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The Trump administration's moves to throttle TikTok are serving as a kind-of wake-up call for the venture and startup communities about the risk of doing business with foreign companies and investors.  The administration's attack on TikTok has been rooted in two longstanding authorities that it has been using more aggressively to scrutinize foreign investment, particularly in tech firms. Both authorities give presidents and their aide wide discretion to act in the interests of national security, a concept that they are free to define for themselves and increasingly has been considered to encompass economic issues. Venture investors say the moves add to the risks of dealing with foreign buyers and investors and may make them wary of doing so. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Trump administration's crackdown on TikTok has served as a kind of wake-up call for Silicon Valley about the risks of getting in bed with foreign investors and companies. On Friday, the president issued an executive order ordering TikTok parent ByteDance to undo the merger that led to the app's expansion into the US and around the world. The order followed one from last week that would effectively ban the video-sharing app in the US. And those actions came in the wake of threats by the administration to force a sale of TikTok's US and other operations and essentially undo a years-old acquisition that paved the way for its expansion into this country. Together, the moves show the increasingly skeptical view the US government is taking of foreign investment — particularly from China — into technology and internet companies. They also illustrate the president's far-reaching powers to block or unwind such deals — even years after the fact — or to throttle foreign-owned companies seeking to do business in the US. "I don't feel that enough of the venture companies and the [private equity] backed companies in tech and data understand that this ... could be a real issue," said Doreen Edelman, a partner at Lowenstein Sandler and the chair of the law firm's global trade and policy group. The president is using his emergency powers to attack TikTok The president's moves against TikTok have been undergirded by two primary sources of power — the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, or IEEPA, and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, which itself has its foundation in a series of laws and executive orders. Both IEEPA and CFIUS allow the president to take steps to protect national security. IEEPA allows the president to restrict or bar US individuals or companies from doing business with a foreign entity after declaring a national emergency related to an "unusual and extraordinary threat" from a foreign actor. The law has been used primarily to put in place sanctions, such as those Jimmy Carter slapped on Iran following the hostage crisis in that country that started in 1979 and those that Trump put on foreign actors who interfered in US elections. Trump's executive order last week was based on his authority under IEEPA. Having already declared in May of last year that the acquisition of certain technologies and services represents a national emergency, the president asserted that TikTok represents one part of that threat. In his order, he declared that in 45 days any transactions between US individuals or entities and TikTok would be prohibited. The president has extremely broad powers under IEEPA and companies or individuals targeted by it have little way to defend themselves in court against it, said Amy Deen Westbrook, a professor of international and commercial law at Washburn University School of Law. "We're talking about a national security determination by the executive, which is almost unreviewable," Westbrook said. Trump's cabinet and aids have also been scrutinizing TikTok CFIUS, meanwhile, is an interagency group composed of the heads of presidential cabinet members and advisors, including the secretaries of Treasury, State, and Defense. The committee has the power to review transactions involving foreign actors purchasing or investing in US companies or real estate. It can rubber-stamp such deals, force the parties involved to modify the deals to address national security concerns, or recommend to the president that the deals be blocked. It was the president's authority under CFIUS that he used Friday to order the unwinding of ByteDance's 2017 acquisition of, which led to TikTok becoming a worldwide phenomenon. In the past, the parties involved in foreign investments or acquisitions weren't required to notify CFIUS. But under a 2018 update to the laws underlying the committee, such parties now have an obligation to alert it to certain deals, most notably those involving companies that are involved in the production of particular technologies or infrastructure or that collect sensitive data on 1 million or more US individuals. Some of CFIUS' authorities are extremely broad. It can review and force changes to deals long after they were finalized by the parties involved, if it was never notified about them when they happened. That retrospective power can extend back to deals that are years, potentially even decades old. "There's no time limit," Edelman said. "Anytime in the future," she continued, "the government can decide this is a national security issue and come after the transaction and require a divestiture." And a decision by CFIUS to rubber-stamp by sending the parties a so-called no-action letter doesn't necessarily mean they're home free. In 2006, the committee gave approval for a transaction in which a Dubai-based company would purchase a British one that operated several US ports. Despite CFIUS's approval, Congress objected to the deal and essentially forced the Dubai company to sell the US operations to an American firm. "Even if you negotiate one of these mitigation agreements with CFIUS or even if CFIUS gives you the thumbs-up right away, there's no guarantee that that's a permanent approval," Westbrook said. Another tricky thing about the CFIUS rules is that it takes a very broad look when considering the nationality of parties involved in a transaction. An individual or entity can be considered a US business even if it's based elsewhere and has a minimal presence in this country. The statute underlying the committee defines a US business as simply a person or entity engaged in interstate commerce in this country, no matter where they're actually based. On the flip side, an acquirer or investor can come under scrutiny even that entity is based in the US or a friendly country. The CFIUS process looks at whether such parties are ultimately owned or controlled by foreign actors that may trigger a national security concern. TikTok got snared by CFIUS's broad powers TikTok got caught up by both of those CFIUS provisions — the committee's broad definition of nationality and its power to review deals long-since closed — thanks to parent company ByteDance's acquisition in 2017 of rival video sharing service The app, previously focused on a Chinese audience, became a US and global phenomenon after that deal. ByteDance rebranded, which already had tens of millions of users around the world, as TikTok, combined the app with its own, and used as the basis for TikTok's global expansion. Both ByteDance and were based in China. At the time of the deal, ByteDance was not required to notify CFIUS about it, and it didn't do so. But had a US office in Santa Monica and millions of US users. That was enough for CFIUS to have the authority to launch a retroactive review of the deal two years after the parties announced it. In terms of the size of the presence a company has to have in the US to fall under CFIUS' jurisdiction, "there's no de minimis," Edelman said. "There's no lower threshold." Another complicating factor: With both CFIUS and IEEPA, "national security" is left largely undefined, the legal experts told Business Insider. That's intentional, because it allows the government to adapt to new challenges or policy priorities as times and administrations change. In years past, national security was usually construed in terms of military or geopolitical threats, rather than economic ones. But that's no longer the case. "The distinction between economic and national security or military-national security is fully blurred at this point," Westbrook said. Venture investors are worried about the risks The stepped-up use of CFIUS and IEEPA by the Trump administration — and potentially by its successors — poses a distinct risk for the venture and startup industries. The vast majority of startups that don't go out of business are acquired, either by other companies or by private equity firms. Foreign buyers play a big role in that market. Nearly 30% of all venture-backed startups that were acquired last year were bought by foreign companies, according to PitchBook. And of all the money that was spent to buy or acquire those startups, nearly 40% came from foreign investors. At least some venture investors are worried about the increasing scrutiny the government is giving to TikTok and other such deals. The Trump administration's concern about China's access to data on American citizens and companies and China's encouraging of censorship of information critical of it companies based there is legitimate, said Duncan Davidson, a general partner at venture firm Bullpen Capital But the way the administration has gone about addressing those concerns seems unprincipled and is leading to a lot of uncertainty in the market, he said. Such moves make Duncan less likely to invest in foreign companies or pursue foreign buyers of his startups. "It seems a little random," he said. "Unpredictability is not good." Venture investing already entails lots of risk, said James Currier, a managing partner at venture firm NFX. Investing in foreign-based startups adds