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Amazon, which already charges some of the world’s lowest fees for Prime Video in India, is going a step further to win more users in the world’s second largest internet market. The e-commerce giant on Saturday launched miniTV, an ad-supported video streaming service that is available within the Amazon shopping app and is “completely free.” miniTV is currently available only in India, Amazon said.

miniTV features web-series, comedy shows, and content around tech news, food, beauty, fashion “to begin with,” Amazon said. Some of the titles currently available have been produced by leading studios such as TVF and Pocket Aces — two of the largest web studios in India — and comedians such as Ashish Chanchlani, Amit Bhadana, Round2Hell, Harsh Beniwal, Shruti Arjun Anand, Elvish Yadav, Prajakta Koli, Swagger Sharma, Aakash Gupta and Nishant Tanwar.

“Viewers will be informed on latest products and trends by tech expert Trakin Tech, fashion and beauty experts such as Sejal Kumar, Malvika Sitlani, Jovita George, Prerna Chhabra and ShivShakti. Food lovers can enjoy content from Kabita’s Kitchen, Cook with Nisha, and Gobble. In the coming months, miniTV will add many more new and exclusive videos,” the company added, without sharing its future roadmap plans. (Amazon began integrating reviews and other web clippings — from media houses — on its shopping service in India for more than two years ago.)

miniTV is currently available on Amazon’s Android app, and will arrive on the iOS counterpart and mobile web over the coming months, Amazon said.

Amazon’s move follows a similar step by Walmart’s Flipkart, the company’s marquee rival in India, which rolled out video streaming service within its app in 2019. In recent years, scores of firms in India including Zomato have explored adding a video streaming offering to their own apps.

Amazon has also aggressively pushed to expand its Prime Video offerings in India in recent quarters. The company — which partnered with Indian telecom network Airtel earlier this year to launch a new monthly mobile-only, single-user, standard definition (SD) tier (for $1.22) — has secured rights to stream some cricket matches in the country. Amazon also offers Prime Video as part of its Amazon Prime subscription in India.

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Amazon, which already charges some of the world’s lowest fees for Prime Video in India, is going a step further to win more users in the world’s second largest internet market. The e-commerce giant on Saturday launched miniTV, an ad-supported video streaming service that is available within the Amazon shopping app and is “completely free.” miniTV is currently available only in India, Amazon said.

miniTV features web-series, comedy shows, and content around tech news, food, beauty, fashion “to begin with,” Amazon said. Some of the titles currently available have been produced by leading studios such as TVF and Pocket Aces — two of the largest web studios in India — and comedians such as Ashish Chanchlani, Amit Bhadana, Round2Hell, Harsh Beniwal, Shruti Arjun Anand, Elvish Yadav, Prajakta Koli, Swagger Sharma, Aakash Gupta and Nishant Tanwar.

“Viewers will be informed on latest products and trends by tech expert Trakin Tech, fashion and beauty experts such as Sejal Kumar, Malvika Sitlani, Jovita George, Prerna Chhabra and ShivShakti. Food lovers can enjoy content from Kabita’s Kitchen, Cook with Nisha, and Gobble. In the coming months, miniTV will add many more new and exclusive videos,” the company added, without sharing its future roadmap plans. (Amazon began integrating reviews and other web clippings — from media houses — on its shopping service in India for more than two years ago.)

miniTV is currently available on Amazon’s Android app, and will arrive on the iOS counterpart and mobile web over the coming months, Amazon said.

Amazon’s move follows a similar step by Walmart’s Flipkart, the company’s marquee rival in India, which rolled out video streaming service within its app in 2019. In recent years, scores of firms in India including Zomato have explored adding a video streaming offering to their own apps.

Amazon has also aggressively pushed to expand its Prime Video offerings in India in recent quarters. The company — which partnered with Indian telecom network Airtel earlier this year to launch a new monthly mobile-only, single-user, standard definition (SD) tier (for $1.22) — has secured rights to stream some cricket matches in the country. Amazon also offers Prime Video as part of its Amazon Prime subscription in India.

