How to record a phone camera stream in OBS

I’ve been playing with OBS a lot this week on FB, this is a nice addition to it..

Laptops come with a webcam but it’s only very expensive ones that have a good camera. Most will make do with a mediocre device. MacBooks have a better webcam but if you need a good, high quality camera, you will probably have to buy one. The alternative is to use your phone. Phones sell themselves on their camera quality so it’s a good alternative. If you use OBS to record your screen, and need to include the camera feed, consider using your phone for the job. Here’s how you can record your phone’s camera stream in OBS. Continue reading

How to Stop Companies From Listening to Your Voice Assistant Recordings

I delete my google recordings once a month… and that was before I knew people were listening although I always assumed they were…

It’s been in the news for weeks: Employees and contractors at Amazon, Google, Apple, and Microsoft are listening to recordings of you talking to voice assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana. Here’s how to stop humans from listening in. Continue reading

Free Up Your Hands With Speech-to-Text on Android

This does come in handy when my hands are full… but be sure to delete the audio when u can…

Chances are that you can speak faster than you can type. However, most people only input text on their phone using their thumbs. Since speaking lets you input the same information more quickly, you should take advantage of your Android device’s voice to text features.

Let’s look at Android’s speech-to-text function and how to use it in various apps. Continue reading

8 Futuristic Augmented Reality Apps You Must See to Believe

The wifi AR app is pretty cool I have to admit…

Augmented reality pushes our phones one step closer to their sci-fi inspiration. Without any special hardware, AR brings experiences that seem to come from the future right into our present reality.

Want to get a taste? Let’s take a look at the best futuristic AR apps you should try on Android and iPhone. Continue reading

China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border

Folks should know by now China ain’t playing with nobody and certainly not playing fair…

Foreigners crossing certain Chinese borders into the Xinjiang region, where authorities are conducting a massive campaign of surveillance and oppression against the local Muslim population, are being forced to install a piece of malware on their phones that gives all of their text messages as well as other pieces of data to the authorities, a collaboration by Motherboard, Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Guardian, the New York Times, and the German public broadcaster NDR has found. Continue reading

Mobdro Android Streaming App Pushes Wi-Fi Password Stealing Malware

Ruh roh…. I didn’t use it much anyway but bye bye Mobdro…. better safe than sorry….

Mobdro is an Android streaming app that many uses as an alternative to the Kodi app but comes with much less credibility. In spite that fact, and due to its pirate-friendly nature and widespread support for devices like Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast, and many Android OS versions, Mobdro has grown in popularity, enjoying a significant userbase nowadays. However, a report from “Digital Citizens” puts fuel in the fire of distrust, as Mobdro was found by researchers to be amongst shady applications that push Wi-Fi network credentials, malware stealers. Continue reading

Want to communicate over Facebook without installing Messenger? Here’s a few options…

Well some of you know that I have a strained relationship with FB to put it mildly….. but friends, family and potential clients/customers are there so I must acquiesce to a point. BUT I do it without using the official FB apps because to be frank, they are shitty. They use way too many resources on mobile devices and as I have detailed in more than a few posts, them shits is all in your business in places they have no business looking.

So here’s a few options to make life dealing with FB a little easier… sorry IOS folks but this is for the Android users because your options are very limited…

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