even more potential complications — legal, cultural, geopolitical — on top of that, he said. Venture investors invest for the long term, not expecting a payoff for 10 or more years into the future. They have lots of experience weighing risks over such time scales. Many successful ones choose to focus solely on their home markets rather than investing overseas as a way of mitigating such risks, Currier said. Currier isn't as concerned as Duncan about the impact of Trump's moves against TikTok and other companies on venture investing. But, he said, the aggressive stance the Trump administration has taken toward foreign investment, particularly from China, does compound the problems faced by firms that invest in or seek investment from foreign companies and pushes such firms into largely uncharted territories. Few venture investors have experience navigating trade wars and how such disputes can affect their investments, he said. "This stuff is not predictable," Currier said. "There's no historical intuition," he continued, "that we as a group have about how these governments might impact the outcome for one of these companies 6, 7, 8 years from now." Business Insider reporter Max Jungreis contributed to this story. Got a tip about startups, venture investing or TikTok? Contact Troy Wolverton via email at [email protected], message him on Twitter @troywolv, or send him a secure message through Signal at 415.515.5594. You can also contact Business Insider securely via SecureDrop. 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Cloud giant Salesforce is said to be looking to acquire a company that specializes in robotic process automation, or RPA, technology that helps businesses automate common and repetitive computer tasks. The move would help boost Salesforce's position in the cloud applications market, at a time when the tech giant is going through a period of slower organic growth, partly due to the coronavirus crisis. We checked with analysts on the RPA companies that could be potential acquisition targets for Salesforce. Here are the 10 possibilities they mentioned: Click here for more BI Prime stories. Salesforce, like other enterprise software companies, has so far seemed to weather the pandemic better than those in certain other sectors. However, the cloud software giant is still being cautious, and in May cut its full-year revenue targets from $21 billion down to $20 billion. That would show revenue growth of 17% from a year prior, as opposed to the higher 23% it was aiming for, which would in turn show some of Salesforce's weakest growth in recent memory. Over the last few years, Salesforce has turned to large acquisitions — like Tableau and MuleSoft — to help meet its ambitious growth targets. It has also brought several smaller names into the fold, like its most recent acquisition of Vlocity in February.  While CEO Marc Benioff said in February that he doesn't "anticipate any major acquisitions in the short term," he also described the acquisition of Vlocity for $1.3 billion as too good to pass up. And with the company forecasting a slowdown in organic growth, that could mean that another big acquisition is at least under discussion. "It would make sense that they would be looking for a pretty high profile acquisition, given that they had to adjust their revenue guidance, like every company did, because of COVID," said Dan Elman, an analyst with Nucleus Research. It would help Salesforce "recover the year" and boost their growth numbers in the long term, he added.  As for what kind of company Salesforce might like to actually buy, a hint may have come in the form of a recent profile of Benioff in The Information, in which an advisor to the company said that there's some interest in making a deal in the market for robotic process automation, or RPA. A Salesforce spokesperson said that the company doesn't comment on rumors or speculation.  RPA is technology that helps businesses automate the common, repetitive computer tasks, that are traditionally handled by human employees. It's a market where titans like Microsoft and its Power Platform compete with leading startups including UiPath and Automation Anywhere. Salesforce, for its part, has already been investing in RPA startups via its venture capital arm, even as it builds those capabilities into its core product. Analysts tell Business Insider that a heavier investment in RPA would be a smart move for Salesforce, which "is going to want to keep up and accelerate faster," said Dan Newman, an analyst at Futurum Research.  "It would definitely be a growth opportunity for Salesforce, enabling them to accelerate for customers, the bot capabilities that they've already made an investment in Einstein," said Rebecca Wettemann, an analyst at Valoir. Einstein is Salesforce's artificial intelligence tool, embedded in all of its apps.  The ultimate goal, is all about making customers stick around, Newman said. Business Insider asked analysts which RPA companies Salesforce might be eyeing for an acquisition, (with all private company valuations taken from PitchBook estimates, and market caps at the time of writing). Here are the 10 companies they thought would be a good fit:Automation Anywhere Valuation: $6.8 billion Why Salesforce would want to buy it: Automation Anywhere already has deep ties to Salesforce, beyond just the software integrations between the two. First off, Salesforce is already an investor in the hot startup, and led its $290 million Series B round in November. On top of that, Bill Patterson, Salesforce's executive VP of CRM applications, sits on Automation Anywhere's board.  Automation Anywhere's technology would complement, but not compete, with what Salesforce is already doing with its Einstein AI bots, said Valoir analyst Rebecca Wettemann. Also, Automation Anywhere has industry-specific automation capabilities, so it would complement Salesforce's current strategy in targeting sectors like finance, healthcare, and government. UiPath Valuation: $10.2 billion Why Salesforce would want to buy it: UiPath is one of the most popular RPA companies in the market right now, and has a sky-high valuation after a $225 million funding round in June. With all of the new funding coming in, investors will likely be looking for an exit soon, either by public offering or acquisition, Valoir's Rebecca Wettemann said. UiPath is also already a Salesforce partner, with integrations between their two products.  UiPath had a rocky 2019, when the company was forced to cut 400 jobs, around the same time its well-regarded CFO Marie Myers left the company. As of its new funding round, however, UiPath appears to be back on track. CEO Daniel Dines recently told Business Insider the startup is eyeing an IPO in early 2021. UiPath has raised $1.2 billion from investors, including Sequoia and Accel.    Pegasystems Market Cap: $9.21 billion Why Salesforce would want to buy it: Pegasystems makes tools for customer engagement and has a platform for business process automation and custom apps. Pegasystems is somewhat of a competitor to Salesforce because it also provides customer relationship management software. As a public company that's been around for over 35 years, it may not necessarily be looking to be acquired, some analysts note — but the fact that it is a leader in the RPA market and has a focus on CRM software could be attractive to Salesforce. Pegasystems and Salesforce do have some "competitive overlap" but it would enable Salesforce to expand its portfolio, said Futurum Research analyst Dan Newman. Like Salesforce, Pegasystems also focuses on industry-specific solutions, selling products into specific market verticals like finance or manufacturing. Blue Prism Market Cap: $1.25 billion GBP ($1.6 billion USD) Why Salesforce would want to buy it: Blue Prism is considered to be the pioneer of robotic process automation technology. Its chief technology evangelist, Pat Geary, is credited with first coining the term "robotic process automation." It's a publicly traded company, based in the UK, with about 1,000 employees and over 1,500 customers around the world.  Although it was an early player in the space, it has fallen off the conversation radar, said Futurum Research's Newman, but that's exactly why it could be a target for Salesforce. A deal could help highlight Blue Prism's lead in the space, while also giving Salesforce credibility by adding a very established company. Dan Elman at Nucleus Research agreed and said the software as a service model that Blue Prism operates under would fit into Salesforce well.      WorkFusion Valuation: $400 million Why Salesforce would want to buy it: WorkFusion creates intelligent process automation software that's powered by pre-trained bots, artificial intelligence technology and advanced analytics. WorkFusion "just sort of aligns with that Salesforce strategy of picking one of the leaders in the space and then buying out that established customer base and using it as a cross-sell opportunity," said Nucleus Research's Daniel Elman.  Its technology is often seen as competitive to Salesforce's Einstein AI bots, said Valoir's Rebecca Wettemann, but it does have pre-trained systems for financial service and insurance. "That would be attractive given Salesforce's industry solutions focus," she added, and definitely attractive to Salesforce's customers because of how simple the tools are to use.  Craig Le Clair, an analyst with Forrester and an RPA expert, also cited WorkFusion as a potential target for Salesforce, noting that the company has "a lot of depth in no document extraction and machine learning and text analytics." "WorkFusion is a strong company," he said. "They'd also be getting a really good book of business as well."   