You’ve probably been annoyed at one time or another when visiting a website that requires a specific browser. Luckily, you can fool a website into thinking you’re using a different browser and you can do this with most, including Safari. User agent “spoofing” is not a new thing. It was sometimes necessary when there was a so-called browser war. Website designers would often design pages to render and deliver different content depending on the user’s browser. The solution to this was often to send a false “user agent string,” which would fool the web server into delivering you the preferred content. Today, users are less likely to have a problem since websites and browsers are better at adhering to web standards. That’s not to say you won’t still encounter one every now and then. If you use Apple OS X’s Safari, here’s how you change the user agent, and even create custom ones as well. What is a User Agent Anyway? When Safari visits a website, it will send a string of text such … [Read more...] about How to Change Safari’s User Agent on OS X
In a world stuffed full of articles and stories, it can be hard to find the stuff that really interests you . As the name implies, Google Discover is one solution to this problem, and you probably already have it. A Brief History of Google Discover Google Discover’s origins go back to 2012 when it was called “Google Now.” The idea of “Google Now” was to give you information throughout the day without your input. In other words, Google would do the Google Searches for you. Google Now could show you boarding passes, upcoming sporting events, calendar events, tracking numbers, and much more. Slowly, Google stripped down the product and moved many of these features to Google Assistant’s “ Snapshot .” Eventually, it was trimmed down to mostly articles from around the web, and it became referred to simply as the “ Google Feed .” In 2018, Google officially announced a new name and look for it, and that’s the Google Discover we have today. RELATED: What Is the … [Read more...] about What Is Google Discover, and How Do I View It on My Phone?
A key headlining feature of modern iPhones is their ability to shoot HDR videos. But since HDR clips take up more space and most people don’t have compatible displays to watch them in their full glory, the HDR feature is off by default. Here’s how to enable it. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. It’s a high-end feature that allows for better color reproduction in any given scene. When HDR is enabled, your iPhone is able to record a wider gamut of colors, and more accurately balances the contrast of the frame’s darkest and lightest areas. On top of this, the iPhone’s HDR capability supports Dolby Vision , which helps the target screen make the most out of all the extra visual data. To enable HDR video on your iPhone, first, open the “Settings” app, and then scroll down to the Camera option. Next, select “Record Video.” Finally, toggle on “HDR Video (High Efficiency).” Note: On the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, HDR videos are capped at 30 frames per second. The … [Read more...] about How to Turn on HDR Video Recording on iPhone