Wednesday, 26 March 2014


The Josie Cunningham Deception: Be angry... Be very angry.

#JosieCunningham #AntisocialNetworking #Trolling #CyberBullying #Hate

Good afternoon, Synapse Circuit Readers! How are you? I hope that you have had a great start to the day! Right now I am angry! Very, very angry! I will tell you why!

Roughly this time last year the British tabloid newspapers (sic) broke the human rights law by publishing the story of Josie Cunningham who had her breasts enhanced through the National Health Service which caused thousands – if not millions of people to be outraged. The majority of the public set on her like starving Rottweiler’s let off the leash into a nursery!

Well one particular tabloid, The Mirror, brought out Ms. Cunningham from hiding once again like some Season of the Witch anniversary! I am so outraged! This is the headline that I caught on Facebook earlier this morning that has inspired me to write...

That’s not news! This is Ms. Cunningham’s personal business that should be of no interest to anyone other than Ms. Cunningham and her own.

Once again the public are being manipulated to think that this is news and that it is their business. Give these feeble minded people a magnifying glass and a spatula and I am quite sure they’d happily scrutinize her bowl movements. “Josie Cunningham is a meat eater and is on a low fibre diet!” IT STINKS!!!!

It seems that the public are so very easy to manipulate; it is a little surprising given the fact that this is the Information Age and we really should be more discerning about what we are told is “news”. But hey, this is not a conspiracy theory about corruption happening right under our noses or is it?

Today I have learned a more important and shocking news that the UK Metropolitan Police Force have shredded a trucks worth of papers that points to misconduct – corruption in carrying out its duty to protect and bring about justice for the wronged. One of the excuses for this travesty is that the Metropolitan Police Force shredded the documents out of the Privacy / Data laws. You would have thought that this would be NEWSWORTHY!!!! But no! The Mirror (apt title to describe the tabloid as a mirror to the face of a vile and ugly society) would have people wasting their valuable time and the little intelligence they’ve got on venomous name calling aimed at Ms. Cunningham. I think it is disgusting! I think The Mirror is being very, very irresponsible. Criminal!!!

Police Corruption

Such is the media that it can invent a person or persons and bring them to the front of the queue for the purpose of distracting the public to more important news! Hmmmm... What happened this time last year???? Hmmmmm... Let me think... Ah, yes! It was the Jimmy SaVile scandal whereby a popular TV presenter was left to his own perverse devices at the BBC studio to abuse women and if that wasn’t bad enough SaVile had free reign over a hospital where he habitually abuse the vulnerable.

And aside from the Metropolitan Police getting rid of evidence of corruption there’s the Conservative government looking to invest into fracking using the situation between Ukraine and Russia to send the public into a panic over the cost of gas. Who will profit from this????

Find out about the process of fracking here:

There is a reason why the Fracking Agenda is being pushed and preferably right beneath our noses. It’s no coincidence that a year later Ms. Cunningham is wheeled out into the public spotlight when there are serious issues that we should be concerned about.
I am now convinced that Ms. Cunningham isn’t a real person and she’s either an actress heavily made up to be a public punching bag / distraction or a computer generated entity. I would imagine that you’d walk right by her without noticing her when the garish make-up and doctored photos is replaced by thoughts of EastEnders (popular UK soap), junk food and alcohol. It is frightening to know that the human brain can be that feeble! Well, the amazing mentalist / illusionist Derren Brown shows us just how easy it is to manipulate the populous! Visit his website at your risk:

In any event the media has no right to call this nonsense regarding Ms. Cunningham, fictitious or not, news. It only serves to make fools out of the public. It is horrendous!



The Josie Cunningham Distraction March 2013 to March 2014:

Woman becomes first person to be jailed for ‘trolling herself’

Internet Trolls Really Are Horrible People Narcissistic, Machiavellian, psychopathic, and sadistic. By Chris Mooney

Fifth Neknominate death after man downed two pints of GIN to 'show who's the boss'.





What do you reckon?

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014


One (M8): Motion Launch. Now where have I seen that function before?

#HTC #OneM8

Good evening, Good Friends! I hope you had a great day and that all is well with you!

Yes, finally, after all the “leaks” HTC has launched the successor to the One... Introducing the One (M8)...  


2G Network   GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network   HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - EMEA, Asia
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - AT&T
HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - T-Mobile
4G Network   LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 – EMEA
LTE 700 / 1700 / 2100 - T-Mobile
LTE 700 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 – Asia
LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - AT&T
SIM     Nano-SIM

Announced: 2014, 25 March
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2014, March, 26th

Dimensions: 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm (5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 in)
Weight: 160 g (5.64 oz)

Type: Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch: Yes
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

HTC Sense UI v6

Alert types: Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers, built-in amplifiers
3.5mm jack   

Card slot: microSD, up to 128 GB
Internal: 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM

Speed: HSDPA, 42 Mbps (21 Mbps - AT&T), HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
NFC (market/operator dependent)
Infrared port 
USB microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host

