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How to choose a cheap mic for your smartphone videos

A Cheap Mic for great audio recording on your smartphone

As transcribed from my video: https://youtu.be/2DA3m3Axa98 “One question I get asked frequently is about audio. We’ve all heard that the built-in microphones on most phones don’t quite sound as dialed in as they should be. The video is quite great on a lot of smartphones, for quality. But on that note, it is very confusing …

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All Wi-Fi now hackable – this affects everyone!

This topic is so serious, I feel obliged to tell as many people as possible. This affects everyone! An extremely serious vulnerability has been exposed affecting everyone. We all use WiFi and we are all vulnerable to this latest attack.   KRACK ATTACK Two Belgian researchers discovered a vulnerability in the WiFi protocol (last year! …

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5 Essential Travel Apps You Won’t Want to Leave Behind

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Now that wireless is available in almost every corner of the world, your phone may be one of your best travel companions.  If you pack the right apps along with the right clothes, it can become a virtual concierge, translator, tour guide, and personal assistant in one.  Here are 5 essential apps you won’t want to leave behind.



1.  Before you even begin to pack, Travel List will help you get organized.  You’ll be able to assemble itineraries and create packing lists in minutes. Adjustable preset starter lists will organize your items by category for ease of use.  The app provides handy alerts for tasks like charging cameras or changing batteries.  And it automatically adjusts to your current timezone.

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Important facts about encryption on smartphones

With recent security and privacy issues resulting from the San Bernardino iPhone dispute, it’s a good time to learn more about encryption.

What is encryption?

Basically encryption is a method used to secure information stored on any electronic device. This includes data such as text messages, photos, emails, and documents on smartphones.

When data is “encrypted,” it means it’s in a scrambled format, which makes it unreadable for computers or people without a key (such as a PIN code or passphrase) to the device.

It’s actually more complex than simply requiring a PIN code – Apple for example, requires several pieces of information in order to access data within the device. In addition to a PIN code or a fingerprint required from the user, there is also a key embedded in the device’s processor (secure enclave), which is unknown to anyone.

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Apple Celebrates 40 Years

Apple turned 40 years old today, Happy Birthday! The company was started by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in the Job’s garage on April 1, 1976. Their homemade Apple One computer had a price tag of $666.66 and they got it on store shelves that July. Wayne sold his 10% share for $800 within a year. The current market value of Apple is around $615 billion. Apple has had a number of eureka moments with Steve Jobs at the helm however overall, they have done well with the constant iterations. The major breakthroughs definitely do help though.

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