2017年4月25日星期二

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for April 26, 2017:

iTunes Movies US Charts:
1. Fifty Shades Darker
2. Split (2017)

3. The Founder
4. La La Land
5. Hidden Fingures
6. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
7. Underworld: Blood Wars
8. Moana (2016)

9. A Dog's Purpose
10. Lion
As we all know, iTunes movies are all in M4V format with DRM copyright restrictions, which prevent users playing or transferring iTunes movie purchases and rentals on their android devices freely. Generally speaking, android devices can support multiple files like MP4, 3GP, Divx, F4V, MPEG, MOV, etc, not including M4V format. So what we should do to convert M4V to android devices.
Go to try M4V Converter Plus. With it, you can remove Apple DRM protection from iTunes movie Purchases and Rentals legally by converting iTunes videos to MP4, MOV, 3PG, MPEG for playing on android devices easily. With the help of M4V Converter Plus, you can play iTunes movies and TV shows on android device at will.
Step 1: Free download the M4V to android converter, install and launch it.
M4V Converter Plus can support both windows and Mac version. Click Add Movies button to import iTunes videos to the program.
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Step 2: Choose output format for your android device.
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Step 3: When all the settings done, you can click profile blue box to start the M4V to android devices conversion.

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2017年4月18日星期二

99¢ Movie of the Week on iTunes – Hell or High water

This week you can rent Hell or High water movie from iTunes Store in 99 cents. It is a 2016 American neo-Western crime thriller film directed by David Mackenzie and written by Taylor Sheridan. The Hell and High water movie stars Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster.

Hell or High water movie summary

When a desperate father (Pine) learns the bank is going to take his family's land, he and his ex-con brother (Foster) are left with no choice. They decide to rob the bank's branches, putting themselves in the crosshairs of an aging Texas Ranger (Bridges) in a riveting story of crime, punishment, and brotherly love.
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Hell or High water movie Review

The movie was theatrically released in the United States on August 12, 2016. It received critical acclaim and grossed $37 million. From the famous review website RottenTomatoes  we can see, this film holds an 98% high approval rating, based on 229 reviews, with an Average Rating of 8.5/10. See some top critics below.
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Just as it taps into a dying corner of American society, Hell or High Water resurrects the power of western mayhem done right.  --Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor.
This neo-Western works splendidly as a self-contained tale of loyalty, loss and redemption, with polished turns from a smoldering Chris Pine and spunky Ben Foster. -- John Wenzel, Denver Post.
All of the performers in this film, right down to the bit players, are quite good, but Bridges demonstrates yet again that he is one of the finest actors in America. -- Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor.
Scenic, well-paced and rich in dialogue and character, the film is Coen brothers for the squares, and maybe the best middle-of-the-seat drama of the summer. -- Brad Wheeler, 
Globe and Mail.
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To judge whether the movie is available for rent or not, you can see that title and look for a Rent button. 
You can rent the iTunes movies through iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with the latest version of iOS. Apple TV with the latest version of tvOS. Mac or PC with the latest version of iTunes.
Movies you rent are available to watch on each device associated with your Apple ID. Make sure you're on the latest version of iOS, tvOS, or iTunes available:
  • On an iPhones, iPad, or iPod touch: In the TV app, go to the Rentals section in the Library.
  • Using Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation): Look in the top shelf of the main menu for rentals.
  • Using Apple TV (4th generation): Look in the Rentals tab in the Movies app or also in Library tab of the TV app.
  • On a Mac or PC: Go to the Rentals tab in the Movies section of the iTunes Library.