Appian Market Cap: $3.77 billion Why Salesforce would want to buy it: Appian does more than just RPA, but that is  just what could make it attractive to Salesforce, analysts said. Appian has an app development platform that helps users create apps without much code, automate mundane tasks for employees, and easily integrate with other business tools like Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, DocuSign and the like.  While Appian is not a big Salesforce partner, and doesn't have an app on the Salesforce AppExchange app store, a lot of customers use the two together, said Valoir's Rebecca Wettemann. "Appian has a lot of interesting industry-specific capabilities that would be attractive beyond RPA that accelerate time to value to customers and play into Salesforce's industry solutions capabilities," she said.  Similar to Salesforce, Appian also has an emphasis on company culture and social responsibility, which would make it a good fit in that sense as well, Wettemann said.  Apttus-Conga Valuation: Before their merger, Apttus was valued at $1.86 billion Conga at $715 million for Conga, but their combined valuation is currently unknown. Why Salesforce would want to buy it: Startups Apttus and Conga recently merged. Apttus makes software to help sales people generate quotes for potential deals, while Conga makes software to draft sales contracts. While Conga hasn't marketed itself as an RPA company, its overall set of tools includes the relevant technology. Notably, not only does the combined company already partner with Salesforce for product integrations — Salesforce Ventures as an investor in each of the two companies even before the merger. Salesforce buying it up, it would get not only the Apttus-Conga RPA tools, but also its specific products for salespeople. Digitech Systems Valuation: PitchBook does not list venture capital investors or a valuation for Digitech Systems. Why Salesforce would want to buy it: Digitech Systems primarily provides enterprise content management software, helping customers manage all of their documents, photos, and other information. Over the years, however, its product has grown to include RPA capabilities, to help share that information across other apps and services.  The main thing Salesforce could find attractive about the company is its partner ecosystem, said Valoir's Rebecca Wettemann. "They have intelligent automation, they have industry capabilities, but because they sell largely through partners, they have a partner ecosystem that's already implementing their capabilities, so could be a way for Salesforce to build out more implementation partners as well," she said.  Kryon Valuation: $132.3 million Why Salesforce would want to buy it: Kryon, which was founded in 2008, is based in Tel Aviv and New York. Analyst firm Gartner has praised its robotic processing technology's "strong capabilities around process/task discovery...based on captured keystrokes, mouse clicks, data inputs and outputs of business users." Kryon also has been named among the top RPA companies by IT Central Station, the professional IT review site. Forrester analyst Craig Le Clair said Kryon could be a good fit for Salesforce given the software giant's more customer-facing orientation and its heavy focus on customer support and services.   Antworks Valuation: PitchBook says that Antworks has raised $25 million in funding to date, but did not list a valuation. Why Salesforce would buy it: Antworks, a Singapore-based AI and automation company, has been attracting attention for its "intelligent automation software" used for extracting data and insights from documents. Craig Le Clair of Forrester said the company has "some really some good analytics around email management and combining with bots and so forth."  
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  Happy Saturday! Hedge funds that love to use Robinhood data to hunt for winning ideas won't be able to tap its enormous pool of trades in quite the same way anymore. As CNBC first reported, Robinhood is no longer publishing how many customers held a particular stock, and the retail-trading app is also limiting access to its API. And as Dakin Campbell and Dan DeFrancesco learned, hedge funds were pinging other data providers within hours of hearing the Robinhood news to try to line something else up.  Read the full story here: Steve Cohen's Point72 and other hedge funds are sending urgent requests to find a replacement after Robinhood data on hot stock trades suddenly went dark What does it take for vendors to win customers over on a data feed that's not quite so high on their list of priorities? Dan teamed up with Bradley Saacks to ask gatekeepers at top alt-data consumers what they look for in a pitch. You can read all their responses here: How to pitch Bridgewater, Balyasny, and other big names on buying new data sets, according to 7 people in charge of their strategies Goldman Sachs is among bidders for GM's credit-card business, the Wall Street Journal reported this week, a move that could mark another big push into consumer finance for the firm. Meanwhile, Goldman and other banks have been going all in on creating their own internal content machines in a bid to win customers — and the general public — over. Dakin Campbell and Rebecca Ungarino took a look at who's driving that push and how work-from-home has taken those efforts to the next level. Read the full story here:  Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs have been building out their own in-house media organizations to help control their image. Now they're kicking production into overdrive. More big headlines from this week below, including pay drama at PwC, how in-person client schmoozing is making a comeback, and the latest on what's going on inside Merrill Lynch's financial-adviser trainee program after an unusual pause on client outreach.  If you're not yet a subscriber to our finance newsletters, you can sign up here. Have a great weekend,  Meredith  The head of Merrill Lynch's financial adviser training program, the firm's main talent pipeline, is leaving The head of Merrill Lynch's financial adviser training program is leaving after a year and a half in the role, industry news website AdvisorHub first reported on Friday. Jennifer MacPhee's successor, who the firm will name in the coming weeks, will have to contend with a shifting adviser training and recruitment landscape in an aging industry trying to attract new blood. Bank of America's wealth manager recently prohibited its financial advisers in-training from reaching out to prospective new clients. And as Rebecca Ungarino reported earlier this week, the reason for Merrill Lynch's temporary pause was "many" outreach-related violations across the organization. A former PwC partner just sued the firm for $15 million in compensation, offering a rare look at pay and wrangling over clients at a Big 4 firm As Jack Newsham reports, a new lawsuit is packed full of details about compensation and how partners get credit for business they bring in at PwC — including a copy of a PwC offer letter that was attached to the complaint.  Wall Street is taking clients for long walks on the beach and out to dinner outdoors in the Hamptons as safe schmoozing picks up Offices may still be largely empty, but Wall Street is upping its game when it comes to entertaining clients. Dinners in Manhattan are back on — but not everyone is thrilled about sitting on a city sidewalk in the summer heat. Those looking for an alternative can try golf, beach walks, or dining al fresco in the Hamptons. Bradley Saacks, Meghan Morris, and Rebecca Ungarino have all the details  Investment manager TIAA is shrinking headcount with buyouts offering up to 2 years of pay. Now 10% of its workers are cashing out. Investment manager TIAA's voluntary employee buyout program was so successful that the company now says it can avoid layoffs through 2021. Meghan Morris laid out how the buyout offer played out and which areas of the firm saw the most uptake. TIAA's asset-management arm, Nuveen, saw lower participation in the program than the overall company. WeWork nabbed a fresh $1.1 billion in financing from SoftBank as the coworking giant's membership dropped WeWork saw its membership number fall in the second quarter, but the coworking giant continued to add locations and nabbed a fresh $1.1 billion from lead investor SoftBank. Meghan Morris rounded up details on revenue and the firm's latest take on how a multi-year turnaround plan is playing out. Investments in risky hotel debt could get wiped out as travel gets slammed — and one group of lenders may see an outsized hit South Korean lenders poured billions of dollars into US commercial real-estate acquisitions in recent years, including hotel properties that have been battered in recent months by the pandemic. Dan Geiger explains what drove the investment spree and what's next for the firms.  