iOS doesn’t really offer users a lot of customizability. There’s no such thing as launchers for iOS, and users don’t have any options when it comes to customizing so much as the app icons on their home screen. However, there are a lot of workarounds that people have figured out, that allow at least some amount of customizability on iPhones. Non-jailbroken iPhone users need to resort to rather crude workarounds, but jailbroken users have access to a plethora of tweaks to customize their iPhone or iPad. No matter which side of the fence you’re on (jailbroken, or not), I’m going to tell you some ways you can customize your iPhone or iPad:

Customizing a Non-Jailbroken iPhone

Customization on a non-jailbroken iPhone is a long winded process, and even then you will not get anything really great out of it. However, if you’re not using a jailbroken iPhone, these are the customization options you have:

  • Custom App Icons, and Custom Home Screen Layouts

One of the few customization workarounds that people have figured out for non-jailbroken iPhones is a neat trick involving Safari’s “Add to Home Screen” feature. The workaround can be used from the iEmpty website. With this workaround, you can create custom home screen layouts (albeit, with a lot of work), or just get custom app icons, and half-baked themes for your iPhone. There are a lot of strings attached with this method, but that’s all you get on non-jailbroken iPhones. You can even create blank icons for your home screen, and use them to position other apps in imaginative ways.

This is a layout I created. It’s not the best, but it’s something.

Do keep in mind that this method takes a lot of time, and I’d only recommend it if you’re just too desperate to customize your iPhone, and you don’t want to jailbreak it. Also, if the iEmpty website doesn’t work well for you, don’t worry, there are other websites as well.

You can follow our comprehensive guide on using this method to customize your iPhone home screen. Alternatively, if you’d rather use jailbroken tweaks to customize your iPhone, you can follow our guide to jailbreaking to easily jailbreak your iPhone.

Customise a Jailbroken iPhone

Jailbreaking an iPhone presents us with an infinite amount of customizability, along with a lot of power. There are just way too many tweaks available, and I can’t possibly mention all of them in this article, so here are some of my personal favourites from the Cydia store:

1. Get Bundled Notifications in iOS

I really like iPhones, but I absolutely hate the way iOS handles notifications. Sure, there is a chronological order to them, but it just gets cluttered very easily. If Apple wanted this to be the default notification style, but they really should’ve given the user an option to make a choice. Anyway, you can easily get Android-like bundled notifications with this tweak called “Unify“. The tweak is free, and can easily bundle all your notifications by app, or by time (the way Apple should’ve implemented them in the first place). Unify also allows chaining notifications together, so multiple notifications from the same person don’t end up cluttering your home screen.

How to Completely Customize Your iPhone

You can simply install Unify, head over to Settings -> Unify, and enable the tweak. There are a couple of other settings that you can change for the tweak, so feel free to play around to get your notifications looking exactly the way you want them to.

Source: BigBoss (Default Cydia Repository)

2. Get a Dark Mode in iOS

One thing that everyone has been asking for in iOS for a long time, is a Dark Mode. Essentially, just a dark themed version of iOS, because it just looks that much better! While dark mode would look much better if iPhones had AMOLED displays, if you’re looking to get a dark version of iOS on your iPhone, look no further than Eclipse. Eclipse is a jailbreak tweak that brings a system-wide dark mode to iOS. With Eclipse, you can easily apply dark mode effects to various elements of the UI. Alternatively, you can seven use different colours, to make your iPhone look just that much different.

How to Completely Customize Your iPhone

Source: BigBoss (Default Cydia Repository)

3. Customize Control Center

iOS 10 completely redesigned the Control Center, and while they did a great job at making it more manageable, and organised, users still don’t get any option to customize the toggles, and buttons on the Control Center. Fortunately, jailbreaking will get you access to tools like FlipControlCenter, which will let you customize the Control Center as much as you want.

With FlipControlCenter, you can add, remove, and re-arrange toggles on the Control Center. You can even add a lot more toggles on the Control Center. So, feel free to add Low Power Mode, and other useful toggles on your Control Center.

How to Completely Customize Your iPhone

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If you’re bored with the default colours in the Control Center toggles, the jailbreak tweak “Cream” should interest you. You can install the tweak on your iPhone, and get options for assigning custom colours to all the toggles in Control Center. You can choose colours from a full RGB colour wheel, and assign them to specific Control Center toggles.

How to Completely Customize Your iPhone

Source: BigBoss (Default Cydia Repository)

4. Tint 3D Touch Menu Blur

If you’re using an iPhone 6s, or newer, you must have used 3D Touch. The pressure sensitive response that the newer iPhones support. When you 3D Touch on an app icon, you must have noticed that the background gets blurred, giving a very nice aesthetic appeal to the UI. However, if you’re bored of the blur, and would like to see it coloured according to the app’s dominant colour, the jailbreak tweak “Cuttlefish” is exactly the tweak you should be looking at.

