Samsung is recalling the Galaxy Note 7 worldwide over battery problem

Samsung is recalling millions of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones worldwide after reports that the devices can catch fire while charging.

The massive recall of one of Samsung's flagship devices is an embarrassing setback for the world's biggest selling smartphone maker. The Note 7 was unveiled just a month ago, and big rival Apple (AAPL, Tech30) is expected to show off its new smartphone next week.
Samsung (SSNLF) said Friday it had found a problem with the battery in some of the phones and was halting sales in 10 countries, including South Korea and the U.S. It will offer customers a new product for free in the coming weeks to replace the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s that have been sold.
Samsung said devices in China don't appear to be affected because it used another battery supplier. But it was unclear if models sold in China would nonetheless be recalled.
The company originally said it would take about two weeks to prepare the recall, but later announced Note 7 users in the U.S. can exchange their device for a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, starting next week. It will also refund the cost of Note 7-specific accessories.
Samsung is giving Note 7 users a $25 gift card or bill credit for the inconvenience.
More details about how the recall program will work will be announced shortly, the company said. In the meantime, people worried about their batteries should contact their nearest Samsung service center.
Target and Amazon said Friday that it has stopped selling the phone and is working with Samsung to replace the devices already sold in stores and online. Amazon and Best Buy have also said they are no longer selling the Note 7. Best Buy customers can return or exchange the phone if they already bought one.
U.S. mobile carriers AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint have suspended sales. Meanwhile, Sprint is offering up similar devices for customers to use during the recall process.
South Korean news agency Yonhap had previously reported that there have been five claims around the world of Note 7s catching fire while charging. Unverified photos posted on social media showed charred devices.

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A Galaxy Note 7 owner in South Korea, who asked that he not be identified, told CNNMoney he was awoken in the middle of the night when he "smelled something burning." His phone had melted and he used his older model Samsung, Galaxy Note 2, to take photos that he posted online.
"I saw small flames on the phone where it was melted," he told CNNMoney. "It disappeared soon after."
Samsung, a giant South Korean company, said it had been alerted to 35 claims of faulty phones worldwide. It said it had so far found 24 devices with problems for every million sold.
U.S. mobile networks sell the Galaxy Note 7 for at least $850. At a news conference, company executives declined to comment on exactly how much replacing all the devices would cost.
"It is a big amount that is heartbreaking," said Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung's mobile communications business.
Samsung had the biggest share (22%) of the global smartphone market in the three-month period ending June 30, according to research firm IDC. By comparison, Apple held 12%.
Samsung benefited from the popularity of the Galaxy S7, IDC said, and the Galaxy Note 7 was expected to keep that momentum going into the second half of the year.
The phone was well received by reviewers, drawing attention for several unique features such as an iris scanner, which allows users to unlock the phone with their eyes.
-- Felicia Wong, Hope King and Julia Horowitz contributed to this report.


M4V Converter Plus announce new release Mac version 4.2.1

New version 4.2.1 of M4V Converter Plus for Mac has released on August 25, 2016, which support AD track kept, support Mac OS X 10.12 beta and fix the interface error.
As one of the best software developer, MCP Inc. dedicated to providing iTunes DRM removal solutions to worldwide customers. MCP Inc. announced the availability of a new version 4.2.1 of its popular iTunes movies Converter – M4V Converter Plus for Mac. Users already rely on its ease in converting DRM-ed M4V to unprotected video formats supported by many popular IOS and Android devices.
Now, new version 4.2.1 of M4V Converter Plus for Mac is now available for download along with three new features. It supports AD track kept with interface error fixed and supports newest Apple Mac OS Sierra 10.12 Beta.
M4V Converter Plus for Mac Overview
M4V Converter Plus for Mac can convert any iTunes M4V videos with Apple copyright protection to all popular video formats such as MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, 3GP and WMV for your iPad, iPhone, QuickTime etc. or share them on YouTube, Facebook, DailyMotion, Flicker and more.
Besides, you can finish the conversion in 30X faster speed without quality loss using the program. It can compatible with Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10 perfectly. And now, the new version can work well on Apple's recently released OS Sierra 10.12 Beta.
Pricing and Availability
M4V Converter Plus for Mac is currently available for $44.95 from MCP Inc. official website. Version 4.2.1 is free upgrade to current users. A free trial version is available for users to use before they purchase. To learn more or download M4V Converter Plus for Mac, please visit http://m4vconverterplus.com/.
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'Fantastic Beasts' leads Fandango's most-anticipated fall movies

