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A recent breakthrough in miniaturized sensor technology could end up taking a bite out of personal privacy. Researchers developed a wearable small enough to stick on a human tooth virtually unnoticed. And it’s capable of wirelessly transmitting data on any chemicals it comes in contact with. The team, researchers from Tufts University School of Engineering, set out to create a better solution for monitoring dietary intake. Their work could prove invaluable to medical researchers and has the potential to save innumerable lives. The device could give doctors real-time alerts on patients based on actual chemical intake. This means that rather…

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How to hide game videos you’ve captured on Nintendo Switch using Parental Controls

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Nintendo makes it easy to set restrictions for kids thanks to the Parental Controls app, even videos you record of your games.

Maybe you like to capture video of your character chopping off mutant heads in Resident Evil or stabbing a soldier in the back in Skyrim or whatever M for Mature games you play on your Nintendo Switch. Maybe you’ve also got a little one in the house that probably shouldn’t see that drug scene in L.A. Noir you just had to capture video for. Well, you can still keep your cool clips and share them with friends through your sosh meeds without your tender tykes seeing your dark side. It’s easier than you think. Here’s how.

How to restrict your kids from seeing videos in restricted games on Nintendo Switch

If you already have Restriction Levels set up in the Parental Controls app on Nintendo Switch, you don’t have to do anything. Your videos will automatically be inaccessible when Parental Controls are enabled on your Switch, depending on your level settings and the game’s Rating by the Software Rating Organization.

If you haven’t set Restriction Levels, you can do so in the Parental Controls app on your phone.

  1. Launch the Parental Controls app on your phone.
  2. Tap Console Settings.

  3. Tap Restriction Level.
  4. Select the age range you want to restrict content to.
    • Teen – For games rated 17+
    • Pre-teen – For games rated 13+
    • Child – For games rated 8+
  5. Tap Save to save the settings.

The changes will automatically sync with your Switch so the restrictions will happen instantly.

Now, when you try to view a video from a game that is above your Restriction Level, you’ll see a message that the video can’t be played because it’s restricted by Parental Controls.

Want to know more about Parental Controls for Nintendo Switch? We’ve got a great guide!

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Do you have any questions about restricting kids from seeing captured game video on Nintendo Switch? Put them in the comments and we’ll help you out.

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The Best Journaling App on iPhone Is One You’ve Probably Heard Of

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There are the apps we try and the apps we use. For the longest time, Day One sat on my iPhone as a wonderful journaling app I never used. Then iPhone Life magazine’s managing editor Rheanne Taylor showed me how she organizes her Day One journaling app. And in that moment, I realized I completely missed arguably the best feature this app has: the ability to create multiple journals. I’ll go more into her brilliant organization below. But with a simple change of outlook, the app has become more invaluable to me than any other note-taking, journaling, or markup app available. If you’re not familiar with Day One, then you’re really in for a treat. This journaling app is beautifully designed and works like a dream. I’ll go over more on what Day One does and why we love it below.

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Day One (Free; Premium 3.99/month)

What It Does

Overall, Day One is a beautiful journaling app with more features than I’ll be able to cover in this article. The Premium version provides you with unlimited journals and unlimited photo storage for $ 3.99 a month or $ 34.99 a year. This is a new model for Day One, which used to be a single-purchase app. For Day One users who bought the app before this transition, there’s a lifetime discount. While a lot of users have not been happy about this change, I think it makes a lot of sense. Day One is planning to add lots of new amazing features. On its website, Day One lists three of these upcoming features: audio recording, writing prompts, and video entries. But in order to do that, the company needs a steady stream of money to invest back into the app. I think it’s worth the small investment for those who want and will use the best journaling app available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Which reminds me, with a premium subscription, you also get the Mac app. So all of your entries and writing will sync beautifully across all of your devices. Hoorah!

