How To’s

Switch to Instagram Creator Profile

Instagram Creator Profile vs. Business Profile

I logged in to my Instagram profile today on a new phone (we can’t talk about the phone just yet, but videos coming soon ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and was greeted by a small popup asking me if I wanted to switch to the new “Creator Profile”? Now, like most “creators,” I have always used the Business Profile option for my Instagram account since, unlike the only other option, the Personal Profile, it has some analytics available to allow you to optimize content, engage with users, and, well, treat it more like a business. It seems though that Instagram wants to change …

Instagram Creator Profile vs. Business Profile Read More ยป

Galaxy Fold Tips and Tricks Thumb

Samsung Galaxy Fold Essential Tips & Tricks

I’ve had enough time now with the Samsung Galaxy Fold and have learned a lot about how I, and I think most people, will end up using it when they do eventually get it. So now, I think I have a few tips and tricks that might help anyone that ends up getting one (and could be insightful for anyone just curious about the device and how it’s used anyway). For these, I’m going to try and not go into much of the same things that can be applied to another Galaxy phone (there will be some overlaps, of course), …

Samsung Galaxy Fold Essential Tips & Tricks Read More ยป

Create Your Own Google Drive, Photos, Docs

How to Create Your Own Private “Google Drive/Photos/Docs”

So I personally love using Google apps like Google Drive, Google Photos, and Google Docs/Sheet/etc. They are super easy to use and have a ton of features I like, like auto-sorting in the photos, for example, that works really well, etc. But, what if you like these features but you don’t want to use Google for these things for whatever reason. Well, I stumbled upon a pretty interesting replacement that you can use to get similar functionality but have all the data secured in your own home or office on a local drive. Well, turns out I was using my …

How to Create Your Own Private “Google Drive/Photos/Docs” Read More ยป

Are You a Creator Who Uses NVIDIA GPUs, Change This Setting Right Now

Adobe just released a new update to Premiere Pro, Audition, After Effects, and some other apps (feel free to read the entire changelog as well as check out some videos on the new features from each here). Checking out some of the enhancements for myself, it’s is a neat, albeit small, update. Adobe seems to be on a roll lately with trying to improve their Creative Cloud suite for the tons of professionals that use it for work. I am definitely into features that make my workflow faster, easier, etc. as I’m sure anyone else who’s job relies quite a …

Are You a Creator Who Uses NVIDIA GPUs, Change This Setting Right Now Read More ยป

What is Ransomware? (& How to Prevent It)

You’ve probably heard about ransomware at some point. In case you haven’t though, Ransomware is a name given to a type of hacking attack wherein a computer is infected with a virus that encrypts all the data on a computer and then forces the computer owner to pay a sum of money in order to get their data back (your data being held for ransom essentially, hence the name). WannaCry & GandCrab: The Largest Ransomware Attacks Ever There was a huge ransomware attack that happened recently and gained international attention when hackers infected more than 250,000 computers in over 116 …

What is Ransomware? (& How to Prevent It) Read More ยป

Mate 20 Stock

How to Make the Mate 20 Pro Look like Stock Android

You guys asked for it so here’s my updated video on how to make the Mate 20 Pro look like stock Android (and the Mate 20 for that matter). Now, first up, stock Android isn’t really a thing anymore like it used to be. What we are referring to now when we say “stock” is the look and feel from the latest Pixel device. Personally, I love that look (a lot better than EMUI) and so not a big deal, but just wanted to clarify that when I’m saying stock, I’m referring to the look the Pixels now have. So …

How to Make the Mate 20 Pro Look like Stock Android Read More ยป

Galaxy Buds Connection

How to Connect the Galaxy Buds to a PC, iPhone, or Other Non-Galaxy Device

The new Galaxy Buds from Samsung are super easy to connect to your Galaxy phone. You open the case near your phone with Bluetooth enabled and viola a pop-up appears on the screen asking you to connect. But, what if you want to connect your Galaxy Buds to a PC? Or your non-Galaxy phone? Well, it’s a little less intuitive but it’s not that hard. Since I myself was trying to figure this out and realized that Samsung has no instructions on how to do this anywhere on their site, I thought I’d write it down for anyone else out …

How to Connect the Galaxy Buds to a PC, iPhone, or Other Non-Galaxy Device Read More ยป