Fantastic Beasts is fantastically popular with moviegoers. Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them leads movie-ticket site Fandango.com's survey of the most anticipated fall movies.
The poll of 1,000 moviegoers (evenly split between men and women) included releases through Thanksgiving weekend, shining the brightest light on author J.K. Rowling's anticipated return to the big screen Nov. 18.
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The new America-centric story centers around wizard Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and has been glimpsed in evocative trailers which arrived amid the hype of the London staging of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
"All of this excitement around the Harry Potter universe is feeding into Fantastic Beasts," says Erik Davis, Fandango.com managing editor. "It's all about timing and Harry Potter's world is clicking with great, calculated timing right now."
Established stars exploring new arenas dominate the top 10 list, with Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt's anti-heroic cowboys in Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven (in theaters Sept. 23) ranking No. 2. Benedict Cumberbatchenters the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Doctor Strange (Nov. 4), third on the list.
Emily Blunt's starring role in the mystery thriller The Girl on the Train (Oct. 7), adapted from the best-selling novel, landed fourth. Ben Affleck will take off the Batman suit to star as a lethal Mob bookkeeper with Anna Kendrick in The Accountant (Oct. 14), No. 7 on the list.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson undergoes the biggest makeover, singing and getting animated in Disney's musical Moana, which opens Nov. 23 and ranks fifth. Moana will have the added benefit of songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda in his first post-Hamilton project.
"This is Disney's first music-driven animated film since Frozen," Davis says. "All of this could make for fall's biggest hit."
Veteran stars revisiting beloved roles also have audience appeal, with Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth returning in Bridget Jones's Baby (Sept. 16, ranking No. 6).Tom Cruise follows up 2012's Jack Reacher with sequel Never Go Back (Oct. 21, No. 8).
Tom Hanks' returns for the third time to Dan Brown's literary world as sleuthing professor of religious iconology Robert Langdon in Inferno (Oct. 28, No. 9).
"Big names in these roles sell a lot of tickets, especially with an adult audience passing on their love of these characters to a new generation," Davis says.
Kevin Hart: What Now? (Oct. 14), Hart's return to comedy shows, rounds out the top 10.
"Kevin Hart is one of the biggest stars in the world right now," Davis says. "People love his movies, but they also love his stand-up."
The list:
1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
2. The Magnificent Seven 
3.  Doctor Strange
4. The Girl on the Train 
5.  Moana 
6.  Bridget Jones’s Baby
7.  The Accountant
8. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
9. Inferno
10. Kevin Hart: What Now?
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Note: All above movies are coming soon to theaters. When they are showing at cinemas, you can also pre-order, purchase or rent them from iTunes Store. M4V Converter Plus is one of the best software developer dedicated to providing iTunes DRM removal solutions to worldwide customers, which can convert any iTunes movies to unprotected MP4, AVI, WMV,etc. And we will continually supply the movies news for you. Please continue to pay attention to us.


Best Olympic Movies, 5 Olympic-Themed Movies You should watch

The 2016 Summer Olympics commonly known as Rio 2016, are a major international multi-sport event in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee, being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Opening rounds in certain events began on 3 August 2016—two days before the opening ceremony, and the Games will formally run from 5 August to 21 August 2016.
Olympic games is coming soon. To celebrate the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games, here we list 5 best Olympic Games movies for you. You can get the full movie from iTunes Store by clicking the movie title.

Chariots of Fire (1981)

Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Chariots of Fire tells the story of two dedicated young athletes training for the 1924 Paris Olympics in the religiously divided United Kingdom. The inspiring film is based on the real-life stories of runners Eric Liddell, a Scottish Christian whose faith is the driving force behind his quest, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew running to rise above anti-Semitism. Also, it’s where that song that is used in pretty much every slow-motion parody sequence came from.

Without Limits

Steve Prefontaine didn't run races. He attacked them. The fiery life and fast times of the renowned distance runner who held every record from 2,000 through 10,000 meters come home in this acclaimed and inspiration-filled movie.

Cool Runnings

This feel-good comedy has become a classic, and no list of Olympic-themed movies would be complete without this tale of four Jamaican athletes who dream of competing in the Winter Olympics as the first Jamaican bobsled team — despite the fact that they have never even seen snow. Believe it or not, this movie was also based on a true story, although some changes were made to enhance the comedy and drama in the storytelling.

The Other Dream Team

For years, athletes from Lithuania were forced to compete under Soviet oppression. In 1992, that all changed following the fall of the Soviet Union, allowing Lithuania’s basketball team to become a symbol of hope and freedom, with a little help from the Grateful Dead. It’s an unbelievable story and one that tugs at the heartstrings of anyone who values freedom and the ability to overcome the greatest odds.

