Tom’s Guide: Look out! These AI-generated YouTube tutorials are spreading dangerous malware. “According to a new report(opens in new tab) from the no-code platform CloudSEK, there has been a 200-300% month-to-month increase since November of last year of YouTube videos containing malicious links in their descriptions. These links take unsuspecting users to fake sites where their devices are infected with the Vidar, RedLine, Raccoon and other info-stealing malware.”
Lifehacker: Let This Free App Explain How to Play a New Board Game (So You Don’t Have To). “Dized is a free app designed to walk players through new board games with engaging tutorials uniquely created for each title….When you first choose a tutorial, you see an initial summary screen, which includes the estimated duration one game will take, the number of players that can play at once, and the appropriate age rating. You’ll also see a summary of what the game’s all about, and have the option to check out either a tutorial or the rules.” The app currently has full tutorials for 39 games, but rule lists for many more.
My Modern Met: Walter Foster Publishing’s Free Tutorials and Downloadables Help Refine Your Art and Craft Skills
My Modern Met: Walter Foster Publishing’s Free Tutorials and Downloadables Help Refine Your Art and Craft Skills. “Not only does the website include all of your favorite Walter Foster Publishing books—from Painting with Bob Ross to Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor to Empowered Embroidery—but there are also new features that allow anyone to learn online. The brand new Art Studio is a place to find your favorite Walter Foster artists and authors and follow their video tutorials. New content is added regularly, so check back often to either learn or hone a new skill. Current tutorials include lessons on how to hand letter a glass frame, create paper mache paste, and fold an origami fox. Artist Sonia Leong also gives a crash course in the visual language of manga so that artists can refine their skills. In addition, the art studio includes free, downloadable projects and activities.”
CNET: How to take your best ever photos with your iPhone or Android phone. “Regardless of the phone you have, CNET has been busy testing every feature of today’s phone cameras, and we’ve put together a whole range of how-to guides and tutorials that will take you through everything you need to start taking incredible images using just your phone.” A huge roundup of useful photography tutorials.
Lifehacker: How to Skip to the Good Shit in a Long YouTube Tutorial. “Hi, I’m Nick, welcome to my YouTube tutorial channel. Here’s thirty seconds of excruciating introduction, two minutes showing you how to open an app, five minutes explaining an irrelevant task, and then five seconds of the actual tip you googled. Actually, we’ve got three tips: three ways to find the ‘real’ part of a how-to video.” +1 for listening to tutorials double speed.
New-to-me: an online database of pixel art tutorials. You may not know what pixel art is but I guarantee if you’ve spent any time online you’ve seen it. Envato has a good overview. From the Pixel Art Tutorials home page: “The biggest collection of pixel art tutorials on the net! Search by topic, author or medium to find the perfect article, video, image or book for you. Leave a comment or click reccomend to let others know which tutorials you find most helpful!”
9to5Mac: Apple Support launches YouTube channel featuring how-to tutorial videos for iPhone and iPad
9to5Mac: Apple Support launches YouTube channel featuring how-to tutorial videos for iPhone and iPad. “Apple began a support Twitter account early in 2016, answering customer queries and tweeting out the occasional iOS tip. It has now expanded into a dedicated Apple Support YouTube channel. The account features highly-produced tutorial videos explaining all sorts of iOS features from how to change your wallpaper to deleting your call history.”