Writing is hard. This article shares some tips to unblock the muse and get writing.
Building an audience for your brand takes time, commitment and a lot of content. Most successful web creators have been publishing consistently for years. That can seem daunting to new creators and it’s easy to panic when the well runs empty, but there is no reason to worry. We recently spoke with eight creators about the habits, tools and inspirations that help them spark fresh content ideas.
Need to make the cursor easier to see during online learning? Kevin Stratvert explains how.
In this step-by-step tutorial video, learn how to highlight your mouse cursor to make it easier for your audience to follow your mouse movements and clicks.
The two options that I feature in this video are entirely free. Highlighting your mouse pointer is especially valuable during presentations, demos, remote teaching, and screen recording. Follow along to find out how to make this work on Windows 7, 8, and 10.
At the end, I also show you how to turn on mouse highlighting within OBS or Open Broadcaster Software.
A step-by-step tutorial on my Mike Tholfsen’s 20 Microsoft PowerPoint tips and tricks for 2021.
The PPT Tips and tricks are the latest and greatest features, and include Microsoft Teams and PowerPoint integration, PowerPoint Presenter coach, Narrate Slide Show, PowerPoint Designer, Dictation, and a bunch of other core features and new improvements for PowerPoint.
This is the modern and AI-infused PowerPoint, so check it out and learn the latest and greatest for Microsoft PowerPoint.
Adobe for Education have a YouTube channel with helpful teaching videos both for Adobe products but also for creativity generally.
A good idea deserves to be shared with the world, in whichever media will make the most impact. Whether it’s a video, a website, posters, flyers, t-shirts, an app, or a social media campaign. We believe that when students learn to express themselves in any medium, they’ll find their voice. They’ll find new ways to make an impact, in school and beyond. The students of today are the ones with the new ideas, for whatever challenges come next. So let’s give students the chance to create a better word. Subsc
Would a central cookie authority make anything better?
Read about Google’s FLoC proposal here.
Google says it will block third-party cookies from its Chrome browser and instead will use what’s called Federated Learning of Cohorts, or FLoC. It’s billed as a privacy-preserving platform that lets advertisers reach users using behavioral targeting without needing third-party data. The news has received negative attention from other tech companies and it’s even run afoul of Europe’s GDPR policy. Here’s what FLoC is and the impact on your privacy.
There’s a massive fight taking place. Ostensibly about privacy on the net, in reality it’s about who gets control.
Read more here.
Apple’s latest iPhone update, iOS 14.5, brings a host of new features that customers will likely see and enjoy — better Face ID unlocking when wearing a mask (for Apple Watch users only), new emoji, support for PS5 and Xbox Series X controllers, and more. But the new update also adds a much more important and controversial new feature: App Tracking Transparency. That’s Apple’s name for a privacy feature that’s shaping up to be the company’s next big fight.
The change has been a contentious one. Apple originally announced the feature alongside the rest of iOS 14 last June but has delayed the release until now to give developers more time to adapt to the changes. It’s finally live, though, setting the stage for what could be a massive fight between the Cupertino tech giant and competitors like Facebook.
A continuing disappointment in Computing is the large and accelerating gender disparity in its recruitment. Due in part, I think, to some muddled thinking that occasionally equates computing with the often sexist pastime of computer gaming attracting female students to Computer Science is hard and getting harder.