Michael Angelo Batio – The No. 1 Shredder in the World!

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The living legend, Michael Angelo Batio is a standout amongst the most eminent and spearheading lead guitarists on the planet. He is mostly acknowledged for his V-Shaped Dual-Wielding and otherworldly Quad-Wielding unique and bizarre guitar playing using both hands simultaneously. He was accredited as the ‘Number 1 Shredder of All Time’, ‘One of the Top 50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time’, and was listed amongst ‘Top 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists’ of All Time by the ‘Guitar World Magazine’.

With his unique playing styles, pulsating on-stage performance, matchless attitude, and unprecedented techniques, he conceived an immaculate arrangement of performance standard and turned into icon-to-follow for the present day guitarists in the world.

 

Early Life

Michael, also known as ‘Mike Batio’ or ‘MAB’ was born in 1956 in Chicago, Illinois where he drove his initial youth amidst piano, guitar and music composition. He started playing piano at only 5 and he was 10 when he first experienced playing the guitar. His prodigious talent allowed him to play faster than his guitar instructor with only two years of learning. He let the music industry know about his talent and extraordinary potential by winning the ‘All-State Jazz Solo Award’ only at 14.

He graduated from Northeastern Illinois University in Music Theory and Composition. After graduation, he composed music for several big name chains like KFC, Pizza Hut, Burger King, McDonalds, United Airlines and so forth.

 

 Career (Part 1) – Holland

Michael started his profession as a musician with a heavy metal band – ‘Holland’, a Tommy Holland setup in 1984. They released ‘Little Monsters’, their first album in 1985 that received somewhat of a mixed response from the audience. However, the band was part up not long compiling the material from their album sessions, which was later titled ‘Wake Up the Neighborhood’ and released in 1999 under Michael’s own record label M.A.C.E. Music.

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Career (Part 2) – The Michael Angelo Band

Michael started his own band ‘The Michael Angelo band’ in 1986 with Michael Cordet in lead vocal, Paul Cammarata in drums, and Allen Hearn as the bass guitarist. They composed some singles together but did not release any albums.

 

Career (Part 3) – Nitro

After the split up of the band Holland, Michael assisted the superstar metal singer Jim Gillette on his solo ‘Proud to be Loud’ in 1987. After that event, together with Jim Gillette, Michael founded ‘Nitro’ with Bobby Rock on drums and T.J. Racer as the bassist. They released their first album ‘O.F.R’ in 1989. One of the notable music videos of this album was ‘Freight Train’ in which Michael first showed his prowess with his legendary Quad Guitar.

It was in 1992 when Nitro released their second and final album ‘Nitro II: H.W.B.W.S.’ with new members Johnny Thunder and Ralph Carter replacing Bobby Rock and T.J. Racer. Nitro was disbanded soon after their final release.

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Career (Part 4) – Solo

Mike founded his personal record label ‘M.A.C.E. Music’ in 1993. Under this label, he released his first album ‘No Boundaries’ in 1995. He developed a website for it in 1996 and the label became the first of its kind with a website. ‘Holiday Strings’ was his first cover album on classical Christmas Music.

Throughout the following couple of years, he released several full-length studio albums (Planet Gemini, Tradition, Lucid Intervals and Moments of Clarity and so on) with instrumental video (Jam With Angelo) and DVDs (Speed Kills, Speed Lives, Speed Kills 2, Speed Kills 3, 25 Jazz Progressions and MAB Jam Session).

His most anticipated album ‘Hands Without Shadows’ came out in 2005 with featuring star musicians, such as Mark Tremonti, Rudy Sarzo, and Bill Peck. Michael came up with his first multimedia show ‘Hands Without Shadows – A Tribute to Rock Guitar’ in 2011. He toured more than 55 countries with his show from 2012 to 2014 around the world.

 

Conclusion

Michael is a gifted musician who also writes songs, columns and works as a producer. He has opened up a new horizon with his virtuoso lead guitar solo playing style with his exceptional guitar playing. He invented and designed the ground-breaking ‘Dual Guitar’ and ‘Quad Guitar’. His signature stage move was called ‘MAB Over-Under’. He is a magician who can undoubtedly mesmerize the audience with his hands and guitar strings.

 

Press Release: Apple Bengaluru Support Center

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May 18, 2016

Bengaluru – The New Destination for Apple iOS App Design and Development Support Program

First Ever Initiative to Support Indian Developers in Fabricating New and Original Mobile Apps

Mumbai, INDIA: Today Apple® declared a fortification project to gear-up the development of the iOS Developer Community in India.

