The 99 Cent Rental on iTunes this week -The Meddler

The Meddler is a 2016 American comedy-drama film directed and written by Lorene Scafaria. The film stars Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne. The film was released on April 22, 2016, by Sony Pictures Classics.

The Meddler Review

Marnie Minervini (Susan Sarandon), a sixty-something mom who moves from New York to Los Angeles to be closer to her screenwriter daughter Lori (Rose Byrne), who just broke up with her actor boyfriend (Jason Ritter).
Marnie is one of those mothers who calls her daughter five times in the space of a couple of hours, leaving a message each time Lori doesn’t pick up, then leaves ten more messages throughout the day because she’s worried about not having heard back from her yet. Her daughter can’t take her relentlessness, so Marnie channels her energy into mothering strangers and near-strangers. She encourages a helpful Apple store clerk named Freddy (Jerrod Carmichael) to go to college and even gives him rides to and from school. When she finds out that a young lesbian mom named Jillian (Cecily Strong) can’t afford her fantasy wedding, she offers to foot the bill herself. Read the movie reviews below.
The Meddler is holding up that softening filter through which each of us sees the funny, maddening, indispensable people with whom we laugh, mourn and, if we’re lucky, find love. --Manohla Dargis, The NYTimes
Cheers to Scafaria, who admirably refuses to tie things up with pretty bows. She lets the pain seep in. -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Susan Sarandon pours on the New Yawk accent in “The Meddler,” an ingratiating semi-autobiographical comedy by Lorene Scafaria. --  Ann Hornaday, Washington Post 
Susan Sarandon plays Rose Byrne's mother in "The Meddler" and, well, the title pretty much tells a moviegoer all they need to know. --Stephen Whitty, New York Daily News

Rent The Meddler HD Movie in 99 Cent on iTunes this week

Now you can rent The Meddler from iTunes Store in $0.99. And you can play the rented movies on your iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. However, It should be noted that rented movies are only available on a single device. That's to say, if you rent it on your computer you can sync it to either your iPhone or iPad, but then it will disappear from your computer. If you want to watch the movie on your iPad or Apple TV, you can rent it directly from the device you want to watch, but you can only play the movie once.
Rented movies stay on your device for 30 days. However, once you begin to watch a film you have 24 hrs (in the US) and 48 hrs (elsewhere) to watch the movie before it disappears.
If you want to keep the rented movies for longer time, you can use M4V Converter Plus. It is an all-in-one iTunes movie converter, which can convert iTunes rented movies to unprotected MP4, MOV, WMV and other video formats. In this way, you can keep your rented movies for longer time. With a simple user interface, you can finish the conversion progress within three clicks: Add rented movies to the program-->Set the output format-->Start conversion.

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How to transfer iTunes movies to iPhone 7 Plus

All-new dual 12MP cameras. The brightest, most colorful iPhone display ever. The fastest performance and best battery life in an iPhone. Water and splash resistant. And stereo speakers. Every bit as powerful as it looks—this is iPhone 7 Plus.
With a 1080P resolution screen, iPhone 7 Plus is an amazing video player for watching movies and TV shows, which will bring you better visual video effect.
If you are a user of iTunes, you will find it is difficult to transfer iTunes movies to your iPhone 7 Plus. You must download the purchased movies to your phone or rent the movie on your phone directly. iTunes Rentals will disappear when movie expires. Once starting playback movie, you will only have 24 or 48 hours for watching. How inconvenient it is! In this following article, we will show you the easiest way to transfer iTunes movies to iPhone 7 Plus for playing anywhere.

Easiest Way to Convert iTunes movies to iPhone 7 Plus on Mac OS

M4V Converter Plus is a powerful iTunes to iPhone 7 Plus Converter. It provides the easiest way to convert iTunes movies to the formats iPhone 7 Plus support. You only need to drag and drop the iTunes video files to the program interface and then convert them to iPhone 7 Plus. It supports batch conversion, you are able to import several iTunes videos at same time. This program will convert them one by one. Now follow the guide to learn how to convert iTunes movies to iPhone 7 Plus easily.
Step 1. Free download  M4V Converter Plus on your Mac, install and run it. It has a trial version that you can only convert one minute for each iTunes video.
Step 2. You can click Add Movies button to add iTunes purchased or rented movies to the program. iTunes will automatically run together with the program. Please make sure you have the latest version of iTunes and sign in with your Apple ID.
Step 3. Click Convert to profile drop-down list and set output format. You can choose MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV and other video or audio as output formats. You can also choose various players presets, including iPhone, iPad, Xbox, PS4, Android devices, etc.
If you want to convert iTunes movies to iPhone 7 Plus, choose "Apple iPhone 7 Plus" from "Apple Device" option.
Step 4. Click Convert button at the bottom-right corner to start iTunes movies to iPhone 7 Plus conversion progress. Adopts a unique DRM decryption technique, M4V Converter Plus helps you to convert iTunes movies at amazing fast speed and maintain the original quality. Wait a moment, you can quickly find the files in Converted Movies option. Now you can transfer iTunes movies to your iPhone 7 Plus for playback freely.


