‘ Mary Poppins to be remade by Disney ‘


#AceMediaNews – Sept.14: The new version of the 1964 film about a magical nanny will take place 20 years after the original and will be made by Into the Woods director Rob Marshall

Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious – or so naysayers may suggest – Disney is developing a new version of Mary Poppins, the much-loved 1964 film musical famous both for songs like Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Dick Van Dyke’s Cockney accent, renowned as one of the least convincing ever to make it on screen.

Variety reports that Rob Marshall, who directed the recent film version of the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods, is set to make a new Mary Poppins film set 20 years after the original. The new film will take some storylines from PL Travers’s books about the adventures of a nanny with magical powers and the children in her care.

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Original Article: http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/sep/14/mary-poppins-to-be-remade-by-disney

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AltspaceVR Announces Its Chat Room Coming To Samsung Gear VR In A Virtual Press Event

A selfie I took in Altspace #AceSocialNews – Sept.14: In virtual reality press event, VR chat platform AltspaceVR today announced that it is opening support for the Samsung Gear VR, making it the first social chat experience on a mobile VR platform.

Altspace’s VR chat rooms let participants hang out, surf the web or watch videos on a giant big screen, play board games, and visit futuristically rendered locales. Founded in 2013, Altspace… Read More

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‘ 12 things you didn’t know you could do with Facebook ‘


#AceSocialNews – Sept.14: Facebook was a lot easier to use and understand a few years ago.

Managing its growing sea of features can be daunting, but there are ways to make the social network more to your liking.

Here are 12 tips and ideas:

1. Reduce notifications

You can’t get rid of all notifications on Facebook’s website. But you can disable a lot of them.

Go into your Settings, and click on Notifications. Once you’re there, adjust the alerts you want to get on your computer and your phone.

Unfortunately, Facebook doesn’t let you disable email notifications through Settings. You have to click Unsubscribe to every type of notice until you stop receiving them.

To stop alerts for a group or a page, you have to go into each page and individually select Off. You can also click Unlike or Hide on the page.

For an event, remove yourself from the guest list, which can be a handy way to avoid the RSVP or select Hide From News Feed.

2. Turn off auto-play video

With auto-play videos, you end up downloading a little more data than you might want to, and you run the risk of seeing something you might not want to see.

To turn off auto-play for the desktop site, go to the Videos section at the bottom of your Settings. Change the rule from Default to Off.

On the mobile app, touch the icon with the three horizontal lines and scroll down. Then select App Settings and tap on Video Auto-Play to choose what you want.

3. Save things to read or watch later

News Feed posts come with an option to be bookmarked. Click on the upside down arrow at the top right corner of a post, and choose Save video or link.

To look at everything you’ve collected, click on the Saved button on the side of your Facebook homepage.

4. Tell people how to pronounce your name

In your profile’s About section, click on Details About You. There you’ll select an audio pronunciation key.

5. Figure out if someone has blocked you

Facebook doesn’t (and may never) notify you when you’ve been blocked, but you don’t have to use any external apps or browser plugins to figure it out either. Here are some clues to look for:

Posts you share on each other’s timelines disappear. They are restored when a block is lifted. Chat logs remain intact, but new messages are not delivered. When you click on the name in a chat window, or in an old notification, you get this message: “The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you’re not in.” Once you unblock someone, you have to request each other as friends again.

6. Block Candy Crush and other invites

In addition to blocking individual people, Facebook also lets you block app invites, pages, and event invites.

If you add a friend’s name to the Block App Invites setting, you’ll never see another Candy Crush request again from that person.

7. Find things you’ve shared or commented on in the past

Search your Activity Log for keywords in a post or photo caption.

On the desktop site, click the drop-down menu (upside down triangle) at the top of the page, and select Activity Log. Use the Activity Search field at the top right corner.

8. Figure out who might see your likes and comments on their News Feeds

If your friend shares something on Facebook, she dictates the privacy setting for that item.

When you like or comment on it, anyone who falls under that privacy setting may be able to see that action in their News Feed or news ticker.

Let’s say your friend posts a group photo. She tags all 20 people, and sets the privacy to Friends Of Friends.

If you comment on that photo or like it, all 20 people, plus all of their friends, and all of those people’s friends can see your comment.

