Ever wondered how to could create a video montage on an Android smartphone? ERNST WITTMANN, Country Manager for Southern Africa at Alcatel recommends the following apps.
Adobe Premiere Clip
Famous video editing software, Adobe Premiere is now focused on smartphones and tablets. This mobile version offers almost all video editing tools and offers incredible possibilities: Automatic creation of video from a music track and images; video editing with transitions and effects, font management and more. Powered by CreativeSync, this app ensures that your files, fonts, design assets, settings and more, all instantly appear in your workflow wherever you need them. Start your creative work on any device and seamlessly pick it up on another.
PowerDirector Video Editor App
PowerDirector is a video editing application with the power of timeline video editing, heaps of cool free video effects and all the features you expect from a movie maker, including voice over. Create your own Full HD mini motion picture with easy to apply video fx and transitions, and complete it with your own voice over or audio soundtrack. Even if your smartphone cannot record slow motion video footage, PowerDirector lets you adjust video speed so that you can produce slow motion video like it was captured on a GoPro. When you’re done, you can produce and share video directly on YouTube, Facebook or other apps.
VideoShow – Video Editor
If you’re looking for a fun way to edit your videos, you’ll love VideoShow. It is an innovative video editor, proposing the integration of moving images, labels and downloadable themes from the store. Videoshow goes further and offers you the opportunity to scribble your own text on your videos or perform zoom to draw public attention where you want it!
Magisto Video Editor & Maker
Magisto Video Editor automatically turns your photos and video clips into magical music videos that you’ll want to share with friends and family on Facebook, Instagram and more. You don’t need to be an expert photo or video editor, Magisto’s magic will create a professional looking music video from as little as a few photos or a video clip. Simply load a video from your Android smartphone, add a soundtrack and give a title to your movie, and Magisto automatically executes the installation.
Flipagram is the easiest way to create, edit and share amazing music videos, slideshows and stories with your photos, videos and tons of free licensed music. Share your stories privately, or with the Flipagram community and beyond.
Samsung unfolds the future
At the #Unpacked launch, Samsung delivered the world’s first foldable phone from a major brand. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK tried it out.
Everything that could be known about the new Samsung Galaxy S10 range, launched on Wednesday in San Francisco, seems to have been known before the event.
Most predictions were spot-on, including those in Gadget (see our preview here), thanks to a series of leaks so large, they competed with the hole an iceberg made in the Titanic.
The big surprise was that there was a big surprise. While it was widely expected that Samsung would announce a foldable phone, few predicted what would emerge from that announcement. About the only thing that was guessed right was the name: Galaxy Fold.
The real surprise was the versatility of the foldable phone, and the fact that units were available at the launch. During the Johannesburg event, at which the San Francisco launch was streamed live, small groups of media took turns to enter a private Fold viewing area where photos were banned, personal phones had to be handed in, and the Fold could be tried out under close supervision.
The first impression is of a compact smartphone with a relatively small screen on the front – it measures 4.6-inches – and a second layer of phone at the back. With a click of a button, the phone folds out to reveal a 7.3-inch inside screen – the equivalent of a mini tablet.
The fold itself is based on a sophisticated hinge design that probably took more engineering than the foldable display. The result is a large screen with no visible seam.
The device introduces the concept of “app continuity”, which means an app can be opened on the front and, in mid-use, if the handset is folded open, continue on the inside from where the user left off on the front. The difference is that the app will the have far more space for viewing or other activity.
Click here to read about the app experience on the inside of the Fold.
Password managers don’t protect you from hackers
Using a password manager to protect yourself online? Research reveals serious weaknesses…
Top password manager products have fundamental flaws that expose the data they are designed to protect, rendering them no more secure than saving passwords in a text file, according to a new study by researchers at Independent Security Evaluators (ISE).
“100 percent of the products that ISE analyzed failed to provide the security to safeguard a user’s passwords as advertised,” says ISE CEO Stephen Bono. “Although password managers provide some utility for storing login/passwords and limit password reuse, these applications are a vulnerable target for the mass collection of this data through malicious hacking campaigns.”
In the new report titled “Under the Hood of Secrets Management,” ISE researchers revealed serious weaknesses with top password managers: 1Password, Dashlane, KeePass and LastPass. ISE examined the underlying functionality of these products on Windows 10 to understand how users’ secrets are stored even when the password manager is locked. More than 60 million individuals 93,000 businesses worldwide rely on password managers. Click here for a copy of the report.
Password managers are marketed as a solution to eliminate the security risks of storing passwords or secrets for applications and browsers in plain text documents. Having previously examined these and other password managers, ISE researchers expected an improved level of security standards preventing malicious credential extraction. Instead ISE found just the opposite.
Click here to read the findings from the report.