Monthly Archives: July 2016

Microphone reckons its iPhone app takes better pictures than Apple’s camera but don’t tell Apple as they do not agree of course best try it for yourself – @AceTweetNews

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#AceNewsDesk – July.31: Microphone reckons its iPhone app takes better pictures than Apple’s cameraPhone

Microsoft has just taken Apple to school on quality picture taking and none of us saw it coming.

Apple’s main competitor has just announced a new app that promises to create a better picture than the iPhone every time… ouch.

It’s called Microsoft Pix, and despite the tech giant practically cornering the Android market, it’s decided to step on Apple’s toes and gifted it to all iPhone users.

This comes after iPhone launched its own competition asking customers to submit their best quality pictures taken on the 6s model.

But as their campaign is designed to prove just how dazzling an iPhone camera can be, Microsoft Pix has raised the bar and now Apple needs to think of comeback.

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Microsoft releases iPhone camera app that take better photos than Apple's camera
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (Picture: Getty Images)

The app is designed to automatically adjust the exposure, focus and picture taking speed to create a clearer shot.

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We could drown you in more details as to why Microsoft Pix is supposed to be better, but we’ll let you be the decider – it’s free to download.

Just don’t tell Apple.

Apple iPhone 6s camera Vs Windows Lumia 950

Lumia 950 boasts a 20MP camera, while iPhone 6s only has 12MP.

The Windows Android also has a triple-LED flash, and iPhone has just two.

Lumia, owned by Nokia, also uses a ZEISS lens, so you can expect a sharper image.

But iPhone has some advanced UI tricks, like 3D Touch, where the Lumia is lacking.

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Google’s Omnitone surround sound project brings us closer to web-based VR – @AceTweetNews

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#AceNewsDesk – July.26: Google’s Omnitone surround sound project brings us closer to web-based VR
British television presenter Rachel Riley shows a virtual-reality headset called Gear VR during an unpacked event of Samsung ahead of the consumer electronic fair IFA in Berlin, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) As has been the case with so many industries, the pendulum of VR will eventually swing back from dedicated apps towards web-based systems — and when that happens, Google will be ready.

It published details of a new method for delivering serious surround sound over the web, a system it calls Omnitone.

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HOLLAND: Scientists have created the world’s smallest hard disk by manipulating chlorine atoms allowing every book to be stored on an itty-bitty device – @AceTweetNews

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#AceNewsDesk – July.24: Scientists create ‘world’s smallest hard disk’ with 500x more storage space than best hard drive
Preview Dutch scientists have created the world’s smallest hard disk by manipulating chlorine atoms in order to store a kilobyte of data on a microscopic storage drive.

The invention means every book ever written could be stored on an itty-bitty device.

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Things you’ll only know if you are the mother of your friendship group – @AceTweetNews

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#AceNewsDesk – July.24: 11 Eleven things you’ll only know if you are the mother of your friendship group

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We all knew who the mother of the group was in Friends (Picture: Entertainment Film Distributors)

We’ve all got one.

The one girl in the group that is the solid, reliable one that basically stops us all getting ourselves into more trouble than we can really handle.

The taxi driver, the tear wiper, the home baked cake-maker.

The one that you can tell more boy gossip and sex stuff to than your actual mother, but the one that is the more like your own mum than, well, your own mum!

And if you are the mum of your little group of ladies, you’ll know the following things to be so very true.

1. You get all the crying phone calls

From the ‘that bastard’s cheating on me’ right through to ‘I’m so hungover I can’t deal with life any more’ calls.

You are the queen of mopping up tears over a phone line.

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2. You are the group doctor

‘What do you think this could be?’ – is a message you receive quite frequently.

Sometimes accompanied with a picture (covers eyes immediately).

Almost always coupled with a graphic description of the problem in question.

You spend longer on NHS direct for the girls than for yourself.

3. You are also the group’s real life journey planner

You don’t even bother to send out details of the evening’s arrangements without a pin in a map, the full postcode and Google image of the bar.

You know full well that each girlfriend will just call you when they get out of the Tube for directions, so this way you have to field fewer calls.

4. That’s without mentioning the fact that you are the group therapist

Career advice, relationship advice, advice on how to tackle a slight crazy creep at work that that they want to shake off.

Yep, you can cover it all.

You basically need to carry round a portable chaise lounge and start charging by the hour.

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5. You are the queen of birthdays

A good few weeks’ prep goes into each of the others’ birthdays.

The restaurant is booked weeks in advance and the gift is purchased and wrapped days before the event.

Come your birthday, you’ll be lucky if they make it to the right pub in time.

They do, but only because you’ve sent them detailed instructions, because you booked your own area and pre-ordered the nibbles.

6. You’ve seen them all butt naked

When helping them self tan.

Or undressing them when drunk to get to bed.

Or when you’re needed to look at that ‘weird’ thing they’ve found.

