Technology – Montasir Ahmed's Blog https://montasirahmed.com Thu, 29 Oct 2020 01:44:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.2 57838252 The Truth about Sexting https://montasirahmed.com/truth-sexting/ https://montasirahmed.com/truth-sexting/#respond Fri, 26 Jun 2020 21:34:50 +0000 http://montasirahmed.com/?p=523 In this modern world of digital technology, people have managed to infuse modern tools in promoting sexual behavior. Some use this to keep the fire burning in long distance relationships, other who engaged in multiple partnerships, with both genders, used this as a form of self-advertising and teens have used this as a coming of …

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In this modern world of digital technology, people have managed to infuse modern tools in promoting sexual behavior. Some use this to keep the fire burning in long distance relationships, other who engaged in multiple partnerships, with both genders, used this as a form of self-advertising and teens have used this as a coming of age entry to more serious sexual behaviors. What am I talking about? Sexting.

What is sexting anyway? Sexting is a combination of two words: Sex and texting. It is defined as the act of sending sexually explicit messages and/or photographs, primarily between mobile phones. This means sending an explicit text message accompanied with a sexually suggestive image. The term was first coined in an article back 2005 in the Sunday Telegraph Magazine. The term sexting has since been used in countries like the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the United States. In a survey conducted by Cosmogirl.com, it showed 20% of teens within the age range of 13-20 and 33% of young adults within the age range of 20-26 have admittedly sent naked or semi-naked pictures to the opposite sex. For teens, it has become a prelude to sex or experimentation for the ones without real experience.

This form of behavior has alarmed many parents across nations and cultures. In the United states, teenagers who have sent a naked photographs of themselves have been charged with distribution of child pornography, while the individuals who received the naked photograph through sexting was charged with possession of child pornography.

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Watching nude/semi-nude images/videos of partners.

Psychologists have concluded that sexting, as a behavior will later on create mental instability in the teens who have engaged in such activities, having to face the consequences of their actions later in life. In Canada, they are pushing a no-sexting act, to compel Internet and telephone companies to hand over personal customers’ information to law enforcement agencies for cases of sexting involving minors which is classified under the law as child pornography. The risks are widespread, with the use of social media, due to the easy propagation of the materials online. In recent a sexting awareness parent study, it shows 61% of parents worry that it will result to cyber bullying among teenagers. It shows that parents who are aware of sexting are more likely to talk about the issue to their children as compared to those who are not open to discussion. Also, parents who are aware of sexting are more aware of the legal consequences as opposed to the parents who are unaware of it.

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According to survey, 15% of parents admitted that they do not understand and are unaware of the potential dangers associated with sexting. Parents now have increased awareness of what it is and how it can affect the lives of their teens in the long run. Parents, who are aware of the issue, are now more open to talking to their children about the truths concerning Sex.Ting.

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Reprocess an Old Tablet – Three Remarkable Ways https://montasirahmed.com/reprocess-old-tablet-three-remarkable-ways/ https://montasirahmed.com/reprocess-old-tablet-three-remarkable-ways/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2020 21:24:50 +0000 http://montasirahmed.com/?p=450 If you’re something like me, you’re starting to amass quite the tablet compilation. Sure, yes, I write about them for a living, thus I probably own more than my fair share. However now that these devices have been about a few years and prices continue to plummet, I’m estimating you’ve got an older model or …

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If you’re something like me, you’re starting to amass quite the tablet compilation. Sure, yes, I write about them for a living, thus I probably own more than my fair share. However now that these devices have been about a few years and prices continue to plummet, I’m estimating you’ve got an older model or two in the closet, assembling dust.

You might attempt to get a few bucks for them on Craigslist or Ebay, or you can bequeath them to the kids for games, books, and movies. However there are other ways to recycle an old tablet, a few of which might surprise you.

1. Create a devoted music server

tablet 2I’ve always been charmed of Sonos music systems, which put an everlasting supply of music at your fingertips; however I’m unwilling to pay the premium price for individual.

Auspiciously, I don’t have to: With just about any old tablet & a standalone speaker, I can valve into all the music of the world.

For starters, I suggest getting a Bluetooth speaker or speaker dock — somewhat designed to pair with a Smartphone or tablet. Bluetooth speakers are particularly great if your tablet supports that trait, as you can access all your tunes devoid of having to stay physically tethered. Immediately I’m loving the Braven 850, a compact although powerful Bluetooth speaker that can fill any tiny- or medium-size room with warm, rich aural.

From there it’s merely a matter of stocking the tablet with your music compilation and a good assortment of music-streaming apps. Besides obvious choices like Pandora and Spotify, be certain to check out Rdio, Slacker and TuneInRadio. This final lets you listen to local radio stations from about the world, all free of charge.

And if your tablet lacks adequate storage for your entire own library, you can stream it from your PC utilizing a music-server solution like Plex.

What’s cool regarding all this is that your tablet serves not only like the gateway to all this great music, but also the organizer.

2. Create it a permanent photo frame

Digital photo frames are excellent, creating an endless slideshow of your preferred pictures but this is not just a few dozen, however hundreds or even thousands of them.

If your aged tablet is collecting dust, why not repurpose it for border duty? All you need is the correct app — preferably one that can drag photos from online sources instead of simply displaying those loaded into the tablet’s reminiscence.

For instance, Digital Photo Frame Web for Android will exhibit a running slideshow, complete with fades & other transition between pictures, and can entrance local, Flickr, Facebook, and Dropbox folders. As a result, whenever you want to insert photos to the “frame,” you could merely e-mail or upload them to one of those accounts.

If you contain an iPad, it’s even easier. There’s a slideshow trait built right in, and in fact this would be a large way to leverage Apple’s Photo Stream trait: Any new shots captured by your iPhone can automatically show on your iPad.

3. Contribute its processing power to science

An elderly, single-core tablet processor may seem as a dinosaur nowadays, but it’s still far more influential than the computers that get the Apollo astronauts to the moon. Huge powerful, in fact, that it could help lead to scientific penetrates.

Some projects aim to leverage your Android tablet’s superfluous processing power to discover new stars and search for new techniques to treat AIDS.

Earlier, these volunteer computing endeavors were limited to real computers, but as noted by IBM, mobile devices, total computing power surpass that of the largest conformist supercomputers. In other words, there’s numerous untapped tablet power out there that could be harnessed for well.

To unite the citizen science brigade, simply install an app named BOINC on your unused tablet, and then leave it clued-up so it can continue to operate. In switch for a tiny bit of electricity, you can assist the world. Pretty cool deal, I’d say!

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The Best 5 Amazon Echo Alternatives https://montasirahmed.com/the-best-5-amazon-echo-alternatives/ https://montasirahmed.com/the-best-5-amazon-echo-alternatives/#respond Fri, 26 Jun 2020 20:29:50 +0000 http://montasirahmed.com/?p=1148 Since the announcement of launching, Amazon Echo has created a huge buzz in the tech world. Many homes have started to use the device as the highlighter of their smart homes. And with the “Alexa” app this smart speaker brings a smart solution for your home. Streaming free music, using radio, controlling your smart home, …

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Since the announcement of launching, Amazon Echo has created a huge buzz in the tech world. Many homes have started to use the device as the highlighter of their smart homes. And with the “Alexa” app this smart speaker brings a smart solution for your home. Streaming free music, using radio, controlling your smart home, this device is a compact package. Meanwhile, we all have different tastes and desires about our home appliances.