Primary Dual 4 MP, 2688х1520 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features: 1/3'' sensor size, 2µm pixel size, automatic simultaneous video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, HDR, panorama
Video: 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., video stabilization
Secondary: 5 MP, 1080p@30fps, HDR

Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801
CPU: Quad-core 2.3 GHz (US/EMEA)/ 2.5 GHz (Asia, China) Krait 400
GPU: Adreno 330
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser: HTML5
Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS  with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java via Java MIDP emulator
Colours: Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, Amber Gold
SNS integration
Google Drive (50 GB cloud storage)
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
DivX/XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
Document viewer/editor
Photo viewer/editor
Voice memo / dial / commands
Predictive text input

Non-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh battery
Stand-by: Up to 271 h (2G) / Up to 496 h (3G)
Talk time: Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 20 h (3G)

Hmmmm... I don’t know... That’s my honest first response. Let me ask you the question: Would you, if you have the One 2013, go for the One 2014? If you went for the Samsung Galaxy S3 or S4 would you now switch? Would you as an iPhone user switch?

Would I? Before I answer that let’s weigh it up!

Design-wise it looks very similar to last year’s model and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing as Apple have used the same incremental design strategy (not that it’s working for them) and it appears as though Samsung has adopted the same strategy too!

I can imagine that those who like their smartphone to be some sort of statement i.e. fashion or a badge to show allegiance to one’s favourite manufacturer then the One X (M8) strikes up a good argument! The One (M8) looks delightful and could come off the set of a Sci-Fi movie albeit a sequel! It was pretty much common knowledge that HTC wasn’t going to deviate from its successful design. I do LOVE HTC designs – they are stunning! The One (M8) should go down well.

The next item to sell folk on is, for me, the camera... Oh, I should say that the CPU, RAM and storage are forgone and concluded to be top notch already! At this premium level such components will be powerful and fast! So, HTC are still selling the UltraPixel ideal; I can’t say that I was too impressed with the results of One 2013. For me the cameras on the Galaxy S4, Notes 2 & 3 are better! I would very much like to compare the One (M8) camera to the Galaxy S5. And I have noticed that the Galaxy S5 does 4K video already! On the score of video you can see that the Galaxy S5 is superior. Once again, from my experience the premium HTC handsets of their day were always a bit of a disappointment to me!

Hmmmm... Y’know, it’s one thing to poke a little fun with clever adverts against the competition but the launch itself took every opportunity to throw a bit of mud against Samsung! And you wonder why HTC are making huge losses? It seems that HTC hasn’t learned from Apple’s constant attack on Samsung that to mention or hint at the competition is to give them FREE advertising! If you are launching a mobile phone into today’s market would you keep referring to the competition? Your answer should be a resounding NO!!!! Everytime the competition is mentioned at a press launch it makes intelligent people think more about the competition than your product. The sheep will no doubt use such mudslinging within G Plus communities and other online social networking facilities. Yawn! But intelligent people who weigh up wants on offer will be thinking, “Hmmmm... Well, if they keep mentioning other products in a negative way then maybe it’s because their own product(s) is lacking...” Then you’d look into it some more!

Some have said that Samsung is the Apple of the Android kingdom and I say rubbish! In my humble opinion the Galaxy S range have always surpassed the iPhone (no matter how many so-called tech media keep giving accolades to the iPhone). Samsung have always innovated in ways that Apple just aren’t able to do! Samsung is in a league of its own. If anything HTC is more like Apple in that they have great design principles but they are lagging behind the competition. And just like Apple, HTC feels that it has to utter derision in Samsung’s direction.

HTC is not going to make profits by following the Apple trend of griping like babies. Uh-uh! And you can’t copy the Samsung signature of answering calls without having to press any button and then make snide comments about them; it just comes across a silly! It’s not good for business! HTC gripes about their meagre advertising budget in comparison to Samsung but they blew their budget on their typically forgettable ads – including the Robert Downey Junior ones! HTC just can’t, for some reason unknown to mankind, create good memorable ads. Bad ads lead to bad sales and that leads to a loss of profit! Simple! It’s so important for HTC to not only get their products right in terms of features but they need to sell what the products can do instead of attempting to be clever in their advert content. When Samsung launched the groundbreaking Galaxy S3 they focused solely on what it can do! I can still remember those ads like it was yesterday!

I reckon that the battery life is a major concern to heavy smartphone users. Once again, the One (M8) design doesn’t allow for a removable battery. So, if you are going to go for the One (M8) the power stick is going to be an option! I am going to get one of these power sticks for my One X – if I decide to keep it!

However, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is packing a 2800 mAh battery to the One (M8) 2600 mAh!

Already, just by looking at some of the spec and comparing them to the Galaxy S5 all this talk of “prepare to be One-upped” looks a tad disappointing.

Let me answer the question as to whether or not I’d go for the One (M8) when I am next due to update... I’d have to say no! It’s not an outright absolute “no” but it is a no all the same. That said I will make up my mind by reviewing it.

What do you reckon?   

Take good care!