The Day One app provides you with four different ways to view your entries: the main Journals view, by photos, on a map, or via the calendar. The main view is where you can quickly start a new journal entry and see a preview of previous entries. The Photos view shows all the photos you’ve added to entries, and you can tap on a photo to view the full entry. The Map view lets you see where you were when you wrote the various entries, and the Calendar view lets you see when you wrote each entry. You can create tags to easily organize notes across journals, search by year, or even song. You can see what you wrote On This Day the year before or even set reminders to journal for certain days of the week or at the beginning and end of a month.

Why We Love It

My Day One journaling app is password protected, which makes it feel like more of a sacred, private place to pour my feelings into than a physical journal or computer document. As I mentioned in the first paragraph, Rheanne completely changed the way I organized my Day One app. Being able to create multiple journals, I just assumed I’d have one for each year. But no, Rheanne had a way better idea. She creates different journals for different reasons. So she has one for keeping quotes, one for daily free writing, one for lists, and on. I found this to be absolutely brilliant. Now I have six different journals, all of which I use under different circumstances. If I come across a recipe on Instagram that I really want to try, I add it to my Recipes to Try entry within my Lists journal. And since I can color-code my journals differently, I can visually see which journal I’m in very quickly.

There are many more features I can’t possibly cover here; but if you want a journaling app that’s elegant and wonderful to use, give Day One a try. While the shift to a subscription model has turned some users away, I think we as app consumers need to get used to paying for the features we want, just like we would with a physical product. And Day One is definitely worth it.

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What to Do in ‘Dissidia Final Fantasy OO’ After You’ve Beaten It

So you’ve made it all the way to the end of Dissidia Final Fantasy OO [Free]. First off, congratulations. That means you’ve watched a ton of cutscenes and battled your way through all five chapters of the story so far, undoubtedly tackling plenty of optional quests along the way. Nevertheless, there’s probably some stirring in some corner of the gamer part of your soul, wondering if that’s all there is (or maybe the regular part of your soul too, if you’re the existential part). The answer is no, because not only is there assuredly more to come on the story front — and if you’ve beaten what the game has laid out to date, you know that there’s nothing close to a resolution to its epic tale — there’s plenty to do while you wait for the developers to add more to the main quest line. If you want to keep playing, here’s what you should be doing every day to make sure your characters are as well-prepared as they can be for what eventually lies ahead.


 

Play Story Chapters on Hard Mode

Dissidia Final Fantasy OO

What you get: Gems, crystals, XP for leveling

While you may not have given it much thought at the time, beating any of the game’s story chapters the first time unlocks a Hard difficulty setting that applies to all of the main and side quests therein. It’s exactly what it sounds like, as all of the same battles are present, just with tougher enemies.

It’s worth your time to go back through all of them, as you can rack up more Gems by knocking out the mission goals in each fight. As well, Hard mode battles are good sources of base level crystals that you eventually run out of ways to gather as you get into the later chapters of the game’s story mode but still need to make your characters stronger.

Finally, Hard mode can be used to effectively level up some of the characters you don’t use as often as your mains, keeping them at least somewhat usable for the new content coming down the pike, some of which is guaranteed to force you to use certain characters to max out on rewards as we’ve seen so far.


 

Tackle Character-Specific Events

Dissidia Final Fantasy OO

What you get: New allies you can’t get through draws, 5-star armor, Gems

Along with the daily cycle quests, Dissidia Final Fantasy OO offers time-limited events based on a specific character. The first two introduced Squall (from Final Fantasy VIII) and Vanille (Final Fantasy XIII), and made it fairly easy to recruit them, requiring you to watch just two cutscenes and beat one level 10 quest. Easy peasy.

They’re even more rewarding if you keep playing, though, because they give you a chance to win two pieces of 5-star armor specifically for those characters: one for them to wear and another to level break the first one or give to another character, depending on your preference.

Since these events are only around for a few weeks, you’ll want to keep an eye on the Events tab daily to make sure you don’t miss any.


 

Visit the World of Illusions

Dissidia Final Fantasy OO

What you get: Summon enhancement materials, Gems, draw tickets, double XP for specific characters

The World of Illusions only opens up from time to time, so playing daily is the best way to ensure you don’t miss out when it’s available. The main draw for these quests is to provide enhancement materials to level up your Summons, which is valuable enough. But don’t sleep on the Gems they provide either, as some of the quests give you as many as 500 Gems for your first clear.

