Our verdict of the RØDE Wireless GO:
The RØDE Wireless GO is compact, lightweight, and insanely easy to use. Combine it with a lavalier microphone for high-quality audio anywhere.1010Clean audio is essential for YouTube work. While substandard video with crisp audio is still watchable, high-quality video with bad audio will have audiences clicking away in no time.
Unfortunately, clean audio isn’t the easiest to set up. You need a microphone, you need a way to record the microphone, and you probably want it to be as hassle-free as possible. Wireless audio solutions tend to be expensive, but with the $199 RØDE Wireless GO, YouTubers now have an affordable, hassle-free option for recording audio.
The RØDE Wireless GO is a two-piece system with a transmitter (TX) and a receiver (RX). Here’s what you need to know about it and how much we like it. And at the end of this review, we’re giving a set away.
RØDE Wireless GO: Specifications
For the system:
Physical dimensions (each): 1.7 x 1...
Gmail is great on both laptops and phones. But if you primarily access Gmail on your computer, it can be a whole lot better if you club it with these awesome extensions and add-ons.
Google has killed its email app Inbox and incorporated some of its most powerful features in Gmail. This includes AI-based additions like smart replies, as well as long-awaited features like scheduling emails to be sent later.
1. Simplify Gmail (Chrome): Co-Creator of Inbox “Fixes” Gmail
After rolling out all the new changes, the end result of Gmail is a cluttered interface that can be overwhelming for some. Here’s a fix for that from the co-creator of Inbox itself.
Michael Leggett, the former lead designer of Google, released the Simplify Gmail extension for Chrome right after Inbox shut down. The extension primarily hides the left and right sidebars by default, which are usually cluttered with chats, labels, and apps. The search bar at the top is also hidden by default, but can be activated with a cli..
If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably decided that WordPress isn’t for you. If it’s because you tried WordPress and didn’t like the overall structure and design of the platform, then that’s fine. Totally valid.
But if it’s because you couldn’t get WordPress set up properly, or if it was too much work to maintain and administrate, we recommend reconsidering.
Try using a managed WordPress host like WP Engine, which handles the hassle of WordPress sites for you and allows you to focus entirely on your content. (What is managed WordPress hosting?)
If you still want to use something other than WordPress and Blogger, then here are some of the best alternative blogging platforms for your content. In this day and age, we’re all spoiled for choice.
Blogging Platforms: Making an Informed Decision
When mulling over your options, it’s a good idea to consider which features and components of a blog hosting site you’ll need:
What kind of design tools do they offer? Some platforms have..
Have you planned something special for Mother’s Day? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some fantastic apps and sites that double up as cool gifts.
These aren’t limited to gifts you can give your mom alone. These are for any mother you know, so you can surprise your wife, your daughter, or even your grandma.
1. Automatic Mother’s Day Movie With Google Photos
If you aren’t using it already, then get Google Photos to back up all your pictures. It’s the best service out there, since you get unlimited image backups at a decent resolution.
Google Photos is fantastic to backup all pictures, and it also includes some smart AI features. The AI can create special videos out of your photos, such as a Mother’s Day movie maker. It’s completely automatic.
The movie-maker shows an array of people, and asks you to choose the mother as well as her children. This can also include fur children. That’s all you need to do. With its face recognition technology, Google Photos will identify and pic..
It’s always tricky to find the perfect gift that’ll show how much you appreciate your mom. Thankfully, there are a ton of great devices and gadgets out there that’ll make the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
We’re highlighting products that will help mom, or anyone else you know, use the power of technology to make everyday life just a bit easier.
1. Amazon Echo
Buy Now On Amazon $64.99
The best smart home controller on the market, the Amazon Echo, can interact with a whole host of lights, thermostats, fans, switches, and locks with simple voice commands. And that’s just the beginning. Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa, has tens of thousands of skills that can make everyday life easier.
Without ever having to use her hands, mom will be able to order a pizza, play cricket sounds, add to the family’s grocery list, or juggle the family calendar. The voice commands are simple to learn, even for the most technophobic moms you know. And it’s also a great Bluetooth s..