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Amazon, which already charges some of the world’s lowest fees for Prime Video in India, is going a step further to win more users in the world’s second largest internet market. The e-commerce giant on Saturday launched miniTV, an ad-supported video streaming service that is available within the Amazon shopping app and is “completely free.” miniTV is currently available only in India, Amazon said.

miniTV features web-series, comedy shows, and content around tech news, food, beauty, fashion “to begin with,” Amazon said. Some of the titles currently available have been produced by leading studios such as TVF and Pocket Aces — two of the largest web studios in India — and comedians such as Ashish Chanchlani, Amit Bhadana, Round2Hell, Harsh Beniwal, Shruti Arjun Anand, Elvish Yadav, Prajakta Koli, Swagger Sharma, Aakash Gupta and Nishant Tanwar.

“Viewers will be informed on latest products and trends by tech expert Trakin Tech, fashion and beauty experts such as Sejal Kumar, Malvika Sitlani, Jovita George, Prerna Chhabra and ShivShakti. Food lovers can enjoy content from Kabita’s Kitchen, Cook with Nisha, and Gobble. In the coming months, miniTV will add many more new and exclusive videos,” the company added, without sharing its future roadmap plans. (Amazon began integrating reviews and other web clippings — from media houses — on its shopping service in India for more than two years ago.)

miniTV is currently available on Amazon’s Android app, and will arrive on the iOS counterpart and mobile web over the coming months, Amazon said.

Amazon’s move follows a similar step by Walmart’s Flipkart, the company’s marquee rival in India, which rolled out video streaming service within its app in 2019. In recent years, scores of firms in India including Zomato have explored adding a video streaming offering to their own apps.

Amazon has also aggressively pushed to expand its Prime Video offerings in India in recent quarters. The company — which partnered with Indian telecom network Airtel earlier this year to launch a new monthly mobile-only, single-user, standard definition (SD) tier (for $1.22) — has secured rights to stream some cricket matches in the country. Amazon also offers Prime Video as part of its Amazon Prime subscription in India.

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Amazon, which already charges some of the world’s lowest fees for Prime Video in India, is going a step further to win more users in the world’s second largest internet market. The e-commerce giant on Saturday launched miniTV, an ad-supported video streaming service that is available within the Amazon shopping app and is “completely free.” miniTV is currently available only in India, Amazon said.

miniTV features web-series, comedy shows, and content around tech news, food, beauty, fashion “to begin with,” Amazon said. Some of the titles currently available have been produced by leading studios such as TVF and Pocket Aces — two of the largest web studios in India — and comedians such as Ashish Chanchlani, Amit Bhadana, Round2Hell, Harsh Beniwal, Shruti Arjun Anand, Elvish Yadav, Prajakta Koli, Swagger Sharma, Aakash Gupta and Nishant Tanwar.

“Viewers will be informed on latest products and trends by tech expert Trakin Tech, fashion and beauty experts such as Sejal Kumar, Malvika Sitlani, Jovita George, Prerna Chhabra and ShivShakti. Food lovers can enjoy content from Kabita’s Kitchen, Cook with Nisha, and Gobble. In the coming months, miniTV will add many more new and exclusive videos,” the company added, without sharing its future roadmap plans. (Amazon began integrating reviews and other web clippings — from media houses — on its shopping service in India for more than two years ago.)

miniTV is currently available on Amazon’s Android app, and will arrive on the iOS counterpart and mobile web over the coming months, Amazon said.

Amazon’s move follows a similar step by Walmart’s Flipkart, the company’s marquee rival in India, which rolled out video streaming service within its app in 2019. In recent years, scores of firms in India including Zomato have explored adding a video streaming offering to their own apps.

Amazon has also aggressively pushed to expand its Prime Video offerings in India in recent quarters. The company — which partnered with Indian telecom network Airtel earlier this year to launch a new monthly mobile-only, single-user, standard definition (SD) tier (for $1.22) — has secured rights to stream some cricket matches in the country. Amazon also offers Prime Video as part of its Amazon Prime subscription in India.

