Create any type of digital person with AI-powered Human Generator


Human Generator lets you quickly create a custom digital
Human Generator lets you quickly create a custom digital "person."
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The Human Generator, even among the myriad AI tools available in recent months, stands out as a beacon of innovation. The free online tool lets you quickly and easily create lifelike digital humans.

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By selecting certain parameters, you can specify physical attributes like body type, skin color and hairstyle. And you can further customize your creation by trying out various clothing types and backgrounds. Once you finish tweaking your digital human, you can download the image to use as you wish.

But how does the Human Generator fare in real-world usage, and should you integrate it into your creative arsenal? Let’s dive in and explore how this groundbreaking tool works to let you create and easily fine-tune digital “people” for use in a wide variety of applications.

8 AI tools that change how you create content for social media


A young woman influencer works to produce video content.
AI can help you make better social media, faster.
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The AI craze is in full swing, with more and more easily accessible AI technology available online for free. One of the ways you can use AI tools yourself is for creating engaging social media content. Deep-learning algorithms can intelligently create and edit content, increasing its quality and shortening the creative process.

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Today, we’ll take a closer look at eight popular AI tools you can use to enhance your social media presence and create more trending posts.

Design tool for Mac: Lunacy explored


The Lunacy logo.
Free design app Lunacy offers a variety of high-end features.
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Design tools are the digital artist’s brush, the web designer’s grid paper, and the UX/UI designer’s blueprint. They transmute raw ideas into visually captivating content that can engage, inspire and influence.

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For Mac users, the search for the perfect design tool can be as overwhelming as it is essential. Amid the clamor of options, Lunacy by Icons8 has emerged as a game-changer, bringing a fresh approach to the design landscape. This article takes you on an exploration of Lunacy, a feature-rich design tool built to create, open and edit Sketch files effortlessly, even on Windows!

Turn any video into high-quality MP4 on Mac or PC with this great app


VideoProc Converter makes video conversion easy.
VideoProc Converter makes video conversion easy.
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These days, many people find themselves completely immersed in online video, which often proves more engaging and easier to digest than other forms of media.

But that also brings unexpected problems. Sometimes a video recorded on iPhone won’t upload to a desktop video editor. Or YouTube won’t let you upload your favorite family vlogs. Or you can’t watch videos you downloaded online on your TV.

Luckily, Digiarty Software’s VideoProc Converter can solve all those problems and more, on either Mac or PC.

How to change your voice with different sound effects


Quickly and easily change the voice in your audio or video with Wondershare UniConverter.
Quickly and easily change the voice in your audio or video with UniConverter.
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This post on changing voices in audio and video is brought to you by Wondershare.

Voice changer tools are among some of the most fun and innovative wonders around. Using such tools, you can easily change your voice into a different form, ranging from childish innocence to robotic monotones. The internet is filled with such voice-changing tools, but how would you know what works best?

In the following post, you will learn about the easy-to-use voice changer offered by Wondershare UniConverter, a toolbox containing everything you might need for audio and video editing. Let’s get started!

5 easy ways to transfer files between iPhone and Mac


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The DearMob iPhone management app is a good way to moves files between your Mac and iPhone, and vice versa.
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This post on transferring files between iPhone and Mac is brought to you by Digiarty Software.

Transferring things like documents and photos between your Mac and iPhone can be tricky, especially when file sizes get large. Here are the top five ways to transfer files from Mac to iPhone and back again.

What you should know about Apple Support scam calls


What You Should Know About Apple Support Scam Calls: Don't fall prey to increasingly tricky scammers.
Don't fall prey to increasingly tricky scammers.
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Once technical hurdles start ruining one’s day, most people would do anything it takes to resolve them as soon as possible and get on with their merry lives. This is especially true if resolving the problem is needed to progress with the task at hand, service a client, or anything along these lines.

When there is a looming sense of urgency, you are much more likely to fall victim to a scam or buy into a false pretense that someone can help you out. What a perfect atmosphere for scammers to prosper — and they’re getting increasingly more sophisticated in their ways. Falling in line with the rest of their repertoire of methods they use to defraud you, there is the infamous Apple Support scam, the latest addition to bad actors’ bag of tricks.

What is the best PDF app for students and educators? 


Quit struggling with PDFs. An easy-to-use PDF editor like PDFelement takes the hassles out of using PDFs.
An easy-to-use PDF editor like PDFelement takes the hassles out of using PDFs.
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This post on PDF apps is brought to you by Wondershare.

The popularity of the PDF file format increases day by day. PDFs make it simple and reliable to share documents. However, despite the file format’s many amazing features and capabilities, many users show remain reluctant to use PDF files.