How to Completely Customize Your iPhone

With Cuttlefish installed, all your 3D Touch menus will have a background blur coloured according to the app’s dominant colour. The effect is quite nice, although iTunes is a little over the top, to be honest.

Source: BigBoss (Default Cydia Repository)

5. Get 3D Touch on Control Center Toggles

The Control Center is the easiest way to

Have you ever had a large number of images on your Mac that you needed to sort, resize and export to the same format? I regularly have to do just that, and if you’re like me, you probably also want to do it ASAP. Well, luckily, there is a very simple and very intuitive method in macOS Sierra, which allows you to resize multiple images at the same time. You can also convert multiple images directly. First, let’s take a look how you can batch resize images on Mac:

Batch resizing images in macOS Sierra

The default application on a Mac for opening and performing basic image editing is Preview. While this app looks incredibly simple, it hides a plethora of features that make it extremely useful. One of these features is the ability to resize a large number of images at once. To do this, you can simply follow the steps below:

1. Select all images that you want to resize and open them all in preview by pressing “command + O“.

2. In the Preview sidebar, you can see thumbnails of all the images you have opened. Select any of them and press “command + A” to select all. Now, click on the “Show markup toolbar” in the preview. When the markup toolbar opens, click the “adjust size” button.

mark-and-fit-size

3. In the dialog box that opens, enter the width or height value you want for all images and click “OK“.

enter custom value

Observation: Enter only the height or width to preserve the aspect ratio. If you enter a height or width value greater than the height or width of some images, they will expand to fit the entered value.

Once you click on “OK“, all selected images will be resized to fit the values ​​you entered. Easy, right? You can use this method to quickly resize a large number of images to fit your desired values.

Batch conversion formats of multiple images on macOS Sierra

Another cool thing you can do with Preview is convert the formats of multiple images at once. You can use this method to quickly convert large numbers of images from JPG to PNG, PNG to JPG, and more. In fact, you can use this method to quickly convert images to any of the formats supported by Preview. To do this, just follow the steps below:

1. Select all images to which you want to convert the format and Open them in the preview.

select all and open

2. In the Preview sidebar, select any of the images and press “command + A” to select all. Go to “File -> Export selected images“.

file-export-selected images

3. In the dialog box that opens, click “Options” to see the format you are exporting to. In the drop-down menu, select format you want to convert the images and click “Choose”.

choice of format

After doing this, all selected images will be exported to the selected format. You can use this method to quickly export multiple images to any of the formats supported by Preview.

SEE ALSO: How to Batch Rename Files on Mac Without Using Third-Party Applications

Batch resize and convert your images faster with Preview on Mac

Preview is an app that hides a surprising amount of power and can do many of the things that you might be using a third-party app or website for. You can use these methods to quickly sort all your images and perform tasks like batch renaming, resizing and even converting image formats with ease. There are many other options in Preview, and you should definitely play around with them to discover more hidden features. Also, if you have any problems using Preview to batch resize or convert image formats, or if you know of an easier method to do this, feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

While Android smartphones have formed to offer an experience where you use the screen to control almost everything, some functionality remains limited to hardware keys. All smartphones have a power key, volume controls and some smartphones even come with hardware home, back and multitasking buttons. So what if one of those keys stops working? Well, it can be troublesome to say the least. Well, if you have an Android smartphone whose keys are not working, we have a solution for you. Without further ado, here’s how you can control your android device without any hardware buttons:

Get your on-screen hardware keys

Button Savior is a cool Android app (works for non-rooted devices too) that brings On-screen buttons for hardware keys such as volume buttons, lock button, home, back, multitasking and you can even set custom shortcuts. It works a lot like the assisted touch on the iPhone, which means it sits in the corner of the screen and can be accessed from any app or screen. So, here’s how to configure Button Savior:

1. First install the Button Savior (Non Root) app from the Play Store. After installing the Button Savior app on your Android device, you will have to enable the app in Settings->Accessibility touching “Settings”.

two. Once done, you will see a small icon with an arrow like design on the right edge of the screen. You can just tap on it to get the buttons for different actions and tap on the three dots icon for more buttons.

On-screen Savior button buttons

3. For add custom actionsjust double tap the three-dot button, then tap the double square icon. Then, you will have multiple plus buttons to add custom icons, just tap on one. You can then choose from the various actions like apps, open webpage, show notifications or quick settings and more.

