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Have You Seen This?: The New & Improved Windows Mixed Reality Portal

For those of us on the fast ring of the Windows Insider Program — Microsoft's continual beta program for the Windows operating system — the constant updates can be a bit of a pain. But there is a trade-off. We get to try the new features long before they come out to the public. So if you like to see the new shinies before everyone else, and don't mind the sometimes two or three major updates in a week, then this is definitely the option for you.

How To: Add New & Improved Features to Your OnePlus One's Camera App

The camera in CyanogenMod, CameraNext, takes some pretty impressive shots when compared to those offered by HTC Sense and Sony Xperia, but it doesn't have many of the features that make it a real competitor. Even the Color OS version of the OnePlus One has received better reviews when comparing low-light shots, which implies that it's not the camera sensor that's lacking, but the software.

How To: Use the Much-Improved Face Unlock Feature in Android Lollipop

I think it's safe to assume that most of us appreciate a little privacy and security when it comes to our mobile devices, which is exactly why we have lock screens that require unique passwords, patterns, or PINs. Although someone can discretely peer over your shoulder to see what your password is, it's much more difficult for them to duplicate your face to unlock the device.

News: What's New & Improved in Sense 6 for Your HTC One M7

After all the leaks and peeks of the HTC One M8, it has finally been officially introduced to the public, available for purchase at most U.S. carriers. HTC also unveiled Sense 6 during the launch event, the newest iteration of its operating system, and thanks to their new Advantage Program, the update shouldn't be too far behind for the older One (M7).

Released: iOS 12 Dev Beta 3 (Public Beta 2), Includes Improved Maps, Bug Fixes & Security Patches

Apple released the third beta of iOS 12 for developers on Tuesday, July 3. The update comes exactly two weeks after the release of the second developer beta, which introduced a variety of fixes as well as new issues, and just one week after the release of the public beta. Public beta testers received this iOS 12 update on Thursday, July 5, labeled as public beta 2.

How To: iOS 16 Has New and Improved Wi-Fi Features for Your iPhone — Here's How You Manage Them

For years, Android has provided easy ways to view all the Wi-Fi networks you previously connected to, and you could even see the saved passwords in plain text. With iOS and iPadOS 16, Apple finally gives us a similar way to view saved Wi-Fi hotspots, copy passwords for them, and remove old ones without being near any of the access points.

News: Apple Releases iOS 14.3 Beta 2 for Developers & Public Beta Users, Includes Improved Home Screen Shortcuts

Apple pushed out the second beta for iOS 14.3 to developers and public beta testers, which includes a few quick fixes for issues in Apple ProRAW for iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max and HomeKit. It also gives home screen shortcuts a more seamless transition. It is not yet known if the update addresses missing SMS texts that have been plaguing users across carriers, including us.

How To: Tie an improved clinch knot

Fishing-Live-Bait shows how to tie an improved clinch knot, combining basic knowledge of how to tie a regular knot with an improved technique to make the knot even stronger. You begin by putting the line through the hook and then wrap the end of the line around the main line a total of six times. Wrapping the line that many number of times ensures the strength of the knot. The end of the line goes through the loop next to the hook. The difference between a normal clinch knot and this improved...

How To: Build confidence with improved presentation skills

Do your presentation skills need a little work? Being in front of a crowd or some potential clients may be one of the hardest things you will ever do, but staying confident makes all the difference. Losing any bit of confidence will result in your presentation falling flat and killing your self-esteem, and perhaps even risking your job. So, being confident is a must.

How To: Construct an improved figure four deadfall trap

Learn how to construct an improved version of the figure four deadfall trap. Learn how to survive in the wild. You never know when you'll be stranded on a desert island, lost in the deep woods, or be a contender for Survival, the TV show. This series of videos, by Hedgehog Leatherworks, brings you the basics in outdoor survival. Wilderness survival skills include fire starting, deadfall traps, primitive fishing, making jerky, rope & cordage skills, and more. For the outdoor enthusiasts, enjoy...

How To: Tie the improved clinch knot for fishing

When fly-fishing, use this knot to tie on a fly. The improved clinch knot, as demonstrated step-by-step in this how-to video, is most commonly used to attach a fishing line to the lure but can also attach the monofilament to a swivel or artificial fly. Watch this video knot-tying tutorial and learn how to tie the improved clinch knot for fishing.

How To: Tie the improved clinch knot when fly fishing

The improved clinch knot is one of the most common ways to attach a fly to the leader. It is weaker than most other fly-to-tippet knots, but has enough strength to land most fish in most situations. Use this knot to attach a small diameter tippet to a heavy wire hook, or when you want a small knot size.

How To: Putt under pressure with an improved putting stroke

The difference between a professional put and an amateur put is in the finish of the put. The professional moves his shoulders directly parallel to the target line while moving his eyes instead of his head to follow the ball. The amateur swivels their entire body to follow the ball which creates an inaccurate shot. This movement lifts the body which completely messes up a shot. For practice you can practice swinging your putter exactly the same path of a straight line. This will help create a...

How To: Tie an improved half blood knot

The Improved Half Blood Knot is basically a half blood knot with a little improvement. To make the knot more secure the end tag is locked in the final step when tying the knot. The Improved Half Blood Knot is a popular knot for attaching hooks, swivels and lures to the the fishing line. Watch this video fishing tutorial and learn how to tie and improved half blood knot on a fishing line.

How To: iOS 13 Has Radically Improved Connecting to AirPods & Bluetooth Devices

Not long ago, connecting your iPhone to Bluetooth devices was a true pain in the neck. Control Center's AirPlay button made connecting to certain devices much easier, but it was with iOS 13 that Apple finally made connecting to wireless acceessories like AirPods, speakers, and keyboards so much better.

How To: Tie the improved cinch fishing knot

Watch this knot tying instructional video and learn how to tie the improved clinch knot for fishing. The improved clinch knot has become one one of the most popular fishing knots for tying terminal tackle connections. It is quick and easy to tie and is strong and reliable. The improved clinch knot can be difficult to tie in lines in excess of 30 lb test. Five+ turns around the standing line is generally recommended, four can be used in heavy line. This fishing knot is not recommended with bra...

How To: Create an spaceship with afterburner effect in 3DS MAX

Making a spaceship use its afterburner and escape from the Earth's gravitational pull is tough. Modeling and animating a 3D simulation of the same thing is also hard, although quite as much so. This video series will teach you how to create a 3D model of a flying rocket with an afterburner effect using 3D Studio MAX. At the end you will have a cool little video clip and vastly improved modeling skills.

How To: Create fire and smoke using Pyro FX in Houdini 10

The new Pyro FX in Houdini 10 are very impressive with improved workflow. The Pyro FX are great for creating 3D fire and smoke effects. And in this video tutorial series, you will learn the Pyro FX workflow in-depth and the parameters used to create fire and smoke effects. You will also see how volumetric data is created and recorded, and how to visualize it.

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