Everybody remain calm because a Schitt’s Creek movie could literally (said in Moira accent) be happening. And we love that journey for them.
In an interview with Jeremy Parsons and Janine Rubenstein for the People, EW and TNT’s SAG Awards pre-show, Sarah Levy, who played Café Tropical owner Twyla, said she’d be “here” for a movie.
“I keep hearing about a movie!” Levy said. “This remains to be seen, but I’m here for it if that’s the case.”
The actress starred in the popular sensation alongside brother and father Dan and Eugene Levy, who co-created the series. The show was nominated for five SAG Awards last night for its final season, and took home the award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, as well as Female Actor in Comedy Series for Catherine O’Hara’s role, Moira Rose.
Sarah told Parsons and Rubenstein that the family has had many conversations about the show around the dinner table over the years.
“It’s just been an ongoing conversation for close to a decade at this point, and so the success of it hasn’t changed the conversations,” she said. “It was really just the quality of the show that was the most important part, and everything else was just the cherry on top.”
The show premiered in 2015 on Canadian network CBC and followed an affluent family’s fall from wealth when they’re forced to move to their only piece of property left: a small town in the middle of nowhere called Schitt’s Creek, where they meet and grow close to the locals who live there played by Emily Hampshire, Chris Elliot, Noah Reid, Dustin Milligan and more.
Years after the show’s premiere it garnered much attention and praise and has become a huge global sensation. Last year, they even swept the Emmys, taking home a whopping nine awards for their final season.
What a, er, happy ending a movie would be for the Rose family and their friends. So here’s to hoping we see all the beloved characters on the big screen because it would be “simply the best.”
By Tessa Petak for InStyle
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One of the things that often goes hand-in-hand with the countless hacks and data leaks we’ve written about in the past, and which continues to dominate cybersecurity news headlines, is the frequency with which people keep making the same dumb password-related mistakes over and over again.
One of the most egregious mistakes that people make — and the reason so many people’s account credentials end up being found in the hands of hackers, thanks to sites like Have I Been Pwned — is the re-use of passwords across multiple accounts. According to a new survey from the UK’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), another involves people using their pet’s name as an account password.
Millions of British people are actually doing this, according to a BBC summary of the survey’s findings. And, it should go without saying, this is obviously a pretty shoddy password choice, since a pet name is something a hacker could easily guess or find out. “We may be a nation of animal lovers,” NCSC communications director Nicola Hudson told the BBC, “but using your pet’s name as a password could make you an easy target for callous cyber-criminals.”
The NCSC survey, meanwhile, doesn’t stop there, because people’s terrible password choices extend well beyond Fido and Senator Buttons. Also identified in the survey:
- 14% of people said they use some form of a family member’s name as a password;
- 13% pick a notable date of some kind;
- And 6% make another of the most egregious password mistakes (using “password” in some form, as their, erm, password).
Roughly 40% of the survey respondents said they had never chosen a password that would be as easy to guess as one of the previous choices. Meanwhile, some of the additional dumb password options that people in this survey copped to include the password being connected to a favorite sports team, TV show, or a string of obvious numbers like “123456.”
Along those same lines, we noted in a previous post recently just how often people use embarrassingly obvious numerical passwords that even a child could guess. Such that, as we noted in the post, you can probably guess some of the top three worst iPhone passcodes that users often default to when they can’t be bothered to think of a hard choice (mind you, these are all four-character passcode options, but you should definitely take advantage of your phone giving you the option to choose a longer passcode to lock your device) — In order, the top worst option is “1234,” followed by “1111” and then “0000.”
Best practices that the NCSC recommends include picking random words to string together as a password, along with adding in special characters like an exclamation point. Perhaps even more important is creating a separate, unique, and strong password for your email account, since email is often what’s used to reset passwords that you have elsewhere.
Article by Andy Meek for BGR
We spoke to some animal expurrts to find out.
Picture this: You’re cuddled up on the couch, with your favorite show on TV and maybe a fluffy blanket. Suddenly, your beloved kitty pads over and jumps up on the couch next to you. With a cat in your lap, the coziness is complete. Except instead of the warm furry weight you expect, you feel a rough, sandpapery tongue on your hand. It kind of hurts, right? Cat tongues have little tiny backward hooks on them to pick up debris from their fur, and it sort of feels like they’re exfoliating your skin. But more importantly, why do cats lick you in the first place?!
