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How to control participants on a Google Meet video call

How to control participants on a Google Meet video call

Video conferencing has been the way to go in 2020 with scores of people pushed to stay at home to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The existence of technology and software, such as Google Meet, has made it a lot easier to video-conference with friends, family, and even co-workers. 

This article is to show you how best to control the call participants. Regardless of whether you use Google Meet on your PC, Mac, or mobile device, such as an Android smartphone, iPhone, or iPad, these simple tips are worth knowing.

When on a Google Meet video call, you can select a participant and control different factors, including whether they are muted or pinned. Participants can also be removed from the call if needed. For personal meetings, only the event moderator can remove a participant.

How to mute a participant on Google Meet

On a Mac or PC:

  • Next to the person’s thumbnail, click the Options button (three vertical dots) 
  • Then click the Mute button. 

On mobile:

  • Tap on the People tab
  • Select the participant
  • Tap Mute.

How to pin a participant on Google Meet 

To pin a participant and keep their video in focus, click the pin icon in the participant’s thumbnail. 

In Android:

  • Select the People tab
  • Tap on the thumbnail of the person you want to pin
  • Then, tap on the pin icon. 

In iOS:

  • Select and hold a person’s icon 
  • Then, select the pin icon when it appears.

How to remove a participant 

On Mac or PC:

  • Click the back-arrow icon
  • Select the desired participant
  • Click the Remove button. 

On an Android device: 

  • Navigate to People
  • Tap the person’s name
  • Click the Remove button (—) 
  • Then, tap Remove again. 

On iOS: 

  • Navigate to People
  • Select the person’s name
  • Tap Remove From Meeting. 
  • Then, tap Remove.

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How the Disney+ GroupWatch feature works

How the Disney+ GroupWatch feature works

The lockdown has created a rather huge demand for shared viewing and watch parties. If you are an active Disney subscriber that wanted to do something of the sort, Disney+ has unveiled a new feature called GroupWatch to help you solve this. This is basically for the users that wish to watch their shows and movies together without having to use third-party software. 

Disney+ GroupWatch allows up to seven users to watch at once, provided they all have Disney+ subscriptions. The users can control pausing, rewinding, or fast-forwarding for the rest of the party and they can react to what they’re watching with emoji. There is a small emoji button on the bottom right that lets you access these reactions.

You ought to note that you can only use the feature if you are located in an area that supports GroupWatch. For now it is only the US, but with plans to expand to other countries shortly. 

How the Disney+ GroupWatch feature works

To start a GroupWatch event, follow the following steps.

  • Pick the film of your choice. 
  • Click on the little button on the film description page that looks like a group of people gathered together. 
  • Then, you’ll see a GroupWatch page that shows what you’re watching and allows you to invite others to watch the stream with you. 
  • To invite friends, send them an invite link provided by Disney+.
  • After watching, go back to your browser and click “Leave Group Watch.

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What is the new Adobe Liquid Mode and how can you use it?

What is the new Adobe Liquid Mode and how can you use it?

Adobe recently launched its new Liquid Mode, a primary step in its vision to “fundamentally change the way people consume digital documents.” This new mode uses the company’s own Sensei AI framework to understand the structure of PDFs and make them more interactive and mobile friendly.

How to use the new Adobe Liquid mode

  • Open a PDF in Acrobat Reader, after which it will check if the PDF will work with Liquid Mode or not. 
  • If it is compatible then the Liquid Mode button will light up. 
  • Tap the button and the file is sent to Adobe’s Document Cloud for processing. 

After the process is complete, the restructured document will show up. You can tweak the font size and line spacing also. 

The new Liquid Mode uses headers and structures to build a tappable table of contents, allowing you to skip from one section to another. Adobe claims that the new feature is non-destructive, which means that nothing will change in the original PDF. The company claims that it wants to bring more Sensei technology into all of its document products and services. With the help of which using PDFs will become extremely easy.

