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Interesting Features of iPhone 13 That You Must Know!



Apple’s new iPhone 13 line debuted Tuesday at Apple’s September event, showing a tweaked design with a variety of new features for those upgrading from earlier iPhone models. The amazing lineup consists of four new phones and those are the iPhone 13, the 13 Mini, the 13 Pro, and also the 13 Pro Max. The new phones will feature so many things.

It will run iOS 15 and come with a larger batterymore storage, a new A15 Bionic processor, a smaller notch, and an abundance of new camera features. The base model of the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini are available in five colors and that are pink, blue, midnight black, starlight white, and product red. Other than that, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max will also get a giant camera upgrade as well as a new display with a 120Hz high refresh-rate display. So exciting right!

Picture: World Today News

1) The Cameras Are Improved

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini now have the larger wide camera sensor found in last year’s iPhone 12 Pro Max. That means 1.7-micron pixels that capture 47 percent more light, for better low-light performance. The ultra-wide camera has similar specs to last year’s model, but Apple says it is new as well. Of course, the A15 Bionic means better image processing. To that end, Apple is introducing a new Cinematic Mode for shooting video. It shoots in Dolby HDR and allows for a slick new automatic or even manual rack focus mode that lets you change focus even after shooting. A new Photographic Styles feature lets you choose and customize one of four different styles that will get applied during the image processing pipeline, rather than a post-processing filter.

The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have even more improvements. The new telephoto camera has a 3x zoom (77mm) and now supports Night Mode. The UltraWide camera has an f/1.8 aperture and autofocus, which Apple says improves low light performance by 92 percent. The standard 12MP wide camera is even bigger with 1.9-micron pixels and an f/1.5 aperture, which combine to a 2.2x improvement in low light, according to Apple. The new lens array focuses as close as 2cm, which allows for greatly improved macro photography. Later this year, Apple will introduce ProRes recording to the iPhone 13 Pro, enabled by new hardware-accelerated encoding in the A15 Bionic. You’ll be able to capture ProRes video up to 4K at 30fps.

2) The Displays Are Brighter

The regular iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have a new OLED display that matches the performance of the iPhone 12 Pro from last year. The brightness goes up to 800 nits and it is up from 625 in the iPhone 12 and with HDR content, up to 1200 nits which are the same as before. Apple says the improved power utilization of these new displays means they can hold peak brightness longer.

In the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, the standard display brightness goes up to a maximum of 1000 nits and this is up from 800 in the iPhone 12 Pro. The iPhone 13 Pro models also now support ProMotion like the iPad Pro, with variable refresh rates from 10Hz to 120Hz.

3) The A15 Is Really Fast

Apple says the A15 is the fastest processor ever in a smartphone but doesn’t directly divulge performance metrics. It still has a 6-core CPU, with two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, which Apple says are up to 50 percent faster than the fastest competing smartphone processor. The 5-core GPU is, Apple says, up to 30 percent faster than any competing smartphone chip. Note that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini only have a 4-core GPU, so graphics performance will be a bit better in the Pro models.

There’s still a 16-core Neural Engine, but it now performs up to 15.8 trillion operations per second, while the Neural Engine in the A14 could do 11 trillion. Apple also briefly mentioned faster bandwidth and storage throughput, which suggests to us that the A15 uses LPDDR5x RAM.

4) The Battery Lasts Longer

Apple doesn’t divulge the exact battery capacity for the iPhone, so we won’t have comparison figures until someone does a teardown. But Apple did say that all iPhone models have new larger batteries and that the A15 Bionic is more energy efficient.

As a result, Apple claims that the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 Pro will get, on average, 1.5 hours more battery life in a typical day than the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max do even better, with a claimed improvement of 2.5 hours more battery life.

