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Videos in Google Photos Breached

Google admitted it may have accidentally sent some users' private videos to strangers after a bug impacted its Photos service. While Google says less than 0.01 percent of users were affected, the user base of Google Photos is over one billion users. So 10 million...

Photoshop for iPad

Photoshop for iPad

Photoshop for iPad was re-designed from the ground up. It is now a touch based app where it was mouse and keyboard based before. On the left side of the screen are the tools, although this initial release is missing some features like the Pen Tool which draws...

Photography and You

Photography and You

Last year alone the estimate is that people took 1.2 trillion photos. A lot of them were selfies. These are different from other photos. The ego is at stake in a selfie which is why there are so many touch up apps out there. Facetune2 is one example. It can smooth out...

Changing Faces

Changing Faces

Today you can download software that uses machine learning to perform a convincing digital video face-swap. The video is called a deepfake. It can stitch the eyes of one person onto the face of another person doing lip-sync karaoke. It isn’t perfect yet, but it could...

How To Check the Health of Hard Drives

My video editing computer has 4 internal drives. Two of them were for backup, but I stored some other large video projects on those two. The transfer business was requiring more space. I keep customer jobs for 30 days, but delete them after that. So I needed a new...

The VLC 3.0 Revolution

The VLC 3.0 Revolution

We've been recommending VLC for a while here. Whether it is for converting video files, recording a webcam, screen recording or other video tasks VLC is a much better media player than Windows Media Player and Apple Quick Time. VLC can play virtually any video format....

Firefox Quantum

Firefox Quantum

Whether you use Safari, Microsoft Edge, Chrome or the old Netscape, there's a great new browser that I think beats them all - the new Firefox Quantum. It's surprising how good it is. You can easily send a web page to you phone. Just click "Send tab to device" and the...

How To Use Google Photos

How To Use Google Photos

Google Photos is the best cloud photo storage site that makes backing up and organizing your photo library very easy. It's remarkable how well it identifies people in your library even as babies. It also makes automatic GIFs and movies from your photos. You can get...

Google Earth Gets Major Update

Google Earth Gets Major Update

Before you check out the new Google Earth, make sure you are first running Google Chrome on your desktop or Android on your phone. iOS will be available soon. Last year Google released a VR version of Google Earth. This new version is no longer a separate app, but a...