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Tunneling over SSH provides a means where a local computer can open one or more connections over a secure encrypted channel to a remote computer system located somewhere else and from the remote computer a connection can be opened to another location. This process can be used to secure network traffic, bypass restrictions placed on a local network firewall, or establish a secure path into a private network that sits behind a firewall.

These instructions are specific to MacOS. In this knowledge base article, the remote server is a Linux system running Ubuntu Linux, however the same steps should work for a variety of *nix based systems.

An SSH tunnel must be specified at the localhost based on a particular protocol. In general, the best solution is to identify the application you want to tunnel, and use corresponding ports that exist above the priviledged ports range (

The example below is specific to the Chrome and Safari web browser. Additional settings and clients can be requested by submitting a new ticket or positing comments to this article.


  • SSH tunnelling is not a soluton that provides a fast connection. Network congestion and the process of encrypting and decrypting the connection (usually in software), will slow down the access speed.
  • Some instructions, such as those specific to Safari, will remain in effect until disabled, i.e., the SSH tunnel will remain in effect until you undo the settings for the SSH tunnel.

Launch an SSH tunnel

To begin, you must initiate an SSH tunnel. Open the MacOS Terminal and connect to your remote server via SSH with the following flags:

ssh -D 8080 -N [email protected]

This will open port 8080 on your local system so any traffic to 8080 will be securely tunneled through to server remote computer at

Configure the Chrome web browser

The Chrome web browser from Google can leverage the local proxy as a socks5 proxy. To open a secure web browser, use the following command:

chrome –proxy-server=”socks5://″ –host-resolver-rules=”MAP * , EXCLUDE localhost”

The new Chrome browser will direct browsing traffice through the encrypted tunnel to the remote computer system where it will access the Internet.

Configure the Safari web browser

Go to System Preferences » Network » Advanced » Proxies, and update your settings to reflect the settings in the screenshot below.

How to use the dig command on linux

Computer networks use the DNS to determine the IP address associated with a domain name. This process is also known as forward DNS resolution. Reverse DNS lookup is the inverse process of this, the resolution of an IP address to its designated domain name.

While receiving an email message, a mail server may try to attempt reverse IP lookup. If PTR record lookup fails (no PTR record) or PTR record is not forward confirmed or looks like generic, the message may be marked as spam or rejected.

Lookup And Test Reverse DNS


FCrDNS, or Forward Confirmed Reverse DNS, is when an IP address has forward and reverse DNS entries that match each other. For FCrDNS verification, first a reverse DNS lookup is done to get a list of PTR. Then for each domain name mentioned in the PTR records, a regular DNS lookup is done to see if any of the A records match the original IP address. If there is a forward DNS lookup that confirms one of the names given by the reverse DNS lookup, then the FCrDNS check passes.

IP address resolves to
Host name resolves to IP addresses and
Thus, reverse DNS for IP address is forward confirmed.

Generic PTR Record Test

Many mail servers check PTR record against set of regular expressions to see if it matches a generic PTR such as “” or “”. Since the vast majority, but by no means all, of email that originates from such addresses is spam, many spam filters refuse email originated from such sources. Here is an example of typical bounce message

#5.5.0 smtp;550 We do not accept mail from dynamic IPs.

Debouncer tests if your reverse DNS record match widely used naming patterns used to detect generic PTR records or dynamic IP addresses.

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The command dig is a tool for querying DNS nameservers for information about host addresses, mail exchanges, nameservers, and related information. This tool can be used from any Linux (Unix) or Macintosh OS X operating system. The most typical use of dig is to simply query a single host.


Run the command:

View the Output:

Understanding the Results

The opening section of dig’s output tells us a little about itself (version 9.4.1) and the global options that are set (in this case, printcmd ):

Here, dig tells us some technical details about the answer received from the DNS server. This section of the output can be toggled using the +[no]comments option—but beware that disabling the comments also turns off many section headers:

In the question section, dig reminds us of our query. The default query is for an Internet address ( A ).

Now we have our anwser, the address of is

The final section of the default output contains statistics about the query; it can be toggled with the +[no]stats option.

A quick way to just get the answer only is to run the following command:

What can I find using the dig command?

dig will let you perform any valid DNS query, the most common of which are:

  • A (the IP address),
  • TXT (text annotations),
  • MX (mail exchanges), and
  • NS nameservers.

Use the following command to get the addresses for

Use the following command to get a list of all the mailservers for

Use the following command to get a list of authoritative DNS servers for

Use the following command to get a list of all the above in one set of results.

Use the following command to query using a specific nameserver.

How to use the proofing panel in word

Lori Kaufman is a technology expert with 25 years of experience. She’s been a senior technical writer, worked as a programmer, and has even run her own multi-location business. Read more.