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Saturday, 22 March 2014


#Incomedia #PaolaGianotti #Paola #Gianotti  #GuinessWorldRecordAttempt

Good late evening / early morning, Synapse Circuit Readers! I hope that all is well with you! It’s great to see that you have been reading and enjoying my articles! More reviews are on the way! There’s a lot to do so please bear with me! Reviews should be online next week! Watch out!

Here’s some wonderful news from Incomedia! You remember Incomedia, right? They are the company behind the brilliant WYSIWYG web design software, WebSite X5!

Incomedia Supports Guinness World Record Attempt
Incomedia to sponsor KeepBrave – an attempt to be the fastest woman to cycle round the world by Italian athlete Paola Gianotti to beat the Guinness World Record

Ivrea (TO) March, 21st 2014 – Incomedia, a leading independent developer and publisher of multimedia software for the PC, is sponsoring Paola Gianotti that left from Ivrea on her bicycle on March, 8th to pedal around the world and gain her very special place in the Guinness World Record books.

    Paola on her Hobo bicycle in the Incomedia offices    

Paola is only the second woman worldwide, to attempt such a demanding challenge. She aims to cover 30 thousand kilometres, cross 22 countries on 5 different continents and must do this within 152 days in order to beat the world record currently held by a Greek lady Juliana Buringh.

After months of rigorous preparation and hard training, Paola Gianotti will begin the trip from Acqui Terme then head to Nice and on to all other cities along the route as agreed with the Guinness World Record committee. Paola will use the “Keep Brave’’ event to promote projects related to environmental protection, health, lawfulness and awareness of different cultures. Experiences on the attempt will be recorded daily in her Blog which has been created with WebSite X5 and published on, as well as on her own social profiles.

    Paola Gianotti and Federico Ranfagni

“We are very happy to be a sponsor of Paola’s adventure. We believe in her and in her chances” says Federico Ranfagni CEO of Incomedia, who explains “This isn’t just about sports, it’s about a huge challenge and dream. We also thought that we could start off our business from Ivrea to then reach the entire world with our WebSite X5 software. We did not have to pedal with our bike, but it did take a great effort to achieve results anyway. The secret lies in the motto that Paola has chosen - Keep Brave, persevere and never give up because dreams can sometimes come true.”

About Incomedia:
Incomedia has over 15 years of experience and is specialized in the production and distribution of a software product dedicated to website creation and mobile solutions for consumers as well as business and educational users. Right now the flagship product is WebSite X5, a software dedicated to website creation, blogs and online stores. It is available in 14 languages and sold in over 40 countries via a network of distributors that includes major names such as Media Markt, Vobis, Best Buy, Carrefour, Staples, etc.

About Paola Gianotti:
Born in Ivrea, Italy, thirty-two years ago, Paola Gianotti achieved a Master's Degree in Economics and Business.  She is passionate about the outdoor world. She is a keen backpacker and she enjoys a wide range of sports. Paola has actively participated in triathlons, cross-country skiing, scuba diving and Thai-boxing.

Paola Gianotti has always strongly believed that sport means personal growth besides challenging personal boundaries.

Follow Paola Gianotti’s Trip on her personal blog- diary at:
Facebook page:
See videos of Paola Gianotti here:
Great stuff, huh? You bet!

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014


Hey, that design above looks very familiar...
#Samsung #GalaxyF #GalaxyS5 #GS5 #MWC2014 #GalaxyS5Prime

Good late evening / early morning, Synapse Circuit Readers! I hope that all is well with you! Hey, have you notice that Samsung are denying any rumour about a premium handset? Well, unsurprisingly they are keeping tight lipped! Well, it’s not as if they are going to admit there’s another handset to come when the launch of the Galaxy S5 is only 6 days away!

But there is speculation over the Galaxy S5 Zoom!

Yes, indeed, as expected there is some talk of the imminent Galaxy S5 Zoom. Here’s the rumoured spec:-

Exynos 5 hexa-core CPU running at 1.3 GHz

16GB of storage

19MP output resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels & full HD video recording
2MP front facing camera is also present.

4.8" 720p

Android 4.4.2, KitKat

Should the above turn out to be accurate then the Galaxy S5 Zoom looks pretty good. I would imagine that there will be an optical zoom on it otherwise the device wouldn’t be worthy of having “Zoom” in the title. With a bit of luck it will be able to record 4K video but there’s no telling; it stands to reason that if the S5’s 16MP camera can record 4K then so should the S5 Zoom! We’ll see!

As it stands the S5 Zoom, potentially, could be a great seller to those, like me, who love taking pictures and sharing instantly. It would be interesting to see how and if the design differs from the S4 Zoom.

The 19MP camera should do the business of delivering the compact digital camera experience within a decent handset. The S4 Zoom had mixed reviews and I think this is down to Samsung trying to keep the incentives going for the main two powerhouse handsets: S4 and Notes 2 & 3.

