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How to do Safety check in Google Chrome?

Chrome comes with a built-in tool to check for enhanced protection. Head over to Chrome Settings, and click on the Safety Check button on the left sidebar. Alternatively, you can go to chrome://settings/safetyCheck to access the safety check page directly. The Safety Check tool will then verify that Chrome is up-to-date, cross-check whether all your stored passwords are complex and not leaked in any data breaches, and confirm that Safe Browsing is set up properly. It will even check if you are protected from any potentially malicious extensions. Run it once in a while.

With this check Chrome will check all your stored passwords are complex and not leaked in the previous data breaches. In order to do this check, you have to login with your Google account. It helps Google to send the passwords in encrypted manner and check the database to match if the password is in the previous data breaches.

The result of the safe browsing section depends on the level of protection you have enabled on your browser. By default, Chrome will use the standard protection and hence you will see a message like “Standard protection is on. For even more security, use enhanced protection.”


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What is deepfake app?

Deepfake generally refers to images on videos in which the face and/or voice of a person, usually a public figure has been manipulated using artificial intelligence software to generate visual and audio content with a high potential to deceive. Deepfakes are a source of concern because they are created to be intentionally misleading, such as by making it look like a politician said something they didn’t, or making it appear like a celebrity was in a video they weren’t in.

Everyone from academic and industrial researchers to amateur enthusiasts, visual effects studios and porn producers. Governments might be dabbling in the technology, too, as part of their online strategies to discredit and disrupt extremist groups, or make contact with targeted individuals, for example.

It is hard to make a good deepfake on a standard computer. Most are created on high-end desktops with powerful graphics cards or better still with computing power in the cloud. This reduces the processing time from days and weeks to hours. But it takes expertise, too, not least to touch up completed videos to reduce flicker and other visual defects. That said, plenty of tools are now available to help people make deepfakes. Several companies will make them for you and do all the processing in the cloud. There’s even a mobile phone app, Zao, that lets users add their faces to a list of TV and movie characters on which the system has trained.


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What is special in Orixo game?

Orixo is a relaxing, minimalist brain game with over 320 hand-crafted levels to help sharpen your mind. A melodic soundtrack accompanies you on the levels, all of which are free to play and vary in difficulty. Fill the grid by dragging your finger over cells with a number inside of it. The number represents the number of cells it will fill in one of four directions. The direction you choose counts. Orixo saves your game progress automatically and hints are available in case you get stuck on any level. A simple game to play for a few minutes to take a breather from your busy life. Free for iOS and Android.

The organization of ideas and things are both important to this game. The player has to be able to think through and organize which number should be swiped first, second, etc. They also need to organize the placement, or direction, of the swipe. If they don’t take the time to organize both aspects of this game, they will be unable to complete a level and unlock new ones.


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WOWcube reimagines the Rubik’s Cube for a next-gen gaming console

The WOWcube, a new twist on the beloved Rubik’s Cube, is the brainchild of 13-year-old DIY YouTuber, Savva Osipov. “What if we place characters and gameplay on Rubik’s Cube surface and control the game by twisting, tilting and shaking,” he thought. Together with his father, inventor Ilya, they came up with the WOWcube. The device comes with tiny, high-res microdisplays built into each of the cube’s 24 square-shaped segments, and eight processors and an accelerometer on the inside. As with a Rubik’s Cube, users can twist, flip, turn, and rotate elements along multiples axes, constantly changing how the screens align with one another, all accompanied by satisfying clicks. Its accompanying iOS/Android app allows users to load a number of games, including word games, puzzles, mazes and arcade-style games, into the device via Bluetooth. It runs on an open-source API (application programming interface) that enables youngsters with computer skills and developers to design their own games for the WOWcube. Place the device onto its charging base and the cube’s individual screens become functional widgets, displaying the date, time, weather, social media, notifications, news and more. The STEM-learning certified device measures 2.8 inches on each side and weighs 335 gms. Its integrated 4,320 mAh lithium-ion battery runs for upto eight hours on a single charge.


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What is Scribbl app?

Scribbl offers a cool way to spruce up your images and videos with effects and animations. Draw striking scribble type animations over static pictures or tap on the animation of your choice and add it over videos. Change the colour, size and position of the animation, customize your art brush and edit your effects easily. Scribbl also lets you add a glow animation to achieve a neon sign or lightning effect. Export your animation in full HD quality for your social media posts and show off your creative side to your friends. You can even get your work featured in the app’s home page. Free for iOS and Android.

Scribbl is an animation maker which allows you to draw animations on your images to achieve the Scribble Animation effect. We’ve simplified the process of animating your images, forget drawing frame by frame, you can easily create an awesome effect just by drawing over your picture once.

Scribbl gives you the option to customize your art brush. Play around with different sizes and styles. Scribbl also has the cool feature of adding glow animation to achieve that awesome neon sign or lightning effect.

