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Extend Your Battery Life

Almost all of our smartphones are now equipped with a battery Lithium: they have the main advantage of not being affected by the memory effect problems that we knew before, but not life as important. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have to take care of your battery: here are a few tips that will help you gain some life.

Recharge regularly

It is not because your battery has no more memory effect that it should not be fully charged from time to time. Li-Po batteries in particular do not respond well at low voltage, so it is better to always ensure that it is recharged and to avoid reaching 0% as much as possible. You may have already noticed that your smartphone behaves strangely when your battery is dangerously low, especially with the camera.

Do not charge a full battery

If possible, do not leave your battery on the charger when its charge cycle is complete. That means: stop on the phone which charges overnight! In view of all the batteries that overheated and exploded last year, are you sure you want to keep this time bomb close to your head? Besides, don’t keep your smartphone near you when you sleep!

Think about charge cycles

Not charging your smartphone or tablet overnight is a good start already, but remember that battery life also depends on charge cycles. Numerous studies show that the more you charge your smartphone while it is completely flat, the less time it will live (fewer charge cycles, therefore). The ideal would be to charge it very regularly, but in practice, it is not feasible (nor pleasant): therefore remember to recharge it as soon as it goes below the 30% mark. Large manufacturers of mobile devices and laptops such as Apple for example advise to occasionally discharge the device around 50% of the battery level but to avoid discharging it completely. The same goes for all Lithium batteries.

Turn off your device

If you really want to maximize the life of your battery, also remember to completely turn off your device from time to time, especially when you charge it. Not only does this accelerate the charging time, but it also allows it to heat less: we avoid losing unnecessary energy.

Keep a cool head

Smartphones have thermal switches to prevent overheating, but you don’t lose anything by being too careful. Avoid overcharging, as you were told a little earlier, but try not to charge your smartphone or tablet in a hot place, such as on the dashboard of your car for example. Do not add fuel to the fire: you avoid leaving your smartphone in the sun, on a host computer, or in the bathroom. Also, remember not to let dust get on your smartphone!

Extend Your Battery Life

Don’t wait until your battery is completely empty to recharge it

This advice applies to all owners of smartphones equipped with lithium-ion batteries, which equip all recent devices. To preserve your smartphone battery, recharge it before it drops below the 10% threshold. Its lifespan decreases each time it is fully discharged. Note also that lithium-ion batteries have a specified number of recharge cycles. To find out if you’re using a lithium-ion or nickel battery, check your smartphone’s manual or take a look at the back of the battery.

Do not expose your battery to extreme temperatures

Smartphone batteries hate extreme temperatures above all. Do not expose your smartphone to the sun, protect it from the polar cold, do not leave it lying around in a car in the middle of summer, and avoid carrying it in your pants pocket. During a recharge, if your phone heats up abnormally, check your charger.

 

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Secret Unleashed: Making the best animated video newbie

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Secret Unleashed: Making the best animated video newbie

Are you a newbie ready to acquire expertise in making YouTube Animated Videos? You will come across different types of animated videos.  For example, you may come across 2D animation and 3D animation. When we talk about 2D animation, then it involves the use of two axis only. However, when we talk about 3D animation, then it adds depth also.

 Becoming familiar with different terms used when animating videos

Timeline

 A common feature of most of the animation software is the Timeline. It shows the progress of the animation over the passage of time. You can even change the position of the elements using the Timeline.

Frame rate

Another term you might come across when making animation videos is the Frame Rate. It represents the individual images that get displayed in one second. Most of the animation software allow you to set the frame rate.

Scenes and Shots

The images between the edits of the camera get referred to as Shots. The collective shots make the scene.

 Keyframes

 The Keyframes represent the significant poses in a scene.

 In-between

Well, In-between refers to all the frames that help in defining a scene.

 Understanding the Types of Animation

3d Animation

 One of the most popular animation is 3D animation. It helps in creating digital characters. It makes use of motion path for defining character movement. The frames get interpolated between the key frames.

The texture and light need to be adjusted for the 3D animation to improve the final output.

2D Animation

 Well, 2D Animation involves drawing the characters frame by frame. The hand-drawn animation can get done analog or digitally.

 Stop Motion Animation

 The Stop Motion Animation involves the manipulation of the real-world objects. The object gets moved and then photographed one frame at a time. When the frames get shown in a sequence, then they create the illusion of Movement.

 2D Vector Animation

 Well, 2D Vector Animation gets carried out using 2D digital Puppet. What makes 2D Vector Animation stand out is that the characters can get manipulated similar to 3D Gigs.

 Motion Graphics

You can make dynamic presentations in Motion Graphics. What you need to keep in mind is that the Motion Graphics can be both 2D and 3D.

 Figuring out the steps of YouTube Animated Videos

 Step 1: Choose an animation tool

 When you want to make an animated video, then you need a great animation tool. For example, you can consider using Moovly. It is cloud-based animation tool. The best thing about cloud-based tools is that you do not have to download anything.