Button Salvador custom buttons

Lock your phone on screen

If your lock button is not working, you can use Button Savior app to lock your phone too, but you will have to enable it. In the app, go to “Advanced” tab. Here, you will find the option to “Activate screen lock“. Tap on it and then click on “activate” to give the app admin status, which means it cannot be uninstalled. Once done, you can lock your phone via the lock icon in the Button Savior sidebar. To uninstall the app you will have to first disable the blocking option.

Saver button enable screen lock

The Button Savior app includes a plethora of other options that you can check out. You may change the theme of on-screen buttons, customize buttons, icons and sidebar position, orientation and more. You can also control their behavior, for example you can hide them, activate a shooting mode, focus control and much more. Some of the other features like the ability to reorder buttons, set the number of buttons in the sidebar, etc., are limited to the Pro version ($2,074) of the application. The app is also available on a root version for rooted Android devices which gives you much more control and options.

Non-root app saver button

Unlock your phone through the proximity sensor

Although Button Savior allows you to lock your Android smartphone to the screen, there is no way to unlock your phone. For that you can use the application called DTSOthat allows you unlock or lock your device by tapping the proximity sensor or shaking your device. For those who don’t know, the proximity sensor is located on the top panel of the devices, next to the front camera. So, here’s how to configure the DTSO application:

1. When opening the DTSO for the first time, you will see the “Unlock” and “To lock” options. Select one of the options, after which you will have to grant the app admin rights by tapping on “activate“.

DTSO admin permission

two. Then the app will present information on how you can uninstall the app. After reading, press “OK“. Then go to the “Unlock” again where you will find three options to unlock: Proximity unlock, shake to unlock and volume button unlock.

DTSO proximity unlock

3. Only enable “Proximity Unlock” and tap “options” to set the number of rings to unlock. Well, it’s all simple, isn’t it?

DTSO customize faucets

If you’re just looking to lock and unlock your device without the hardware power button and don’t want the other virtual buttons that Button Savior offers, just use the DTSO app.

SEE ALSO: How to make Android more accessible for people with low vision

Hardware buttons not working? These apps come to your rescue

To sum it up, Button Savior brings on-screen buttons for home, back, recents, volume and more, while the DTSO app allows you to lock and unlock your device via proximity sensor or simply by shaking your device. So why use buttons more? You can use these apps even if your device’s hardware buttons aren’t broken, whereas finding those keys can be difficult when you’re using a huge smartphone like the Galaxy Note or other so-called phablets. So, give these apps a try and let us know if you face any issues. Thanks for reading!

There is no dispute over the importance of using images in blog posts! It has tremendous effects on post readability as well as attracting audience attention, especially when sharing links on social media platforms. However, most bloggers face serious problems when choosing images for blog posts. If you do not maintain legality when using photos from other websites, you will face issues like DMCA takedown notice, website removal by ISP/web host. But as you took the pains to read this blog post, finding royalty-free images to use in blog posts is an easy task. In this article, We recommend some sites from which you can get free images for blog posts or other purposes.

Wait! As a matter of caution and ethics, it’s always a good idea to credit the true owner of this image as you use it on the blog. This not only helps you with legal ramifications, but it also makes you a good professional (yes, professionals always respect the efforts of others). Perhaps the first reason is important as you can’t literally get free images to enrich your blog posts. Therefore, you must give proper credit whenever you use images from the following sites. So, it’s always good to use images with Creative Commons License, because in that case, a link to the authors’ website will be enough.

Here are the 6 best sites to find royalty-free images for your blog or website.

1. flickr

Flickr, a photo-sharing platform by Yahoo, is probably one of the best sites that can be used as a source of free images, particularly for blog posts. There are some precautions you should take when using Flickr. You have to enable’Creative Commons‘ in the advanced search option for Flickr to bring up photos, which are cool to use in blog posts.

After downloading it, you must credit the photographer when using it on your blog.

two. Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons

You can use images from this huge free library of Wikimedia multimedia resources. You need to confirm the image license mode, because several image licenses are available on Wikimedia commons. For example, you can see both the common creative license – which requires attribution – and public domain images – which do not.

So, before using a particular Wikimedia image, you must confirm that it is mandatory to provide assignment.

3. morgue file

morgue file

morgueFile is an excellent source of free images. However, to understand if you can use the image without giving any money, you will have to confirm that it is archived under the Creative Commons License. But, the morgueFile license allows you to adapt the work and use it for commercial purposes without even attributing to that author.

This will come in very handy, and morgueFile has a decent collection of images.

4. Foster

foter

Foter is a simple but sufficient platform when you want to get quality rich images for blog posts. There are options to filter the results according to license mode – commercial use or non-commercial use. In both cases, you will be able to download this image in different sizes without signing up.

In addition, we found an interesting collection of photos on the site.