There is a strong base of iOS developers in India who make all kinds of applications for iOS platform. Consequently, Apple decided to inspire and help improve their experience towards apps making by establishing a support system in Bengaluru – The IT Hub of India.

According to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, “India is home to one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial iOS development communities in the world”. He added, “With the opening of this new facility in Bengaluru, we are giving developers access to tools which will help them create innovative apps for customers around the world”.

Apple experts will work in mutual consultation on app making with developers every week. They will also provide direction on Swift™ – the potent and spontaneous programming language of Apple to develop apps for iOS, Apple TV®, Mac® and Apple Watch®. With Swift, developers can write more protected and reliable code, as well as, save time and generate more affluent app experience at the same time. According to Toptal, a developer placement firm, in 2015, app developer’s job asking for Swift rose by 600 percent.

“We have worked closely with Apple to transform the Snapdeal app and offer our users the best possible experience,” claimed Snapdeal co-founder and CEO Kunal Bahl. He also asserted, “Apple’s expert guidance on the interface and user experience has helped us build an app that our consumers love. We are thrilled Apple will have a local presence which will amplify our efforts to develop more high-quality apps for our digital commerce ecosystem.”

Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal said, “This is a huge vote of confidence in India’s developer community and a tremendous opportunity to gain world-class design and development expertise. Apple’s support will help drive growth and accelerate progress among the country’s vast talent pool.”

In the opinion of NASSCOM President R Chandrashekhar, “Apple’s investment in Bengaluru through its iOS Development Accelerator will have far-reaching effects for the area’s rapidly growing and highly talented developer community. The skills and training they gain through this effort will significantly improve their app design and help them reach a broader market. Initiatives like these move the country forward in our efforts to advance a growth-led and sustainable technology sector.”

The Bengaluru Support System is expected to open in early 2017.

In 1976, Apple started it revolutionary journey and today it is leading the world innovation with iPhone, Mac, Apple Watch, iPad, and Apple TV. Be it iOS or tvOS or watchOS or OS X, Apple is the name for most stable and consistent platform for flawless experience across all Apple devices. App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud allow people with advanced services. 100,000 employees of Apple are dedicated to making best efforts to make the best products and leaving the world with something new over and over again.

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David Beckham and his First Ever USA GQ Cover Page … Usual Super Hot!!

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The gallant David Beckham appeared on his first-ever GQ Magazine, USA April Edition.


This former Superstar Soccer Legend shared his thoughts about him being with the tabloid, how he manages home and work life and how he misses soccer.

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“I am secure as a person, as a husband, as a dad. I have gone past the point of really worrying, caring” he says about the demeanor of life.


He says, “I get physically ill when I have to leave the kids now”. He informed GQ that he can watch ‘Frozen’ hundredth times with his daughter Harper.

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Well, even with his busy schedule he says “I miss soccer every day. I don’t know whether it’s the athlete in me or the passion I have for the game. I always think I can step back on the field and play…You know, maybe I could play another year in the U.S. If I was still living in L.A., I would probably really seriously think about coming back for a year. But we are living in London, and the kids are happy in the school…”


For more please visit GQ

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Essentials: Every Man Should Own These 8 Pair of Shoes

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01. Lace-Up Black Oxfords

A simple black dress shoe, every man should own a pair of this classic shoes right? It’s a simple pair of shoes but a surprisingly smart one at that and more importantly, you can wear it in any agenda of yours without a hitch!

02. Brown Brogues 

The Brown Brogues are always a great option for your wardrobe with very stylish and classy designs.

03. Monk Straps 

The Versatility of double strap monk shoes is second to none.

04. Boat Shoes

For casuals, nothing and I mean nothing can be better than boat shoes. Polo Shirt and Shorts would combine great with boat shoes.

05. Converse

Your wardrobe ain’t gonna be completed without a pair of converse, it is as simple as that.

06. Running Shoes

Be it road running, running on a treadmill in the gym, running a track or perhaps a forest road – just keep in mind to find the right fit.

07. Moccasins/ Loafers/ Driving Shoes   

Be it Leather or Suede or Synthetic or some other materials these pair of shoes are renowned for their comfort and usage.

08. Boots 

Well, be it Chukka or Chelsea or may be Western or Hiking – Boots, the art of Manliness.

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9 Apps that will Make Your Life Easier

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1. Google Drive

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       Google Drive for iOS     Google Drive for Android

Wherever you are, as long as you have a smart device with an internet connection, you can access your files from anywhere in this whole wide world through Google Drive. It’s a Cloud based service from Google to let you obtain your data in your Gmail account drive. You can store files like documents, photos, videos and share those files for others to view, comment or edit those files.

