They’re making USB 3.2 even more confusing

If you’ve tried to plug your phone into your laptop over the past couple of years, or to charge your tablet with your phone’s charger, you’ll probably have run into USB confusion. Now, things are set to get even stranger, with the USB-IF announcing the USB 3.2 specification and a shake-up in consumer branding. The USB-IF is the USB Implementers … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/usb-32-superspeed-usb-20gbps-naming-branding-confusion-26567535/
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10 Cool Things the Galaxy S10 Can Do

10 Cool Things the Galaxy S10 Can Do is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

Samsung’s new Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ are powerful phones filled with neat features. You’ll love the huge Infinity display, expandable storage and slew of cameras on the back, but that isn’t all these phones have to offer. In fact, here are 10 cool things the Galaxy S10 can do to help you get the most out of your phone.

Compared to the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S9 these phones have a lot that’s new. Samsung put years of innovation to work. Whether that’s the fingerprint scanner inside the screen, or being able to charge other gadgets wirelessly from the Galaxy S10.

Owners will want to take advantage of all these cool Galaxy S10 features. You might know about one or two already, or find it quickly, but there are several other cool features you probably don’t know about.

Samsung showcased some awesome features up on stage during the Galaxy S10 announcement. Mainly the huge screens, triple rear cameras, or the new Android Pie One UI software. They can only explain so much up on stage though, or in commercials, which is why we’ve gathered our favorite features below. Features that make this the best phone you’ve ever had.

We’re talking about magically unlocking the phone by putting your finger on the screen and creating a GIF from any video. Not to mention charging your headphones, watch, or a friends phone WITH your Galaxy S10 — wirelessly. That’s on top of recording 1,000 FPS video, using fast wireless charging 2.0 or making a life-like 3D emoji of yourself with the dual front-facing cameras.

Basically, the Galaxy S10 has tons of exciting things you’ll want to know about. In an effort to help you understand everything the Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ has to offer, we’ve gathered a list of some of those hidden features you’ll love. Without further delay, here are 10 cool things you probably didn’t know the Galaxy S10 can do.

Magically Unlock With a Fingerprint

Magically Unlock With a Fingerprint

Perhaps the biggest selling point for the Galaxy S10 is also the coolest and best thing it can do. 

Samsung put an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor under the screen, inside the phone. So not only does it still have one, unlike the iPhone, it’s better than ever and more secure than before.

Instead of a button that’s hard to reach on the back of the phone, you simply touch the glass on the screen and it reads your fingerprint from underneath. The phone isn’t just taking a photo like a few phones did with “optical sensors” from 2018, but it’s actually using a brand new technology — an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. 

This works when the screen is on or off, in a very low-power mode, even when your finger is wet, and it has 3D anti-spoofing technology along with it. That means someone can’t get a tape-strip of your finger or a picture of your face and unlock your phone. It’s very secure. 

It’s also super futuristic, and amazing to watch. 

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10 Cool Things the Galaxy S10 Can Do is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

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How to Use Picture-in-Picture Mode in WhatsApp and What to Do When It Fails

Pic-Featured.jpgBefore the update that brought us Picture-in-Picture mode in WhatsApp, every time you tapped on a video to watch it, you left WhatsApp. Once you were done watching the video, you had to re-open WhatsApp. All that work is now eliminated since you can watch the video without leaving the app. There are some things to keep in mind when using the picture-in-picture or else you could unwillingly end up leaving the app to watch a video. Related: 4 Android Apps to Enhance Your WhatsApp Experience How to Use WhatsApp’s Picture-in-Picture Mode There is no need to go into your device’s settings to use the… Read more

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How to Find All the Files You’ve Shared in OneDrive

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Microsoft’s OneDrive makes it easy to share and unshare files and folders. But what if you want to see everything you’ve shared, in one simple list? OneDrive can do that easily, and here’s how you get to it.