The reason behind this is the rigidity of PDF files. If you don’t have a dedicated app, it can prove maddeningly difficult to make changes.  Here, we are going to introduce you to what might be the best PDF editor app: Wondershare PDFelement. This app will let you make all desired changes to a PDF file. Let’s get to know more about this app.

BookFusion iOS app: A better way to read and manage your ebooks


BookFusion can replace the apps you use for e-book reading and management.
BookFusion offers advanced features that make reading ebooks and managing your digital library easier than ever.
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This post about ebook reader and management apps is presented by BookFusion.

If you love reading, BookFusion may be the ideal app for you. It allows you to have your entire ebook collection at your fingertips on any device you own. You can easily upload, organize, sync, read and share ebooks across all your devices.

All that, and the reading experience is pretty great, too. In fact, you can replace apps like Marvin 3, Kybooks and Calibre Companion with just one iOS app — BookFusion.

Top 11 tips to edit terrific video projects using Filmora video editor


Filmora puts advanced video editing features at your fingertips.
Filmora puts advanced video editing features at your fingertips.
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This post on video editing is brought to you by Wondershare.

People post videos for various reasons, either for personal journaling or professional promotions. In fact, some focus on video production and editing as a career path, creating and posting new projects frequently. For these people, it is important to find a high-quality video editor platform with good performance, a variety of features and more.

It’s a crowded field, but Filmora video editor stands out in many ways. From dynamic functions and features to a straightforward, user-friendly interface, there is little not to love about the software. If you are curious about it, read on and learn how you can edit video with Filmora.

Recover deleted photos on Mac with these easy steps


When photos and other files go missing on your Mac, you need Recoverit.
When photos go missing on your Mac, you might need a tool like Recoverit.
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This post on deleted photo recovery is brought to you by Wondershare.

From an average Joe to a professional photographer, many users store pictures on their MacBooks or iMacs. Due to its high reliability and faster speed, macOS is a great option for saving digital pictures or videos. Unfortunately, accidental deletion is also a common incident for Mac users.

Due to a wide variety of reasons, people can delete or lose important pictures permanently. If you’re stuck in a similar situation, we’re here to help. In today’s guide, we’ll take a closer look at how to recover permanently deleted photos on Mac.

Amp up your spring getaway with Bluetti power stations and solar panels


Save on Bluetti's high-end power stations in the Easter sale.
Save on Bluetti's high-end power stations in the Easter sale.
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This post on portable power stations is brought to you by Bluetti.

With Easter around the corner, it’s a great time for family gatherings or planning an escape from the city to relax mind and soul in the wild. To cater to such off-grid power needs during the holiday, Bluetti, an innovative pioneer in the power storage industry for more than 10 years, is offering a limited-time Easter sale on its best products. The sale starts at 8 p.m. PDT on April 7 and ends at 7 p.m. PDT on April 18.

Save on Bluetti power solutions

These powerful portable solutions can power everything you want to take on the road, from MacBook Pros to refrigerators and sound systems. Scroll down to learn more about the extraordinary lineup of Bluetti power products on promotion. 

How to recover a Word document on Mac with Tenorshare 4DDiG Mac Data Recovery


Losing a Word file is a definite drag. But recovering a lost file is easier than you might think.
Losing a Word file is a definite drag. But recovering a lost file is easier than you might think.
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This post on how to recover a Word document on Mac is presented by Tenorshare 4DDiG.

Accidentally deleting important Word files is something we all do sometimes. When you trash an important file that contains necessary data or work, you will need to recover it. For Mac users, 4DDiG Mac Data Recovery is one of the best pieces of software for that purpose. It is easy to install and use, and you can recover any lost Word document with it.

But before we get into that, let’s learn about the reasons why Word documents become lost — so maybe disaster can be prevented in the first place.

MacKeeper’s decade-long journey to win back customer trust


MacKeeper's decade-long journey to win back customer trust.
MacKeeper got a bad rep after some bad decisions. Here's how the controversial Mac app turned things around.
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This post is brought to you by MacKeeper.

By Andriy Shvets, CMO at MacKeeper

If you’ve heard of MacKeeper, you may have seen phrases such as these: “Avoid MacKeeper like the plague.” “Invasive malware.” “Get rid of it ASAP.”

As MacKeeper’s chief marketing officer, it pains me to read comments that disparage or warn against our software, especially because they come from people who had real and genuine concerns about the way we marketed our product.

Safeguarding sensitive health care data with Hexnode and Apple devices


Hexnode UEM: Unified endpoint management gives you complete control over organization's critical devices (and the sensitive data they contain).
Unified endpoint management gives you complete control over organization's critical devices (and the sensitive data they contain).
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This health care data security post is presented by Hexnode.