Equifax's CTO walked us through a Google Cloud migration that's addressing security concerns, cutting $240 million in costs, and helping speed up product launches Dan DeFrancesco chatted with Bryson Koehler, the chief technology officer of Equifax, who detailed the digital transformation the consumer credit-reporting giant has undergone over the past two years. Koehler shared that Equifax has put a significant amount of a $1.25 billion investment toward full adoption of the public cloud, already decommissioned 10 data centers, and is on pace to save $240 million. On the move $34 billion Citadel poached a rising star from billionaire Lee Ainslie's Maverick Capital to join its Ashler stock-picking unit. Deutsche Bank has poached a senior trader from HSBC to bolster its distressed-credit business, a powerhouse group that's been hit with defections in 2020. Careers Students are weighing the pros and cons of virtual law school. Here's why some are deferring, and what that means for job prospects. How people of color can identify mentors on Wall Street and progress their careers, according to a Black JPMorgan VP Private equity Private-equity fundraising hit a 2-year low in Q2 as coronavirus wreaked havoc with businesses and travel. We spoke to experts about why the drop is a 'pause, rather than a wholesale change.' Private-equity giants like Carlyle are inking more deals in Asia. Here are the areas where they see the most investing opportunity. Real estate Neighbor, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup that wants to be the Airbnb of self-storage, is partnering with landlords to turn empty offices into spaces for people's stuff A student-housing developer is facing backlash after pressuring schools to bring college kids back to campus so it could keep its revenues up Real estate giant CBRE has an 'unparalleled' amount of data. Its tech chief lays out how it's putting it to good use. Massive office landlord Vornado is planning to install face-reading cameras to track tenants in the bulk of its huge portfolio SL Green is moving to foreclose on a building on NYC's glitzy Fifth Avenue shopping corridor, highlighting a dismal outlook for commercial real-estate Payments and fintech A fintech that helps Twitch, Showtime, and CBS manage their subscriptions is eyeing international growth after nabbing a big investment from Accel-KKR TD Ameritrade's growth accelerator just launched an app for college debt as its first startup. Execs at the brokerage giant explain why it's a key tool to build entirely new businesses. A Y Combinator-backed payments startup that's raised $16 million just launched out of stealth mode. Here's a look at how it's plugging into accounting software like Quickbooks to help companies manage bills. PayPal-backed rewards app Dosh is eyeing 150 million new customers through partnerships with Venmo and other fintechs as it taps into the booming cash-back industry Hedge funds Dan Loeb lays out why $13 billion Third Point is loading up on Disney stock and calls the streaming business an opportunity of a lifetime Data scientists and engineers are leaving Amazon and Facebook for hedge funds. Here are the firms that are winning the battle for top tech talent. 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Photo by Rachel Luna/Getty Images Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has issued a series of public comments on his personal Twitter account regarding the legal fight the Fortnite creator initiated with Apple yesterday, following the iPhone maker’s removal of the game from the App Store. In the four-part thread, Sweeney says the fight isn’t about money. Rather, he says Epic is fighting for “the basic freedoms of all consumers and developers.” “At the most basic level, we’re fighting for the freedom of people who bought smartphones to install apps from sources of their choosing, the freedom for creators of apps to distribute them as they choose, and the freedom of both groups to do business directly,” Sweeney tweeted. “The primary opposing argument is: ‘Smartphone markers can do... Continue reading…
You can take a screenshot on any Samsung tablet easily — all models share one simple method for taking screenshots. You can share screenshots taken on your Samsung tablet with your contacts and over social media. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There are a lot of different Samsung tablets on the market right now, and as a result, it might be frustrating trying to track down tutorials that apply to your specific tablet's model.  All you want to do is take a screenshot – how are you supposed to know which internet tutorial works for which tablets? We'll let you in on a little secret: there's one method of screenshotting that works for all Samsung tablets, no matter which model you have. Check out the products mentioned in this article: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (From $129.99 at Samsung) How to screenshot on any Samsung tablet 1. Open the content you wish to screenshot. This might be anything from text messages or social media to images or apps. 2. Locate the power button and volume buttons on your Samsung tablet. 3. Place one finger on the tablet's power button. Don't press the button yet; just rest your finger on it. 4. Place another finger on the tablet's "volume down" button, gently like you did with the power button. 5. Quickly press both the power button and the "volume down" button at the same time. When done correctly, your Samsung tablet will take a screenshot of the content on its screen. You can view screenshots in your tablet's photo gallery and send them to others or post them on social media from there.  There are several other methods for taking screenshots on a Samsung tablet, but this method is the only one that works on all types of Samsung tablets. Now that you're an expert, try it on your own. There's a lot out there for you to share. Related coverage from Tech Reference: How to take a screenshot on your Kindle Fire device How to find screenshots on a Windows 10 computer and change where they're saved to by default How to screenshot on a Chromebook in 2 different ways, and then open those screenshots later How to take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy S10 in 5 different ways How to take a screenshot on any iPhone model SEE ALSO: I tested the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus for 2 months, and it made me question everything about my 'iPhone or nothing' mentality Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why Pikes Peak is the most dangerous racetrack in America
  Sony's WH-1000XM4 headphones are among the best wireless noise-cancelling headphones you can get in the $350 price range. They have excellent noise cancellation, phone call quality that cuts out a tremendous amount of ambient noise, great battery life, and amazing audio performance.  If you're not satisfied by the way they sound out of the box, you can use Sony's Headphones app to tweak them. It's worth doing, because you can get better sound than the historical gold standard in wireless noise-cancelling headphones — the $400 Bose 700.  If you're looking at wireless noise-cancelling headphones, chances are you're also looking at the Bose 700. If so, check out our direct comparison between the Sony WH-1000XM4 and the Bose 700.  Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Right off the bat, the Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless noise-cancelling headphones should be serious contenders for your head and ears. Indeed, "wireless" and "noise cancelling" have been popular criteria, and Sony gets these two aspects absolutely right. You're also getting great sound quality that you can refine to your liking by using the Sony Headphones app, and you might even like them more than the historical gold standard in wireless noise-cancelling headphones — the $400 Bose 700.  If $350 is in your budget for wireless noise-cancelling headphones, the XM4 should absolutely be high up in your shortlist, but make sure to read the full review below to ensure they're for you. Specifications Drivers: 40mm dome Connectivity: Bluetooth, NFC, 3.5mm jack, USB Type-C charging Codecs: LDAC, DSEE Battery Life: 30 hours App: Sony Headphones for iOS and Android Comfort and design The XM4 are very comfortable headphones. The earcups covered in smooth leatherette are plush and don't grip onto my head, but they're just tight and lightweight enough that the headphones stay on while tilting and turning my head in every direction. For reference, my head around my brow and tips of my ears measure in at about 23 inches. The headband is made of something firmer, but also covered in smooth leatherette, and it doesn't apply too much pressure, nor does the top of my head get sore after long periods of listening.  Design-wise, the XM4 are pretty neutral and modern looking. Their matte plastic exterior is available in black and "silver," which looks more like a kind of light tan or gray beige. You could make the argument that there should be more metal for a pair of $350 headphones, but metal would probably add more weight, and it wouldn't really add much more to their premium feel. Sound quality What's objective and definitive is that the XM4 gets the basics right — they have a very rich sound and a good, fairly wide soundstage. Sony also boasts that it collaborated with Sony Music Studios Tokyo for the sound quality of the XM4s. To be honest, I'm not the right person to tell you how much that counts for, but I thought I'd mention it.  Outside of that, it's hard for me to tell you whether these sound good or not, because everyone hears differently and everyone has a preference to how their music sounds. And that happens to be an area where the XM4s shine. Their sound is customizable via the Sony Headphones app, and you can change the sound to however you want it to be. Customizing sound through equalizer (EQ) settings isn't new, it's just particularly effective with Sony's app and the XM4 headphones.  Thank goodness the XM4s are customizable, because their out-of-the-box sound isn't my favorite. In their default state, the XM4s have big, powerful sound that leans heavily towards bass and doesn't give very much attention to higher frequencies, which leads to a muffled sound that frankly isn't very impressive. If you like clarity and a better balance that features a little more treble and highs, the XM4 won't be for you, and you'll want to go into the Sony Headphones app to customize the sound.  So that's what I did, and I found an adjustment that makes my music sound amazing to me, and it was pretty easy and quick. In fact, my own customization turned the XM4 into a pair of headphones that are going to be hard to replace. It was worth going into the app and playing around with the sound settings, as I prefer the way the XM4 sound compared to the Bose. (If you're curious, I use the "Bright" preset, and set the "Clear Bass" to +5 or more.)  