Reddit – Users Can Now Upload Video Content

Reddit Incorporated announced on August seventeen two thousand seventeen, that they have completed their video beta program. Moving forward all reddit users will be able to upload their own video content directly to Reddit servers. Before, reddit users were required to use third party video platforms like YouTube.

Now, Reddit users can upload their videos directly to Reddit. However, there are some restrictions. The only video formats supported are MP4 and MOV. Also, videos are restricted to fifteen minutes or less.

You can either record videos with official Reddit applications or upload prerecorded video content. With a desktop computer you can just select a video file and upload. Reddit also features a Graphics Interchange Format converter, which allows you to convert an MP4 video into gif format.

Using mobile applications allow you to create shortened video clips. You will be able to watch and participate in Reddit threads at same time. To upload a video using a desktop computer, you click on a "Submit Link" on any subreddit that has video enabled.

Then you want to click on "Choose File". Select any MP4 or MOV video file. Remember you are limited to fifteen minute videos for now.

Next you choose a thumbnail for your video. Type in a title for your video. Finally, click "Post" to submit your video.

Instructions for mobile applications are different. Click on "Post something interesting" at top of "Home" or on any subreddit that is video enabled. Click on "Post to r/__.

Now click on "Image/Video" to select one. You can click on "Camera" to record a video or select "Library" to upload a previously recorded video. Remember you are limited to fifteen minute videos for now.

Next, you add a title and then click "Post" to submit your video. For new Reddit users, you will need to wait thirty days and receive enough karma points to create a subreddit. Once you can create a subreddit, than you will be able to upload videos.

Google Chrome – Version 60.0.3112.90 Released

Google on August second two thousand seventeen, officially released Chrome web browser version 60.0.3112.90. This latest version includes thirty google chrome updates. These security fixes affect Google Chrome web browser on Linux, MAC, and Microsoft Windows platforms.

By default Chrome is supposed to automatically update. You can install Google Chrome version 60.0.3112.90 manually by selecting "Help" then select "About Google Chrome". In about Google Chrome, if an update is available, that update will begin downloading.

You will need to relaunch Chrome for that update to install. You can download instead and install Google Chrome version 60.0.3112.90. chrome://settings has a new look.

* speciallocalhandler
* paintopbuffer
* m60 compile error
* getdocument crash
* webviewimpl
* autofill
* setzoomlevel
* webviewloading

WordPress – 4.8.1 Update Available

WordPress on August second two thousand seventeen released maintenance update 4.8.1. This is an update for all previous versions of WordPress. This update includes twenty nine maintenance and enhancement fixes.

Twenty four bugs were resolved. Two enhancementes are included. One new feature request is included:

* dedicated html widget

You can update your version of WordPress to 4.8.1 by clicking on your "Dashboard" if not already there. Then select "Updates". Finally click on "Update Now".

If your WordPress site was configured with automatic background updates, then you should already be updated to 4.8.1. Also, you can download update 4.8.1 directly from WordPress.org. Finally, check out this WordPress 4.8.1 update blog post for more details.

Youtube-DL – Video Download Command Line Tool

I was recently searching for a video download utility for YouTube. I was concerned with one of my many YouTube channels. I wanted a quick and easy way to download all of my YouTube videos.

Browser based plugins like Video Download Helper are excellent. However, they really don't have an easy option to download batches of YouTube videos at a time. I found this free stand alone application called Youtube-DL.

This program works on Apple MAC, Linux, and Microsoft Windows platforms. A windows version is just a stand alone application. Also, you use a command line to download videos.

Actually you can use this tool to download videos from possibly hundreds of websites. Once you download this stand alone application, then you want to browse where you downloaded this program. Here is an example where youtube-dl.exe is located:

C:\Users\USER\Downloads\tools\youtube-dl.exe

You want to open up a command prompt window. You do not need to run this with administrative rights. Use a "cd" change directory command until you are in the same directory that you downloaded youtube-dl.exe to.

Then you want to get a Uniform Resource Locator of video file you want to download. You can right click any YouTube video and then choose "Copy link address". Now you type in youtube-dl.exe then the url you want to download.

youtube-dl.exe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXKENUJgr-U&t=0s

This will download my video I made about YouTube DL. That is all you need to type in. However, this program is much more convoluted and complex.

You can download an entire playlist by specifying a YouTube playlist url. Also, you can download all videos from a YouTube channel by specifying this type of url:

youtube-dl.exe http://www.youtube.com/user/"channelname"/videos

Replace "channelname" with that particular youtube channel's name that you want to download videos from. You can check out all the variables and program switches for YouTube-DL.

Mozilla FireFox – Web Browser Version 54 Released

Mozilla.org on June thirteen two thousand seventeen officially released Mozilla web browser version 54. This latest version includes one security fix, three new additions, and one change.

