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Raptors Republic Android & iOS App

Hey guys and gals,

We're running a, how should I say, pilot or beta version of our new Raptors Republic app. We haven't made it official as we're still trying to work out some bugs while improving the user interface. So, its not the final version so expect to see more changes over the next while.

Anyhow, please feel free to download. Available on both Android & iPhone. It's absolutely free.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rsrepublic.app

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-...6946?ls=1&mt=8

If we could ask a favour though. We're welcoming feedback and suggestions on perhaps things you'd like to see. At the end of the day we're doing this for you guys by making everything here easier available for you the user. Please send your feedback (Regardless if its positive or negative) to raptorsrepublic@gmail.com.

Thanks in advance and we hope you guys enjoy the application.
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    Feel free to post anything tech in here. I'll kick this off with a new purchase I just made. So I have a Samsung S8 and I've had it for almost a year now. I've been ignoring a cool feature with Samsung's newer phones, especially the S8 due to its amazing screen: Virtual Reality.

    I purchased a Gear VR headset with remote and this is my first foray into VR. It's blown me away that this basic lense headset plus my phone can produce such an amazing experience. It's difficult to explain how real some of the experiences feel with this thing on and a set of earbuds in. If you have a newer Samsung phone I highly recommend getting Gear VR. It's about $100 on Amazon for the headset.

    Last night I took a trip to the international space station. Went on a roller coaster. Jumped out of a chopper. Snowboarded down a mountain. Followed Negan through a zombie invasion at his base.

    Tonight Samsung is showing the Knicks Vs. the Lakers in VR. Unfortunately I'm gonna miss it but I'm going to do my best to take in a quarter at least.
    Last edited by Apollo; Sat Jan 20th, 2018, 08:43 AM.

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      Well if you have a Samsung phone we're talking $100-120 and you're in with a massive amount
      of free content. That's like one nice dinner out with your significant other.

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        Apollo wrote: View Post
        Well if you have a Samsung phone we're talking $100-120 and you're in with a massive amount
        of free content. That's like one nice dinner out with your significant other.
        Going against the grain I have stuck with an Android OS vs the iOS....Its an A5 which seems to be enough....Is this VR capable ?

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          I'm afraid not, sorry. That particular phone doesn't have a gyroscope and it's an important component in VR working properly. I am seeing the following as compatible: S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, Note 5, S7, S7 Edge, Note Fan Edition, S8, S8 Plus, Note 8. I also read the Note 4 but I can't confirm.

          My wife as a S7 and it works great and looks great on that phone. If you're looking to upgrade and you don't care about having the cutting edge technology then there's value to be found in that phone.

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              Research Google Cardboard. I'm not joking.

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                  The article said "However, the panel are backing Atlanta or Northern Virginia as the markets most likely to tempt Amazon.".

                  I am not so sure about Atlanta after their local state govt. threatened Delta Airlines re the NRA kerfuffle. Delta might well move which would be a bad outcome for the city/state. I would think that N. Virginia would be a better choice among the two. But who knows about Toronto ....boy that would be a coup! The city has much to offer infrastructure wise.
                  “When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?”

                  J.M. Keynes

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                    Bendit wrote: View Post
                    The article said "However, the panel are backing Atlanta or Northern Virginia as the markets most likely to tempt Amazon.".

                    I am not so sure about Atlanta after their local state govt. threatened Delta Airlines re the NRA kerfuffle. Delta might well move which would be a bad outcome for the city/state. I would think that N. Virginia would be a better choice among the two. But who knows about Toronto ....boy that would be a coup! The city has much to offer infrastructure wise.
                    Wasn't even a threat. They pulled their tax break on Jet Fuel costing them millions of dollars, all because they dropped their discount for NRA members. Absolutely ridiculous.

                    Governor of Virginia tweeted at Delta telling them to move to Virginia. So we'll see.

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                      Microsoft is killing it in the Hardware space right now. Just introduced the Surface Hub 2.We have a couple of the Hub 1's at work and they're fantastic. This one looks like a huge step forward:


                      The whole Surface line is fantastic though as well... like I want all of them.


                      And then obviously the Surface Pro, and Surface Book Laptop, ALL of which are getting glowing reviews for build quality and overall experience. It's not easy to just become a hardware manufacturer, but seems like Microsoft pulled it off. Wish I invested in them before.
                      Last edited by Joey; Tue May 15th, 2018, 03:34 PM.

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                        Joey wrote: View Post
                        Microsoft is killing it in the Hardware space right now. Just introduced the Surface Hub 2.We have a couple of the Hub 1's at work and they're fantastic. This one looks like a huge step forward:


                        The whole Surface line is fantastic though as well... like I want all of them.


                        And then obviously the Surface Pro, and Surface Book Laptop, ALL of which are getting glowing reviews for build quality and overall experience. It's not easy to just become a hardware manufacturer, but seems like Microsoft pulled it off. Wish I invested in them before.
                        agreed, satya is the best tech ceo right now in my opinion. microsoft has been on a huge roll since he took over.

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                          Any audiophiles in the group? Looking for a good set of wireless headphones that has great bass.

                          Best ones I've come across so far are the Skullcandy Crushers, but I'm hesitating at spending $200. I've never spent more than $40 for headphones, lol.

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                            Full disclosure: I am just joshing here (in case you haven't tried these). Outrageous pricing but "outrageous" sound. I am no audiophile but I like my music loud quite often.

                            With the prelims out of the way ... have you tried these babes @ $450? Was in a Bose store and gave it a listen and gracious me!
                            Just using a an older pair of Sennheisers.

                            https://www.bose.ca/en_ca/products/h...qc35_ii_silver


                            ps... was perusing the local Kijiji site ... did a quick availability... I get some of my toys here ... much cheaper.. just have to be a bit careful... no taxes

                            https://www.kijiji.ca/b-headphones/g...k0c770l1700272

                            https://www.kijiji.ca/b-headphones/g...k0c770l1700272

                            Good luck.
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                            “When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?”

                            J.M. Keynes

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                              Anyone get anything cool for Christmas Tech wise?

                              My wife hooked me up with a Huawei P20 Pro. I've been living in the dark ages and using a land line before now. She got that converted to a cell.

                              Pretty cool phone. Has three cameras. Going to have to take a lot of pictures now.

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