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Anyone signed up for Containers for Change yet?
2020.10.16 23:44 Jonsmith78 Anyone signed up for Containers for Change yet?
Looks like you don't have to give your details to take containers back.
Not sure why you need to sign up at all - maybe to use the bag drop feature?
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2020.10.15 09:32 PletraTech Why Your Restaurant Needs a Useful Mobile App
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Apps for Restaurants
Out there on how important it is to develop a mobile app
and make sure you have a strong mobile presence. But the vast majority of that advice is written by app development companies with no real concern over how well your business eventually does as a result of your marketing efforts… they just want to scare you into signing up for their services by throwing out scary-sounding numbers that may or may not be backed up by actual, published facts. We’ve got some data points to present to you… all complete with real-life examples to help you do the math on the potential revenue and customers you’re missing out on so you can make that decision for yourself.
Do I need my own restaurant app? Essential features for restaurant app
Now that you’ve rightfully decided to invest in a mobile application for your restaurant, the next thing to decide on is what features to put in it? We’ve compiled a list of 5 of the most important features every restaurant app needs to have to be loved by the customers. Sure, you can add more features to it, but you shouldn’t compromise on the following features:
Push notification is a double-edged sword; it can make or break your app. Your app will be successful if you use it in a sophisticated and subtle manner. However, if you overuse or abuse it then push notifications can annoy your users resulting in a subsequent loss. Push notifications must be managed smartly and carefully. Sending an alert in the middle of the night is never a good idea. Instead, ask your customers about the medium in which they want notifications (SMS, Email, Push Notification), also ask them the specific time.
2.In-app, online ordering, and mobile payments
Online and in-app ordering lets your customers avoid the lines or the wait for the order to be taken and processed. The ability to pay for their orders beforehand takes customer convenience one step ahead. Not only does it make the lives of your customers easier, but it also improves
s your efficiency and accuracy
for handling orders. Both of these advantages give you a clear edge over your competitor, whether they’re right across the street or across the pond.
3.Loyalty, rewards and discounts programs
According to a survey of 2015, 37% of customers use the mobile app to look for discounts. While 26% of customers use the app for Redeeming/earning loyalty points. Besides these stats, the most important is the fact that the cost of attracting/acquiring a new customer is 5 times higher than the cost of keeping one i.e. earning brand loyalty is cheaper than creating brand awareness and attractiveness.
4.Location based services
The prevalence of location-based services like beacons and geofencing has given brands the ability to engage with potential customers, even before they step into the brick and mortar location. Consider it as the modern day equivalent of handing out flyers to passers-by, promoting the restaurant deals, discounts, menu improvements, and other news.
5.Multiple platforms (app store & google play)
It’s obvious after developing an app you want everyone to notice it. Moreover, that would be only possible if your app is accessible on different platforms (App Store & Play Store).
Multiple avenues to your app make it visible to all the users of a different platform which in turn results in the downloading and subsequently increasing your users. Ensure that you maintain the quality of your Apps on each platform. There are few apps whose versions work fine on one platform and struggles on the other as it lacks the quality.
Your restaurant may be small but it may be popular enough that your customers find it difficult to get a table at walk-in. Or maybe, your restaurant is a high-end eatery that only accommodates prior reservations and not walk-ins. Whatever your situation, your restaurant mobile application should have a table reservation option for your customers. This helps cut down customer frustration that undoubtedly arises from long waits to get a table and gives them the opportunity to perfectly plan their evening.
To manage your restaurant staff and increase efficiency
you must have this feature. This feature ensures that your restaurant is never over or underemployed. It also enables you to track your employees’ performance to date.
You can make necessary changes based on your employees’ performances. It eventually increases efficiency and production as there would always be an optimum number of employees present to finish the task in time.
8. Social media integration
Social media integration has become a permanent feature for every app out there. For the restaurant industry, even more, what with the customer’s need to review their experience, take pictures of and upload them to their social media accounts like Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, etc. Not just that, you can leverage social media and tie it with your loyalty/discount programs to entice existing customers to earn points and rewards for inviting new customers/friends.
Personalization has become a significant feature in On-Demand Applications in the recent past. In this feature the app tracks and analyses the user’s activities & behavior and suggests relevant products & services. It helps in engaging and building your relationship with the customer.
It also helps in retaining your existing users as they are getting what they want with minimum effort. With personalization, you save them from the hassle of searching their favorite restaurant or cuisines repeatedly.
Using mobile apps in your restaurant: Features and benefits
Restaurant app development allows making use of mobile technology in a way, which can help restaurant owners manage their business in numerous ways. Data gathered through the use of apps can provide an abundance of valuable information that can help businesses become more efficient, profitable, and overall successful. This information can help owners plan meals throughout the day (during peak and off-peak hours), offer promotional products and special offers when appropriate, keep up-to-date records of the necessary store provisions, and plan product supply according to customer demand.
In the table below, you’ll find a list of features that a comprehensive (and user-friendly) restaurant app will have, as well as the corresponding benefits for the customer and restaurant. Restaurant apps
: Building your own versus adopting what’s already out there adopt your restaurant as per time's demand
Many restaurant mobile app developers may suggest you start your business with an already existing app. And while having an app that’s dedicated to your restaurant business can be very beneficial, if your business is only at its start and your resources are limited, it’s important to understand that you shouldn’t hurry with building your own app. There are lots of apps already on the market that can help you achieve some of your goals already. Consider adding OpenTable or another similar app to your restaurant to help customers fill your tables. Register your restaurant on apps like Zomato and others to increase your brand’s exposure and help potential customers discover you.
Designing and developing a dedicated app will take time and resources (financial and otherwise) and will also require time and resources to ensure widespread adoption of your app by consumers. A mobile app should be thought of as a bonus tool once your business is already established and you have the time necessary to manage its development.
If you do have the resources necessary or you’re ready to take the next step in growing your business, creating a unique mobile app for your restaurant is a great way to boost its success even further. But how much would it really cost? That answer really depends on the types of features you’d want to be included.
The costs of developing a mobile app for your restaurant
The cost of any application depends on many components, such as the complexity of its features, design, functionality, etc. The time necessary for development depends on the number of developers involved in each part of the process. A simpler app will take less time to develop while a bigger development team will be able to accomplish more complex functionality. It really depends on your particular goals and priorities. Based on our years of experience as software developers for various clients around the world, here are two examples of what is reasonable to expect when developing an app for your restaurant.
Example 1: Building a somewhat simple app that includes:
push notifications about news and promotions,
the ability to leave comments and reviews, and
the ability to share customer choices in social networks.
Whether you’re a restaurant owner looking to improve sales, customer loyalty, and retention or you’re an entrepreneur investing in your next venture of online food ordering and/or delivery service – the above features are a must to include in your app.
However, depending on the range of your business and cost of app development your needs, your app can be both consumer-facing and/or business-facing.
If you’re looking to have both, then your app can be your comprehensive solution for handling the day-to-day management of your business as well as your customers.
2020.10.09 06:58 ParadoXchloe SHOPSM Review (SM Online Store)
- I just wanted to provide info regarding my shopping experience to give Filos other choices to shop online.
- I ordered thru their weebsite > https://www.shopsm.com/ . I did not opt for the mobile application since the reviews stated that it was too buggy.
My overall experience with shop sm was actually very smooth from adding items to cart to checking out. I used online payment thru Gcash and the rest of the experience was pretty much the same as with all other shops. Their courier is 2GO.
I love how they send you pdf copies of the invoice through email. Their in-house tracking page is a bit inaccurate tho so you will have to manually check your email to get a link for the tracking page of 2GO express. All in all, the order and delivery process took 4 days considering we live in the province of Cavite (with only 1 day processing, and the rest of the days for delivery.)
- Convenient since you wont have to leave your house to go to SM
- Fast Service
- Easy to use UI
- Delivery fee is small (49 pesos) for 1 item, I think the shipping fee would also be cheaper for multiple items considering that you are only buying from a single shop (unlike other platforms where you are buying from different sellers) although it may change naman.
- They also have 10.10 sales and other promos
- Wide selection for shops (hypermarket, beauty, fashion, home; as well as payment options
- Items may be chosen for pick up, para pag dating mo dun kukunin na lang, no need for shipping fee or what
- Products are limited to the ones available at SM
- May certain areas -- most likely shoes that are out of stock palagi at halos wala kang choices
- Their tracking page is inaccurate so make it a habit to check your emails to check for order details, invoice, and tracking page.
Do you have another experiences with Shop SM that we might not know about?
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2020.10.08 16:11 CardinalNumber If Your Robinhood Account Has Been Hacked, Please Read This Thread and Participate
Over the last half a year or more, I've seen dozens if not 100+ accounts reported here as 'hacked'. The stories are very similar so far but this is Reddit and the best anyone can do is tell people to contact support. People mistaking this subreddit for an 'official' support channel and getting just outrageous about me not directly telling them what to do besides "Contact support" has caused me to flat out not care about it but it's a growing stone in my shoe so here we are. I'm bumping the referral thread from the top sticky spot for now to get as many eyes on and responses to this as I can.