* new burmese locale
* multiple content processes
* simplified download button and panel

This version of Mozilla Firefox includes mulitple operating system processes, which is supposed to increase speed of this web browser. You can install Mozilla FireFox 54 manually by selecting "Help" then select "About Firefox". In about Mozilla Firefox you will either see that your web browser is up to date or click on an "Update to 54" button.

You can download and install Mozilla FireFox version 54. Another way to upgrade Mozilla FireFox is with automatic updates. Click on "Tools" then select "Options".

Click on "Advanced" tab. Select an "Update" tab. In update you have three options:

* Automatically install updates
* Check for updates
* Never check for updates

WordPress – 4.8 Evans Release Available

WordPress on June eight two thousand seventeen released major update 4.8 Evans. This is an update for all previous versions of WordPress. This update includes new features, bug fixes, and enhancements.

Two hundred twenty five bugs were resolved. One hundred and nine enhancementes are included. New features in WordPress 4.8 include:

* image widget
* video widget
* audio widget
* text widget
* link bounderies
* more administrative panel headings
* wmv & wma support removal
* multiple site updates
* javascript API text editor
* media widgets API
* customizable width variable

You can update your version of WordPress to 4.8 by clicking on your "Dashboard" if not already there. Then select "Updates". Finally click on "Update Now".

If your WordPress site was configured with automatic background updates, then you should already be updated to 4.8. Also, you can download update 4.8 directly from WordPress.org. Finally, check out this WordPress 4.8 update blog post for more details.

Google Adwords – Attribution Tracks Offline Data

Google Incorporated has stepped up their spy apparatus er I mean data retrieval. Google Adwords which is an online marketing tool, now will have a capability to track offline data. Google Attribution will attempt to retrieve data pertaining to online users' offline purchases.

This technology obtains data from Google Adwords, Google Analytics, and DoubleClick search. Google has been able to track brick and mortar store visits since two thousand fourteen. Five billion store visits have been tracked in three years.

Advertisers using Google Adwords have been privy to this data. Google claims that they are able to obtain more store visits data with attribution. They are able to obtain tracking data in malls and densely populated cities.

Soon Google will be able to track brick and mortar store visits from YouTube TrueView ads.

Mozilla FireFox – Web Browser Version 53.0.3 Released

Mozilla.org on May nineteen two thousand seventeen officially released Mozilla web browser version 53.0.3. This latest version includes three bug fixes.

* excessive resource usage
* security information expiration
* NTLM authentication hangs

You can install Mozilla FireFox 53.0.3 manually by selecting "Help" then select "About Firefox". In about Mozilla Firefox you will either see that your web browser is up to date or click on an "Update to 53.0.3" button.

You can download and install Mozilla FireFox version 53.0.3. Another way to upgrade Mozilla FireFox is with automatic updates. Click on "Tools" then select "Options".

Click on "Advanced" tab. Select an "Update" tab. In update you have three options:

* Automatically install updates
* Check for updates
* Never check for updates

WordPress – 4.7.5 Maintenance Release Available

WordPress on May sixteen two thousand seventeen released a maintenance update 4.7.5. This is an update for all previous versions of WordPress. This update includes six security fixes.

Enhacements and security fixes in WordPress 4.7.5 include:

* HTTP class validation
* XML-RPC API meta data
* Cross site forgery vulnerability
* Cross site scripting

You can update your version of WordPress to 4.7.5 by clicking on your "Dashboard" if not already there. Then select "Updates". Finally click on "Update Now".

If your WordPress site was configured with automatic background updates, then you should already be updated to 4.7.5. Also, you can download update 4.7.5 directly from WordPress.org. Finally, check out this WordPress 4.7.5 update blog post for more details.

Google Chrome – Version 59.0.3071.86 Released

Google on June fifth two thousand seventeen, officially released Chrome web browser version 59.0.3071.86. This latest version includes thirty security fix updates. These security fixes affect Google Chrome web browser on Linux, MAC, and Microsoft Windows platforms.

By default Chrome is supposed to automatically update. You can install Google Chrome version 59.0.3071.86 manually by selecting "Help" then select "About Google Chrome". In about Google Chrome, if an update is available, that update will begin downloading.

You will need to relaunch Chrome for that update to install. You can download instead and install Google Chrome version 59.0.3071.86. chrome://settings has a new look.

* type confusion
* out of bounds read
* address spoofing
* print preview
* apps bluetooth
* information leak
* address spoofing
* heap buffer overflow
* possible command injection
* user interface spoofing
* credit card autofill
* extension verification bypass
* credit card editor insufficient hardening
* javascript execution
* various other fixes