Some don't really care too much and just want a pair of headphones that they're told sound good without fiddling around in an app, and for those people, I'd suggest the $400 Bose 700 that can often be had for less. They offer excellent sound out of the box. Noise cancellation and battery life Noise cancellation on the XM4 is excellent and on par with Bose, which have set the standard for noise-cancelling wireless headphones with the Quiet Comfort line, and most recently its 700 line.  In an office-type environment at about 53 decibels, including air conditioning droning and a couple of loud fans, I could listen to music at significantly lower volumes than without noise cancelling. The ambient noise from the air conditioning and fans, and even the sound of my wife on a phone call in the same room was all but forgotten while listening to music.  Without music, some higher frequency fan noise was still audible, but the XM4 made the room significantly quieter and more comfortable to work in. I could also still hear my wife's phone conversation, but again, it was totally tolerable, and I could still easily work comfortably without feeling distracted.  I even tested the XM4 next to my home's 10KW backup power generator, which produces between 65 and 85 decibels — a range that decently represents a Midtown Manhattan avenue. The XM4 did remarkably well at cancelling out the generator's noise considering my proximity to the generator, and that the noise was coming exclusively from one source rather than the "everywhere" nature of noise in Manhattan. In a sentence, the XM4 will absolutely make subway and walking commutes in busy cities significantly more tolerable and comfortable.  As for battery life, Sony touts an impressive 30 hours, and five hours of listening time from a quick 10-minute top-off charge with 1.5A or more adapter. All in all, battery life in real life is great — it never felt as if I was constantly charging the XM4.  Phone calls Sony has worked to improve the ambient noise reduction during phone calls, and that work paid off. I had a phone conversation at around the 65-75 decibel range (near my generator), and the person I was speaking with said, for the most part, they wouldn't know I was next to a noisy engine that produces 10,000 watts of power at 240 volts.  Basically, that means you can walk around a city's busy streets and have a comfortable conversation with barely any city noise making its way into the phone call.   That brings the XM4s up to the Bose 700 region for phone call performance, which is saying something. The Bose 700 were a revelation for ambient noise control for phone calls.  Apps and other features The Sony Headphones app is utilitarian but necessary to customize the sound to your liking, and while it was quick and easy for me, I see plenty of room for improvement to make it more intuitive and more attractive, especially for those who are less inclined on tech. Sony has loaded the XM4s with one feature that's incredibly important for a pair of wireless headphones in 2020 and beyond, as well as a bunch of features that aren't entirely necessary, even questionable.  First, the important feature the XM4s include is Bluetooth multipoint technology, which lets you connect to two devices at the same time. Multipoint is essential if you often switch between your phone and computer — you can listen to music from your computer with the headphones, as well as pick up a phone call from your phone without any manual switching.  Another feature that works well is "Quick Attention," which reduces your music's volume and turns off noise cancelling when you place your hand over the right earcup. That's great when you need to communicate with someone briefly, like when you're buying something. Volume and noise cancellation come right back when you remove your hand from the right earcup. I'd still think I'm being rude if I kept my headphones on while communicating with another human being, but at least the motion of putting your hand to the earcup is an indication that you're doing something to pay attention to them.  There's also "Speak To Chat," where the headphones detect when you're talking, and music and noise cancellation are totally turned off. When the headphones detect that you're no longer talking, music and noise cancellation are re-engaged after a set amount of time. It works well, but if I'm going to chat with anyone for more than a brief amount of time, I'm going to take off the headphones. If it's not obvious, this is one of the questionable features.   The Sony app includes a noise cancellation optimizer designed to, well, optimize noise cancellation for you by analyzing anything that might alter the earcups' seal around your ears. I'm not entirely sure if it works, to be honest, but optimized or not, sound quality and noise cancellation remain excellent. There's also a "360 Reality Audio" feature that supposedly enhances audio with some kind of surround sound enhancements. The setup process is odd, as you need to take photos of your ears, and it only works with the Tidal, Nugs, and Deezer streaming apps. I don't use any of these apps, so I couldn't test this feature. Honestly, these kinds of features rarely end up enhancing anything for the better.  Should you buy the Sony WH-1000XM4? Yep! I could leave it at that, but I need to disclose that the XM4s work best if you use the Sony Headphones app. Maybe you'll like the default sound, but I find it lackluster. After a little effortless tweaking, the XM4 became one of my favorite pairs of all-around headphones — you're getting some of the best sound quality, comfort, noise cancellation, and phone call quality in the $350 price range.  If $350 is on the higher side, you could still pick up Sony's previous generation in the XM series, the WH-1000XM3. Sound quality, noise cancellation, and comfort are all just a hair under the new XM4, but for the sub-$250 price tags we're seeing these days for the XM3, they're a bargain. To note, the XM3s would also benefit from some minor finagling with the app to get the sound you like. See what we said about the XM3 headphones around the time they were released.  If you're truly not interested in playing around with an app and you "just want a good pair of headphones," I'd recommend the Bose 700 instead. You can check out the Bose 700 review here.  Pros: Comfortable, long battery life, excellent noise cancellation, great audio quality, incredibly effective sound customization, impressive ambient noise reduction for phone calls Cons: Default sound is muffled and lacks highs and clarity, app is utilitarian and not super intuitive  Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquid
Telegram is introducing end-to-end encrypted video calls on its platform as the chat app completes seven years. Right now the feature will be available in alpha mode on its Android app, while iOS users might have to wait for a little while to get this feature. Currently, you can only do one-on-one video calls, but the company says that it will introduce group video chat in the coming months. Telegram‘s competitor, WhatsApp, already offers group calls with up to eight people on all mobile platforms. [Read: This AI simulation of Roger Federer helps him overcome his Wimbledon SHAME] Telegram says all… This story continues at The Next Web
Hulu is a popular video-streaming service with thousands of movies and TV shows, including original Hulu content.  The platform is easy to use, but there some tips, tricks, and add-ons worth exploring to improve your streaming experience. Special features include Hulu Watch Party, which lets you stream and watch content simultaneously with friends, and Hulu Kids Profiles, which let you restrict and monitor your child's viewing activity.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. With more streaming services you can shake a remote at, it's admittedly difficult to keep track of all the detailed features that each streaming service offers, Hulu included. Since it's launch in 2007,  Hulu has become a major player in the streaming world thanks to a spate of critically acclaimed original TV shows and the addition of its live TV service.  If you're looking to be entertained, we got you covered with the best movies on Hulu and the best Hulu Original TV shows you can watch right now.  But if you're looking to get the most out of Hulu, here are a few of our favorite tips to make your streaming experience even better.  Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky   1. Personalize your experience with profiles People you share your account with are bound to have different tastes in movies and TV. Luckily, Hulu allows you to create up to six separate profiles so your family and friends (plus kids!) can enjoy a streaming experience tailored to their preferences and viewing history.  Depending on whether you use your computer, mobile device, or smart TV, the method for creating a new profile will look slightly different.  On the web, you can create a profile by hovering your cursor over your profile in the top right corner of the screen and selecting "Manage Profiles." From there, click "(+) Add Profile" and fill out the required fields. For mobile and TV-connected devices, you can create a profile by accessing your Account page.  You can edit or delete a profile at any time, and Hulu makes it easy to switch between profiles seamlessly.   Creating a Kids Profile If you wish to create a profile for a child, there is an option to toggle the "Kids Mode" on when creating a profile. A Kids Profile gives children access to Hulu's "Kids Hub," and prohibits access to mature content.  2. Track your favorite content with My Stuff "My Stuff" is exactly what it sounds like. Whether you want to be notified about new episodes, save a film to watch for later, or catch something before it leaves Hulu, adding content to "My Stuff" allows you to keep track of shows or movies you're interested in. To add a show or movie to "My Stuff," all you have to do is visit the details page of the show or movie and click the "+" icon near the play button. If you're fond of a particular television network, you can add it to "My Stuff" as well.  