iTunes 99-Cent Movie Rentals this week - Money Monster

Money Monster is a 2016 American thriller film directed by Jodie Foster and written by Alan Di Fiore, Jim Kouf and Jamie Linden. The film stars George Clooney (who also co-produced) as Lee Gates, a TV personality who advises his audience on commerce and Wall Street, and who is forcefully interrogated by Kyle Budwell (Jack O'Connell), a grief-stricken bankrupt viewer who lost his money after a previous tip; the film also stars Julia Roberts, Giancarlo Esposito, Dominic West and Caitriona Balfe.

Money Monster Review

In this real-time, high stakes thriller George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, who are put in an explosive situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O’Connell) forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today's fast-paced, high-tech global markets.
Hating on Wall Street is the new national pastime. And Jodie Foster, in her fourth film as a director, goes for the burn. --Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
You will not necessarily learn anything here about how TV or high finance really work, but you will be invited to enjoy the the skilled and charismatic company of Julia Roberts and George Clooney. --A. O. Scott, The NYTimes
Though this familiar material has been done before, both better and worse, Jodie Foster directs with a satisfying combination of admirable skill and old-fashioned Hollywood entertainment. -- Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media

How to Keep iTunes Movie Rentals Money Monster forever

Now you can rent the movie Money Monster in $0.99 from iTunes Store of the week. Then instantly rent movies to watch on your widescreen TV, computer, iPod, or iPhone. You have 30 days to start watching a movie after you rent it. After you start watching the movie, you have 24 hours (in the US) or 48 hours (elsewhere) to finish it. You can watch the movie as often as you like until it expires. If you don’t start watching a movie within 30 days, you must rent it again. Movies you rent disappear from your iTunes library when the rental period ends.
Would you like to play your rented movies on non-apple devices? want to keep iTunes Movie Rentals for longer than 24 hours? M4V Converter Plus comes to help you. It is a professional iTunes Movie Rental Converter. With it, you can strip DRM protection by converting iTunes rented movies to unprotected MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV and any other common video or audio formats. 
Firstly, free Download the program on your PC, install and launch it. Now you can Click Add Movies button to import the rented movies to the converter. Then click profile panel to select a proper output format for your devices. Finally, hit profile again to start the conversion progress.
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Thanksgiving Traditions - Happy Thanksgiving Day 2016

Each year Americans in the United States celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. Most families follow traditions begun on the first Thanksgiving, but many have their own traditions that they follow each year.  In 2016 year Thanksgiving Day is November 24th. It is a United States Federal Holiday. That means schools, banks, and post offices will be closed. Many restaurants, stores, and NYC attractions will be closed, as well. Here are some of the common traditions associated with "Turkey Day."

One of the best things about Thanksgiving is spending time with family. Many people live far from family members and travel long distances by car, train, or plane to be with their loved ones. Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year!
The Feast
Traditional foods are a large part of Thanksgiving celebrations. Many families include the entire family in the food preparation. Traditional foods include turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Many people serve pie for dessert at the end of the meal. Popular pie flavors are pumpkin, pecan, sweet potato, and apple.

Vegetarian Foods
Some families choose to serve vegetarian Thanksgiving dinners instead of a stuffed turkey. Some people eat vegetarian turkey, which is made out of tofu. Others prefer to eat squash, salads, or other fruit and vegetable dishes.

The Wishbone
Some families include breaking the turkey's wishbone as part of their celebration. The wishbone is found attached to the breast meat in the turkey's chest. After the meat has been removed and the wishbone has had a chance to become dry and brittle, two people each take one end of the bone, make a wish, and pull. Whoever ends up with the larger part of the bone gets their wish!
The Turkey Pardon
Each year at Thanksgiving, the President of the United States receives a gift of a live turkey (along with an alternate in case something happens to the official turkey). At a White House ceremony, the president traditionally "pardons" the National Thanksgiving Turkey and the alternate turkeys, allowing them to live out the rest of their lives on a farm.