Although Amazon Echo is a really great piece of device, but there are other Amazon Echo alternatives that you should give a look before going straight to the Amazon Echo. They are similar to Amazon Echo, but more affordable, portable and stylish.

Google Home

The Google Home is one of the best Echo alternatives there is. With its incredibly smart speaker pack and voice recognition quality it can put up a great fight against Amazon Echo. Powered by Google assistant, you can use this device to set up alarm, stream music services like Google play music, Spotify etc. The voice recognition quality and sound quality are even better than Amazon Echo. This device is packed with quite a lot of tricks. As for the design, Google Home is much sleeker. It blends in with the any kind of surroundings, making it the perfect match for your taste.

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It costs less then Amazon Echo. Considering everything, as far as roommates go, Google home will the best you’ll ever have. The smart artificial intelligence, Google Assistant, makes your life easier than making it rather difficult.

Pros:

  • The Base is customizable.
  • Design is good looking, blends anywhere at home.
  • Understanding, can answer a lot of questions.
  • Sound quality is good.
  • Smaller than Amazon Echo.
  • Cheaper than Amazon Echo.

Cons:

  • Volume control is difficult.
  • Its hearing capability is not that good. Phrasing needs to be precise.
  • Non Google users face difficulty handling.
  • Doesn’t provide good privacy.
  • Doesn’t have Bluetooth.


 ivee

This speaker looks as cool as its name is. At first sight, you won’t believe that it’s a speaker, because of its unique design. Kind of like Amazon Echo, this Echo alternative can control your smart home by connecting with devices from Smart Things, Nest, Logitech Harmony, Philips Hue and many more. Another plus point of ivee is that it’s capability of listening up to 15 feet away, which means you don’t have to stay close range to give any commands. This feature is ensured as it comes with two far-field microphones. Although Amazon Echo’s seven far-field microphones are far better than ivee’s but it still makes a great alternative.

Much cheaper than Amazon Echo.You can connect it to any stereo system as it comes with an audio port with volume adjustment. The touch control knob on top lets you to turn on ivee with a simple touch. Amazon Echo lacks these features which makes ivee a great alternative Echo.

Pros:

  • Open API allowing open ecosystem.
  • Supports third party devices.
  • Integration with third party apps.
  • Emergency services.
  • Hardware is accessible.
  • Multiple voices and different accents are supported.

Cons:

  • Doesn’t have that much third party developer’s support.
  • It hasn’t hit the market yet.

Mycroft

Mycroft is a unique piece of Echo alternative. It’s built on Raspberry pi and Arduino instead of propriety hardware. The natural language processing of the device makes it easier to understand your commands and perform the actions. By connecting it to your home Wi-Fi it integrates with any smart home devices such as, Nest, Philips Hue, Smart Things, Belkin WeMo and many more. This makes it easier for you to control your smart home. The software is powered by Snappy, a minimalist Linux OS. It has other great features such as posting updates on social media, Printing files on 3D printer and many more which the other smart speaker lags.

The device is capable of running apps without any extra fuss such as Netflix, Spotify, YouTube and more. It also has integrated speaker that makes it capable of playing music. Mycroft is an open platform device, which gives it option for its ability to grow more with time.

Pros:

  • Affordable price.
  • Open source AI.
  • Can post in social media.
  • Can create voice channel between two units, can be used at intercom.

Cons:

  • Sound quality is not enough.
  • Design is not attractive.

Cubic

The cubic is sure to blow up your mind when it hits the market. This device is able to do varieties of tasks that the other speakers lag. You will be able to order food, look up television schedule, stream music along with controlling your smart home devices. The integrated mobile app will assist in giving you directions, doling out parking reminders and what not. As the pre-release reviews are positive, it will surely bring a great challenge for the Amazon Echo once it’s released.

Pros:

  • Provides natural conversation.
  • Can recognize your voice from far away(25 feet)
  • Can be used as personal DJ.
  • Provides better security.

Cons:

  • Cons are not known as it hasn’t been released yet.

Lenovo Smart Assistant

Collaborating with Amazon, Lenovo is entering the world of smart home devices with their Lenovo Smart Assistant. The smart speaker has better sound quality as it is in collaboration with Harman Kardon, accompany known for their excellent sound quality. The speaker will be launched in around May, 2017. The normal version will cost around $130 and the upgraded version will cost around $179. The upgraded version has an additional sound cavity for better sound performance. It also comes with an 8 far-field 360 degree microphones which far better than Amazon Echo. It also includes noise suppression, and acoustic echo cancellation that makes it more capable of hearing your commands.

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Integrated with your other smart home appliances, you can control them easily. Lenovo Smart Assistant brings enhanced quality of features of Amazon Echo with better sound quality, making it the best alternative Echo.

Pros:

  • Excellent sound quality.
  • Available in two editions.
  • Comes with full volume control unlike Amazon Echo.
  • Has better voice recognition than Amazon Echo.

Cons:

  • The upgraded version has the same price as Amazon Echo.
  • Not a portable device.
  • Can only answer factual questions.

Maybe Amazon Echo is just not your type or it’s too pricy, whatever the cause you can easily choose an Echo alternative from the list that best suits you. There are various types and features of the Echo alternatives. Some are cheaper and some are Pricy.Whatever your demands are all the alternatives are capable of doing controlling basic smart home devices. Some have extensive features that make them more attractive than the rest.  No matter what type of Alternative Echo you are looking for you can find them on the list of top five.


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A Guide to Execute an ICO – Initial Coin Offering https://montasirahmed.com/a-guide-to-execute-an-ico-initial-coin-offering/ https://montasirahmed.com/a-guide-to-execute-an-ico-initial-coin-offering/#respond Fri, 26 Jun 2020 19:49:50 +0000 http://montasirahmed.com/?p=1262 The world is now crazed with ICOs. The tech is the new trend – all the money is on the tech industry. The youth is getting rebellious against the corporate offices and trying to build their dream possible. Everyone is working so hard to make their voice heard. But they are facing the inevitable problem …

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The world is now crazed with ICOs. The tech is the new trend – all the money is on the tech industry. The youth is getting rebellious against the corporate offices and trying to build their dream possible. Everyone is working so hard to make their voice heard. But they are facing the inevitable problem fulfilling their dream – money!

Even a person having solid plans and possible ideas to execute it – getting enough investment is a hard nut to crack open. The traditional approach was to beg to the venture capitals and ask them for money so they could build their dream.

But getting investments from these venture capitals has some serious problems – there will not be a regular flow of money unless the VC is satisfied with the growth. Moreover, they will be acting like bosses and try to dictate your dreams and plans. But isn’t that’s the reason youth quit their day jobs and decided to fulfill their dreams?

