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Tips to Make Video 360 with maximum results

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YouTube continues to enrich its services with a variety of features, including video 360. But Since presenting a different format, it takes some special way to upload 360 videos on YouTube.

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To upload and watch videos 360 there are several rules that must be followed, including the selection of browsers and specialized applications.

You must use the latest version of Chrome, Opera, Firefox or Internet Explorer to be able to watch video on the computer 360. As for mobile devices, must use the latest version of the YouTube app for Android and iOS.

YouTube support video uploads and playback browser 360 in the fourth. However, to upload the video file, you need a special application.

More details, Google shares tips for uploading 360 videos on YouTube. Well if interested, you can follow the following steps:

1. Create a video

There are some 360 cameras are compatible with YouTube and is already available in the market that Ricoh Theta, Kodak SP360, and IC Real Tech Allie. You can also make video 360 with a custom camera rig and third parties such as stitching software Autopano Kolor.

To get the best results, copy your video to high resolution and in accordance with the advanced spesifications YouTube.

YouTube currently supports 360 video at 24, 25, 30, 48, 50 and 60 frames per second. You are encouraged to upload a video with a ratio of 16:19 in the 4K resolution (3840 X 2160).

2. Preparation upload

Video files you require specific metadata in order to enable playback 360. You need to download an app Metatada Video 360 for Mac and Windows here and here, according to Google’s suggestions.

Then un-zip file, then open the application and select the video file. After that, select the option Spherical and click Save As. Google warned not to select the option “3D Top-bottom”.

Type a name for the video file to be created and save the file. A new file will be created automatically at the same location as the original file.

Then, upload the new files to YouTube and wait for the 360 effect lasts. This process will take approximately one hour.

3. The process of uploading

When uploading videos 360, do not use a video editing tool and Enhancements YouTube Video Editor on their desktop or mobile device. Both are not yet compatible with 360 videos.

Before you publish, you can ensure playback 360 can be used or not, by watching the video on the computer beforehand. It took approximately one hour to make 360 available video playback.

After that there are a few more things that must be ensured to confirm that you are already in a format video 360. Video 360 has a sliding button on the upper left side and can be played using the WASD keys.

Improve Encryption, Apple hired professional security experts

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Some time ago Apple rejected pressure from US law enforcement to unlock encrypted iPhone 5c belonging to terrorists San Bernardino.

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This month, the company is headquartered in Cupertino that employ a security expert who was given the task of strengthening the security features in Apple products.

A guy named John Callas was the founder of several companies such as PGPCorp communications security, Silent Circle, and Blackphone. A spokesman for Apple reveal, Callas began to join Apple in May of this. Actually Callas was once worked at Apple in the 1990s and between 2009 and 2011. At that time, he designed an encryption system to protect data storage on a Macintosh computer.

Even so, Apple does not disclose details on what position Callas will work. Callas himself refused to comment on this.

Previously, Apple had an argument with the US government over whether the company should facilitate access of law enforcement in relation to encrypting customer information stored in iPhone devices.

In the case of the shooting in San Bernardino, Apple refused to cooperate with the FBI and the government. Finally, the government is authorized to use the services of third parties to dismantle the encryption Apple.

Both the FBI and law enforcement alike asked technology companies to help the government in an effort to catch criminals. In response, Apple and other technology companies said that the opening of the encryption efforts it will endanger the continuation of the product and makes it vulnerable to hacker attacks.

Meanwhile, unknown Callas was an opponent of coercion by the government to the company technology to unlock the encryption products.

Apple itself has previously said that the company will improve the security of its products, as was done by WhatsApp encrypt messages so that more private and closed.

9 Tips to Improve Performance Old iPhone

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If you have not felt the need to replace your iPhone with the latest series that recently introduced, you are still ‘tinkering’ of your iPhone that performance was no less great than the latest series of iPhone. Here are 9 tips to improve the performance of the old iPhone.

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1. Remove or reinstall an application that takes up a lot of disk space

First, if you’re not too often use an application, you can remove it. From all the applications you use frequently enough, there may be among them who have a lot of data that is actually not important.

By opening the tab usage (usage) in the general settings (general settings), you can see which applications are most frequently used. It seems clear that the application of photos, music, and podcasts takes up a lot of disk space. But the disk space consumed by applications, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram maybe more.

From time to time, your iPhone might automatically perform “cleansing,” in which the cache (cache) of an application is removed. You can also proactively clean up the data that is not needed. Remove and then reinstall the application will make your iPhone back clean and empty shelf space.

2. Disable location services to applications that do not require GPS

Although you can enable features to geo tag your tweets on Twitter, disable access to most GPS applications can help the battery power and the speed of your iPhone.

In the iPhone menu, service location (Location Service) can be found in the privacy settings, you can choose which application uses GPS and how often an application is used. GPS is useful for maps, weather applications, and location-based apps such as Yelp. But you probably do not need to allow Dropbox to know where you are.

3. Reduce iOS animated features such as Parallax and increase contrast

The latest version of iOS has some interesting features such as Parallax, which makes shifting backdrop iPhone when you move your iPhone. But the aesthetic feature is not very useful.

Turning off these features will free up a bit of processing power and extend battery power. Simply go to the panel accessibility (accessibility) in the general settings, select ‘Reduce Movements’ or ‘Reduce Motion’. In the same menu, there is an option ‘Increase Contrast or “Increase Contrast’ which will take you to some of the graphic settings options.