Eddie the Eagle (2016)

Taron Egerton co-stars alongside ACADEMY AWARD® Nominee Hugh Jackman* in this high-flying, feel-good story inspired by true events. Egerton plays Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself–even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (Jackman), the lovable underdog wins the hearts of fans around the world by making an unforgettable showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.
Note: All above movies can be purchased or rented from iTunes Store. Besides, if you want to play iTunes movies freely, you can go to try iTunes movies converter - M4V Converter Plus . It is one of the best software developer dedicated to providing iTunes DRM removal solutions to worldwide customers, which can convert any iTunes movies ( including Purchases and Rentals) to unprotected MP4, AVI, WMV,etc.


Best Games like Pokemon Go for iPhone and Android devices - Pokemon Go Alternatives

You can travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon with Pokémon GO for iPhone and Android devices. With Pokémon GO, you’ll discover Pokémon in a whole new world—your own! Said Pokémon GO official website.
Pokémon Go is so popular now, but it hasn't made it to much of the world yet, available just in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. If you want to play the iPhone and Android games like Pokemon Go, the following are best 5 games for you.

1. Ingress

Ingress is an augmented-reality massively multiplayer online location-based game created by Niantic, Pokémon GO developer as well. The game has a complex science fiction back story with a continuous open narrative. Understanding the story is not necessary for playing and enjoying the game. Ingress has also been considered to be a location-based exergame. Its working mechanism is similar to Pokemon GO.

2. Life is Crime

Unlike Ingress and Pokemon GO, Life is Crime is based a slightly more real-like concept of gangs and criminals, and those who love watching villains will love it. In this game, players can join gangs of their choice and can have live chats with fellow players. You can fight with other gangs to win territories and complete tasks for rewards. The player base of this game is decently-sized and the game is entertaining. It just needs more players for more fun.

3. Zombie, Run

Zombies, Run! is a 2012 video game co-developed and published by Six to Start and Naomi Alderman for iOS and Android platforms. How it works? Walk, jog or run anywhere in the world. Hear your mission and music through your headphones. If you’re chased by zombies, you’ll have to speed up! You’ll automatically collect supplies to build up your base.

4. Parallel Kingdom

Parallel Kingdom is a mobile location-based massively multiplayer game that places a player in a virtual world on top of the real world, based on the player's GPS location. Parallel Kingdom (abbreviated PK) is the first location-based RPG for the iOS and Android platforms. The game is set in a virtual world or "Parallel Kingdom" where users claim their territories based on their GPS location or by making friends who invite them to travel to new places. Parallel Kingdom is a freemium game, meaning it is free to download and play, but players have the option of purchasing premium content

5. SpecTrek

SpecTrek is a spooky, energetic and fun ghost-hunting game which is available for Android and iOS platforms. The idea is to move around your physical environment which has now been invaded by ghouls and zap them in your phone sights! Like Pokemon GO, SpecTrek is also an augmented reality (AR) game, which uses your phones GPS and camera sights, and superimposes images into your natural environment.


How to Play the most popular mobile game - Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go (stylized as Pokémon GO) is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic and published by The Pokémon Company as part of the Pokémon franchise. It was released worldwide in July 2016 for iOS and Android devices.
The game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, who appear throughout the real world. It makes use of GPS and the camera of compatible devices. Although the game is free-to-play, it supports in-app purchases of additional gameplay items. An optional companion Bluetooth wearable device, the Pokémon Go Plus, is planned for future release and will alert users when Pokémon are nearby.