Liquid Mode is now available inside of the Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app for iOS, Android and Chromebooks. The feature will soon be made available for desktops and browsers.

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How to set Gmail as your default mail app on iOS 14

How to set Gmail as your default mail app on iOS 14

iOS 14 is a unique offering for an operating system. The new system finally lets you easily set your own default apps for email and web browsing. As long as you have the OS installed on your phone, you don’t have to worry about having Chrome or Gmail as secondary apps. In case you missed it, Google already updated Chrome on iOS so that those that have installed the new OS can set the browser as a default. 

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How I lost €4k in a Facebook scam after clicking an ad

How I lost €4k in a Facebook scam after clicking an ad

This is a story of someone that was scammed after clicking a Facebook ad. The moral of the story is: Don’t click ads if you don’t trust them 100%.

This is a cautionary tale of how I lost close to €4,000 in a sophisticated Facebook scam. I still find it hard to believe I fell for a scam like this. I have 2FA on all my accounts, use a password manager, and I’m generally very cautious with account security.


Two days ago, I spotted an ad while browsing Facebook promoted by Tiktok Ads Business. Unfortunately I don’t have a screenshot of the ad in question, but it promised a $3000 credit for new businesses that signed up for the TikTok Ads program. As someone being 15+ years in ad tech, I am used to the idea of businesses giving away ad credits to new advertisers. $3000 is a very high amount, but it didn’t raise any red flags since I’ve heard of the generous TikTok Back to Business Program before.

The ad click took me to the TikTok Ads Business Android app on the Google Play Store. 10k+ downloads, 1000+ reviews and a 4.6 rating on average – again, this didn’t raise any immediate red flags. Sure, the developer name “Develop App” sounds strange and should I have looked better, the developer email and com.acazira.tforbusiness package name would have definitely raised some concerns.

After installing the app, it opened a clone of the TikTok Back to Business Program page. After entering my phone number and email, the app asked me to log in with Facebook to get the credits.

App screen 2

After logging in with my Facebook, a voucher code was displayed under the balance with the explanation that it would take up to 48 hours before TikTok would contact me:

App screen 3

Two days went by and I was getting curious when I would get that promised email. Then, a transaction email from PayPal arrived:

PayPal email

Facebook charged €3,990.17 from my linked business PayPal account. I was surprised – I didn’t recognize the ad spend so I tried to log in to my Facebook Ad account. Unfortunately it was nowhere to be found – the scammer used my Facebook auth token to remove me from the Facebook Business entity. Strangely enough this is possible without getting any emails from Facebook. I had no way to check my Business entity or Ad account on Facebook to see what’s going on.

Contacting Facebook about such scams/hacks is a challenge on its own: there is a support page but in all my attempts I was unable to click the “email” icon. The “chat” icon always says “chat unavailable”:

Facebook support

Fortunately I found the Facebook Business Support messenger account, and they replied quickly by confirming the issue:

Facebook chat

A day later I contacted Facebook for an update, and they confirmed the issue again. Another 24 hours later an I got full access back to my ad account. This is the damage that was done before Facebook disabled the account:

Ad spent

All this money was spent on this one Vietnamese ad, promoting some kind of aluminium thinking product:

Ad spent

To recap:

  • Total spent: €8,235.82 (of which I was charged €3,990.17)
  • Total impressions: 3,184,933
  • Total reach: 2,674,194
  • Total conversions: 2,126 “send message” clicks flushed

I am still waiting on a decision from Facebook if they are going to refund the charge. In the meantime, I have done the following:

  • Changed my Facebook and PayPal passwords
  • Invalidated all signed in devices/tokens
  • Reported the fake TikTok Ads Business page to Facebook – no reponse yet
  • Reported the fake TikTok Ads Business app to Google – the app was taken down 2 days later
  • Initiated a PayPal chargeback process – PayPal responded: “we’ve determined there was no unauthorized use”

Beware of such scams.