Helping Others
Many generous folks use Thanksgiving as an opportunity to help the less fortunate. Some people volunteer to serve food at homeless shelters on Thanksgiving Day and others donate to shelters or participate in canned food drives.
Television also plays a part in Thanksgiving celebrations. Many families watch the New York City Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade includes marching bands, floats, songs and performances from Broadway musicals, and giant helium-filled balloons! People may also enjoy televised football games.
After the Meal
After the feast families often do additional activities. Some like to take walks after eating such a large meal. Some people take naps. Others sit down together to play board or card games together.
Fast Facts

  • A ripe cranberry will bounce.

  • All turkeys and chickens have wishbones.

  • Canadians celebrate their own Thanksgiving every October.

  • Abraham Lincoln declared a national day of Thanksgiving in 1863.

  • The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held in 1924.


OnePlus 3T review: The best midprice phone

THE GOOD: The OnePlus 3T's battery lasts way longer, takes sharper selfies and has a 128GB storage option.
THE BAD: Pricier than the OnePlus 3, the 3T now directly competes with better phones.
THE BOTTOM LINE: This is our new favorite budget Android, but if you have the OnePlus 3, you don't need to upgrade.

OnePlus 3T review

OnPlus Inc. released its new phone - OnePlus 3T  after the company launched its OnePlus 3 flagship in June.
The OnePlus 3 was our favorite mid-price phone until this 3T came along. I have no idea why the company is in such a rush to replace its already excellent phone so soon after its launch, but there you have it. And here you have a phone that's the new standout in its category. Oh and don't worry -- the 3 is far from obsolete.
Compared to the 3, the 3T has a darker grey color and a new 128GB storage option. It's got a faster processor, a bigger battery and a better front-facing camera. It's also a smidge more expensive at $439 or £399 for the 64GB variant and $479 or £439 for the 128GB model. (OnePlus isn't available in Australia, but that converts to about AU$580 and AU$632.)
For OnePlus 3 owners, don't panic. You're only missing out on a couple hours of extra battery life and better selfies. Plus, all the 3T's new software goodies will soon roll out to 3 owners too. Read on for more details about how the 3T is different (including our spec and price comparison chart at the end), and check out our full OnePlus 3 review for an even deeper dive.
The earlier OnePlus 3 was fast -- it outpaced the Samsung Galaxy S7LG G5 and HTC 10 in diagnostic benchmark testing scores. This time around, the 3T beats the 3 in the same benchmarks and is just as fast as the Google Pixel and LeEco LePro 3 -- two newer phones that have the same Snapdragon 821 processor as the 3T.
When it comes to real-world use, the camera opens and snaps a shot in seconds. You'll scroll through a webpage and navigate the phone without lag. The keyboard is as quick and responsive as you'd expect. If you plan to download a lot of apps and fill up storage with photos and video, you may want to get the 128GB version to give yourself some breathing room. A nearly full 64GB phone could slow down operations later on.

OnePlus  3T Battery

OnePlus gave the 3T a bigger battery than the 3: 3,400mAh instead of 3,000mAh. As expected, it lasts longer. In our lab tests for continuous video playback on Airplane mode, the 3T lasted an average of 16 hours and 56 -- a notable 2.5 hours longer than the 3.
The battery still uses OnePlus' proprietary Dash Charging technology, which charges the battery quickly without overheating. In 30 minutes, the phone charged up to 57 percent, and after an hour, reserves were at 93 percent. A full charge took about 1 hour and 35 minutes. This is about 20 minutes longer than the 3, but that makes sense given the increase in size.

More info: How to Play iTunes movies to OnePlus  3T

The OnePlus 3T has the same design, screen, RAM, rear camera and fingerprint scanner as the OnePlus 3: Same weight (158g), same size (152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35mm), same aluminum uni-body, same rear camera protrusion, same factory fitted (but removable) screen protector. It is an ideal tool for you to watch videos. 
If you want to play iTunes movies to OnePlus  3T, M4V Converter Plus for Mac is recommended for you. With it, you can legally remove DRM Fairplay  protection from iTunes movie purchases, iTunes Rentals, TV shows and music videos by converting them to unprotected video formats supported by  OnePlus  3T. 
  1. Free download the installation package of M4V Converter Plus on your Mac, install and launch it.
  2. To import iTunes movies or TV shows to the program, you can click Add Movies button, either drag and drop the videos directly.
  3. Click on the Convert to panel, you will see the video setting profile list. Here you can select Same as source for mp4 from the profile panel as output format.
  4. Now you can click Convert button to start  iTunes movies to MP4 conversion.
Wait a moment, you can find the converted iTunes movies in Converted Movies folder.
Now you can connect your new OnePlus 3T with your Mac. Drag and drop the converted iTunes movies to the phone directly. Now you can play any iTunes movies on OnePlus 3T freely.