If this scene sounds familiar but leaves you feeling confused, you’re not alone. Cats and humans have been suffering communication problems for years: We don’t speak meow, and they can’t get our alphabet right. Fortunately, we’ve reached out to cat experts who know exactly what your cat is trying to tell you when they treat you like they would their paw.
It means you’re their family
Cat families and cat friends groom each other regularly. If you’ve got more than one cat at home, you’ve probably seen one licking the other’s face while they lounge in a sunbeam. It’s pretty cute! But why do cats lick you? Well, it’s a good sign that you’ve been accepted into your cat’s inner circle: an honorary cat, if you will. Basically, your cat loves you!
“To a cat, it doesn’t matter that you are human,” says Dr. Sara Ochoa, DVM. “Once they have come to care for you, they will treat you the same way as any member of its group.” According to Jodi Ziskin, Healthy Pet Coach and Director of Communications for Treatibles, cats are excellent communicators: “They use their eyes, head butts—aka head boops—and vocalizations” to get their messages across. Ziskin says that cats’ “gentle ‘love’ nibbles or light licks” are a way of showing affection and that some cats even give kisses! She says that your pet may also show affection by purring, nuzzling up to you, or rubbing their head against your body.
It’s how they comfort you
Have you noticed your cat being more attentive when you’re feeling down? Dr. Ochoa says that if you are sick or otherwise stressed, your cat may lick you to help calm you down or make you feel better, “just like it would another cat in the wild.”
According to Dr. Ochoa, “cats have a very good sense of illness in other members of their group,” so if you’re feeling less than stellar you might find your feline companion lingering by your side. There’s evidence that owning a pet helps you to be happier and less stressed, so some cuddle time with your cat might be just what you need to get over that breakup or head cold.
And also how they comfort themselves
Since cats spend so much of their day grooming themselves, when they’re anxious it can tip over into over-grooming. “Some cats lick when they are stressed as a way to comfort themselves,” says Ziskin. “They may lick themselves or their person. A way to tell if the licking is stress-related is if it goes on for an extended period of time.” Because your cat is closely bonded to you, they may lick you to relieve their stress as well as themselves. If your cat has any bald spots or you see them constantly licking themselves (or you!), it’s best to take them to the vet.
Or they could be marking their territory
Cats are territorial animals, which means that many kitties consider their humans (you!) to be their property or “territory.” Yup, that means that one of the answers to the question “why do cats lick you” is that they’re marking you to other cats as their own. Dr. Ochoa compares this behavior to “spraying”—the way that cats use urine to mark their territory. So, it could be worse! According to Dr. Ochoa, licking is “a way of letting other cats know that they care about you and that you belong to them.” That’s kind of sweet, no? We just wish it wasn’t saliva-based.
Why does my cat bite me, then lick me?
Kitties sometimes bite themselves as they groom as part of the fur-cleaning process, and when they’re grooming you that can include some biting too! Little nips are just another way of showing affection. They could also be your cat telling you that they want to play, or, conversely, that they want you to leave them alone. To figure out which it is, you have to look at the rest of their body language for clues. If their ears are up and pointed towards you, that’s a signal for playtime! If they’re flat, that means stop.
Why do cats lick you excessively?
Cats who lick you excessively may be trying to tell you something—they’re concerned about you. Dr. Ochoa says that “in the wild, cats will groom each other to help one another stay clean, so they don’t attract larger predators.”
So, what does it mean when a cat licks you a lot? Well, your kitty is demonstrating that they think of you as their kin. Just like bringing you a dead rodent because they think you’re too incompetent to hunt for yourself, your cat thinks you need help learning personal grooming techniques. Don’t expect to keep up with them, though—adult cats can spend up to 50 percent of their day grooming and are instinctively driven to clean themselves. You can try gently explaining to your cat that you appreciate their efforts, but you’re really not at risk of predation. However, now that you understand what it means when a cat licks you, you can appreciate their behavior for what it is: love! And maybe distract them with a feathery toy instead.
Purrffict article by Dani Wolpole and Chloe Nannestad for RD©
BY JESSICA LEIGH MATTERN
A mid-week brain teaser.
This is tricky!