4. Replace the casing

If you’re one of those people who simply ‘just wanted to’ taste of casing design Jony Ive third party, you may want to budget more money. Buying a new casing and use it on your iPhone much better.

5. Clean your photos and videos

The downside of a camera like the iPhone is a high-quality image capture of fast hard drives meet. So, diligent back up photos and videos, as well as remove them from your iPhone is a must, especially video, because video takes up a lot of space.

6. Turn off the ‘Background App Refresh’

If you frequently open many applications and do not close it again, the applications that might still be running, even if you do not use them. While you can close them one by one, the better you disable the “Background App Refresh,” which you can find in the general settings.

However, allowing a number of specific applications running in the background, such as Google Maps or Spotify, is also very useful. Disabling the application refreshment is not too make a big difference, but for the old iPhone, it’s worth a try.

7. Delete the old text messages

Although not exactly the same as removing and reinstalling an app, you can delete old text messages, which take up a large amount of storage space on your iPhone. If you do not want to do this yourself, you can also set the text message on your iPhone is removed after 30 days.

8. Restore

If you’ve tried everything, but keep your old phone does not increase quickly, maybe you should consider to restore it to its factory settings (factory reset, restore). Restore is likely to eliminate most of the complaints that you feel when you use your iPhone.

This step will really clean up, remove and reset the hard drive and RAM of your iPhone. However, please note, this step will not improve battery life.

9. Updating to iOS 9

Many users have reported that the IOS 9 newly released 16 of September, optimized for the iPhone older, and the size of 1.3GB file update to IOS 9 with 4.5 GB for iOS 8 necessarily indicate that the report was true.

In addition to freeing up more space, the new IOS also added features such as low power mode that saves battery power. In addition, the operating system also features ad-blocking (ads-blocking) that inhibits surfing speed, plus the ability to ensure application duplicates are combined into one.

Of course, there are still a number of uncertainties about the update older devices, especially devices as old as the iPhone 4S. If your phone is working properly, you may not need to perform this update.

Beware of your Mobile Security System

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News burglary iPhone perpetrators in San Bernadino makes some people wonder about the security of his cell phone. Technology experts, Tyler and private detectives from Hairford Investigation, Ton Hairford, has solved many cases of digital devices during his career.

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Hairford assess that the iPhone is a phone safest on the market. But the fact that the system could be compromised by the FBI, raises its own concerns.

“Apple device, or a Mac computer, never susceptible to PC viruses like most,” he said.

According to him, with a strong determination anyone can do anything. If someone has the ability to hack into the system, he will be able to do so anyway.

Hairford added, the average person in America rarely targeted. But in comparison to one thousand people, anyone can become one of them.

To secure the best possible mobile phone, Hairford advises users to take advantage of the numeric access codes, biometrics, or other.

“Do not rely on the security of the iPhone. Do not let someone take over your phone in any form,” said Hairford. He gives advice to avoid the use of Wi-Fi unnecessary in a public place.

In addition, notice any information stored in your phone. Instead, avoid storing highly confidential nature of the information on your phone.

WhatsApp Will Eliminate Annual Fee

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One of the most popular chat application, WhatsApp, finally formally removing a subscription fee of US $ 1 per year. This information is published directly by Jan Koum, Chief Executive WhatsApp some time ago.

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In an occasion in the DLD conference in Bavaria, Koum confirms that the annual registration fee WhatsApp will be removed. This decision and the plan will take effect immediately.

Subscription fee waiver reason this was done because the previous method (subscription fees) was not running well. Through a description of the blog, WhatsApp said there are still many users who do not have a debit or credit card number is also the reason for this change is done.

Therefore, WhatsApp plans to get revenue from the monetization of communication between corporations and individuals. However, given the current already has a parent company WhatsApp, Facebook, earning no longer a top priority.

“Starting this year, we will have tested the tool that allows the user to wear WhatsApp to communicate with the corporation or organization is desirable,” said WhatsApp in a statement through the blog.

Later through this service users can communicate directly with the bank when there is a transaction that indicated a problem, or with airlines when flights are delayed.

This policy change also known to be one way to continue to strengthen WhatsApp markets in developing countries, such as Brazil, Indonesia, and South Africa. The third country is known to have considerable WhatsApp users.

Periscope add new features very useful

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Periscope reportedly has released a new feature that is claimed to be very useful to enhance the experience of live streaming video to users. Applications were officially acquired by Twitter some time ago that, reportedly now has added features rewind and fast forward.

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This feature is very useful for those who can not wait to watch the video being broadcast. Yes, usually 20 seconds at the beginning of the live streaming video will be used by the video makers to wait for more people to join. Now, with the fast forward and rewind features then you do not need to boredom for it because you can accelerate or even rewind live streaming video is being watched.

How it works is quite simple. You just need to push the replay button for a few seconds. After that, it will display a screen that displays video in a minimal format. You can move backward or forward through time ‘thread of time’ that is under video according to your will, then the video will automatically begin to play the video in seconds or minutes that you have chosen earlier. Not easy to use?

Unfortunately, this feature is available for most users Periscope on Android devices as well as the website version. The plan, in the near future these features will also be added to the iOS version Periscope.