How to use the proofing panel in word

Word 2013 now includes a new proofing panel. When you have a document open that contains spelling or grammatical errors, the Proofing icon on the status bar displays the “Proofing errors were found. Click to correct.” message when you move your mouse over it.

On the left side of the Status Bar at the bottom of the Word window, a book icon displays. If there is an “x” on the icon, there are proofing errors (spelling and/or grammatical errors) in your document. Click the icon to open the Proofing Panel.

Spelling errors are indicated with red, squiggly underlines.

How to use the proofing panel in word

The Proofing Panel displays to the right of the document showing the first error that occurs after the location of the cursor. If it’s a spelling error, the title of the panel is “Spelling”. Three buttons display at the top of the panel. Click “Ignore” to ignore the current error and move to the next one. If you want to ignore all occurrences of the current error in the document, click “Ignore All”. To accept the flagged word as spelled correctly and add it to the Office user dictionary, click “Add”. The word will not be flagged as an error again.

To accept a suggested correction, select it in the list and click “Change”. To accept a suggested correction and apply the change to all occurrences of this error in the document, select the correction in the list and click “Change All”.

NOTE: When you click “Change”, Word automatically jumps to the next error in your document.

How to use the proofing panel in word

If you move the cursor to a different part of the document while the Proofing Panel is open, the “Resume” button displays. Click this button to continue looking for errors from the current cursor location.

How to use the proofing panel in word

When you have corrected all the errors in the document, the following dialog box displays. Click “OK” to dismiss it.

How to use the proofing panel in word

When there are no spelling or grammatical errors in your document, a check mark displays on the book icon in the Status Bar and “No proofing errors” displays when you hover the mouse over the icon.

How to use the proofing panel in word

Grammatical errors are indicated with blue, squiggly underlines. The Proofing Panel also allows you to correct grammatical errors. When a grammatical error is found, the Proofing Panel is titled “Grammar”. Suggested corrections displays in the list with some helpful information (courtesy of Merriam-Webster). In our example, the definitions of “pear” and “pair” are provided.

There may be times you want to leave the incorrect grammar alone, such as when you’re writing a story or book and your characters are talking using incorrect grammar. If you don’t want to correct the grammatical error, click “Ignore”. To accept a suggested correction, select the correction from the list and click “Change”. Again, Word jumps to the next error in the document.

NOTE: Word offers limited grammar checking. There may be some grammatical errors it will not recognize. It’s a good idea to read through your document before distributing it.

How to use the proofing panel in word

To close the Proofing Panel, click the “X” button in the upper-right corner of the panel.

How to use the proofing panel in word

If you’ve ignored incorrect words or phrases that you now want to correct, you can easily find these errors again by telling Word to recheck the document. To do this, click the “File” tab.

How to use the proofing panel in word

On the backstage screen, click “Options” in the list of items on the left.

How to use the proofing panel in word

On the “Word Options” dialog box, click “Proofing” in the list of items on the left.

How to use the proofing panel in word

In the “When correcting spelling and grammar in Word” section, click the “Recheck Document” button.

How to use the proofing panel in word

A dialog box displays with the following warning:

“This operation resets the spelling checker and the grammar checker so that Word will recheck words and grammar you previously checked and chose to ignore. Do you want to continue?”

Click “Yes” to reset the spell checker so you can recheck errors you previously ignored.

The “Recheck Document” button is grayed out. Click “OK” to close the “Word Options” dialog box.

How to use the proofing panel in word

To recheck your document for spelling and grammatical errors, click the “Review” tab.

How to use the proofing panel in word

In the “Proofing” section, click “Spelling & Grammar”.

How to use the proofing panel in word

The “Spelling & Grammar” check starts and errors you previously ignored are found again, allowing you to correct them.

NOTE: You can also press F7 to open the Proofing pane and begin the spelling and grammar check.

How to use the proofing panel in word

The spellchecker in Microsoft Word cannot replace expert proofreading, but it can be a useful tool for proofreaders. We look at this in our Becoming A Proofreader course. However, to make the most of this tool, you need to understand the proofing options in Microsoft Word.

How to Access the Proofing Options in Microsoft Word

Even if you have used the spellchecker in Microsoft Word, you may not have realized how much you can customize what it looks for and how it highlights errors.

To access these proofing options, you need to:

  1. Open a Microsoft Word document.
  2. Go to File >Options.
  3. Select Proofing from the list on the left of the dialog box.

In Word for Mac, meanwhile you can access similar options by:

  1. Going to Word >Preferences.
  2. Clicking Authoring and Proofing Tools and selecting Spelling and Grammar.

Here, you will see options for customizing the spellchecker, including some that apply to all Microsoft Office programs and some for Word in particular. Let’s take a quick look at both.