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New Version M4V Converter Plus for Mac Black Friday Deals 2016

M4V Converter Plus for Mac 4.2.4 is now available. The latest version of M4V Converter Plus for Mac adds support reading Cloud Movie on the Add window. Besides, it released its Thanksgiving & Friday Day deals of 2016.
All-in-one iTunes Movie Converter Availability of Black Friday Deals 2016
M4V Converter Plus for Mac is a specialized and powerful iTunes DRM removal program for Mac users. The latest version 4.2.4 supports reading Cloud Movie on the Add window. Besides, you can also convert iTunes iCloud Movie for playing on other devices. 
With the Thanksgiving holidays just around the corner, it's time to get ready for Black Friday 2016.
To celebrate Thanksgiving Day as well as welcome the biggest of the season - Black Friday 2016, M4V Converter Plus Inc. are offering a discount to Customers. Now you can enjoy 10% off Thanksgiving & Friday Day Discount for all M4V Converter products. The program can save your money and allows you to convert iTunes purchased movies, iTunes Rentals and other iTunes videos.
Main Features of M4V Converter Plus (for Mac & Windows)
The M4V Converting software comes with all the typical features which can help you remove digital rights management protection from iTunes movie purchases or rentals as well as iTunes TV shows. And then you can convert iTunes M4V movies to MP4, MOV, WMV, FLV, AVI and any other popular video or audio formats at a high rate of speed. By using M4V Converter plus, it’ll be easier for you playing your iTunes movie purchases as well as sharing iTunes movie rentals with any people you like. Likewise, you are able to customize the videos’ parameters and convert a batch files at the same time.
M4V Converter Plus can remove DRM from iTunes protected videos legally. In this way, you can play iTunes movies anywhere, keep iTunes Rentals for longer time and share your iTunes media with your family and friends easily.
Pricing and Availability
M4V Converter Plus for Mac is available for $44.95 now, 10% off its original price.
This is a great deal for customers who would like to remove DRM protection from both iTunes media files at a fairly low price. New version review http://www.m4vconverterplus.com/m4v-converter-mac-v4.2.4-released.html
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Google Pixel vs. Pixel XL: Which should you buy?

Google Pixel vs. Pixel XL: Which should you buy? Here's the difference between the Pixel and Pixel XL.

What's the difference?

Unlike last year's Google event, which revealed two different Nexus devices developed by two entirely different manufacturers, this year's Pixel and Pixel XL are both made by Taiwan-based HTC. As a result, they both look quite similar—so much so, that from far away, you can't really tell them apart, despite their differing screen sizes.
The biggest difference between the Pixel and Pixel XL are their display and battery sizes, though the 5.5-inch Pixel XL isn't that much larger than its 5-inch sibling. The Pixel also feels more like a refined, matte HTC One A9, while the Pixel XL sits in the hand as comfortably as the OnePlus 3. But no matter which one you pick, both devices have high-quality AMOLED screens that are both vividly colored and plenty pixel dense for the average smartphone user.
Google Pixel  vs Google Pixel XL

Which one is better?

Well, let's weigh the options. The Pixel features a regular 1080p AMOLED display with a 2,770 mAh battery, so chances are that its battery life might manage a longer day than the Pixel XL's Quad HD AMOLED display and 3,450 mAh battery simply because the display doesn't require as many resources. Then again, larger batteries do usually manage longer up-time.
Here's more on battery performance from executive editor Alex Dobie's initial review of the Pixel and Pixel XL:
In both cases you're likely to get a decent, full day of use out of the Pixel and Pixel XL, though the XL fares a little better on heavier days.
The XL never failed to get me through a full day of regular use, with a typical day getting me 14 to 16 hours off charger with 4.5 to 5 hours of screen on time. That's with mixed use across LTE and Wi-Fi, and approaches what I've gotten out of the Galaxy S7 edge earlier in the year. Unremarkable for a high-end Android phone perhaps, but the major difference I noticed with the Pixel XL was how it weathered heavy use that much better than many rivals.
It all comes down to whether you want a phone to be usable in one hand, or one that can double as a small tablet, used with Nougat's new Multi Window mode in landscape with two apps side by side. You're still getting the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM and the improved 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, as well as rear-facing fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C, and fast charging. Both phones are also IP53 rated, so you don't have to go into freakout mode if either phone gets rained on.