For a better camera I would be willing to accept a non-full HD smaller screen as I imagine would any keen mobile phone photographer. From what I have been told by a popular mobile phone vendor the S4 Zoom did sell rather well. This is the generation whereby photo and video sharing is a means to maintain bonds nationally and internationally and as 4G has managed to successfully establish itself in the UK / Europe people will want to share pictures and video in the best possible resolution. The S5 Zoom would be perfect!

That’s a question! Well, as this is just speculation I would imagine that the S5 Zoom will not get announced earlier than May or June. But I figure it’ll be announced this summer as it’s a great opportunity to take pictures in natural lighting courtesy of God!

It could very well be that the “Prime” model will be announced also at the same event for the S5 Zoom primarily as it is expected that the iPhone 6 will drop around June. Now either Samsung will announce the alternate S5 based models before the iPhone 6 in order to capture the disenfranchised iPhone users or announce them shortly afterwards to dissipate the impact of the iPhone 6 and, of course, give iPhone users something to think about!

As much as Samsung denies the “Prime” we have seen a third party case manufacturer advertise a case for it which has since been taken offline. They must have prior knowledge and they probably had it in mind that Samsung was going to announce both handsets at the launch!

Top: The Omnia. Bottom: A Samsung concept handset to show of the YOUM flexible screen. The hexagon shape looks very, very similar.


There is a reason why I wanted that radical looking concept design based upon an alleged Samsung design patent. It turns out that the design is the... ...wait for it... It’s the i8910 Omnia HD!!!

I remember when that handset first came out... If I am correct it was the first handset to feature a camera able to record full HD! I wanted one but I heard about other prospects at the time and waited it out. I forgot which handset I got in the end... ...not that it matters! But I did think to myself back then that the i8910 Omnia HD design looked awesome – even if it looked massive compared to what was on the market at the time! Now imagine what if Android had been available at the time... Imagine if Samsung has now gone back to the design to redefine it and update it for today’s market... That design shows that Samsung were ahead of their time and it took several years before large screens took off in the way that they have! Imagine that design all in metal and slimmer! WOW!

Actually, when I think about it I WANT the Omnia design to remain that thick to house a nice big camera, CPU and RAM! Now we’re talking! It also could be that Samsung are going back to the Omnia design for this Tizen handset... Hmmmm...  Anyway, with a bit of tweaking that Omnia design can work wonders for Samsung!

What do you reckon?

Review of the Galaxy S5 coming very soon....

Take good care!

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Monday, 17 March 2014


"When it came out of me it left a gaping hole about this big!"

#JonyIve #Ive #Apple #iPhone6

Good evening, Good Friends! How are you? Me? I am in shock... I am seriously disappointed that my nephew has got an iPhone 5S of all the wonderful choices out there! Lol! I’m kiddin’! Each to his or her own!

Apple fans got a rare treat with the recent interview given by none other than Jony Ive, VP of Design! Whoohoo? Not so much woo or hoo! Here’s why...


"It's not just about aesthetics... Our success is a victory for purity, integrity - for giving a damn." Yeah, yeah... The man is so bleeding annoying! Lol! Anyone would think that he’s just stepped out of the clouds as a saviour of all things computer and mobile!

Here are his thoughts on the competition... “It's theft. What's copied isn't just a design, it's thousands and thousands of hours of struggle... It takes years of investment, years of pain."

I am assuming that it’s yet another pot shot at Samsung and of course a Chinese manufacturer or two that have not only copied the iPhone design but have Android on instead! Hee hee hee... Ok, I can understand that the latter would be enough to cheese him off! But isn’t copying the best form of flattery?

Essentially, Ive and Apple are just trying to claim the oblong shape for a handset as theirs exclusively! Very funny! The oblong shape for mobiles – aka the candybar – has been used for years and by so many manufacturers. If you have been following the Apple vs. Samsung case you’d know that Apple got the design idea for the iPhone from Sony. Samsung just improved the concept and have kept getting better with each model. There is no way that Ive can claim the Galaxy S2 and Note’s 1, 2 and 3 were their idea! Uh-uh!

Such interviews just keep confirming what I have been saying about Apple: sore losers! They may as well stop doing interviews if all they keep doing is gripe and blow smoke up their own derrieres!

All they are doing with this rhetoric is to continue to fuel this “them against us” thinking among their followers. Technology is what it is no matter what it is wrapped up in... Aluminium, glass, polycarbonate, etc! Either it works or it doesn’t! And no matter how many months or years it takes for Apple to design something as simple as a stand it doesn’t justify the costs! Although the PC is losing ground to the tablet and game consoles the PC is still a very cost effective tool for professional users. I would rather buy a PC over the Mac any day of the week!

Take the iPhone 5S, my nephew had to pay £120 upfront and for what??? He could have had a Galaxy S4 or the Note 3 with 4K video recording! My nephew made me laugh when he asked for my Note 2 once the contract has expired! Uh-uh! I can’t wait to see what the Galaxy Note 4 is all about! My nephew could have waited to see what the HTC One 2014 is all about and it’s due in 6 days!

