Category: News

I Needed an Emergency Locksmith

I lost my keys somewhere between my work and my home. The only problem was that I had stopped off at three stores, and I also had dinner with some friends. I called all the places I had been, but no one had seen my keys. I was able to drive because I keep my car key on a different ring, but I had no way to get into my house. I knew that I would need to contact a 24 hour locksmith near Brisbane because there was no one who had spare keys to my house.

It was just not something I had ever thought of before because I am a rather responsible person. I never imagined that I would do something as silly as losing my house keys.… Read the rest

Technology is Helping Businesses Guard Against Sales Fraud

Business owners agree that fraud has become a huge problem. More and more companies are focusing their efforts on preventing fraudulent orders and protecting their customer’s information. One company in particular, PetSmart, appears to be making great progress.

PetSmart’s e-commerce investigations team has been using fraud prevention technology that includes AI and advanced machine learning. So far, PetSmart has successfully caught criminals through these high-tech methods. Last year alone, the company saved $12 million by finding fraudulent orders before they were shipped.

When you consider labor loss, merchandise costs, shipping costs, chargebacks, fees and fines, it easily translates to $3 to $3.50 for every dollar in fraudulent charges – an annual total of around $12 million. This year, the figure has already reach $1.5 million for the fiscal year (which began February 1). Chad Evans, manager of e-commerce investigations of PetSmart, says they expect to catch more fraudulent orders this year than even last year.

The Damages of Fraud, and What to Do About It

Besides the incredible and staggering monetary losses of fraud, cybercrime also damages a business’ brand. Even though it is the criminal that acquired the credit card information to make the fraudulent charge, customers will associate it with the business. They might decide to take their business elsewhere and warn friends and family of their experience.

The following tips will help you protect your business against cyber threats like fraudulent orders:

  • Understand the Risks – Before you can protect your business and your customers, you must first know where your system could be compromised. Consider having a third-party vendor conduct a vulnerability assessment, so security weaknesses can be identified and proactive steps taken to minimize the potential of a security breach.
  • Develop a Plan – Create a detailed plan of how a breach will be handled before it happens. You should also spend time training your team in what to look for and how to respond. Being able to act quickly and decisively will help you minimize financial and reputational damage.
  • Invest in Protection – Cybercriminals are extremely sophisticated. So, you will need to invest in
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Dad and I Had a Busy Day

My Dad and I have been working pretty hard today. He knew this guy who works for a Suffolk county tree removal service and he made a deal with the guy to cut down three trees in his back yard. The guy did this for him and he gave him an old car that did not run. The guy does not want to get it running, but like my Dad he works on old cars. In fact my father must have acquired this thing because he knew that the other guy would want it and he wanted him to put these trees on the ground for him. It was not a big deal for him. He looked at the trees a few times and then he figured out how to do it.… Read the rest

Developer Challenges in Building Mobile Applications

As a mobile app developer, SoftTeco building apps remains an easy thing to do. The degree of distress also varies. Some apps have complicated difficulty levels that take months to develop apps.

Here are some challenges to becoming a mobile app developer:

1. Technology Development (H2/H3)

Mobile application development is grouped into two types:

  • Native Application Development. The original app was built for a specific platform (like Apple iOS, Google Android, Windows Phone Window or Blackberry). Native applications are generally characterized by better user experience and superior application performance provided they are designed, developed and run on the operating system, opposite to the web. In this portfolio, we collect some of the work completed by SoftTeco, it’s possible that we’ve done something similar to your project.
  • Hybrid app development. The main disadvantage of the app? You have to develop applications for each platform, which is time consuming and not timely cost effective. Hybrid mobile apps are typically developed using HTML5 and can be installed on mobile devices, but run through a web browser. Hybrid mobile app development reduces the time to build and market applications across multiple platforms. On the other hand, hybrid apps can lag in performance, and you may have to sacrifice some key features.

2. Fragmentation of Devices and Operating Systems (H2/H3)

There is a huge amount of fragmentation of devices and operating systems that are currently on the market. As a company mobile app developer, your first challenge is to choose between the three most common platforms (iOS, Android and Windows) when creating apps for your clients who in turn need to reach their own clients.

As a developer, you obviously want to create applications with configurations and capabilities that are compatible with relevant vendors. On the other hand, you have to remember the needs of your clients.

3. UI / UX (H2/H3)

For obvious reasons, UI / UX is a major concern for mobile application developers. Your first challenge must be done by creating the best client experience. But, other concerns are client hassles about mobile app functionality, as well as their ever-changing aesthetic … Read the rest

Why You Should Consider Getting A Windows VPS Hosting for Your Website

Deciding which hosting plan you are going to choose is often a long and arduous process. Even if you know how you will maximise your web hosting service, you need to consider certain factors in your decision. First, your goals need to be clear. Do you want more traffic? An improved online presence? Next, you will have to evaluate your most recent analytics and analyse the current state of your web presence. You should also take into account the kind of content that you are already publishing and the amount of traffic it is getting you on a daily basis.

Shared hosting is perfect if you are just starting out, assuming that other accounts will not take too much of your hardware server power. On the other hand, if you are publishing rich content to many users, a dedicated server is advised. While some web owners stop at these two, there is this option you can consider — it is called the Windows VPS.

What is Windows VPS?

To understand how Windows VPS works, we need to know how web hosting services are offered in the first place. Setting up a dedicated server means having enough power, cooling, and data center rack space in a web hosting provider’s hardware. This is why dedicated server hosting is the more expensive choice. For this reason, the shared web hosting is their attempt to provide web hosting solutions. Providers will give users individual allocations of disk space, allowing them to use only a small section of the whole hardware server. But this means that if a user is overusing the hardware system, all the other websites will suffer.

A Windows VPS hosting is a mix of shared web hosting and a dedicated server. This plan will divide a hardware server into smaller virtual machines using a technology that makes an entire operating system to be virtualised. Each virtual server is separate from the other virtual machines, which means they have their own system allocation. So each virtual server has a fixed processor power, RAM, and disk space. This will ensure that websites … Read the rest