How to Play iTunes rented movies freely

What we learn from above that iTunes rentals can be only played on Apple devices. If we want to watch rented iTunes movies on android smartphone, what can we do?
M4V Converter Plus is a powerful iTunes rented movie converter. With it, you can remove DRM protection and convert the rented iTunes movies to unprotected MP4, MOV, FLV, WMV, AVI, 3PG, MPEG, etc. In this way, we can transfer the converted iTunes movies to any devices as you like.
Step 1. Download M4V Converter Plus on your computer. Install and launch it. 
Note. It compatible with Mac and Windows platforms. You can download it by clicking the download button below according to the platforms you own.
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Step 2. Import the rented movies to the program. Click Add Movies button to add iTunes rented movies. 
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Step 3. Set a proper output format and click Convert button to start the conversion. 
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M4V Converter Plus can be used to convert any iTunes protected videos to MP4, MOV, WMV and many other plain video formats. The program provides many devices preset for you, such as iPhone 7, iPad, Google Nexus, PS4, Xbox 360, etc. Converting and playing iTunes media files to any devices is no longer an issue when you use this program. Even a beginer can handle it with ease. 

2017年4月13日星期四

Upcoming Superhero Movies (2017-2020)

superhero filmsuperhero movie, or superhero motion picture is a film that is focused on the actions of one or more superheroes: individuals who usually possess superhuman abilities relative to a normal person and are dedicated to protecting the public.
These films typically feature action, adventure, fantasy and/or science fiction elements, with the first film of a particular character often including a focus on the origin of the special powers and the first fight against the character's most famous supervillain, or archenemy.
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Here is a list of upcoming superhero movies (2017 - 2020). Check out the superhero movies will come to the theater in the future.

Upcoming Superhero Movies (2017-2020)

‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’ (May 5, 2017)
The 2017 summer movie season begins with a follow-up to Marvel’s so-far weirdest entry: the one with the talking raccoon and the sentient tree. And Kurt Russell’s on board!
‘Wonder Woman’ (June 2, 2017)
Sorry, Men’s Rights Activists! If this is a hit, you’ll have to deal with even more tough women being tough. Luckily, the rest of the world is rooting against you.
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ (July 7, 2017)
Tom Holland’s cameo as our third Peter Parker in 15 years in last year’s “Captain America: Civil War” was the best thing about that bloated headache. And anything that makes sure our last Spidey, Andrew Garfield, has time to make masterpieces like Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” instead is good for the world.
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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (Oct. 27, 2017)
It’s not only that the third in the Norse solo jobs boasts Jeff Goldblum in funky make-up and “Creed”’s Tessa Thompson hurting people. It’s also directed by Taika Waititi, the deeply eccentric and charming New Zealand filmmaker of “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” and “What We Do in the Shadows.” Make sure to watch those, too.
‘Justice League’ (Nov. 17, 2017)
We’ve been promised a considerably less gloomy affair than last year’s doom-a-rama double feature of “Batman v Superman” and “Suicide Squad.” But then, why is this fool thing longer than “Goodfellas”?
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‘Black Panther’ (Feb. 9, 2018)
Another Marvel movie to get stoked about mostly because of its director: Ryan Coogler, of “Creed” and “Fruitvale Station,” is manning the one about an African king-turned-superhero. Oh, the fun we’ll have when this pisses off America’s newly awakened racists.
‘The Flash’ (Mar. 23, 2018)
Remember that part in “Batman v Superman” where Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman sits down at a computer and basically watches a bunch of trailers for future DC movies? One of those was for the Flash. At least he’s played by the great Ezra Miller.
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (Apr. 26, 2018)
Confess your unpopular opinion: About the only part we like in the two “Avengers” mash-up movies is this. Otherwise they’re cinematic migraines, crammed silly with nothing but stuff and things. But, you know, surprise us.
‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ (Jun. 29, 2018)
2015’s “Ant-Man” is one of the “weird” Marvel movies, like “Doctor Strange” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” We’re happy to see Paul Rudd’s super-shrinker return, this time sharing a movie and a title with one of his co-stars: Evangeline Lily’s Hope van Dyne, who appears will become the superhero named “The Wasp.” There you have it.
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‘Aquaman’ (July 27, 2018)
Jason Mamoa’s nautical bruiser looks a lot more aggro than we remember him being. We miss fun.
Captain Marvel (Mar. 8, 2019)
Win an Oscar, get a comic book movie! Brie Larson will lead another femme-driven superhero entry, playing a character whose powers include superhuman strength, speed and the ability to fly.
‘Shazam’ (Apr. 5, 2019)
Don’t let this confuse you: Shazam — a boy who can turn into a superhero by uttering the word “Shazam” — is sometimes known as Captain Marvel. But these two movies are totally different! Even if they’re opening less than a month within each other!
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ sequel (Apr. 26, 2019)
More of this. (See above.) Marvel’s tinkering with the title, so it won’t say it’s an “Infinity War” sequel, even though it totally is.
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‘Justice League’ sequel (June 14, 2019)
More of this. (See above.)
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ sequel (Jul. 5, 2019)
Presumably this won’t be called “Homecoming.”
Untitled DC movie (Nov. 1, 2019)
Now we’re in the weeds. The comic book lords have been putting their flags on release dates like imperialist nations used to do with far-flung countries. So who knows what this DC movie will be. But it will definitely be a DC movie.
‘Cyborg’ (Apr. 3, 2020)
The least well-known of the four DC heroes introduced in “Batman v Superman” doesn’t even get his own movie for three more years. Anyway, he’s a cyborg.
Not-yet-decided Marvel movie (May 1, 2020)
Oh god, just pick the movie first then find a release date.
‘Green Lantern Corps’ (June 19, 2020)
No one liked the “Green Lantern” movie, starring Ryan Reynolds, from 2011, and for good reason: What looks awesome in comics — a dude who can use green rays to create objects and stuff — looks silly in a movie. But they’re trying again.
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Another not-yet-decided Marvel movie (July 10, 2020)
Oh my god STOP.
And yet another not-yet-decided Marvel movie (Nov. 6, 2020)
PLEASE STOP MAKING COMIC BOOK MOVIES. MAKE SOMETHING ELSE.
‘Deadpool 2’ (2018ish)
We’re in the “it was a smarmy, obnoxious, self-satisfied annoyance” camp on the OG “Deadpool.” Still, it might feature Michael Shannon as the villain? And he’s probably a better fit here than in “Man of Steel.”
‘The New Mutants’ (2018ish)
The new series about young mutants who aren’t officially part of X-Men is being handled by “The Fault in Our Stars”’ Josh Boone, which all but ensures it will be a YA movie only with a lot more ass-kicking.
‘X-Men: Supernova’ (2018? 2019?)
There’s very little known about this at the moment, but doesn’t “Supernova” totally sound like an X-Men subtitle?
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2017年4月11日星期二