It's important to note that if you're using a device that only supports the older version of Hulu — what's billed as the "classic" Hulu app — you'll see a feature called "Watchlist." The main difference between the two is that "Watchlist" tracks everything you watch, while "My Stuff" tracks what you've added manually, which makes for a more curated experience.  3. Get better recommendations  If you're not happy with the recommendations Hulu offers, you can help the platform learn your tastes by using the "like" and "dislike" system.  How it works is simple: When you "like" a show or movie, Hulu tweaks its suggestion algorithm to recommend similar content. And when you "dislike" something, Hulu will stop suggesting it on the home screen and other areas in the app.  Using this "like/dislike" system will look slightly different depending on which device you're using, but in general, just look for the "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" icons. If you ever want to undo your sentiment, you'll just need to tap it again.  4. View and manage your watch history Embarrassing content in your watch history? We're not judging. But if you ever want to remove any titles from your watch history, Hulu makes it easy.  Your watch history is located within the "Keep Watching" collection, which you can access from the home screen. You can remove a single show or movie from your history, or clear your entire Hulu watch history once. Learn how to clear your watch history on Hulu. 5. Know the compatible streaming devices The latest Hulu app is supported on a number of viewing platforms, making it easy for you to watch your favorite Hulu content on any device. Smart TVs: You can watch Hulu on many different kinds of smart TVs, such as Apple TV, Fire TV, and Samsung TV. The Hulu app is often built into these devices.  Streaming sticks: Hulu is also available on most streaming sticks and devices, such as Chromecast, Roku Stick, and Fire TV Stick.  Gaming consoles: You can even download and watch Hulu on your gaming console, such as Xbox and PlayStation.  Phones and tablets: To watch Hulu on any phone or tablet, simply download the Hulu app from your device's app store.  Note that if you only have access to the older version of Hulu, or the Classic Hulu app, you have fewer options for compatible streaming. You can view the full list of compatible devices on Hulu's website. 6. Host a virtual viewing party Hulu Watch Parties are a great way to connect with friends or family when you're far apart. Watch Parties allow you to watch movies or TV shows simultaneously with others from each of your respective devices, while chatting about what's going on in a sidebar next to the video.  To create or join a Hulu Watch Party, you must have the ad-free subscription level of Hulu and you must be watching in a web browser on your computer or tablet. Also important to note: Watch Party only allows up to 8 people viewing from different devices. 7. Set the best video quality  UHD, also known as 4K, is short for ultra high definition video quality. Think HD (high definition), but better. For the uninitiated, 4K provides an image resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is about four times as much as HD videos.  If you have a device that's compatible with 4K content, such as the Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, you can access and watch 4K content on most streaming services. To watch 4K content on Hulu, you must have one of five kinds of devices that Hulu allows you to stream 4K on. Even if you have one of these devices, Hulu only offers 4K viewing for some of its original shows, such as The Handmaid's Tale and Marvel's Runaways. All told, when compared to other streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video, Hulu's 4K offerings are sparse.  8. Download content to watch offline As with other streaming apps, Hulu lets you download shows and movies to your mobile device to watch offline. But, with Hulu, you must have an ad-free subscription package to access this feature, which can come in handy if you're on an airplane or in a remote area without access to Wi-Fi.  Not all Hulu content is available for offline viewing, but you can easily search for downloadable content by choosing the "Downloadable" category on the Hulu search page, which is only available on the mobile app. You can have up to 25 titles downloaded at a time across 5 different devices, and each download expires after 30 days.  Learn how to download Hulu content for offline viewing.  9. Change the language The majority of content on Hulu is in English, but there are a few options for Spanish speakers (or anyone who wants to improve their Spanish skills). You can change the language of subtitles on some shows or movies. However, Hulu only offers subtitles in Spanish or English, and while English subtitles are available on any show, Spanish subtitles are only available on some shows.  Hulu does offer Spanish language versions (where the audio itself is dubbed in Spanish, rather than just the subtitles) of some extremely popular shows, such as Community en Español or Desperate Housewives en Español.  Unlike Netflix, Hulu does not let you change the language of the website or app itself, only the language of subtitles on select shows.  10. Format closed captions for better visibility If you prefer to watch content with subtitles, or closed captions, Hulu lets you add English subtitles to any show, and Spanish subtitles to some shows.  You can even customize the appearance of subtitles by changing the font, color, size, opacity, and more. Here's how to customize and turn off, or on, subtitles on Hulu on your desktop or mobile device.  11. Add a premium subscription Hulu partners with other streaming services to offer a variety of subscription packages that can greatly expand your library of content. In addition to including premium add-ons like HBO Max, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, and useful feature add-ons like Unlimited Screens, here's a quick overview of the most popular plans and add-ons: For more information on plan costs and subscription tiers, visit Hulu. 12. Cancel or pause your Hulu subscription You can cancel your Hulu subscription at any time, and your access will continue until the end of your current payment period. If you're thinking about cancelling your subscription, or, say, just going on an extended vacation, you can also pause your subscription at no charge for up to 12 weeks. If you choose to resume your Hulu subscription, you can reactivate it without losing any of your preferences. If you'd like to change your Hulu plan, there are several ways you can do so. If you're signed up through Hulu itself, you can only make changes on Hulu's website, not on the mobile app. But, if you're subscribed to Hulu through a third party billing app like Disney+ or Spotify, you'll need to make changes directly through that service's site.  The bottom line After over a decade of updates and expansion, Hulu has become one of the most popular and preferred streaming services out there. No matter what you watch on Hulu, you can bet on a vast library and an always-improving interface that's simple to use. And if you're thinking about a Hulu subscription, the streaming service makes the decision easy. Every service Hulu offers begins with a free trial, which you can cancel at any time. SEE ALSO: The best media streaming sticks and devices Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: How waste is dealt with on the world's largest cruise ship
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge If you’re in an important videoconferencing session and you are getting an infodump that you know you won’t remember, it can be very useful to have a transcription of that session. Video and audio recordings are all well and good, but a text version of your meeting can be a lot easier to search if you’re looking for that one specific bit of data inside of an hour’s worth of conversation. There are a number of third-party apps out there that provide AI transcribing for recorded audio, such as Rev and They also offer extra features, such as the ability to simultaneously listen to the audio and watch for places that need correction or to integrate directly with other apps such as Zoom. However, these are subscription services with... Continue reading…
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The detailed second-hand marketplace trading platform is discussed with the various market growth tactics and techniques to create profit in the maximum possible ways in the present situation of COVID - 19.The various components are there to improve the business by adding new features and categories to build trust for the people.The businessman can start a Letgo Clone with a new strategy to improve the reach of people and compete against the existing classified websites.Second-hand selling is the product to sell a consumed product at an affordable price based on the usage and its working purposes.!North America (the United States, Canada, and Mexico)Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia, and Italy)Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia, and Australia)South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia)The Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria, and South Africa)Trioangle offers the best-classified ads script in the market.So the PassUp from the Trioangle offers the required features and functionalities in the script with the good support provided.Features Offered are,Multiple Signup or Login through FB, Gmail & EmailAdvanced Filter OptionMultiple Products And Services Good Message Support For CommunicationAdd FavouritesMultiple Free Listing OptionsLocation-Based SearchAdsense Integration Option The script is available on both iOS and Android versions with native apps.
