Sunday, 31 July 2016

The Blossoming business of back to school!

Back to School is here again for some and on the way for others, either way it's here and it's at full force. The business of back to school is an ever thriving metropolis and this will only get more profitable for all those involved in the future. As long as education is touted as "the only way" to survive as an adult, the back to school business will have an audience of over 10 million people in all age brackets. We'd say this is a hell of a great business to be a part of.

But who are the leading companies in the ever blooming business of back to school?

Well, we did little digging and found that going head to head for the lead sales of back to school items are Walmart and Target! Coming in for close seconds are K Mart and Old Navy They completely dominate the back to school arena in almost every state in the United States. However, for those who don't have the time to go to the local department store and shop, they opt for the online shopping mega house Amazon and even Ebay.

Of course, we have the Amazon hook-up for all those who prefer the shop online option as well as for those who are now looking to explore it, ad why not with all the free shipping at this time, we think this is safely the better option of the lot!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

How do people really feel about the game Pokemon Go......after the death it caused!

More suffer as a result of playing Pokemon Go, According to reports, armed robbers are using the geo location feature to lure their victims to isolated areas, this happened in Missouri recently and has left a lot of people quite traumatized by the incident. 

According to The Guardian 

"At about 2am in O’Fallon, Missouri, officers responded to a robbery report that led them to four people, all local residents aged 16 to 18, in a black BMW in a CVS parking lot. The occupants tried to discard a handgun out of the car when an officer approached, said Sgt Bill Stringer. The officer then identified the four people as suspects of similar armed robberies described in St Louis and St Charles counties."

The adult suspects were charged with first degree robbery, a felony, and had bond set at $100,000 cash, Stringer said.
Stringer added that police believe the suspects used the phone app, which directs users to capture imaginary creatures superimposed onto the real world, to tempt players into secluded areas where they could be easily robbed. At a certain level in the game, he noted, players can congregate at local landmarks to join teams and battle.
“Using the geolocation feature,” Stringer said, “the robbers were able to anticipate the location and level of seclusion of unwitting victims.”
This is quite alarming and it seems like it's just beginning.....

We are sure you have heard about this game before, Pokemon Go has been literally taking over the world! Every person, man, woman, child, no matter the age has downloaded Pokemon go and is playing it multiple time a day. Now, if you by some chance are not familiar with the game Pokemon, the history of the game can be found on Bulbapdia. But just a brief rundown, this game was made by a native from Tokyo, Japan Mr. Satoshi Tajiri who has since with help built the game over two decades now into the metropolis that it is today. 

Now, this game though popular and loved by many has also been the source of a lot of controversy over the decades that it has existed. In the beginning of it's existence it has sparked many a fire with religious organisations claiming the game to be hedonistic. However, in it's new come back it has already caused a death to occur as reported by

"On Friday, a 19-year-old wandering Pokémon hunter in Wyoming discovered a dead body floating in the Big Wind River while on a quest.
On Saturday one man in Massachusetts woke up to a garden full of wandering Pokémon players after his home, which was once a church, had been marked as a ‘gym."

Some even speculate that the game has ulterior motives, as it tracks all locations of it's participants and may be taking pictures while users are trapping Pokemon, allegedly. This is quite a scary thought as Pokemon can appear in ones home, in their rooms or anywhere else the game may place them. Now, what we are interested in knowing is, how does the world feel about the game and whether or not people think the game may lead to even more deaths to come. 
Comment below and let us know how you feel about this game and whether or not, you will have your kids playing it after hearing about the death of the 19 year old, and the alleged tracking of users and image gathering of their most personal information.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Best Degrees for getting hired in 2016

Bachelor degree level:

  • Accounting 
  • Computer Science 
  • Finance
  • Business Administration 
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Information Sciences and Systems
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Logistics/Supply Chain
  • Economics
  • Marketing
Top Degree's in Demand (Master Degree Level)

  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Information Sciences & Systems
  • M.B.A.
  • Accounting 
  • Finance
  • Software Applications
  • Computer Engineering
  • Management Information Systems
Top Degree's in Demand (Doctorate Level)

  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering 
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Math/Statistics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Industrial/ Manufacturing Engineering
  • Physics

Social science and humanities majors don’t make any of the lists of top majors. But they need not despair. Several other charts in the report show that 40 of the 200 employers are planning to hire communications majors, 33 will hire economics majors, 14 are planning for psychology grads and eight hope to hire English language and literature majors. Social work ranks at the bottom of the social science list, with only seven employers planning to hire from that field and “area & gender studies” is at the bottom of the humanities list with a mere one employer looking for that major.