If you've had your account 'hacked' over the last few months, please send modmail to /Robinhood
with a subject that makes it clear that your account was hacked. I've mentioned this was a growing problem here in unrelated correspondence with Robinhood but got no reply specifically about accounts being hacked or what was being done about it. Please note that I cannot help you recover anything that was taken from you
and you should contact support immediately
if you think someone is trying to access your account. I'm just trying to get as many data points as possible to resolve this in my own mind, maybe pass along what we've gathered to Robinhood, and at least create a best practices policy to post here in this sub to try and prevent more people from getting 'hacked.'
In your message, please include the following information in an organized way:
- your cell service provider (T-Mobile, AT&T, Walmart, etc.)
- your email provider for the account used with Robinhood (gmail, yahoo, a work address, etc.; DO NOT PROVIDE YOUR ADDRESS)
- were any of your other accounts also breached (email, twitter, fb, random forums, etc.)
- how "secure" is your email password (this is relative but please be honest and realistic; if you use a birthdate, an easily guessed passphrase, etc., consider that weak. If it's 47 randomly generated symbols and characters, consider that very secure)
- do you use the same password in more than one place (not specifically your RH password; any passwords)
- have you ever changed your Robinhood or email password (if so, how recently before the 'hack')
- if you have 2FA enabled on Robinhood, did you receive a series of authorization codes before the hack (if so, when? During the day, at night, etc.)
- if you have 2FA enabled on Robinhood, is it app-based (Authy, Google Auth, etc.) or via SMS
- do you have 2FA enabled on your email account
- do you use a password manager that has your Robinhood or email password in it (if so, which manager)
- what state or at least time zone you live in
- the type of phone you have and OS version
- the age of your Robinhood account
- how you were referred to Robinhood (friend, stranger, etc.)
- how often do you trade or otherwise monitor your Robinhood account (constantly, daily, occasionally, etc.)
- have you connected any third party services to your Robinhood account (budget trackers, portfolio monitors, etc.)
- have you ever signed up with any third party financial services with your email address (budget trackers, portfolio monitors, etc.)
- have you ever accessed your RH account with one of the unofficial API wrappers (python, etc.)
- have you ever accessed your email or Robinhood account on wifi that wasn't your own (at a friend's house, at Panera, at work, etc.)
- any newly (start ~2 months before being 'hacked') installed apps or games (a full written list or screenshot of all installed apps would be awesome)
- do you use the same username on Robinhood that you use on any social media or forums that you also talk about trading and/or Robinhood?
- did you have Cash Management activated when your account was 'hacked'?
- if so, have you used the card online anywhere? (please try to include any non-mainstream retailers you used the card with)
- if not, did the hacker activate Cash Management for you as part of the hack?
- if you use a desktop or laptop computer to access your email or Robinhood account, describe the system (Windows 10, Linux distro, etc.)
- do you keep your computer up to date?
- do you share a computer with anyone else (including family members who might have installed software on the computer)
- finally, describe what happened in your own words. Where did the attack come from (check Settings->Security->Your devices)? Were positions closed? Was a new bank attached to the account? Did they use the Cash Management card? How much was taken? Did they change your login info? Did they delete any emails from Robinhood? Be very specific.
Be aware that nearly everything I'm asking here should be considered private information
! If you do not trust the current moderators and any future moderators of this subreddit or the current or future site admins with this information, please, do not send it to us via modmail! My feelings will not be hurt if you decide to leave parts of this blank. No one should post this type of information in public! Do not risk your security!
If I see a pattern in the responses, I might follow up with people via modmail or another thread like this.
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2020.10.08 14:34 OIF-DV $BKYI U.S. Government Services Administration (GSA) Deploys BIO-key’s PortalGuard Identity and Access Management (IAM) Solution for Two-factor Authentication Compliance
WALL, N.J., Oct. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BIO-key International
, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of identity and access management (IAM) solutions powered by biometrics, today announced that the U.S. Government Services Agency (GSA), which provides centralized procurement for the federal government, selected BIO-key’s PortalGuard IAM solution to deliver flexible, secure and compliant two-factor authentication for a public facing central communication application.
The Office of GSA Information Technology (OGIT) administers a publicly accessible electronic mailing list environment and has a security requirement to enforce two-factor authentication for users who log in to the Listserv web interface. By leveraging the PortalGuard IAM platform and its extensive experience working with legacy software applications, the BIO-key team provided a more efficient enrollment and credential management process for the Listserv environment. Listserv users will be prompted to enroll a second form of authentication using one of fifteen authentication options supported by PortalGuard, including finger and voice biometrics, SMS PINs, tokens, mobile authenticators, push authentication and smart cards.
“We are honored to partner with the GSA to support their security initiative for this important public facing communication application,” stated Mike DePasquale, Chairman and CEO, BIO-key. “Stringent security compliance requirements are mandatory for all government agencies because of the nature of the information and data that is entrusted to them. In this case, we enhanced their legacy Listserv application to provide secure, frictionless two-factor authentication with self-service capabilities for all end-users.”
About BIO-key International, Inc.(www.bio-key.com
)BIO-key is revolutionizing authentication with biometric solutions that enable convenient and secure access to devices, information, applications, and high-value transactions. BIO-key’s software and hardware finger scanning solutions offer secure, user-friendly, and attractively- priced alternatives to passwords, PINs, tokens, and security cards, enabling enterprises and consumers to secure their networks and devices as well as their information in the cloud.
BIO-key Safe Harbor StatementAll statements contained in this press release other than statements of historical facts are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). The words "estimate," "project," "intends," "expects," "anticipates," "believes" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Act. These statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those included within or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, our history of losses and limited revenue; our ability to raise additional capital; our ability to protect our intellectual property; changes in business conditions; changes in our sales strategy and product development plans; changes in the marketplace; continued services of our executive management team; security breaches; competition in the biometric technology industry; market acceptance of biometric products generally and our products under development; our ability to execute and deliver on contracts in Africa; our ability to expand into Asia, Africa and other foreign markets; our ability to integrate the operations and personnel of PistolStar into our business; the duration and severity of the current coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our business operations, sales cycles, personnel, and the geographic markets in which we operate; delays in the development of products and statements of assumption underlying any of the foregoing as well as other factors set forth under the caption see "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Additionally, there may be other factors of which the Company is not currently aware that may affect matters discussed in forward-looking statements and may also cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed. In particular, the consequences of the coronavirus outbreak to economic conditions and the industry in general and the financial position and operating results of our company in particular have been material, are changing rapidly, and cannot be predicted.
Facebook – Corporate: BIO-key International
Twitter – Corporate: @BIOkeyIntl
Twitter – Investors: @BIO_keyIR
Investor & Media ContactsWilliam Jones, David CollinsCatalyst IR212-924-9800[email protected]
Source: BIO-key International, Inc.
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2020.10.07 13:27 softdiscover Are you looking for a calculator plugin or cost estimation form for your WordPress website?
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If you’re selling services online, calculators are a great tool to attract people to your site. Used correctly, calculators can help you collect leads and email addresses.
Why do you need traffic, leads, and email addresses? The opportunity to convert more paying customers!
There are many types of calculators you can install on your WordPress site (more on that below). Unless you are a good programmer, you’ll need a plugin to help create one.
Don’t worry though. Chances are you’ll find a great WordPress calculator from this list. Many of them are free or free to try. And some of them are able to handle much more than you expect.
With that in mind, let’s dive in! Zigaform
WordPress Price Calculator & Cost Estimation Form Builder is a flexible plugin that will allow you to create both simple and complex calculations including simple quotes, loan payment calculators, price estimation quotes, price estimation forms for your customers. You can use any maths formula to calculate the price of the product or service based on user’s input option chosen.
Zigaform offers a simple and easy to use platform for creating beautiful and powerful estimation forms. it allows you to create an estimation forms simply by dragging and dropping the elements. it is fully responsive that works well with all types screen including desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.
- Visual & drag and drop form builder
- Custom calculations
- Email notifications
- PayPal integration
- 42+ types of fields included
- Conditional logic for fields
- Responsive design
- Use any currency symbol
- Multi – step form builder
- Re – Captcha support
- Accept operations with dates
This plugin is available for free on WordPress.org and premium version will cost you $39 from codecanyon.net Get more details Here
You can easily create an online calculators for both yourself and your customers. Easily add basic form elements like checkboxes, dropdown menus, radio buttons etc. with only a few clicks https://preview.redd.it/fttzskw7rnr51.png?width=772&format=png&auto=webp&s=2b8243491cca08898985c99a355b93db42493163
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- Any number of calculated fields can be added
- Easy and visual calculator interface
- Use checkboxes, dropdown menus, radio buttons and input elements for calculator
- “Dublicate” button to duplicate a form
- Create up to 3 calculators for your needs
- Copy and paste the shortcode of the window anywhere
- Grid style
- Configuring calculator styles
- Create custom formulas for calculating
- Stylize the result of the calculation
- Multiple calculation results for a calculator
3. uCalc uCalc
is a service that helps you create and maintain calculators to estimate services and delivery costs as well as build booking, review, feedback, and event registration forms. No special knowledge and operational fees are required. You can create a calculator by just dragging the blocks and putting together simple formulas like A+B=C. You are provided with the embed code that needs to be added to a website powered by any platform. The built-in calculator is edited through the service.
https://preview.redd.it/yxx55rh9rnr51.png?width=772&format=png&auto=webp&s=4b89dc556bdb34ae8b70cef07cb3f4b7e5ecb5b4 The builder has the following benefits:
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- Ready-to-use templates and a collection of elements: a slider, button, drop-down list, checkmarks, contacts collection, date picker, etc.