Android and SD cards - Watch iTunes movies stored on SD Card

SD card form factors

Before you do anything, make sure your phone can use an SD card! Since so many different companies make Android phones in so many different models, you will run across some that don't have a slot for a card. Phones from Google are this way, and every name you recognize when it comes to making phones has made at least one model that doesn't have support for an SD card. If you're not sure, poke around the outside of your phone to see if any doors or flaps open up, or grab the manual out of the box and see what it says.
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Once you've got that sorted, you need to make sure you get the right type of SD card. For your Android phone, you're looking for the microSD form factor. SD cards come in three different sizes. An SD card is the biggest - a little larger than a postage stamp - and is used for things like standalone cameras. The Mini SD form factor is about half the size of a full SD card and they aren't very popular. Chances are you won't ever buy anything that needs a Mini SD card. The microSD card is about the size of your fingernail and the one we're looking for.

SD card storage versions

The next thing you need to know is the storage version. You can buy microSD cards, microSDHC cards, and microSDXC cards. A microSD card was designed to hold up to 2GB of information, though a few 4GB versions are available that work outside of the specifications. microSDHC cards (Secure Digital High Capacity) are designed to hold up to 32GB of data. microSDXC (Secure Digital eXtra Capacity) cards are designed to hold between 32GB and 2TB of data. It's important to know what version your phone can use. Most modern phones — Android or otherwise — will be able to use a microSDHC card. Many newer phones are capable of using a microSDXC card.
There are no easy-to-see differences between a phone that can use a microSDXC card and one that can't. You'll need to consult the documentation that came with your phone or hop into the forums and ask other folks who have already found the answer. The versions are backward compatible (a microSDXC card slot can use a microSD or microSDHC card) but there is no forwards compatibility, and if your phone can't use a microSDXC card, it won't ever work.