Apple likes to give battery stats in terms of hours of typical video playback. To give you an idea of how the new models compare with the iPhone 12, here are Apple’s typical video playback battery life figures, compared to the relevant iPhone 12 model:

iPhone 13 mini: 17 hours (up from 15)

iPhone 13: 19 hours (up from 17)

iPhone 13 Pro: 22 hours (up from 17)

iPhone 13 Pro Max: 28 hours (up from 20)

5) Storage Starts At 128GB, Pro Goes Up To 1TB

With the iPhone 13, every model now starts at 128GB with 256GB and 512GB options. The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have 1TB options as well. By comparison, the iPhone 12 models started at 64GB, with options for 128GB and 256GB. The iPhone 12 Pro doubled all of those storage amounts, with 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB models.

Sources: MacRumors, ZDNet, Apple


(Video) Meet Frank Fiegel, A True Inspiration For ‘Popeye The Sailorman’



Frank Fiegel was actually a real-life person from E. C. Segar’s hometown of Chester, Illinois who like J. William Schuchert and also Dora Paskel inspired a Thimble Theatre character. In this case, it’s ‘Popeye The Sailorman’.

Frank Fiegel, nicknamed ‘Rocky’ was a well-known Chester individual. Something of a local legend, he supposedly had an inordinate strength and often participated in fights. Like Popeye, he smoked a pipe and was toothless. He is said to have been kind to children as well. Since the year of 1996, his gravestone bears an engraving of Popeye’s face.

Frank Fiegel was a one-eyed, pipe-smoking brawler who never turned down a fight. Frank Fiegel was more likely to down a few bourbons instead of a can of spinach to get his super fighting prowess, but the rest of his caricature fit the character ‘Popeye The Sailorman’. He had the same jutting chin, built frame, and trademark pipe as his cartoon.

Kids were rather scared of Olive Oyl’s real-world inspiration. Wimpy’s rotund figure was based on Popeye creator E.C. Segar’s old boss at the local theater. When Segar wasn’t lighting lamps, he was sent out to pick up burgers for the owner. Popeye’s real-life inspiration is sometimes attributed to a photo of an old sailor who really does resemble Popeye the Sailor Man, but this is just internet folklore. This is so amazing to know for many people worldwide.

Frank Fiegel was actually a bartender and not any kind of sailor, but he did love the kids around Chester, and they used to love to play pranks on the old barfly. Fiegel would impress them with his feats of strength as well as his telltale corncob pipe, something young Segar would never forget. ‘Popeye’ was an homage to an unforgettable man who lived to know his image was soon in 500 newspapers nationwide, the symbol of sticking up for the little guy.

Sources: YouTube Rare Media, Snopes.

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(Video) See You Space Cowboy, A Stylish Look of ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Netflix’s Teaser



Netflix is the current go-to platform for a feel-good choice of entertainment. The world’s most popular streaming entertainment service has more than 209 million paid users in more than 190 countries watching TV shows, documentaries, and feature films in a wide range of genres and languages. With that said, a new live-action series is about to jump in soon!

The original “Cowboy Bebop,” which aired from 1998 to 1999 and consisted of 26 episodes, is widely regarded as one of the best anime series of all time and was instrumental in popularizing the genre in the United States. Netflix is hedging its bets that its subscribers will enjoy the streaming service’s new series, despite the fact that live-action adaptations of beloved anime IPs have a shaky track record.

The latest teaser for the show, titled “Cowboy Bebop: The Lost Session,” isn’t actually made up of footage from the show, but it does show off the key trio of Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) in action as they hunt down a bounty, get some noodles and fight through an army of thugs, similar to previous teasers for the show.

It’s a pretty entertaining teaser, shot with energetic, color-coded shifting frames that bounce back and forth between Spike, Jet, and Faye as they fight and brawl. It’s always more difficult to translate anime to live-action, but maybe the actual show will have the same vigor when it premieres on Netflix next month.

Here’s what to anticipate:

1. When Will Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop” Premiere?

TV Line

The premiere date for the live-action “Cowboy Bebop” has been set for November 19. There will be ten episodes in the first season. All episodes of the series will be available at the same time, like with most Netflix releases. The series’ development was first reported in 2017, and Netflix stated in 2018 that it would release the show on its streaming service.

