Here are three simple tips (along with some convincing before and afters to seal the deal) to improve your webcam video picture.‘s Work Flow series who are staring directly down at their web camera, nose hairs and all. Never sit with your back to a window while doing an online video conversation or meeting unless you also have light on the front of your face to balance things out (a backlit shot is not a good shot).
In other words, no matter how technical they are, most webcam users forget that your eye line matters. If you’re in a room without a window, dig around for a light that you can place in front of you–even if you only have access to a small lamp.3. Built-in web cameras have come a long way, but external web cameras have come even further.
From unannounced “pre-downloads“, where files totalling more than 3GB were silently stashed locally in case you wanted them later, through ambiguous dialogs that upgraded you when you thought you’d declined, to unexpected popups in the middle of weather report live on TV, it seemed that Microsoft just couldn’t get it right.
Even when Microsoft listened to its users and made the wording in the upgrade dialog much clearer, some of our readers still had negative things to say.
The Blackshades RAT isn't any different than what your IT person at work uses to get remote access to your computer, explains Runa Sandvik, staff technologist at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT).Buying a USB-powered microphone is an obvious first step (along with using an Ethernet connection versus Wi-Fi) to increase your computer conversation quality, but it’s time to think beyond that.With many employers relying on video chat software to keep employees connected, individuals using webcams to produce expert how-to videos, and television broadcasters depending on this technology to beam guests in from all over the world, it’s no longer just good enough to be happy that your connection works.Here's why you might want to update your anti-virus software, or, if you're prone to dancing around your room naked, at least put a piece of tape over your webcam. Blackshades is the name of an organization allegedly owned by a Swedish 24-year-old named Alex Yücel.According to government officials, Michael Hogue, a 23-year-old US citizen who was arrested in 2012 as part of the feds' tangential investigation into Blackshades, codeveloped the Blackshades remote access tool (RAT).