5. photoeverywhere.co.uk

photo everywhere

If you’re looking for free travel-based images, photoeverywhere.co.uk will do the job just fine. As the images are under a Creative Commons license, you must re-link to the site whenever you use these photographs. And another problem is that you can find images by searching using just the location.

However, as per the quality of the collection, this site is perfect.

6. CC search

CC search

CC Search – Creative Commons Search – is a kind of Creative Commons search engine. Using this mechanism, you will be able to find images, which are archived under CC license, from various websites such as Images from Google, Flickr, etc.ç. However, the tool itself recommends that you confirm its license agreement before using it.

To update:

In addition to these mentioned ways, there is another way to insert great images into your blog or blog posts without paying anything. GettyImagesone of the most popular stock photo sources, it lets you embed around 35 million photos into blog posts and then share them on social media.

GettyImages embedding

To use images in this way, you have to click on an image. In the pop-up window, you have to click on the ‘Embed’ button, which will show you an html code. You have to paste this HTML code where you have to insert this image. For now, this feature is completely free, but GettyImages may also use these embed codes for advertising purposes. If you don’t mind pasting the HTML code on your site, this method is indeed one of the best.

SEE TOO:

8 free tools to create viral images for Pinterest

5 important things to do after publishing a new blog post

In our experience, these sites are, of course, great free image fonts, but the list is not over yet. You may know other sites, which we can use to enrich blog posts with suitable images. Won’t you share with us? We are awaiting comments.

Discord is one of those apps that starts automatically by default when you turn on your PC. While this is convenient for game streamers and serious gamers, casual Discord users will likely find this annoying. Also, opening Discord during startup consumes system resources, which in turn increases startup time. If you don’t want to see Discord right after turning on your PC, here’s how to stop Discord from opening on startup.

Disable Discord on Startup (2022)

There are two methods to disable Discord on startup. You can use Discord’s in-app settings or use Windows Task Manager to remove Discord from startup items. We’ve added instructions for both methods, so feel free to choose whichever method you’re comfortable with. With that said, let’s get straight to the point.

Stop Discord from Launching in Application Settings (Windows and Mac)

1. Open Discord and click the Settings gear icon in the lower left corner of the screen to open the Settings page.

2. In the left sidebar, choose “Windows Settings” to access operating system-specific Discord settings.

discord windows settings

3. Turn off the “Open Discord” toggle and you are ready. Discord will no longer start automatically when you turn on your PC. In the meantime, you can also choose to launch Discord in the background with the “Start Minimized” toggle.

disable open discord toggle

Stop Discord from Launching in Task Manager (Windows)

1. Open Task Manager using Windows 11 keyboard shortcut ‘Ctrl+Shift+Esc’ and switch to “Startup Applications” tab.

startup apps in task manager

two. Look for Discord in the list of startup apps and click the “Disable” button button in the upper right corner of the screen.

disable startup app discord

3. If you change your mind and want to launch Discord along with system startup, you can always go back to Task Manager and click the “Activate” button.

enable startup app discord

Disable Discord on Autostart in Mac Settings

1. Click the Apple menu in the upper left corner of your Mac and choose “System Preferences”.

open system preferences - mac

2. In System Preferences, click on “Users and Groups” to access your account settings.

login users and items - mac

3. Now you must choose your user account in the “Current User” section and switch to “Login Items” tab.

login items - mac - discord

4. Locate Discord in the Startup Items list, select it, and click the minus button at the bottom to prevent Discord from opening on startup. Discord will no longer start automatically when you turn on your Mac.

stop discord auto startup on mac

Remove Discord from Startup Applications on Windows and Mac

Removing Discord from startup applications should help reduce system load when turning on the PC. While you disable Discord on boot, we also recommend disabling common offenders like Steam and Spotify on boot to speed up the boot experience. If you want to take it a step further, feel free to read our guides on how to speed up Windows 11 and remove Windows 11 to improve performance.

With over 31% market share in the music streaming industry, Spotify is undeniably one of the top music streaming services in the world. Thanks to its cross-platform availability, it is convenient for Spotify users to share music with their friends and family. While you can share music on Spotify using music links, there is a nifty way to generate QR code-like images to share your favorite music. This nifty feature is called Spotify Codes, and here’s how you can create Spotify Codes and use them to share music in 2022 and beyond.

Make and Scan Spotify Codes (2022)

What is a Spotify Code?

Spotify Codes is a feature that allows Spotify users to share music, playlists or artists as a scannable image. Other users can use the Spotify app on their phones to scan the QR code-like image. You can generate these shareable codes in Spotify’s desktop app, web player and mobile app. Meanwhile, you will need the mobile app to scan the generated Spotify codes and it will not work with other QR code scanner apps.