2. Evernote

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Evernote for iOS     Evernote for Android

Little Notes, Checklists, Agendas and all those little things that you suddenly remember and suddenly forget (!), well, here comes Evernote app to save the day for you. It’s more like a small-time secretary to you which reminds you of many of those little things that will definitely make your life a lot easier.

3. ProShot

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ProShot for Android     ProShot for iOS

With loads of power-packed features, Proshot is definitely Camera Replacement App and you can find in the marketplace right now. Features include – Auto, Program, Manual, and two fully configurable Custom modes, just like a DSLR. It also includes manual focus assist and zoom with just one finger. The developers are suggesting, ‘Leave the heavy DSLR at home, ProShots got your back’.

4. GoodLook

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GoodLook for iOS                GoodLook for Android

Now you would definitely feel great when there is a virtual guide that keeps you introducing new and trendy lifestyle tips. There are articles about the current trends going on in fashion industries. You can choose your personal likings from a wide variety of matching tips.

The whole set of Entire Looks is also available in this app with specific tailored product. You can log in the app via your Facebook ID and save your favorite looks. You can also get access to different Instagram articles on trending fashion closet and lifestyle options.

5. Clap! Phone Finder (Android only)

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Clap! Phone Finder (Android)

Can’t seem to remember where you left your phone? On top of it, the phone was kept in vibrate or silent mode? Well, now all you have to do is to just clap and you would instantly know where your phone is. How? Just install Clap! Phone Finder app (Android). This app lets you find your phone by clapping even if your phone was being kept in silent or vibrate mode.

6. MyScript Calculator

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MyScript Calculator (iOS) MyScript Calculator (Android)

This awesome calculator operates on handwriting. What you need to do is write the mathematical expressions and the app will solve it for you in seconds. It’s just easy, simple and intuitive.

7. KeyMe

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KeyMe (iOS)     KeyMe (Android)

Every once in awhile, we tend to forget about our keys and sometimes even feel like banging our head on the wall in crucial times. Fortunately, we have a smart app – KeyMe, which scans and stores a digital copy of the key. Did you lose your keys? Don’t fret, just go to KeyMe automated kiosks and have a brand new one and get copies mailed to you.

8. Dashlane

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Dashlane (iOS)     Dashlane (Android)

Dashlane is a highly practical and handy Digital Wallet and Password Manager. This extremely productive app lets you keep all of your passwords in one safe place. It stores important information and security codes with security notes. Among many other features, you can store credit card securely in your mobile wallet and use wallet app to make secure payments on the go.

9. Waze

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Waze (iOS)     Waze (Android)

Well, Nobody wants to get stuck in a traffic, so why to take a chance, since Waze is there to save the day for you. Waze is a community-based contributing and benefitting from traffic and navigation app. With this app, you can have real-time information about the route you want to take. You can also get alerted and cheapest gas prices from the shared community.

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6 Things to Consider Before Buying A Projector

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Planning to buy a portable projector for home theatre surround system or do you want to replace a feature-packed latest model with the old one? Then you need to consider some important points before going for the kill.

1. Ambient Lighting

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Brighter ambient lighting means more lumens resulting in more brightness. Therefore, it is vital that you check the lumens before you make the acquisition. Since the lighting around the room could wash out the image quality of the projector and try to pack as much as lumens within your budget.

2. Available Pixels

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Now in this High-Definition and 3D era, if the projector can’t produce enough pixels on the screen it would seriously ruin the mood of the house. As a result, here comes the new feature-packed Full HD 1920 x 1080p and 3D enabled 16:9 widescreen aspect ratios projectors.

3. Battery Backup Capability

Though it’s not widely available yet, there are some projectors which also can be powered by batteries for a time duration of one to two hours. Projectors usually consume a lot of power, hence, it would be a good idea to consider this battery backup capability since sometimes it may come in handy in desperate times.

4. Cost-Effectiveness

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There were times when projectors used to be caused exorbitant – something higher than a thousand bucks ($1000+). Only basic models were priced $1000 and most branded ones were even priced more than $1000. However, nowadays the price is getting cheaper with lots of models and features to choose from. Mini projectors with 80 lumens priced at $25-$30. 1800 lumens Full HD 3D HDMI enabled projector priced at $65. There are still some pricey projectors with fully loaded gears and all. For small time presentations, group presentations, minute business presentations, miniature meetings, multimedia training can quite easily be done through those mini and low-priced projectors.