Another side benefit to each World of Illusions quest line is that it grants double XP to three different characters. So if you’re looking for another way to level up heroes that aren’t your mains, this is it — just don’t forget that these quests use Stamina Points (SP) that are connected to your overall player rank.


 

Grind Out Cycle Quests

Dissidia Final Fantasy OO

What you get: Crystals, Gems, Gil

This is undoubtedly the least interesting endgame content at the moment, but it still serves a purpose. You’re able to clear 10 Cycle Quests per day, which rotate between the different colors of crystals and one where Gil is the main objective.

The current Cycle Quest schedule is as follows:

  • Monday: Black crystals
  • Tuesday: Red crystals
  • Wednesday: Blue crystals
  • Thursday: Green crystals
  • Friday: Yellow crystals
  • Saturday: White crystals
  • Sunday: Gil

Don’t feel like waiting? You can unlock any Cycle Quest for 30 minutes by using a Cycle Quest Key. If you run out of those, you can buy more using Dissidia Points. Just tap on the stylized ‘D’ icon on the game’s home screen, and you’ll see a pop-up window allowing you to exchange 100 Dissidia Points for one Cycle Quest Key.

One more thing to remember about Cycle Quests is that while they focus on a particular color, you do earn smaller amounts of crystals of other colors while you clear them. So even if you are well-stocked with that day’s color, it’s not a bad idea to play your daily allotment of 10 quests regardless.


 

Team Up for Level 50 Co-Op Quests

Dissidia Final Fantasy OO

What you get: Gems, crystals, more

For now, these are the ultimate Dissidia Final Fantasy endgame content. You can’t take on a Level 50 Co-Op Quest solo even if you wanted to since the game doesn’t give you the option, and you probably don’t want to anyway.

An interesting twist that goes along with these quests is that you can earn additional rewards based on your cumulative score from clearing the Level 50 Co-Op Quest repeatedly, regardless of whether you play as the host or a guest. Among the loot available for the first one, the Dragon of Death is additional Gems, support items, draw tickets and five-digit amounts of Gil.

Don’t forget that while Co-Op Quests use Link Bells to limit how often you play, only the Host uses one. You’re free to join as a Guest as often as you like, and the cumulative rewards for Event Missions make it actually worth your while to do so as long as they are running.


 

Why You Should Be Saving Gems

Dissidia Final Fantasy OO

In any game with a gacha system like Dissidia Final Fantasy OO, it’s tempting to just hit the store and spend your premium currency as soon as you get enough for whatever the best purchase might be. In this case, it’s 5000 Gems to get 11 item draws, which is a good deal not only because you get one extra item (which would normally cost you 500 Gems or a draw ticket), but also because you are guaranteed a 5-star weapon.

Yet there’s still another dimension to it beyond that, which is that some of the event draws and weekly draws give you as high as a 90 percent chance of obtaining the 5-star weapon for one of three different characters. Until you have every character on your roster matched up with his or her specific 5-star weapon, that’s a powerful incentive to stockpile Gems and spend them only when the draws that benefit you the most come around. It doesn’t totally negate the gacha aspect of the game, obviously, but it does mitigate it when you spend wisely.

Finally, something that only was added shortly before I wrote this guide is the addition of multiple 5-star weapons for some characters. For example, Cloud now has both the Crimson Edge and Ogrenix from Final Fantasy VII as options, both of which have different special abilities. That should be another factor in your mental calculus when deciding when and on what to spend your Gems.

Still, if you take nothing else away from this entire endgame discussion, it’s that there’s currently no good reason not to wait until you have 5000 Gems before taking a shot on gear draws, and even after completing all of the game’s story quests, there are plenty of opportunities to keep earning them daily to stockpile them for down the road.

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5 iPhone Settings You’ve Seen (But Don’t Know What They Mean)

Everyone already knows about iPhone’s major features like Animoji and Apple Pay. However, there are actually quite a few features buried within iOS that are basically hidden, or at the very least, not as well-known.