If Apple are going to continue to give such interviews they may as well keep their mouths shut and get down to the business of trying to catch up on the handset front! Oh, not to mention that Android tablet sales continue to eclipse the iPad!

Again, the only innovation that Apple waxes on about is the opening of a new Apple store. Genius! C’mon, Apple! Stop messing around and give the loyal users what they want: A BIGGER SCREEN!

What do you reckon?   

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Thursday, 13 March 2014


$79.95, PC & MAC
#RealLusion #Facefilter3PRO #VirtualMake-up #PhotoRetouching #DigitalPhotography

Good evening, Synapse Circuit Readers! How are you this fine evening? Earlier on during the day it was so, so very wonderful! It looks as though spring has sprung in London, UK! I hope that the weather is treating you all well – wherever you may be!

Y’know, today’s smartphones are improving in one particular area all the time and that is in the area of photography! We’ve seen how smartphones have killed of the pocketcorder such as the Flip! It flipped off! Lol! Ahem... Sorry... Yes, these days the camera on a smartphone is pretty much negating the use of a compact digital camera! Gosh! I own a couple of digital cameras, Panasonic TZ7 and Canon SX220HS. Both cameras are great but I find the cameras on the Galaxy Note 2 and S4 are very capable!

I am planning on taking some portraits at some point this year as I love to study faces! And guess what I will be using to edit / retouch the photos? That’s right, Reallusion’s Face Filter 3 Pro!

Are the days of Adobe numbered? Let me see if I can provide an answer to this question...

If you are familiar with Adobe products and what Adobe has done lately with regards to how they sell their products to consumers you will know that they are renting out their suite of software on a monthly basis. Maybe it’s something that will work for professionals but I do not see it as being a great option for semi-pro / consumers. As you should know by now there are great alternatives to Photoshop that are either very cost effective or freeware! And because of tablets you will find that a good PC is costing less by the month!

What I love about software houses like Reallusion is that they are producing cost effective software that is not only cost effective but offers professional features that really and truly empowers the average Joe or Jo!


Face Filter comes from the software house that has brought you Crazy Talk 7 Pro and therefore the interface is very similar.

Face Filter is a great idea for those that want to perform fast and effective edits on portraits and create lens filter effects on otherwise flat photography.

Face Filter performs the task or set of tasks admirably. Sometimes you just don’t want to bring out the big gun that is Photoshop or other photo manipulation software to perform what should be rudimentary edits in this day and age.

Face Filter 3 is a godsend! It makes light work of retouching portraits and that all too tricky problem area of skin tone and blemishes!

Contained within Face Filter 3 Pro are many templates for adjusting facial features, skin and make-up. The photo effects are brilliant! Because Face Filter 3 Pro is template driven most changes can be made with just one click!

I don’t want to risk boring you with endless repetitions – I try to keep my reviews as short and as sweet as possible! However, I have to say once more that the interfaces that Reallusion creates for their exception software is nothing short of amazing!

Upon launching Face Filter for the first time I was able to perform edits to facial portraits like a pro! There was no time wasted in trying to figure out something. The interface just speaks your mental lingo! I was able to clean-up blemished skin, even-up the tones, reduce lines and wrinkles without making the result look plastic!

I have done such tasks using Photoshop but the results weren’t as convincing as Face Filter 3 Pro!

What’s more is that you can move the interface around to suit the way that you like to work!

The scope for Face Filter 3 Pro is vast! I know for a fact that if you bought yourself a decent professional digital SLR camera and set-up a photography business your costs to set-up will be further reduced as you can bypass Photoshop altogether or get an alternative. Face Filter 3 Pro will definitely enable photo edits that allow the subjects to be recognizable as a human and not a showroom dummy!

Plastic / cosmetic surgeons are using Face Filter 3 Pro to show facial reconstruction!

Beauticians can show how one can look with certain shades of make-up before spending a penny on possible ill-looking products! If you wanted to set-up as a travelling make-up artist then you’d need a cost effect laptop to add to your kit!

Me? I love Face Filter 3 Pro as I love to take portraits and to be able to edit them without spending countless hours trying to make the edits look natural!

There is a “Standard” version of this remarkable software but I say do not bother with it as this Pro version is so inexpensive that you’d think that you’re paying for the standard version!

Face Filter 3 Pro is a truly innovative and outstanding program. Do not let the price fool you! You will be able to edit images up to 6000 x 6000 in resolution which should be enough for most professional applications i.e. desktop publishing.


5 out of 5

Yes, Adobe Photoshop’s days are numbered if it is not dead already! The beauty of Face Filter 3 Pro is that it works standalone! It’s not a filter for Photoshop or alternative programs!

Just in case you weren’t paying attention: Face Filter 3 Pro is inspirational and outstanding software from Reallusion! Just watch out for my review on CrazyTalk Animator 2!

Imagine what would happen if Reallusion decided to make a photo editing / manipulation software! WOW!!!

Reallusion Face Filter 3 Pro scores a magnificent Synapse Circuit Platinum! Awesome!

What do you reckon?

Take good care!