So if you’re hesitant about potentially having your name and Facebook activity visible to people you don’t know, hover your mouse over the privacy setting for each post before you interact with it.

9. Shrink the amount of space that Facebook takes up on your phone

Facebook’s mobile app is more than 96 MB in size. It can grow to hundreds and hundreds of megabytes, especially if you also browse the Web a lot inside the app. That’s because Facebook temporarily stores photos you see on News Feed and a webpage’s data on your phone so everything loads faster.

To clear out the cache on iPhones, you have to delete the Facebook app and then reinstall it. On Android, you can clear an app’s cache by long-pressing on the app icon, dragging it into App Info and selecting Clear Cache.

You can also just use the mobile Web version of Facebook instead of the app.

10. Choose whose news you want to see first

Earlier this summer, Facebook introduced a “See First” feature that allows you to choose your favorite people and see news about their lives first.

Just hover over your friend’s name, then click on Following and select See first.

11. Log off Facebook on another computer

Go into Settings, and select Security. In the Where You’re Logged In section, you’ll see which devices have been used to access your Facebook account.

Choose the End Activity option to sign out of a device.

12. See all of the apps that use your Facebook login

In your Settings, click on Apps to see which third party programs have access to your Facebook information. Remember, apps will never post to your Facebook without your permission.

If you choose to approve, you will be able to limit who sees your post.

Original Article: http://myfox8.com/2015/09/14/12-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-do-with-facebook/

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#TECHWRAP: ‘ Snippets of insider news you need to know today ‘

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#AceTechNews – Sept.14: Here’s the tech news you need to know to start off your week.

1. There’s a big shake-up coming in Yahoo’s media unit, and CMO Kathy Savitt is out of the company. She was one of CEO Marissa Mayer’s first big hires.

2. Early Twitter investor Chris Sacca says that the company’s largest shareholders support the idea of Jack Dorsey as the new CEO. Sacca also criticized the board for taking so long to choose a new CEO.

3. Microsoft has acquired Double Labs, developer of an app that lets you customize your Android phone’s lock screen. Microsoft already released a lock screen app last year, so it’s looking to do more with the space.

4. Sources tell Business Insider that Millennial Media was forced to sell to AOL after all of its top managers left the company. It sold for a fraction of its former value.

5. Apple will reportedly start storing Russian user data on servers inside Russia. Facebook is one of the companies that is reportedly refusing to comply with Russia’s strict laws on user data.

6. Barron’s published a new cover story which says that Alibaba stock could plummet to less than half of its current value. The author accused Alibaba’s management of making up some numbers.

7. Dropbox bought more startups in the past five years than any other pre-IPO technology company. It has purchased 23 different companies.

8. Former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown has denied any wrongdoing in offering to make charges against RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh Chahal go away. Brown says he did nothing wrong.

9. Apple designer Jony Ive was so offended by a parody soundboard that he asked Apple’s lawyers to get in touch. Apple said that Ive was upset by the site and it asked for the site to be taken down.

10. Former Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman allegedly discussed a “pump and dump” scheme in leaked emails. Biderman’s emails were leaked in the Ashley Madison hack.

Original Article: http://www.businessinsider.com/

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‘Minions’ overtakes ‘Toy Story 3’ to become second biggest animated film ever

#AceFilmNews – Sept.14: Minions has overtaken Toy Story 3 to become the second highest-grossing animated movie of all time. Since opening in cinemas in June, the Despicable Me spin-off featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock and John Hamm has raked in $1.08 billion (£700 million) at the global box office – a shade more than Toy Story 3’s $1.06 billion (£690 million).

The only animated movie to have grossed more than Minions is Disney’s Frozen, which earned $1.27 billion (£820 million), enough to place eighth on the all-time list. Minions’ $1.08 billion places it 15th on the all-time list. Though a Minions sequel has yet to be announced, the creatures will return in Despicable Me 3, which is set for release in Christmas 2017. Last month a giant Minions balloon escaped from its restraints and managed to stop traffic in Dublin.

Fortunately no one was injured by the escaped balloon, though one driver had a wing mirror knocked off his car as it landed. Meanwhile, Jurassic World has recently overtaken The Avengers to become the third highest-grossing film of all-time.

Original Article: http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/-minions-overtakes-toy-story-3-to-become-second-bi/387902

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