Proofing Settings for Microsoft Office

You can control the proofing options across all Microsoft Office programs in the section titled “When correcting spelling in Microsoft Office programs.” These include:

  • The ability to ignore certain terms, including UPPERCASE TERMS and URLs.
  • Flagging instances where the same word is used twice in a row.
  • Options to select and customize the dictionary used for spellchecking.

How to use the proofing panel in word

Depending on the languages you have installed in your version of Microsoft Office, you may also see other language-specific options here. We’ll focus on English for now, though!

Proofing Settings for Word

The most important options for using the spellchecker effectively in Word are in the “When correcting spelling and grammar in Word” section. These include:

  • Check spelling as you type – Controls whether Word will highlight errors as you type (if you deselect this, you will need to run the spellchecker manually).
  • Mark grammar errors as you type – As above, but for grammar errors.
  • Frequently confused words – Highlights words that it thinks may have been confused for another term (e.g., mix ups of “effect” and “affect”).
  • Check grammar with spelling – When checked, Word will check both grammar and spelling when you run a spellcheck (when unchecked, it will only check spelling).
  • Show readability statistics – Provides readability stats at the end of a spellcheck.

How to use the proofing panel in word

Beneath these options, you’ll also see a “Writing Style” menu. The options here are:

  • Grammar – Focuses on errors related to grammar and punctuation, such as comma splices, incorrect verb forms, or mixing up adverbs and adjectives.
  • Grammar & Refinements – Also looks for potential stylistic issues, such as gendered language, excessive wordiness, or informal language.

Both options can be fully customized by clicking the “Settings” button next to the menu. This will open a new dialogue box where you can select or deselect specific issues to check.

How to use the morph transition in powerpoint

As a PowerPoint professional, I keep up with the latest versions of the software with an Office 365 subscription and by being an Office Insider. It’s pretty sweet, because I get to use all kinds of cool new toys that make presentations look awesome…but only on my computer. Here’s how I got excited, then dejected, then determined to use the new Morph transition in PowerPoint.

What the Morph transition does

The Morph transition allows you to animate objects quickly and easily without having to create complicated animation instructions. And for once it’s a feature available on both a PC and a Mac! If you are an Office 365 subscriber then you have this functionality in PowerPoint.

You start with a slide with objects on it:

You duplicate that slide, then change things around—move, resize, recolor, add new objects, delete objects, etc. The second slide looks like this:

When you use the Morph transition, it looks like this:

Pretty wicked, right? If you do a lot of animation like this then the Morph transition can save you hours of work…

…but only if the presenter is also using the latest version of PowerPoint. If not, then the second slide simply appears after the first with no smooth transition or object movement between the two.

Old PowerPoint doesn’t do Morph

Even though Microsoft would like the world to believe that everyone is a Surface-using, coffee-shop-going, cutting-edge hipster, the reality is that many organizations take a long time to update their software. Just last year, I was giving PowerPoint training and one participant brought a Macbook rocking PowerPoint 2008!

This month, a client asked me to animate a sequence that would’ve taken at least an hour to do using PowerPoint’s animation tools but just minutes using Morph. The request came a day before deadline, and to add to the fun he was in Singapore, which is 13 hours ahead of me. So by the time I got his request it was already the middle of the night where he was, so I didn’t have time to find out what version of PowerPoint he was presenting with at the conference.

An easy fix

The solution is to export the sequence as a video, then place that video onto a slide. It’s easy to do and looks exactly like it should on any version of PowerPoint. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Create a Morph transition between two or more slides. Check out the very helpful “Use the Morph transition in PowerPoint” from Microsoft for instructions.
  2. If your slides are part of a larger presentation, save your file under a different name then delete all but the morphing slides.
  3. Export the morphing slides as a video.
  4. Insert the video into your presentation. Set the video to start automatically and set the slide to transition after the video stops.

Watch the video below where I walk you through the steps to create this simple video hack of the Morph transition!

How to recover files from a dead computer

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How to recover files from a dead computer

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Sep 14, 2021 • Filed to: Recover Files • Proven solutions

Many users think that the files will disappear forever if they are deleted withВ “Shift + Delete” because all deleted files cannot retrieve from the recycle bin. But don’t worry, even the deleted files are no longer available on your computer, they are still on your computer hard disk drive. Please do not save any new data and files on that hard drive. You need to get a powerful file recovery software to help youВ recover deleted files from the computer. Moreover, you can also resort to the tool toВ recover the deleted foldersВ in Windows.

Part 1. The Best File Recovery Software – Recoverit Data Recovery

We recommended the best file recoveryВ Recoverit Data RecoveryВ for you. It is a reliable and safe deleted file recovery program, it can easily recover permanently deleted files from the computer. Also, keep your data and computer privacy without any data loss.