Create Spotify code using desktop app (Windows and Mac)

1. Open Spotify Desktop app or web player and open the song you would like to share from your library. Now, click on the three-dot horizontal menu next to the song list and choose ‘Share -> Copy Music Link.’

copy the song link

2. After copying the song link, go to Spotify Codes website (Visit), paste the link into the text box and Click “Get Spotify Code”.

get spotify code

3. The website will now generate the scannable Spotify code for the song you requested. You can choose to change the background color, bar color, size and image format (SVG, PNG, JPEG) in the tools available on the right side of the page. once done, click ‘Download’ to save Spotify code.

customize and download spotify code

Create Spotify Code Using Mobile App (Android and iOS)

access spotify code on mobile

Accessing the Spotify code is quite simple in the Spotify mobile app. All you have to do is click the three dot vertical menu next to the song and you can see the Spotify code in the popup menu. You can choose to take a screenshot of the Spotify code if you want to share it with a friend.

How to scan a Spotify code

Once you know how to create a Spotify code, it’s time to learn how to use Spotify’s mobile app to scan QR codes.

1. Tap the “Search” icon in the bottom navigation bar and tap the search box at the top. Now, you should see a camera icon in the upper right corner of the search box that appears on the screen.

scan spotify code

two. Press the “Scan” button that now appears and point your camera at the Spotify code. If you have the code in your phone’s gallery, tap the “Select from photos” option to choose the code. Spotify app will redirect you to the song, artist, podcast or playlist corresponding to the scanned Spotify code.

scan or choose from photos

common questions

Q: How do I get Spotify codes?

You can generate Spotify codes from desktop app, web player or mobile app. We explain the steps to create Spotify codes in this article.

Q: Is it illegal to sell Spotify codes?

According to Spotify codes terms and conditions, it is illegal to sell Spotify codes as products without approval. You can contact [email protected] with your intended use for approval.

Q: Do Spotify code tattoos work?

Yes, people got Spotify code tattoos. If I were you, I would go to a skilled tattoo artist who has applied Spotify code tattoos before.

Try Spotify Codes to Share Music Creatively

This is how you can use Spotify codes to share music, music artists and playlists. In case you are looking for a way to share music on social media apps, check out our articles on how to share Spotify music on Instagram Stories and share Spotify song lyrics on Instagram Stories. For more tips, be sure to check out our article on the best Spotify tips and tricks.

With the battery percentage indicator, it’s easier to keep track of battery status and find out exactly how much juice is left in the tank. This means that you are less likely to be caught off guard and not have to run to the power adapter at the last minute. Surprisingly, macOS Monterey (like macOS Big Sur) does not show the battery percentage in the menu bar by default. However, you can choose to show battery percentage in macOS Monterey to easily monitor battery charge. Let me show you how you can enable this feature.

How to show battery percentage on Mac (2021)

Since the battery menu bar setting is present in System Preferences, many macOS users may not be aware of the fact that they can easily see the battery percentage in the menu bar. Some might even wonder if Apple has dropped the feature altogether in the latest versions of macOS. Before we go any further, it is worth noting that the steps are the same for macOS Monterey and Big Sur.

1. Click on Litter icon in the upper left corner of the screen and choose System Preferences.

2. Then select Dock Bar and Menu.

Choose Dock & Menu Bar option in System Preferences on Mac

3. Then scroll down and choose the Drums option in the left sidebar.

choose Battery menu bar option from System Preferences option

4. Finally, check the box next to the show percentage option. Note that you also have the option to show the battery icon with the percentage in the Control Center. If you prefer to use the iOS-style control center to manage basic controls on macOS, you might want to display the battery percentage as well. To do this, be sure to check the box Show in Control Center.

Show battery percentage in Mac menu bar and control center

Check Remaining Battery on macOS Monterey

From now on, you can easily keep track of your Mac’s remaining battery. Check the battery percentage indicator that appears to the left of the battery icon in your Mac’s menu bar. And if you marked the “Show in Control Center” box too, the battery icon will appear in the Control Center at the bottom.

Show battery percentage in Mac menu bar and control center

Now, whenever you click on the battery percentage icon in the menu bar, a context menu will open and show an accurate estimate of remaining battery life on macOS Monterey. It will also reveal the app that is consuming a significant amount of battery so you can tame them to extend your battery life. And when you click on the Battery Preferences option, you will see the redesigned macOS battery settings, which you can customize to extend the battery life of your Mac device.

New Battery Settings in macOS Big Sur
New Battery Settings on Mac

If you want to hide battery percentage in macOS Monterey, repeat the steps explained in the above section and uncheck the option show percentage option.