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014


#Incomedia #Professional10Edition #WebSiteX5 #CeBIT

Good evening, Synapse Circuit Readers! I hope that all is well with you and yours! I am so very, very happy that the weather is so much calmer and warm! I hope the weather is being kind to you where you are!

If you have been following my articles on Web Design I have some potentially great news for you! Here’s a new product from Incomedia, WebSite X5 Professional 10! Read on! 

INCOMEDIA to showcase the Professional 10 Edition of WebSite X5® for the first time at CeBIT.

Incomedia will attend CeBIT 2014 in Hannover for the ninth time running, offering the audience an exclusive preview of the Professional Edition of its flagship product WebSite X5®.
Ivrea (Italy), 11th March 2014 - After a successful launch year with four new editions of the award-winning web site editor WebSite X5®, the Italian company will present their new product at the CeBIT exhibition, in Hall 9 - Stand A24. This is the first time that a Professional Edition has been included in the WebSite X5® collection. Incomedia WebSite X5 Professional is the most complete and versatile utility for creating web sites, blogs and online stores designed for web experts.

WebSite X5® Professional 10 is the only software that lets professionals create a site complete with a Mobile App without having to develop the App. This App called “FeedReady” is available now. Simply anchor it to your project and invite users to download it to stay abreast of the news published on the site. With the ability to send Push notifications, the App is also an effective system for actively promoting any news or activities. WebSite X5® Professional 10   is published in 14 languages and is available internationally for less than 200 Euros.

Federico Ranfagni, CEO of Incomedia S.r.l. says: "CeBIT 2014 will be once again an important opportunity for us to present our new WebSite X5® Professional 10. Visitors will be able to see demonstrations of the superior multimedia experience offered by WebSite X5® Professional 10 and its new Mobile App. CeBIT gives us the chance to meet face-to-face with most of our global partners in one location; and it is the ideal opportunity to seed new B2B deals. We are very pleased to participate again at the most important international ICT trade in Europe and are confident that CeBIT 2014 will bring great results."

WebSite X5® Professional 10 is the first web editor with a free stand-alone application that can be used immediately in your own website. The FeedReady Mobile App is a free feed reader for reading, displaying, distributing RSS feeds and blog posts. It is free of charge on the App Store™ or on Google Play™. WebSite X5® Professional 10 is the only website utility software that allows a quick and easy use of their Mobile App, maintaining their customers are always up to date.

More information about WebSite X5® Professional 10:
More information about the FeedReady Mobile App:

Price & Availability:
Incomedia WebSite X5® Professional 10 is now available at 199 €/£ 169/$ 259 from

About Incomedia:
Incomedia, founded in 1998, is a leading independent developer and publisher of multimedia software for the PC. Incomedia’s flagship product WebSite X5®, currently sold in over 40 countries through a well-established network of International distributors, resellers and retailers, was developed with the aim of bringing high-end website creation software at affordable prices to home, business and education users. The software is designed specifically for users who want to publish high-quality websites and online shops, with a professional look and feel in just 5 simple steps.

What do you reckon?

Here’s my first impression of the software...
If the Professional 10 Edition is anything like the WebSite X5 Evolut10n I reviewed last year then WYSIWYG web design is going to be elevated up several notches! The ability to make simple apps is intriguing; it’s probably an HTML5 wrapper. What I am envisioning is HTML5 based apps with the *.ipa and *.apk extensions. I hope to find out soon!
Review coming very soon.... Stay tuned...

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Saturday, 8 March 2014


These concepts just keeps us guessing and possibly disappointed when the reality kicks in!
#Samsung #GalaxyF #GalaxyS5 #GS5 #MWC2014 #GalaxyS5Prime

Good evening, Synapse Circuit Readers! How are you tonight? I hope that life is treating you well – exceptionally so! The Samsung Galaxy S5 launch is still burning warm, however the heat is on with the launch of the next generation HTC One (M8) and the Oppo Find 7! As predicted there is a little twist surrounding Samsung... Yes, the Samsung Galaxy F!

Is the Galaxy F a codename for the S5 Prime?

Samsung has had some codenames in the past and the one that I remember was the “Galaxy Q”. The Galaxy Q turned out to be the Galaxy Note – if memory serves me correctly! I remember the excitement it caused as we speculated as to what it could be! The Galaxy Q actually exists as a small handset with a QWERTY keyboard. If the Galaxy Q, back then, was a codename for the Note then the “Q” stood for “quill”, it stands to reason.

So, I guess the “F” must stand for “future-proof”. I know that Samsung has taken out other naming standards that I can’t recall at this moment. However, I do think that Samsung will be looking to remain at the top of the game especially as HTC have created an alternative to the Galaxy S (and iPhone) with the One. Come March the 25th we’ll be seeing what the next generation One entails! If that’s not enough there’s the aforementioned Oppo Find 7 to come in 10 days, 19th March and the specs on it is similar to that of the would be Galaxy S5 Prime: a 5.5" screen with a massive 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, 13MP camera (at one time it was said to be 50MP) and it is driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor!