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Part 2. How to Recover Deleted Files from Computer

Free download and installВ Recoverit File RecoveryВ software on your computer. This guide will tell youВ how to recover deleted files from Windows computer. Mac users should downloadВ Recoverit Data Recovery for MacВ and follow similar steps. (Note:В Please install this data recovery program on another partition of your computer.)

Step 1. Select a Data Recovery Mode

Launch Recoverit Data Recovery.В To recover deleted files from the computer, here click the option of “Deleted Files Recovery” mode to get started.

How to recover files from a dead computer

Step 2. Choose the Location (Computer Hard Disk Drive)

The nest, you just need to select the hard disk drive that your files were deleted from and click “Start” to scan and search deleted files.

How to recover files from a dead computer

Step 3. Scan the Computer Hard Disk Drive

Recoverit Data Recovery will start a quick scan first. After the first scan, you can preview some of the restorable files.

How to recover files from a dead computer

If you cannot find your data after the scan, you can go to scan again with the “All-around Recovery” mode, it can deep scan your computer hard drive and search more files. While it will take more time to find more files.

Step 4. Preview and Recover Deleted Files from Computer

After the scan is finished, you can check all recovered files and preview some recovered photos. Go to select your files and click “Recover” button to get them back.

How to recover files from a dead computer

Please save all recovered data to a safe storage device to avoid data loss again. With Recoverit Data Recovery software, you can easily get you deleted files back in simple steps, evenВ recover Dropbox deleted files. Don’t hesitate and download as below to try it for free now.

How to post to instagram from your computer

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Before I start this post, there’s a few things to make clear. I hate using Instagram on my mobile and I’m a chrome user.

I tried many ways to post on Instagram from my desktop computer including downloading various apps. In the end, I never really used them because I either have to pay for the apps or I forget to use them because they’re not that user friendly. Finally, I found an easier way to post to Instagram from my desktop computer without using apps. Here are the steps.

  1. Go to your Instagram using your desktop.
  2. Right click on your desktop and select Inspect (or press Control + Shift + i)
  3. Look for the mobile phone/tablet computer icon and select it (or press Control + Shift + m) . Hint. The icon is right at the top. If you mouse-over the icon, it says “toggle device toolbar”
  4. Once selected, your Instagram will look exactly like it does on your mobile. However, you still cannot post anything until you do the very important step 5 below.
  5. Refresh the page (The action of refreshing the page brings up the home, search, post (a plus sign in a square box), love and profile icon).
  6. You can now post on your Instagram from your desktop computer by hitting the post button (the plus sign in a box). That button allows you to browse for photos from your desktop to post.
  7. Post as normal

Below are some of the photos to illustrate the steps above.

Step 2 & 3. Right click and then select the mobile phone/tablet icon. This is the position and how the icon looks like.

How to post to instagram from your computer

Important Step 5. You must refresh the page. After you do so, only then will you be able to see the posting icon as shown below. The whole bottom bar of icons is hidden. Once you refresh, you will be able to see it. Many people who use this method wonder why it does not work. The reason is because they did not refresh their computer after selecting the mobile view when toggling the device toolbar.

This is all to it. Now you can post to Instagram from your desktop pc without apps. Happy posting!

How to read 10x faster and retain more

“Nothing so much assists learning as writing down what we wish to remember.”

One of the keys to getting smarter is to read a lot.

But that’s not enough. How you read matters.

But reading is only one part of the equation. It’s nearly worthless if you can’t remember and apply what you read.

To learn how to 10x our retention, we’re going to borrow tips from Robert Cialdini, author of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, and Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Antifragile, to make our reading go deeper and stay with us longer. But we’re also going to talk about the single most effective approach I’ve used to help thousands of people improve their reading retention.

Cialdini revealed a trick that he uses, to a reader of FS:

While on the flight to Omaha, he was reading. He took notes on the material itself, and every time he completed a chapter he pulled out a sheet of white paper and wrote a single page summary on what he had just read. He places the paper in another folder. This is how he gets his learning deeper and this also enables him to refer to summaries in the future.

This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about this. In his book, The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills, Daniel Coyle writes:

Research shows that people who follow strategy B [read ten pages at once, then close the book and write a one page summary] remember 50 percent more material over the long term than people who follow strategy A [read ten pages four times in a row and try to memorize them].

But is there something more we can do?

Nassim Taleb adds “Don’t write [a] summary, write bullet points of what comes to mind that you can apply somewhere.”