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Amazon, which already charges some of the world’s lowest fees for Prime Video in India, is going a step further to win more users in the world’s second largest internet market. The e-commerce giant on Saturday launched miniTV, an ad-supported video streaming service that is available within the Amazon shopping app and is “completely free.” miniTV is currently available only in India, Amazon said.

miniTV features web-series, comedy shows, and content around tech news, food, beauty, fashion “to begin with,” Amazon said. Some of the titles currently available have been produced by leading studios such as TVF and Pocket Aces — two of the largest web studios in India — and comedians such as Ashish Chanchlani, Amit Bhadana, Round2Hell, Harsh Beniwal, Shruti Arjun Anand, Elvish Yadav, Prajakta Koli, Swagger Sharma, Aakash Gupta and Nishant Tanwar.

“Viewers will be informed on latest products and trends by tech expert Trakin Tech, fashion and beauty experts such as Sejal Kumar, Malvika Sitlani, Jovita George, Prerna Chhabra and ShivShakti. Food lovers can enjoy content from Kabita’s Kitchen, Cook with Nisha, and Gobble. In the coming months, miniTV will add many more new and exclusive videos,” the company added, without sharing its future roadmap plans. (Amazon began integrating reviews and other web clippings — from media houses — on its shopping service in India for more than two years ago.)

miniTV is currently available on Amazon’s Android app, and will arrive on the iOS counterpart and mobile web over the coming months, Amazon said.

Amazon’s move follows a similar step by Walmart’s Flipkart, the company’s marquee rival in India, which rolled out video streaming service within its app in 2019. In recent years, scores of firms in India including Zomato have explored adding a video streaming offering to their own apps.

Amazon has also aggressively pushed to expand its Prime Video offerings in India in recent quarters. The company — which partnered with Indian telecom network Airtel earlier this year to launch a new monthly mobile-only, single-user, standard definition (SD) tier (for $1.22) — has secured rights to stream some cricket matches in the country. Amazon also offers Prime Video as part of its Amazon Prime subscription in India.

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Amazon, which already charges some of the world’s lowest fees for Prime Video in India, is going a step further to win more users in the world’s second largest internet market. The e-commerce giant on Saturday launched miniTV, an ad-supported video streaming service that is available within the Amazon shopping app and is “completely free.” miniTV is currently available only in India, Amazon said.

miniTV features web-series, comedy shows, and content around tech news, food, beauty, fashion “to begin with,” Amazon said. Some of the titles currently available have been produced by leading studios such as TVF and Pocket Aces — two of the largest web studios in India — and comedians such as Ashish Chanchlani, Amit Bhadana, Round2Hell, Harsh Beniwal, Shruti Arjun Anand, Elvish Yadav, Prajakta Koli, Swagger Sharma, Aakash Gupta and Nishant Tanwar.

“Viewers will be informed on latest products and trends by tech expert Trakin Tech, fashion and beauty experts such as Sejal Kumar, Malvika Sitlani, Jovita George, Prerna Chhabra and ShivShakti. Food lovers can enjoy content from Kabita’s Kitchen, Cook with Nisha, and Gobble. In the coming months, miniTV will add many more new and exclusive videos,” the company added, without sharing its future roadmap plans. (Amazon began integrating reviews and other web clippings — from media houses — on its shopping service in India for more than two years ago.)

miniTV is currently available on Amazon’s Android app, and will arrive on the iOS counterpart and mobile web over the coming months, Amazon said.

Amazon’s move follows a similar step by Walmart’s Flipkart, the company’s marquee rival in India, which rolled out video streaming service within its app in 2019. In recent years, scores of firms in India including Zomato have explored adding a video streaming offering to their own apps.

Amazon has also aggressively pushed to expand its Prime Video offerings in India in recent quarters. The company — which partnered with Indian telecom network Airtel earlier this year to launch a new monthly mobile-only, single-user, standard definition (SD) tier (for $1.22) — has secured rights to stream some cricket matches in the country. Amazon also offers Prime Video as part of its Amazon Prime subscription in India.

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The best programming languages for beginners to learn are Python, Ruby, and JavaScript. Each of these languages has a variety of frameworks available that you can use to build your own ideas. What language is the best one for beginners has been an ongoing debate among programmers but there really isn’t a clear winner as it depends on what type of programmer you are and what projects you want to work on.

What are the best programming languages to learn?

This is a question that has been asked by many people looking to get into the industry. It’s hard to give an answer that will satisfy everyone because different people have different needs and preferences. To help you make your decision easier though, we’ve compiled some of the most popular programs out there for new programmers.
The following blog post is going to discuss what programming languages these are and why they’re so great for beginners!

