They are both invasive procedures, but what is the difference?

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For patients like me with Crohn’s disease and others with more serious medical conditions, the prospect of having a tube with a camera inserted up your rear to examine your colon is a very real thing. If my Crohn’s disease is active, I can look forward to this procedure at least once per year. In remission, you may see a longer gap between them.

More recently, I was invited for a scheduled procedure, but this time it was to be a sigmoidoscopy instead of a colonoscopy. …


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Smart Car Keys are all the rage these days. Pretty much all modern new cars have a key that allows you to just tap a button to unlock the doors, with some even unlocking when you are within close proximity to your vehicle, and automatically locking when you move away from them. Gone are the days of actually having to put a metal key in a hole in your door.

Now smart key tech is going up a level, and you’ll soon be able to use your Samsung Galaxy S21 as a key with certain car models to unlock and lock your doors. …


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A speaker by Spotify has been running around the rumour mill for a few years now, but it seems that it may finally be coming after some eagle eyed tech enthusiasts spotted that designs matching the concept have appeared in a filing to US regulators.

The listing by the huge music streaming service is shown as a Bluetooth Phone Accessory, and of course these filings with the FCC are required for the gadget to be approved for sale to the general public.

Looking at the filing in a bit more detail reveals that it is a voice controlled accessory which works with a phone and the Spotify app, supporting display and buttons. …


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The MacBook Touch Bar has been a feature of Apple’s laptop devices since 2016. Personally, I always saw it as a bit of a gimmick and couldn’t really see it going anywhere or being particularly useful, and it seems I was right as Apple plans to ditch it with the upcoming MacBook Pro that will be coming out later this year.

Whilst The Touch Bar was an interesting concept and there were rare occasions where it was useful, it wasn’t something that the general public would really benefit from or necessarily use that much, and MacBooks are supposed to be aimed and marketed to the masses. …


Get your digital books onto your Amazon Kindle the easiest way, by emailing yourself!

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eBooks aren’t just purchased from Amazon. I get mine from a variety of different places depending on the best price I can find, but if I don’t buy them from Amazon then they are not delivered to my Kindle device automatically once the purchase is complete. So how do I get the eBooks onto my Kindle? Simple — I email them to myself.

How to do it

Amazon creates a Kindle Email Address for everyone who owns a Kindle device which is registered and linked to their Amazon account. When you email an ebook to this email address as an attachment, the book will automatically download onto your Kindle as soon as it is connected to the internet. …


Adding a custom thumbnail to your YouTube video can improve your click through rate, but how do you do it? Find out here.

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Adding a custom thumbnail on your YouTube video is a great way to increase your video views. The thumbnail is the first thing people see when they come across your video in YouTube search, Google Search, recommendations or on your YouTube channel. A great custom thumbnail can tempt the viewer to click in and view the content of that video and be more powerful than the video title alone.

Verify your account

Before you can add a custom thumbnail to your YouTube video, you will need to verify your YouTube account. This is done by going to https://youtube.com/verify and connecting a mobile phone with your account. A code will be sent to your phone that you will need to enter on the screen, and once done you will have access to added features on your channel including being allowed to upload custom thumbnails, videos longer than 15 minutes and the ability to live stream. …


You need to meet some minimum requirements before you can make money from your YouTube videos. Find out what those are here.

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One of the best things about being a YouTube creator is the ability to earn money from the videos you are uploading. This is done by sharing advertising revenue with the YouTube creator when ads are shown on videos. These ads usually appear before and during the video, but mid-roll ads can also be used.

However, before you can start earning money from your YouTube channel, you need to meet a couple of minimum requirements. …


Save yourself time with a default video description and other details on every upload.

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It can be time consuming entering a video description for every video you upload to YouTube. What if you could set an upload default so your video description already contains template text filled in for you? Luckily YouTube allows you to do this, although the setting to do so is quite hidden within your YouTube Studio.

Why set YouTube Upload Defaults?

YouTube upload defaults can be really useful if you have that perfect video description with all your social handles, affiliate links, subscribe link and links to playlists and other info already filled in. …


Step by step guide on uploading a great video to YouTube

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YouTube is one of the biggest websites in the world and the go-to place for video content. Uploading your own videos to YouTube is easy, but it’s important to understand all the different features and settings when doing so.

Please note that this guide relates to uploading a video on YouTube’s desktop website and not via the mobile app. The desktop uploader has more options and gives the creator the best experience and it is recommended to use that where possible.

Uploading a Video more than 15 minutes long

First up, it’s worth noting that if you are intending to upload a video that is more than 15 minutes long, you will need to verify your YouTube account before you are allowed to do this. You can do this by ensuring you are logged into the channel you wish to verify, and then go to https://youtube.com/verify — you will be prompted to enter a mobile number that you will send a text verification code to, or it will phone you and you will need to enter the verification code that is read out to you on the call. Once your channel is successfully verified, you will then be able to upload videos that are longer than 15 minutes long as well as gain access to other YouTube features. Each YouTube channel will need it’s own verification, even if multiple channels are held under the same Google account, and you can only verify two channels per year per phone number. …


What it is, how it works and how to take it.

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Humira injection pen

I’ve been taking Humira for 6 years following my diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. It’s helped to bring my condition into remission, and I have not had a flare up at all since I have been successfully using this medication. It may not work forever, but for now it is keeping me healthy and I am very thankful for it. Here is my guide to Humira’s common questions and how it can help patients suffering from Crohn’s disease / Ulcerative Colitis / Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

What is Humira?

Humira is a medication that is taken in the form of a injection into the skin, and is primarily for patients who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, but is also commonly used — and effective- against inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Humira is actually the brand name but is most commonly what the medication is known as. …

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