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#695 Remove the darkness (remove the black bars from a video)

In my previous post, I mentioned one way to remove black bars from video – by simply flipping your phone (or tablet) portrait. In this new post, we’ll use the Microsoft Video (Photo) app as an alternative. This example will show you how to for both images and video. It’s not perfect but it’s better!

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#693 Flip it (Your phone)

Okay so it’s a little bug bear of mine… When I see people shooting video on their phone in portrait mode. It’s so much better if you just rotate your phone for viewing video / recording video and also taking certain photographs – otherwise you can end up with the black bar syndrome. Any black… Continue reading #693 Flip it (Your phone)

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#667 Accessibility: Colour contrast analyser

This utility is available for Mac and PC, although it has more functionality on the PC version. It enables you to check documents, websites and any screen-based media to see if they pass contrast thresholds for accessibility. It is available to download for free from TPGi. There is also a colour blindness simulation on sampled… Continue reading #667 Accessibility: Colour contrast analyser

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#666 Similarity Checker in MS Word online

In this video we’ll show you how to use the basic online similarity checker for Microsoft Word online – it’s great for checking for similarities and also a great tool for gathering information for your bibliography

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#658 Google Chrome: Restore closed tabs and book marking

In this video, I’ll show you how to restore closed tabs and also how to bookmark. It’s really annoying if you accidentally close down Chrome – or if your computer resets and you had a few tabs open – so this video will show you how to restore them.

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#652 Google search tips

Most of us use Google every day as part of our web searches and research. Many of us have only scratched the surface of the search engine’s capability. Here we will look at possibly the first in a series of Google search tips/hacks to make your searching more efficient and refined. There are many useful… Continue reading #652 Google search tips