To this day they’ve never seen you in the nude. Ever.

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7. Your friends’ boyfriends are actually scared about meeting you

You’re lovely.

But they’ve been told that you’re the one that needs impressing the most.

Because, well, you’re group mum.

8. Your brain is a human Filofax

You seem to remember every important work meeting, doctor’s appointment, first night of meeting the new boyf’s parents.

It’s all stored up there. Somehow.

9. You are the drunk Pied Piper

You are the one at 3.30am trying to keep all drunk members of the gang in one place while you try to peel the final member off a random man on the dance floor.

10. You shout at them all. A lot

You are the one that tells them off for spending their wedding fund on prosecco.

The one that pulls them up when actually they are being a dick to their boyfriend.

You do a lot of finger wagging, and they wouldn’t do without it.

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Charlotte knows when someone needs a telling off (Picture: Entertainment Film Distributors)

11. You’ve been told more than once that if it wasn’t for you, at least one of your little girl gang would have been in prison by now

Or in The Priory.

Or on Jeremy Kyle.

You really are the one holding this shit together.

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AFGHANISTAN: One nonprofit’s surprising journey to teach girls how to code 20 teen girls sit at refurbished desktop computers, tapping at their keyboards with laser focus – @AceTweetNews

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#AceNewsDesk – July.24: One nonprofit’s surprising journey to teach girls how to code in Afghanistan
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Inside a hot-pink classroom glowing with sunlight, 20 teen girls sit at refurbished desktop computers, tapping at their keyboards with laser focus.

They’re all coding — and it’s a rare scene, considering the gender gap in technology around the world.

But there’s something additionally unexpected about this classroom: the teen girls inside live in Afghanistan, where cultural norms have historically blocked girls from school overall, let alone tech-based education.

These girls are part of Girls Can Code, an intensive intro-to-coding program in Kabul developed by education-based nonprofit The Womanity Foundation.

The global organization started the initiative to help galvanize and empower girls to pursue career opportunities in computer science…

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David Bowie’s musical Lazarus – the final project he worked on before his death – wi ll reportedly hit London for the first time in November – @AceTweetNews

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#AceNewsDesk – July.24:.David Bowie’s musical Lazarus ‘will be staged for the first time in London this November’

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A musical written by David Bowie, based on The Man Who Fell To Earth, will soon be staged in London (Picture: British Lion Films)

David Bowie’s musical Lazarus – the final project he worked on before his death – will reportedly hit London for the first time in November.

Written by Bowie and Irish playwright Enda Walsh, Lazarus is based on The Man Who Fell To Earth, a sci-fi novel by Walter Tevis which later became a movie starring Bowie himself.

Lazarus allegedly features all Bowie’s biggest hits and has therefore been described as a jukebox musical, like Mamma Mia! or Sunny Afternoon. But it sounds a hell of a lot more surreal than those two.

The London production will star Dexter’s Michael C Hall, according to The Sun, and he will take on David’s film role as fallen alien Thomas Jerome Newton.

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Michael C Hall plays the lead in the show (Picture: Getty)

Hall has already played Newton in the Broadway production, which opened in late 2015 to rave reviews.

Following Bowie’s death, plans to get a London run on its feet picked up speed – and now a brand new temporary theatre is being built in Kings Cross, with an audience capacity of 800, specially for the production.

Tickets for the show go on sale next week so if you’re a Bowie fan, get ready to launch yourselves at the online box office before it goes into total meltdown.

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The idea of a Lazarus figure – like the Bible character who was raised from the dead – was clearly important to Bowie.

His song of the same name was his last single to be released before he passed away at the age of 69 on January 10, 2016.

We know you’re out there somewhere, Bowie.

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‘The Beatles: Live at the Hollywood Bowl’ album upgraded for Sept. 9 reissue – @AceTweetNews

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#AceSocialNews – July.23: ‘The Beatles: Live at the Hollywood Bowl’ album upgraded for Sept. 9 reissue

The long out-of-print “The Beatles: Live at the Hollywood Bowl” album will be reissued in significantly upgraded form on Sept.9 in conjunction with the forthcoming Ron Howard-directed documentary, “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years.”

The album, originally released in 1977 and…

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Originally invented by Abraham Louis Breguet, the tourbillion was a modification designed to ensure that a w atch would keep good time in any number of positions – in a pocket, on a desk, or jostling around i n a bag – @AceTweetNews

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#AceNewsDesk – July.23: Print your own triple-axis tourbillon (trust me, it’ll be cool)
812749e1a307f38fd0a88b54bea55ff2_preview_featured In the world of horology there are few things fancier than the tourbillion and there are few things extra fancier than a triple-axis model.

Originally invented by Abraham Louis Breguet, the tourbillion was a modification designed to ensure that a watch would keep good time in any number of positions – in a pocket, on a desk, or jostling around in a bag.