SD card speed classes

You need to understand the speed class ratings. Those are the numbers and letters you see printed on the card and the packaging. The short version is to never buy one with a number lower than 10 when it comes to speed class, and if you use a phone with a 4K camera, go even faster and look for a UHS class card.

Adoptable storage and you

You'll probably see people talking about adoptable storage when SD cards and Android are in the conversation. It's a really neat thing that your phone probably doesn't have and chances are you're better off for it.
The idea is to use a fast SD card and make it a permanent part of the system. Once it goes in, it never can come out or all your stuff stops working. It's also a part of the phone it came out of and nothing else will be able to use it unless you reformat it and start over.
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This, and concerns about performance, is why most companies making Android phones don't let you use Adoptable storage without hacking it in yourself. On Android things that aren't phones — like the NVIDIA Shield TV for example — you can plug in USB stick drives or hard drives and "adopt" them into the system. This makes a little more sense and a 500GB USB drive is a great match for your Android TV box.

Watch iTunes movies stored on SD Card

I just purchased a movie through iTunes. I want to put the movie on an SD card that I have that fits into a USB accessory so we can use it on different computers. How do I do that? I tried to just drag it to the SD card but it didn't work. ---- by chopperchick asked on apple communities center.
Suppose you have purchased some movies from iTunes like chopperchick and came cross the same problem. M4V Converter Plus can help you out. We can solve the problems from two parts.

Part 1. Convert iTunes Movies or TV shows to SD card

With M4V Converter Plus, you can easily convert iTunes DRM-ed videos, including purchased movies, Rentals and music videos, to unprotected MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, WMV, MPEG, 3PG, etc. 
Step 1. Free download M4V Converter Plus on your Mac (Windows users can click here). Install and launch it, you will see the interface as below.
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Step 2. Click Add Movies button to import movies you want to convert from iTunes library.
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Note. M4V Converter Plus support batch conversion, you can add several videos at same time. 
Step 3. You can select an unprotected output video formats from Convert to profile list.
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Note. You can directly select the devices you have, such as iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8, HTC 10, LG V20, Google Nexus series, Sony PS4, Xbox one, etc.
Step 4. Finally, click Convert button to start iTunes videos conversion.
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Part 2. Watch iTunes movies stored on SD Card

Step 1. Connect the external SD card to one of your computer's USB ports (if you do have an internal card reader or the SD card interred in your Android phone ).
Step 2. After conversion, you can find the plain iTunes videos at Converted Movies.
Step 3. Drag and drop the converted iTunes videos to the SD card.
If you play the movies stored on SD Card  in your Android phones, you can directly open the videos.
And if the movies only stored on SD card, you can insert the SD card into the SD card reader, then plug the SD card reader into the devices which has USB plug. Now you can transfer and play iTunes movies anywhere.
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2017年4月9日星期日

New Movies On iTunes this week: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Split, The Founder

The force is strong with this week’s crop of new movies on demand, so check out the plethora of new films iTunes have to offer.
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To Buy:
  • Hidden Figures
  • The Founder
  • Split
  • Sleepless
  • 1 Mile to You
  • Speech & Debate
  • Mine
  • The Bounce Back
  • Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
  • The Ticket
To Rent:
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Salt and Fire
  • We Don’t Belong Here
  • Patriots Day
  • Carrie Pilby
  • Office Christmas Party
  • Diving Into the Unknown
  • Landline
  • Alive and Kicking

$0.99 iTunes Movie Rental - Deepwater Horizon

Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, and John Malkovich lead an all-star cast in the 2016 biopic disaster film Deepwater Horizon. Directed by Peter Berg, the film is a dramatization of the 2010 disaster in which the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon explodes, thus creating the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
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How to Play iTunes purchased or rented movies freely