5. Projector Screen

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A projector can only be considered good when the surface the projector is being projected on is good. While the projector screen became quite optional for home theatre usage, it can still be a good alternative since the matte vinyl fabric or pull down fabric can serve the purpose quite well. Nevertheless, today, people prefer a particular section of a wall with projector-friendly paint (Reflective matte paint literally) since there is no fabric here that can get worn or ripped.

6. Lamp Replacements and Other Extra Costs

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One of the major buying concerns should be replacement and maintenance cost of the lamp and other accessories of the projector. Typically, the projector bulbs don’t last long since it requires high energy for it to operate. Consequently, before buying a projector you should consider the lifetime of the bulb – how many hours it can serve. In general, these bulbs usually last 2000 hours.

So, I presume, now you have some specific things to consider before buying your next portable projector. Hopefully, you can find the right one for you and keep enjoying your life. Note that, some projectors come with a built-in sound system, except, whether you want to invest in a sound system or not depends on you.

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HP 15-AY013NR Laptop (Review)- Emerged With A Boom!

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Anyone of you fantasizing, ‘How good it would be if I had a laptop packed with Full HD display, an SSD, 2016 Skylake Core i5 Processor under $400’? Well, your dream has come closer than ever before – with the brand new offering of HP’s new laptop. A feature-crammed mid range laptop with a very very competitive price – We are having a talk about HP 15-AY013NR.

A pricey SSD Storage, 6th Generation Core-i5 Processor and 1920 x 1080p 15.6” Display and 8 GB SD RAM with an entry level price range make the deal really amazing. So, let’s not waste any more time and get deeper into the specs of this brand new laptop.     

First Look

Design

At the first look, you would immediately be attracted to its brushed aluminum metal design. Even if it can be characterized a desktop replacement, with a lightweight construction of only 4.65 pounds with an optical drive makes it somewhat portable.

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Display

One of the mind-blowing uniqueness of this full blown laptop would be its Full HD 1080p WLED Backlit display. It also offers anti-glare coating to exploit the viewing capability in sunny condition. Although the display is not touch-enabled, it may not be an important deal for everyone.

Keyboard

With the enclosure of dedicated island-style keyboard which is quite usual for a 15.6” screen size, the keypad, and the standard trackpad also serves its purpose quite typically. The deficiency we found here is – no backlight keyboard, but we can forget about it by looking at the striking specs of the laptop.

The Specs Breakdown

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Processor

HP 15-AY013NR comes with the Dual Core 6th generation Skylake Core i5-6200U Processor with a frequency of 2.3 GHz (turbo up to 2.8GHz). This 2016 model 14nm chip can definitely live up to your expectations since it can deal with whatever you throw at it with ease.

RAM

A very bountiful 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM can surely be able to pleasure a normal user as well as a hardcore user at the same time. With this generous amount of ram, multitasking will be as smooth as plain water.

Storage

If you dream of an SSD with a mid-range budget, then this laptop is definitely can be a big ‘Yes’ for you. With the 128 GB of SSD storage, we guess it’s a great treat for a bargain.

 

Connectivity

On the proximity of the laptop connectivity options include One USB 3.0 port; Two USB 2.0 ports; A headset jack; An Ethernet port A Memory Card Slot and An HDMI port.  The only shortcoming in the connectivity department is that the laptop consists only a single USB 3.0 port. Otherwise, an extra USB 3.0 port would make this laptop almost perfect at this price range.

Now when it comes to Wi-Fi, it’s a faster one with integrated 802.11 ac wireless. This support is more regular with high-end notebooks while you can have this feature in this mid-range price set.

 

Video Editing & Gaming

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While the integrated Intel HD 520 Graphics Card is adequate for usual high-quality video streaming and editing (even 4k), this graphics chip is not made for gaming. As a result, the gamers will rather be disappointed with this specific model of laptop.

 

Battery Life

Battery life can be another plus point for HP 15-AY013NR since we found out about 6 hours of battery life in our model. Although the company promises over 7 hours of battery life, we believe the 6 hours battery life is well performed in this model.

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To sum it up, we can say that it’s a great desktop replacement with cool and solid design, Full HD Display, Fast Storage, Stable Performance and above average battery life for day to day usage. Unless you are looking for a gaming laptop with dedicated graphics card, this HP 15-AY013NR surely will not disappoint you. There happens to be an another variety available (Model Name: HP 15-AY011NR) with 1 TB of SATA 5400 RPM Hard Drive instead of the solid state drive of 128 GB. You can choose either one based on your storage priority.

You can check out the deals HP 15-AY013NR  and HP 15-AY011NR

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