If you’re having a difficult time finding the egg (it’s pretty challenging!), here’s a hint from the florist: it looks like a simple chicken’s egg rather than a decorated Easter egg. And if you need one more clue, try looking under the blue flowers in the upper left corner for the hidden object.
Tip: Try enlarging the image.
The other day someone mentioned that their iPhone had become so slow and so sluggish as to almost be unusable.
“The battery life is also terrible,” she added glumly.
She offered me the iPhone 8 Plus so I could “do your thing and take it apart” and was going to scrape together the cash to buy a replacement as soon as possible.
She left with an iPhone that was, in her words, “working like new.”
There are numerous reasons why an iPhone can be slow, and a worn battery causing processor throttling is a common issue, so it’s a good place to start.
So, I took a look at the iPhone 8 Plus. It wasn’t that old, bought new in the last three years, and it was in good condition. According to iOS, the battery was in good condition, and checking it out with the excellent CoconutBattery app showed that the battery was a little more than halfway through its 500 recharge cycles.
I ruled out the battery being the problem.
Then I noticed the problem.
The iPhone had very little free space. Well under a gigabyte.
And the iPhone was trying to shuffle apps and data around to make enough free space for updates.
See, iOS is clever. If you are running low on space, it will automatically free up storage space so you can install an app, and update iOS, and even try to make space when you download new music, take photos or record more videos. iOS only moves stuff that you don’t need or stuff that can be downloaded again, but the process is system intensive, and takes more battery power.
And that’s what was going on here. With under 600MB of free storage space — Apple considers 1GB of free space to be a low storage — the iPhone was having to do a lot of juggling and shuffling of data and free space.
The fix was easy. Delete some (actually many) games and some unwanted videos/photos, and I then connected the iPhone to a high-speed network so it could do all the updating it was trying to do, and then after a quick reboot the iPhone was back to working great again.
Another gadget saved from the recycling heap.
(Use this tip if updates can’t happen because of space requirements.)
Article by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes for ZDNet
Microsoft has confirmed that its latest Windows 10 update, version 21H1, will arrive in the spring of this year, first in a tech community post on Feb. 15 and in a more formal company blog post on Feb. 17. This follows Microsoft’s usual pattern of rolling out two major Windows 10 updates per year, with this one following the latest October 2020 update. (If you’re running Windows 7, you can still download Windows 10 free to get the latest updates.)
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While we can expect a few useful new features to arrive this spring, it seems likely that Microsoft is using this smaller update cycle to prepare for a larger Windows 10 UI update, reportedly codenamed Sun Valley, that will be part of Microsoft’s renewed focus in Windows 10 that executives mentioned last year. We won’t know exactly what that means until a larger update is confirmed, but we’ve collected some rumors below.
Here’s what we know about Windows 10 version 21H1 so far, and what it could mean for the future of the OS.
What is Windows 10 version 21H1?
Windows 10 version 21H1 will be Microsoft’s latest update to the OS, arriving sometime this spring. These updates often end up being called the April or May update.
Usually, Microsoft releases a larger feature update in the spring, and a smaller one in the fall. But version 21H1 appears to be a more minor update as well, rather than an overhaul.
What new features will the new update include?
According to Microsoft’s blog post, new Windows 10 features will include:
- Multicamera support for Windows Hello, allowing users to choose an external camera when using high-end displays with integrated cameras.
- Improvements to Windows Defender Application Guard, including optimizing document opening scenario times.
- Improvements to Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC) updating, to support remote work.
“The features we are releasing in this update are focused on the core experiences that customers have told us they’re relying on most right now,” the post said. “So, we optimized this release to support our customers’ most pressing needs.”
According to Digital Trends, the update will also include new icons, updated settings pages and some tweaks to Cortana and the search box experience.
When can I download the new update?
Microsoft said the Windows 10 21H1 update will be available in the first half of the year. A Windows Central report says it will arrive in May, though Microsoft did not confirm this.
In March, Microsoft began rolling out a 21H1 build to Windows Insiders in the Beta program. New features will be offered in future Windows Insider Preview builds as they are ready.
When the update is generally available, it will be the first time an H1 (first half of the calendar year) feature update will be delivered using Microsoft’s servicing technology. That means it’ll arrive the same way that monthly Windows 10 updates do. It’s also the same way the October 2020 update was released. If you’re already running either Windows 10 version 2004 or version 20H2, it’ll be a fast installation process to get the newest update.
