More Android Disk Space Tips – DIY in 5 Ep 61

Watch our first video of Android storage tips here: Here are three more Android disk space tips we found.

The DiskUsage app from the Google Play Store gives you a nice visual representation of which folders and files are taking up the most space. Sometimes you’ll find even after you delete old apps or programs they’ve left behind a bunch of extra data that’s just sitting there taking up space. With a visualizer like this you can find all those annoying little files and get rid of them for good.

For those of you rocking a Samsung newer than the Galaxy S6 and Note 5, Samsung has been providing a handy little app which can help clean up storage hogs. Simply pull down on the notification shade and click on the gear icon (Settings), then scroll down until you see “Smart Manager” and tap on it. Next find the Storage option. After a few moments you’ll be presented with the section Unnecessary Data which consists of things like old cached data and ads. Simply hit delete to reclaim this storage space.

Lastly, many of the streaming services like Spotify, Netflix, and Google Play now let you save files to a microSD card so you can keep that internal storage free. Details here:


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Android Tips – Cool AR Apps – DIY in 5 Ep 60

Here are some awesome AR apps that are available for Android users. But what is AR? Augmented Reality’s basic premise is to overlay digital content on top of a user’s view of reality using a map, using the camera and sometimes GPS, to create a more immersive experience. The available selection of AR apps is diverse, ranging from free to premium and created by small to big app developers. When choosing an AR app, remember that it does take a lot of memory.

Wikitude is location-based browsing and image recognition and augmented print features to provide an all-in-one AR experience. Instant tracking (markerless) easily maps environments and displays AR content without the need of a target image. This feature allows users to place content indoors and outdoors which makes it ideal for creating, designing, and planning products in different spaces. Extended tracking (marker) allows developers to go beyond targets. Once the target image is recognized, users can continue the AR experience by freely moving their devices without needing to keep the marker in the camera window. You can use either feature to monitor machinery performance, assist the maintenance process, visualize data and optimize operations, as well as enable interactive data and product visualization across industries.

Google Translate isn’t strictly an AR app but it does have one feature that is incredibly useful for translating text. Using the app’s camera mode you simply snap a photo of the text you don’t understand and the app will translate the text in your photo in real time. When connected to Wi-Fi, the app supports a vast number of languages but users can also download a number of language packs if they want to continue using the instant translation feature while offline or without a cellular connection. This app will be your best friend when traveling abroad.

Augmented Car Finder is an app specifically designed to help guide you to your hiding vehicle. Once the car’s location is set, the app creates a visible marker showing the car, the distance you are from it, and the direction you should walk to find it. Users can also utilize the app to find their seats in large theaters or concert halls.

ROAR is an AR shopping adviser that lets you take pictures of thousands of foods and drinks and almost instantly learn their prices, ingredients, reviews, and possibly discover relevant deals or promotions. ROAR works with print ads and static product images and overlays them with 3D models or videos. It can also do things like scan a movie poster to quickly buy tickets to an upcoming show.

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Inside a Google data center

Joe Kava, VP of Google’s Data Center Operations, gives a tour inside a Google data center, and shares details about the security, sustainability and the core architecture of Google’s infrastructure.
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How to recover data from a dead hard drive (for beginners)

This is a quick video to show how you can do a data recovery from a dead hard drive.
Important Notes: – If your hard disk is still under the guarantee time, it would be wiser to send it to the manufacturing company instead of opening it this way.
– This video explains how to solve one specific problem that might face the hard disk. Follow these instructions only if the hard drive you have sound’s like the one in this video.

How to fix a broken Hard drive to recover stored data
How to recover data from a dead hard drive

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Ryzen 7 or i7? DDR4 or DDR3? – Build a Video Editing PC – DIY in 5 Ep 54