 When you are new to animation, then you need to go for software that is easy to use. One such option is Visme. It is also a cloud-based software. The best thing about this software is that it has pre-made templates. Plus, you will be able to access free stock photos. You will also get access to pre-animated characters through this tool.

You will also find different types of animated charts through this tool. You can also go for Crello. It has plenty of animated templates. You can get access to library of videos. The novice animators need this help because they need a starting point.

 Step 2: Select a template for your video

You do not need to create a clip from scratch initially. What you need to do is make use of a pre-animated clip. You can modify the content of the clip so that it suits your story.

 Step 3: Commencing with Animation

 You can drag and drop objects on the software stage. When you add the objects on the stage, then they appear on the Timeline also. Now, here you have the freedom to edit your object. You can lengthen it. You also have the option to shorten it. You can also synchronize your objects with sound here.

 You can add many animation effects to your object on the Timeline. For example, you can fade or bounce the object.

 Step 4: Adding a music track to your animation

 Now, you need to use your creativity when choosing the track. It needs to set the right mood for the animation video. For example, you can add the sound of an explosion or ticking clock. First you should search the sounds or music. You should create a separate folder to save the music.

After that you will need to import the music to the tool where you are creating the animation. You will need to copy the imported sound to your side bar. One thing you must keep in mind is to use Royalty-free music for your videos.

 Once you get done with the animation, you will need to publish your videos. Go for a software that allows publishing. When you create animated videos, make sure that they are not lengthy. You need to keep one thing in mind.

The Animation videos are more of Teasers. They should not be lengthier than 60 to 120 seconds. It will be great to have an engaging script with your video. The speaking speed should be about 150 words every minute.

 It is crucial that there should be visual consistency in your videos. Remember, your animated video will not work if you do not have a defined goal. It is essential to have an effective call to action with your animated videos.

 When making an animation video, you need to create a story that gets into the heart of your audience. You need to choose the perfect color and tones for your video. The reason is all these things make an impact at the end of the day.

When you want to make an animation video, then make sure that you do some research. See the kind of animation videos people are making and this will give you a basic idea about what you need to make.

Remember, coming up with an animator video is going to be a trial-and-error process. You cannot come up with a perfect video in one go. The best approach will be to consistently build your learning curve. Try to overcome the imperfections in your video with the passage of time.

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Jane Collen is a creative content writer and digital marketer at BuzzFlick. She works closely with B2C and B2B businesses providing blog writing, video script writing, ghostwriting, copywriting and social media marketing services.

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What are the steps to cancel Avast auto-renewal?

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What are the steps to cancel Avast auto-renewal?

Avast antivirus is a famous security program for Windows PC. The plans of Avast antivirus are also available for almost all the platforms. You can install the free Avast antivirus on the device and remove all the viruses. The freeware of Avast offers various basic tools for security. If you want the advanced antivirus tools then you can upgrade the Avast antivirus to premium. The paid Avast plans provide better malware protection, firewall, secure browsing, VPN, parental control, banking security and various other tools. Avast has an auto-renewal feature for premium plans. When the antivirus license is about to expire, it gets renewed automatically. The auto-renewal service prevents the device vulnerability. The antivirus gets renewed and the payment appears on your banking details you have entered while purchasing Avast. When you don’t want to renew the plan automatically then you can disable the auto-renewal service.

Steps to cancel Avast auto-renewal from your Avast account

Users can use the Avast antivirus account for cancelling the subscription. When you cancel Norton subscription, your plan will not get auto-renewed. For cancelling the Avast auto-renewal, open your Avast antivirus account. 

  1. On the Avast account, open your Subscription window
  2. Click on your Avast plan and select the Unsubscribe button
  3. You will see Avast wizard on your screen
  4. Tap the Confirm button to cancel the subscription.

Cancelling Avast auto-renewal using Google Play Store

You can also cancel the auto-renewal service of your Avast antivirus from the Google play store. Users can get the Avast setup from the Google store. If you have purchased the setup from the play store then you can directly cancel it from there:

  1. Open the device’s play store
  2. Open the Store Menu
  3. On the subscription window, select the Avast antivirus
  4. Choose Cancel Subscription button

Follow the wizards and the Avast antivirus auto-renewal will be disabled. Now when your subscription expires, you can’t use the premium tools.

Disabling Avast auto-renewal using Apple Store

You can also use the Avast antivirus on iOS devices. When you get the Avast setup on your iOS from the Apple store; you can disable it easily. You can disable your subscription from the App store:

  1. Open your App store using Apple ID
  2. Click on your profile image
  3. Open the subscription window
  4. Choose on the Avast icon
  5. Choose Cancel Subscription

Click on the Confirm button. Your Avast auto-renewal plan is disabled now. After disabling the Avast subscription, users can access the Avast paid tools until expiry. When the antivirus gets expired, you can use the free one only.