Show/Hide Battery Percentage on macOS Monterey

So this is a pretty straightforward way to add battery percentage to the menu bar in macOS Monterey (and Big Sur). Ideally, it would have been better if Apple had made it a default option considering it’s an essential feature. Just like iOS 15, macOS Monterey also introduced several notable features including Email Privacy Protection, SharePlay, Shortcuts and more. Unfortunately, the latest desktop OS update seems buggy as various macOS Monterey issues, including unexpected overheating and Wi-Fi issues, have dampened the excitement. How was your run with the latest iteration of macOS? Share your comments with us in the comments below.

Minecraft can be overwhelming when you’re just starting out. But luckily, the game has a bunch of easy-to-use tools that really give you an edge. One of them is the Crafting Tables. While you can use your inventory to craft basic items in Minecraft, a Crafting Table offers a 3×3 grid for building advanced items in this sandbox game. So, we are going to teach you how to make a Crating table and everything you can do with it in this article. This tutorial can be used in Minecraft Java and Bedrock editions in the same way. However, if you want something a little more powerful then turn your attention to one of the awesome Minecraft mods listed here.

Make a crafting table in Minecraft (2021)

The Crafting Table is the most basic crafting tool in Minecraft. You can use it to make everything from armor and weapons to machines and even blocks to decorate your houses in the game. It’s one of the most used items in Minecraft, and creating it is easy. But before that, you will need to have some basic ingredients. So without further ado, let’s dive in!

Requirements: Materials needed to build a crafting table

The only requirement to make a crafting table in Minecraft is wooden blocks. You can use wooden blocks to make wooden planks, which can be converted into a work table.

1. To get a wooden blockwell you need punch a tree trunk in the game. It is usually assigned to the left click or action button in your game on PC. Later, when you get an axe, you can do it faster than usual. Initially, it will take about 8 seconds to break the wooden block without tools.

2. So, come closer to the fallen wooden block to collect it. You may press “E” to check whether the block is in your inventory or not.

Minecraft inventory

3. In the inventory box, place the wooden block in the Crafting area. You can do this by clicking on the block and then clicking on an empty block in the Crafting area. Doing so will move the wooden block to the Crafting area and give you 4 Wooden Planks. You can click to select wooden planks and move them to an empty spot in your inventory.

Minecraft boards

Whenever you move something in your Minecraft Inventory, clicking on a block will make it disappear. And clicking on any empty space means the selected item will be moved to that space.

You may have noticed that the crafting area in your inventory is just a 2 by 2 square grid. The game will require a 3 by 3 grid for more advanced game crafting as mentioned above and that is exactly what a Crafting Table is for. offers.

The Recipe: Making a Minecraft Craft Table

Now four wooden planks are all you need to build a Crafting Table in this game. Now is the time to craft one of the most useful and essential items in the entire world of Minecraft. Some people even call the workbench a workbench. With that said, let’s see the step-by-step process to make a Minecraft workbench:

1. First, press “AND” to open your inventory options. Make sure you have 4 wooden planks present in your inventory.

Planks in the MC inventory

2. Then click on the wooden planks to select them and place a wooden plank each block of the Crafting area, as shown in the image below. Distributing the wooden planks in this way will display a craft table like the output in the box on the right.

How to make a craft table

3. Now click in the newly created Craft table. Now you can put on the bottom line of your inventory. It is one that is easily usable during the game.

Crafting table in inventory

Place the crafting table in your Minecraft world

Now that you’ve created a crafting table, let’s teach you how to place it anywhere in your Minecraft world and start using it to craft more advanced items. Follow the steps below:

1. First, you need to select the crafting table from your inventory to place it anywhere. you can roll to select the worktable from your essentials list or press keys 1-9 to make the selection. When selecting a thick white outline appears around the selected item. In this case, the desktop.

selected craft table

2. With the Crafting table selected, right-click on any nearby area to place the Crafting Table. And that’s it! You have successfully made and placed an essential tool in your Minecraft world.

Minecraft work table

How to use a crafting table in Minecraft

You may right click on the Crafting Table to get started. You will now notice a 3×3 square grid where you can place specific items to create in-game recipes for Minecraft. That’s all you need to know to build and use a Crafting Table in Minecraft.

Using Crafting in Minecraft

Make and use a crafting table in Minecraft with ease

Now that you know how to build a crafting table in Minecraft, it’s time to start making the best things in your world. Then you can install Forge to use mods in Minecraft and take your Minecraft creations to the next level. While you’re at it, we also suggest you install Optifine in Minecraft to boost your game’s performance and improve graphics. That’s all for now! So build a Crafting Table right away and be skilled with it.

