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AdvocateOfNyx

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  1. Yes, Samsung's own app that provides the unlocking feature to remove the pattern/PIN/password from a Samsung phone. Edit: I suppose it isn't really an app but a service
  2. Hey all, just wondering why my Galaxy S7 isn't being unlocked by Find My Mobile. I have logged in, found the device, and clicked the unlock button. It asks me for my password again, which I type in. It then brings up a spinning circle that spins forever (I've let it sit for hours). The S7 is turned on and has a WiFi connection. I've tried using the Find My Mobile page on two different laptops, both of them do the same thing. This has worked for me in the past (a few months ago). Any idea why it wouldn't work?
  3. Galaxy S10. Haven't found a phone worth upgrading to.
  4. Alrighty, thanks everyone. When the time comes, I'll try to grab a 5700 or maybe a 5700XT if I can find a good deal.
  5. Hey all! After this whole pandemic situation is over I'm planning on upgrading some parts of my PC. Of course, I'm not sure exactly what the situation will be with components and pricing so I'm not looking at specific things yet. Right now, I'm basically thinking of either starting with a CPU + motherboard combo or a GPU. If I went CPU + motherboard, it'd probably be something in the range of a Ryzen 5 3600 and an ASRock B450 Pro4. If I went GPU it would probably be a 2060 or RX 5700 After both of these, I'd also like to upgrade storage but that's about it. Here is my current build: PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor Motherboard MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Memory Crucial 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory Storage Kingston SSDNow UV400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage Western Digital Blue 3 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $91.99 @ Best Buy Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 280X 3 GB TurboDuo Video Card Case Raidmax Smilodon ATX-612WB ATX Mid Tower Case w/500 W Power Supply Power Supply Thermaltake SMART 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC55BT PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $91.99 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-06 02:01 EDT-0400
  6. Trust me, they weren't my first choice. They were the only retailer I could find who was selling it at MSRP. That being said, everything that was included in the bundle is something I would have bought anyways, although I probably would have waited for a sale for the pro controller.
  7. Hey all. I got Black Ops 4 a while ago but was never able to really enjoy it as it ran horribly. I turned down all graphics to the point where I couldn't even see player models anymore and was still getting below 30 fps. With all this newfound time on my hands, I figured it would be pretty fun to give it a go again and see if new graphics drivers fixed it or something. Sadly, they did not. However, I noticed that when I turned the in game resolution down from 1080p (my monitor's native resolution) to 1050p, (1650x1050) the game was super smooth. I was even able to crank up the graphics and everything was great. However, everything looks muddy, like there is a filter over it (because of scaling I suppose) and I would like to play at 1080p. Is there any reason why it would run so terribly at 1080p but run perfectly at 1050p? PC Specs: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/v8TyLD
  8. I actually managed to find a bundle at Gamestop for a relatively decent price. $480 for the console, pro controller, animal crossing physical game, and a $20 e-Shop gift card. It's basically just MSRP for everything, but that's the only place I found selling both the Switch and AC:NH at MSRP. The catch is that it doesn't ship until the end of the month. I figured I could wait until then if it would save me a couple hundred bucks.
  9. Most switches I can find online or store stock are sold out. Certain places such as Facebook Marketplace, Ebay, and Amazon have third party sellers with prices of over $450 for a normal switch. Are there any places left with switches at or around normal price that I can pick up to play while I'm stuck at home?
  10. I pulled out my old laptop the other day to use as a video chatting and note taking machine during this "work/school from home" time. I had forgotten, but in the past a water bottle full of hot chocolate had exploded all over my laptop. Keeping hot liquids in sealed containers turns out to not be a good idea. I had managed to mostly clean it off the keyboard and track pad, but the screen is still covered in hot chocolate stain. I've tried a damp microfiber cloth and some lens cleaning wipes I use for my phone and camera. Any idea of how I could clean the screen safely without harming it? It already seems to have a couple back light splotches that are brighter than the rest of the screen and I don't want to cause any more. (I don't know if those are related to the hot chocolate incident, it's an old laptop).
  11. When I saw the original reveal of the Galaxy Book Flex and Ion, I almost lost my mind because of how cool they looked. They are likely way to expensive for me to afford, but I'd really like to know more information about them in the event that I can find enough money to get the base model or something. I really haven't heard much about them since the official reveal other than some promotional videos released by Samsung the other day. Does anyone know any information about them such as release date, price, or anything of the like? Or does anyone own/has owned a Windows Samsung notebook that can share information about the general Samsung laptop experience? Long time Samsung mobile user, very curious about these new products. Thanks for any info!
  12. I am by no means a laptop pro, but I have owned a convertible tablet/laptop like the surface. I use mine with the pen for note taking. If I wasn't interested in a tablet/pen function, I would have absolutely gone with a more gaming focused, high performance laptop. That's what I would have said, until you said you weren't planning on doing much gaming on the laptop. As someone else in this thread has pointed out, mobile GPUs have a lot of cons that outweigh the pros significantly (in my opinion) unless you plan on doing some GPU intensive tasks such as gaming. If you can live without both the convertible function and a GPU for gaming, you may be better going with (or finding something similar to) your Envy idea. If you don't need an ultra thin and light, you may even want to get something a little thicker. Again, it really depends on your needs and use case. There is a laptop for pretty much everything and everyone. If you can come up with a list of features and design elements that are important to you, it should be pretty easy to find something that you like. tl;dr if you aren't gaming, GPUs have lots of downsides. Convertible tablet/laptops also have downsides, so it depends how important that feature is to you. List things you think are important and find one that checks the most boxes.