When it’s generally available in the spring, you’ll be able to download version 21H1 by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, and clicking Check for Updates. If available, you’ll see Feature update to Windows 10, version 21H1. Click Download and install.
What’s this bigger Windows 10 update that could be coming next?
On an October 2020 earnings call, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that Microsoft is “doubling down” on Windows and PCs, and will continue to innovate.
This could take the form of a major OS update for Windows 10 later this year that would bring a major design refresh to the UI, according to a report from Windows Central. The update, reportedly codenamed Sun Valley, could bring a redesigned Start menu, Action Center and File Explorer, with a more modern look and new features. Sun Valley is expected to be released around the 2021 holiday season, Windows Central says, but that could change.
Article by Alison DeNisco Rayome for cnet
With a new month, Netflix is getting ready to say goodbye to another slate of movies and TV shows.
High-profile films leaving the streaming service in April include Carol, Mirror Mirror, Django Unchained, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, SeaWorld killer-whale doc Blackfish, Can’t Hardly Wait, The Green Hornet, I Am Legend, Jumping the Broom, Platoon, Runaway Bride, 17 Again and Snowpiercer.
On the TV side, Netflix subscribers will have to bid farewell to season nine of Married at First Sight, Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning, the first three seasons of The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass and the entire runs of Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie and Audience Network MMA drama Kingdom.
Read on for the list of movies and TV shows that will be leaving Netflix in April.
Leaving April 2
Honey: Rise Up and Dance
Leaving April 4
Leaving April 11
Leaving April 12
Married at First Sight: Season 9
Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning: Season 1
Leaving April 13
Leaving April 14
Eddie Murphy: Delirious
The New Romantic
Once Upon a Time in London
Thor: Tales of Asgard
Leaving April 15
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
Leaving April 19
The Vatican Tapes
Leaving April 20
The Last Resort
Leaving April 21
The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Seasons 1-3
Leaving April 22
Liv and Maddie: Seasons 1-4
Leaving April 23
Leaving April 24
Leaving April 26
Leaving April 27
Leaving April 28
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Leaving April 30
Can’t Hardly Wait
Den of Thieves
The Green Hornet
How to Be a Latin Lover
I Am Legend
The Indian in the Cupboard
Jumping the Broom
Kingdom: Seasons 1-3
Palm Trees in the Snow
Better get binging before they’re gone.
Article by Hilary Lewis for The Hollywood Reporter©
Idris Elba, Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer and Anna Kendrick are just some of the big stars with new films hitting Netflix next month.
At the beginning of the month, Elba saddles up for Concrete Cowboy, which Netflix acquired after the movie premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival. A week later, Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer join forces as crime-fighting superheroes in Thunder Force.
Later in the month, Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim and Toni Collette deal with an unexpected passenger on a trip to space in Stowaway.
The month ends with the voices of Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride and Maya Rudolph as ordinary family members who embark on a road trip and end up trying to save humanity from a robot uprising in the animated The Mitchells vs. The Machines, produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse, The Lego Movie). The film, previously titled Connected, was sold by Sony Pictures to Netflix in January.
Other noteworthy movies hitting Netflix in April include Legally Blonde, Friends With Benefits, Insidious, The Pianist, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Yes Man, The Zookeeper’s Wife, Miss Sloane and August: Osage County.
On the TV side, Netflix is premiering Shadow and Bone, based on Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling Grishaverse novels, on April 23 as well as the third installment of Family Reunion and the Jamie Foxx-starrer Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! earlier in the month. The streamer is also adding new seasons of reality series The Circle, The Wedding Coach and the Gaten Matarazzo-hosted Prank Encounters.
Other TV shows being added to Netflix include the third season of PJ Masks and the first (and only) season of ABC’s The Baker and the Beauty.
- Cop Out
Friends with Benefits
Magical Andes: Season 2
Prank Encounters: Season 2
Secrets of Great British Castles: Season 1
Tersanjung the Movie
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family
- April 2Courtesy of TIFFFrom left: Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin in ‘Concrete Cowboy’ Concrete Cowboy
Just Say Yes
- April 3 Escape from Planet Earth
- April 4 What Lies Below
- April 5 Coded Bias
Family Reunion: Part 3
- April 6The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You
- April 7Taylor Hill/Getty Images The Big Day: Collection 2
Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute
This Is A Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist
The Wedding Coach
- April 8 The Way of the Househusband
- April 9 Have You Ever Seen Fireflies?