Would you like a nostalgic trip to Hogwarts? Harry Potter has successfully converted many Muggles into Potterheads since his first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was released in 2001. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter film franchise. Then, Warner Brothers surprised fans by announcing a Harry Potter Reunion special hosted by HBO Max. Streaming rights are also distributed to other OTT platforms around the world as not everyone has HBO Max in their country. So if you’re wondering how to stream Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: ​​Return to Hogwarts in India, let’s see how and when you can watch the Harry Potter reunion in India.

Stream the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Reunion Special in India (2021)

The wait is over for Indian fans as Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: ​​Return to Hogwarts is finally coming to India without waiting a few more months. You can stream the Harry Potter meeting together with the whole world at the same time. Relieve your childhood with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and other cast members. Considering this as a New Year’s gift, let’s see where and how to attend the Harry Potter reunion in India.

Where to Watch Harry Potter Reunion in India

Amazon Prime Video India announced on its Twitter account on December 21, 2021 that it will be streaming the Harry Potter reunion in India. It’s not a surprise as you can watch all the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies on Prime Video.

The meeting special titled “Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary: ​​Return to Hogwarts” is produced by Warner Bros. on the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in London. The set contains popular locations such as Diagon Alley, the Great Hall, Platform 9 ¾, and the Forbidden Forest. So, you can expect some nostalgic recreation of scenes from these places.

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Reunion: Release date and time

Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts 20th Anniversary Reunion Special Will Be Available to Watch January 1, 2022 at 2:30 pm IST on Amazon Prime Video in India. The special episode will likely follow its release in India after it begins airing at midnight in the US on HBO Max.

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Reunion: Latest Trailers

HBO Max released the first teaser of the Harry Potter reunion on November 16, 2021, which created a wave among fans about the upcoming holiday treat. The teaser mostly showed clips from all the Harry Potter films while the Hedwig theme played in the background.

A teaser trailer was released on December 6, 2021, which began by showing the daily prophet with news titled “Hogwarts Welcomes Alumni”. We can also see several cast members receiving invitations, which look like the Hogwarts acceptance letter we saw in the first Harry Potter film. In contrast to the first teaser trailer, this video showed us a glimpse of what to expect from the reunion special.
Finally, HBO Max released a full trailer on December 20, 2021. It showed all the cast members joining the party, including Daniel, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Tom Felton, Helena Carter, and many more. They seem to enjoy a unique and chic reception to the set and discuss their time over the years of making the eight films.

You can feel how emotional this special will be in Emma’s dialogue in the trailer. “When things get really dark and times get really tough, there’s something about Harry Potter that makes life richer.” she said.

Watch Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses

HBO Max released the main trailer shortly after the end of the Hogwarts House Tournament. the magic world hosted a four-episode game show to see which house has the biggest Potterheads. Once the game show ended on HBO Max, all four episodes were made available on Amazon Prime Video.

So while you wait for the 20th anniversary reunion special, watch the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses to set the mood for the next nostalgic trip. While you’re at it, we also recommend doing a movie marathon over the Christmas break. All Harry Potter movies are available on Prime Video in India.

How to Attend Harry Potter Reunion in India

The Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts 20th Anniversary Reunion Special will be available to stream January 1 on Amazon Prime Video in India. So you will need get an Amazon Prime membership, whose price was recently increased by 50% in India to watch the show. In addition to Harry Potter, you get a ton of content on Prime Video. In addition, Amazon Prime has additional benefits like fast delivery, access to Amazon Music and Amazon Prime Gaming.

Amazon Prime comes in three plans – monthly, three months and yearly. You can choose what suits you best. The monthly plan is available for ₹179 (only get this if you plan to stream the meeting special and nothing else), and the three-month plan costs ₹459. The annual plan, which is the cheapest, costs ₹1499. So , let’s see how you can subscribe to Amazon Prime Video to watch the Harry Potter reunion in India.

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  • If you don’t have an Amazon account, create one by registering your email ID. Then check the OTP sent to your email address.
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  • Now, select a plan from the three available options as described above and shown in the screenshot below.
three plans from amazon prime - you can choose to attend harry potter reunion in india
  • Select a payment method of your choice, such as credit card, net banking or UPI. You can check out the best UPI apps to use in India here.

Observation: All payment methods listed above are not available for all Amazon Prime Video plans.

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  • Then select an existing address or add a new one and click the “Use this address” button to confirm the change.
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  • Finally, confirm your details and complete the payment by clicking on the “Sign up and pay” button.
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You are now subscribed to Prime Video in India. You can start watching the Harry Potter movies or any other program you like. Streaming Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts will

Instagram Reels, along with YouTube Shorts, has emerged as one of the most popular TikTok alternatives. Featuring a wide array of AR effects, hilarious stickers, and a solid library of music for lip-syncing videos, Reels has got almost everything covered to be a hot pick among both creators, as well as folks who wish to experiment with short-form videos. Whether you are a newbie or hunting for hacks to enhance your skill, these are the 20 best Instagram Reels tips and tricks that can help you step up your game.

