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    The Problem with Parler [REVIEW]

    Everywhere you go these days, people are talking about moving to Parler, described as a non censored alternative social media platform to Twitter. I first heard about it in late spring and signed up. But It didn’t seem very active or relevant so I left it alone. Then came the election and everywhere, it seemed, people were talking about dumping Twitter and going to Parler. So last week, I logged on to my dormant account and started monitoring the platform. This time, there was a lot of activity. A lot. But I have to say that after a week of checking the site numerous times each day, I find myself…

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    Best Photo Scanning Apps

    If you’ve been holding onto a box of old photos, slides, or negatives and wondering what to do with them, PC Mike Wendland is here with the answer. As he reports, there are a number of apps that can be used to scan those older forms of media and keep the images they hold preserved digitally. PhotoScan by Google Photos is for those who like fast and easy. Simple and to-the-point. Just follow the prompts to position a photo within the frame before pressing the shutter button. PhotoScan takes the five snapshots and stitches them together, correcting everything. The whole process takes less than 30 seconds for one photo. The…

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    The 3 Best Password Manager Apps

    Remembering passwords is a way of life these days — and so is the frustration that can come with forgetting the one you need at any time. PC Mike Wendland has the 3 Best Password Manager Apps that will do the remembering for you. Here’s the video, with links to the 3 best password manager apps below:  The 3 Best Password Manager Apps Keeper Password Manager manages passwords across multiple devices, with two-factor authentication support and no limit on the number of passwords you can store. As a bonus feature, it has the ability to lock confidential files, photos, and videos in a secure encrypted vault. The app is…

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    Best Video Editing Apps [2020}

    One of the great things about our smartphones are the ability to shoot and edit videos. As PC Mike Wendland reports, there are a number of apps that can help you up your video shooting and editing game. Here are PC Mikes choice for the Best Video Editing Apps for 2020: LumaFusion is designed for efficiency, with multi-track editing, real-time preview, animated transitions, a powerful titler, and excellent audio effects. Some say it’s the closest you’ll get to desktop-grade video-editing app on your iPad or iPhone. The app is $29.99 for iOS. Filmic Pro is a video editor all about options. You can choose from eight aspect ratios, various resolutions…

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    Homework Helper Apps for 2020

    One way or another, it’s back to school time and students are going to need all the help they can get with their academics this year. As PC Mike Wendland reports, a number of apps can help students and parents alike. Quizlet helps learn a new language, test vocabulary knowledge, and study subjects like math, chemistry, and biology with note cards and learning games. An especially useful feature is that it works offline – perfect for use during vacations, long drives, etc. The app is free for iOS and Android with in-app purchases available. Socratic is an app that uses the power of your camera phone or tablet and Google search to find the answers…