The health care sector is under tremendous stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the persistent threat of hackers, phishers and other bad actors. Staffers are overworked and under-resourced, while hackers employ ever-more-sophisticated methods to compromise sensitive health care data.

The solution is a unified endpoint management system such as Hexnode, one of the market leaders. The platform can be employed to enhance the security of any health care enterprise and safeguard critical patient data against breaches.

Hexnode perfectly aligns with the capabilities of Apple devices, streamlines various processes, and makes it easier for organizations and end users alike.

5 reasons to sell your used iPhone XR


Gadget Salvation: Why you should sell your preowned iPhone XR and how to do it.
Why you should sell your preowned iPhone XR and how to do it.
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This iPhone buyback post is brought to you by Gadget Salvation.

Thinking about upgrading your iPhone this fall, but not sure what to do with your older iPhone XR? Selling it is a great option. Not only will that put a few extra bucks in your pocket, but it is also environmentally friendly.

Here are five reasons to sell your preowned iPhone XR.

5 tips to make your iPhone secure


Amp up your iPhone security with these easy tips.
Amp up your iPhone security with these easy tips.
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This post about iPhone security is brought to you by UnMask.

These days, it is not uncommon for someone to have their whole life saved on their iPhone. This includes their emails, banking information, passwords, photos, etc. If their phone gets stolen or hacked, they run the risk of losing all that data to strangers.

To help you avoid that fate, we came up with five tips you can follow to make your iPhone more secure and reduce the risk of compromising your confidential data. And we put together five more tips that can help you keep from getting your iPhone stolen.

5 easy tips to prepare your iPhone 12 Pro for selling


Get your iPhone 12 ready for resale.
Here is how to get your used iPhone 12 ready to sell and get the most value out of it.
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This post is brought to you by Gadget Salvation.

So you decided to part with your iPhone 12 Pro. And naturally, you want to get the best possible offer for it. Whether it has signs of use or is in pristine condition, iPhone 12 Pro is the newest smartphone model, and therefore has great resale value.

But before you go and get rid of it, there are a few things that must be done to actually make your iPhone 12 Pro sellable. For example, getting rid of your personal information, removing it from iCloud, resetting, etc.

Below, we will share how to prepare your used iPhone 12 Pro for sale in five easy steps.

Prepare your iPhone for resale

1. Back up

In order to properly back up your iPhone, you can rely on a cloud service like iCloud or Dropbox, or back it up on your computer to easily restore all your sensitive information once you get a new phone. You can also use an external hard drive to save your pictures, videos, documents and many other files.

To back up your iPhone using iCloud, you’ll need to connect to a Wi-Fi network, open Settings, tap on your name and then iCloud. Scroll down and opt for Back Up Now.

2. Sign out of your accounts

Once you back up your iPhone, the next thing to do is to sign out of all your linked accounts. This will not only prevent unauthorized access to your accounts, but also will allow the new owner to set up the phone with their own information. Log out of your iTunes, iMessage, iCloud and Apple Music accounts.

3. Unpair Apple Watch and AirPods

If you own an Apple Watch and AirPods, make sure to unpair them. To unpair your Apple Watch, open the Watch app on your iPhone. Go to the My Watch tab and select your watch from the menu. Then tap on the info button and tap Unpair Apple Watch. As for your AirPods, launch the Settings app, then tap Bluetooth. Tap the info icon next to your AirPods and select Forget This Device.

4. Turn off Find My

If you forget to deactivate the Find My feature before selling your iPhone, the next owner will not be able to use the phone. Therefore, it is essential to complete this step to avoid headaches in the future. To do that, go to the Settings app, tap on your name. Then tap Find My iPhone and toggle the setting to off. Please note that you will be asked to enter your Apple ID password one last time.

5. Wipe and erase your iPhone data

Once the previous steps are completed, you can proceed to erase your iPhone 12 Pro. Once again, open up the Settings app, tap on General and then Reset. Because you already logged out of your accounts and removed your passcodes, there is no other information to enter. Simply tap Erase All Content and Settings to initiate the process.  Also, don’t forget to remove your SIM card, as you will likely need it for your next phone.

iPhone 12 Pro trade-in value

Released in late 2020, the iPhone 12 Pro is still fairly a new model. Apple sold a lot of them — the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are the best-selling smartphones in the world. However, that means there is an abundance of choice on the iPhone reselling market right now, and that the iPhone 12 is likely to lose some of its dollar value in the near future. Perhaps sellers won’t feel the impact just yet, as iPhones historically hold great resale value.

Here are some examples of what you can receive, depending on the condition and storage size for your used iPhone 12 Pro.

*Priced on 04/13/2021. Subject to frequent revision.

Where to sell iPhone 12 Pro?