It does this by spinning…

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Can’t You Just Pretend To Be Nice By #Donnamazing

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Can't You Just Pretend To Be Nice?Life is choosing. Choosing to be happy or sad. Nice or mean. Hopeful or hopeless. Among the mass of expectations, concepts, beliefs, abstractions, and stereotypes swirls millions and millions of choices. We’re not always going to make the right choices. Sometimes we’re mean and feel sorry, sometimes we’re sorry we’re not more mean.

I recently rewatched Josie and the Pussycats, the movie, although I loved the cartoon also – https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/08/09/i-miss-saturday-morning-cartoons/ – it reminded me:

1) It’s hilarious, even 15 years later, maybe more so;
2) It’s wise and relevant, especially about how we’re brandwashed, er, brainwashed;
3) The words to the song keep echoing through my head, “Can’t you just pretend to be nice, can you at least pretend to be nice, if you could just pretend to be nice, then everything in my life would be alright.”

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For me, people who pretend to be nice are pretty much as annoying as meanies. “A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.”- Dave Barry Yet there are still tons of genuinely nice people…but we’re designed to notice danger, it’s for survival. We notice loud stuff, outrageous stuff, bad stuff – it was meant to help us notice danger, pay attention to danger, to keep us safe and to keep our loved ones safe, but now, sigh, there’s the internet, you know the internet, like your neighbourhood gossip on steroids, virally, digitally frothing at the mouth.

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Texts, tweets, memes, video, posts, gifs, statuses, chats, comments, updates, etc., blaming, blaming, blaming – basically blaming everyone – immigrants, women, social assistance recipients, minorities, religions, etc., well, that won’t get you a job, or make the rich stop screwing you (without consent or foreplay). Just as spewing vitriol won’t change your economic or socioeconomic status, or get you something you want, or bring back those you love. Sorry Grandma and Grandpa, sorry Mom and Dad, your famous, “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” is stone cold dead. We’re all quickly learning you’re entitled to your own opinion and your own facts – just ask The Incredible Trump.

Sorry green is the new orange

Maybe it’s easier to lash out than look in. Is it easier to yell at a clerk? Or scream at a receptionist (by the way, no one was paying any attention to your information until you screamed)? Or sharpen your claws: ‘You’re so brave to wear that shirt.’ Brave, really, I’m not running into a burning building to save babies and puppies, oh I see, you’re being catty. Than to just be nice?

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When I asked an ex (note the word ‘ex’, for many, many reasons) why he couldn’t just be nice, his answer was, ‘it’s too much work’. Really? Could that possibly be it? Is it just easier to snark, snarl, sneer? Easier to mock, mimic, moan? Is meanness, ridicule, viciousness, derision a form of laziness?

Sorry Picard trauma

Bad guys, bad boys, charismatic anti-heroes are cool on TV, in movies and books https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/03/06/charming-savage-events/ but in real life, not so much.

Sorry TVD

Then again, if you’re not: molesting, abusing, being racist, getting all mass murdery, killing serially or non-sequentially, making human skin coats, terrorizing, stealing, lying, raping (yes, creepy, horrible Stanford rapist and any other rapists, no still means no and to clarify, unconscious also means no; not difficult to understand), you probably still qualify as ‘nice’, but hopefully we can try to raise the bar way, way higher.

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Get out there, be a shameless social media self-promoting bloghussy (like me), most of all, enjoy!
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To the best of my knowledge, there’s no standardized testing for ignorance, intolerance, meanness, or unhappiness yet, but I’d buy stocks in that future booming business. Be nice, you don’t know what people have been through or are going through.

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Is it too late to say sorry? ‘Cause I’m missing more than just your bloggy. Yeah, I know-oh-oh, I want to be a good neighbour bloggy (ok, perhaps I’m not going to be rapper anytime soon). I know it’s a busy time of year, but drop by whenever, dears, my blogdoor is always open. Please leave links in the comment box. Drop by often. Enjoy the virtual cake, chocolate, cupcakes, tarts, pies, cookies, and er, liquid refreshments. Meet and greet other bloggers. Introduce yourself. Be kind. Be nice. Have fun. Obvious now I’m from Canada, eh? Sorry.

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WYOMING (Casper): Megadeth have announced a run of fall tour dates The run kicks off on September 20th and w il make it’s way to the City National Civic – @AceTweetNews

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#AceNewsDesk – July.18: Megadeth Announce Fall Tour With South Bay Date

(RADIO.COM) – Megadeth have announced a run of fall tour dates.

The run kicks off on September 20th in Casper, Wyoming and wil make it’s wasy to the City National Civic in San Jose on September 29th.

Tickets for the shows go on sale this Friday, July 22nd. Pre-sale tickets for Megadeth Cyber Army club members will begin on Tuesday, July 19 at 10:00am.

By Radio.com Staff

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