Tuesday, May 14, 2019

How to Backup and Restore Bookmarks in Firefox

Mozilla has been making significant efforts, over the past couple of years, to increase the performance and security of the Firefox browser. They introduced Firefox Quantum in November 2017, as the all new, fast and fierce browser.

I've been closely keeping track of all the major browser releases and creating and publishing my Firefox Reviews on my YouTube channel.

Based on my own personal experience testing all the versions of Firefox Quantum, I can say it's made a big difference in overall performance.

Apart from the performance improvements, there have been many changes to the browser user-interface. And if you've not used Firefox in a long time, you will find it quite different.

Anyway, in this blog post, you will learn How to Backup and Restore Bookmarks in Firefox. If you'd rather watch a video tutorial, check this video below. If not, you will find the written instructions further down this blog post. It's always a good idea to backup your bookmarks, especially if you've accumulated many and have taken the time to organize them.



So first let me start by showing you How to Backup Bookmarks in Firefox:

  1. Click the Bookmarks icon (in the toolbar)
  2. Next, choose the "Show All Bookmarks" option
  3. Click "Import & Backup" (in the dialog box)
  4. Choose "Backup" and it will give a default name
  5. Finally, click "Save".

Make sure not to change the name of the backup JSON file. Also, remember the folder where you saved the backup file. Preferably save it on a USB or an external drive.

NOTE: If you don't see the Bookmarks icon in your toolbar, click the Menu button (top-right corner) and choose "Customize". You will see the Bookmarks icon among many other icons. Once you locate the Bookmarks icon, just drag and drop it to the toolbar.

Now, let me show you How to Restore Bookmarks in Firefox. We will use the same backup JSON file that we backed up (as an example):

  1. Click the Bookmarks icon (in the toolbar)
  2. Next, choose the "Show All Bookmarks" option
  3. Click "Import & Backup" (in the dialog box)
  4. Choose "Restore" and click on "Choose File"
  5. Navigate to the location where you saved the backup
  6. and finally, click OK

And that's pretty much it. It's important to backup your Bookmarks because you never know when you may require it. So get into the habit of backing up your Bookmarks whenever you've made significant changes or additions.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section. And if you found this blog post useful, consider sharing it with others. Thanks for stopping by!



CREDITS: Firefox information and logos used under Creative Commons License Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) | Images and graphics used in this video are public domain via Pixabay or belong to the author | Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries | Google and the Google logo are registered trademarks of Google Inc., used with permission | Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Firefox Monitor Online Security Tool

In today’s fast-paced internet world that we live in, data breaches have become so common place. You may have heard about many data breaches that have taken place recently and I'm pretty sure you'll hear of many more.

The good news is that in order to help people take control, after a data breach, Mozilla has introduced Firefox Monitor. It is a free service that notifies people when they may be affected by a data breach.

To use this Firefox Monitor service, visit the Firefox Monitor website. Once you load the website, you need to enter your email address into the email address box and then click the SCAN button.

Once you do so, your email address will be scanned through a service called “Have I Been Pwned” And the results of the scan will be listed down, along with details of publicly known past data breaches.

If your personal information was compromised, you should change your password at any of the services that you use (as listed in the results). If you’ve got more than one email address, use the same process as mentioned above. You can also sign up to get alerts, of any future data breaches that occur, in which you have used your email address.



This is a really useful and free service provided my Mozilla and one you should definitely make use of. If you have any questions or feedback to share, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by!



CREDITS: Firefox information and logos used under Creative Commons License Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) | Images and graphics are public domain via Pixabay, unless otherwise mentioned | Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries | Google and the Google logo are registered trademarks of Google Inc., used with permission | Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Share Files Securely with Firefox Send

There are many options when it comes to sharing files online with others. One way to send a file to someone is by attaching it to an email message via Gmail (for example). However, most email clients have a limitation when it comes to file attachments. For example, in Gmail, the file limit is 25MB.