Google Pixel vs. Pixel XL: VR

It's a good idea to buy a Pixel XL over a smaller Pixel if virtual reality is your primary concern. The Pixel and Pixel XL are both Daydream-ready, but the larger Pixel XL has a higher-resolution display, which translates to better per-eye density in VR. This gives the XL a definite advantage for current content and it helps with future-proofing as well. The larger battery may also eke a few more minutes in battery life while playing VR, which is nice.

Google Pixel vs. Pixel XL: Price

The Pixel starts at $649 for the 32GB version, while the Pixel XL starts at a whopping $769. If you bump up the storage to 128GB, it's an extra $100. And if you add on device protection, that's another $100. These smartphones aren't as cheap as Nexuses used to be.

Recommendation: How to Play iTunes movies on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

If you want to switch your iPhone to Google Pixel or Pixel XL, you may want to transfer your iTunes movies or TV shows on the new phone.
However, Movies or TV shows you got from iTunes Store are M4V  files with DRM protection, which can not be played on Google Pixel directly. So you need to convert iTunes movies to video formats Google Pixel supported firstly.
In this way, you will remove iTunes DRM legally and play iTunes M4V files at will. M4V Converter Plus has wonderful features that will help you to convert iTunes videos to Google Pixel phones easily. With it, you can convert DRM-ed M4V files to MP4, WMV, AVI and other formats which can play on Google Pixel at will. Below we will show you the simple tutorial to help you to convert iTunes to Google Pixel easily.
Step 1. Install and launch the program on your  Windows ( or Mac version) . Click Add Movies to import the purchased or rented movies to it.
Step 2. Select output format from profile drop-down list. Here you can choose Customize WMV/VOB/MP4/MP3/AAC, etc. And we can set Lossless MP4 by default.
Step 3. Click Profile blue panel again.The iTunes to Google Pixel conversion will begin automatically.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumors, News, Specs, Release date and More

This article is riposted from androidcentral website. After the catastrophe of the Galaxy Note 7, what can fans look forward to in the next Samsung flagship?
2016 started as a promising year for Samsung, with the Galaxy S7 series earning critical acclaim and commercial success. But the contrast with where we are now couldn't be starker. Battery fires and a bungled recall process led to the cancellation of the Galaxy Note 7, making it the most calamitous smartphone launch ever, by a wide margin.
Samsung will already be looking ahead to its next flagship, the Galaxy S8, to pull it out of this quagmire and rebuild consumer trust. So what can we expect from such a crucial product? Let's take a look.

Galaxy S8 build and form factor

Samsung has been slowly refining its metal and glass design language over the past couple of years, so it's reasonably likely it'll stick with this into 2017. A glass back allows Samsung to easily build in wireless charging, and it's shown over the past year how the use of curved glass can create a phone that feels luxurious and unique.
Speaking of which, there's also the question of whether we'll see an "edge" model Galaxy S8, as we have the past two years. The latest reports from Korea suggest that, like the Note 7's subtly curved display, the GS8 might come in two models, both with Edge screens.
Sources said the company has already started securing display panels in two sizes — 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch -- from its own display-making unit Samsung Display, the world's sole producer of double-edged screens.
That might make the "edge" monicker redundant, so it's possible we might instead be looking at a Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
Another point of debate: Recent rumors have pointed to the possibility of an optical fingerprint sensor in the next Galaxy S flagship, allowing the GS8 to embed its bio-metric security features in the display itself. If that happens, we could be looking at the first Samsung flagship without a traditional clicky home button.

Galaxy S8 display — the first 4K Galaxy?