Update the BMPCC4K

How to Update the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic just released a new update to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K that adds Blackmagic RAW support (which I want to try out and I’m sure some of you that have the camera do, as well). Thing is, it isn’t as easy as a phone and just tapping update on the camera and viola you’re done. You need to get a computer involved. Well, since I was updating my BMPCC4K anyway, figured I’d do a quick tutorial for anyone who was looking to update their Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, as well. Let’s head to Blackmagic’s support site to find …

How to Update the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Read More ยป

Bixby Remap

How to Remap Bixby on the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, & S10e

Praise be to Samsung! After so long of people complaining, and doing everything in their power to circumvent the Bixby button on their Samsung phones, Samsung themselves have finally given us what we’ve wanted all along: a built-in way to remap the Bixby button. If you’re not familiar, Bixby is Samsung’s own voice assistant and as of a few devices ago they started implementing a dedicated button their phones to be able to call up this voice assistant (and probably to encourage people to try out Bixby instead of the defacto Android assistant: Google Assistant). The thing is that Bixby, …

How to Remap Bixby on the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, & S10e Read More ยป

Matebook X Pro Storage Fix

How to Fix the Storage on the Huawei Matebook X Pro

I have no idea why Huawei does this, but it’s super annoying. For some reason, Huawei partitions their laptops into two separate sections: one for Windows and one for “Data” instead of the normal everything-is-in-one-place approach that we’re all used to. Now, I can only assume the logic behind this decision is that its so your files are kept separate from your operating system files and while there might be benefits to this, it becomes a pain when Windows simply decides to install everything on the much smaller Windows partition instead of the majority of the Matebook X Pro’s storage …

How to Fix the Storage on the Huawei Matebook X Pro Read More ยป

Backup iPhone Locally Using These

How to Back Up Your iPhone Locally While You Sleep

We’ve all been there. Something happens to your iPhone and it’s then that you realize the last time you backed it up was over 6 months ago–all those photos are gone. There is a way to avoid this, of course, and that’s by doing daily backups, you can do these through iCloud wirelessly automatically which is great, but what if you want to back them up to somewhere locally. Say on a hard drive that only you can access and isn’t stored on the web? Is there a way to make this happen automatically without having to think about it? …

How to Back Up Your iPhone Locally While You Sleep Read More ยป

Smart Home

How to Make Your Home a Smart Home

If you’ve ever wondered how to make your home a smart home? Or maybe wondered what a smart home was in the first place? This video can help. It’s the new year and my sister and her fiance just bought their first house. A fixer-upper in the town of Poughkeepsie (about 2 hours north of NYC). So I figured, while they’re fixing the baseboards and taking care of the mouse situation, I’d come in and make it a smart home. Ok, so first things first. What is a smart home? The definition of a smart home is essentially having home …

How to Make Your Home a Smart Home Read More ยป

Best Monitor Mounts

The Best Monitor Mounts (& How to Mount Your Monitor With Them)

Looking to get multiple monitors for your desk setup? Instead of just putting them on a stand, why not get a proper monitor mount for them and make them infinitely adjustable at a moment’s notice and clear up more desk space. Now the word mount I feel has a connotation that it involves a lot of tools and is difficult to do. But, a company whose TV mounts I always recommend (and just happen to be one of the top selling on Amazon, as well) just started making computer monitor mounts so I figured I’d check them out in this …

The Best Monitor Mounts (& How to Mount Your Monitor With Them) Read More ยป

No Notch

How to Get Rid of the Notch on the Pixel 3 XL

So a big disappointment for a lot of people watching the unveiling of the Pixel 3XL is that fact that Google has followed suit with other manufacturers lately and added a notch to the display. And, to make matters worse, it seems there’s no way to remove it in the settings by turning the status bar black as some others do. Thankfully though, that doesn’t mean you can’t still hide the notch. Turns out that thereย is a way to hide it in the settings but it’s in the developer settings which are hidden by default. The issue though, is that …

How to Get Rid of the Notch on the Pixel 3 XL Read More ยป

Braun Radio and iPod

Here’s How the Company That Inspired Apple is Inspiring the Future of Product Design

Braun holds a product design competition every year in Frankfurt, Germany. They invited me this year to check it out, and it turns out they might be the inspiration for a ton of Apple’s iconic products. Let me explain. It happens to be morning in Frankfurt, Germany. I was just in Berlin for IFA and Braun asked if I would join them over here instead to check out something I’m actually excited about. bout is actually tomorrow and it’s called Braun Prize and it’s a competition for product design that Braun created back in 1968 by Edwin Braun the son …

Here’s How the Company That Inspired Apple is Inspiring the Future of Product Design Read More ยป