- Completed orders notifications are sent to the owner or manager of the website via email or SMS
- Results with the opportunity to apply a promo code are sent to clients via email or SMS
- Design customization: background and text colors, fonts and color customization of the elements
- Display of several results, for example, with and without a discount
- Recognition of any currency and measure (weight, size, volume, product unit)
- Option to illustrate every element
- Widgets on the website automatically adapt for smartphones and tablets
The Responsive Mortgage Calculator is a jQuery widget and shortcode that’s designed to fit easily into any theme, on any device, at any size. Just what every “Real Estate Agent on the go” needs.
The calculator allows your website visitors to estimate their mortgage payments by entering:
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- the total cost of the home,
- a down payment amount,
- an interest rate (fixed rate),
- the amortization period,
- and they can select a payment period, either monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly,
- beautiful popup summary with chart and amortization schedule.
2020.10.01 20:45 Atik6010 Top and Best Apps to Spy on Text Messages
Hello, welcome to Redd Spy App Review: Top and Best Apps to Spy on Text Messages. A lot of people who want to spy on text messages, or those who want to know how to read someone else’s text messages online, need a spy app that does not require possession of the other phone. TechieWiz is listed as one of the top and best apps for spying on text messages.
#Best Spy App – TechieWiz: Excellent for all iPhones and Androids. No Access or Possession Needed. TechieWiz
was launched in 2012 and has been a market leader ever since. Over the years, the app has been improved with remote access and the ability to monitor a phone without having it in your possession. They also have an option to “clone a phone” which shows you how to create an exact copy of one phone to another. Very cool!
Whatever option or package you choose you will not be disappointed. TechieWiz delivers everything you need and then some. We tested a variety of iPhones and Androids. TechieWiz can extract text messages and iMessages (even if they have been deleted). The app also gathers calls, GPS, Facebook and a lot more! Among its many benefits are;
- OTA (over-the-air) link: Enables remote downloading for quick and easy monitoring of any cell phone.
- Text Messages: Read and monitor texts that have been sent or received (even they have been deleted). Includes the date, sender and complete message.
- Social Media: Monitor a variety of social media apps and who they are communicating with, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Snapchat messages. The app will gather Likes, Shares, Private messages, and more.
- Call Log: View all incoming and outgoing phone calls including the phone number and time stamps.
- Low Price: One-time fee and no monthly subscription. Plus, you get free lifetime upgrades!
[/*]Using the OTA (over-the-air) link, you can remotely download the app and monitor the target phone without having it in your possession. Once a remote connection is established, TechieWiz continuously uploads activity from the target phone to your secure online account. You can literally monitor the target phone right from your own cell phone without being anywhere near it!
With TechieWiz, you’ll be able to:
- SMS Spy on a phone, even if the phone’s logs are deleted. With TechieWiz Spy installed, you’ll be able to view the content of every text, the phone numbers associated with them and the time and date of each message.
- Monitor social media in real time! Ideal for parents, this feature lets you check on children’s social interactions on Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, and more! It lets you see who they’re talking to, what they’re saying and what they are sharing.
- View all phone calls: received and dialed. View the phone number(s) involved and phone date and timestamps.
- Track via GPS: Whether the device you’re tracking belongs to a loved one or an employee—or is stolen or lost—the GPS tracking app feature can pinpoint its location on a map in 5-minute intervals.
- Monitor and record email: Instantly access all incoming and outgoing emails on the mobile device in which the app is installed and time-stamp and store all the data on the platform of your choice.
- See all incoming and outgoing calls as they occur: The Call Log feature of TechieWiz Spy lets you see every phone number dialed and the duration of each call—even if the call logs have been deleted—and allows you to retrieve and download the data.
- Access contacts: TechieWiz Spy gives you instant access to all of the names, phone number, email addresses and more contained within the designated mobile device.
- View the browser history: Monitor your child or employee’s internet access to safeguard against them viewing inappropriate websites, videos or photos.
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2020.09.30 16:00 dod_itsolutions BEST MLM CLONE SCRIPT - WEBSITE SCRIPTS
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2020.09.28 16:39 TestedTrapking I think my phone's been infested with adware!
A few days ago, I downloaded an apk for an app which was not on the play store anymore (important reasons). But I think the app was infested with adware, so at times while the phone is on, a random chrome tab would open without my input while I'm doing something, and I would sometimes get erotic dating site ads or online casino ads. What can I do to fix this? I have limited personal data on my phone but it can be annoying installing all my apps again. I have a Samsung J7 Prime, model SM-J727T (t-mobile) running android 8.0.
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2020.09.22 14:33 dod_itsolutions AIRBNB Clone Script - SCRIPTSTORE
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2020.09.18 14:19 dod_itsolutions Hotel Booking Script WEBSITE SCRIPTS
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- Different ROOM BOOKING gallery
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Login by valid email-id and password
Register link for new user
Log in using Face book and Gmail FORGOT PASSWORD
A password will be sent automatically to email REGISTRATION
Basic account information such as email-id, password and confirm password
Basic contact information such as address, mobile number etc
After successful registration Email notification with username and password
Ajax validation for email-id and invalid captcha
Terms and conditions view SEARCH
Basic search by source and destination city, stay date using auto complete
View the hotel available details
Select the desired seat and boarding point
Enter the passenger details and send email
Ticket details send by SMS
View the hotelphotos and videos
The filter will be a sticky
Onmouse over on arrival, departure, items, pictures in tool top WALLET
User can add cash from bank into his Wallet, so that once booked, the cash would be generated directly from the wallet instead of going through payment gateway. PAYMENT PAGE
Book the hotel using Payment Gateway
Validate the guest details
Ticket details send by SMS
View the terms and conditions HOTELS
Print the hotel detail and send email
Hotel details send by Email
Hoteldetails Send by SMS
Cancel the ticket and send email CHECK REFUND STATUS
Enter the account number and view refund status ADMIN PANEL LOGIN
Log in using desired username and password (provided by admin) PROFILE
View the admin details
Edit the admin details, block and unblock the agent record
Change the login Password HOTEL MANAGEMENT
Add the hotel details
Searched by hoteldetails using by room type, from the city, to city and status
List the hoteldetails using on load Ajax functions
Manage the hotel details (Edit, delete, block and unblock, pagination)
View and Block the room
View the particular hoteldetails
Structures designed by drag and drop method HOTEL IMAGES AND VIDEOS
Add the hotel images
Manage the hotelimages(edit, status,delete)
Upload the hotelvideos GUEST MANAGEMENT
List the booked guestdetails
View the particular guest details
View the booking details
View the particular hotel ,view the room details
Searched by guest details using ticket no , booked date, roomtype, from city , to city ROOM MANAGEMENT
Search and then list the room details
Searched by hoteldetails using date HOTEL BOOKING
Searched by hotel details using from the city, to city and date
List the hoteldetails
Select the desired hotel , trip date boarding point and then book the room
Can add/delete hotel details.
Manage bookings and guest
Manage image uploads.
Manage user info.
Maintain payment gateway and user wallet.
Manage day’s offers.
Complete end-to-end access. CANCEL BOOKING
List all cancel
View the particular details
Filtered by hotel using book date , cancel date, travel date PAYMENT MANAGEMENT
List the room details
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Add the refund status
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View booker and hotel details BOOKING REPORT
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Hotel transaction reports would be maintained WALLET DEPOSIT/PRINT /CANCEL
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Can print or cancel hotel GENERAL SETTINGS
Viewing and editing site settings such as site name, site URL, logo etc
List all the cities
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Searched by hotel details using from city, to city and date
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Select the desired hotel and boarding point and then book the room CANCEL HOTELS
List all cancels tickets
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Add the refund status
Manage the details(edit,status,delete) HOTEL SERVICE DETAILS
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Filtered the user details
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2020.09.18 08:09 harrymiller7829 7 eCommerce Tools to Create A Website, Development and Sell
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From the creation of the sales platform to the marketing management
, currently, there are tools for eCommerce Website Development
that meet all the needs of the entrepreneur, without having to invest in the development of any system.
Knowing which tools for e-commerce can help you track sales, manage your inventory, organize delivery logistics and customer lures, is one of the ways to save time and money.
There are several categories of eCommerce tools, including tools for:
- site management;
- sales management;
Choosing the right tools to facilitate your daily life as an entrepreneur is one of the most important eCommerce tips for any manager.
They can help in steps you don't know or have mastered such as creating payment pages or managing logistics.
Therefore, below we have created a list of 7 tools for eCommerce that will make your company's day to day easier.
7 eCommerce Tools
The eCommerce tools we list below will help you create, manage and advertise
your online store.
All of them are good options for professionals and entrepreneurs who are starting their business or want to expand their results.
In addition, they make product, sales and inventory management much easier.
Liked? Check out some of the tools for eCommerce that will help your day to day.
is an e-commerce platform that enables the creation of virtual stores quickly and easily.
You can even put your store on the air without needing a programmer.
In addition, the eCommerce tool offers support in managing and solving problems that may arise.
It offers a wide range of features such as:
- theme customization;
- checkout customization;
- optimization for mobile devices;
- integration with WordPress.
