You May Want To Know
A collection of clever tech tips and tricks to make your (work) life easier. This month:
How to record your iPhone or iPad screen
How to play music on everyone's computer during a Zoom call.
Everything about 5G
Atmoph Window 2, Chili's Ooler, Tivo Edge, Dell 49" Monster Monitor, Jaguar I-Pace electric car, AMD Threadripper PC, Bartesian Robotic Bar Tender.
Adobe Photoshop's free smartphone app.
Cool stuff as seen on Morning Brew
Morning Brew is a quirky daily newsletter with condensed information mainly about business
How to record your iPhone or iPad screen
Go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls, then tap next to Screen Recording.
Swipe up from the bottom edge of any screen. On iPhone X or later or iPad with iOS 12 or later, or iPadOS, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen.
Press deeply on and tap Microphone.
Tap Start Recording, then wait for the three-second countdown.
Open Control Center and tap. Or tap the red status bar at the top of your screen and tap Stop.
Go to the Photos app and select your screen recording.
Some apps might not allow you to record audio. You can't record your screen and use screen mirroring at the same time.
How to play music on everyone’s computers during a Zoom call
Teaching classes online opens up a new world of possibilities and like training for face to face teaching, online teaching requires you to familiarise yourself with the tools too to get it right.
As an instructor, you want to provide the best class you can to your new online members while making the class feel as normal as possible as if they were there in the room with you. One of the best and easiest ways of doing this is by playing music while teaching.
It is important that you use this option to share sound correctly as it needs to be playing through the 'meeting' and not being played on any device to be picked up by your microphone. Doing the latter will interfere with your voice and cause poor sound quality.
Step 1: When you join your meeting before the customers attend, click on the “share” button at the bottom of the page.
Once you’ve entered the meeting, you will see at the bottom of your screen a couple of different options. Click on the green “share” button (this may say share screen). It will open up a secondary window with a list of options.
Don’t worry, this will not close or stop your meeting. It is advisable that you set this up before the class so as to avoid an awkward interaction with your members as they wait for you to set this up.
Please note: The “share screen” button may be in a different location, depending on what Operating System and device you are using. Ensure that your sound both on your device and within the meeting is not muted.
Step 2: Click on the “advanced” option tab at the top of the screen.
You don’t need to select anything from the “basic” option. This is for screen sharing and not for audio sharing. The “advanced” option tab should be located between the “basic” tab and the “files” tab.
Step 3: Click on the middle option, “Music or Computer Sound Only”.
Clicking this box allows you to share whatever sound or music is coming out of your computer. It does not mute your mic, so you can speak and play music at the same time. Once you have click on this box, click the “share” button at the bottom right-hand side of the screen.
Once you start sharing, you should see a green and red box at the top of your meeting screen with the words, “You are sharing computer sound” and “stop share”. This will let you know that it’s working.
Step 4: Play music from whichever app or website you want.
Go to whatever music playing app or website you wish to use and choose your music. You will definitely want to adjust the sound on the music playing service you’re using (not your entire computer volume) so that your voice can be heard over it.
If the music is still too loud, go to your device settings and change your microphone options to increase the volume.
Microphones and Headphones?
To ensure clear and consistent sound, we advise using a good quality microphone if possible so that your lovely voice can be picked up clearly.
It can be advised to use headphones too when instructing and playing music so that the music that's playing doesn't get picked up by your microphone. When the sound is playing through the meeting on your computer, but also getting relayed through your microphone it can create out of phase music.
Step 5: Have an amazing class!
Once you’re done with the class, just click on the red “stop share” button at the top of the meeting. This will stop the music being shared with the members but it will still play on your device, so remember to stop the music too.
Before running your classes we advise that you run some practice sessions with your friends or family to get some feedback and ensure that you're getting it right!
Do you need a music license?
This is intended to be a guide on how to play music while teaching through the Zoom app, it is not advice on music licensing.
If you wish to play music during your sessions then please also ensure that you have paid the relevant music licensing fees, whether you are delivering your session in person or online.
Everything about 5G as seen on CNET
CNET is the world's leader in tech product reviews, news, prices, videos, forums, how-tos, and more.
You hear so much about 5G nowadays, makes you wonder what it's all about. Remember, 5G is the next generation of wireless networks and promises a mobile experience that's 10x to 100x faster than today's 4G networks.
But, not to worry, folks, CNET has provided all the answers. Here's what this link 'CNET explores 5G' will show you:
Why you should care about 5G
Sound like a 5G expert with this handy glossary
Myths debunked: No, 5G doesn't cause COVID-19, won't replace 4G
And much more...
Again, here's the link.
New gadgets as seen on TECHNEWSWORLD
TECHNEWSWORLD calls itself 'The most important technology news, developments, and trends
with insightful analysis and commentary.'
The site featured some interesting new stuff under TECH PRODUCTS THAT MAKE IT EASIER TO STAY HOME. Here's what's listed:
Atmoph Window 2 - looks like a picture on your wall, but inside the frame is a connected 27-inch 4K display that is tied to remote cameras providing real-time video feeds of remote locations.
Chili's Ooler - a liquid bed heater/cooler, and it does wonders for your sleep.
Tivo Edge - remains the only device in the market that blends time-shifted broadcast and streamed content near seamlessly.
Dell 49-inch Monster Monitor - I can be working on a column like this one on one side, have my email running in the middle, and have a news feed on the other side, all at the same time.
Jaguar I-Pace electric car - During this lockdown, I didn't want to go anyplace where infected people could be touching stuff, and the gas pump was one of my concerns.
AMD Threadripper PC - has performed like a champ, handling every game I've thrown at it, including virtual reality.
Bartesian Robotic Bar Tender - I fill a glass with crushed ice, and put in a drink pod, and push a button, and in a few seconds, I have a correctly mixed drink.
See all the details here.
Photoshop's free smartphone app as seen on komando.com
Komando.com, home of the Kim Komando Show, is "your trusted source for the latest news on everything digital including technology, security threats, scams..."
I've been using Adobe Photoshop since 1994, version 2.5 (came on something like 10 disks) and was waiting for an iPhone version. It's here! For IOS and Android phones. And I'm loving it! The filters are from exciting to outrageous. Here's a photo of my desktop in the morning
The komando.com article gives you a good overview including a short video so you can decide if you want to load the app. Here's the article. Have fun!