If you have old files saved in obscure formats, it can be difficult to find a program that will open or convert it. Even if you do manage to find a program that could recognize your files, it could very well cost you. Fortunately there's a free site that can point you in the right direction: OpenWith.org.
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When you install a smartphone app, there's a good chance it will come with push notifications turned on by default. For example, Facebook's Messenger app will be able to pop up a notification whenever you receive a message on the service. Depending on how many messages you receive on Facebook, this could be quite a battery drain for your phone.
Since hard drives have become a mature technology, the differences between them are more trivial. However, there are several models that are best for certain tasks. Depending on what the drive will be used for, rotation speed, reliability, storage capacity, and power consumption, may be important factors. But the most dramatic differences are between Hard Disk Drives and the newer Solid State Drives.
No one really knows how much money the biggest stars are making on YouTube, but SocialBlade.com uses lots of stats to estimate the amount. It ranks users based on a variety of criteria, and gives them a letter grade. The site also shows you the users filtered by 'Most Subscribed' and 'Most viewed.'
If you're looking for a way to track your Android phone or tablet in the event that it's lost or stolen, Google has a free service that will come to the rescue. It's called Android Device Manager, and it will work with all Android devices associated with your Google account. You can find your device on a map, lock it with a new password, or erase it securely, from anywhere in the world.
If you want to get more information about a particular photo, you can actually use that picture as your Google search. Google calls this "Reverse Image Search," and it can turn up similar images, website addresses that contain the photo, information on who took the photo, and more. Of course, this will work best with photos of people or objects that are likely to show up elsewhere on the web.
Sometimes, it can be difficult to hear the dialog in movies and TV shows. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do about it.
If you're listening on the TV's internal speakers, open the TV's audio menu and see if there are bass and treble controls. If so, turn down the bass and/or turn up the treble while watching something with people speaking, but do it only as much as necessary to make the dialog understandable.
Even better, connect a soundbar to the TV, which will improve the sound quality overall and dialog intelligibility in particular.
Since YouTube doesn't allow for downloading videos, you'll have to look to third party sites and apps to accomplish this. There are websites, apps, and browser extensions available to do this. It should be noted that downloading YouTube videos violates YouTube's terms of service. That being said, here are some ways to save YouTube videos to your computer:
Contacts can be organized into groups on the iPhone or iPad to make them easier to find. However, it may not immediately be obvious that this is possible because Apple still doesn't allow you to create those groups on iOS 7 -- you can only view them. To create groups, you must do it in iCloud or from your computer. Here's how to create groups using both methods:
If you have a new computer, transferring your music library from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod can be problematic. This is because Apple does not natively support copying music to a computer if the iOS device hasn't been paired with iTunes first. In order to pair that device with iTunes, iTunes makes you erase the device first. There are, however, third party programs that can safely copy the music from the iPhone, iPad, or iPod.