Certainly the Oppo Find 7 will effectively diminish Samsung’s position at the top of the Android handset throne. Therefore I am sure that Samsung will announce their next generation Galaxy range. The clues are in what Samsung Vice President for Brand Stephen Taylor had to say about the aftermath of the Galaxy S5 launch, "I don't think that people need radical re-designs every year..."

I can understand the idea here... The Galaxy S and Note range have a very distinctive look and why rock the boat if people have come to love that design theme?

"You have to create a design theme that people identify with. If you came out with a radical design right now, would that have fitted with the Galaxy story that we have created over the last 3 or 4 years? It's about making evolutions that matter, so I think the improvements to the covers, finishes and colours are a step forward for people...”

There you go! I agree with what Samsung did with the GS5 however, there is a very strong market for Techno-Fetishists, like me, who want the absolute best that technology has to offer!

"If you look at the feedback, it felt like making [the phone] more durable and keeping the sleek design was what people were after. Waterproof and dustproof elements are more important."

So, that tells me Samsung are not only listening to folks that want a practical phone for everday living they are also listening to the Techno-Fetishists too! Or at least I hope they are! I am expecting something out of this world from Samsung this year – apart from the Note 4! I am looking at the Note 4 come December when my contract for the Note 2 runs out!

Samsung announcing the Galaxy S5 as early as they did was, I suspect, to maximize awareness to the current owners of the GS3 who are due for an upgrade right about now! I know that several of my GS3 friends are definitely upgrading to the GS5 when it is available next month!

Many people become stuck in their ways when they are satisfied with a handset and will not budge. But there are folks who are looking for another experience! I am telling you right now that what LG, Huawei, Archos, HP and Oppo – to name a few –are doing at the moment is quite compelling!

I would imagine that people like me are that grey area where we can go for something else while we are waiting to upgrade; towards the end of the year more handsets come out and it gives us more of a choice when we’re considering upgrading. Samsung has got some stiff competition this year! How will they cope?

What do you reckon?

Review coming very soon.... Stay tuned (pun unintended but works so well)...  

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Friday, 7 March 2014


#HTC #Desire #Desire310 #BudgetAndroidHandsets

Good late evening, Synapse Circuit Readers! How are you tonight? I hope that life is treating you well! In the last article I did on HTC I mentioned their 100M loss last year and it seems to me that HTC are on the warpath, making up for lost time. Time equals money!

Let’s take a look at the spec:-

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 - EU, Asia, China
HSDPA 850 / 2100 - Asia

Dual SIM (Mini-SIM, dual stand-by)

Exp. release 2014, April

Dimensions: 132.4 x 68 x 11.3 mm (5.21 x 2.68 x 0.44 in)
Weight: 140 g (4.94 oz)

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 480 x 854 pixels, 4.5 inches (218 ppi pixel density)

HTC Sense UI 5.1

Alert types: Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack   

microSD, up to 32GB
Internal 4GB, 1GB RAM

Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
USB microUSB v2.0

Primary 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels
Features Geo-tagging, face detection
Video  Yes, 1080p
Secondary VGA

Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset Mediatek MT6582M
CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Mali-400
Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser: HTML5
Radio FM radio
GPS: A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java MIDP emulator
Colours: Black, White
SNS integration
MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
Document viewer
Photo viewer/editor
Voice memo/dial
Predictive text input

Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery
Stand-by: Up to 852 h
Talk time: Up to 11 h

Well, the Desire 310 comes across as a hybrid that combines the ZTE Blade and the Motorola Moto G with some pros and cons.

Quad-core 1.3GHz
microSD up to 32GB

4GB internal memory
4.5 inches, 480 x 854 pixels, 218 ppi

The Moto G has a slightly slower quad-core 1.2GHz, 8GB internal memory, a 4.5” screen with a HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 326 ppi pixel density. For some reason Google has an aversion to external memory and I hope that Lenovo will not follow that trend.

The Desire 310 could come in at a lower price point, say, £89 as opposed to £120 for the 8GB Moto G.

I can see this handset going down well with folk who prefer the smaller screen and aren’t in need of the power as found on premium handsets. The 4GB onboard storage looks like it’s enough to store a couple of free call and messaging apps and social networking apps.

As always, HTC has done a sterling job of the design and I can see the Desire 310 appealing to young teenagers too!

I feel that Google ought to make it a rule that budget handsets should have no less than 8GB storage and 2GB RAM as standard. As premium handsets become more powerful the budget / level entry handsets should also get an upgrade. What HTC, Motorola and others are doing with the budget handset is good but it could be better. I am quite sure that other manufacturers eager to break the European and US markets will deliver such a budget handset towards the fall of this year. Manufacturers like Archos and Acer have been trying to crack the handset (and tablet market) and therefore they might skip the budget market and produce a midrange phone that undercuts Google Nexus to represent better value. We’ll see.

Let’s hope that HTC manages to get the marketing right this year as their handsets are looking very promising this year!