  • javascript
  • Python
  • Java 
  • R
  • Swift
  • Kotlin
  • Go or Go long
  • C#
  • PHP

A report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that by 2025 there will be 4X more job opportunities for coding and app developers. That makes computer science and programming two of the “hottest” fields to pursue at the moment. Programming is a field that will never witness a downward slope when it comes to scope. Why? Well, that is because technology will only improve and not vice versa. 

Therefore, if you want to grab onto the opportunities awaiting you, now is the right time to jump on the bandwagon and start learning how to code. Now, as a beginner, not all programming languages will be suitable for you. Some may be too technical, while others may be irrelevant due to the passage of time.

That brings us to the central question: Which are the easiest programming languages that you can learn quickly and get an edge in the professional world? Read on to find out the answer to your question. 

7 Best Programming Languages for Beginners & Amateur Coders

Here is a list of the easiest yet most used programming languages (in no particular order) to delve into. 

JavaScript

As per a poll created by Stack Overflow in 2020, JavaScript is currently the most popular language. That means the language has managed to retain its throne for seven long years, as per the opinion of millions of web developers around the world. Here’s why it is easy to learn:

  • Like HTML, JavaScript is used for front-end development.
  • This means that the language has a flexible syntax which helps in creating interactive web pages.
  • JavaScript was used to build some of the most popular sites and apps like Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
  • So, you know that the language has immense scope for building apps that display dynamic content. 
  • The language is also compatible with almost all browsers.

Best courses: Start by signing up with Jonas Schemedtmann beginners course – Complete JavaScript Course 2021: From Zero to Expert.

Python

Following JavaScript’s suit is Python, a language that has gained immense popularity since 2017. At present, more than 8 million developers use Python for open-source programming. This has led to the language gaining maximum growth among all programming languages in less than three years. What makes the language so simple?

  • Like JavaScript, Python comes with a diverse array of applications.
  • All these features and applications offer the much-needed versatility for creating products using AI and machine learning.
  • Moreover, if you are interested in back-end web development, Python paired with a Django framework is the best option for you. 

Best courses: Click here to try out the best beginner’s course on Python on Udemy.

Java 

For years, Java has held its ground as one of the most widely-acclaimed programming languages. Here are the reasons why several developers vote in favor of Java:

  • The language is the best fit for developing server-side applications.
  • The language is designed keeping flexibility in mind. As a result, it is an easy language to pick up.
  • You can write and run codes in Java on any machine, whatever be the platform. 
  • Java is also known for its scalability, making it the first choice for swift and efficient desktop applications and back-end development projects. 
  • You will not require any extra hardware installment, which makes learning the language cost-effective. 

Best courses: You can try this starter’s course on Udemy or an introductory course on Coursera.  

R

According to a poll by KDNuggets, R has been ranked as the second most popular language by data scientists. What makes the language the talk of the town is that the increasing popularity has been certified by none other than Google trends. Here are some things you should know about the language:

  • The language is specifically used for MATLAB assignments as it helps engineers analyze statistical data. 
  • R programming language has a wide scope in terms of application.
  • It is used in several fields, like machine learning, data science and computing.
  • IT companies like Cognizant, Accenture, or Capgemini hire R programmers, making it an excellent choice for a rewarding career. 

Best courses – here are the best courses that you can sign up for to learn the basics of the language.

SWIFT

If you want to master iOS app development, it’s wise to start with Swift since the language is founded by Apple. Moreover, this particular Swift programming language is behind all macOS and iOS applications.

  • Swift is a general-purpose compiled language. 
  • This makes it easy to learn due to the cohesive and straightforward syntax.
  • The language is similar to Ruby and Python in terms of speed and accuracy
  • Once you master the basics, you will be able to work with the framework seamlessly. 
  • Most importantly, you will have many career opportunities as a Swift developer since Apple is all set for world domination. 

Best courses: You can try out the course “Introduction to Swift Programming” on Coursera.

Kotlin 

If you are more into the Android market, Kotlin should be your choice. What makes Kotlin a favorite among developers is that the language is as good as Java while addressing the gaps in the latter. So, you can also try to learn Kotlin alongside Java to gain a competitive edge in the Android developer’s market. 

