience and originality, which makes it an instant hit for both fan bases. Link.

#22. Avicii – Waiting For Love

Uplifiting and full of energy, Avicii’s track is a motivational tale of love and vulnerability with an equally beautiful clip, which you should definitely watch. Where? Here!

#23. Taylor Swift – Style

Taylor Swift’s Style is a sultry funk track with a very arresting hook that has the power to turn a casual Friday night out into a thrilling club adventure. Listen here.

#24. Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf****r

This tune has all the signs and qualities of a Summer jam: irresistible beats, unfiltered opening lyrics and highly unexpected nudity. Who knows, maybe this summer won’t hurt so bad after all…Video.

#25. Jason Derulo – Want To Want Me

An unexpected departure from Derulo’s signature style, “Want To Want Me” channels a hard to resist 80’s funk with a lively instrumental. Link.

#26. WALK THE MOON – Shut Up and Dance

Great advice from a dance floor earworm that encourages you to do exactly what you should be doing in a warm evening out: get lost in the moment. Video.

#27. Tove Lo – Talking Body

A straight to the point track with very memorable lyrics, Talking Body is an electropop ode to passion and physical attraction, great for giving those love butterflies a well-deserved shake on the dancefloor. Watch it on Youtube.

#28. Ariana Grande – One Last Time

A dance-pop song with a subtle electronic twist, One Last Time is Ariana’s upbeat song of redemption after a tumultuous relationship. Since we’ve all been there and done that at some point, I’d say this song sings to us all. Song link.

#29. Natalie La Rose – Somebody ft. Jeremih

Natalie La Rose’s debut single, Somebody is a fun R&B song that features interpolations of Whitney Houston‘s 1987 hit “I Wanna Dance with Somebody and verses from rappers Jeremih, Fetty Wap, Sage the Gemini, and Troy Ave. Video.

#30. Nicki Minaj – Feeling Myself ft. Beyoncé

A powerful track from a powerful pairing that screams killer bass, strong drums, and a whole lotta attitude. Link.

#31. Rich Homie Quan – Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)

Homies gotta do what homies gotta do. Rollin’ with beats, that is. Playin’ it here.

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#32. DJ Khaled – Hold You Down ft. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, Jeremih

For this track, Khaled has teamed up with a couple of heavy names from the R&B genre. The result? A perfect summer holiday song that speaks to the ladies through soulful vocals and intense beats. Press Play!

#33. Deorro, Chris Brown – Five More Hours

The revamped version of Deorro’s 2014 Five Hours instrumental track sports redesigned beats, a new dance vibe, and Chris Brown’s perfectly timed vocals. Video.

#34. Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea – Pretty Girls

The perfect warm-weather jam guaranteed to put you in the party mode and launch you straight on the dance floor. Youtube it, in 3…2…1…

#35. Jessie J – Flashlight

This isn’t your typical Jessie J song but rather a sweet pop ballad with inspiring vocals and heartwarming lyrics that speak about that special someone we all wish we had. Watch it here.

#36. Big Sean – Blessings (Explicit) ft. Drake, Kanye West

Three heavy names, sick beats and an intense lyrical flow about personal experiences, life lessons and the true blessings that make it all worthwhile. Song available here.

#37. The Weeknd – Earned It

The Weeknd’s slow jam that earned its place on the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack takes its listeners on a journey of sensuality, self-indulgence and pain, with a dash of class and understated refinement. Link.

#38. Luke Bryan – Kick The Dust Up

With a thumping beat and playful banjo strings in the background, this song is a country ode to quaint dirt roads and all–American farm towns. Corn field parties and bonfire hang-outs, anyone? Video.

#39. T- Wayne Nasty Freestyle

A catchy freestyle with a happy swag flow, Nasty rose to fame shortly after its video release, prompting a series of Vine parodies cleverly synced with the song’s opening line “”First, let me hop out the mother******g Porsche”. Pam-pam.

#40. Dj Logon Hip-Hop R&B mix 2012

A phat mix of Hip Hop and R&B hits guaranteed to pump up your day. Pressss play, y’all.