Another option is to upload the file to Google Drive and then share the link with the recipient(s). This is generally a good option, but it does have its own limitations.

There are several other ways to share files online, some of them are paid services that provide specific and premium features, but it can cost quite a bit to maintain a subscription for these kinds of file-sharing services. So I would like to introduce to you, Firefox Send.

What is Firefox Send?


Firefox Send is a free online service that allows you to share files easily and more importantly, securely with others. You can send files with up to 2.5GB of file size limit. If you don't have a Firefox account, you're limited to 1GB in terms of the file size limit. But, if you are logged into your Firefox account, your file size limit is increased to 2.5GB.

One of the useful features of Firefox Send is that you can set the uploaded file to self-destruct by setting an expiry date. Or limit the number of downloads, so after the limit has been reached, it will self-destruct. Additionally, you can also password-protect the downloads by setting a password. So when someone visits the download page, they will need a password to download the file.



How to Use Firefox Send to Share Files Online?


Sharing files via Firefox Send is simple and you can follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Go to https://send.firefox.com
  • Step 2: Upload your file(s) using the Upload button
  • Step 3: Set expiry date or number of downloads
  • Step 4: Password-protect the download (optional)
  • Step 5: Email the Download link to recipient(s)

Once you do so, the recipient clicks the download link and enters the password (if required) and then clicks the download button. If you're using Firefox as your browser and the file is too big, you may get a message indicating that the file is too big to decrypt. If you do encounter this message, you can use Google Chrome to download the file.



I find Firefox Send very useful with all the above mentioned features and the peace of mind to securely share files online with others. Uploading files is pretty fast, but if you're uploading a huge file, it could take a little while. You internet speed will also be a factor in terms of how fast the file upload takes. Hope you found this article useful, if so share it with others and if you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments section.



CREDITS: Firefox information and logos used under Creative Commons License Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) | Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries | Google and the Google logo are registered trademarks of Google Inc., used with permission | Images and graphics used are public domain via Pixabay unless otherwise mentioned | Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Friday, May 3, 2019

How to Add Cinematic Bars in Movavi Video Editor

Movavi Video Editor has been one of my favorite video editing software in the past few years. I've used several different video editors since I started creating videos many years ago. Some of the big names include Adobe, Camtasia, Hitfilm and others.

Generally-speaking, video editing is a very broad term and the type of video editing software that you use will really depend on the types of videos you create.

In my case, I create simple and straightforward tutorial-type videos. So for the types of videos that I create, Movavi video editor works great for me. It's not as fancy as the bigger names, but it has a very simplistic user-interface and is simple to learn and use. That being said, it is robust enough to create different types of videos and packed with many different features.

Anyway, this blog post is not meant to be a Movavi video editor review. I will be creating an in-depth review separately, but I have already created a Movavi Video Review. In this blog post, I will focus on showing you How to Add Cinematic Bars in Movavi Video Editor.



There are several ways to add cinematic black bars to a video in Movavi. I will show you the easiest way, that I know. And that is by using a cinematic bars PNG image template. And if you're here to download the templates, you will find the download links, at the end of this blog post.

So here are the basic steps involved in adding cinematic bars to a video:

  1. Add your main video(s) to the main video track in Movavi;
  2. Import the cinematic image template on a separate track (over-top of the main video);
  3. Adjust the position of the template and stretch the image to fit the duration of the video(s);
  4. In the preview section, use the drop-down menu, choose Cover, and click Apply;
  5. and finally, render the video using the Render button.

You can download the cinematic bars PNG image templates below. You will find two templates: one one with 1280x720; and the other with 1920x1080 dimensions. So depending on the dimension of your main video, use the respective template.



I've created a video review on the Movavi Video Suite as well as a whole bunch of Movavi Video Tutorials on my YouTube channel. If you have a request for any specific tutorial, please feel free to request it and I will do my best to create it.