Best courses: Here are the two best courses to invest in if you want to start learning Kotlin – 

  • Hussein Alrubaye’s The Complete Android Kotlin Developer Course on Udemy
  • Coursera’s ‘Kotlin for Java Developers’ by Andrey Breslav and Svetlana Isakova 

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This particular language is an underdog and deserves all the attention that other languages get. Fortunately, 2020 has been a good year for Go, becoming the fastest-growing language for API s and web applications. Go has also secured the 8th rank on a poll created by the TIOBE index in 2020. 

If you want to enter the field of systems programming, this low-level language is the ideal choice. Similar to C and C++, this language is perfect for creating web servers, data pipelines, and machine-learning projects. 

Best courses: Try out the course by Todd MacLeod on Udemy or Coursera’s best course by Ian Harris.

PHP

With the rise of web design, many are turning to PHP for its clear and easy-to-learn syntax. In fact, 80% of online websites use this language! With frameworks such as Laravel making your life easier by providing powerful automation tools; you’ll have no problems building an amazing site with it too – or backend development if that’s what you want (or need).
The pros definitely outweigh any cons when using these technologies today!

With its clear and easy syntax, the PHP programming language is a great choice for those looking to build their own website. In fact, most websites use this coding system! For example, 80% of all sites on earth utilize it in some fashion–making it one heckuva lot easier than other languages you might be used to if your job was designing these types of things 😉 Some frameworks that make life as a web developer even more enjoyable include Laravel which has many helpful features out-of_-the box; making development quick yet effective at what we do best: creating content-rich experiences across multiple devices

C#

C# is a programming language developed by Microsoft and inspired from the C family. It’s way more advanced than its predecessor, but still includes classes with object-oriented features for developers who like that sort of thing! Another popular use of csharp: 2D/3D games using Unity engine as well as desktop applications on Linux platforms which makes it perfect not only to learn if you want something practical or just want some fun time coding away at your own ideas without being confined into one type editor environment.

C# is commonly known as “C sharp”. It was built by Microsoft and inspired by the C programming language, but it’s way more advanced than regular old-fashioned CSs! Not only does it hold 4th place in terms of popularity index with Pi PyPL at this moment (demand), its growth over time can be predicted considering how prevalent app development using Unity has become lately for both desktop AND mobile platforms alike–a feat not even Java or Swift could accomplish so far; because those languages were designed primarily for game creation ratherthan general software engineering needs like we have now.

It’s a great time to be an aspiring programmer! With more and more people learning how, it has never been easier than now. If you’re looking for your first programming language then try C# in 2021 because that is primarily used on 2D or 3D games as well as web development; desktop apps VR (virtual reality), etc.. Another trend among programmers lately are the many different skills they need – like taking skill tests every so often or competing against other teams at hackathons . TechGig can help satisfy all these needs by being one place where we offer everything from lesson plans down through upskilling materials such

Parting Thoughts,

The current market offers the best job opportunities for developers and coders. So, take this chance to master an easy programming language to benefit your career. As a beginner, focus on what you want to create and then learn the relevant programming language for the field. At the same time, go for a programming language that intrigues you and pushes you to learn it. 

Keep calm and code on! 

Future of programming languages

The future of programming languages is something that many programmers are interested in. Some people think that the future of programming languages will be more like natural language, while others argue that it should never change. It’s difficult to know what the future holds for these changing times, but one thing is clear: all programmers need to keep up with their skills and knowledge if they want to stay ahead of the game.

Programming languages are constantly changing and evolving, with new ones coming out every few years. There is no consensus on which programming language will be most popular in the future. However, it’s safe to say that some programming languages will fade away while others rise to dominance. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at different opinions from developers across the internet on what they think about the future of programming languages.

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How Technology is Accelerating During the Pandemic

There are many reasons to dislike what the pandemic is doing to society, such as the rifts that it’s creating. At the same time, there are particular ways that it’s bringing about technological advancement.

We’ll take a moment to look at some of these exciting emerging technologies right now. Some of these existed before Covid-19 arrived, but now companies are using them more than ever before.