Best Instagram Reels Tips and Tricks for 2021

As a creator, we aspire to be one of the best in the business. Producing highly engaging videos that can grab eyeballs and compel onlookers to send a ton of hearts is where the bucks stop. But how do you create attention-grabbing content, and what are the tools required to make pro-level Instagram Reels?

Well, we have taken all the aspects into account and included tips that can help boost your fortune on the short video-sharing platform. Now let’s dive in and take a look at the top Instagram Reels tips and tricks in 2021.

1. Find Your Niche and Post Clips Frequently

You don’t want to be a jack of all trades, do you? While there is nothing wrong with being a person who can be good in several departments, you should always strive to be the master of one craft. It is essential if you dream of becoming one of the most loved Instagram Reels creators.

What are you good at? Do you have the dancing skill that can steal the show? Can you attract viewers with your looks and lip-sync craft? Do you have a passion for flaunting a chiseled body and beefed up muscles, or do you have the heart to perform jaw-dropping stunts?

All I’m trying to stress is that you need to find the niche you wish to rule and go all out to put your best effort. Remember, when you have only a few seconds to impress, nothing less than a blitzkrieg or admirable reel can garner hearts and likes.

2. Presentation Matters

Before you create a Reel, ask yourself a couple of simple questions. Why may anyone want to watch the clip? And what could be the right pitch for your reel? These couple of questions can help you prepare and keep any oversights at bay, which are common when you go all-in with very little preparation.

Presentation for Reels

Once you have answered the fundamental questions, craft the presentation with precision. Think about each move and the impact it will leave behind. You can check out one of our cool ‘How did we go from this to that’ Instagram Reel right here. The timing and precision of your moves are important to gravitate users towards your content.

3. 30/60 Seconds is Always Better Than 15 Seconds

At launch, Instagram Reels allowed users to record only 15 seconds of video. However, when creators asked for a bit more freedom in terms of time, the Facebook-owned video-sharing platform had to double the video recording time. And now, it has bumped the video recording time even further, all the way to 60 seconds.

Switch between 15 and 30 seconds Reels

So, if you are still stuck at the 15 seconds loop or don’t know how to increase the length, let me tell you that switching between 15, 30, or 60 seconds is pretty straightforward. Tap on the tiny circle button (showing 15 seconds by default) at the top of the camera tools to hop between 15, 30, or 60 seconds.

4. Hidden Tool to Adjust Video Length

Have you ever wished to adjust the length of your Instagram Reels after recording but don’t know how to do it? It happened to me when I started taking an interest in Reels and wanted to create some funky clips. But just when I was about to look for third-party tools to fine-tune the length of Instagram Reels, I discovered the hidden tool inside the Timer itself.

adjust the length of the clip

To get going, tap on the video length button to switch between 15, 30, or 60 seconds. Then, tap on the Timer button. After that, drag the slider to adjust the length of the video. Besides, you can also adjust the countdown before you go ahead and record your clip.

5. Get Your Timing Right

Considering how pivotal timing is for perfecting each move or expression, you should never miss out on any trick to get as close to perfection as you can. Before getting into action, tap on the timer button. After that, tap on the tiny button next to the countdown to switch between 3s and 10s seconds. Next, tap on Set Timer.

use timer Instagram Reels

6. Never Forget to Align Your Instagram Reels

This is the Instagram Reels trick that should stick with your forever. The Reels feature comes with a built-in video alignment tool that you can use to align your clips with ease. Once you have recorded the video, tap on the video alignment button. It gets the job done reliably and without hampering your productivity.

Align Your video

7. Slow Down or Speed Up Your Video

One of my favorite Instagram Reels features is the native speed adjustment tool. Whether you want to slow down your reel or speed it up to make it appear more dramatic, you don’t need to look anywhere else to fine-tune the speed of your video.

Speed up Instagram Reels

Before recording the clip or after you have captured the video, hit the speed button (1x) and select the desired option. While .3x and .5x allow you to slow down your clip, the 1x, 2x, 3x, and 4x let you speed it up.

8. Experiment with Effects & AR Filters

Instagram Reels already boasts a ton of eye-catching effects. And if you think that the number is as good as the last time you strolled into the effects collection, you can’t be more wrong. The video-sharing platform keeps rolling out new effects to let you spice up your video.

Use Effects Instagram Reels

So,