Learn more about the tool 's features and monthly fees on the BigCommerce website .
is also a virtual store creation tool.
In addition to the system prepared to receive your products, the platform offers other features such as:
- support in building online presence;
- creation of the name;
- promotion through Google and Facebook;
- sales management.
Choose from the themes that the platform offers and start creating your online store.
The WooCommerce is the sales platform WordPress.
It is free (with paid versions), offers a good experience for the user of the site and allows the complete customization of the themes and functionalities of your virtual store.
The eCommerce tool offers support for:
- store management.
The platform is widely used by developers. They can use the system to create custom systems.
Want to know more about each of these eCommerce tools?
Watch the video below, which features a full review of them. The material is in English, but it is the most complete that we have found to date. It is worth the effort to train your vocabulary!
The Veeqo is a solution inventory management
that helps small businesses to monitor the amount of stored items so that there is no surplus or shortage of items to sell.
It is also a great option for online stores that sell on other channels such as marketplaces . Inventory management remains integrated, making your day to day easier.
Speaking of marketplace, B2W is one of the best marketplaces in Brazil.
It brings together three e-commerce giants: Submarino, Shoptime, Americanas.com.
If you don't know the marketplace business model, know that it can boost your sales by taking advantage of the volume of users
who visit sites known as the ones listed above, all in exchange for paying a commission per sale.
In the video below, two experts explain the advantages of investing in this sales model, even if you are a beginner.
In addition to B2W, other major marketplaces are Amazon, Mercado Livre and Magazine Luíza.
Have you ever thought about putting your product on these platforms and selling? Access each of these platforms and find out how to become a partner.
In general it is very simple, fast and profitable.
After the online store development platforms we listed above, it's time to move on to platforms that help optimize the results that your store will achieve over time.
The SEMRush allows performance analysis of your pages and your competitors.
In addition, the eCommerce tool allows your team to identify the keywords
most used by users for research on items within their niche.
With this type of information it is possible to create and optimize eCommerce pages to improve your organic positioning on Google
, for example. Improving your SEO result .
When your marketing campaigns are live, SEMRush allows you to analyze the performance of each one, generating insights for improvements in future actions.
In addition to SEMRush, which is a paid tool, you can use a combination of free tools
to gain similar insights like Google Trends
and Google Keyword Tool.
LAHAR is a complete software for Inbound Marketing and marketing automation. This type of tool helps to optimize marketing actions, ensuring better results within the current model of marketing and sales.
With the system your business has access to the tools of:
- lead capture;
- lead nutrition;
- sending and automating email marketing and SMS;
- creation of landing pages;
- offers keyword panel;
- social media management and reporting;
- integrated CRM software;
- lead tracking;
- lead scoring and more.
So, to learn more about how to optimize your marketing routine with the eCommerce tool, visit the article; “ How to get the best out of marketing automation software
LAHAR offers a series of success stories from companies that have chosen their solutions. Meet one of them, in the video below, which presents the Lecom case:
Get to know LAHAR
and take advantage of a solution that allows you to monitor the performance of the campaign, minimize your time spent on tasks such as updating social networks, email marketing and creating content, allows you to segment and track your customers and does not cost a fortune
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2020.09.16 08:38 allresult24 Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics BBS Admit Card 2020 will be Published soon through Teletalk Com BD website. The Application Process has already been Completed. Applicants will be notified through Mobile SMS to Download Admit card and Exam Date. Seat Plan will also be Published with Admit Card.
2020.09.16 05:55 Bizpages-Lister How to Create, Keep, And Restore Safe Passwords - Convenience Against Security?
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Nowadays, with the tremendous growth in digital communications, the protection of a user identity becomes vitally important. In most cases, the identity is protected with a secret password that only the user knows. Another layer of security is the Two Factor Authentication method, which uses another (additional to password) separate and independent channel of communication between the remote server and the user. Typically this is implemented by sending an Auth SMS or a push message to the user's mobile device.
This article discusses the threats that can a web user face while creating, storing, and using strong passwords online to access his/her accounts, such as social media, email, financial institutions, etc. A good understanding of such may help prevent loss of important data, sensitive personal information, and financial assets. Creating a Strong Password
Problems that a user faces while creating, storing, and restoring a password are discussed below. What is a good password, after all?
- the password must contain an alphabet of symbols as big as possible, such as, for example, A-Za-z0-9 or 52 possible characters for the English alphabet and digits; even better if keyboard non-alphabet symbols are added such as "!", "?", "-", "#", etc., a total of 32 typeable characters from a usual computer keyboard. Then the overall alphabet for a password produces 84 characters. For other national alphabets, it can be even longer: 92 for German and 98 for Russian.
2) the password must be as long as possible, but not shorter than 8 characters
Some interesting facts: for a password of 8 characters long which is based on the above alphabet of 84 characters, the total number of variations would comprise 84^8 or 2.5 million billion. A modern software, as reported, is capable of checking 76,000,000,000 MD5 hashes per second on one average computer. This means that the entire possible number of hashes for a password of 8 characters can be checked in about 32,000 seconds or around 9 hours. Making the password longer just by one character will require a month of calculations. Adding another character (password length=10) means that an attacker will need 7 years. For a password of 20 such characters, one computer will need 127 billion billion years!
Password Strength Based On Its Length
3) the password must be easy to remember, write down, and type into the password field.
As can be seen, requirements No.2 and No.3 are contradictory. A long and random password is difficult to remember, write, or type in. This is a reason for most users to use simple passwords or re-use the same password for all services, a fact that worries computer security experts most.
I looked through dozens of high profile Internet articles written by various people to get an idea of how a strong password can be generated, stored, and recovered if needed. In most cases, the proposed methods only deal with one aspect of the problem and ignore the others. For example, some authors keep inventing new methods to create a long and memorable phrase and manipulate it in various ways by replacing letters with digits and non-alphabet symbols. Other recommendations include using this or that password manager to generate and keep an encrypted database with a logins/passwords list. Why remembering a passphrase is not working
A bit of very popular advice that people find on the Internet is about how to use a phrase as your password. For example, choose "I need a safe password" and modify it to a certain working password by replacing and manipulating characters in it. It is advised to invent and memorize a certain pattern for such modifications, for example, an alternate letter casing that may be like this "I nEeD a SaFe PaSsWoRd" or using only two first characters of each word and replace spaces with a certain symbol, like "I_nEa_Sa_Pa", etc.
While such a method can be quite productive for certain purposes, e.g. creating and memorizing your single and strong Master Password, this can hardly be used as an everyday password. Why?
- A typical active web user has around 100 to 150 accounts that require a password. Using the above method, s/he would need to create and remember 150 different phrases and patterns. Or, even if the applied pattern is the same, it is just 150 phrases, still a tremendous challenge to face.
- As some websites, especially financial institutions or banks require to change the user password regularly because it expires, let's say, every six months, managing the list of such phrases becomes a nightmare.
- Trying not to forget the passwords, users will tend to
- use the same phrase on every website
- write down the phrase on paper as plain text form which can easily be stolen.
4) Such a phrase password is quite difficult to type in the password field, especially on a mobile device. This problem for most people will lead to choosing a simpler password and/or saving it in the browser's autofill to avoid typing. Browsers normally keep passwords as open text and such storage is completely unsafe. Why using password managers is not always working
A great number of specialized software has emerged to tackle the password problem. The list includes
- Locally run software that keeps the password list on your computer;
- Cloud services store it on a remote server and give it to you when needed;
- A mix of the two.
Although such software uses strong up-to-date encryption features and is constantly tested by security experts, it still has some problems, mostly due to the nature of people as users rather than the features of the software.
There are five main problems with password managers as I can see them:
What to do?
- The local computer can fail, be stolen, or the software can crash, or the database can be damaged or accidentally deleted. Saving backups on a flash drive can help, but it requires efforts only a few people, most disciplined and wary ones, are likely to exert;
- The master password can be forgotten. In this case, you just say goodbye to your list of passwords.
- Cloud password services are considered safe just because they say they are. There is no external or independent audit of such companies so that you don't know those people and you are not familiar with the mechanisms that protect your password lists. The company does not disclose their algorithms and protection mechanisms and, if your password is stolen by a hacker from such an online depository, you are unlikely to know when, how, and why it happened.
- Cloud services are not fool-proof. For example, I have often been in a situation where Lastpass automatically suggests that I should update my login information for a web service even though I entered no new password and did not ask for it. If I click the update button at some point, my old good password would likely be deleted and replaced with an empty one. This feature was designed for the convenience of users, and as we all know, more convenience means less security.
- Both local and cloud services can be paid, although some of them are totally free.
To the benefit of Password Managers, I must say that I use one of them a lot (Lastpass). Their autofill feature is brilliant, saving a great deal of time and effort. But my key assets and services, including the Master Password to the Password manager itself, need an additional layer of protection, so I prefer to keep them elsewhere.
For this purpose I use a service that is called Safer Password at Bizpages: https://bizpages.org/en/safer-password
The idea behind this utility is simple: instead of making up a longer phrase and manipulating it using various patterns for each website, email account, etc., the user should generate a password that is an encrypted text made of two words: a strong single Master Password and a simple open password. The beauty of this system is that you can write open passwords anywhere: on a yellow sticker stuck to your display, in a text file on your computer, etc. The open password is usually short and easy to remember and write down.
