If you haven't already read the harrowing story of what happened to a Wired editor when hackers exploited a few security flaws, then you owe it to yourself. It's rather terrifying, how porous our online digital lives can be, but luckily we also have an article on there to help boost your online security a little and give you a bit more control. It's the least we could do.
Action Movie FX (free, iPhone and iPod touch) lets you film short videos and add Hollywood-style special effects such as explosions, tornadoes, and all manner of crashing vehicles. You can literally create your own—highly impressive—action scene in under a minute. Kids 9 and up will have no trouble recording clips and adding effects, but your results will improve greatly with these tips
Ever wonder what happens to your email after you hit the “Send” button? If so, you’ll be fascinated by Google Green’s latest entry, which promises to “take a journey through Google’s data centers by following an email along its path.”
Maybe it’s the sudden rush of cloud storage competitors, but Dropbox is suddenly in a big hurry to move formerly beta version features into release. The latest allows Mac and Windows users to automatic upload photos to the service anytime a device is connected.
Tired of the tedious conversion process it takes to get your iOS device to play back videos? Want to watch your videos in more than just the handfull of proprietary file formats? Fortunately, there’s an app for that. You can play almost any video format under the sun on your iPad with the PlayerXtreme app. Read on to learn how.
Have you noticed that every other tweet or posting on Facebook seems to be a link to another video that someone would like you to watch? And what about all those YouTube channels you subscribe to? You can hardly keep track of it all. Thankfully, Frequency’s trying to make your life easier by gathering all these clips (and a lot more beyond those) in one location.
Preparing your videos for internet uploads can be a pain for some. Some video sharing websites treat the files differently, leaving many to export multiple copies of their videos for each site they wish to share their video with. However, with the appropriate settings in iMovie or QuickTime, you can easily export one high-quality file that can be used on any video sharing website to give viewers the best possible quality.
Anyone who has taken photos or videos with an iOS device only to delete them after an iPhoto import has no doubt learned the hard way that the Camera Roll is a one-way street. Here’s a quick workaround for getting images back to the Camera Roll on your iPad, using the Camera Connector Kit.
It may be hard to believe, but July is here and summer is finally in full swing. Most Americans have a three-day weekend to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday on Monday, and the majority of us will wrap up the long weekend by taking in a fireworks show that night -- so here are some tips for getting the best photos of the event, regardless of what kind of camera you’re using.