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Forum Thread: How Success Makes Us Fail

Consistent Performance is the only way to maintain the Success. If one gets swayed by small rewards that are presented for small achievements, the performance goes down and the rewards don't hold value for too long. Watch this video to understand the importance of Performance and real value of rewards.

Forum Thread: New Battery for One Plus One

Hi all, I've noticed that my battery, surprise surprise, isn't what it used to be (the phone is about 4 or 5 yrs old). I've installed acubattery which tells me that it is still 77% which is great but I'm considering buying a new battery to replace the old one. So, my questions are: -is it a good time now that is has degraded a bit (don't be fooled by that 77%, it discharges pretty quickly i have to charge twice a day even if I've done my best to optimize it) -i seem to understand that they do...

Forum Thread: iMessage Profile Pic or Avatar Not Working in iOS 13

I couldn't find an answer for this anywhere, but the iMessage profile pic or avatar is not working in iOS 13. I have followed all the instructions to create a photo or avatar to share with your contacts but it never sticks. After I change it, I'll go back into the settings or via the message app and it's back to my initials. Can't figure out a way to get it to stick. Anyone else having issues with this?

Forum Thread: What Should I NOT Want to See in My Trusted Credentials Log?

My phone (htc desire) is showing all signs of some type of malware . So went to check out my security settings and and found an app that I did not download. In fact the logo of said app was incorrect. They basic design was the same but the color and other small details were not of the genuine app logo. Needless to say, I deleted it. Now I took a look at the trusted credentials and I am not sure if some the certs should be there cause they sound pretty shady. How ever I am a newbie and don't k...

Forum Thread: Battery Life on iOS 13.1.2 on the iPhone 7 !

I know that with every update there are certain things that get added that use more batter life and drain the overall precentage of the iPhone, but this new update is terrible. I'm using an iPhone 7 on iOS 13.1.2 and the battery health on my phone is 99%. My phone gets seriously warm and the drain on it is even worse. Prior to this update i was on iOS 12.(something i forgot) and i didnt have these issues there. Anyone experiencing the same as me ?

Forum Thread: Not Really Happy with iOS 13.1.2 So Far.

Since iOS 13 iPhones (tested 7,7+,X and Xs) are having issues 1: overall lag and buggy mostly noticeable on 7, 7+ and X 2: on 7 when you turn on/off mobile data phone will hang for good 4,5 sec 3: 3D Touch made worse for these devices (not a bug but intended "feature") 4: problems at moving app icons around pages, when you are done moving your icons around and hit done all the icon will go back to their old place (7,7+) 5: no new feature for iPhone XS (for example: iPhone 11 has an option whe...

PSA: If You're Having Issues Activating the SIM in Your New Phone,

Spent a couple hours trying to activate the SIM in my new phone to no avail. , Try Putting Your Watch in Airplane Mode and Restarting Your Phone. Verizon couldn't figure it out, just saying it could take "up to 2 hours." After getting disconnected from Verizon support, it occurred to me this might be caused by my cellular Watch. I put it in airplane mode and restarted the phone. Within 3 minutes of being on, the phone was activated.

Forum Thread: iOS and macOS vs iOS and Windows Integration: What Would I Be Missing?

Hi! I've been using iPhones since 2013 (5c -> SE) and I'll most definitely keep doing so in the future. Probably going to upgrade in 2019 to the next XS iteration. I've also been using an iPad Air since its 2014 inception — not as likely to upgrade in the short term, but I'm also quite attached to it. 2020 or 2021 should see me getting a new model. I also have an Apple TV. The Watch has remained an unjustifiable gadget for me, but I'm keeping my eye on it. Maybe 2019 or 2020 I'll bite that bu...

Forum Thread: Artificial Intelligence in Sci-Fi: A Double-Edged Sword

Peaceful optimism doesn't sell as well as gritty conflict. Science fiction stories that feature artificial intelligence usually have apocalyptic themes or disastrous consequences for the human characters. Hollywood has a strong selection bias for the darkest visions of an AI-enabled future because that's what makes compelling on-screen moments. These stories don't form in response to reality, and they don't serve to educate the audience either. They are fiction spun for our entertainment.

Forum Thread: Need Help in Site Hacking!

I was looking at many blogs about site hacking but none of the method worked for me.I wanted to hack my college website for learning hacking and increasing my attendance:). So please someone help me i dont want you to hack,just want a correct guidance and want to learn ..so anyone who is pro in such work pls comment your email id or contact info. i will contact u soon..

Forum Thread: How to Make Wifi Rentals?

I am currently at my senior year and having research and I was thinking to make a Wifi rental booth software where I can enter their gadget name and give them a password of the wifi. every transaction has different passwords and it only applicable in the wifi once. In my country, most of the internet business here is a computer shop, which needed lots of desktops and such, more money needed to start this business. But my problem is I don't know how to make such a program, I don't have experie...

Forum Thread: OneUI/Pie Lock Screen Clock Problem

Since the OneUI/Android Pie Upgrade on My Galaxy S9+, One of the Themes (Don't Know Which) Has Changed the Lock Screen Clock's Default Font. Also, All the Widgets That Were Applied on My Home Screens Disappeared and Had to Be Redone. Widgets, I Have Fixed but I Can't Find Anyway to Revert the Clock Font. Can You Please Help?

Forum Thread: New Fully Encrypted Augmented Reality Social Platform to Emerge in March 2019

BASINGSTOKE, England, January 21, 2019 - Winsche Studios plans to make its mark in the field of Augmented Reality (AR), launching their new social network platform called doRRtal. This platform will enable users to share 360 photos with their connections. New AR approach immerses and engage users deeply and augment the way they share and receive information. doRRtal will enable users to click on their connection's photos and view it in like a dorm to which user walks in and see the fill exper...

Forum Thread: How to Make Power Generator - Make Generator at Home | How to Make a Dynamo | Electric Generator

In this video we are going to show you How to make Free electricity Generator at your home here you will get the Idea how to make Electricity With DC Motor This Project Called Dynamo Making by the help of this project you can make electricity At your Home and this is very easy to make you can make your self with one dc motor this Dynamo generate electricity when you rotate the wheel & you can run led light motor or any thing from generated electricity .

Forum Thread: Moving MBOX Files to PST

As a user of Mozilla Thunderbird, all my mails saved in MBOX file format. Due to change of my working environment i have to move all my old MBOX mails into PST. So looking for a solution which helps me to move all my mails from stored Thunderbird location to my new Outlook profile. Need help