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How to Get Better Results When Converting Video

When converting videos, most people use presets for ‘iPhone’ or simply ‘MP4’. But using them might result in poor video quality, or you might end up with files that are too big, and use up a lot of your phone’s storage. If you want to be more precise about things such as resolution, bitrate and aspect ratio, you need to understand what the jargon means. We explain what you need to know. Resolution If you’re converting video from an 4K source, such…

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How to Listen to Podcasts on Your Amazon Echo | News & Opinion

You’ve got an Amazon Echo and may already know how to play songs and albums via Amazon Music. But what about podcasts? If you’re a devoted podcast listener and want to access your favorite shows on your Alexa device, you have a couple of options. Amazon offers individual podcasts you can search for via the Alexa mobile app. If you subscribe to podcasts on iOS, you can upload your favorite iTunes podcasts to Amazon Music and listen to them through…

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How to use Android 8.0 Oreo’s autofill API

Android 8.0 Oreo’s autofill API is here to save you from one of technology’s biggest hassles: passwords. Google’s API allows apps to act as autofill providers at the system level. So, instead of opening a password manager and copying your passwords, the app can simply authenticate you and fill in the information automatically. This feature requires some setup, but it’s well worth your time. Autofill was somewhat possible in older versions of Android using the Accessibility service, which allows apps to…

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Got an iPhone X? Do these 10 things first!

So that $1,000+ sticker shock didn’t put you off from buying the phone that Apple calls “the future,” did it? We don’t blame you—we bought the iPhone X, too. I know you want to dive right in the moment you get the box in your hands, but slow your roll! We have a little setup advice you’re going to want to pay attention to. Sure, it seems like a drag right now, but this stuff is going to save you…

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How to Set Up Google’s Advanced Protection Program | News & Opinion

If you want serious Google account security, the company’s new Advanced Protection Program is designed to fend off even the sneakiest of hacks. Although the program is available to all, Google designed it for “high-risk” users such as political campaign staffers, journalists, and business leaders who often face targeted email phishing schemes. To sign up, you’ll have to trade in a little convenience and spend some cash. But in return, you’ll get Google’s strongest security protections and some peace of…

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How to avoid password-prompted phishing scams in iOS

How to avoid password-prompted phishing scams in iOS | Macworld Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Felix Krause “);});try{$(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,xray:false});}catch(exception){console.log(“error loading lazyload_ad “+exception);}}); Unfortunately, it’s easy for an app developer with malicious intent to create a pop-up dialog in iOS that exactly resembles a system-level message prompting for a password. Felix Krause, like other iOS developers and security advocates, have taken issue with this for years. Krause is the founder of fastlane, a…

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iPhone X touch gestures and commands guide

The Home button has been the one constant on the iPhone over the last decade. From day one, you would press the Home button to return to the home screen. As Apple added features to the iPhone, the Home button took on more capabilities. But it’s time for a new era, one that kicks the home button to the curb. With the iPhone X, Apple pushes the display right up to very edge of the phone and eliminates the Home…

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How to Fix WhatsApp: Is WhatsApp Down?

As of Friday 3 November 2017 WhatsApp is reportedly having issues, which has been ongoing since 7.10am. The worst affected area appears to be in The Netherlands, but problems have also been reported in London, Manchester and Birmingham. WhatsApp can go down unexpectedly at any time of day or night. Click here to find out whether there are WhatsApp problems in your area. If WhatsApp appears to be working correctly, it would appear that the problem is instead local to…

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The Grand Tour 2 News: Release Date, Trailer & How to Watch

Petrolheads assemble! Clarkson, Hammond and May are back with Amazon for a second season of The Grand Tour. Here’s what you need to know about its release date and how you can watch it. Grand Tour 2 release date 8 December 2017 Slightly more than a year after the first season launched on 18 November 2016 comes The Grand Tour 2. In the trailer for the series (above) the trio are seen driving down ski slopes, across muddy bogs and in some of the finest metal…

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How to watch the BlizzCon 2017 live stream

With the 11th BlizzCon convention kicking off this Friday, 3 November 2017, and with tickets completely sold out, there’s only one way for those without tickets to follow the event. Here, we show you how to watch the BlizzCon 2017 opening ceremony livestream, along with how to keep up with all the announcements throughout the convention.  Want to pass the time before the show begins? Take a look at our list of the best MMORPGs of 2017.  What is BlizzCon? So, what…

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