A perfect solution to this very problem could be “Initial Coin Offering” a.k.a. ICO. So, what are there ICOs that world is so crazy about?

What are the ICOs? Explained with Example

ICO is an idea to get crowdfunding for your project. Let’s consider an example, and you will get the idea in a better sense.

Let’s consider; you have a plan to solve a severe problem our society faces today. We could think about the lack of jobs. So, you are planning to build an online platform where everyone could find the job that matches their skill sets. You will collaborate with all the employees and the employers and make a perfect little platform to build your dream come true.

But to build such a platform, you will need developers, coders, and business experts. Meaning, you will need money to pay your team. So, what you do? You make a beautiful PowerPoint presentation and knock door to door for investments. But getting investors are not just sitting there for you to come. Even if you find the perfect investor, it will be tough to convince them to invest in your idea.

The investors are just businessmen. They will not hand over all the money that you need to run the project. Investors especially the VCs will give you the cash on installments. Also, they will monitor your every single move and could stop the flow of money at any given time as they please.

With the cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies, you could try out another way. You could ask an ordinary people to fund your project. The method is better known as crowdfunding. But you cannot just walk around your home requesting every guy you see and showcase them your idea, right?

You could instead create a website where you will be showing your ideas, your project timelines, the possibilities your project bring forward, and of course your technological details. Meaning, you will tell the world how exactly you are planning to build and run your project. You will sell them tokens that can be used exclusively later on. For these tokens, you will receive money. Well, this is going to be the money you are going to spend to fuel your dream project!

But how much money could this process make you? We are not talking about hundreds or thousands of dollars only. You could collect millions from raising money by ICO.

Yes, we are not just bragging about it! Only in 2017, the start-ups raised over $5 Billion. This year, within just six months, we have seen companies raising over Billions – the growth is now more rapid than ever.

Not every ICO takes a large team. The Useless Ethereum Token raised over $200,000, and the project was run by a single person only! So, if you have a solid business plan, building the initial fund with ICO could be the smartest decision you would ever make.

Moreover, your business plan doesn’t have to be related to the tech industry. You could be starting an agro farm and collect money from an ICO. For example, you could think of the BananaCoin. These guys planned to make an organic banana farm. They have raised their investment through an ICO. After their massive success of building a banana farm and selling fresh bananas, they are now expanding their business with a mango farm too.

Sounds quite lucrative, isn’t it? So, it’s time to ask the fundamental question – how to start and execute an ICO? Well mates, we here to answer that particular question. Buckle up and be on your reading mode – this is going to be a long read as we will be talking about everything you need to know about launching an ICO all by yourself.

To deal with all the heavy works, we have divided all the tasks into three major phases –

  1. The pre-public engagement phase,
  2. The action phase, and
  3. The post-public engagement phase.

The pre-public engagement phase includes all the tasks you will need to take care before launching your idea for the ordinary people. This is a hefty phase, and a lot of ICOs fail because they took this phase too lightly. It could take about six months or even a year or more in some cases.

Then comes the action phase or you could simply tell it the ICO phase. During this time you will be selling coins to the common. You could think of it as a company going public and selling shares. It could be two to three months depending how much money you are planning to make for your business to launch.

In the final phase, you will be serving your project and lead it to success. Nothing should be on your mind except making the business a sheer success. You will handle a lot of members from the various department of your team. Your team will include but not limit to the developers, the blockchain specialists, public representatives (PR), the marketing team, your legal team, your partners, and the early investors.

Managing your team will not be an easy task. It will feel like being under a lot of pressure. Well, you will be under a lot of pressure. But that is what it takes to make a change in the society and being successful with your dreams and goals, isn’t it?

So, let’s start with our big list to execute and ICO, shall we?

The Big Idea!

Before you are starting anything, you need to brainstorm, a lot. You need to find a stable and practical idea to work on. We don’t want to give you any vague lead. So, grab yourself a pen and paper. Try to make a list of things that you would be interested in working on. You should study the market as well to get knowledge and find out the competition in your preferable niche.

CoinMarketCap has informed us that there are about 1,500 cryptocurrencies available on the market. That means your plan will have to be better, different, and feasible. Otherwise, why should people be investing in your idea at all?

Try to ask yourself these questions – what kind of problem will your idea try to solve, who are your target market, how your idea is better than the rest? You should list out all the problems the world faces and constantly think of the solution to these problems.

This is the best way to come up with the business ideas. Actually, all the businesses try to solve a particular problem. So, think about how big a problem you are planning to solve and how you could solve it.

Remember, you need to be practical and think of the feasible solutions only. You cannot think of creating a genie who will solve all the problems of the world!

After you are selected a particular idea, try to seek public opinions from online forums. Reddit is a great option for seeking ideas and checking public reviews. You could even try creating a thread on BitcoinTalk forums.

Moreover, also ask yourself if your business idea needs tokenization. Not every idea is suitable for ICO, and not every idea will get support from the ICO. So, choose your niche and idea properly. Don’t rush; nobody has given any time limit. Although if you are just wondering about it without following any straight method, you might end up nowhere. Remember, you are here to do business, not to become a messiah!

Know Your Competition and Your Competitors

Market research is a crucial step for any business. Starting a business without proper market research is like walking in the dark hoping you will find light someday. You might have got a brilliant idea, but if some else is working on it or already has built it, your plan will more likely fail. Unless you have something unique to provide the market.

Also, think about the timeline, if someone else has the same idea as yours, you could take the lead by launching the business earlier than them. But don’t try to serve half cooked dishes! You need to finalize project as perfect as it gets. A business full of flaws will only do damage to you. So, make up your mind, do market research, know your competitors, and go public only after your plan is bulletproof.

Otherwise, your ICO will fail miserably. Statistics have shown that about 46% ICOs fail due to various reasons. The statistics are based on the year 2017 only. But still, you don’t want to be another example of the failure!

Does your Government Support You?

We all know blockchains and cryptocurrencies are all about making things decentralized and distributed. It has become a headache for a lot of governments. They simply don’t want people to be in charge of things. The more dominated the common people are, the easier it is to rule them!

Moreover, scams related to ICO is not a rare case. We have seen and heard of ICOs robbing public money or being scammers. The government has no choice but to regulate the ICOs now. For example, in the US, the Internal Revenue Service or the IRS is monitoring all the activities of the ICOs so that they have a clear knowledge of their wealth and activities.

In China and South Korea, ICO is banned altogether. We are very sad to see such countries with advanced technology banning the future of technology. The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has exempted their citizens from buying certain tokens. The red-listed cryptocurrencies are Gooldmint, Monaco Visa, Datum, and many more.

So, if you are planning to launch and ICO, you better have a good lawyer. Also, you should check your government’s policies regarding cryptocurrencies and ICOs. You don’t want to be in jail by launching an ICO. Moreover, all your money could be seized by the government, and you could face a long time prison visit for such acts!

Just try not be or look like a scam in any way. Show your idea to the public and leave nothing hidden. Be as transparent as you can be while writing the white paper and all the documents. Moreover, be honest, don’t plan to raise a lot of money and then run away with it!