Here are the parts you really need to build a video editing PC.
When it comes to your processor, get a processor that’s multi-core –the more the better. Previously Intel was your only real choice, now with AMD Ryzen you can get much higher performance on a smaller budget. If you’re looking at all the CPU options and you’re trying to decide between one that overclocks and one that doesn’t…just get the one that doesn’t. There are some benefits to the extra power overclocking provides, but more often than not, you’ll never use the actual benefits an unlocked CPU gives you. For your motherboard just make sure it’s matched to your CPU, has enough ports for expandability, and check user reviews to make sure there are not any common issues among other users.
For memory you can start with 16 gigs of RAM if editing video is more passion than profession. If you’re doing more professional work, like editing 4K footage, you should go with 32 gigabytes or more to make sure you have the horsepower to edit those larger files. And if you are thinking about future proofing, go with a DDR4 system. DDR4 is going to be around longer than DDR3 and in a few years DDR3 is likely going to be more expensive to upgrade.
You will need a video cards. You can still get something that works well on a budget…as little as $200 if you’re looking for the ultimate bang for your buck card. There’s no need to get a professional workstation video card when most of the standard gaming graphics cards will do. If you have a few extra bucks in the budget and you’re trying to decide between a CPU with more cores or slightly better graphics card, go for the CPU. The extra cores will help you out in the long run.
For storage or disc drives you may think that just getting a bigger hard drive is your only choice when it comes to a video editing rig, it’s not. SSDs will save you so much time when you’re doing anything with a PC. Your best bet is to use a SSD as a boot drive to run Windows and all your applications. Beyond that, you’ll want a larger second hard drive to store all your work files.
For a basic editing PC, 450 watts power supply is where you want to start. It’s best to get a power supply that’s at least gold-rated to make sure you’re not just wasting electricity.
For the case make sure the case can fit your motherboard and all your components. You can get ones with glass panels, sound dampening, cable management and all sorts of other cool features.
So what’s in your editing rig? Any parts you’re thinking about updating? Let us know in the comments.
If you want to know how much RAM you need for your non-video editing rigs, check out this video:

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Published: 2017-05-16 21:18:17
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Photography Tips – Finding a Personal Photography Style 📷 DIY in 5 Ep 51

Have you found your own style yet? What sets your photos apart from the rest of Tumblr, Flickr, and Instagram? We’re going to give you a few tips to find your own photography style.

For starters, you’ll never find what’s unique about you if you are constantly following and admiring the work of others. We all have people we admire when it comes to style. Whether they’re fashion bloggers, landscape photographers, extreme sport athletes, there’s always something about their imagery that speaks to us, it’s inspirational. And that’s the dangerous part. If you subject yourself to other people’s work without developing your own style, you’re bound to just copy it in some way. So, as scary as it might seem, unsubscribe from that Instagram feed and go out into the real world, you’re bound to find something that speaks to you.

This next tip goes hand in hand with not following others. Imitation is not a personal style, and it’s not really flattery for the original photographer. Instead if you’ve found an image that speaks to you, figure out what it is about the image that impacts you and use that. Let’s say you have a picture by Ansel Adams that you really enjoy. Figure out what it is about the image that captures you. Is it the way the light reflects off the lake in one of his landscape images, or the textured clouds in the sky of another? You can take a piece of something and just experiment with it.
Now, if you want to get better at something no matter what it is, practice, practice, practice! Photography is exactly the same way. You’ll need to shoot every single day to develop your style. That’s right, every day! When you first start out things might not look that great, your composition might be slightly off, but eventually you’ll develop a technique that works. Once you get to a point where you like about 75% of your photographs you might be on to something.

Know the rules, then break them! Just like anything in life, photography has rules. Whether you’re talking about rule of thirds or other composition tips, white balance and color grading there are basics that you should follow to get the best possible images. It’s only once you understand those rules that you can go ahead and break them.

Lastly, shoot for yourself. Shoot what makes you happy, not what you think others might want to see. Whatever imagery drives you shoot that. It can be still life photography, architecture, or whatever specific style speaks to you, just shoot it! Photography is a personal expression and a form of art. It should represent whatever you want to say. You wouldn’t want people telling you what car to drive or what shoes to wear, so don’t let them tell you what to shoot! Think of this also as personal development. It is very satisfying once you find your own style. You’ll have much more confidence as both a photographer and as an artist.

If you found these tips useful, be sure to subscribe to see all of our upcoming tips and tricks. What are some of your favorite subjects to shoot? Let us know in the comments below. Feel free to share some of your favorites with us online #DIYin5.

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Published: 2017-05-02 22:38:26
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