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You can easily turn Disney Plus subtitles on and off, just like with any other video streaming app.  Whether you like subtitles or not, it's good to know how to use them on each streaming app you use. The methods to turn subtitles on and off on Disney Plus are different depending on which device you're watching on. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Subtitles tend to be a very divisive subject among movie lovers and TV fanatics. Some people love having them on, reading lines that they may have missed or have been mishearing every time they watched before. Others hate them, saying they get in the way of the picture, are distracting, or can even ruin the comedic or dramatic timing of some scenes. And of course, there are those who are deaf or hard of hearing, and need subtitles in order to enjoy their favorite media. No matter whether you love or hate subtitles, it's good to know how to turn them on and off on your favorite streaming apps, and across all your devices. That way, whether they're not on and you need them, or they are and you don't, you can just make a few simple clicks or taps and continue enjoying whatever it is you're streaming. On Disney Plus, there are a few ways to turn subtitles on and off, depending on which device you're using.  Check out the products mentioned in this article: Disney Plus monthly subscription (from $6.99 a month at Disney) iPhone 11 (From $699.99 at Apple) Samsung Galaxy S10 (From $699.99 at Walmart) Samsung 50-inch Smart TV (from $399.99 at Best Buy) Xbox One S (from $389.95 at Amazon) Sony Playstation 4 Pro (from $359.99 at Game Stop) How to turn Disney Plus subtitles on or off on an iPhone 1. While your video is playing, tap the screen.  2. Two icons will appear in the top right corner. Tap the one on the right, with the lines at the bottom of the box. 3. On the left side of the next screen, under "Subtitles," choose the option that you want. How to turn Disney Plus subtitles on or off on an Android 1. While your video is playing, tap the screen.  2. A menu icon will appear on the left. Tap it. 3. On the left side of the screen, under "Subtitles," choose the option that you want. How to turn subtitles on or off on the Disney Plus website 1. While your video is playing, move your mouse over the screen. 2. In the top right corner, click on the icon of the box with lines at the bottom. 3. Click the subtitle option that you want from the list on the right side of the screen. How to turn Disney Plus subtitles on or off on Roku devices 1. On the description page of the show or movie you want to watch, select "Audio and Subtitles."' 2. Choose the subtitle option you want. 3. Press the "back" button on your remote to return to the description page. 4. Press "Play" to begin your video. On newer Roku devices, all you need to do is press the "up" or "down" button on your remote while watching the show, and choose the "Audio and Subtitles" option from there. How to turn Disney Plus subtitles on or off on Apple TV 1. While your movie or show is playing, swipe up or down on your remote. If you have a second or third generation Apple TV, hold down the center button instead. 2. The "Audio and Subtitles" menu will appear. Choose the one you want, then return to your movie. How to turn Disney Plus subtitles on or off on Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 1. While your video is playing, press the "down" button on your remote. (On Fire TV, either up or down will work.) 2. Select the option reading either "Menu" or "Dialogue" that appears in the top right corner. 3. Choose the subtitle option you want, and return to your show. On Fire TV, press the back button to return to your movie or show.   Related coverage from Tech Reference: How to remove devices from a Disney Plus account by logging out individually or from all devices at once 'How many people can watch Disney Plus at once?': Here's how many devices can stream simultaneously with one account How to change your language settings on Disney Plus in 3 different ways How to download shows and movies on Disney Plus for offline viewing How to cancel your Disney Plus subscription SEE ALSO: The best computer monitors Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why you don't see brilliantly blue fireworks
Although you can’t turn a phone into a full-fledged PC without using any accessories.In this article, we are going to show you five best methods to convert a smartphone into a computer.You will also need a mouse and keyboard along with the monitor.How to Turn a Smartphone Into a DesktopTo use a phone as a desktop, you only need a few things and here’s everything you need:A wired or Bluetooth mouse and keyboard.A screen mirroring device or display supporting wireless HDMI.You can also use a dock that has HDMI, Ethernet, and USB.Method 1: Using Samsung DeX Desktop ModeIf you own a Samsung phone and if it supports the DeX desktop mode, you can use it as a desktop with ease.Samsung has developed DeX for its smartphone series, which is a desktop environment for Android.You can easily use it through the notification panel on your device.All you need to do is pair your mobile device with the available wireless HDMI-ready display, pair the mouse and keyboard, and then you are all set.Once DeX is all set up, it will provide you a Windowed environment, and you will be able to access all Android-based productivity and other applications.Method 2: Turning a Phone into PC with Ubuntu TouchUbuntu Touch is a Linux-driven operating system for mobile devices.The UBports team manages the software, and it is compatible with the below phones:OnePlus OneFairphone 2LG Nexus 5 (2013)It is also a desktop environment much similar to Samsung’s DeX.
Every day, more than 40% of transactions are done online, and also, over the last two years, the online audience has increased by 60% to 80%.That pushed all e-commerce companies to adopt technology solutions and has given users the freedom to access these platforms without having to open websites.It is important to know what the customer thinks about the interface and make changes based on their suggestions that their perspective gives designers a better idea of how to handle these things in the future and gives us a better and more deep insight into applications.This has encouraged businesses to find something similar to gain popularity among the public.The company is looking for an application developer who is familiar with the concept of "user experience" and how society deals with it.Here are some important aspects that should be focused on while working on your company's brand:The use of effective visuals.simply handling operations.the safety of user data.Improved applications with feedback.Good presentations catalogs/menus.Ensure that essential features are not overshadowed by the design.