How your password manager can look like
Moreover, the Safer Password utility webpage remains fully functional even if saved onto your hard disk as a full HTML page. As such, it can be also copied to a flash drive as a backup.
2020.09.14 22:48 CleanAccount69 Established entrepreneur and digital marketer seeking co-founder iOS/android developer for new FinTech start up
Sounds like I should be on a r4r sub with this headline.
I realize this might be a shot in the dark but I’m looking to add some new blood to my network. I’m in the early stages of launching my newest venture and I’m looking for someone with as much ambition as I have who specializes in mobile application developement to drive this to the next level with me.
Me? I’m a digital marketing nerd and I just like making businesses explode. Not like, “I can post pretty pictures to social media”...more like, I’ve successfully grown a couple of ventures to $500-1M ARR, sold some ventures, established. I’ve had a lot of success in paid social, marketing automation, strategic partnerships, etc.
My best venture to date was just me, a great developer and an outsourced team we hired to create e-commerce abandoned cart recovery solutions for some of the largest e-commerce platforms utilizing messenger, SMS, text.
The app I’m looking to build now is in peer-to-peer community banking. I’ve proven out the concept, I know how to grow the f**k out of it, I need someone to own building it. My alternative is to hire developers on my own, but I would love to have that co-founder relationship as I had in my aforementioned start-up.
Bootstrapped for now, however, I do have connections in acquiring capital if needed.
So, want to have a date? Shoot me a message with a quick summary and we can chat.
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2020.09.13 21:18 BloodyPassion Apple devices are being hacked
I'm telling right away - TL;DR - I,m facing unprecedented hacking attack on Apple family of devices and need help. I'm in San Francisco and need someone who can do forensics of my mac mini and help to protect myself from people attacking me.
I'm the owner of 2 Macbooks pro, mac mini, Ipad, Iphone and iwatch, 1 apple id and 3 gmail accounts.
Everything was fine till August 3. Well I was dumb enough to use 3 variants of the same password with all my accounts. Implementing 1password or another password manager I was delaying for quite some time out of laziness I guess. We use lastpass at work and I silently hate it so didn't want to deal with something like that at home. It was an introduction. I'lll try to be as brief and as detailed as I can now.
Some details became a blur because I'm literally on a verge of a nervous breakdown at the moment.
On August 3 all my email accounts including apple id were hacked. Taken over by someone for at least several hours. Among those only 1 account is main, others are secondary, for job search, another for facebook and ebay, and the last one - apple id - for dating sites.
I was able to restore access to my accounts using my phone number within several hours. I work in big tech and our company was attacked by some people who used texting phishing tactics. First I thought it was connected to work and even filed a ticket telling them that my phone is hacked (there was some weird behavior on the phone) but work stuff seemed unaffected and ticket was closed. Hackers also got to my NAS where I has some old movies and frankly lots of porn collected since 2007. NAS wasn't connected, I mean I didn't have access to it because my wifi point went offline and I didn't bother to go to landlords and set it up (we have internet from landlords, one ISP but 2 different networks) but they somehow were able to take the porn library out, not the files but links to them. The stuff was from torrents so I decided ti get rid of the NAS and its contents, moreover I watch porn legally online now, torrents were in the past.
For several weeks it was quiet. Meanwhile I got a membership from Lookout and Lifelock because I had pics of my documents in icloud library: ssn, driver's license, medical insurance cards, Russian passport etc. It was literally an identity theft. Meanwhile Lookout informed me that my credentials were on dark web monthly since January 2020 and my SSN is public information.
As I said, 3 week were quiet. And then it started. All my emails were taken over again. First I found hidden backups of my machines with some video files on my macbook. Tried to delete them using sudo - didn't work, not enough rights. WTF. Then I pulled all the needed info to the cloud and decided to wipe the macbook and install the OS from scratch. Laptop started acting weird fast and I wasn't able to shut it down. Force quit didn't work, fan sounded as if it's a plain and it's going to take off. I had an impression someone controls my machine and erased if from icloud. Well, that's what I thought. Next time when I turned it on, there was a password on a disk. Password that I didn't add. Attempt to log in recovery mode led to grey screen with a passcode which I didn't implement either. After next reboot I discovered firmware password which was removed by Mobile Kangaroo but as for disk they told me to change it, thank god ssd are cheap now. Machine became a brick without a new disk. Apple mac genius bar was able to remove the lost passcode and install the OS only today. Then I had an awful Saturday on September 6th - they almost induced hysteria by taking over my accounts many times during the day. I changed the passwords numerous times before it. I have 2FA, mixed, with sms and authenticator app. But still they were able bypass these steps and changed the passwords to my accounts. I was barely able to take the accounts back but then started thinking that they know what I type as new password and somehow know the 2FA code. It didn't feel right, Apple is so secure. So I switched to iphone - allegedly the most secure device and changed the passwords from it. It seemed to help.Meanwhile it turned out they downloaded the whole archive from my gmail account since 2009 - there is such functionality. And also all my icloud. I have no idea what emails they send and where and what they deleted when they controlled my account. I know nothing about hacking but I had an impression they used safari to go to some websites - such as datadog, howtogeek, appletoolbox and lookout/legal and trendmicro/legal. Btw I have 4 antivirus apps, none of them found anything. Then I installed Little snitch, saw some incoming connections, not sure what it was, and then noticed tht my chrome started having hundreds and then thousands of outgoing connections to different Ipv4 addresses. Packets were rather small though.
Nightmare just started. IT turned out they knew my gmail passwords that I set up from the phone - they just sat quietly and waited for something. My mac mini started showing strange file with extension .prefPane in recents and different system folders in history where I haven't been. Then I finally intalled Google Wifi app and discovered unknown machine with the same name as my mac mini and almost the same mac address. It was sitting on our wifi for a week and downloaded 46gb of data. I have a screenshot, not on this machine unfortunately. I shut down my mac mini and didn't turn it on since then. I started checking my devices and discovered that my work laptop laptop also had some .prefPane files in history and bunch of system folders which I didn't touch. I know almost nothing about macOS structure and can just look at hidden files, that's it. I was more than concerned, told InfoSec at work that something is happenning, had 3 hours conversation with 2 serious men who told me that according to the logs my work machine is safe but personal stuff is probably breached. Judging by the recent files showing up in dropbox, icloud and google drive. Files which I didn't touch t all and many of them have sensitive and confidential information, health-related for example. Right there I decided to implement 1password but with all the craziness and password changing everywhere I saw that it didn't help - they still were able to change the password and take account back to them. Or after I changed the password I saw 4 different devices having access to my gmail account. I changed my laster password several time and after 1password had 21 most important logins and vault with pretty valuable documents - I finally forgot my masterpassword. I remember the words but specil characters in the end are a blur - I was tired and couldn't focus and forgot to write it down. So farewell my stuff in 1 password - unless I find the right combination 1 day. I made a conclusion that they were able to see my screen. Btw they bought apowersoft from my account, I found 1 email they apparently forgot to delete but I didn't find the software on my machines.... Apple support said everything what I say happening is highly unlikely especially on ios devices since they have government level of protection. But I see that with my own eyes... Also there is an army of bluetooth beacons around me, in very residential neighborhood. Many of them are literally near according to BLE Scanner. There is also BlueZ 5.44 device which connected to my Iphone bluetooth without any permission from me. I have no idea for how long. I think that's how hacking started... Then I discovered that my calls and messages were forwarded to bunch of devices which has the same names as mine but there are several mac minis there etc. My google voice had 2 or 3 extra devices to forward to.... Btw who am I - mid level QA engineer who is just studying programming and trying to do some automation at work. My technical level is pretty low. I saved some money since I moved to America. Not a lot, San Francisco is expensive city. I was born and raised in Russia but never had access to any secret info or high ranking persons, no one can be influenced by pressure on me, I'm a regular gay guy who fled from difficult life and persecution of gays in Russia and been living here in SFBA for the last 7 years.... So I'm nobody but I had a feeling there is team with 24/7 surveillance on me - I even thought it's government but government can silently spy on you and the come with subpoena or arrest order. These guys literally torture. Later - more. I definitely notice my ios devices went rogue. Face id stopped working and I had to reset it every time. Today passcode stopped working and I couldn't unlock the phone - had to wipe it using recovery mode. Created 2 wifi networks at home, one already had 2 unknown apple devices, one of the mac addresses is again very similar to mine. The biggest torture of this weekend - untransferable authenticator app where I keep 2FA codes for work and personal stuff. I spent bunch of time on ipad, freshly wiped via roommates mac, adding the codes to new transferrable app and when was about to transfer, they used the encryption function of the app with the password which can't be reset. Authy, I hate you as much as 1password. So all my codes turned out to be locked and useless. I wiped my ipad clean and started from scratch with 2 different apps - one for work, another or personal stuff. You not gonna believe it - they suppressed internet on ipad. It's connected to wifi or mobile spot but there is no internet icon on the upper right and it's not connecting. How is it possible on ios? Then my passcode on apple watch changed by itself before that showing keyboard on my phone 3 times. Then face id stopped working and passcode on my iphone changed. I'm not kidding. It's after I finished collecting 2FA accounts again. So I can't open my phone! The work of a half day went to shit. Then I tried to turn off the passcode on ipad and it didn't work. Some items disappeared from ios menu, for example Siri and Search... I talked to Lifelock - they said they gonna monitor my ssn, name, etc, like they always do. Wrote to Lookout, they answered with phone number where I need to call. Also need to call FTC, number was given by Lifelock. No money disappeared from my accounts, my saving account is restricted, credit bureaus are frozen. I'm afraid with all that info they have about me they want to take over my apple id or just commit cyber crimes on my behalf. I'm scared and don't know what to do, how to protect myself and my devices from everything happening. I can't live normal life for the last 2 weeks. Thank god people were sympathetic at work but my friends din't really believe me saying Apple has high class protection from such shit. But I saw all that with my own eyes. It takes them about couple of days to hack a freshly wiped phone or ipad, and less than several hours - freshly wiped mac.