Apple released iTunes 12.6 which can support playing the rented iTunes movies across multiple devices.  You can watch the rented or purchased iTunes movies on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV.
If you want to play iTunes purchased or rented movies on other non-apple devices, you can go to try M4V Converter Plus. It is a professional iTunes movie converter, which can remove Apple DRM and convert iTunes videos to common devices supported.
Step 1. Free download M4V Converter Plus on your computer. It can work well on Mac and Windows platforms.
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Step 2. Install and launch the program on your computer, you will see the clean interface.
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Step 3.  Click Add Movies button to add the iTunes videos to the program.
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Step 4. After the videos added to the program, you can select output format from profile list. 
M4V Converter Plus can convert DRM-ed M4V to unprotected MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, WMV, MPEG, 3PG, MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, etc.
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Step 5. Start the iTunes movies conversion.

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2017年4月5日星期三

Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs iPhone 7: What's The Difference?

Apple will radically redesign the iPhone later this year, but for the bulk of 2017 the biggest smartphone rivalry will be between the iPhone 7 and Samsung’s new Galaxy S8. But what are the key differences between them and which makes for the better upgrade? It’s not as simple as you might think. (This article is posted at Forbes by Gordon Kelly )

Displays - Samsung’s Stunning Win

Look closely at the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8 and you’ll find they are competitively matched in many areas, but displays is not one of them:
  • Galaxy S8 - 5.8-inch Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels (570 ppi pixel density), 83.6% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • iPhone 7 - 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, 1334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi), 65.6% screen-to-body ratio
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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7
It’s 5.8-inch OLED display is simply stunning, it fills almost the entire front of the phone (compared to the limp 65.6% of the iPhone 7) and it is sharper, brighter and offers more contrast than Apple’s handset. The Galaxy S8 is also the first smartphone to attain Mobile HDR Premium certification, making a truly stunning device for video on the move.

It is worth pointing out the Galaxy S8 ‘only’ defaults to 2220 x 1080 pixels by default to save battery life (a key concern, more later) but that’s still miles ahead of the iPhone 7 and another reason Apple is finally expected to produce an OLED iPhone later this year. It’s simply a better technology.
iPhone 7 wins? The only potential plus point here is the iPhone’s flat display. The Galaxy S8 has a dual curved display which Samsung smugly called the ‘Infinity Display’ and not everyone likes curved panels because they can register a lot of accidental touches.

Design - Smartphone Future Vs Smartphone Past

And here is the Galaxy S8’s second big win and it is where the screen-to-body ratio shines because, despite how huge Samsung’s screen is, the smartphone is not much bigger or heavier:
  • Galaxy S8 - 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm ( 5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31-inch), 155g (5.36 oz)
  • iPhone 7 - 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in) and 138 g (4.87 oz)
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This aside, however, the iPhone 7 does have some design advantages. It’s aluminium back is more durable than the Galaxy S8’s glass (though the latter is there to offer wireless charging) and you can easily unlock with your fingerprint face down on the table. This long running functionality has gone from the Galaxy S8 as its screen is too big to fit the sensor and Samsung’s solution is ridiculous.
The Galaxy S8 fits the fingerprint sensor on the back (which is fine), but positions it high up beside the camera so you smudge the lens every time you unlock the phone (uncool). Samsung even has added software props to warn users about this.
The Galaxy S8 strikes back though as it has both iris (fast and secure) and facial (fast and insecure) recognition. You’ll have to point the phone at your face for this to work, which is a little conspicuous, but it’s undeniably cool and something Apple is expected to copy sooner rather than later.
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Elsewhere the Galaxy S8 also has the benefit of a microSD slot supporting up to 256GB of storage expansion, a 3.5mm headphone jack and it has higher IP68 water and dust resistance compared to IP67 certification on the iPhone 7 (both allow full submersion for up to 30 minutes in water, but IP68 is in up to 1.5 metres while IP67 is in one metre).

