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How to use viral copy and paste app ClipDrop

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:52 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:05

by Georgina Smith

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A newly released copy and paste app called ClipDrop has accumulated interest online for its insanely simple copy and paste process between separate devices, including super accurate object detection and background removal. Here’s how to use it.

In the modern world where media content creation is more accessible than ever, artists, creators, and workers have found themselves finding once-impossible techniques immediately accessible via new software.

With a huge proportion of the population now carrying around what are essentially tiny complex computers in their pockets, everyday tasks like paying, taking pictures, and messaging friends have been made even quicker.

While it would seem that the copy and paste function has little room for innovation, a brand new app ClipDrop has proven that assumption wrong with its super convenient and remarkably accurate functionality.

What functions does ClipDrop have?

The most prominent feature of ClipDrop is its amazingly accurate background detection. Promotional videos show a phone pointed at a potted plant, and within the span of just a few seconds the background is automatically removed, and pasted onto an exact point on the computer screen.

It also allows you to directly screenshot images on your desktop, before dragging and dropping them directly to your desired software, background free. This function works with a huge variety of applications including Photoshop, Powerpoint, Google Docs, among others.

Developer Cyril Diagne says that β€œyou can extract anything: objects, people, drawings, and text,” whilst also explaining that β€œthe quality of the salient object detection, background removal, and text detection is now quite incredible.”

How to download and use ClipDrop

Until November 20th, the app is at an early bird price point of $39.99 dollars a year, which includes full access to the features on all platforms, unlimited clips with no ads. However, the app can be trialled for free on iOS, MacOS and Windows.

In order to use the app between devices, you’ll need to have the application downloaded and logged into with an account that you can create or attach upon first opening the app.

Point your phone at the object you wish to clip, and tap the screen to take the picture. The app will automatically remove the background for you. Once you’ve got your object cut out, point your phone at the area of your computer you wish to place the object, and click ‘drop’ to import it.

While ClickDrop is still in its beta form and some bugs are of course to be expected, the app already looks to be receiving high praise and is experiencing a buzz online.

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How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo

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Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!