The Zero-Trust Security Model

The zero-trust security model is one technological advancement that the pandemic has allowed to dominate several niches. Essentially, the zero-trust model works well for companies that are trying a hybrid work setup, with some of their employees working from home while others continue commuting to a centralized location.

With zero trust, you have better security measures that can determine a few different things. The first is that the appropriate individuals are logging into a software suite, and no one unauthorized, like a hacker, is getting in. The second is that only the appropriate devices are logging into a company’s network. The third is that the network security is robust, so no one can attack the business that way.

While there is never such a thing as a foolproof, one hundred percent safe system, the zero-trust model is one that has shown excellent results since businesses have started to implement it more. We have even reached a point where companies are beginning to offer the zero-trust model as a software as a service option so that not all business entities need to create bespoke versions themselves.

More Companies Are Implementing Apps Than Ever Before

There were some companies before the pandemic started that had an online presence, and nearly all of them had their own website. Almost anyone who does business with a company would expect that. Not every business had its own app, though, and some tried to avoid creating one.

There are far fewer app-resistant companies now, though. The reason is that, more than ever, companies understand that individuals want to communicate and do business with them on mobile devices like tablets and smartphones. This was already happening quite a bit before Covid-19 struck, but now, it has accelerated to the point that almost every company accepts they need an application to compete.

These apps can help the companies in question in many ways. They can assist with the branding process, and they might also have unique features that a website doesn’t. Companies that felt like they couldn’t find the money in their budget for app design in the past often feel differently about it now.

eCommerce Has Exploded as Well

The eCommerce model and the various technologies that go along with it have also seen a sharp boost since Covid-19 first appeared. Many companies that had brick-and-mortar locations have shuttered them permanently since 2020. They have come to realize that some people are much less inclined to do in-person shopping, and sinking their resources into online sales makes a lot more sense. With this sudden  increase in the online shopping trend, there is also, sadly,  an extreme surge in packages getting stolen, missed, or lost. This is where missing package USPS from Stowfly can solve all your package delivery problems.

The technologies that go along with eCommerce include things like electronic currencies as payment methods and chatbots. Many companies that are eliminating brick-and-mortar stores are now accepting cryptocurrency.

They are creating chatbots that can talk to potential customers on their app or website. If the customer has a typical question, the chatbot can respond to it. When an individual has something in mind that the chatbot cannot answer, that’s when it will pass them along to a live operator.

This means that the company can employ far fewer human employees to answer customer queries. It reduced their overhead, which comes in handy if they ever want to expand into new markets. They might also use the money they save to invest in their R and D departments.

As the pandemic continues, it’s inevitable that technological advancements will as well. The ongoing issues many niches face have forced the dominating companies and those trying to make an impact to get creative about problem-solving. Many new technologies will start to appear as more time passes.

It is hard to find silver linings with something like Covid-19, but humans are resourceful creatures, and new tech is one way that is manifesting itself. The companies that are extremely creative and also the most flexible are the ones that are probably going to make the most money and expand the most during this uncertain era. That’s certainly something to keep in mind if you want to start your own business right now as well.

How To Win An Escape Room Game Every Single Time

Escape rooms are adventure encounters that have enthralled adrenaline junkies all over the world. These games test your mental abilities and encourage you to decode and decipher the perplexing puzzles.

While many people believe in enjoying every minute of this heart-pounding session, others prefer to put their best foot forward.

If you are one of those people who wants to be ready to face these perplexing challenges, you have come to the right place!

The escape game chicago, where I went with my troop gave me ample experience to keep in mind while preparing for the next game.

In this article, I will share the secrets of defeating the constantly ticking clock for a successful escape.

Team-up With Your Best Mates

Pick your best buddies and make a strong team. It is not everyone’s cup of tea to fathom the victory. It is critical to have a team that can decipher various puzzles, whether they are technological clues or arithmetic riddles. 

As a result, having a diverse group of people who are knowledgeable about a variety of topics would be advantageous.

Prepare Ahead of Time

There’s something that’s more important than your in-game planning, that is being in the current frame of mind before you set foot into a game. Pre-game planning can have two dimensions, one for the online style of gameplay and the other for the Physical experiences.