My roomie's apple devices seem to be unaffected despite the fact he downloads tons of torrents. Btw one more thing - on August 13 Lookout informed me that sim card is taken out of my phon despite the phone was in my pocket. On August 22 Lookout sent notification that sim went online. There were couple of calls to ATT on my behalf that I didn't do. All in all I live in hell last 2 weeks and need to get out of this crazy situation. I looked for some cybersecurity firms but they all work with prevention and with corporations, not individuals. Also my facebook was taken over but I announced it hacked and it's blocked now and neither of us can regain access because I have the email and hackers added their phone where they get 2FA which I ned to log in. No one contacted me asking for ransom or anything. I don't understand what's going on. Please help.
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2020.09.13 19:45 ALE199ITA Battlefield 1 VS Battlefield 1918
I wanted to ask you since the BF1942 Subreddit is kinda... Let's put it as gramps is in a retirement home.
So I wanted to ask this community, whats your opinion on both Battlefield 1 and the mod for Battlefield 1942, Battlefield 1918.
Now for those who don't know what Battlefield 1918 is, its pretty much Battlefield 1 but more realistic
and generally, it adds a bunch of stuff.
It is flawed, for example, you can't customize the soldier and instead you are stuck with choosing 5 classes, which usually are Scout(Depending on Faction and Battle it may have a single shot rifle like the martini-henry or a scoped version of the Infantry rifle), Infantry, Medic/Officer(Depending on the battle the map takes place in), Machine GunneSpecialist, Engineer(Anti-Tank).
There ARE elite classes that can be found around the map like BF1 but most of them are of a support role.
This means that the battlefield
wont be dominated by Automatic or Semi-Automatic Rifles.
This also mean that if you want to raid the trenches like a real strosstruppen with an MP18, you need to find the Kit around the map.
You know the possible Tanks in BF1? Mark V, A7V, FT-17, [REDACTED]
, St Chamond and Putilov-Garford? in total 6 with 3 variants each. soo in total 18 unique Tanks.and you know how the equipment like Field Guns, AA and Mortars are all the same right? even if its like an German the gun its still the British Pom-Pom.Atleast, the Armoured Cars and such are somewhat unique for each faction.
Well in BF1918 Every Faction has it own vehicles and equipment, yes, this means that the British DONT have A7V, St Chamond or Putilov-Garford (The last one isn't in BF1918 anyway.) or that the Germans wont have the Pom-Pom.
For example: Some of the Entate Vehicles they have:Tanks: Schneider CA1, St Chamond CA, FT-17, FT-18, Mark IV, MArk VIII Liberty, Whippet, Gun Carrier Mark I, Mendelejew, TSAR Tank.
Here some of the Central Powers Planes and Artigliery:Planes: Fokker Dr.I, Fokker D.VII, Halberstadt D.V, Albatros D.V, Hansa-Brandenburg W 29, Albatros C.III, Gotha G.IV, L30 Zeppelin, Etrich Taube.
Artigliery: 7.7cm Feldkanone 96 n.A., 7.5 cm Gebirgskanone M. 15, 15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 13, 42-cm-Mörser i.R., Kurze Marinekanone14 "Dicke Bertha" (Yes THAT Bertha, the Big Bertha), Granatenwerfer 16 (This is the Mortar in BF1), 25 cm schwerer Minenwerfer, 7.7 cm Ballon-Abwehrkanone (Technically AA)
Two things to note: you can MOVE Artigliery (with some exceptions like Mortars and Heavy Artigliery) so instead of being stuck to one position you can have a Man-Powerd Tank, You can also indirect fire them with help of a Scout, so if a scout, spots with the binocles, who ever is using Artigliery can fire it indirectly to the spotted spot.
And another thing, that you can't spawn IN veichles but need to wait for them to spawn and then race to get into one before someone else does.
Oh did I mention, Naval Battles
No, not the 3 type boats (4 if you count Battleship) battles in Turning Tide but I mean full scale 90% ship on ship Battles,
and since every-faction has its own vehicles, you wont see exacly same destroyer against another destroyer but stuff like:
the Entante with its own set of War Ships like the Suffren and, yes the British Destroyers ecc.
While the central powers has like, SMS: Dresden,Emden, Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and more.
Oh and also Float Planes like the earlier mentioned: Hansa-Brandenburg W 29.
But Lets talk about the battlefields, BF1 has (around) 31 Maps while BF1918 has as of 5 february 2020 (yes the mod is still getting updated and a new upcoming update named "The Guns of August" will add 2 new factions like the French Zouaves, and battles that take place in well, August of 1914.) A total of 1-0-1 Maps.
36 in Western Europe, 11 in Eastern Europe, 13 in Southern Europe, 7 in Africa, 10 in the Midle East, 1 in East Asia, 2 in Oceania, 1 in South America and a Bunch of Special Maps some are alt-history "Secret Weapons" of WW1 Maps (so, all the Experimental Stuff like TSAR TANK and TreffasWagen.) Others are just Arcade/Fictional Battles.
And each Map has its own Faction Equipment depending on the date, so you wont see Germans using A7V tanks or MP18 in 1914/1915.
But now we arrive at the FLAWS:
Since we are talking about a game of 2002, there are A LOT of Technical limitation that BF1918 pushes to its limits.
No Enviroment Alteration, so no buildings getting razed to the soil.
Graphics: Subjective but its 2002 so you can't expect what we have in BF1. (For me it helps the feeling of Grit of WW1)
Sound Design: Due to the limitation of the game, the sound design is very limited and very, well, 2002. So don't except the Amazing sound design that is in BF1.
Animations: the Soldiers weapons are animated in a very very simple way.
Usually Rifles animation use the classic "Working the Bolt off screen" to hide the fact that the soldier doesn't use the bolt, same with pistols but not with machine guns who have an actual animation. Another thing is that you can't Aim downsight, you can only zoom in, the execption to this is again, Machine Guns who some can be aimed down sight.
Gameplay: There is no Soldier Costumization, you choose from the 5 classes, if you wish to have another rifle or use the Annihilator as a Russian in 1917, though luck.
Another thing to consider is that the medic class isn't always aviable, its aviable usually in earlier conflict (1914-1915) but usually its replaced by the Officer who has a Pistol, a Melee Weapon and a Whistle, the whistle is a one use weapon that when used will refill ammo and health of everyone around the Officer.
Another detail is that all the Standard Classes are without parachute, Pilots kits need to be found and picked up if you wish to jump out of the plane like Hermann Göring.
To make up for this You can land Aircraft without it exploding due to it being allergic to the ground.
Bayonets are still a thing but you can't Bayonet Charge like in BF1, instead with a bayonet, you sacrifice aiming for an Alt-Attack that is, stabbing the enemy with the Bayonet (usually a insta/2 Hit Kill)
Bullet isn't simulated so you don't need to aim higher or lead the shots (with execption of Artigliery and Tanks)
And two BIG Gamplay details that can make it or break it for some:
- All Machineguns (Execpt the SMGs but they are rare) aim will be horrible if you don't prone, if you thought you couldn't hit anything in BF1 just you wait trying to hit someone with a Machinegun without being prone!
- Rifle do A LOT of damage and are A LOT precise but very slow, with a lot I mean if you are close enough you can one shot enemies, most other weapons do a lot of damges yes but lack precision, for example most machine guns can One/Two Shot enemies (but its balanced by the fact you need to prone so you sacrifice a lot of mobility) and Pistols usually two/three shot enemies but they lack precision and at longer range are pretty useless.
Now that we got over that, what do you think about BF1 and BF1918?
Do you think BF1 is better because its way better to the eyes?People say Graphics aren't everything but some enjoy the game just becasue it looks very cool and ofcourse, music and sound design go hand in hand with the graphics.
Or maybe its the possibility to customize the soldier, something that BF1918 lacks?
I really want to hear what you think about BF1918, and if you think BF1 or BF1918 is better, I would like to hear why.
If you wish to try it out you can download the mod for free and you can find BF1942 in a hopefully 100% Legal way that isn't anything to do with a word thats used very much in a Specific time period that takes place between the 1650s and the 1730s.
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2020.09.11 11:08 shawndavidson705 An introductory guide to M-health
The term m-Health
is referred to as the medical practice, which is usually supported by mobile devices. It encompasses applications like telecommunication, technology like the multimedia, and information related to health. How probably is mHealth used?