Design and Develop the ICO Token

You are going to sell the tokens during the ICO. So, it goes without saying that you will need to develop a coin or a token in the very first place. But first, you will need a proper distribution plan. A token sale could be of various forms, or you could call them stages of the token sale. You could go for a private sale where you will be selling the tokens to the selective individuals. Then comes the pre-sale where you will try to sell the tokens without giving detailed information. You can go for the actual ICO or the general sale. The choice is entirely up to you and you only.

For example, you could take a look at the NXT’s strategy which is on the number one spot regarding ROI. They managed to collect about $16,800 as donations from the forums. They started their ICO back in 2013.

Telegram another popular name collected over a staggering $850 Million with their private and pre-sales. They haven’t started their actual ICO, yet they are planning to go for another private sale. This time they are planning to double the amount they earned previously. So, you see, you have your options open. You could go for any method that suits your need and your strategy.

Next, you need to make a fine distribution method. You need to finalize how many tokens you are going to launch in the market for the ICO, how your buyer will receive the tokens, how many stages you are planning your ICO to have.

But the most important decision you need to make is regarding the development platform. You could choose to build up the tokens based on the Ethereum’s platform. About 81% of the tokens are based on the ERC-20 token developed by the Ethereum team. Ethereum has published all the codes. So, you will need to copy it and tweak it a bit to make your own token.

Well, you could still go for other platforms. There Waves and Hyperledger who offer excellent token platforms. You might even go for building your very own custom blockchain platform. This could be a time-consuming idea. But if you have a tech-savvy team, the option is not that bad. It’s a great one if you can make it.

Whichever method you choose, the bottom line is to create a token that you are going to offer to the public.

Take up Your Pen and Paper

After the token, you will need to write about your idea and your tech. You will have to write a detailed and clear analogy of your project. This paper will be called the “White-Paper.” A white paper is everything people should know about your project. Try to be as thorough as possible. Your customers will want to know everything including project plans, market analysis, your planned timeframe, your methodology, tech architecture, your legal plans, your team, and you. In short, you are expected to write EVERYTHING!

Not every one of the investors will read through the white paper. But it creates your image to the world. The tech savvies will definitely read it and try to analyze the impact you are going to make on the market. Even the review writers will read every single word. So, they might criticize you if you have a poorly written white-paper. It will hurt your image badly and sabotage the hunt for getting investors.

Moreover, the blockchain geeks have a fairly great knowledge about the technological facts. They might criticize you badly if you have a mediocre level white paper.


The Perfect Little Website

A website is the most import factor getting more investments. The investors see your website as your potential. Your website should be simple yet detailed with all the necessary information. You need to add details of the team. People would want to know whom they are investing on. Your team members should have a photo, the name and their designation in the company. It will look more professional and reliable. They don’t want to give money to some John Doe.

Next thing you need to add is the project’s aim. If people don’t know what you and your team is planning to do, they will lose interest. Be focused on clearing your idea in some short yet focused words. For example, if you plan to make a new kind of job market, you should focus on “New Job Market.” People can grasp the idea just by seeing these three words.

Moreover, it makes a good first impression. You need to attract their attention just at first glance. Don’t try to be descriptive or vivid here.

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The final detail you should have on your website is your tech. Be very detailed about how you are going to solve a particular problem. Designing infographics or a short video is a great idea to go with. This showcasing will make the idea more reliable to the investors. They would think themselves a part of the team – not an outsider.

Apart from these, you could try adding a roadmap. A roadmap shows the time-lines of the important milestones you want to touch. People want to see when they could reap the money and have the fruits. They better ROI you promise them, the more they will be interested in your project. Try to find out all the important milestones and plan a time-line you want to meet. Now share this idea with the world. The world will see it as your determination and how much focused you are about your project.

Link up your social media platforms. Most of the people these days have multiple social media platforms which they use on a regular basis. The social media platforms could be a great way to connect with your potential investors. We are not just talking about Facebook pages and Twitter accounts, try using the platforms where your potential investors might. We are talking about Reddit, Bitcoin Talk, GitHub, Medium, YouTube, or LinkedIn.

As you have finalized your contents, you need to work on your website layout. Try to keep things simple and elegant. No one wants to see a pile of words stashed here and there. Be organized. Using a single page website a great option as things are easily accessible and convenient. Although you could go for other options as per your demand. Try to choose the Sans the Sans Serif fonts as they are clean and clutter-less.

Security should always be your primary concern. We have seen a lot of great ICOs fail due to lack of security. We have to let you know about The Dao when we are discussing the security issue. The Dao project was one of the most promising ideas we have seen so far. It planned to develop autonomous organizations where there were no bosses – a self-sustaining organization. The ICO even raised over $150 Million. But due to a cyber-attack, it lost over $500,000. Soon people lost faith over The Dao. Now, The Dao is just an example of ICO related security issues. You don’t want to end up like The Dao.

To summarize, your website should contain these following things –

  • Your logo
  • A simple infographic or an introduction video or both
  • A roadmap
  • Detailed illustration of your tech
  • The team members’ description
  • The impact of your project on the society
  • Use cases of your project
  • Legal documentation (terms and conditions)
  • White-paper
  • About us page
  • Social media accounts’ links

Marketing: Get Your Voice Heard!

It’s the era of marketing. You need to spread your voice to the public, more specifically, to your investors. You cannot and should not hope for investments if you don’t have a solid marketing strategy. You have everything you need to launch an ICO. But, if people don’t even know that you are launching an ICO, then what’s the point of doing it anyway?

There are certain ways you could set up your marketing strategy. The easiest way to look for a good marketing manager. The manager will charge quite the amount but consider it as an investment. But if you are running short on budget, you could try to be your own marketing manager.

The first thing to do would be bolstering up your social media accounts. There are lots of great freelance social media experts who could boost up your social presence and help you gather the organic traffic, not just some paid likes. Remember, paid likes and followers will get you nowhere. Try to seek you’re your actual target audience and create contents for them. There is no easy way to reach out your voice to the common people.

The next thing you should do is to create a blog section. We still lack some helpful blogs in the blockchain and cryptocurrency niche. More and more people are getting attracted to the blockchain and cryptocurrency niche. Before others build up a strong blog community, you should seize the chance to help the community with some great blogs. Blogs are the best source for collecting organic traffic. People will visit your website to quench their thirst for knowledge. Try to be true to your readers and actually help them with honest information. They will give back the courtesy someday.

Adding up a great FAQ section also a smart idea. People are questioning a lot about various simple yet common questions these days. You will be surprised to know how many people are seeking the perfect definition of ICOs! As the hype of blockchain is increasing people are falling victim of fear of missing out. Very soon the internet will be full of people who don’t know what a blockchain or an ICO is but will be willing to invest as they think of it as a great way of winning cheap money!

Try to be regular on the social media accounts. If you are planning to dump 15-20 posts once and then be invisible from these accounts, you cannot grow your community. Instead, you should post regularly with a lower number of posts. Try posting 5-10 posts throughout the week rather than dumping all of them at the same time.