Disney Plus' autoplay feature is great for binge-watching, but if you're not really a binger, you can simply turn it off in your profile settings. You can also disable background videos and clips that play automatically as you browse. These changes to your settings can be reversed at any time. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Autoplay can be a great feature on streaming apps — when you're binge watching a show, it's much easier to not have to select the next episode to watch every twenty to forty minutes. However, if you want to discourage binge watching — either for yourself, or for a child who may be using your Disney Plus account — you may want to disable autoplay to stop yourself from getting sucked into another, and another and another, episode. Luckily for you, Disney Plus has a way to disable the autoplay setting on your account. You can turn this off and on at any time, so you can still choose to binge watch if you want.  Check out the products mentioned in this article: Disney Plus monthly subscription (from $6.99 at Disney+) How to turn Disney Plus autoplay off or on 1. On the Disney Plus mobile app, go to your profile by selecting your profile icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. If you're doing this on your TV and not the app, you will find your profile icon at the top of the sidebar on the left side of the screen. If you're using Disney Plus on a web browser, the profile icon will be in the top right corner of the screen.  2. Under the list of current profiles, select "Edit Profiles." 3. Choose the profile you want to modify. 4. Toggle the switch next to "Autoplay" to the "Off" position (or "On"). 5. Hit "Save" in the top right corner to finish. How to turn off background videos on Disney Plus Another annoying, autoplay-related feature that Disney Plus thankfully allows you to turn off is background video. Background videos are those little clips and previews that play automatically when you hover over certain TV shows or movies before you click them.  This is a good feature if you're not sure what you want to watch. But, if you know what you want or you'd just rather browse silently until you find something, it can be a nuisance. Some versions of the app don't have this feature listed as an option to turn off and on in your profile menu, because they don't autoplay previews to begin with. But it is consistently available on the TV version of the app, and you can turn it off by following the steps from the section above, with one small deviation: When you get to step four, you will see "Background Video" as an option underneath "Autoplay." Highlight and click this option once to turn the background video play off. You can turn it back on at any time. Related coverage from Tech Reference: How to clear the cache on Disney Plus using any device to improve streaming functionality How to get Disney Plus on your Apple TV, by subscribing to the streaming service and downloading the app How to get Disney Plus on your Roku device, and watch Disney's new streaming service with a free 7-day trial How to get Disney Plus on your Xbox One by downloading it from the Microsoft Store 'Is Disney Plus on the Nintendo Switch?': No, but other streaming apps are — here's what you should know SEE ALSO: The best 4K TVs Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why American sunscreens may not be protecting you as much as European sunscreens
Tech enthusiasts were pretty excited since a year after hearing that Amazon was working on a service that offered a no-code service by the name of Honeycode.This particular service had the tag of ‘AWS for Everyone’, where people without any previous experience of software development could create basic business applications and not depend on their company’s IT department.After a substantially long wait, Amazon launched this service as the Amazon Honeycode App Builder.Available in AWS as a managed service, users can have the benefits of a simple to use virtual app builder for creating web and mobile apps, backed by the powerful, tried and tested database built in AWS.Competing with Microsoft Power Apps and Google Cloud’s AppSheet, one of the biggest features of Amazon Honeycode is the ease with which it allows new developers to build great web solutions without the need to write a single word of programming code at all.All about Amazon HoneycodeFor any mobile app development company, Amazon Honeycode looks to be an avenue that is full of promise.To keep things simple, the overall profile of Amazon Honeycode has three integral points that can be noted as the essence governing the overall operational process of Honeycode- Lightweight FunctionalityWhen compared to AppSheet and PowerApps, Amazon Honeycode has a pretty lightweight identity in terms of functionality, at least, as far as the initially launched beta version is concerned.While the future versions will allow the associated users to get access to a number of customized solutions as per their requirements, the present version is just to get the developers acquainted with something that is on offer from AWS.Honeycode BasicsAs of now, Amazon Honeycode allows the users to create applications with upto 20 individuals completely for free.Things move to the premium scenes only with additional users and storage space for apps that are large in size.In its current identity, Amazon Honeycode has built-in templates for everyday web and mobile apps that include surveys, task lists, reporting times, content trackers, team tasks monitoring, inventory, and event management among a lot of other things.A really interesting feature of Honeycode is the ability to import all data into a workbook and then organize it in the spreadsheet interface.Integration of Amazon Honeycode with APNThe benefits of Amazon Honeycode, obviously get a little more enhanced with its integration in AWS Partner Network (APN).
When it involves making plans and taking a vacation, tourists are counting on their smartphones greater than ever.Travel apps aren't most effective a supply of notion however additionally extraordinarily beneficial for reserving and handling logistics — even making eating place reservations or locating a brilliant health magnificence anyplace withinside the international you’re flying to subsequent.Here we discover the essential apps you must have in your phone while you were traveling.There are lots of apps to assist with the whole thing from day-of motel bookings and last-minute flight changes, in addition to those who function guidebooks and foreign-language dictionaries that in shape on your hand.Adequate Travel AppVisit app: Travel Team gives the high-quality offers of resorts, flights and different journey sports making your trips greater interesting globally.We help you with our skilled journey companions in each little hurdle you face whilst travelling.You also can interact over our social network thru sharing, liking, commenting and connecting with new visitors and earn rewards that become destiny reductions to your subsequent excursion reserving with us.2.HopperHopper allows tourists discover the most inexpensive flights viable and might without a doubt prevent a few coins in case your dates aren’t set in stone.
Whether it is roaming in your city or sightseeing in any new city while you are holidaying, car rental always comes to your escape in terms of commute. You can get in touch with any car rental in Crete, book your car, and have a hassle-free experience throughout your vacation. There are many advantages of hiring a car rental in Crete over other services of commute, such as buses or trains. We have listed a few reasons why you should opt for car rental over other services while touring Crete:  Easy and hassle-free booking: Car rental in Creteis a very easy and hassle-free affair. Pocket-friendly prices:  You can opt for car rental services in Crete at very pocket-friendly prices compared to booking any other commute for traveling throughout the island. This is yet another reason you must opt for renting a car rather than using a public commute.
It seems Instagram wasn’t quite honest with its users when it gave them the option to permanently delete their messages and photos. Security researcher Saugat Pokharel has clinched a $6,000 bug bounty after noticing that the service kept messages and photos on its servers long after users wiped them, TechCrunch reports. The discovery was possible thanks to Instagram‘s own data download tool, which the company released in 2018 to comply with GDPR. It’s pretty standard practice for companies to retain freshly deleted data on their servers until it can be properly wiped. Instagram says it takes 90 days to fully erase… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Instagram
Fantasy football app is one of the most emerging and used apps at present in the market.Prior to the fantasy football app development process, you need to know a few aspects of how to select the perfect company for developing your app solution.The crucial elements mentioned below will help you pick the best firm:Make sure that the app development company you opt for caters to your global needs.If you have plans to launch your service in multiple regions, then the developers should include the necessary set of features to offer access to global users.So, the app has to include all the league matches.This way, you will never go out of business.
While TikTok has a lot of memes and sketches, music-based videos are a large part of the platform. It gave a push to hits such as Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road, Drake’s Toosie Slide, and Jawsh 685’s Laxed (SIREN BEAT). It might not be possible to know all the trending songs on the platform. But now there might be a little help on the way. This new site called Tiktometer shows the top 30 trending tracks on the short video app for the week. You can also check out the top 100 hits of past months starting from 2018. The site says that it… This story continues at The Next Web