When it comes to an online escape room game, such as the one that I have referenced, it is still a live-game experience, and being prepared for it allows you to have the composure you need to put all your attention on the game. Here’s a checklist that I run through before my online experiences: 

  1. Internet Connectivity and Backup
  2. Computer Tech
    1. Mouse / Keyboard test
    2. Webcam test
    3. Sound and Mic test
  3. Room ambience check (quiet and cool is best)
  4. Mobile phones and other distractions are silenced.

Running this check allows me to get the most out of every game that I play and also ensures that I don’t cause any inconvenience to other players. 

Similarly, for a physical escape room, such as this one that I found while looking for things to do in Warwick, I ran through this checklist:

  1. Do they have a Washroom
  2. Is there a convenient parking (if not how far is the next available parking space)
  3. Are there F&B joints near them where we can hang-out post game.
  4. Have I properly hydrated and also hit the loo (to avoid embarrassing emergencies)
  5. Am I or my teammates wearing appropriate clothing and footwear etc

This allows me to prepare for a warrior mindset where I am ready to take on any challenge that comes my way before entering the game. 

Be interactive and attentive

Communication is essential on the path to success. It is critical to share your ideologies and be on the same page with others in an escape room game. This will enable the participants to solve the perplexing riddles strewn around the room.

Being interactive and attentive throughout the game will assist participants in staying up to date and searching for relevant clues in order to win the game!

Keep An Eye On Time

Time is an important factor here. It amplifies the adrenaline rush making the game more immersive. 

Try not to spend more time working on a single puzzle. If you can’t figure out a riddle, look around for other mysteries and clues. Return when you’re feeling more confident. This will assist you in eliminating all unnecessary time waste and decoding the puzzles on time. 

Have Fun

Lastly, enjoy the experience and have fun with your clan. This is a critical component of success. After all, escape rooms are a form of entertainment. 

It’s supposed to be enjoyable. If you’re running out of time, don’t storm out in rage. It’s just a game, so laugh it off.

These games are to give you a mind-boggling experience that will teleport you to another dimension. 

How To Prepare Your Business For Post-COVID Success

It has been a rough period for businesses in most industries as a result of COVID-19, and companies are now starting to look ahead to their recovery period. It will be a long road back for many, which is why it is so important that businesses know how they can prepare for success in a post-pandemic world. A lot has changed over the last 18 months or so, which means that businesses need to adapt. While this will be a challenge, you will also find that it could present new opportunities and provide a fresh slate. So, how can businesses prepare for post-COVID success?

Conduct New Market Research

As mentioned above, a lot has changed in recent times, and this means that it will not be a case of business as usual. Consumer trends and expectations have changed, industries have been transformed, and you might have lost a few competitors but gained a few new ones. This is why a good starting point will be to carry out fresh market research, which should give you a lay of the land and help you to start building towards new levels of success.

Set New Goals

COVID-19 ruined the plans and goals for everyone, which is why now is a good time to revisit the business plan and establish new goals for the company. Crucially, you need to be realistic and also flexible as keep in mind that the pandemic is not yet over, and the situation can change quickly. Having challenging yet achievable goals for staff, departments, and the business will help you start making progress and speed up your recovery.

Reduce Costs

Many businesses have taken a hit and are struggling financially right now. It will be a long road back, which is why it is so important to keep your costs low to maximize profits. You should not start making drastic cuts, though, because you do not want to negatively affect the business in any way. Instead, look for smart ways to make savings, such as switching energy providers or negotiating new deals with your suppliers.

Streamline With Bespoke Software

Finding success in a post-COVID world will require streamlining and being as effective as possible. Having your own bespoke software will be a smart way to achieve this as it will help your team to increase efficiency and improve their output. Places like Make IT Simple can develop tailor-made software systems and apps for your business that will help you to streamline, improve and grow.

Step Up Marketing Efforts

After a difficult and quiet period for many, it could be very easy for a company to lose its market share and fade away. This is why now is a good time to ramp up your marketing efforts, which will help you to strengthen your presence and remind people of your business. This should include refreshing the company website, using the services of an experienced digital marketing agency, and being active on social media.

Hopefully, this post will prepare you for success in a post-COVID marketplace and boost your recovery.