  13. Here is one I found for the Spectre. The problem is I'm not exactly sure what everything means. Seems to me that the biggest problems it lists are pixel response time and motion blur, which, well, sorta sucks... But I can't seem to find anything similar for the Viotek. Just some Reddit threads talking about it. Still, might consider it as a 144hz option. I don't seem to be getting over 144 fps in many games lmao, but maybe next year when I'm planning on upgrading my rig it'll come in handy.
  14. Okay, so I understand there are different ways to calculate response time, however the one you linked said 4ms and the one I originally had said 1ms. Isn't the 1ms better? I don't really see the advantage, but I may be missing something big. Edit: I am just blind, it's 144hz. Okay, so it comes down to 144hz vs 1ms response time?
  15. Just to start this off - yes, I have posted on here looking for monitors before. After my last post, I essentially decided that I needed to do more research and I should probably wait a little longer to see what happens on Black Friday. Well, circumstances change, and around the time of Black Friday other things took priority over a monitor with the limited funds I had available to me. That being said, I should have some extra cash I can spend some time in January, but not a lot. I've done a good amount of research and I think that I curved ultrawide would be great for me. I mostly do esports gaming and play RPGs, but also need something that I can use for homework, and some light photo and video editing. I will probably keep my old 1680x1050 monitor I got secondhand as a second display for watching videos and looking up guides while gaming. I am coming from a 40" TV, so I wanted something pretty wide to fill up that space. Here are my requirements for a monitor: This Sceptre 30" curved ultrawide seemed to meet most of my criteria, but I was wondering if anyone had any advice. Should I avoid this monitor for some reason? Is there a better deal or something out there? I figured it was better to ask then to buy and regret. Here are my PC specs for reference:
  16. Got it, thanks for the info. Will look in to it a little more.
  17. Nope, you're all good. I must have misunderstood. I also found this in other places, maybe it isn't a quality of VA panels, but just a common trait among the VA monitors I'm looking at.
  18. Interesting. The monitors all seem to have pretty low all around scores - but still compelling nevertheless. Additionally, Yurricho had said that a VA panel wasn't good for bright environments (like a light over your head or a window around you) but the top picks in that list are VA - how much of a difference does it make? From what I've seen, VA panels are typically darker, but it's hard for me to understand by how much and what difference this exactly makes. That in mind, how do you feel about something like this?
  19. I probably have tons of ghosting, but since I've never used anything without it, I'd never notice. I was hoping for 1080p, but worst case I could just run a 4k TV in 1080p for most games and be fine, right? Glad to hear that there are options in that price range! I would probably like a mix of both quality and speed. Where I sit there is a window that shines on to my monitor, which sucks for a lot of the day but I like to have some natural light so I deal. That means I'd probably like something with high brightness to play during the day.
  20. Will take a look, thanks! Sounds pretty good, as long as my peripheral vision is covered I might not even notice a big difference. Edit: Did some digging, and that family of monitors seems great for what I'd need! Has all the features I wanted! The only thing is that the exact model recommended (the MAG27C) is just a tad smaller than what I was hoping for. However, the similar 32" monitor (AG32C) looks awesome! Will be on my Honey list to see if it goes down to an even better price, but wow that price and feature combo seems pretty good to me.
  21. I guess my question was mostly considering that I giving my use case (1080p light competitive gaming and light video editing) and price point ($350-$400) combined with the fact I've never even tried to game on a small display, which type of display should look into getting? Am I just not gonna find a decent TV for that price? Is there some awesome king of all 32" monitor I should be looking at? I don't know which category to start in. I'll definitely give that site a look, though. I do believe I understand the difference between pixel response time and input lag, but I've never experienced anything other than what I have (8ms 60Hz) so I don't know what to compare it to or what I need.
  22. Hey all, with the recent influx of display videos on the LTT channel I've found myself super interested in display technology. In fact, I was considering upgrading my setup (or at least looking for an upgrade). I don't have a ton of money to spend on a display, and i won't anytime in the foreseeable future. Not looking to spend $800 on a new display. I also don't expect top of the line specs for a lower price, just looking to use it for some light competitive gaming. I haven't quite decided on what exactly my price point could be, but I'm gonna go with something around $350/$400. Okay, so this should be easy right? Look at a quick monitor roundup, pick my fav, and move on. Except for one thing... I've actually never used a monitor for gaming before. I know, it's stupid. I've been playing exclusively on PC for YEARS but I've never bought a monitor. I have an old 40" TV (Insignia ns-40d510na15) and a friend's monitor he was going to take to the dump (an HP w2207H) that I use only to watch videos and control music. Planning on keeping the HP for its purpose, but I think the TV is plenty old enough to be replaced as my main display. I just don't know if I could adjust to a tiny display after sitting like a foot and a half away from my 40" TV. Considering I don't care about speakers or perfect color accuracy, just something that looks good for gaming and light video editing, what exactly do you guys recommend? So far, the choices I see are: a. find a decent TV around my price point and (presumably) give up some response time and features for a bigger display b. try to find a pretty big monitor that will be better than a TV but also will be large enough that the change won't be quite as drastic c. suck it up and spend a couple weeks adjusting my gameplay, losing screen size for higher performance d. stick with the 8 second response time since I've been using it for years and have never known anything different, hoping to eventually buy something a lot better than what my funds allow at the moment Also, keep in mind the specs of my system and what it can run (most likely just 1080p, but specs listed in spoiler for clarity)
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