Source: How I lost €4k in a Facebook scam

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YouTube is rolling out ‘YouTube Shorts’ to take on TikTok

YouTube is rolling out ‘YouTube Shorts’ to take on TikTok

YouTube is rolling out YouTube Shorts, a short-form video feature called to compete with the popular social media platform TikTok. The feature, which is set to launch in the next few weeks, will allow creators and artists to shoot short, catchy videos up to 15 seconds long using their mobile phones. This is much less than the 60 seconds for TikTok, but a lot familiar. 

Shorts will feature a multi-segment camera to edit multiple video clips together, and will feature a library of songs to include with the videos. Like TikTok, Shorts will also have speed controls as well as a timer and countdown to easily record content.

The new product will first be released over the next few days in India where it will be tested.

Over the next few days in India, we’re launching an early beta of Shorts with a handful of new creation tools to test this out. This is an early version of the product, but we’re releasing it now to bring you — our global community of users, creators and artists — on our journey with us as we build and improve Shorts. We’ll continue to add more features and expand to more countries in the coming months as we learn from you and listen to your feedback. Here are more details on what to expect.

The move by Youtube comes as TikTok, the short-form social media app, is under watch to be taken over in the US and facing a ban in India. It also comes as Facebook’s Instagram launched Reels, similar TikTok-style videos. 

TikTok recently revealed that it has about 50 million daily active users in the US alone, and 100 million who use it at least once a month. There were nearly 700 million active users per month worldwide as of July. Shorts could help YouTube fend off TikTok and keep you glued to its apps.

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What is Facebook Watch Together and how does it work?

What is Facebook Watch Together and how does it work?

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen streaming services adopt interesting technology such as the similar co-viewing features. While many users could have expected it, Facebook was not quick to announce such a feature. The company had actually announced plans to develop a co-viewing experience at its F8 developer conference two years ago. And here it is – named Watch Together!

The new feature will allow friends and family to watch videos together over Messenger. The feature works with all Facebook Watch video content, including original programs, user uploads, creator content, live streams, and soon, music videos. For starters, it can be used by up to 8 people in a Messenger video chat on mobile, or by up to 50 people in Messenger Rooms.

How to use Facebook Watch Together

To use the feature, you have to first be in a Messenger video call or a Messenger Room. From Messenger, you are able to start a co-watching session by selecting the new option from a drawer that pulls up from the bottom of the screen. 

Once you get started, you can easily browse or search to find something to watch together. Facebook Watch content is organized into categories like TV & Movies, Watched for content that you recently watched, Uploaded for your own videos, and Suggested.

Interestingly, all participants can help choose videos though can’t create playlists or queues. Everyone can also stop, pause, jump forward or back in the videos, too. 

Another point to note is that official music videos will not immediately be available in this co-viewing experience. However, they should be added in the next few weeks, initially in the U.S., India and Thailand to start. Each market will also feature localized content under the TV & Movies section.

For now, this feature is only available on iOS and Android mobile devices. However, Facebook intends to have web support ready in a matter of weeks, and other platforms, like desktop, will follow.

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How to change your Twitter username (if it doesn’t suit you)

How to change your Twitter username (if it doesn’t suit you)

For Twitter users, there’s a usual belief that accounts with usernames like @JohnDoe92150800 must be bots or trolls. Well, that’s not it! For a while now, the signup process has not allowed you to choose your own Twitter username! It instead gives you a name based on your first and last name, plus eight numbers on the end.

But contrary to what many think, such a username is simply of someone who joined Twitter in or after December 2017 and either doesn’t care to change their username, doesn’t know that they can change it, or doesn’t know how to change it.

Actually, most people who aren’t avid users of social media and aren’t super technical don’t even think to change their username. Why would they? Twitter works perfectly well, and shows their chosen name in conversations, without ever touching the username setting.

If you find that the username doesn’t suit you, you can change it.