The Blank Sheet

But the most effective approach that I’ve found, and tested on thousands of people, is called the blank sheet. It’s the single easiest change you can make to reading that will 10x your ability to recall what you’re reading.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Before you start reading a new book, take out a blank sheet of paper. Write down what you know about the subject you’re about to read — a mind map if you will.
  2. After you are done a reading session spend a few minutes adding to the map (I use a different color ink).
  3. Before you start your next reading session, review the mindmap (I use mine as a bookmark sometimes.)
  4. Put these mindmaps in a binder, and periodically review them.

How to use the status bar in word

Lori Kaufman is a technology expert with 25 years of experience. She’s been a senior technical writer, worked as a programmer, and has even run her own multi-location business. Read more.

How to use the status bar in word

The Status Bar in Word is available at the bottom of the document window and displays information about your document, such as what page you are currently viewing, how many words are in your document, and whether any proofing errors were found.

You can easily customize the Status Bar by adding more information to or removing information from it. To do this, right-click anywhere on the Status Bar. Items that have check marks next to them display on the Status Bar. These items may not display at all times, depending on the current circumstances. For instance, if you’re not sharing the document with other authors, the “Number of Authors Editing” will not display on the Status Bar even if you have it selected in the “Customize Status Bar” popup menu.

How to use the status bar in word

Additional information about different parts of your document displays in the Status Bar. For example, when you hover your mouse over a hyperlink…

How to use the status bar in word

…the URL for the hyperlink displays in the Status Bar. Additionally, if you copy and paste content from a webpage into a Word document, and you hover your mouse over a pasted image, the URL for that image displays in the Status Bar.

How to use the status bar in word

The icons on the right side of the Status Bar provide information about, and allow you to change, how you are using Word. For example, you can change the viewing mode (Read Mode, Print Layout, and Web Layout) and the zoom level.

How to use the status bar in word

Experiment with the various options available for the Status Bar to see how to customize it to best suit the way you work and improve your productivity.

How to use the status bar in word

Take advantage of the Microsoft Office Status Bar in applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It lets you see details and tackle tasks quickly.

How many times do you check the word count in Word, wonder if Caps Lock is on when using Excel, or need to add notes to a slide in PowerPoint? You might not realize it, but you have a super-easy way to see and do things in these Microsoft applications with the Status Bar.

The Status Bar is the handiest of tools that displays information, provides quick access to actions, and is fully customizable. If this nifty part of Office is new to you, we’re here to help! Here’s how to use the Status Bar in your Microsoft Office applications.

Where You Can Find the Status Bar

The Status Bar is located at the bottom of each Office application. And it’s not just for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You’ll also use it in applications like Outlook and Access, and on both Windows and Mac. At this time, the exception is if you are using the new Outlook for Mac released in the fall of 2020.

No matter what theme or background you use for your application, the Status Bar appears as a solid bar across the bottom of the application window. The only times you won’t see the Status Bar is if you use Focus mode or automatically hide the ribbon.

What You Can Do With the Status Bar

As mentioned, you can display information and take action with the Status Bar. So depending on how you customize it, you can accomplish tasks very quickly that would otherwise require a trip to the ribbon or menu.

Each application offers its own set of options for the Status Bar. Some of them are the same, such as the Zoom and Zoom Slider. While others are based on the application’s purpose. For example, you can view page numbers in Word, a sum of cells in Excel, and the number of unread emails in Outlook.

How to Customize the Status Bar

When you look at the bottom of your application window at the Status Bar, you’ll likely see some items displayed already. A good example is the Zoom Slider on the right slide which lets you zoom in and out of the application view.

To see all options for that application’s Status Bar, simply right-click on the bar and a list will display.

Anything you see in the list with a checkmark is enabled for that Status Bar. Click to check options in the list and add them to the Status Bar and uncheck those you don’t want to remove. The Status Bar updates immediately.

How to use the status bar in word

Some items you add from the list may not appear until you need them, however. For example, you might add Average and Sum to the Excel Status Bar, but you don’t see them in the bar. This can be because you don’t have the data selected in your spreadsheet. As soon as Excel recognizes applicable data, like when you select the cells, you’ll see those options display in the Status Bar.

How to use the status bar in word

Many of the items you can add to the Status Bar turn into actionable buttons. A good example is using the Status Bar in Word. If you enable things like spell check, track changes, and Focus view, you can use those tools by clicking the corresponding button in the Status Bar. You can tell if a button has been pressed because it will darken.

Also note, if you resize your Office application window, the Status Bar may not be wide enough to display all of the options you want. So if you prefer to use a very small window, you might want to customize the Status Bar to use the options you really need.

Make the Microsoft Office Status Bar Yours

Customizations are wonderful for applications like those included in Microsoft Office. By making slight adjustments, you can create a more efficient experience for work, school, or personal use. So be sure to spend a few minutes customizing the Status Bar in your Office applications!