Being available on the forums is a great move as most of the blockchain enthusiasts are on these forums not on Facebook. Try to show your presence on Blockchain topic based forums like the Bitcoin Talk, Altcointalks, BitcoinGarden, and many more. Reddit and Quora are two great options where people are docking to get information about blockchains and cryptocurrencies.

Slack and Telegram are the blockchain based messengers where you will find blockchain-educated users. They are the potential investors whom you should target.

While, doing the social media marketing, keep in mind that Facebook has banned all kinds of ICO related ads. So, you cannot increase your popularity in this platform just by placing ads. You have to be popular using the dedicated groups and pages to get your deep sought investors.

Remember, you can never make the common people think that you are a scammer. We have seen ICOs with a lower number of followers going silent, and the people suddenly started screaming their name as scammers. Always serve your followers, they are your asset and always will be.

Launch the ICO

Well, you have done all the works you needed to do before you are about to launch an ICO. But there is a crucial question – for how long do you intend to continue the ICO? Well, it depends. If you are getting huge support and regular token sales, you could continue your ICO. But if you see your token sale rate dropping down gradually, you should consider stopping the ICO.

If we think about the statistics, an average ICO continues for about 41 days. Although it is just a number. You can continue our ICO for as many days you want it to continue. Then again, if you see your investor number dropping down in rapid speed, you should stop the ICO. Here is a list of some of the famous ICOs and their duration –

Coin Name Duration Collected Investment
Omni Coin (MasterCoin) 30 days $750,000
Stratis 36 days $600,000
Ethereum 42 days $18,000,000
NXT 51 days $14,000
Waves 49 days $16,000,000


So, you could see there is no solid time frame. It depends on how much and how fast you are earning money. Communication is the key to success during and after the ICO period. Moreover, people will have tons of things to ask about the coin, your services, and your product. It is quite the normal and common scenario. If you fail to maintain proper communication, your brand image will get serious damage.

Apart from maintaining a bulletproof communication, you should also impose a strong security measure. Your ICO will be extremely vulnerable during this period. You must be prepared for kinds of security breaches and attacks. You could lose millions to the hackers.

After the ICO

Once your ICO has ended, your primary concern should be focusing on your dream project only. You have worked so hard for making your dream, your passion to be true. Now you have the chance to fulfill your dreams as you have the economic backup to do so. Moreover, you investor will seek to witness improvements and some results. You should do all you can do to for your customers and the token investors.

Well, to speak the truth, starting and launching the ICO are the easier tasks compared to what you are going to do after the ICO. You could think of it like – just getting the money to make something you dream of. At this point, you have a moral, financial obligation to work on your project and deliver something of value to the world.

Well, you have collected some money for the investment, you have some cash on your wallet, and your team will get the salary that they deserve. But you need to focus on one thing here – making money for everybody else! How could you do so? Actually, sell to the mass people and earn money for everyone. Launching an ICO makes you more of an entrepreneur as you are collecting money from the common people not just begging to the corporate investors. It will make you more independent and help you get more control.

So, your next step should be getting listed on cryptocurrency exchanges. A cryptocurrency exchange works like a typical stock exchange. This is the best way to speak out to the world and make your presence noticed. Each of these exchanges has certain requirements that your project needs to fulfill.

Don’t worry as long as you haven’t stolen anyone’s idea and is completely unique; you have nothing to worry about. Among these cryptocurrency exchanges, Poloniex is the most well-known and the largest exchanges. So, do you have to do to get yourself enlisted on Poloniex? Well, there is no particular method you could follow. They claim to pick the most unique, innovative and popular projects that meet their users’ demands. Another important criteria for getting enlisted on their platform is by creating strong market demand. The more market demand your brand has, the easier it is to get enlisted. Apart from Poloniex, you could try getting enlisted on Binance, Bitfinex, Bittrex, HitBTC, GDAX, bitFlyer, Kraken, Bitstamp, etc.

To get enlisted on the exchanges, you should have the following attributes –

  • Coin name – Well having a name is the most certain things to come in mind. So, you got to have a name for your coin!
  • Trading Symbol – A coin trading symbol is a three-letter name that can represent you coin name. For example, Ethereum is ETH, Bitcoin is BTC, Ripple is XRP, etc.
  • The Project and The Token Description – Your project should have a clear and short description that can truly stand for the mission and vision your project has. Apart from the Project, your token should also have a clear and concise mission and vision. You need to submit these pieces of information to the cryptocurrency exchange.
  • Coin Logo – Coin logo is the most simple and clear symbol of your brand. A logo can give your brand name a better status and makes it more trustworthy among the users and the investors.
  • Launch Date – You should tell the exchange the initial date of your project to run so that they can age your project.
  • GitHub Link – Exchanges will ask for source codes before listing you coin to their directory. It’s okay. You don’t have to worry about them stealing your idea and copyright.
  • Compliance Fee – Some cryptocurrency exchanges might ask for the entry fee which often referred to as the compliance fee. For example, Bittrex used to charge $5,000 as the entry fee. They have revoked that law later on.
  • Third-Party Certification of the Source Code – Your project’s source code should be verified by a trusted third party. Some of the exchanges are very strict about this certification.

So, these are everything you need to know about the cryptocurrency exchanges. Without these pieces of information they might not register your brand’s name on the exchange’s registry. It is vitally important to get your name registered otherwise people might think of as a scam or a fraud.

Concluding Words

The world is changing so should be the way of doing business and collecting the initial investment for your business. Launching an ICO makes you more independent and gives you the freedom to steer your project to the ultimate goal that only you can envision. Sure, there are lots of cases of ICOs to fail. But at the same time, we could give lots of names of the successful ones too.

It goes without saying that ICOs are the new fuel for the business especially the start-ups. The amount of investment through ICO has reached the sky. Billions of dollars are spent on the initial investments of the start-ups. This more likely shows the world that cryptocurrencies are just some imaginary words uttered by some tech geeks. It is very much the reality. It also works like an indicator that the world as we know is going to change. Actually, the change has already begun. Now it’s time to see how far will cryptocurrencies go and impact the everyday life of every single human being on the planet. Moreover, we want to look at how cryptocurrencies will impose decentralization and distributed network that crumbles the controlling hands of the banks and the financial institutes.

So, if you have a dream in your heart and chase it by setting up your own business, ICO might save the day from the mean investors. What are you waiting for? Start working on your dream today, work on the next big idea that will change the world entirely, ICO will give you the wings to fly.

Come on champ! The future is calling your name!