What do you reckon?
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Thursday, 6 March 2014


Has the best WYSIWYG web design program on the market gotten better?

#Serif #WebPlusX7 #SerifWebPlusX7 #WebDesign

Good evening, Synapse Circuit Readers! How are you? How was your day? It was such a beautiful spring day earlier! I hope the weather is being good to you wherever you may be!

Yes, the Mobile World Congress is over and, as promised, it’s time to bring you some reviews! Yay! If you have been following my articles on the subject of Web Design then you may be delighted with this WYSIWYG offering from Serif, WebPlus X7! Read on...

Once installed I was, once again, pleasantly surprised with the fantastic job that Serif has done to update the familiar interface. The interface is truly outstandingly sleek and leads to effortless productivity!

Once you register the program through a toll free phone call you then get more navigation button styles which are brilliant – especially the ones aimed at the music industry! Well done!

The way you start a project has changed whereby you are given more of a selection: in the first instance we have 3 sample sites to introduce you to the ‘assets’, ‘sliders’ and ‘video’.

If you are familiar with previous versions of WebPlus you may wish to start a new web design project straightaway. What you will notice is that you are faced with options to start a desktop or mobile (iPhone oriented) sites. Yes, usually with Android handsets you can view a desktop site with relative ease due to the larger displays sporting a high resolution. But, yes, the choice to start a mobile site is there!

Most importantly, you can have instant access to excellent tutorials.

Just in case you haven’t been following my web design articles and you are completely new to web design you should know that CSS stands for cascading style sheets. Essentially, what CSS does is to give the website a style structure in how it displays fonts, layout, navigation buttons, etc. Please do not worry about CSS at this stage; very, very fortunately Serif has made it easy for you to edit the look of navigation buttons, background images and so on. You just click on the object that you wish to change and then choose the ‘Edit CSS Properties’ tool. Easy! However, it wouldn’t hurt to know a bit about CSS as it can be helpful to use some fantastic free CSS resources available online!

We’ll come to adding extra bits of code such as HTML and CSS later...

WebPlus X7 supports HTML5 which has practically replaced Adobe Flash for simple animation, sliders, navigation / buttons, sound, video and more.

What I appreciate and what experienced HTML coders will appreciate is that it is now very easy to see the HTML code of a particular aspect of the site. Cool! So, if you are able to code you may find it easier – possibly faster to edit aspects of your site.

Learning to code HTML is not difficult; some find it laborious and some find it preferable to make the code as lean as possible. It is a known fact that some WYSIWYG web design programs can produce bad code which may prove to be a disaster in different web browsers. Most coders I know were there from the start of the worldwide web and had to code because no program existed. I got there a little later. Lol! That’s why I do not like coding from scratch.

It is useful to know a bit about code because it allows you to insert HTML snippets that can be gotten via the Internet. It’s a matter of knowing where to add the snippets. You can add things like JavaScript and CSS for example. There are other sorts of code such as CGI = common gateway interface and PHP = Personal Home Page (Tools) and more besides. In an ideal world we’d be fully fluent in these coding languages. For the most part you won’t need PHP and CGI when using WebPlus X7 as it has a feature called ‘Smart Objects’ that enables the processing of interactive elements such as form handling, polls, forums, mailing lists and more. Usually such items would be processed using CGI and / or PHP. Now continuing with talking code...

Yes, you’re probably wondering why I am continuing with the subject of code when talking video... Bear with me...

You’ll be pleased to know that there is a new video player included in the bag of tricks! You can now add your own videos free of YouTube if that is desirable. The player can be customised to match the colour scheme of your website. The possible downer is that you are left with the watermark from the video player originator, Flowplayer. If you want to get rid of the logo there are paid options to do so. Check out the Flowplayer site:

It would have been ideal if Serif had provided more video (and audio) player options – especially as there are some free and / or cost effective media players out there. Check out the JPlayer! This is where you need to understand a little bit of code in order to insert this wonderful code that will give you an audio and video player for free! Yes, FREE!!!! Sure, you can purchase customizable skins for a very, very reasonable price. Check it out:

The instructions on how to use the skin is pretty much straightforward if you can’t live with the Flowplayer watermark appearing in your video.

In addition you have YouTube and Vimeo players that you can add to your web page. However, the YouTube video component allows you to add a playlist which is very, very handy if you make loads of video content. With a bit of luck you can earn some cash through monetizing your YouTube videos.

Serif has delivered one of the best WYSIWYG web design programs on the market today! I recommend it! It has the edge over the competition for ease of use and the Smart Objects goes that extra mile to empower the non-coder. Trust me it is a relief to receive form results using that method (Smart Objects). PHP is a good method of processing forms, etc but you really have to know what you’re doing. Just one character in the wrong place can render the PHP coding useless!

Serif WebPlus X7 has so much going for it that you’ll be wondering what you’d have done without it. Oh, don't forget the fantastic array of clipart from social network icons to usable photos and illustrations. Awesome!

If you want to build websites painlessly then Serif WebPlus X7 is the way to go! 






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