RELATED: How to Find All the Files You’ve Shared in OneDrive

Log into your account on the OneDrive site. You can also sign in to your Office 365 account and select OneDrive from the app launcher.

The O365 app launcher and app tiles

Note that OneDrive for Business will also show you things people have shared with you in a separate tab, but sadly that’s not an option in a personal OneDrive.

In the menu on the left-hand side, click “Shared.”

The Shared option

All of the files and folders you’ve shared will be displayed.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/405958/how-to-find-all-the-files-youve-shared-in-onedrive/
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Chrome Dark Mode and how to get it

If you’d like to activate Chrome Dark Mode on Android, there’s only a couple of steps you need to take. As of this week, the Chrome Canary build to which the public has access can now go dark. It’s not perfect, and it might not work on every webpage on the internet, but it’s a good start! To begin, you’re … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/chrome-dark-mode-canary-and-how-to-get-it-27567791/
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How to Install and Use wget on Mac

using-wget-macos-hero.jpgwget is a non-interactive command-line utility for download resources from a specified URL. Because it is non-interactive, wget can work in the background or before the user even logs in. The program was designed especially for poor connections, making it especially robust in otherwise flaky conditions. While wget isn’t shipped with macOS, it can be easily downloaded and installed with Homebrew, the best Mac package manager available. 1. Download and Install Homebrew To install Homebrew, open a Terminal window and execute the following command taken from Homebrew’s website: /usr/bin/ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)” You might notice the command called curl, which is a different command-line… Read more

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Cartoon Network app ‘rewards’ TV viewing with virtual figurines

dims?crop=1600%2C900%2C0%2C0&quality=85&How do you persuade people to watch your TV shows when their phones serve as a constant distraction? By rewarding them through their phones for watching. Cartoon Network is launching an app, Cartoon Network Arcade, that will provide virtual collect…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/27/cartoon-network-app-collectible-figurines/
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Kaspersky Lab Really Can’t Catch a Break

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Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has struggled to regain its reputation after it was accused of aiding Russian intelligence operations and its software was banned from use by the U.S. government. But on Tuesday, another layer of mystery was added to the story when a Russian court convicted a senior researcher…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/kaspersky-lab-really-cant-catch-a-break-1832928392
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Wi-Fi Cams Do More Than Just Record Video

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The main purpose of Wi-Fi cameras is to record video, but that’s not the only thing they can do. Modern Wi-Fi cams are sophisticated pieces of hardware and they can do a lot more than simply record video.

RELATED: What You Should Know Before Buying Wi-Fi Cameras

This also means that if you’re in the market for a Wi-Fi cam, there are a lot more features that you’ll want to know about a specific model other than its video quality. Here are features that some Wi-Fi cameras have other than just video recording.

Two-Way Talk

Two-way talk capabilities on the Nest Cam

Pretty much every Wi-Fi camera these days comes with a built-in microphone and speaker so you can use your smartphone and your Wi-Fi cam as walkie talkies of sorts.

The accompanying app on your phone lets you hit a button and start talking through the camera, and the person on the other end can talk back using the microphone on the camera itself. This is especially useful on video doorbells where you can talk to the person who came to your door (rather than actually opening and answering the door), especially if it’s someone who you’re not quite sure about.

Of course, if this intercom isn’t a feature that you’ll use, there’s usually a setting that lets you turn off the microphone and speaker on the camera, but this usually will also prevent video recordings from capturing audio.

Facial Recognition

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/405950/wi-fi-cams-do-more-than-just-record-video/
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How to Play an RPG Anywhere, Any Time

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I used to play in the same Dungeons & Dragons campaign every week. Now my friends and I struggle to arrange a play session every few months. At one point I tried to make it work with another group. We made a six-month Doodle calendar to find one date we could meet. We got together, discussed character creation, and…

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Source: https://lifehacker.com/how-to-play-an-rpg-anywhere-any-time-1832830780
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