Pokémon Go Guides - How to play Pokémon Go

First things first, you’ll need the Pokémon Go app, available for iOS and Android in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. If you’re not in those areas, hang tight, as Ninantic is rolling out to other regions as time goes on.
After logging into the app for the first time, the player creates their avatar. The player can choose the avatar's style, hair, skin, and eye color, and can choose from a limited number of outfits.
After the avatar is created, it is displayed at the player's current location along with a map of the player's immediate surroundings. Features on the map include a number of PokéStops and Pokémon gyms. These are typically located at public art installations, historical markers, historic buildings, cenotaphs and other memorials, public parks and fountains, places of worship, and other points of cultural significance;these locations are repurposed Ingress portals, Niantic's previous augmented reality game.
Catching pokémon works mostly like you'd expect: you simply walk around with the app open on your phone, which will buzz when pokémon are nearby. Tap on the pokémon on the map, and you’ll switch to the catching interface. The color of the ring surrounding the pokémon helps determine how easy it is to catch — green is easiest, yellow intermediate, and red the most difficult.
All Pokémon are displayed with a combat power. A Pokémon's combat power is a rough measure of how powerful that Pokémon is in battle. Not all Pokémon of the same species will have the same CP. Generally, as a player levels up they will catch Pokémon with higher CP.
Players earn experience points for various in-game activities. Players rise in level as they earn experience points. At level five, the player is able to battle at a Pokémon gym and join one of three teams (red for Team Valor, which uses Moltres as their mascot; blue for Team Mystic, which uses Articuno as their mascot; or yellow for Team Instinct, which uses Zapdos as their mascot) which act as larger factions within the Pokémon Go world. If a player enters a Pokémon gym that is controlled by a player that is not part of their team, they can challenge the leader to lower the gym's "prestige". Once the prestige of a gym is lowered to zero then the player will take control of the gym and is able to deposit one Pokémon to defend it. Similarly, a team can upgrade the prestige of a gym under their control by battling the gym leader.

Pokémon Go Plus

The Pokémon Go Plus is a Bluetooth low energy wearable device that allows the player to traverse the game map without looking at their smart device. When the player is near a Pokémon or Pokéstop, the Plus vibrates. The player can then press the button to capture the Pokémon. The player cannot check what they have caught until it is connected to a mobile device or a tablet.It is set for release sometime in July 2016. The design is a combination of a Pokéball and the shape of the Google Maps pin. The Plus, which had a pre-order cost of $34.99,was being listed on eBay for over $100 after Amazon, GameStop and the official Pokémon store sold out.


Minions and Despicable Me Bundle at target on iTunes Store

A bundle of  Despicable me 1 & 2 and Minions is available on iTunes Store now. Generally speaking,  three films cost you about $50, now you can get the bundle with half price. Minions is the good movie to watch with family members. 

What you didn't know about Minions

The minions’ design was inspired by the Jawas from Star Wars and the Oompa Loompas from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. At first there were talks of the minions being tall and orc-like.
The minions’ cute jumbled language “Minionese” is actually a mix of Spanish, English, French and Italian with additional elements of Russian and Korean. And they seem to understand English pretty well, too. They’re worldly little guys.
All of the minions are male and have been given standard English-style names. Dave, Carl, Kevin, Steve, Phil, Jerry, Tim, Bob, Lance, Stuart and Norbert are just a handful of the ones that have been mentioned by name. OK, now let's talk something about the movies.
The Despicable Me directors originally created minions to help make Gru more likeable for audiences. They wanted to surround him with childishness and incompetence.

Despicable Me Plot Summary

A man who delights in all things wicked, supervillain Gru (Steve Carell) hatches a plan to steal the moon. Surrounded by an army of little yellow minions and his impenetrable arsenal of weapons and war machines, Gru makes ready to vanquish all who stand in his way. But nothing in his calculations and groundwork has prepared him for his greatest challenge: three adorable orphan girls (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher) who want to make him their dad.

Despicable Me 2 Plot Summary

Now that Gru (Steve Carell) has forsaken a life of crime to raise Margo, Agnes and Edith, he's trying to figure out how to provide for his new family. As he struggles with his responsibilities as a father, the Anti-Villain League -- an organization dedicated to fighting evil -- comes calling. The AVL sends Gru on a mission to capture the perpetrator of a spectacular heist, for who would be better than the world's greatest ex-villain to capture the individual who seeks to usurp his power.

Minions Plot Summary

Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world's first-ever super-villainess.

Minions Collection Available on iTunes Store

The minions are so popular among the children and very loved by children. This movie is most suitable for children with wholesome family. Go to iTunes Store and get the bundle. You can watch the purchased Minions Collection on iPad, iPhone and Apple TV. If you want to play them on other non-apple devices, like LG TVSamsung TVKindle fire or other players, you can refer to the following guides. 

How to play iTunes purchased movies Minions freely

First, free download iTunes movies converter - M4V Converter Plus (Here we use Windows version, Mac user click here).
Second, import Minions movie to the program by clicking Add Movies button. M4V Converter Plus supports batch conversion, you can convert Minions and Despicable Me 1 / 2 at the same time.
(Optional) You can click Movie Edit icon to Trim Video, Change Artwork and  Edit Meta tags.
And then, you can choose output format from profile list. MP4 is the most popular video format for the devices, so we can select Lossless MP4.
All settings done, we can click profile panel to start the conversion.