#41. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Ed Sheeran’s thinking out loud has materialized into a charming romantic ballad about lasting love and true soul mates. Awwwww! Grab a stranger or your teddy and dance your love away. Video here.

#42. Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta

An anthem dedicated to those who work hard and never give up on their dreams, King Kunta is an invigorating hip hop song with dense lyrics, funky beats and a whole new level of realness. Play it like, here.

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#43. 6 Hour of The Best Beethoven Classical Music

Apparently, classical music fans have high self-esteem, are resourceful, relaxed and shy. So way to go, Mac users! Youtube link.

#44. Andy Grammer – Honey, I’m Good

This catchy country-pop anti-cheating anthem reminds us how awesome love can be, if done right. Don’t miss it out from your playlist.

#45. Sia – Elastic Heart feat. Shia LaBeouf & Maddie Ziegler

A bold tune with a rare emotional depth matched by an equally creative and controversial clip, Elastic Heart is about empowering the self and breaking free from negative emotions. Beautiful and somehow motivational. And available here.

#46. Dillon Francis & DJ Snake – Get Low

Crazy electronic beats that wreak havoc, great for dancing the night away or for practicing your Zumba moves. Online here.

#47. Galantis – Runaway (U & I)

Released in October 2014 by the electropop duo Galantis, Runaway is a successful mix of electronic dance and trance, with heavy bass and unusual vocals that will hypnotize your ears and raise your hands up in the air. One click away.

#48. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You

Catchy synth-pop at its finest, I Really Like You exudes exuberance and fun through all its happy notes and unpretentious lyrics. Do you like it?

#49. Lorde – Royals (US Version)

Not the usual kind of pop that dominates the charts, Royals has an addictive yet austere tune and powerful lyrics that carry a deep message about social inequality and conspicuous consumption. Don’t miss out the US version.

#50. Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Official Audio) ft. Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers

Another one of the Daft Punk hits, Get Lucky is a fresh reinterpretation of the old school electronic genre with a charismatic dance twist and Pharell Williams’s smooth vocals. Lucky, indeed!

If we’d have to draw a conclusion, we’d say pop is the king of our Top 50 most converted and downloaded songs, with R&B, hip hop, and electronic music as close contenders. One thing we know for sure: Mac users are upbeat folks who like to get down and dirty every now and then, but when things get challenging, they turn to Beethoven and Richard Clayderman for a different perspective and a much needed creativity boost.

Note: the data was collected with the help of FLVTO and their youtube to mp3 downloader tool for Mac Users. I would like to personally thank them for granting me access to their insights. 

Featured photo credit: Robert Hawkes via flickr.com

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How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

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There comes a time when we may be searching online and don’t want the browser to remember our footsteps. The reasons don’t always have to be what we obviously think of as the main reason; for example, sometimes, you may not want Safari to remember your passwords or prompt you to enter your password when surfing the web.

Whatever the reason, we may think that we are totally in the clear with Private Browsing on Safari and the other browsers on a Mac. However, a quick Terminal command can bring up every website you’ve visited. How do you do this? Also, how do you clear your tracks for good? We will provide both answers and more today.

    What Does Private Browsing Do?

    When activated, Private Browsing on Safari prevents your browsing history from being kept in the history tab of the application. Along with this, it doesn’t autofill information that you have saved in the browser. In this mode, you essentially become incognito and any references of previous use is essentially hidden when you are in private mode.

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    While Safari does a good job of keeping your search history out of prying eyes in the history tab, there is a less-than-obvious way to view a full list of visited websites on Mac. This is done in Terminal; the command-line emulator that allows you to make changes to your Mac.

    Terminal is located in the Utilities folder on your Mac. Once activated, simply add the command:

    dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host

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    dscacheutil -flushcache

    As the command denotes, this literally “flushes” the domains from Terminal. This does not prevent the record from continuing to be recorded for future sites, however, so if that’s an issue for you, repeat this process regularly.

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