Cameras - Samsung Leads But Stagnates

Two years ago Samsung snatched the smartphone camera crown from Apple and you will get marginally better photos from the Galaxy S8 than the iPhone 7. But the reason for this is disappointing: the Galaxy S8 uses the same main camera hardware as the Galaxy S7 which edged out Apple’s phone.
Samsung does make software improvements (new multi-shot processing combines several images to create each shot), but early tests suggest it won’t surpass current smartphone camera champion the Google Pixel XL (sample below) and it opens the door for Apple to also surpass it with the iPhone 8 later this year.
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Galaxy S8 vs Google Pixel XL

Where the match is closer, is the front facing camera. The Galaxy S8 has an 8MP module with a fast f/1.7 aperture compared to the iPhone 7’s 5MP module with slower f/2.2 aperture. But this isn’t the big win Samsung has been enjoying since the Galaxy S6.

Performance - Samsung Continues To Self Sabotage

If you have noticed coverage of the Galaxy S8, you’ll have heard about its party trick: it can turn into a barebones desktop computer if you purchase the optional $150 Samsung DeX dock. This connects to a monitor via HDMI and keyboard and mouse from USB. In this mode it runs a hacked version of Android with a desktop UI and support for Android apps, Citrix Receiver and Amazon Workspaces.
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It’s clever and could be a hit with businesses looking to save costs, but for consumers this is unlikely to remain their main PC. Furthermore when you look purely at mobile software, Samsung continues to use TouchWiz to take everything great we saw about stock Android on the Google Pixel and tear it away or needlessly duplicate it (Bixby < Google Assistant / Siri; Connect < Google Home/Apple Home).
Then there’s the two app stores, two calculators, two web browsers, two mobile payment services, two clocks, etc. It’s pointless. Meanwhile the Galaxy S8 won’t even ship with an up to date version of Android. Android 7.0 comes out the box, while Android 7.1 is nearly six months old. This is why the stereotypes around Samsung software exist: because they are true.
  • Galaxy S8 (US) - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset (4x 2.35GHz and 4x 1.9GHz Kryo CPUs), Adreno 540 GPU; 4GB of RAM
  • Galaxy S8 (Europe and Asia) - Exynos 8895 (4x 2.3 GHz & 4x 1.7 GHz CPUs), ARM Mali-G71 MP20 GPU; 4GB of RAM
  • iPhone 7 - Apple A10 Fusion chipset: Quad Core CPU, Six Core GPU, 2GB of RAM

Yes, I still found the Galaxy S8 retains the customary stutters and drops frames of animation navigation the UI and, no matter how close benchmarks claim the Snapdragon 835 (US) and Exynos 8895 (International) versions are, it simply doesn’t come close to matching the smooth responsiveness of iOS on the iPhone 7.
You will get connectivity benefits on the Galaxy S8 such as Bluetooth 5.0 (2x speed, 4x range of Bluetooth 4.2) and LTE (4G) speeds up to one gigabit, but these are standards for the future rather than something you’ll be able to take advantage of right now.

Battery Life - Questions All Round

Last year Samsung did an exceptional job with the Galaxy S7 highlighting how stagnant Apple has been with its three generations of 4.7-inch iPhone. But this year it is Samsung which looks set to have taken a step back.
On paper Samsung should have the win (3000 mAh vs 1960 mAh), but iOS has always gotten away with smaller capacity batteries. Meanwhile the Galaxy S8 retains the same capacity as the Galaxy S7 despite its successor increasing display size (the biggest battery draw) by a massive 0.7-inches. It’s going to be a miracle if the Galaxy S8 remains anywhere close to the Galaxy S7’s staying power.
That said I still expect it to edge past the iPhone 7 (the iPhone Plus models have always been the battery life kings), but Samsung has missed an opportunity here to cement its lead.
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Then again when it comes to charging, the Galaxy S8 batters the iPhone 7. Its quick charge technology can deliver up to 50% charge in 15 minutes and a full charge in an hour. Even using an iPad charger, an iPhone 7 cannot get near this. Then there’s the Galaxy S8’s wireless charging which is still faster than an iPhone 7 with its standard wired charger.
Apple has been asleep at the wheel for several years here and it needs to change. Happily it just might…
But will the Galaxy S8 explode? It shouldn’t. Samsung has a new ‘8 Point Quality Check’ which is class leading and improved cycle longevity means it will lose just 5% capacity after one year. Rivals typically drop 15-20%. There’s also USB Type-C charging, which Apple really should adopt if it is going to continue fittings its MacBooks with Type-C but no Lighting port.

