From Adobe Flash to HTML5

Up to the mid-2000s Flash was everywhere on the web. You could see interactive elements made with Flash where ever you go. You also wasted hundreds of hours playing addicting Flash games. Who could’ve blamed you? There were hundreds of those games.

Fast forward a little bit and things started to change. When Apple decided not to support Flash in their mobile browser, Apple fans were upset. The feeling changed soon afterward because people realized that living without Flash was not so bad after all.… Read the rest

Why Haven’t Dailymotion Caught Up With YouTube?

Dailymotion is the much-needed competition for YouTube. Millions of content creators are wishing for this YouTube alternative to thrive. YouTube has too much power over content creators, deciding right and wrong using ambiguous standards and punishing the content creators for whatever reason they see fit.

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Why Is Dailymotion So Behind YouTube?

After taking a closer look, we found several issues with Dailymotion that making it hard to get pass YouTube as the de facto entertainment site on the internet.… Read the rest

Do MP3 Players Have a Future?

MP3 players are not as popular as they used to be. Ten years ago, all the cool kids have one or two. People were jogging while listening to their iPods, Zunes, or other off-brand players.  You often see people shuffling their playlist in the subways and buses. Now people just use their phones.

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Is there still a market for MP3 players?

Despite the decline in popularity, there’s still a market for standalone MP3 players in the future.… Read the rest

eBook Piracy – Should You be Worried?

During the Book Expo 2019, the Authors Guild, America’s oldest organization for writers, said publishers lost $300 million annually from online piracy.

Despite the apparent badness of that number, if you look at it with a glass-half-full mentality, the number also means so many people really enjoy reading ebooks. It’s true that ebook lovers are still growing. That, my friend, is a market for you to tap.

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Why do people pirate ebooks?

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Can You Make a Living Writing and Selling eBooks?

In August 2019, digital book sales dropped 7.3%. Now, some of you may think it’s the end of the world when it comes to eBook publishing, but it’s not. Sales numbers are rarely moving in one direction all year long. EBook publishing is still pretty much alive, or is it really?

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Is Writing an eBook Still Profitable?

Before we continue, let’s put one more number on the table.… Read the rest

Digital Obsolescence – How to Deal with It

There are over 1,500 file formats in circulation today. Among the great number, only a few are used extensively by computer users all around the world. It’s not strange to have a couple of formats that are so rarely used they’re practically on the brink of being obsolete. In fact, some of them already are.

When was the last time you ever heard someone use the Wordstar format? Wordstar was a very popular format in the ‘80s but it’s now as extinct as the dodo bird.… Read the rest

The Pros and Cons of Renting Camera Equipment

Have you ever feel envious when you see professional photographers with their thousand-dollars-worth of camera, lenses, and gears? You don’t have to be. They may not even spend that much on those gears. How, you ask? Renting, of course. Not all professionals photographers buy ever single piece of camera equipment they need. Sometimes, they prefer to rent.

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The Pros of Renting Camera Equipment

#1. It’s cheaper

What’s that?… Read the rest

Should You Use Auto or Manual Focus for Videos?

There’s a time and place for everything, right? This saying is also true when you’re making videos and having to choose between manual or autofocus. Professional video makers will often advise you to use manual focus, but does that mean there’s no place for autofocus in making videos? Which one should you go with?

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Auto vs. Manual Focus for Videos

Here are some likely settings when you need to decide whether to use auto or manual focus when shooting videos.… Read the rest

Is RAR Better Than ZIP?

When it comes to making file archives, one usually chooses between ZIP and RAR. These two file types have been the top choices for decades. Is there a major difference between these two so that we can say one format is better than the other is?

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RAR vs. ZIP

Let’s have a closer look at these two formats from the following perspectives: compression ratio and, speed, availability, and licensing.… Read the rest

When Will JPEG Become Obsolete?

How many times have you downloaded an image from the internet and it’s not in JPEG? Not very often, right? It’s a curious fact that one image format can be such a ubiquitous choice for people. It’s like the other format is completely redundant. Judging from the state of things, this format’s popularity will probably outlive us all.

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When will JPEG Become Obsolete?

JPEG images are everywhere. The main reason is that this format is backed by the photography industry.… Read the rest