Most moms love to spend time with their families, and this is especially true on Mother’s Day. So, after you all go out for that big meal, why not gather around the TV and relax with a movie.
Netflix boasts some great movies to watch with mom on Mother’s Day and beyond. The streaming service has movies to make you chuckle, shed a tear, and enjoy the holiday with those you love.
In this article, we have the best Netflix movies to watch with mom on Mother’s Day.
Netflix Movies to Watch With Mom
You may have a grown child who is starting their own life or a baby who is just beginning theirs. Either way, these films will have you and your mom dancing, smiling, and laughing together this Mother’s Day.
Some movies are just fun to watch with mom and Hairspray is one of them. Follow a plump teenage girl, played by Nikki Blonsky, land a spot on a television dance show in 1962. What she does to fit in and how she does it, creates this upbeat musical that neither of you will for..
One of the best things about YouTube is the huge audience just waiting for your content. But before you can taste success you need to know how to make a YouTube video.
Let’s assume that you’re a complete beginner that doesn’t know the first thing about making YouTube videos. Fortunately, the basics can be learned. So here are our top tips for beginners.
1. Plan Your Video
Before you can make your first YouTube video, you need to understand your subject. Work out what you want to say, and who you are talking to. Is your video designed to entertain? Maybe you are putting forward an argument in a bid to convince others? Or perhaps you intend to shine light on a subject and educate people.
With this in mind, try to put yourself in the viewer’s position when watching the sort of content you hope to produce.
Ask yourself what makes you click on a YouTube video? What keeps you watching and stops you from closing the tab? If you can isolate what your favorite YouTubers are doing right, yo..
You’re minding your own business, when suddenly you receive an email from your own account that your account has been hacked. Shocked, you open it to find a startling claim: someone has installed malware on your computer, and they have video of you in a compromising situation.
If you don’t send them a bunch of money via cryptocurrency, they’re going to share the video with your friends.
Most people would be a bit nervous at the sight of such an email. But as it turns out, this is a complete farce. Let’s dive into these scam emails and see why they’re bogus so you never hand over your money to scammers.
I’ve Been Hacked?!
We’ve received two similar scam emails in the past few weeks. Each one seems to come from your own email address, and claims that an attacker has fully taken over your system thanks to malware installed while visiting an adult site.
Here’s the first one:
And here’s the second:
Notably, Gmail recognizes that the first message is dangerous and was used to take adva..
Twitter is a fast-paced site with its own set of rules. The problem is some of these Twitter rules aren’t in the official documentation. Think of them like an unwritten code of conduct implemented by the users.
Like most social codes, everyone in the “in-group” is expected to observe them. But do you know what these rules are, and if so, are you following them? Here are the unwritten Twitter rules you’re probably breaking.
1. Snitch Tagging
No snitch tagging, don't over-use hashtags, be mindful with reply-all.
Don't be overly familiar. If you don't know someone, replying to all of their tweets is creepy.
Don't expect a follow-back just because you followed someone.
— Kelly Ellis (@justkelly_ok) April 27, 2019
If you don’t know how to use Twitter yet, we recommend checking out that link. If you do know how to use it, you’ll know the social media platform lives on drama. In fact, Twitter thrives on it.
This drama takes on the form of vaguely worded “subtweets”..
If you’re like many people, you know Vim as that editor you open to tweak a config file then can’t manage to exit. On the other hand, if you frequently use Vim, you know how powerful its modal editing features are. If you run Linux or any other Unix flavor, Vim is worth learning.
That said, Vim shows its age pretty easily. By default, it lacks many of the features we’ve come to rely on in modern text editors. That said, install a few packages and Vim can hold its own with Visual Studio Code, Sublime Text, and more.
Plugin Management: Vim-Plug
One key feature in modern text editors is the ability to extend them with plugins. While Vim added native package management in version 8.0, many find it cumbersome compared to third-party package managers. One of the most popular package managers is Vim-Plug.
Before you can start using Vim-Plug, you’ll need to install it. On a Unix system like Linux or macOS, run the following in a terminal to download and install vim-plug.
curl -fLo ~/.vim/..