Price And Storage - Increases All Round

If you’re still struggling to decide between these two phones, then their difference in price is not going to help you:
  • Galaxy S8 - 64GB - $750 / €799 / £689
  • iPhone 7 - 32GB ($649), 128GB ($749) and 256GB ($849)

The Galaxy S8 is $100 more expensive than the launch price of the Galaxy S7 which makes the 128GB iPhone 7 look a potentially better deal. But don’t forget the Galaxy S8’s expandable storage. You’ll also get a premium pair of AKG headphones bundled (worth $99) which are far superior to Apple’s awful wired earphones.
The Galaxy S8 is a stunningly beautiful smartphone that is leagues ahead of the iPhone 7, but Samsung's software remains a let down and means the iPhone 7 is still the smoother, faster handset to use Gordon Kelly
The Galaxy S8 is a stunningly beautiful smartphone that is leagues ahead of the iPhone 7, but Samsung's software remains a let down and means the iPhone 7 is still the smoother, faster handset to use.  

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2017年3月31日星期五

Fast and Furious 8 is coming soon: best film you ever saw

Fast and Furious 8 early screening reactions: 'Another winning entry'. It seems like fans have more of the high-octane same in store.
The first reactions to Fast and Furious 8 have begun to trickle in following a surprise screening of the film at Cinema-con.
Vin Diesel, who plays Dominic Toretto in the series, introduced the premiere to excited exhibitors gathered at the release slate event in Las Vegas.
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Fortunately for fans of the long-running franchise - which began in 2001 with The Fast and the Furious - it seems like this eighth film will be more of the mindlessly high-octane same.
The film reunites much of the cast that has been accumulated over the past 16 years, including Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Jason Statham. New additions arrive in the form of a villainous Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren, who may or may not play a character we know's mother.


It's been reported that, following on from last year's 'beef' between Diesel and Johnson, the actors are being kept apart on the film's press tour which is currently in full force.
Other films to have received previews at CinemaCon include Pirates of the Caribbean 5, The Dark Tower and new Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk which is said to have received the event's biggest standing ovation.
Check back here to see our verdict on the film as soon as the embargo lifts next week. Fast and Furious 8 is released in the UK on 12 April and USA on 14 April.

Purchase Fast and Furious from iTunes and watch them freely

The Fast and the Furious (also known as Fast & Furious) is an American franchise based on a series of action films that is largely concerned with illegal street racing and heists, and includes material in various other media that depict characters and situations from the films. Distributed by Universal Pictures, the series was established with the 2001 film titled The Fast and the Furious; this was followed by seven sequels, two short films that tie into the series, and as of May 2015, it has become Universal's biggest franchise of all time.
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You will find the Fast and the Furious series on iTunes Store. And you can purchase or rent the movie series easily. Furthermore, you can play the purchased or rented movies on iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple TV after iTunes 12.6 installed.
If you want to play iTunes movies on non-apple devices, you can go to try M4V Converter Plus. Why? That's because iTunes movies are M4V files with Apple Fairplay DRM protection. Due to DRM, you can only watch iTunes videos on Apple devices.

Why Choose M4V Converter Plus

M4V Converter Plus can help you to strip DRM protection of iTunes movies, TV Shows and music videos by converting M4V to plain MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, WMV, etc.
It can also provide several device presets, including Apple TV, iPhone 7, iPad 2/3/4, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Smart TV, Google Nexus, HTC mobile phone, LG smart TV, Sony PS4 / PS4 Pro/ PS4 Slim, Xbox One, etc.
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Firstly, Free download M4V Converter Plus on your computer, install and launch it. You will see the user interface.
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Secondly, click Add Movies button to import iTunes videos to the program. You can also drag and drop iTunes videos to the program directly.
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Finally, you can start the conversion.

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