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Explicitness in Android Games: Ways of Protecting Children https://montasirahmed.com/explicitness-in-android-games/ https://montasirahmed.com/explicitness-in-android-games/#respond Fri, 26 Jun 2020 18:59:50 +0000 http://montasirahmed.com/?p=922 “Fun and games” on the verge of inappropriate: How to protect children from the notions of sex and violence in android games The modern age has brought along a number of changes. All spheres of life are perceived through the eyes of technology: whether it be TV sets, computers, tablets, but dominantly mobile phones. Nowadays, …

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“Fun and games” on the verge of inappropriate: How to protect children from the notions of sex and violence in android games

The modern age has brought along a number of changes. All spheres of life are perceived through the eyes of technology: whether it be TV sets, computers, tablets, but dominantly mobile phones. Nowadays, mobile phones are available to everyone, regardless of their age, or technology managing techniques. It is not only their availability and easy manageability that makes them an interesting investment. Today’s mobile devices, taking those equipped with an android operating system as an example, offer a rich spectrum of applications, covering different fields: music, photography, social networking, as well as video games.  Among the mentioned features, the most appealing one as far as the younger group of customers is concerned is, without doubt, android games.

The popularity of android games among youngsters leaves no space for discussion; they are exciting, thrilling, and addictive. However, when taking a closer look at the prominent themes of these games, the presence of sex and violence, absolutely unsuitable for younger users, does not appear to be subtle, to say the least. Two questions instantly arise from this acknowledgment: firstly, what effect do the notions of sex and violence (the presence of which cannot be denied in android games) have on the mindset and behavior of children, and secondly, what can be done to protect them from such harmful influence?

A vast majority of these games revolve around physical violence: whether it be in fantasy worlds, such as in Hearthstone:  Heroes of Warcraft; or in real-life resembling scenarios, as in Hitman:  Sniper, or Grant Theft Auto: San Andreas. The player is constantly involved in situations in which they are supposed to hurt, shoot, and take down the enemy. Taking the previously mentioned game, Grant Theft Auto:  San Andreas, as an example, the sexual component can be felt on many levels, especially in the way women in the game are portrayed. The girls are only seen wearing provocative clothes, as their role is to be the “arm-candy” of the men in the game.  Android games also offer a category consisting of purely sexual content.

Notions of violence and sex can leave significant consequences when it comes to a young person’s psyche, especially if “sugarcoated” and is presented as fun and exciting, as it is the case in android games. What kind of activity can we undertake for the sake of children’s safety? There are many possible solutions. Monitoring our children’s choices when it comes to android games is one of the answers. There are many android games which do not involve adverse influence and are perhaps more children-friendly, or education-oriented. The conversation is always the way to go: if children are properly introduced to the concepts of sex and violence, they can create a psychological barrier, instead of approving of them. As in any other segment of a child’s life, involvement and advisement of an adult are preferred. Choosing children-friendly games and taking the time to play with your child can be a game-changing step, literally. If you show interest in a game, it is quite possible that the child will follow.

The stubborn presence of technology in the life of younger generations cannot be denied, but it most certainly can be regulated and guided. Adults have the obligation to grant the freedom of choice, with the responsibility of governing the process. As inevitable as explicit content in android games is, the magnitude of its influence can be successfully dealt with, the right strategy is applied.

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Android Nougat: why you’ll want it https://montasirahmed.com/android-nougat/ https://montasirahmed.com/android-nougat/#respond Fri, 26 Jun 2020 18:39:50 +0000 http://montasirahmed.com/?p=838 Here We are looking at Reasons why you will want the Android Nougat  Direct Reply Notifications You won’t have to navigate away from your current window (or, now, windows) just to answer an incoming message. You can just reply within the notification that appears at the top of the screen. It worked well enough for …

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Here We are looking at Reasons why you will want the Android Nougat

 Direct Reply Notifications

You won’t have to navigate away from your current window (or, now, windows) just to answer an incoming message. You can just reply within the notification that appears at the top of the screen.

It worked well enough for the iPhone and iPad when the same idea made its debut with iOS 8 under the name Quick Reply. But Apple’s approach to messages worked strictly with its iMessage app.

Google is opening up Direct Reply Notifications beyond Hangouts, and that could mean popular apps like WhatsApp could take advantage of this convenient inline messaging feature.

New quick settings menu

Google is adding a new quick settings menu to the notifications shade you pull down from the top. It’s a lot like the one Samsung, LG and every other Android manufacturer seems to use.

Sure, Google stock Android software has had switches for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode and so forth, but it required pulling the notifications bar down a second time to reveal the quick settings menu.

Now the quick settings toggles are here as soon as you gesture downward once to see notifications. The best news is that all of the buttons small and un-obstructive. It leaves room for notifications to flourish.

Longtime Nexus users will also be happy to hear that the quick settings switches can be sorted to your liking, much like they can on other Android phones. You won’t need the System UI Tuner to meddle.

For example, I often use MiFi more than Airplane Mode, so Mobile Hotspot icon get promoted to be one of the five icons along the top of the initial quick settings on my Nexus 6P.

That little airplane icon is still there for my takeoff and landings needs, but it got the bump to the second swipe menu. Sorting is finally up to you, which is really what Android is all about.

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Bundled notifications

Google’s not done with the way Android N changes notifications. It also announced that notification cards will be grouped together if they’re from the same app.

All messages from a specific messaging app, for example, are bundled together in the notification shade. These grouped alerts can then be expanded into individual notifications using a two-finger gesture or tapping the all-new expansion button.

This is basically the juxtaposition of what Apple did in the interchange from iOS 8 to iOS 9, switching from grouping them by app to lining them up chronologically. We’ll see which method works best this autumn.

There’s more control over your notifications in Android Nougat too, as now you can long press on a notification to either silence future notifications, or turn them off completely.

Android Nougat multi-tasking

There are two handy new features in multi-tasking on Android Nougat. First up is a Clear All button at the top of the multi-tasking menu – a feature Google says has been one of the most asked for. This allows you to close all applications running in the background with a single tap.

We’ve seen manufacturers add a clear all button in their Android interfaces, but the stock version has been crying out for the same function. Finally, we’re getting it.

Secondly, Google’s added Quick Switch to Android Nougat. This lets you jump back to the previous application with a double tap of the recent (multi-tasking) button in the navigation bar.

Doze Mode 2.0

One of the (literal) sleeper hits of Android Marshmallow has been Doze Mode, Google’s crafty way of saving battery life whenever your device is stationary. It’s amounts to a deep standby mode.

Android Nougat is going to step up the company’s energy-saving software techniques by expanding Doze Mode so that it thoroughly limits background tasks whenever the screen is turned off.

That’s ideal for throwing a phone in your pocket or your tablet in a backpack, and then retrieving it the next day or next week without having to recharge it right away. Your “I can’t even” face when you pick up your dead Nexus phone the next morning will be a thing of the past.

Doze Mode 2.0

Android Nougat performance

Google says Android Nougat will provide its biggest leap forward in graphics with the introduction of Vulkan, giving game developers much-needed control of the GPU.

That in turn will result in even better graphics and smoother, faster performance.

If you’ve downloaded apps from other sources that aren’t the Google Play Store, you’ll now be able to identify where the app came from by going into your Settings, App Info and then Package Installer.

There’s also been a number of Android runtime growths, including maximize to the JIT compiler which has seen task speeds increase between 30%-600% compared to the previous version.

Updates are also more seamless, with security updates automatically downloaded and a simple fresh boot up of your device will see you run the latest offering. It’s also got rid of that annoying “Android is updating” pop up when you restart after an update.