How to change your Twitter username

When signing up for Twitter, you are always asked for your name, email/phone, and then date of birth. Here, you get sent a verification code, are asked for a password, then a profile picture. They never once ask you to pick a username during signup, and you don’t even know what your username is until you click on your profile image.

You’ll see that you have been given a username that is: FirstName+LastName+EightNumbers

If you want to change it, you have to click three levels deep into Settings, then to Account, from where you select Username. You will be prompted with more suggestions that have lots of numbers in them. You can also type your own username in there.

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India bans 118 more apps including ‘PUBG Mobile’

India bans 118 more apps including ‘PUBG Mobile’

With the tensions between China and India escalating, the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has banned another 118 apps with ties to China citing “the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India and security of the State.”

The apps banned include PUBG Mobile, boasting of more than 40 million monthly active users in India, as well as three Alibaba apps: Alipay, Taobao and Youku. It is alleged that some of these apps have stolen users’ data and transmitted it to servers outside of India.

List of 118 Chinese-made apps banned in India

  1. APUS Launcher Pro- Theme, Live Wallpapers, Smart
  2. APUS Launcher -Theme, Call Show, Wallpaper, HideApps
  3. APUS Security -Antivirus, Phone security, Cleaner
  4. APUS Turbo Cleaner 2020- Junk Cleaner, Anti-Virus
  5. APUS Flashlight-Free & Bright
  6. Cut Cut – Cut Out & Photo Background Editor
  7. Baidu
  8. Baidu Express Edition
  9. FaceU – Inspire your Beauty
  10. ShareSave by Xiaomi: Latest gadgets, amazing deals
  11. CamCard – Business Card Reader
  12. CamCard Business
  13. CamCard for Salesforce
  14. CamOCR
  15. InNote
  16. VooV Meeting – Tencent Video Conferencing
  17. Super Clean – Master of Cleaner, Phone Booster
  18. WeChat reading
  19. Government WeChat
  20. Small Q brush
  21. Tencent Weiyun
  22. Pitu
  23. WeChat Work
  24. Cyber Hunter
  25. Cyber Hunter Lite
  26. Knives Out-No rules, just fight!
  27. Super Mecha Champions
  28. LifeAfter
  29. Dawn of Isles
  30. Ludo World-Ludo Superstar
  31. Chess Rush
  32. PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik
  34. Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
  35. Art of Conquest: Dark Horizon
  36. Dank Tanks
  37. Warpath
  38. Game of Sultans
  39. Gallery Vault – Hide Pictures And Videos
  40. Smart AppLock (App Protect)
  41. Message Lock (SMS Lock)-Gallery Vault Developer Team
  42. Hide App-Hide Application Icon
  43. AppLock
  44. AppLock Lite
  45. Dual Space – Multiple Accounts & App Cloner
  46. ZAKZAK Pro – Live chat & video chat online
  47. ZAKZAK LIVE: live-streaming & video chat app
  48. Music – Mp3 Player
  49. Music Player – Audio Player & 10 Bands Equalizer
  50. HD Camera Selfie Beauty Camera
  51. Cleaner – Phone Booster
  52. Web Browser & Fast Explorer
  53. Video Player All Format for Android
  54. Photo Gallery HD & Editor
  55. Photo Gallery & Album
  56. Music Player – Bass Booster – Free Download
  57. HD Camera – Beauty Cam with Filters & Panorama
  58. HD Camera Pro & Selfie Camera
  59. Music Player – MP3 Player & 10 Bands Equalizer
  60. Gallery HD
  61. Web Browser – Fast, Privacy & Light Web Explorer
  62. Web Browser – Secure Explorer
  63. Music player – Audio Player
  64. Video Player – All Format HD Video Player
  65. Lamour Love All Over The World
  66. Amour- video chat & call all over the world.
  67. MV Master – Make Your Status Video & Community
  68. MV Master – Best Video Maker & Photo Video Editor
  69. APUS Message Center-Intelligent management
  70. LivU Meet new people & Video chat with strangers
  71. Carrom Friends : Carrom Board & Pool Game-
  72. Ludo All Star- Play Online Ludo Game & Board Games
  73. Bike Racing : Moto Traffic Rider Bike Racing Games
  74. Rangers Of Oblivion : Online Action MMO RPG Game
  75. Z Camera – Photo Editor, Beauty Selfie, Collage
  76. GO SMS Pro – Messenger, Free Themes, Emoji
  77. U-Dictionary: Oxford Dictionary Free Now Translate
  78. Ulike – Define your selfie in trendy style
  79. Tantan – Date For Real
  80. MICO Chat: New Friends Banaen aur Live Chat karen
  81. Kitty Live – Live Streaming & Video Live Chat
  82. Malay Social Dating App to Date & Meet Singles
  83. Alipay
  84. AlipayHK
  85. Mobile Taobao
  86. Youku
  87. Road of Kings- Endless Glory
  88. Sina News
  89. Netease News
  90. Penguin FM
  91. Murderous Pursuits
  92. Tencent Watchlist (Tencent Technology
  93. Learn Chinese AI-Super Chinese
  94. HUYA LIVE – Game Live Stream
  95. Little Q Album
  96. Fighting Landlords – Free and happy Fighting Landlords
  97. Hi Meitu
  98. Mobile Legends: Pocket
  99. VPN for TikTok
  100. VPN for TikTok
  101. Penguin E-sports Live assistant
  102. Buy Cars-offer everything you need, special offers and low prices
  103. iPick
  104. Beauty Camera Plus – Sweet Camera & Face Selfie
  105. Parallel Space Lite – Dual App
  106. “Chief Almighty: First Thunder BC
  107. MARVEL Super War NetEase Games
  108. AFK Arena
  109. Creative Destruction NetEase Games
  110. Crusaders of Light NetEase Games
  111. Mafia City Yotta Games
  112. Onmyoji NetEase Games
  113. Ride Out Heroes NetEase Games
  114. Yimeng Jianghu-Chu Liuxiang has been fully upgraded
  115. Legend: Rising Empire NetEase Games
  116. Arena of Valor: 5v5 Arena Games
  117. Soul Hunters
  118. Rules of Survival