2. Is it a remake of the anime?

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The Netflix program would be an “extension to the canon,” rather than a shot-for-shot recreation of the original series, according to series showrunner André Nemec.

‘Cowboy Bebop’ is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, dubbed ‘cowboys,’ who are all seeking to outrun the past, according to the Netflix synopsis. Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) create a scrappy, sarcastic team eager to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals – for the right pay. However, they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scrapes until their pasts catch up with them.”

3. Creator and star of the series 

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André Nemec is the showrunner and executive producer, alongside Midnight Radio’s Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, and Scott Rosenberg; Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements; Sunrise Inc.’s Makoto Asanuma, Shin Sasaki, and Masayuki Ozaki; and Tim Coddington, Tetsu Fujimura, Michael Katleman, Matthew Weinberg, and Christopher Yost.

Spike Spiegal will be played by John Cho, Jet Black will be played by Mustafa Shakir, Faye Valentine will be played by Daniella Pineda, Julia will be played by Elena Satine, and Vicious will be played by Alex Hassell.

4. The real star…

Picture: Indie Wire

Let me introduce you to Harry. Ein is played by Harry and is a canine. Ein is certainly a wonderful dog, as you can see from this official Netflix press photo. Ein was known as a “data dog” in the original series, which meant that his mind had been altered in a laboratory, granting him heightened intellect, before joining the Bebop crew.

5. Trailer

Picture: Polygon

Though the official trailer for “Cowboy Bebop” has yet to be released, Netflix did release the series’ opening credits sequence during a recent fan event. The credits incorporate “Tank!,” the series’ classic opening music, and are a throwback to the original anime’s credits. Many of the action scenes in the opening credits of the live-action series are recreations of scenes from the anime.

Sources: Netflix, The Verge, Indie Wire, TV Line

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(Video) Gruesome Incident In Malaysia, The Cold-Blooded ‘Batang Kali Massacre’



The Batang Kali massacre was actually the killing of 24 unarmed villagers by the cold-blooded British troops of the Scots Guards on the 12th of December 1948 during the Malayan Emergency. The horrendous incident had occurred during counter-insurgency operations against Malay and also Chinese communists in Malaya and the colony of the British Crown. Described ‘Britain’s My Lai’ in Christopher Hale’s Massacre in Malaya that exposed Britain’s My Lai.

Despite several investigations by the British government since the 1950s and a re-examination of the evidence by the Royal Malaysia Police between 1993 and 1997, no charges were brought against any of the alleged perpetrators. The British troops rounded up the civilians at Sungai Rimoh near Batang Kali. The men were separated from the women and children for interrogation. A total of 24 unarmed men from the village were killed by automatic weapons fire.

After World War II, the British returned to Malaya to recover control from Japanese military forces. During the war, the British government had supported the guerrillas who continued to fight against the Japanese forces. However, in August 1945, many resistance units did not completely disband. The groups instead became the foundation for the independence movement against British rule in Malaya. Some guerrillas turned from agitation to communism and began targeting British commercial interests in the colony by attacking rubber plantations and tin mines.

Escalating violence and the assassinations of several prominent British landowners led colonial authorities in Malaya to declare an “Emergency”. That gave the Royal Malaysia Police and government greater powers and flexibility in combating the insurgents. Although the British had extensive experience in jungle warfare, most recently in the Burma Campaign during World War II, military leaders had not formalized their experience into a specific jungle warfare curriculum.

Michael Gilbert, a member of the Suffolk Regiment, said that his training “Was teaching you how to march, how to handle a rifle, and how to behave in a soldierly manner”. Raymond Burdett, another member of the Suffolk Regiment, reflected on his experience and said that the trainers sought “to get us to follow instructions, not to question commands”. Basic training for the troops focused on infantry skills, not their ability to judge the appropriateness of orders in the context of international law.

Sources: YouTube YXC Productions, The Guardian.

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