Some of the common health apps of the m-health are education and the awareness, proper diagnosis and treatment of a patient, healthcare supply chain management, remote data collection, remote patient monitoring systems, telemedicine, and chronic disease management. The patient must make and receive phone calls/text messages related to health education and adherence to treatment, helping contact health workers that transport to health services. Mobile health
can help healthcare workers by providing needful resources to access most up to date guidelines, collaborate with the colleagues, analyze the data, received diagnostic support, and interact with the clients. Positive outcomes are achieved through SMS alerts that can prove the ability to influence behavior in the manner superior to radio and television campaigns. The data collection in some of the existing countries helps to evaluate mHealth solutions
that can optimize policy and the programs.
Adherence to medication and chronic care of the management is supported by Medical app as evidenced by a smart alert system which notifies physician via cloud base platform if the patient is not following proper rules or no medication is taken at the proper time. Access to quality care can be optimized to address the shortage of skilled workers that lessen the burden on those who try to bridge the gap.
Some of the emerging health apps as healthcare trends include emergency response systems, RPM, mobile synchronous, and diagnostic support for the remote clinic. Other than these some apps are on small scale app which includes health extension services, health services monitoring and the reporting and health promotion and the community mobilization & peer to peer health management for telemedicine.
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2020.09.11 07:54 StudentOfQuake Faultline.app - a student project
Hi all, sharing Faultline.app
a web app to prepare for an earthquake disaster and explore historical data. It is optimized for mobile but will also work on tablet and desktop.
This was built by a group of students for a project and has the following features:
- First load shows latest earthquakes for the last 7 days so if you hear about a large earthquake in the news, it would immediately show on first load without having to use the filters. This data is being served directly from our own backend and it syncs with USGS so it stays up to date. That way, it will still load even if the USGS API is down.
- You can checkout the map or list view in full screen. One of our testers is blind and it works great with a screen reader.
- We built everything from scratch and had designers as part of our team. We wanted our app to be an educational and calming resource. We chose cooler colours and added emergency preparedness.
- You can start to type in a location and it auto-completes the address - we use autocomplete so that you don’t need to type in the full address before it finds it. We also leveraged geo-location to pull in user GPS coordinates without having to type your address.
- In the filters you can create a custom query directly to USGS API, as far back as you want.
We also thought about the usage scenario of people interested in earthquakes wanting to see ‘interesting activity’ so we added some quick filters
- The all time biggest earthquakes
- Earthquakes caused by nuclear bombs exploding, you can see examples near Russia and North Korea
- Earthquakes which caused a notable tsunami
- We also built an sms notification system so that you get notified directly when new earthquake activity is detected within the proximity you select. Feel free to sign up and you will get SMS when USGS add earthquakes with a magnitude of 5 or higher within the proximity you select.
- We added a newsfeed which will show the latest news stories related to earthquakes from the NY Times API.
We would love to hear what you think. We don't plan on maintaining Faultline.app but it is open source so feel free to checkout our Github profiles in the about page.
Cheers, Team Faultline.
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2020.09.11 06:09 wreckedcarzz TicWatch Pro 4G - connecting with the cellular network, how-to
I bought the watch a couple months ago when it was discounted by $60 or so. I like the watch, but was unsure about the process of/requirements to getting the cellular capabilities running.
I did some research and it would appear that watches are being carrier locked by means of other
carriers not allowing watches not bought directly through them (t-mo does this; didn't check att). So I was stuck with Verizon - and I don't know of an mvno that does wearables, so I bit the bullet and started signing up for VZW.
Online, people will tell you 'you have to go in a store'. Do not go in a store. They will lie and rake you over the coals, financially. You can do this completely yourself.
- Go to the VZW website and locate their 'single-device' plans. VZW reps will tell you 'you have to have a voice plan to activate this watch'. It is a lie.
- On this page, click the button for byod, click smartwatches, enter your imei (tip: enable developer options, and toggle 'stay awake while charging' to avoid go back and forth when the screen times out while you type this number).
- it will recognize your Pro 4G and let you continue
- it will ask you, port or new number - new number, obviously
- it has you pick a plan - their $80 unlimited plan (LOL) or the single-device plan. Obviously, click that one. Next.
- it'll ask you for personal info; name, email, etc. Next.
- it'll ask for address and SSN for a TransUnion soft-pull. Unfortunately, no, there's no other option - no prepaid route. I temporarily unfroze my TU report, and authorized the pull.
- 45 seconds of waiting
- knowledge verification questions; have you ever lived on [4 street names], etc. These are pulled from your TU report, and they ask you 3 questions (more if you get one wrong)
- after playing 20 questions, it'll dump you on a 'yay we approved you' page. Or it'll get stuck in displaying that page. It is safe to reload this page if it loads most of the way but gets stuck in an endless loop.
- this page is basically the review/confirmation page. This is where you can select the area code and 3 numbers after it, based on availability. It's also where they inform you that they charge $20 - a savings of $20! eyeroll - to activate the watch. Because Verizon is a poor, needy, homeless child, and with your generous required donation of just $20, you will help the CEO afford his 4th yacht. Confirm.
- everything is finalized, woo - kinda
- reboot and/or turn Bluetooth and wifi off, and force cell service on - eventually (few minutes) you'll be provisioned and have a phone number. Test this with a call, text, and an app download or asking the Assistant something that requires connectivity.
- on your phone, you'll have a half-dozen emails from VZW, just trash them all
- go to the main Verizon page and sign in at the top right
- register, of course
- enter the watches 10 digit #
- request verification code by text
- back on the watch, open Messenges
- press the top icon, to switch between phone and watch sms conversations
- open text from VZW, see code, enter code on other devices
- enter username, password, knowledge question and answer
- you're dumped into the Verizon... Thing (portal? Idk) - scroll down to the section about autopay
- follow the steps to add a payment method - assuming you chose to get paperless bills (checked by default in the initial activation process) and you are not paying with a credit card, this will knock $5 the price of the plan
Congratulations, you just did what Verizon reps will tell you is impossible, without going to a store (and getting told the same thing), without needing a voice line, all on your own. The first bill will be $35 ($15 plan + $20 activation), the next will be $10. Plus tax, of course. Also, you should really go into the Settings > Connectivity > Mobile > Data Usage, and set a limit of 1GB, a warning at 500MB, and the date of your activation (state date).
Hopefully, someone will get some use out of this information. All written from memory earlier today, so apologies for anything I messed up on.
Oh, and if you too did a TU unfreeze of your credit report - re-freeze that now! :)
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2020.09.10 18:44 lugaidster Let's be calm about RDNA2 for a bit and look at some facts, shall we?
Ok guys, I decided to write this because I've seen a lot of comments about RDNA2 likely only matching the 3070, or not being competitive enough, or being late to the party and a few others. Let's tackle this a bit with some numbers and straight facts, and then let's look discuss where that will lead us to. I'd first like to tackle the idea that AMD is late to the party.
Yes, AMD is late to the party. It's late in features and will be late compared to Ampere. However, that's both inevitable and mostly irrelevant. Mid-range parts won't be available in quantity before october and high-end parts are unlikely to be available in mass quantities. A lot of people don't purchase parts as they are announced. What Nvidia has that AMD presently lacks is mind-share and that, my friends, is something that timeline won't fix. Anyone contemplating buying a 3080 at launch will likely still buy one at launch regardless of what AMD announces. The sad part is, they will be slapped in the face soon enough once a 3080Ti is announced with a much smaller gap between it and the 3090 and more memory in the not too distant future.
So, the idea that AMD needs to rush with announcing things is talking poppycock. This is Nvidia's month. It's their turn in the news cycle. They will have a headstart in sales, but thanks to availability constraints it won't be particularly relevant. The bigger issue with regards to this is Cyberpunk and, sadly, that battle has already been won. Just like when Witcher 3 launched, expect Nvidia to hold a lead against the competition once all the relevant gimpworks features are enabled on the AMD part, which is why Mindshare is the biggest enemy. The best thing AMD can do is let Nvidia launch and have their time in the spotlight and then let Zen 3 grab attention once we enter october's news cycle.
So, with that out of the way, lets focus in performance expectations. To do that, let's see what we have in hand first: RDNA1 and Turing.
Caveat: There's going to be a bit of napkin math here and we're going to focus mostly on rasterization performance. RT performance and Tensor performance are obvious advantages that will likely play a part at least in Nvidia optimized titles. Additionally, given how little we know about what AMD has in that regard, I prefer to not focus on it. We will get RT support soon enough, but DLSS 2.0 alternatives are MIA right now, so if those features matter to you, there seems to be only one choice at least for now (Nvidia), though I would recommend to wait for the RDNA2 announcement tosee if AMD has something to compete in that regard.
Navi vs Turing
Looking at the most interesting matchup of the last generation IMHO, the RX5700XT vs RTX 2070 Super. It is evident AMD significantly shrunk the gap between them and Nvidia when compared to Turing for gaming performance. Sure, there's still a gap, and sure, Nvidia was on a larger node so AMD gets to enjoy a bit of perf/W. However, given the release date of Turing and the costs associated with TSMC's N7 when Navi launched, it's clear to me that the node advantage Navi enjoys isn't playing a big deal here. First, let's look at some specs:
- On the AMD side, Navi has 40 CUs, 160 TMUs, 64 ROPs and 8 GBs of RAM specced for 448 GB/s
- On the Nvidia side, the 2070S has 40 SMs, 160 TMUs, 64 ROPs and 8GB of RAM specced for 448 GB/s
If we look at the average performance difference, Nvidia enjoys around an 8% advantage, which means there's still a gap. Additionally, Navi usually runs at a higher frequency, so there's still an IPC gap as well (I don't know if the best way to call it is IPC, but let's go with it, the point is the 2070S does more per clock than the RX5700XT). Considering those numbers, Nvidia seems to have around a 10%-15% IPC advantage. Let that sink in for a bit. Just a year prior AMD couldn't even touch the 1080Ti with the loudest, most power-hungry, most exotic GPU we've seen on the consumer side in quite a while and then, they matched it with a mid-range part. Sure, AMD got there first with the RVII, but that was an enterprise-class GPU full of expensive components and exotic tech which AMD very likely sold almost at cost.