The next generation of flagship Samsung phones could significantly bump up the pixel density. In recent months rumors have swirled from the Korean press that Samsung will use a 4K display in its upcoming flagships.
Samsung Display showcased a 5.5 ultra-high definition 4K display with a pixel density of 806 ppi for virtual reality devices at the Society for Information Display, a display trade show, in California in March," said an official of UBI Research.
Considering various factors including the production yield rate for the next-generation display expected to improve in the coming months, the 5.5-inch AMOLED will be deployed in the next Galaxy smartphone, presumably, named the S8."
The use of a curved display and a 4K panel would give Samsung two key differentiators for its new phones. While 4K is largely overkill for most things you'll be doing on a phone, it's a huge step forward for VR — a panel with 800+ pixels per inch would allow for much more detailed virtual reality experiences.
Of course, a 4K screen would also present some unique battery life challenges. Like Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium, Samsung might choose to run in Quad HD mode in most apps in order to save power. The phone might only crank up to 4K when viewing photos or Ultra HD movies, or when using the Gear VR.

Galaxy S8 specs

Aside from the rumored display size and resolution, there've been indications that Samsung could choose a powerful new GPU from chip designer ARM to power a possible 4K display. The ARM Mali-G71 would be a significant upgrade from the earlier generation graphics processors used in the Galaxy S6 and S7.
According to ARM's own documentation, the chip offers "40% better performance density and 20% external memory bandwidth saving compared to Mali-T880." The Galaxy S7 and Note 7 use a variant of that GPU, the Mali-T800 MP12.
The docs for Mali-G71 provide reference specs based on a 16nm FinFET process, but Samsung is likely to use a more efficient 10nm process in its 2017 Exynos chip — which potentially means it'll be even faster than ARM's reference numbers.

The Mali-G71 is rumored to outperform the GPU used in Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 830, raising questions over whether Samsung will once again use a mix of Snapdragon SoCs and Exynos processors in various regions.

Galaxy S8 cameras

Cameras are one area of smartphone hardware that has yet to plateau, and in the past year we've seen plenty of innovation in this area from Apple, Google, Huawei and of course Samsung.
Samsung focused on low light performance in its 2016 flagships, and we'd expect this trend to continue into the next generation Galaxy phones — expect brighter lenses and bigger pixels, and for Samsung to likely remain around the sweet spot of 12 megapixels for its main camera.
But there's been speculation over whether Samsung might take inspiration from the iPhone 7 Plus's unique telephoto camera. As a company that's always sought feature parity with Apple, we wouldn't be surprised if a next-gen Galaxy eventually incorporates a second lens for clearer zoomed-in shots.

Galaxy S8 AI Assistant

AI is becoming ever more important in consumer tech, as evidenced by products like Google Assistant, Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa. Samsung is rumored to be getting in on the AI game with its next smartphone launch, with technology from its recent acquisition, Viv.
With Viv, Samsung will be able to unlock and offer new service experiences for its customers, including one that simplifies user interfaces, understands the context of the user and offers the user the most appropriate and convenient suggestions and recommendations.
Viv was built with both consumers and developers in mind. This dual focus is also what attracted us to Viv as an ideal candidate to integrate with Samsung home appliances, wearables and more, as the paradigm of how we interact with technology shifts to intelligent interfaces and voice control.
So the potential of Viv extends far beyond Samsung's relatively crude voice assistant, S Voice, which debuted more than four years ago on the Galaxy S3. There've even been reports that the GS8 may feature its own dedicated VR key.
Based on a recent trademark filing, SamMobile theorizes that "Bixby" could be the name for Samsung's upcoming AI assistant. It's a quirky monicker, but one that might just stick in the minds of consumers.

Galaxy S8 release date

For the past three years, Samsung's flagship phones have broken cover right before Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. This year's MWC show begins February 27, so an announcement date shortly before this would seem to be a good bet.
There's been some speculation that Samsung might seek to launch the Galaxy S8 earlier than previous years in order to counter the fallout from the Galaxy Note 7. While this is certainly possible, we're not sure appearing to rush a product to market after a previous model suffered serious quality assurance issues would be seen as a good thing.
Contrary wise, there have also been reports from The Wall Street Journal that Samsung may hold back as late as April to get everything just right. Such a move would have the firm leaning on the Galaxy S7 series for up to 14 months. That would be a much longer wait than usual, but it's understandable that Samsung might want to hold back and make doubly sure there are no quality issues before the phone ships.
However Samsung handles the launch of the Galaxy S8, expect the specter of the Note 7 to remain, and for Samsung to underscore additional steps it's taking this time around to ensure the new phone is safe.
In light of recent events, the Galaxy S8 will be a vitally important launch for Samsung, as it looks to recover its reputation, and move past the biggest crisis in its corporate history.