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Google Tango Lenovo Phab 2 Pro: Reviews, Release Date and Specs https://montasirahmed.com/google-tango-lenovo-phab-2-pro/ https://montasirahmed.com/google-tango-lenovo-phab-2-pro/#respond Fri, 26 Jun 2020 18:29:50 +0000 http://montasirahmed.com/?p=820 The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is a phone of firsts, starting with the fact that it’s the first consumer Google Tango phone. It’s also the first Lenovo-branded phone to come to the US. And it’s the first handset that’s ever tempted me to consider owning a phone that’s more comfortable to hold with two hands …

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The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is a phone of firsts, starting with the fact that it’s the first consumer Google Tango phone.

It’s also the first Lenovo-branded phone to come to the US. And it’s the first handset that’s ever tempted me to consider owning a phone that’s more comfortable to hold with two hands than one.

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro relies on three things to create an AR experience: motion tracking, depth perception and area learning. It’s imperative that the phone knows where it is in relation to physical objects to accurately integrate your surroundings into whatever Tango application you’re using.

The 16MP camera isn’t alone on the rear. There’s also depth and motion sensing cameras, creating a trio of lenses that are integral to the whole Tango system.

At launch, the Phab 2 Pro will have 30 Tango-supported applications, reaching 100 by the end of the year. That’s not bad, though, of course, that means a lot will ride on how good and useful those applications are. They may be delightful, or they may be DOA.

If you’re intrigued by the Phab 2 Pro, you’ll unfortunately have to wait until September before you can buy the first Google Tango phone. It will launch globally, so at least Lenovo and Google are casting a wide net to find potential Phab 2 Pro

The Phab 2 Pro has a ton going for it; and it offers enough in addition to Tango that maybe, just maybe, it will find a mainstream following. It’s highly doubtful, especially considering its size; but there’s no denying the Phab 2 Pro is a well-constructed device that pays close attention to detail. This is no developer unit that will put off consumers who are used to finished products.

As lovely as they were to look at, the Phab 2 Pro’s AR capabilities feel like they’re itching to show off what they can really do. Graphics are precisely rendered – I’d put them above what I’ve seen in the Microsoft HoloLens in terms of sharpness and color saturation. And on par when it comes to real-time rendering capability. These aren’t true-to-life representations, but are as graphically sound as anything you’d find on a high-end phone – and it’s all happening right before your eyes.

Despite its powers, Tango still feels like a caged tiger. It’s starting to break out with the Phab 2 Pro, but Tango needs more complex apps to escape its furniture-arranging mold and truly take our breaths away.

While the Phab 2 Pro is a very nice phone, I can’t shake the feeling that it’s not going to catch on in the way Lenovo and Google hope. It will rely heavily on apps for success, and while its reasonable price only helps, I worry this is another novelty device that won’t entice consumers away from the iPhones and Androids they’re used to. It may be another Google Glass, though at least it’s in a familiar form factor that’s easier to swallow.

Yes, the Phab 2 Pro offers something unique from every other handset on the market, and maybe I’ll end up wrong. Maybe in time, the Tango phone wave will catch on, the apps will be fun, helpful and downright necessary for many folks. And we’ll all be playing games walking around our living rooms and following imaginary lines in the subway station; placing furniture all over our house without lifting a finger.

But that’s a lot of maybes.

The Phab 2 Pro is a first-of-its-kind phone, and it’s the first in what will be a line of Tango consumer devices. It’s an excellent effort, and were I larger of hand and wallet, I might buy one for the heck of it.

Thankfully, Lenovo is keeping expectations low. It’s not over-promising, and it’s not looking for a runaway best seller. Google and Lenovo are aiming for a slow burn, which is wise when introducing a new technology.

The problem though is that if no one buys the Phab 2 Pro, then it’s not going to get the apps it needs to be a success. And it’s not just the Phab 2 Pro’s success we’re talking about, but Tango as a whole.

The Phab 2 Pro makes a lot of right moves, but it’s best dance partner – apps – are still missing. They’ll show up in time, but by then, Tango may have fallen out of step.

RELEASE DATE OF LENOVO PHAB 2 PRO

When rumors about Lenovo’s plan to develop the world’s first Google Tango enabled Phab 2 Pro came out; many fans were excited but they did not realize that it could happen this year. However, as the rumors continue to stay rampant, reports have emerged saying that Lenovo is gearing up for the device’s launching.

The Google Tango Powered Smartphone is expected to come with a huge screen and packed with so many exciting features. The Phab 2 Pro, which is scheduled to for a September release, was originally announced at the company’s Tech World event on June 9.

SPECS

  • 6.4-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) IPS display
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage
  • microSD up to 128GB
  • 4,050mAh battery with fast charging
  • Dual SIM slots
  • Rear 16MP fast-focus camera with Tango depth sensor and motion tracking
  • Front 8MP fixed-focus camera, F2.2 aperture
  • Triple-array active noise cancellation
  • Dolby Atmos + Dolby Audio Capture 5.1

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Vodafone says, hackers may have accessed bank information of 2000 plus customers https://montasirahmed.com/vodafone-says-hackers-may-have-accessed-bank-information-of-2000-plus-customers/ https://montasirahmed.com/vodafone-says-hackers-may-have-accessed-bank-information-of-2000-plus-customers/#respond Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:44:50 +0000 http://montasirahmed.com/?p=673 The BBC’s Information & Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones said the email addresses and passwords criminals used to find their way in Vodafone accounts appeared to have been bought on the dark web. Vodafone said it observed attempts to access customer account details between mid-night on Wednesday and noon on Thursday, when it started an investigation. …

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The BBC’s Information & Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones said the email addresses and passwords criminals used to find their way in Vodafone accounts appeared to have been bought on the dark web.

Vodafone said it observed attempts to access customer account details between mid-night on Wednesday and noon on Thursday, when it started an investigation. The company also warned customers to be on their guard for “phishing” attempts by the criminals, whereby they will contact those people whose details they have partly acquired in a bid to convince them to hand over their security details.

Hackers may have obtained the bank details of almost 2,000 Vodafone customers, according to the company.

A “handful” of customers have been subject to fraudulent attempts on their accounts, Vodafone said. Banks have been put on alert for fraud and the National Crime Agency (NCA), the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are working to identify the cause of a potential early leak and ensure that all necessary procedures are followed.

The details could not be used to access customer bank accounts but customers may at risk of fraud. 1,827 customers had their account accessed in the attack, but Vodafone insisted its systems were “not compromised or breached in anyway”. A Vodafone spokesman told the BBC the affected Vodafone accounts had been blocked and their banks notified.

The attackers had potentially gained access to the victims’ bank sort codes and the last four numbers of their bank accounts, along with their names and mobile telephone numbers, a Vodafone spokesman said. “No other customers need to be concerned, as the security of our customers’ data continues to be one of our highest priorities”.

The company said yesterday that the attack was “significantly less than originally suspected” and fewer than 21,000 bank account numbers and sort codes were accessed. Two teenagers who were arrested over that incident – a 15-year-old boy from County Antrim in Northern Ireland and a boy aged 16 from Feltham in west London – were released on police bail.