Night in Paradise
- April 10Courtesy of Saban Films The Stand-In
- April 11 Diana: The Interview that Shook the World
- April 12 New Gods: Nezha Reborn
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn: Seasons 1-4
- April 13Kenneth Rexach/ABC The Baker and the Beauty: Season 1
Mighty Express: Season 3
My Love: Six Stories of True Love
- April 14Courtesy of Netflix The Circle: Season 2
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!
Why Did You Kill Me?
- April 15 Dark City Beneath the Beat
Ride or Die
- April 16Courtesy of TIFF Arlo the Alligator Boy
Barbie & Chelsea The Lost Birthday
Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico
Into the Beat
Why Are You Like This
The Zookeeper’s Wife
- April 18 Luis Miguel – The Series: Season 2
- April 19Kerry Hayes/Europa Corp Miss Sloane
PJ Masks: Season 3
- April 20 Izzy’s Koala World: Season 2
- April 21 Zero
- April 22 Life in Color with David Attenborough
- April 23 Heroes: Silence and Rock & Roll
Shadow and Bone
Tell Me When
- April 27 August: Osage County
Battle of Los Angeles
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 4
- April 28 Headspace Guide to Sleep
- April 29 Things Heard & Seen
- April 30Courtesy of Netflix The Innocent
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
The Unremarkable Juanquini: Season 2
Happy viewing to you !
Article by Hilary Lewis for The Hollywood Reporter©
The Netflix top 10 for March shows how the company has been affected by the COVID shutdowns that hit film and TV production last year. While the streamer’s most-watched lists are usually dominated by originals, fewer Netflix series made the list in March 2021. Alongside shows such as The One and Formula 1: Drive to Survive, which were released this month, there are a number of Netflix co-productions that air on different channels in the U.S.
© Netflix Yany Prado, Lali Espósito and Verónica Sánchez in ‘Sky Rojo.’
10. Sky Rojo
Although the title of the first episode—”Red Leatherette Sofa”—makes Sky Rojo sound a little softcore, the Netflix show is a fairly brutal look at sex work as three Spanish prostitutes escape from their pimp.
Although the show streams on the CW in the U.S., international viewers have to subscribe to Netflix to get their weekly dose of murder, intrigue and gratuitous male toplessness from the teens (who have recently been time-jumped into adults) of Riverdale.
Korean dramas are often among the most-watched movies and TV shows on Netflix. The latest hit is Vincenzo, in which a Korean man becomes a consigliere for the Italian mafia.
7. Formula 1: Drive to Survive
As the 2021 Formula 1 season begins, this documentary series offers car lovers an-depth look at the 2020 championship—providing plenty of escapism for viewers who have been unable to experience high-octane thrills in the real world for months.
6. The Bold Type
This Freeform show about the lives of three millennials who work on a magazine has recently been canceled by its U.S. network, but viewers around the world still cannot get enough of its frothy high-fashion adventures.
Episodes of this movie spin-off, which airs on TNT in the United States, come to Netflix around the world every week. Global viewers have been hooked by the goings-on aboard the train traveling around a post-apocalyptic Earth—and the question of whether Melanie (Jennifer Connelly) will survive in the frozen wastes.
4. The One
Black Mirror meets Tinder in this British sci-fi series about a dating site that uses DNA samples to match people with their ideal genetic mate. As you might expect, this does not go well.
3. Behind Her Eyes
Many shows streaming on Netflix have surprise twists, but few have one as deranged, unexpected (and arguably homophobic) as this British thriller.
2. New Amsterdam
Season 3 of the medical drama is streaming now on Peacock in the U.S. but international viewers have been binging the first two seasons all month—and no doubt dreaming of a time when doctors could spend their time on romantic squabbles rather than a global pandemic.
1. Ginny & Georgia
© Netflix Still from ‘Ginny & Georgia’ on Netflix. Netflix
Taylor Swift may be no fan of the Netflix comedy-drama but millions around the world seem to disagree, lapping up this Gilmore Girls-like story of a single mother trying to find a fresh start for her two kids.
There you have it, Netflixers. Until next month, enjoy !
Article by Samuel Spencer for Newsweek©