Some of these features work in the background automatically, but it’s useful to know how to enable or disable them. Other features are actually pretty handy if you do know about them. Use the Right Arrow to Browse 5 iPhone Settings You’ve Seen (But Don’t Know What They Mean).

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Have you ever wondered what products or apps you’re missing out on? It’s easy to find the most popular ones in a particular category—but what about the hidden gems? One of Product Hunt’s community members David Spinks has the same question. So, he asked other users: What’s one app you use a lot that most people don’t know about? The community responded with over 220 product recommendations. Here are 27 of our favorites—from a plug-in that helps you write better, to a Mac volume booster, to an automated website that tracks just about everything in your life. Read on for more…but be ready to…

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The Enverge is a deadly looking electric car from a company you’ve never heard of

You probably haven’t heard of GAC, the Chinese automaker with big designs on the US market. At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GAC is seeking to up its profile in advance of its 2019 US launch with — what else? — an eye-catching, futuristic, mostly irrational electric car concept.

The Enverge certainly attracted a lot of attention here in Detroit with its gull-wing doors, “floating” digital dash-screen, and alleged range of 370 miles on a single charge. That would place it over the Tesla Model 3, which is, of course, a real car and not a concept like this. GAC also unveiled the GA4 midsize sedan that will go on sale in China later this month.

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What’s the longest you’ve used a daily driver?

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In the smartphone market news cycle, we couldn’t close out 2017 without some kind of controversy now could we? Considering we closed out 2016 with exploding phones, we had a high bar to reach! I don’t think we quite got there, at least not in terms of pure spectacle, but the impact was certainly pretty similar. Just before we said goodbye to the year, we’re talking about Lithium-Ion batteries, throttling phones, and companies communicating to customers.

All of that thanks to Apple, too, which is pretty crazy by itself.

The company had a pretty shaky end of the year, but I imagine it will be just fine moving forward. Apple is already offering cheaper battery replacements for older iPhones, and it’ll update iOS to be a bit more detailed in its battery information. All of that’s well and good, and it will probably be enough to pull Apple out of whatever cloud it currently finds itself in.

But of course, there are questions about what happens next. After all, we all know that Li-Ion batteries are basically the default at this point. We use them because we have to. A worthwhile alternative hasn’t been discovered just yet, so companies have to make bigger phones to stick bigger batteries in there, and make software tweaks to avoid taxing the juice too much.

Apple’s idea wasn’t a bad one. After all, you need the battery to use your phone. And even though Android manufacturers don’t do the same thing, as long as they communicated the effort I don’t think they’d be tarred and feathered for doing it. At least, I can hope that would be the case. Those same manufacturers (and Android in general) would probably let customers choose which to prioritize, though.

One idea, as stipulated by my fellow editor, was to bring back swappable batteries. In that piece, Anna writes up that Apple should probably be the company that uses replaceable batteries, and that’s probably not a bad idea. But it’s Apple we’re talking about here so that probably won’t happen. And while the other major companies out there have all primarily switched to non-replaceable batteries, I wonder if it would be impossible for some of them to go back to how things were.

I don’t want to go back to plastic phones, though. The level of design quality that companies like Samsung, LG, HTC, and others have reached is something I don’t want to get rid of, and if that would be the element to get traded out for replaceable batteries, I’d live with those encased pieces of technology.

We’ll be stuck with Li-Ion batteries for a while longer. Just as we have been for years. And I’ve been thinking about Apple’s reasoning for throttling older phones: Batteries get weaker and can’t handle the same level of processes years later. Which is definitely true.

So I can’t help but be curious, is this an issue for you at all? As my fellow editor noted in that aforementioned write-up, she admits that she doesn’t keep phones long enough to see any major degradation of the battery. I can safely say that I’m the same way, even if I typically wait a bit longer to pick up a new phone than her these days.

What is the longest you’ve ever owned a phone and used it as your daily driver? Have you owned one long enough that you noticed steep declines in battery life on a regular basis? How did you alleviate the issue for you back then? Let me know!

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