How to use spotify with siri on iphone

Out of all the features iOS possesses, Siri, the popular voice-recognition digital assistant, has always been a noticeable one. Since Siri’s release in 2011, it has gone through several upgrades. From the simple system tasks, including finding contacts, checking weather and setting alarms to restaurant reservations, movie showtimes, searching Wikipedia/Twitter, navigating Apple Music and more, Siri is becoming more and more utility and third-party-friendly.

How to use spotify with siri on iphone

Changes are still happening. You may’ve heard about this already, for iOS 10, Apple is going to bring expanded capabilities to Siri by supporting third-party apps integration. Following Apple’s own App Extension mechanism, third-party developers could register “domains” and “intents” to get the support of Siri into their apps.

Part 1. How does Siri work with third-party apps

iOS 10 offers SiriKit, which enables your third-party apps to work with Siri. The fact is that, with SiriKit in iOS 10, Apple will deal with all the voice recognition and interpretation of each query. Siri will then decide whether it could solve the issue on its own or deliver the request to a supported third-party app. Also, developers can only get access to the particular data that is relevant to their app.

SiriKit API (Application Program Interface) is offered for third-party apps. Once they come up with an appropriate response, the answer will be displayed in the Siri interface. That is to say, iOS users could interact with third-party apps inside Siri without having to jump into the applications.

Since Siri is doing the heavy lifting here, so the third-party developers wouldn’t go through too much trouble. All they need to do are three things. First, they need to provide the basic vocabulary of their applications including the app name, such as WhatsApp, and the content names of the app, such as the contact names in WhatsApp library. Second, they need to formulate the app logic, making sure that Siri can communicate with the app extension. Third, they need to create a user interface. Even though there is no need to open the application when using Siri, developers are able to provide custom artwork for Siri’s responses to make it feel like the full app.

Part 2. SiriKit limitation: only work with six types of third-party apps

If you think that this SiriKit is the ultimate version that could work with any type of voice command, you might get disappointed. According to Apple, SiriKit could support only six types of third-party apps so far, including Ride Booking, Messaging, Photo Search, Payments, VoIP Calling, and Workouts.

How to use spotify with siri on iphone

Even though some people are disappointed about the restriction, there is a good reason that Apple did this. This assures that we can get a relatively wonderful Siri experience. Besides, open Siri puts the privacy issue on a big risk, so it is necessary to limit the third-party services and make sure they are safe at first. But then again, I’m sure that with the development of iOS, more kinds of applications will be compatible with Siri soon.

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How to use spotify with siri on iphone

July 02, 2018 20:31 / Updated by Louisa White to iOS

This article shows you how to add music from iPad Pro/Air/mini to iTunes on Mac.

iOS 10 brings a massive update to Apple camera app, allowing you to not only save the JPEG pictures but also retrieve unprocessed RAW photos. Third-party camera apps are now supported to take and edit live photos.

New Photos features of facial, object & scene recognition will be applied in iOS 10. This article enables you to know more about the advanced iOS 10’s photo recognition.

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Best Personal Assistant Apps for Android Smartphone and Tablet

In today’s living, we’ve to do a lot of tasks on our Android device. But, have you ever thought about a virtual assistant like Siri that can help you to do all the task you do on your Android? If you, or if you aren’t, no problem. Siri is a well-known personal voice assistant app for iPhone. But it’s time to try some of the best personal Assistant Apps for Android like Siri that are the greatest invention of Artificial Intelligence for Android OS.

Assistant apps are the options that you can use to boost up your mobility or productivity. Even, to make your everyday life easier than before, there is no alternative of personal assistant apps through your Android.

So, here on Android Booth, I’m going to share with you the top 10 best Personal Assistant Apps for Android like Siri. As your virtual personal assistant they will do almost everything, like answering your questions, calling to others, sending SMS, providing weather forecast, latest news, finding a location, setting an alarm, and much more.

1. Lyra Virtual Assistant

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Lyra Virtual Assistant

This app is called Indigo Virtual Assistant before, but now with the new name “Lyra” and with new features, it’s already got a lot of attention when we’re talking here about personal artificial intelligent assistants. It’s doing great and if you want someone always at your side, to help you with completing the basic tasks on your Smartphone or Tablet, you can choose Lyra. Talking with Lyra assistant is more like talking to a human.

You can talk to Lyra about anything, Lyra will understand. Like, you can tell her to play YouTube videos, set an alarm, open Maps & give you directions, search the web, or translate any language, etc. Sometimes, She might even give her personal opinion. As well as, it also includes a powerful widget for quick action. Definitely, you’ll like Lyra as your personal assistant wherever you are, at home, office, or on the go.