Whether you’re looking to sell iPhone 12 Pro or any other device, Gadget Salvation is the great option to do just that. They offer fast, easy and convenient service, but most importantly, a competitive price. Gadget Salvation will even pay for shipping. In as little as two days, you can get paid through PayPal, Venmo, Zelle or via check. Yup, it’s that easy!

In conclusion

Selling your used iPhone 12 Pro is not that difficult and can turn out to be a profitable venture, when you follow the steps discussed in this article. To get the most value out of your used gadget, make sure to carefully prepare it for sale, and of course, find the right company or a marketplace to do it with. And whether you are looking to sell your used iPhone, or simply want to get a quick price estimate, Gadget Salvation is a great place for that.

3 best DVD-to-MP4 converters for Mac: Key features explained


With the right software, your Mac can convert DVDs to MP4s. Three of the best Mac DVD converter apps are Movavi Video Converter, VLC and HandBrake.
With the right software, your Mac can convert DVDs to MP4s.
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This DVD-to-MP4 converter post by guest blogger Elena Dibrova is brought to you by Movavi.

Want to play a cherished movie on your iPad but you only have it on DVD? Maybe you are setting up an in-home media-streamer using Plex? Solve the problem once and for all by installing a video converter. These apps can convert video files from DVD to MP4 without affecting the content and quality of the recording.

Apple for work: How to secure Apple devices in your enterprise with Hexnode MDM


Need to manage employees' Apple devices? Hexnode offers the tools you need.
Need to remotely manage employee iPhones, Macs and iPads? Hexnode offers the tools you need.
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This MDM post is brought to you by Hexnode.

Does your organization use Apple devices? If so, you’ve nailed the first step. It’s a well-known fact that the Cupertino folks deal a better hand than Android when it comes to enterprise security. You’ve started off strong by equipping your employees with the best in class Apple devices. But to win the round, you need to know how to make the best out of your cards. And that’s exactly what Hexnode is here for. 

iPad Pro is a Swiss Army knife, not a surgeon’s scalpel [Opinion]


The iPad Pro is the perfect tool for many people.
The iPad Pro is the perfect tool for many people.
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By DP Spender

The launch of the new 2020 iPad Pro brought a plethora of articles from tech journalists asking, “Is this Apple’s laptop replacement?” That question is so open-ended, it might as well be an infinite loop. It’s like asking a toolmaker, “Is your new hammer a suitable replacement for last year’s wrench?”

It is in many ways a pointless question — and one that in my opinion totally misses the point. The question should be, “Does the 2020 iPad Pro get your job done?” To which my answer is yes, but then so did the 2018 model.

The secret to Apple’s sales success [Live from Cupertino book excerpt]


All great presentations begin with a Sharpie and then a Mac. A
All great presentations begin with a Sharpie (and then a Mac).
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Excerpted from Live from Cupertino: How Apple Used Words, Music, and Performance to Build the World’s Best Sales Machine by Michael Hageloh and Tim Vandehey.

Prologue: What were once devices are now habits

When I set out to write this book, one of my goals was to see if I could insult fifty million people in one sentence. Here goes. Years ago, before I was excommunicated from New York City and became a resident of Texas (a state so backward that someone in our town once asked my wife and me if being Jewish was like being Catholic), I lived in Florida, which is so appealing to the unbalanced that when I took the “Florida Challenge” (where you google “Florida man” and your birthday to see what kind of headlines pop up) for April 24, the first result read, “Florida man kisses venomous snake and is immediately bitten on the lips.”

Mission accomplished. Now, let’s move on.

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How to stream Thanksgiving NFL games on your iPhone


Apple Watch's next Activity challenge will have exercising on Thanksgiving
That turkey kind of looks like a football, doesn't it?
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By Chris Brantner

For some people, Thanksgiving is a day to stay home, stuff themselves silly, and watch football on the couch until the turkey coma sets in around 7 p.m. For other people, though, Thanksgiving means traveling — making it more difficult to catch the Turkey Day football action.

If you’re spending Thanksgiving on the road or at a friend or family member’s house, it might be tough to keep up with the NFL games. Luckily, there are several ways you can watch the Thanksgiving NFL games on your iPhone.

6 ways to stream NBA games on Apple devices


Find out how to stream every NBA game on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.
Find out how to stream every NBA game on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.
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By Chris Brantner

With the NBA season’s arrival, it’s time to figure out how to watch your favorite teams. Whether you subscribe to cable or you’ve cut the cord, there are plenty of ways to watch pro basketball on your favorite Apple device.

You can opt to watch on Apple TV or you can choose a mobile device. Luckily, most cable apps and other streaming services work pretty much the same way. As long as you know the network the game is on and the time, it’s just a matter of pulling it up and rooting for your favorite team.