GEMS Rewards, an exclusive rewards programme for the GEMS Education community, launched its new and improved application that has gone live on 1 November 2019. The new app has several additional features that are aimed at supporting the GEMS community to enjoy exclusive offers and experiences.
GEMS Rewards was launched in 2017. Since then, it has earned the admiration of the community for the significant value-add it offers. The launch of the new and improved GEMS Rewards lifestyle app further enables parents to maintain and indulge their lifestyle aspirations while providing their children with quality education.
With the latest version of the app, in addition to the existing buy-one-get-one-free opportunities, members can earn and redeem GEMS points on flights, hotel bookings and gift cards.
These points earned can be used to pay school tuition and transport fees that will further add value to the users. In addition, they can also continue to enjoy instant savings and amazing deals with unlimited vouchers on their favourite offers.
Sugam Bhasin, VP of Marketing at GEMS Education, said: “The GEMS Rewards programme has always focused on access and opportunity for the entire GEMS Community with various offers and benefits. The vision of GEMS Rewards is to make quality education more affordable for parents and we have moved a step closer towards achieving this with launch of the new app. The new features enable our members to earn GEMS Points for travel bookings and purchasing gift cards on the app, these points can then be used to offset school tuition & transport fees. In addition, the curated list of partner offers brings significant savings to our community in meeting their everyday expenses and helps enhance their lifestyle choices by making shopping, activities, dining and services more accessible to all. GEMS Rewards members now have the ability to nominate family & friends to get their own access to the app and enjoy the programme benefits.”
Accessed by more than 100,000 strong community of parents and staff across the United Arab Emirates, the GEMS Rewards programme is GEMS Education’s way of giving back to parents and thanking them for their continued patronage to the GEMS community of schools. Many more updates and new features will be rolled out progressively in the coming months in line with the programme vision.
Experience the ChatGPT ‘Make It More’ Trend: Generate Weird AI Images
AI art generators occupy a peculiar space, capable of rendering diverse scenarios, from a cosmic skateboarding dog to a coffee cup adrift in the ocean. Setting aside ethical considerations, some creations may not initially meet expectations, necessitating user prompts to refine the AI-generated output.
Yet, what if the aim isn’t to craft a polished piece of AI art? Enter the “make it more” trend, where ChatGPT users task DALL-E to generate an image and subsequently request the bot to amplify certain aspects. For instance, Justine Moore prompted DALL-E to create a bowl of ramen, then instructed it to make it spicier. The iterative process led to increasingly absurd results, culminating in a bowl of noodles shooting fire beams into outer space.
A Dad getting increasingly Dad-ier pic.twitter.com/1EUFECmnT3
— Justine Moore (@venturetwins) November 27, 2023
While the Make It More trend gains traction on ChatGPT and DALL-E, allowing users to experiment with various image transformations, it also raises concerns about resource utilization. The AI processing involved consumes power and energy, prompting considerations about the trend’s efficiency and environmental impact. Nevertheless, these prompts contribute to OpenAI’s ongoing efforts to enhance AI capabilities across platforms like ChatGPT and DALL-E.
Samsung Internet is Now Available for Download on Windows PCs
Samsung’s default browser, Samsung Internet, has expanded its reach to desktop computers and laptops, now available for download on the Microsoft Store. One notable feature is the ability for users to sync their browsing data between their Galaxy devices and computers.
Upon launching the browser, users can import their browsing history, bookmarks, and search engines from other applications like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge by signing into their Samsung Cloud account. The browser also supports add-ons and extensions from Chrome and Edge, accessible through the Chrome Web Store.
Samsung Internet for Windows offers familiar features such as incognito mode, light and dark modes, and ad-blocker support. The design elements show similarities to both Chrome and Edge, providing a sense of familiarity for users of those browsers. A useful security feature allows users to delete bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and other data upon signing out, catering to those who share computers.
Despite its promising features, the browser’s PC debut is marred by a lack of complete sync support. Currently, only browsing history, bookmarks, and search engines can be imported, with no support for transferring saved passwords from Galaxy devices to computers. This omission may be addressed in future updates.
In May, Samsung Internet received an optimisation update for Galaxy tablet users. Toggleable features were introduced, allowing users to control the placement of the browser’s address, bookmark, and tab bars. The update also included a warning for users with a high number of open tabs, informing them that opening another tab would result in the deletion of the oldest tab.
Google Clarifies the Cause of Missing Google Drive Files
Many Google Drive users recently experienced the unsettling disappearance of their files, prompting concerns. Google has now identified the root cause, attributing the issue specifically to the Google Drive for Desktop app. While assuring that only a limited subset of users is affected, the tech giant is actively investigating the matter and promises timely updates.
To prevent inadvertent file deletion, Google provides the following recommendations:
- Avoid clicking “Disconnect account” within Drive for desktop.
- Refrain from deleting or moving the app data folder, located at:
- Windows: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\DriveFS
- macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/DriveFS
- Optionally, create a copy of the app data folder if there is sufficient space on your hard drive.
Before Google officially addressed the issue, distressed users took to the company’s support forum to report deleted files. One user from South Korea highlighted a particularly severe case where their account reverted to May 2023, resulting in the loss of anything uploaded or created after that date. Additionally, the user emphasised that they had not synced or shared their files or drive with anyone else.
As Google delves deeper into resolving this matter, affected users are advised to heed the provided precautions. The company’s commitment to ongoing updates reflects its dedication to swiftly addressing and rectifying the situation. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of proactive measures to safeguard digital data, especially as users navigate cloud-based platforms such as Google Drive.
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