Vegas Movie Studio stopped recognizing iPhone .mov files after upgrade to iOS11

Apple made changes to their image and video formats in iOS 11. For photos, instead of JPG they now use High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF). For videos, instead of H.264 they now use High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC).

As a result, Vegas (Sony) Movie Studio no longer recognises .mov files created by iPhones and iPads running iOS11 (or imports them as audio-only clips). As a workaround you can tell iOS to record videos in the old H.264 .mov format. To do this go to Settings > Camera > Formats and choose Most Compatible.

Create Child Apple ID with Gmail as login ID (or any other non iCloud email)

If you want to create an Apple ID for a child under 13 years old you have to do it on your own Apple device in Family Sharing. One disadvantage in doing it this way is that you are forced to create a new email address and use it as an Apple ID / iCloud ID for your child's account. So if your child already has an existing email address he / she won't be able to use it as an Apple. To make things worse, if you created an Apple ID with email address it is no longer possible to change it (you can do it with no issues if you used a third party email address).

Installing LineageOS on Samsung Galaxy S7

I used below instructions to flash LineageOS on a stock Samsung Galaxy S7 (herolte, arm64, exynos 8890). no rooting was required. If you intend to follow these instructions, do this at your own risk - this will surely delete all data on your phone and void manufacturer's warranty. Also, there is always a risk of bricking your device. Proceed at your own risk!


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