How to resize large image attachments in outlook

You’ll receive an error message if you attempt to attach files larger than the maximum size limit. There are a few ways to work around this size limit, including using a file sharing service or compressing the file.

Outlook limits the size of files you can send. This limit prevents your computer from continually trying to upload very large attachments that exceed the limits of most Internet service providers. For Internet email account. such as or Gmail, the combined file size limit is 20 megabytes (MB) and for Exchange accounts (business email), the default combined file size limit is 10 MB.

Save your file to a cloud service and share a link

There are many cloud storage services to which you can upload and then share large files. Some popular cloud storage services include OneDrive, Dropbox, iCloud, and Google Drive. Once your file is stored in the cloud, you can include a link to the document in your email message.

Upload your file to a cloud service, such as OneDrive or Dropbox.

Note: The service you use generates a link to access your file. Your recipient can open the link to download your file.

After you upload the file, copy the link, and paste it into your email message.

Tip: For detailed information about uploading files and creating a download link in OneDrive, go to Upload photos and files and Share files and folders and change permissions.

Compress the file

When you compress, or zip , your file, it decreases its size, and it might decrease it enough to fit within the Outlook size limits for attachments. The following articles describe how to compress and extract files for different Windows operating systems.

Reduce the size of an image

If you’re sending large image files you can automatically resize them to reduce their file size.

Attach the images to your email message.

Click File > Info.

Under the Image Attachments section, select Resize large images when I send this message.

How to resize large image attachments in outlook

Return to your message, and click Send.

Save the file to a SharePoint server library

If you’re using Outlook in a business environment and use SharePoint, you can save a file to a SharePoint library and share a link to the file. See Share a document using SharePoint or OneDrive for instructions.

For Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007, if you try to send a message with attachments that are too large, the message“ The attachment size exceeds the allowable limit” appears.

Note: For more information on how to change maximum allowable attachment sizes, see “Attachment size exceeds the allowable limit” error.

Even if your message doesn’t exceed the Outlook or Exchange Server attachment size limits, there is a chance your recipient’s email provider might block messages that include large attachments. To help reduce the size of attachments that you send in Outlook, see Reduce the size of pictures and attachments.

In addition to mail provider limits on total message size, sending large attachments through email is not always the best solution.

Your message might cause your recipients’ mailbox to exceed the storage quota If the recipients’ mailboxes exceed the storage quota, the recipients could be prevented from receiving other messages.

Your message might cause your mailbox to exceed the storage quota Each message that you send is saved in the Sent Items folder. Sending large attachments to other people counts against your mailbox size quota as well. When you exceed the storage quota, you could be blocked from receiving additional messages.

Attachment bloat When a file is attached to message, it has to be encoded. The encoding process causes attached files to become 1.37 times larger than they are on your computer. For example, if you send a 5 MB file attachment, the attachment is sent as 6.85 MB of data.

There are several ways to share large files and collaborate with other people without sending attachments.

Microsoft SharePoint Server libraries If you have access to a SharePoint Server library, files can be saved to the library. For more information, see Save a file to a SharePoint library. SharePoint libraries can be accessed directly in Outlook.

If your organization uses SharePoint Server and provides you with a My Site, you can upload your files to your My Site Shared Documents library, and then include a link to the file in your message.

When you open the SharePoint document library to which you have uploaded your file, right-click the link to the document, click Copy Shortcut, and then paste (CTRL+V) the shortcut into your message.

OneDrive OneDrive is a free Microsoft service that provides password-protected online file storage making it possible to save, access, and share files online with friends or co-workers, from nearly anywhere. You can save Microsoft Office documents directly to OneDrive. For more information see, Introduction to OneDrive.

Shared network locations Save files in a folder that your recipients can also access. You can then send recipients a message containing a link to the shared location. On the Insert tab, in the Links group, click Hyperlink. If the shared location path or file name contains spaces, see Add links containing spaces to an e-mail message.

Photo sharing sites If you are sending pictures to someone, consider resizing those pictures before you send them. See Reduce the size of pictures and attachments. With modern digital cameras, each picture can be 3 MB or more when you transfer them from your camera. If you don’t want to resize your pictures, there are many photo sharing websites where you can upload your pictures, and then send a link to the pictures in a message.

Video sharing sites Even a short video file can be very large. Consider sharing video clips using one of the methods described in this article or to a video sharing website.

Security Note: When you attach a file to a message, you determine the intended recipient. If you upload a file to a shared location or service, make sure that you understand the privacy and security settings of that site, including who has access to your file.

Lori Kaufman is a technology expert with 25 years of experience. She’s been a senior technical writer, worked as a programmer, and has even run her own multi-location business. Read more.