Jackie Chan finally gets an Oscar


Honoree Jackie Chan (left) is congratulated onstage by Sylvester Stallone at the 2016 Governors Awards at the Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles. It’s taken the Hong Kong action star only five decades and 200 films.
When Jackie Chan saw an Oscar at Sylvester Stallone’s house 23 years ago, he said that was the moment he decided he wanted one.
On Saturday (Nov 12), at the annual Governors Awards, the Chinese actor and martial arts star finally received his little gold statuette, an honorary Oscar for his decades of work in film.
“After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, after so many bones, finally,” Chan, 62, quipped at the star-studded gala dinner while holding his Oscar.
The actor recalled watching the ceremony with his parents and his father always asking him why he didn’t have Hollywood’s top accolade despite having made so many movies.
He praised his hometown Hong Kong for making him “proud to be Chinese,” and thanked his fans, saying they were the reason “I continue to make movies, jumping through windows, kicking and punching, breaking my bones”.
The actor was introduced by his Rush Hour co-star Chris Tucker, actress Michelle Yeoh and Tom Hanks, who referred to him as “Jackie ‘Chantastic’ Chan”.
Hanks said it was especially gratifying to be able to acknowledge Chan’s work because martial arts and action comedy films were two genres often overlooked during awards season.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, hosts of the annual ceremony, also bestowed honorary Oscars on British film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and prolific documentarian Frederick Wiseman.
The evening was attended by Hollywood’s elite, including Denzel Washington, Lupita Nyong’o, Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Amy Adams and Dev Patel.

Jackie Chan Movies you can download from iTunes 

For years, by-the-book Hong Kong detective Benny Chan (Jackie Chan) has tried to avenge his partner’s murder at the hands of a drug lord. When Benny learns that freewheeling American gambler Connor Watts (Johnny Knoxville) has the evidence he needs, he teams with Connor to get justice. Now all Benny and Connor have to do is survive the fight of their lives—and each other!
What a great family movie. It was thrilling, funny, exciting, family friendly, and great cinematography. The dialogue was healthy, the family loyalty and honor lessons made it great for the kids. Highly recommend this one.
I love Jackie Chan and will watch any of his movies just for his stunts. Unfortunately I just couldn't keep watching it....it was bad! As to whether it got better I'll never know.

When Bob Ho (Jackie Chan) is called to babysit his neighbor's unruly children, they accidentally blow his cover as a spy by downloading secret codes on his computer. Suddenly Bob has to kick into super agent mode and take the kids on an action-packed adventure that turns suburbia upside down. Bob fights off assassins and arch villains, narrowly escapes traps and outsmarts double-agents while somehow managing to keep the kids out of harm's way.
This movies is good and it's have a funny parts and a good action.
I Love This Movie I Saw It In The Theatres It Made Me Laugh Alot Its Worth The money.

An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King.
The missing link between ’00s wushu, ’80s kids’ fantasy and ’70s chop-socky, this manages to be thoroughly entertaining - and the face-off between Chan and Li is worth the entrance price alone.

In Columbia Pictures' The Karate Kid, 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts "the karate kid" on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success via his early beginnings in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry.
After 56 years in the film industry, making over 200 films, Jackie Chan has broken so many bones, finally Oscar is his. All his movies you can find from iTunes Store. 
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Best Windows Alternatives to the new Macbook Pro

Despite the fact that most people have not used one of Apple's new MacBook Pros, there are some creative professionals -- including graphic designers, photographers and video editors -- who are already disappointed by them. For them, it's all about the specs.
Apple's new machines don't feature the latest Intel and Nvidia processors, don't offer more than 16GB of memory, and ditch nearly all the traditional ports -- including full-size USB ports and the SD card reader -- in favor of the new Thunderbolt 3 standard.
Some pros are even considering a switch to Windows instead. But which PCs are worthy replacements for the MacBook Pro? Here are five Windows laptops alternatives that creative professionals should consider.
The Dell XPS

The all-around creative

The Dell XPS 15 laptop matches up nicely in both price and specs against the new 15-inch MacBook Pro. Its practical design houses a 15-inch 4K display that renders 100 percent of the Adobe RGB color space -- a plus for editing photos or color-correcting videos. Its $1,850 US price tag is another win. Check out our full review of the Dell XPS 15 here.
Advantages over the 15-inch MacBook Pro: 4K display, touchscreen, 32GB of RAM and ports including HDMI, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0 and an SD card reader.
Disadvantages: The Nvidia graphics card is not VR-ready. The battery life is just OK. And the 15-inch MacBook Pro's design looks better than the clunky wedge shape of the Dell.
The Razer Blade Pro

