How to Clear the Cache on Your iPhone and iPad

clear-cache-iphone-or-ipad-featured.jpgIs your iPhone or iPad performing slower than usual? It may be that its storage is almost full, or there are several hidden files that may be hindering it from running at optimum speed. Whenever you use your iPhone or iPad, tons of tiny, hidden files are created in your apps, containing data needed to run the apps. These are stored in a temporary area in your device’s memory called the cache. Such files include memory hogs, junk files, and other unwanted or temporary cache files, and while your iPhone or iPad can have their caches cleared automatically by the system, you can still do… Read more

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How to Leave No Trace on a Borrowed Computer

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Say you need to borrow someone else’s laptop or desktop, but you don’t want to leave a digital trail of breadcrumbs behind you when you’ve gone. Maybe you’re using a public computer, or maybe you’re just borrowing a friend’s and don’t want to mess up all their own settings and preferences too much—how do you make sure…

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Wyze Announces Security Sensors Anybody Can Afford

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Wyze has a new product, but for the first time, it’s not a Wi-Fi camera. Today, Wyze announced a new sensor kit, with contact and motion sensors, and they’re among the cheapest you can buy.

If you’re looking for inexpensive cameras, Wyze Cams are among the cheapest without too much sacrifice in features. Whether you spend $25 for the Wyze Cam or $35 for the Wyze Cam Pan, you’ll get a comprehensive Wi-Fi Camera that works better than it should for the small price involved.

While we knew Wyze had a light bulb and sensor kit in the works, today they made the latter official, and now we know how much Wyze Sense costs. For $25 you get a starter kit with a bridge, two contact sensors, and a motion sensor—each bridge supports up to 100 sensors and Wyze pans to sell expansion packs with 4 contact sensors and a motion sensor for a yet to be announced price. The bridge connects to your existing Wyze Cam or Wyze Cam Pan (so you’ll need a Wyze Cam to get started), and all the sensors come with batteries.

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If someone trips a sensor, whether by opening a window with a contact sensor or stepping in front of the motion sensor, your Wyze Cam automatically starts recording. Alternatively, you can choose to receive notifications on your smartphone instead of recording. That option is especially useful if you prefer notifications when a window or perhaps your refrigerator has been left open.

If you think $25 is cheap for a bridge, two contact sensors, and a motion sensor, you’re absolutely right. SimpliSafe contact sensors cost $15 each, and motion sensors run $30. That doesn’t include the $185 base station and keypad you’re required to purchase. If you want to add a camera to your SimpliSafe, you’re looking at another $99.

Wyze isn’t offering a keypad for easy arming on your way out yet though, nor are they offering a monitoring plan. But if you don’t need a keypad or monitoring plan, then it’s hard to argue with prices this low.

You can pre-order Wyze Sense in the Wyze app starting today, Wyze says it will begin shipping May 8th.

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/14353/wyze-announces-security-sensors-anybody-can-afford/
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Hashing vs. Encryption: How Your Password Is Being Stored in Server

password-storage-feature.pngLet’s say you set up an account at VerySecureWebsite.com. You type in your email address and password and set up your account. A little while later you receive an email informing you that, ironically, the website has been hacked, and the usernames and passwords of every user, which were stored in plaintext, are now for sale on the dark web. While you start changing the password on all your accounts (you only use one, you monster), you wonder, “Isn’t that a bad idea? Shouldn’t my password be in some kind of secret code so hackers can’t just read it?” You’re correct. Any web app or… Read more

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Investigator Jeff Bezos Hired to Look Into Who Got His Dick Pics Says Saudis Broke Into Bezos’s Phone

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Earlier this year, Jeff Bezos beat the National Enquirer to the punch by announcing the dissolution of his marriage—which the tabloid was planning on blowing up anyways in the form of a lengthy expose of his affair with news anchor and media personality Lauren Sanchez. The mildly-interesting-at-best story got a whole…

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How to Improve the Sound Quality of Your Voice Memos on iPhone and iPad

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Your iPhone’s Voice Memos app records audio in a compressed format by default, saving storage space on your iPhone but reducing the recording quality. You can switch to a lossless mode for maximum fidelity.

Your iPhone, by default, records voice memos in a compressed format. However, if that doesn’t cut the mustard for you, there is an option to switch over to a lossless recording instead. It’s not clear what file format your iPhone uses here, but suffice it to say it’s going to take up more space than a compressed AAC file. Bear that in mind, but considering most voice memos are probably pretty short, we don’t think it’ll be of huge impact.

How to Choose Lossless Recordings

As always with iOS, the setting that we are looking for is in the Settings app. Open it and tap “Voice Memos” to get started.

Open Settings. Tap Voice Memos

Next, tap “Audio Quality” towards the bottom of the screen.

Tap Audio Quality

The next screen offers two options. Tap “Lossless” for the best sound quality from your recordings. If space is your main concern however, we’d suggest sticking with “Compressed” and leaving everything as it is.

Tap Lossless

Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/408335/how-to-improve-the-sound-quality-of-your-voice-memos-on-iphone-and-ipad/
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Razer says software, not hardware, is holding back mobile gaming – Engadget

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Razer says software, not hardware, is holding back mobile gaming  Engadget

In between launching a range of outlandish pink products and affordable accessories so far this year, Razer made the surprising move of abandoning its online …

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/26/razer-phone-3-min-liang-tan-tencent-5g/
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Make Bibliographies Easier with These Citation Apps

citation-apps-featured-image.jpgIf you are a high school or college student, you have undoubtedly been asked to use citations for your sources and to create a bibliography for your paper. This is not an easy task. It can be challenging to keep track of all the different formats and places to find information. Using a citation manager or citation builder will save you considerable time, freeing up more time for the actual writing of the paper. They will also reduce the number of errors. So what are citation managers and citation builders? Which one do you need? Related: How to Automatically Generate Bibliographies and Citations in Microsoft… Read more

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Adobe’s first auto app will give real-time car maintenance tips

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The company behind Photoshop has an idea to make your next auto mechanic visit less of a confusing, expensive mess. 

Adobe has a new app that tracks car stats, like how the battery or engine is doing. It takes the Adobe Analytics platform typically used for a website or mobile app and puts it into the car. At its annual Adobe Summit in Las Vegas (hosted by comedian Mindy Kaling), one of its “sneaks,” a project to showcase an idea in development, is Project Car Smarts. 

Ahead of Wednesday’s presentation, Colin Morris, Adobe Analytics director of product management, explained in a call how the app and data-tracking would work for car owners and car makers. Think of it like the battery health check on the iPhone. Drivers will have a “better idea of their usage in an automobile,” he said. Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/article/adobe-analytics-summit-sneak-auto-maintenance-app/
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How to Capture a Scrolling Screenshot in Windows

capture-a-scrolling-window-featured.jpgWindows 10 offers many ways to capture a screenshot. To take a screenshot, all you need to do is press Ctrl + PRTSC or Fn + PRTSC and you instantly have a screenshot. There is even a built-in Snipping Tool that allows you to capture a section of a window as well as pop-up menus. But all those methods only allow you to capture content that is within the dimensions of the browser’s viewing area. What if you want to capture a screenshot of a scrolling window of a webpage, document, or any other content that’s beyond the viewable area? In such cases your only option… Read more

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