How to resize large image attachments in outlook

When you have to send someone a large image file through email, it’s a good idea to resize the image file to make it smaller before sending it. Outlook makes this easy and allows you to resize the image file as it’s sent.

Some companies and email services still have small attachment limits. So, resizing images can avoid having your message bounced back to you. It’s also an easy way of resizing images for yourself. Simply email the image file to yourself and have Outlook resize it automatically.

NOTE: We used Outlook 2013 to illustrate this feature.

To have Outlook resize an image file as it’s sent, create a new email message and enter the recipient’s email address, a subject line and any text message you want to send. Then, click the “Insert” tab.

How to resize large image attachments in outlook

In the “Include” section of the “Insert” tab, click “Attach File.”

How to resize large image attachments in outlook

The “Insert File” dialog box displays. Navigate to the folder containing the image you want to send. Select the file and click “Insert.”

How to resize large image attachments in outlook

The file is attached to the message and the size is noted. In our example, we didn’t send a particularly large image file, but it still got noticeably smaller when it was sent.

Before clicking “Send,” there is a setting we must turn on to resize the image as it’s sent. To access this setting, click the “File” tab.

How to resize large image attachments in outlook

On the “Info” screen, select the “Resize large images when I send this message” radio button. Then, click the left arrow button in the upper-left corner of the “Info” screen to return to your email message.

How to resize large image attachments in outlook

Now, click send to send the message.

How to resize large image attachments in outlook

The image file will be resized and your recipient will receive a smaller file. In our example, the image file went from 345 KB down to 131 KB, as shown in the image at the beginning of this article.

If you must send the original large file to someone, you can use a cloud service like Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive, or other services for sending and sharing large files. We’ve also previously other options for sending large files over email.

How to reduce image’s size in Outlook?

Supposing you need to send friends some large photos via Microsoft Outlook, no matter how you attach these photos as attachments or insert photos in the message body directly, these photos may be too big for recipients to receive or view regularly. Actually, you can resize both of attached images and images in messages body before you send the message.

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Resize attached photos in Outlook 2010 and 2013

This section will talk about resizing big attached photos which you added by Insert > Attach File in message window in Outlook 2010 and 2013.

Step 1: Create a new message with clicking the New- Email button on the Home tab in the Mail view.

Step 2: In the message window, please click the Attach File button on the Insert tab.

How to resize large image attachments in outlook

Step 3: In the popping up Insert File dialog box, please find out and select pictures, and click the Insert button.

How to resize large image attachments in outlook

Step 4: In the Message window, click the File > Info.

Step 5: Now please check the option of Resize large images when I send this message. See the following screen shot:

How to resize large image attachments in outlook

Step 6: Compose your email message and send it.

Note: This method will resize big attached photos at a maximum of 1024×768 pixels in Outlook 2010 and 2013.

Resize attached photos in Outlook 2007

This section will guide you to resize attached pictures automatically in Microsoft Outlook 2007.

Step 1: Create a new message with clicking the File > New > Mail Message, or just clicking the New button in the Ribbon.

Step 2: In the message window, please click the Attach File button on the Insert tab.

Step 3: In the popping up Insert File dialog box, please find out and select pictures, and click the Insert button.

Step 4: Click the arrow button at the bottom-right corner in the Include group on Insert tab to activate the Attachment Options pane. See the following screen shot:

How to resize large image attachments in outlook

Step 5: Go to the Picture Options section in the Attachment Options pane, please click the Select Picture size: box, and select one of picture sizes based on your needs.

Note: If you check the option of Show when attaching files, the Attachment Pane will come out automatically when you attach pictures in your composing messages.

Step 6: Compose your email message and send it.

Reduce the size of photos in message body

Most of time, you may layout photos in the body of messages directly, which make your messages much attractive. However, the photos may be too large for recipients to view regularly. This section will help you solve this problem, and reduce the size of inserted photos in message body easily.

Step 1: Create a new message:

  • In Outlook 2010 and 2013, please click the New E-mail button on the Home tab in Mail view;
  • In Outlook 2007, please click the File >New >Mail Message, or just clicking the New button in the Ribbon.

Step 2: Insert pictures in the message body with clicking the Picture button on the Insert tab.

Note: The Picture button will be gray until you put the cursor in the body of message.

Step 3: In the popping up Insert Picture dialog box, please find out and select pictures, and click the Insert button.

Step 4: Right click the inserted picture, and select the Size and Position (or Size in Outlook 2007) in the right-clicking menu.

How to resize large image attachments in outlook

Step 5: In the new dialog box, go to the Scale section on the Size tab, and you can specify the percent of both Height and Width according to your needs, for example 30%. See the following screen shot:

How to resize large image attachments in outlook

Step 6: Click the OK (or Close) button to exit the dialog box.