Photo/video workstation

If you are looking for pure power in a laptop, meet the new 17-inch Razer Blade Pro. This computer has pretty much every spec you could ask for: a giant 4K touchscreen with a wide color gamut, loads of ports, the best graphics chip you can get in a laptop, 32GB of RAM and even a scroll wheel! Read our in-depth look at the Razer Blade Pro.
Advantages over the 15-inch MacBook Pro: 4K touchscreen, NVIDIA GTX 1080 (8GB) graphics, an SD card slot, 32GB RAM, and a 2TB PCIe SSD (in RAID 0, which means up to twice the read and write speed by combining two drives together).
Disadvantages: Weight (it's nearly twice the weight of a 15-inch MacBook Pro), price ($3,699 US where the 15-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,399 US) and it's unable to run Final Cut Pro (which is true of any Windows laptop).
Microsoft Surface Book

Designers and artists

Recently, Microsoft announced that it was going to offer a premium version of its Surface Book with an i7 processor. In our review of the Surface Book, we gave "Archie" comic book artist Dan Parent some time with the laptop/tablet hybrid. He viewed the Surface Book as a serious contender to replace his Wacom tablet and stylus.
Advantages over the 13-inch MacBook Pro: A top-of-the-line Surface Book comes with better (game-capable) graphics, more ports (including an SD card reader) as well as both a touchscreen and the Microsoft Surface pen stylus.
Disadvantages: A top-of-the-line 13-inch MacBook Pro is cheaper, lighter, smaller and comes with a faster processor and Thunderbolt 3 ports. It can also charge with a standard USB-C power adapter, where the Surface Book still requires a proprietary cable.

VR and game developers

The new Alienware 13 is basically a 15-inch laptop crammed into a 13-inch body. The quad-core processor, heavy-duty Nvidia graphics chip and particularly the optional OLED display make this an ideal machine for developers previewing HDR game content. You can even buy the optional Alienware Graphics Amp ($199) to boost its performance even further. For more on the new Alienware 13 check out our review.
Advantages over the 13-inch MacBook Pro: A plethora of ports (Thunderbolt 3, USB-3, HDMI, Mini Display Port), a quad-core processor, 32GB of RAM, 2TB PCIe SSD and Nvidia 1060 graphics.
Disadvantages: A fully loaded new Alienware 13 ($3,425) costs much more than a top-of-the-line 13-inch MacBook Pro ($2,899). It's also nearly 2 pounds heavier and lacks an SD card slot.

Value and battery life

The 14-inch ThinkPad T460 offers a lot for a relatively low price -- a top-specced machine only costs $2,034 US and comes complete with 32GB of RAM, a touchscreen, and a fingerprint reader. One of the nicest features is the tremendous battery life -- Lenovo claims 18 hours on a charge.
Advantages over the 13-inch MacBook Pro: A comfy keyboard, 32GB of RAM, touchscreen, price, dual batteries (the rear one is swappable) for tremendous battery life, an SD card reader and an HDMI port.
Disadvantages: Smaller-capacity slower SSDs, average screen resolution, and no Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C ports.

Final word

It is a great time to buy a computer, even if you're a creative professional. If you were pining for a new MacBook Pro but disappointed by the specs, I'd recommend waiting a bit to read our review on the higher end models with Touch Bar. Specs are just one part of the story. Here's our review of the new baseline 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar.
If your creative workflow allows for a Windows based-machine, these five deserve your consideration. Though, one of the complaints some creative pros had against Apple, was its choice of a sixth-generation Intel processor instead of a seventh-generation version. All five Windows machines in this article also have a sixth-generation Intel processor. So there are some specs, that will take time to make it into our creative machines.
If you can't make that jump to a Windows machine, you should also consider last year's MacBook Pro. While the specs are 2015 (which in computer years is old), a top-of-the-line model costs $2,899 US and comes with a 2.8GHz 4-core Intel i7 processor, 16GB of memory, a 1TB SSD and all the ports you're used to (USB-3, SD card reader and Thunderbolt 2).
Take a look below to compare the specs of the new MacBook Pro against these Windows alternatives -- all specs are for the top-of-the-line model of each computer.

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