Two Forbes pieces I highly recommend for humanities majors to consider: George Anders’ July cover story, That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket, which details how booming companies like Slack Technologies are eager to employ people with theater and philosophy degrees who can write clearly and think creatively.

That said, if you want the surest bet for landing a job with a big company after you finish undergraduate or graduate school, stick with the majors in the three charts above.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

10 million android devices allegedly affected by android malware

So, for all of us Android users, the alert has been sent for us to look out for a potential android malware infection. Aparently, ten million Android devices have been infected by malware called "HummingBad", according to Check Point. The cyber security firm said it discovered the malware in February, and has been tracking it ever since.

Why is this bad? it is bad because by all indications the most dangerous part of the malware are the people behind it. A team of developers at Yingmob, an otherwise legitimate, multi-million dollar advertising analytics agency based in Beijing.

"Yingmob has several teams developing legitimate tracking and ad platforms," the report alleges. "The team responsible for developing the malicious components is the 'Development Team for Overseas Platform' which includes four groups with a total of 25 employees."

"The malware installs a piece of software called a rootkit onto infected Android devices, giving the cyber criminals admin-level access to smartphones." 

This access is used to generate fraudulent advertising revenue -- apparently up to $300,000 per month -- through the forced downloading of apps and clicking of ads. But it's not just fake ad revenue at stake here, as the group is able to sell access to phones or give away information held on them. Check Point estimates that over 85 million smartphones have the group's apps installed on them, but only up to 25 percent of these include malicious software.
The bulk of victims are in China and India, with 1.6 million and 1.35 million cases respectively. The Philippines, Indonesia and Turkey are towards the top of the list, too, while the US has 288,800 infected devices. The UK and Australia each have fewer than 100,000 devices affected. The verdict is still out on the rest of the world, but we are willing to bet that places such as the Caribbean are probably very badly affected as most of the phones are imported from china.

Malware has done considerable damage to mobile platforms over the past year. Apple, previously known for being virus and malware-proof, has been hit by multiple attacks, including some perpetrated by the same group behind "HummingBad", according to Check Point. 

200 Different Apps are used to Spread HummingBad, Check Point notes that HummingBad establishes a persistent rootkit on infected Android devices to produce fraudulent ad revenue, and installs an additional of over 50,000 fraudulent apps per day to increase revenue for the fraudster. From August 2015, Yingmob has used nearly 200 different apps to distribute HummingBad Android malware.

Meanwhile, a Russian hacker last month used malware to steal the data of millions of Twitter users. Neither Yingmob nor Google immediately responded to requests for comments according to reports.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Cashing in on the 4th of July!

Sales give us the opportunity to stock up on otherwise expensive items. A helpful tip is to use huge sale periods to shop for birthdays and anniversaries that may be coming up that year even Christmas. that way you can get great things at amazing prices and not be susceptible the high prices during those time periods.

So our advise is too, use this time to stock up on Summer goods, travel goods for the summer vacation or some other vacation later on in the year, home decor goods, gift items, beauty items that were otherwise too expensive and more!

The 4th of July is coming up in America and on this auspicious occasion their are many many sales to be had and enjoyed. Most of them are all here online for our enjoyment and we are here to bring you the best of them all.

Why not celebrate the 4th of July with some saving!

It is the Summer time and what better way to pay homage to the summer by taking a trip to somewhere tropical. Well Travelocity is making this 50% more affordable with it's 50% off hotels 4th of July sale. This means that once you book your trip by the 4th of July you will enjoy the most luxurious hotel at the most affordable price.

Next up is amazon, the online shopping mecca that just keeps on giving. We've done all of the heavy lifting for you and gathered all the great Intel on Amazon sales below! Because it's a one stop shop, yu don't have to go anywhere else on the web in order to search for sales as the sellers on Amazon do all the work competing to give you the best prices they can on the web.

Check out these mind blowing sales on Amazon by category. We don't know about you but we will be taking 2 of everything!