There's still, of course, the matter of power consumption, but considering Nvidia didn't launch on TSMC this generation and decided to focus on a cheaper, more power-hungry node, I think any advantage Nvidia has in power-consuption uarch-wise is likely neglected by Samsung's 8nm node.
That leaves us with a bit of a gap feature-wise, of course. Navi doesn't support RT, doesn't support VRS, and also doesn't include units to accelerate tensor calculations, which means that Nvidia can still exploit their relationship with developers to include features that cripple the competition which would otherwise bring neglible IQ gains (Physx, Crysis 3 and Witcher 3 anyone?), but DLSS 2.0 is disruptive and how they push it is going to play a part (see caveat).
Turing vs Xbox Series X (Salt in hand)
As we saw, the RTX 2070S was about 10% ahead of the RX5700XT in terms of perfomance and around 15% ahead in IPC. Both had the same number of compute modules (40 SMs vs 40 CUs). Considering that the 2080 Super had 48 SM and has a similar clockspeed compared to the Xbox Series X, it stands to reason that for every percentage point in IPC gained with RDNA2, you'll get an extra percentage point ahead in performance against the 2080 Super. More importantly, it lends credence to AMD's claims about performance per watt improvements in RDNA2 considering that the console won't consume more than 200W and that includes memory, cpu, gpu, nvme drive and other stuff inside vs the ~250W the 2080S consumes.
Why is this important? Because it creates a baseline. AMD already has something to compete against the 2080 Super and the 2080 TI isn't massively faster than the 2080 Super. So this brings us to the first point. Thinking that AMD will only be able to compete with the 3070 is ridiculous. AMD may choose to only compete with the 3070, but it will be a choice, because we're not at the limits of their technology.
Turing VS Ampere (Salt in hand)
So far, we don't have that much information available, but let's speculate a bit with the leaked benchmarks and with the specs we have at hand. First, let's look at the specs of an interesting fight: RTX 2080ti vs RTX 3080.
- The RTX 3080 has 68 SMs, 272 TMUs, 96 ROPs and 10 GB of RAM specced for 760 GB/s (TDP of 320W and a boost clock of 1710 MHz)
- The RTX 2080Ti has 68 SMs, 272 TMUs, 88 ROPs and 11 GB of RAM specced for 616 GB/s (TDP of 250W and a boost clock of 1545 MHz)
If we look at the leaked benchmark (pinch of salt, please, though there's a video too kinda giving at least some credibility to the leak), the 3080 is giving a wide range of improvements from 25% to 45% rounding to about 30% give or take. Considering the increase in TDP by around 30%, it seems that the cards didn't gain a whole lot of perf/W, which means we're looking at a straight performance boost with this architecture but not any efficiency boost compared to Turing. As for performance, there's a and the increase in memory bandwidth by around 23% and an increase in clock frequency of around 10% which, when combined with the extra ROPs, gives around a 20% extra pixel fill-rate performance gain, so the gain in IPC compared to Turing isn't massive either, giving me around 15% on average for rasterization performance with a bit of napkin math.
Why are we looking at this, you might ask? Well, it's important to understand what we're getting right now in order to understand where AMD will need to be to rise up to the challenge. Ampere is looking to be impressive in raw numbers and it's also looking to be a beast in RT and Tensor performance, but that's not the focus of this (See caveat). However, when it comes to raw rasterization performance, we can see the architecture isn't more efficient than Turing and is only marginally better than Turing in terms of performance per clock.
Caveat time: Yes, there's efficiency improvements on the arch, but it seems most of that is negated with the node of choice. Also, I know TDP is not power consumption, but there's a correlation between the two.
RDNA vs Ampere
When looking at how things are right now, we can see that, arch-wise, if RDNA2 improves in IPC compared to RDNA, it should be able to compete in rasterization against Ampere. The IPC gap between RDNA1 and Ampere looks to be around 30%. It's big, I know, but there's a few things playing in AMD's favor and most of it boils down to efficiency. First, Nvidia is paying a hefty price in power consumption for that gain in IPC which will limit top frequency. Even if Nvidia maintains some of that lead compared to RDNA2 in IPC, the delta in performance could be covered with more frequency and, consequently, sacrificing power efficiency. Second, the feature gap has massively shrunk. While AMD still has no answer for DLSS 2.0 (and this could play a big part in the coming months, see caveat) we could see them show an alternative for it in October. More importantly, though, RT will be supported, VRS will be supported and the performance for doing at least some form of inference will be there for any ML algorithms developers want to use.
Not everything is rosy in Red land, sadly. AMD has an uphill battle in the software department and in the reputation department. AMD has some outreach to do still to recover some goodwill with many gamers. Warranted or not, AMD now has a reputation of having crappy drivers. There's also the fact that when people think performance, they think Nvidia. Which means that a lot of people won't wait for AMD regardless and simply go out and buy the Nvidia part. Considering that, arguably, the most awaited launch of the year is going to be Cyberpunk 2077, an Nvidia optimized title, this will be an issue for AMD too, which means that the bigger problems they have are not actually engineering related (at least not hardware engineering) but rather software engineering and PR, both with game developers and gamers alike.
Another potential pitfall is that, throughout the years, Nvidia has been able to add tech to their optimized-games that exploit inefficiencies in AMD's architecture. Given that GPUs are a balancing act of performance and cheats, both architectures will display weaknesses tackling certain workloads. Nvidia looks to have an advantage in ML workloads with their tensor cores and also an advantage in RT performance with their RT cores having independent execution pathways allowing both RT and texturing at the same time. How any of this plays out is anyone's guess, but we will see Nvidia exploit this difference one way or another just like they did with geometry in the past.
One last pitfall is that, for some reason, the techpress has this ability to blow AMD problems out of proportion. Most recently, the drivers issue has been front and center, and while I don't doubt there are driver issues, I also think part of it is unstable overclocks, part of it is unstable voltage rails and part of it is simply badly designed cards (14% RMA rate for Powercolor cards? C'mon!). However, remember the RX480 and the whole PCIE power consumption being blown out of the water? The takeaway here is that AMD needs a spotless launch, I doubt they will make it scathe free, but hopefully this is their best launch in years. With the drivers, I also hope they take their time to ensure we don't have another RDNA-like situation, at least it seems they've been hiring software engineers to improve things.
Summary and Conclusion
Ok, I know this is a wall of text, but here's the summary. AMD announcing things a month an a half after the fact is not a terrible thing and, considering their track-record in recent years, they rushing things is the last thing we want. AMD needs a spotless launch. As for people buying cards for Cyberpunk, that's lost battle. Timing isn't there and mindshare isn't there. Cyberpunk will be loaded with Nvidia features that are likely to gimp AMD's performance regardless, so people expecting that launch are likely to buy Nvidia regardless. And this brings us to the biggest hurdle AMD will have to sort this generation. RT and DLSS 2.0 won't be as niche now, they will need to answer somehow and their performance profile with those features will matter much more than with Turing. More over, cosidering the drivers PR fiasco, they need all hands on deck to right the boat on this one.
On a more positive note, competition in the higher end segment is almost a given. The Xbox Series X already seems to pack enough of a punch to compete with the 2080 given what we know of the console and of Navi's performance profile. When we add power consumption in the mix and the apparent efficiency of the Xbox Series X and RDNA2, it's almost a given AMD will bring the battle to Nvidia's most popular cards. Whether we see 3080-like or 3090-like performance will be more a strategic choice rather than a pure technical limitation and this reminds me of the GTX280 launch vs the HD 4850 situation. AMD might be adopting more of a small-die strategy to compete with Nvidia and it might actually pay off. With a smaller die and lower power consumption, AMD will be able to compete in price while not hurting their margins and, if they pull it off, it might even translate to a win in the mobile segment, a place where I don't see Ampere making significant inroads compared to Turing unless Nvidia has something up their sleeve. So yes, RTX 3070-like performance is almost a given now and, if AMD wants it, even 3080.
There's a lot of people analysing AMD's statements and launch date to imply RDNA2 won't be all that great or that AMD doesn't expect to compete with Nvidia at the high-end, but you're missing the facts. Look at them. Look at what we know of Ampere, Turing and the Xbox Series X. It seems almost impossible to think AMD won't be able to surpass the 2080Ti in rasterization performance considering the Xbox Series X is possibly already at the same level of a 2080S or even beyond. Just a 52 CU RDNA1 card should be able to match the 2080S, let alone one on an improved architecture.
Anyway, what do you think? Am I off? Am I missing something? Am I wishful thinking? Let's discuss while we wait for actual news.
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