Vodafone U.K. said on Saturday hackers had accessed the accounts of 1,827 of its customers this week, the second cyber attack on a British telecom company this month. The attackers had potentially gained access to the victims’ bank sort codes and the last four numbers of their bank accounts, along with their names and mobile telephone numbers, a Vodafone spokesman said. “This incident was driven by criminals using email addresses and passwords acquired from an unknown source external to Vodafone,” he added in a statement.

Only a handful of those affected in the Thursday morning attack had seen any attempts to use their data for fraudulent activity on their Vodafone accounts. “No credit or debit card numbers or details were obtained. However, this information does leave these 1,827 customers open to fraud and might also leave them open to phishing attempts,” the spokesman said.

The company was contacting all those involved and that other customers need not be concerned, he said. Last week broadband, TV, mobile and fixed-line service provider TalkTalk said it had been hacked, potentially putting the private details of its 4 million customers into the hands of criminals. Less than 21,000 unique bank account numbers and sort codes had been accessed. Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with that attack.

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Hottest Smartphones Right Now https://montasirahmed.com/hottest-smartphones-right-now/ https://montasirahmed.com/hottest-smartphones-right-now/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:34:50 +0000 http://montasirahmed.com/?p=623 Everyone wants to own the best smartphone available. Having a good smartphone is something that never goes out of fashion. There have been a great number of smartphone launches lately, but we composed a list of the hottest smartphones right now. Take a look at our list: IPhone 6 The engineers from Apple don’t give …

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Everyone wants to own the best smartphone available. Having a good smartphone is something that never goes out of fashion. There have been a great number of smartphone launches lately, but we composed a list of the hottest smartphones right now. Take a look at our list:

IPhone 6

IPhone 6The engineers from Apple don’t give us a break. A new iPhone is on the horizon. This time we are talking about the new iPhone 6. What is so good about this new smartphone? It is bigger, much durable, tougher, slimmer, adorable, sophisticated… There is a massive demand for bigger and bigger smartphones. We can finally say that people will get what they want. The new iPhone has an improved Wi – Fi and LTE speeds and an internal storage up to 128 GB. Although the screen is a little bigger, it is very easy to handle it. This is actually a phone for everyone. With all the features it has, the iPhone 6 is able to satisfy everyone’s needs. The design of the new iPhone is a bit different with a curved metal. It feels thinner than its predecessors and it feels really good to hold it. The new iPhone 6 weighs only 128 gr with 5.4 by 2.6 inches screen. And guess what? It is still one – hand friendly.

LG G3

LG G3LG G3 is considered as one of the best smartphones of 2014. First of all it is a very large phone, but very light as well. It has a 5.5 inch screen, which makes it the largest smartphone available. You will be surprised of how good the LG G3’s ergonomics are. This new phone offers specs that will make it both the Smartphone and Gadget of the Year. The LG L3 shows off a brushed metallic finish on the back and it looks more and more interesting. It includes a 5.5 inch IPS display with 1440 x 2560 resolution, 3GB of RAMalong with 32GB of native storage. There is also a MicroSD slotwhich features a Sony Exmor R camera with OIS+. There is a LG knock code along with Android 4.4.2 and the most important thing nowadays is that this new phone will be dust and water resistant. As for the shape LG has added new features for the case that will make it a phone that everyone will want to own it.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the most popular smartphones of 2014. It had been sold more than 10.000.000 units of this device. The number of sold units tells everything. This amazing smartphone features the following specifications:

  • .A very powerful 5GHz quad-core CPU processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16/32 GB of internal storage (with a possibility to upgrade up to 128 GB with a Micro SD card).
  • A 2800 mAh removable battery
  • A 5.1 inches screen

Samsung Galaxy S5 is the best smartphone that Samsung has ever made. The processor is much powerful and quicker, the screen is much brighter and bigger and the battery is larger. Isn’t that everything you want your phone to have? This is like the best device ever made in the history of smartphones.

HTC One M8

HTC One M8The phone has a very powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz processor that runs with 2 GB of RAM. An incredible 5.00-inch 1080×1920 display and a 4-Ultrapixel rear camera. The design is amazing. It has Metal body and good construction quality. The phone runs on Android 4.4.2 operating system and has 16GB of internal storage. But if you want to upgrade your storage there is an option to make this possible with a MicroSD card that supports an expandable storage up to 128 GB. It also has Dual front-facing HTC BoomSound™ speakers that produce the clearest sound you’ve ever heard.

Sony Xperia Z2

z2The Sony Xperia Z2 is one excellent smartphone, with amazing specifications and features. It is one of the most incredible Sony smartphone. The phone weighs 163 g (5.75 oz) and has an amazing IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16 m colors. The size of the display is 5.2 inches and it is protected by a shatter proof glass. It has an internal storage of 16 GB and a possibility to upgrade it up to 128 GB. The phone runs with the powerful Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 processor and 3 GB of RAM. The Sony Xperia Z2 works with Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) operating system. When it comes to the camera features we can only say that they are perfect. It is one of the best smartphones this year.

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Facebook releases Hack programming language for engineers https://montasirahmed.com/facebook-releases-hack-programming-language-engineers/ https://montasirahmed.com/facebook-releases-hack-programming-language-engineers/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:29:50 +0000 http://montasirahmed.com/?p=604 It is called Hack but it has little to do with hacking. It is Hack programming language in PHP version, designed by Facebook that lets programmers build complex websites & other software quickly & without many flaws. According to Bryan O’Sullivan, the Facebook engineer behind the Hack programming language, “We can say with complete assurance …

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It is called Hack but it has little to do with hacking. It is Hack programming language in PHP version, designed by Facebook that lets programmers build complex websites & other software quickly & without many flaws.

According to Bryan O’Sullivan, the Facebook engineer behind the Hack programming language, “We can say with complete assurance that this has been as battle-tested as it can possibly be,”

Experts say Hack is a new version of PHP – the language Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg used when he started Facebook. Hack too runs on the Hip Hop Virtual Machine but it lets coders use both dynamic typing & static typing. For the next decade, Zuckerberg & his rapidly growing company continued to build their site with PHP.

Hack programming language

But as a PHP site grows, you need far more computer servers to run the thing than you would with other languages & it can be difficult to manage all your code & keep it free of bugs. Hack makes it easier to manage code & eliminate errors. It strongly provides these benefits without slowing down the developer. Hack helps you write correct code faster. 

Hack programming language adds safety nets while avoiding slowing you down & adds language features that make coding in Hack more enjoyable. Converting PHP code to Hack is easy & can be done gradually, as PHP & Hack work together when run with HHVM. 

Facebook has migrated almost its entire PHP-based site to Hack over the last year. One of the beauties of Hack programming language is that it coexists seamlessly with PHP files. The company has now made the language open-source, meaning that any engineer can use it and help improve it. 

Unlike other statically type programming languages, Hack can run without compiling. You edit a file & you reload a web page & you immediately get the feedback. You get both safety & speed,” O’Sullivan added.

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