These 118 apps are in addition to the 59 apps made my Chinese companies that India banned in June, which included TikTok, WeChat and several QQ and Baidu.

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You can now create, join and manage Rooms in Messenger

You can now create, join and manage Rooms in Messenger

In late April this year, Facebook launched the Messenger Rooms to allow users to conference with other people at a time. The new service was unveiled to compete with the other video conferencing apps that had sprung up in the coronavirus outbreak like Zoom, Houseparty, among others.

At the time of launch, Facebook said 700 million people are chatting on daily video calls on Messenger and WhatsApp combined. There are also now over 800 million daily active users across Facebook and Instagram Live, and the company is constantly adding new features to make Lives even more useful.

It is evident that the Rooms service has already become popular among Facebook users. The company is now rolling out a completely new and easier way to create and discover Rooms within the Messenger app. In the development, you can now create, share, manage and drop by a room all within your app.

Some of the features to enjoy within Messenger include:

  • Discover Rooms: Rooms that you have been invited to will show up at the top of your Chats tab in your Inbox.
  • Create Rooms: Ability to create a room is front and center in your Chats tab.
  • Edit Rooms: You can create a room with a default, suggested or custom activity, set a future start date and customize your audience selection.
  • Manage Rooms: View, join, and edit the rooms you have created. You can also invite more people to a scheduled room and delete a room you don’t want to be active anymore.
  • Share Rooms: Send notifications to ensure your invited friends don’t miss out.

Facebook is also introducing the ability to customize your background with your own photos. This means that you can now video chat from your favourite sunset. You could even customize your background with a funny home video.

Facebook also recently launched a Messenger app for MacOS and Windows to let users easily video chat on their desktop computers and stay connected with friends and family anywhere across the globe.

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