When your Avast antivirus plan expires, you can either use the freeware of Avast or you can renew the antivirus manually. When the Avast plan is about to expire, it starts sending the expiry messages and popups.When you don’t need the Avast plan then disable the popup or ignore it.  But when you want to use the premium tools of your Avast plan then you can renew the antivirus manually. You can use Avast tool till expiry date and then renew your antivirus. Users can renew the antivirus plan, days before the expiry date. Don’t worry about the remaining days as they will get added. Users can easily renew the plan by clicking on the renew popup. When you get the Avast expiry warning popup; click on it. You will get the Avast web page. Click on the renewal plan and then enter your billing details. When the payment completes, Avast antivirus will get renewed and you can use its premium tools. If you don’t renew the antivirus, you can use Avast free tools or upgrade the Avast plan.

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Are Dirt Bike Rims Universal?

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Are Dirt Bike Rims Universal?

Most dirt bike wheels are designed in such a way that the tires’ interchangeability is possible for different riding scenarios. As there is a standard rim size allotted for the same brand bikes, there are exceptions when a manufacturer decides to deviate from this standard size and width of the rims.

It should also keep in mind and always remember that the front and rear wheels’ width and length differ from each other. The front and rear wheels are not the same in width and height and are always different in each other’s measurements.

The only reason that a manufacturer can deviate from the standard rim size is if he/she believes that this change in size will enhance the bike’s performance.

What is a Standard Wheel?

The wheels of a dirt bike are manufactured in a factory mostly by forging aluminum in the wheel’s shape. These wheels are produced on a large scale, and hence, they are more likely to have a weak spot in them which can damage heavy impact. The rim life span depends on your riding style and the area you are riding in.

The rim size is according to the size of your dirt bike. The wheel’s standard size for a full-size motorcycle is 21 inches in diameter and 1.6 inches in the front tire’s width.

You can find the size of this rim written as 21×1.6 36; in this format, as explained above. In this explanation, 21 is the rim diameter, and 1.6 is the width, while 36 is the wheel spokes.

Now coming towards the rear rim of the same bike, it is generally smaller in diameter but has more width than the front tire. You can find the size of this wheel written as 19×2.15 36. In this format, 21 indicates the rim’s diameter in inches, 2.15 is the rim’s width, whereas 36 is the number of spokes on the wheel.

Most companies follow the front wheel’s standard wheel size compared to the rear wheel. The suspension of the bike is also dependent on the size of the rim.

There are many custom-dirt bike wheels available in the market.

What are Custom Wheels?

Dirt bike riders are preferring to custom the wheels of their bike more often now. This customization of wheels allows the riders to outrun the bikes with standard rims.

The main goal behind the customization is to get a competitive edge over the other riders. With the rise of technology, the riders prefer to customize their wheels because it can provide them with extra stability, comfort, and performance than the standard wheels.

Several components make a dirt bike wheel. These components are manufactured separately by the companies and hence are also modified separately. Modification of each part of the wheel provides a different upgrade in the performance.

Let’s have a look at the different components of the wheel and their modification:

Customized Rims:

Rims are an important part of the wheel. The purpose of rims is to provide more durability, performance, and stability to the bike. Alloy rims are the famous type of custom rims. Replacing standard rims with alloy rims can provide your wheel with more durability and high-performance.

Riders also customize their rims by applying powder coating on them. This customization of the rims provides more durability, shine, and color to your wheel. Also, this is used to style the bike.

The only thing universal of dirt bike wheels is the spokes. It means every manufacture is still making the rims with spokes.

Why There are Still Spoked Dirt Wheels?

In the early days, all the cars and bikes came with spoked wheels, but as the technology advanced, this style became outdated for many vehicles. Although, for dirt bikes, spoked wheels are still the preferable option.

Why is it so?

The main reasons for spoked dirt wheels are that spokes provide that extra flex to the dirt bike rims when driven on rough areas.  Additionally, the elasticity of the spokes allows rims to regain their shape after a heavy impact.

But like other material, spokes also have a limit at which they can damage the wheel. It works as a shock-absorbent of the rim but at a certain level of impact. Due to this feature of the spokes, the riders can enjoy a much comfortable and controlled ride in the rough areas and uneven terrains.

Spokes are installed one-by-one in the wheel, which provides every spoke with its tension. The spokes’ mechanism is that they contract and flex when the wheel is driven on a rough area. Because of this movement of the spokes,

The spokes can loosen up after each ride on a rough area. This loosening of the wheel can affect the functionality of the spokes. That’s why many riders recommend that spokes should tighten up after every aggressive ride.

Modern dirt bike rims without spokes that are being used in other vehicles are not suitable for dirt bikes. Dirt bikes are made for riding on rough areas, and modern rims can’t endure the impact and can be damaged easier.

Many companies are now using spokes wheel with tubeless tires to enhance the bike’s performance on a flat road. This combination allows riders to have a comfortable ride on both road and rough areas.

Conclusion:

Dirt bike rims are not universal if we look at the different factors. At the same time, many factors are being standardized by almost every manufacturer.

The front wheels’ dimensions are often kept the same by many companies to allow the wheel of bikes with different brands. The rear wheels are more likely to differ in size. Spokes of the rims are standardized by almost every manufacturer around. The reason for that is to provide dirt bikes with more stability and control in rough areas.

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