Get A Hollywood-Capable Video Editor For Free

DaVinci Resolve is a video editor for Windows which is hugely powerful, and designed for use by professional film studios. It runs on a standard PC, so long as you have a modern graphics card and the necessary drivers for it. You’ll find the download at the Black Magic Design website but be aware that the file is 640 MB, so it might take a while to download. The file is malware-free according to VirusTotal, and the download site is rated as reputable by Web of Trust.

The program costs a very reasonable $300 for a version that includes collaboration and teamwork features for professional studio work. If you don’t need those features, then you’re in luck, as you can get it totally free! Once installed, there’s a tour and a tutorial, which are well worth watching in order to understand how the program works. Read More

Stop Windows 10 From Recording Your Keystrokes, Speech and Handwriting

Since Windows 10 was introduced, Microsoft has been collecting speech, inking, and typing information from Windows 10 users. Here’s how to turn it off.

When Windows 10 rolled out, it included several new features. One of the features gives Microsoft the ability to record your speech, inking, and keystrokes made on a keyboard. Windows diagnostic service uses this to improve its keyboard prediction service and inking recognition for future updates. In its Speech, inking, typing and privacy web page , Microsoft states that they collect speech, inking, and typing information, including information about your Calendar and People (also known as contacts) to improve handwriting and pronunciation recognition.

The feature is called “Send Microsoft info about how I write to help us improve typing and writing in the future” and seems to be enabled by default. If you’d like to turn it off, here’s how:  Read More

Add Tracking Features To Your Gmail

MailTag is a very neat extension for Chrome that adds full tracking capabilities to your Gmail account. Once you’ve installed and enabled the app, which you can download from Chrome webstore, it begins to track all your email. You can then click on the MailTag icon in your browser in order to access your dashboard, which shows you how many messages you’ve sent and whether/when they were opened.

Although there’s a paid-for Pro version available as an upgrade, the basic edition is completely free and provides some fascinating data.

Wallpaper of the Week: The Orion Nebula: Hubble’s Sharpest View

This weeks wallpaper comes to us via the Hubble Telescope. It’s a superb view of the Orion Nebula, showing off the colorful swirls, curves and stars that make it a favorite image for those interested in space. Some browns, some oranges, some magenta and some blue are the predominant colors. This background works well with icons in most areas of the image- not high contrast but not a lot of glare in the brighter areas either.

This wallpaper comes in a wide range of image resolutions including widescreen (including retina MacBook Pro 13 and 15), full screen, portrait, dual monitor, and mobile devices and tablets. You can use this background on desktop computers, laptops, mobile devices, tablets and other devices, just install it using the directions for your specific device or browser.  Read More

Get This Powerful Personal Finance Manager on Your Mobile For Free (iOS, Android)

“If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need,” says Warren Buffett.

This is a perfect quote to watch out if you feel guilty of accumulating unnecessary stuff over time or if you are wondering why your funds are running out so quickly.

To manage income and track expenses more closely and know where to save, it is a good practice to make use of personal finance tools.

One of such finance tools that ideally fit the bill is Money Manager. It is neat and comes in with powerful features alongside interactive charts and analysis of income, expenses, assets and liabilities.

Money Manager runs on both Android and iOS mobile devices. Its free version has some limitations but it does provide you with an easy way to unlock premium features.  Read More