Also, if you don't yet have Movavi Video Editor, you can get up to 30% discount. Check the links below to avail of these special prices. The 30% offer is for a limited time:



If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by and happy editing!

AFFILIATE DISCLAIMER: If you use the links above to purchase any of the Movavi products. I may earn a commission as an affiliate marketer from reputable companies like Avangate, Amazon, JVZoo and the like. This recommendation and review is based on my firsthand experience using the mentioned products myself.

CREDITS: Movavi logo and screenshots are copyright protected used with permission | Any images, graphics, video clips used in this video belong to Anthony Godinho or are licensed for commercial purposes and used with permission | Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries | Video Created Using BSR Screen Recorder 6.0 (commercial use rights) | Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners | Video Produced by Anthony Godinho, Internet Marketer, YouTube Partner & Blogger

Thursday, April 11, 2019

YouTube Copyright Match Tool

YouTube has been consciously working on helping creators with various tools to enhance their content creation experience.

One big issue has always been about content being stolen from creators and re-uploaded to other channels without permission.

I know this firsthand because I have experienced this myself and have had to manually file video take-down notices.

This can be very frustrating because if you do create content yourself, you know the amount of work and effort that goes into the production.


In July 2018, YouTube introduced the Copyright Match Tool to help creators protect their content. When it was first introduced, it was rolled out to creators with over 100,000 subscribers. The long-term plan was to roll it out in phases to all creators in the YouTube Partner program.

As per YouTube, this tool has gone through a lot of testing and is now being rolled out to more content creators. Earlier in March 2019, I received an email from YouTube indicating that I now had access to this tool and could check it out.

MY FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE

When I checked out the copyright match tool, I wasn't surprised to see that 8 of my videos were re-uploaded without my permission. To manually check YouTube for re-uploads of your videos can be a tedious task. And then once you find videos that have been stolen or used without your permission, you need to file a take-down notice.

So based on using the copyright match tool firsthand, I can say that this is a blessing and a great tool to have in your content creation toolbox. When I checked all the 8 videos that were re-uploaded, all of them had a 100% match. You can watch this video below, to see the copyright match tool in action and what options are available to content creators.



HOW DOES COPYRIGHT MATCH TOOL WORK?

Essentially, once content creators upload their videos to their channel, YouTube will scan their platform to see if it finds matches to similar or same videos that have be re-uploaded.

Once a match has been found, it will be reported in the Matches tab of the Copyright Match Tool. It will list down relevant details about the re-uploaded video like: the links to the re-uploaded and original videos; channel name and link; the percentage match of the re-upload; and various actions you can take.

WHAT ACTION CAN YOU TAKE FOR RE-UPLOADED VIDEOS?

There are 3 main actions that content creators can take regarding the re-uploaded videos:

(1) Move to Archive: if you don't want to take any action. This will place the entry in the Archive tab where you can access it later, if you wish.

(2) Contact Channel: allows you to send a pre-written email message to the channel owner alerting them about the copyright violation.

(3) Request Video Removal: allows you to submit a legal request to YouTube to take down the video. There are 2 options available - one provides a 7-day notice for the channel to remove the video; and the second option requests immediate take-down which could also result in a copyright strike.

WHAT TO DO BEFORE TAKING ACTION?

Before you take any action on the re-uploaded videos, it's best to check the re-uploads in question, and then decide your course of action. Bear in mind that original content can be used by others without asking permission if it's used under "Fair Use".

In my case, all of my videos were full uploads as is they were originally created by the person re-uploading them. So this is not considered "Fair Use" and so I requested immediate take-down.

Overall, I'm impressed with this tool because even if I had manually checked YouTube, I would probably not caught most of these videos. Also, YouTube was very prompt in taking immediate action after my submitting the take-down notices.

Do you have access to the Copyright Match Tool? If so, have you had any matches and taking action? Please feel free to chime in and provide your feedback in the comments section below...thanks!