Once you’re done drawing your animation, you can export it in Full HD quality for your social media posts. Forget boring static images or videos without that extra flair for your Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram stories and posts, download Scribbl now and show off your creative side to the world with crazy animations!


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How to view all the websites on Instagram?

Fortunately, Instagram had the sense to include a way to rediscover these websites or links in your profile for later perusal. You can now view all websites you have opened on Instagram in a single location. Let’s find out how to use the official Instagram apps for Android and iOS. This won’t work on the Instagram web app.

That doesn’t mean that the desktop or web app is completely redundant. You can still check your DMs or view Instagram stories. While everything said, putting links in the comments or an Instagram post is still a tricky affair. You’ll need at least 10,000 users to post a link inside your Instagram stories.

If you ever need to revisit a product or blog link on Instagram, you don’t have to find the original post or account from last time. Tap on your profile icon at the bottom of the screen, and then on the hamburger icon at the top right. Select Your Activity’ from the menu. You will find all opened links under the Links tab arranged date-wise, starting from the most recent; and tap on any link to open it again in Instagram’s in app browser. (The Time tab tells you how much time you spent scrolling through your feeds mindlessly!)


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What is Google Look to Speak app?

Google’s experimental app, Look to Speak, helps people with speech and motor impairments communicate by using their eyes to select pre-written phrases and have them spoken aloud by their smartphones. After positioning the phone slightly below eye level, a user looks left, right or up to choose from a list of phrases, which the device then speaks aloud. Users can personalize words and phrases, so that they can share their authentic voice. The app is one of Google’s ‘Start with One, Invent for Many projects that all begin with one person trying to make something impactful for their community. “Now conversations can more easily happen where before there might have been silence,” says Richard Cave, speech and language therapist at Google.

Look to Speak is a ‘Start with One’ project on the “Experiments with Google” platform. It all started with an idea that could be impactful for one person and their community. Throughout the design process, we reached out to a small group of people who might benefit from a communication tool like this. What was amazing to see was how Look To Speak could work where other communication devices couldn’t easily go—for example, in outdoors, in transit, in the shower and in urgent situations. Now conversations can more easily happen where before there might have been silence, and I’m excited to hear some of them.


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Garbage Watch made from upcycled e-waste

The Garbage Watch is a functional watch made out of upcycled e-waste. “Today, most of the 50 million tonnes of electronic waste that’s generated every year is treated like garbage even though it isn’t. Instead it contains many of the world’s precious metals, like silver, platinum, copper, nickel, cobalt, aluminium and zinc. You’ll find 7% of the world’s gold in e-waste,” says Vollebak, the company behind the watch. “Everything you can see on the Garbage Watch used to be something else a motherboard from your computer, a microchip in your smartphone, or wiring from your TV.” Of the unique design, the company says, “We’ve taken an ‘inside- out design approach with the Garbage Watch, making the functional inner workings highly visible… Our aim was to reframe an often invisible and hazardous end of the supply chain, and make people think deeply about the impact of treating their wearables in a disposable manner.”


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What is dawn minimal calendar?

Dawn is a minimalistic calendar app that aims to be your central point for remembering and getting things done. It lets you sync your calendars and reminder lists, and sort, categorize, and filter your events. Create unique Spaces to organize different aspects of your life – group tasks, create itineraries, manage projects, plan vacations, and more. Dawn’s Today page is an adaptive homepage that changes as your day goes by. Quickly add tasks to your day and check off tasks you’ve completed. Never miss a thing with multiple reminders. Pinpoint busy days with Calendar Heatmap and day summaries. Free for iOS.

The app lets you organise yourself effortlessly and gives you some interesting unique features to focus on your objectives.

  • Pinpoint your busy days with heatmaps and day summaries.
  • Manage everything in one place with integrated to-dos.
  • Keep your days organized with the ability to add subtasks.
  • Sync events with Apple’s native Calendar and Reminder apps


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How to remove disruptive participants on Zoom?

The first rule of Zoom Club: Don’t give up control of your screen. 

You do not want random people in your public event taking control of the screen and sharing unwanted content with the group. You can restrict this — before the meeting and during the meeting in the host control bar — so that you’re the only one who can screen-share.

Zoom allows meeting hosts to pause a meeting and remove unruly participants and Zoombombers (pranksters who invade calls). Click on the ‘Suspend Participant Activities’ feature under the Security icon. All video, audio, in-meeting chat, screen sharing and recording during that time will stop. An unruly participant’s details along with an optional screenshot can be shared with Zoom. Once you click ‘Submit’, the reported user will be removed from the meeting, and a notification sent to Zoom’s Trust & Safety team. The feature is enabled by default for all free and paid Zoom users.

Zoom is a great way to stay connected right now, and we hope these tips will help you continue to host amazing events using our platform! If you’re not sure whether a public Zoom event is the way to go, share the meeting link only with your close friends, co-workers, and clients. You can even password-protect it for another layer of security.


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