CREDITS: Google and the Google logo are registered trademarks of Google Inc., used with permission | Images and graphics used in this video are public domain via Pixabay, unless otherwise mentioned | Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

AutomationBundle Review

AutomationBundle went live on December 7, 2018 and will be available for a limited time until December 14, 2018. After this launch period is over, this special offer will be closed permanently.

Honestly-speaking, this is a no-brainer and I will explain more in a moment. AutomationBundle launched at a low one-time price of $37 and the price will keep increasing during the promotional period, so grab it while the price is still low.

So what is AutomationBundle? Well, it is a collection of 12 best-selling software that will help you in online and offline marketing. Specifically, apps included in this awesome bundle of joy will help you graphic design, video creation,lead generation, email marketing, social media marketing, content generation, webinars, and a whole lot more.

More information on the apps included in this AutomationBundle are available below, but I would encourage you to check this demo video below to see the power of each of these software.



As you can see (if you watched the above demo video), the value of this software bundle is just incredible. In fact, I've personally purchased, beta-tested and still use some of these apps myself in my own business and for my clients. Here is a list of the 12 apps included in the AutomationBundle package:

Video Builder 2.0: a cloud-based video creation app with which you can create 3D avatar videos using text-to-speech functionality.

DesignoPro2: is a vector graphics design app for creating professional-looking visual content and logos for websites, videos, social media.

Chit Chat Chimp: set up fully-configured chat bots on your sites and landing pages that will help boost your sales campaigns and results.

Canvas by Dropmock: helps you create professional-quality, engaging Facebook video covers with just a few clicks.

LiveReel: allows you to simultaneously broadcast, livestream, and syndicate your videos across 15+ video platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Periscope, twitch, and others.

VideoSpin Blaster: allows you to create stunning videos on the fly, spin images and video clips with unlimited variations, add amazing text-to-speech in all popular languages, and much more.


SyndLab: is a powerful social app that automatically syndicates posts, videos, memes, and any other content to 30+ different social media sites and channels.

HQWebinar: allows you easily run live and/or recorded webinars with a state-of-the-art, peer-to-peer webinar platform.

Sellin Messenger: allows you to sell products, services and add-ons easily via Facebook Messenger. Convert raw visitors into leads and subscribers automatically, and with no additional work once you set everything up.

MailPrimo: a complete cloud-based auto-responder platform. Send unlimited emails to your lists with NO monthly subscription fees and/or limitations.

Vizully: allows you to create professional and high-quality visual content helping you deliver the right messages to your social media audiences. This will help you attract, engage and convert visitors into customers and with no additional advertising costs.

EZ Spokesperson Creator: allows you to create stunning human spokesperson videos with a load of customizable options, backgrounds, lower-thirds, sound tracks and much more.

Based on my own personal experience using some of the apps included in AutomationBundle, I would highly recommend buying it. Essentially, you are getting 12 best-selling apps for the price of one. Also, worth mentioning is that this software bundle is backed with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you've got nothing to lose.



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AFFILIATE DISCLAIMER: If you use the link above to purchase AutomationBundle. I may earn a commission as JVZoo affiliate. This recommendation and review is based on my firsthand experience using many of the apps in AutomationBundle myself.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report 2018

There are approximately 3.6 billion internet users around the world. That is over half the world's population. However, overall internet user growth continues to slow. Also, 2017 was the first year during which global new smartphone shipments had a zero percent growth.

In Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report 2018, you will find many more interesting and valuable stats from internet and smartphone usage, to the rise of voice-controlled products, Artificial Intelligence, and more.

Below you will find an infographic which highlights 5 key takeaways from Ms. Meeker's Internet Trends Report. Towards the end of the infographic you will also find the full SlideShare presentation of the Internet Trends Report.

This infographic was created using Visme and if you'd like to create your own infographics, try Visme for free. More details at the bottom of this post.


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SOURCE: https://www.slideshare.net/joshsc/techcrunch-mary-meeker-2018-internet-trends-report