8 best places to watch the Honda Celebration of Light fireworks

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For more than a quarter century, the Honda Celebration of Light fireworks festival has been the highlight of summertime in Vancouver, drawing over a million people to beaches and seaside parks over the span of three nights.

For this year’s event, it begins on Saturday, July 29 when AKARIYA Fireworks lights up the night sky over English Bay to represent Japan. This will be followed by the United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 2, staged by Jubilee Fireworks, and then Canada on Saturday, August 5 by Royal Pyrotechnie.

Each show starts at 10 pm sharp, rain or shine, and to celebrate Canada 150 each of the three shows will be three minutes longer than usual to accommodate a special Canadian song segment. All three shows will run a total of 28 minutes each.

As well, for two nights only, a pre-fireworks air show over English Bay will entertain thousands of beachgoers. Mrazek Airshows will take to the skies at 7:45 pm on Saturday, July 29 and Saturday, August 5.

Downtown Vancouver

English Bay Beach

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Brave the crowds, everyone needs to experience the fireworks at English Bay at least once. You have to arrive early to secure a spot – nothing comes close to the lively atmosphere of English Bay during the Honda Celebration of Light.

English Bay Beach is by far the best spot for the fireworks as the barge is positioned to provide the crowds at the beach with the best views while other locations might provide a ‘side view’ of the fireworks. Additionally, the barge is also just 250 metres from the beach shoreline.

For those looking for a more comfortable and premium viewing experience, Honda Celebration of Light organizers have a number of lounge options available in the English Bay Beach and Sunset Beach area.

Sunset Beach

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If you want a date night for fireworks, this is the perfect location. Start off the evening with a picnic and just like the name says, watch the sunset before the fireworks show.

Please note that the festivities and concerts normally held at Sunset Beach have been moved to Second Beach this year.

Stanley Park Seawall (Second Beach)

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Second Beach at Stanley Park has always been one of the optimal locations for viewing the fireworks. And beginning this year, this location is getting a big boost by becoming the new location of a major nightly concert venue, Park Stage, replacing Sunset Beach’s traditional role.

Within this new free festival zone, live music will also be complemented by food trucks, the REMAX Family Zone, sponsor activations, and liquor between 2 pm and 9 pm. Over two dozen artists will perform at the Park Stage, including The Boom Booms and Julian Taylor Band.

This area is also known for hosting the summertime free outdoor movies.

Kitsilano and Point Grey

Vanier Park

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If you’re in Kitsilano, this is the place to take in the dazzling show. Located on the opposite side of English Bay from downtown Vancouver, Vanier Park is usually packed during the fireworks but if you head down there a bit early, you can score some of the best spots.

Burrard Bridge is just to the east of Vanier Park and is typically an ideal place to watch the fireworks. However, as the bridge deck is currently a construction zone, it will not be an optimal location to see the shows in 2017.

Kitsilano Beach

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If you want something a bit calmer, you can avoid the hustle and bustle of downtown at Kitsilano Beach. It’s just west of Vanier Park. You’ll find it quite busy on a sunny afternoon but once it calms down, you should be able to snag a spot on the sandy shore.

Jericho Beach

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Jericho Beach has some of the best vantage points for the fireworks, especially for those who want to avoid the big crowds. This is the place for you if you live in the Vancouver Westside.

West Vancouver

Dundarave Beach

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It’s a bit further away from downtown Vancouver, but the pier at Dundarave Beach is great for families and has a view like no other. Please note that the fireworks are partially obscured by Stanley Park from Ambleside Beach.

Cypress Mountain Viewpoint

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Cypress Mountain Viewpoint, approximately one-third up the way on Cypress Bowl Road, provides a unique view of Vancouver’s Honda Celebration of Light, Canada Day, and New Year’s Eve fireworks. Of course, only head to this location if the skies are clear – you don’t want to be in the clouds.

However, please note that capacity at this location is extremely limited and the only way to get here is by vehicle. It is strongly advised that you come very early to save a spot, and if there are no spaces you will still have plenty of time to head to your ‘Plan B ‘ viewing location.

Honda Celebration of Light 2017

Schedule and nations:

  • Saturday, July 29: Team Japan, represented by AKARIYA Fireworks
  • Wednesday, August 2: Team United Kingdom, represented by Jubilee Fireworks
  • Saturday, August 5: Team Canada, represented by Royal Pyrotechnie

Time: 10 pm to 10:28 pm (28-minute duration each night). Rain or shine. Music simulcast on radio station LG 104.3 FM.

Location: English Bay, Vancouver

Reference: http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/celebration-of-light-fireworks-where-to-watch-2017

 

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Text message “not delivered”?

Are you an iPhone user? Then, did this ever happen to you before?

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Or this?

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Basically, the problem for both situations is that the text message cannot be delivered displaying an annoying error message. It’s frustrating because the message keeps failing for no reason and usually it happens out of nowhere.

But don’t panic. There are two simple steps you can follow to fix this problem quick and easy.

 

Step 1. Turn off iMessage

What’s an iMessage and how does it differ from a regular text?

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The iMessage displays sent messages in a blue background and the word “iMessage” is shown in the text entry field.  When sending a regular text message, the text entry field displays “Text Message” and sent messages are displayed with a green background.

If the message cannot be delivered because of the unstable Apple server or iMessage related issues, you can simply turn off the iMessage function and the problem will be fixed right away.

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Step 2. Reset network settings

If the text message keeps failing to send, try resetting the network settings. This will disconnect all Wi-Fi connections and you would have to re-enter the Wi-Fi passwords afterwards.

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Did this solve your problem? Let us know how it worked out for you!

 

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LG G6 Review

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Pros

  • Beautiful design
  • Good audio quality
  • Excellent wide-angle camera

Cons

  • Display sometimes unresponsive
  • Battery life middling
  • LG skin somewhat obscures stock Android

 

Display

5.7-inch ‘Full Vision’ QHD+ display (2880×1440, 564ppi)

Processor

Snapdragon 821 processor

RAM

4GB

Storage

32GB (MicroSD up to 2TB)

Dimensions

148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm

Weight

163g

Operating System

Android 7.0 Nougat

Rear Facing Camera

Dual-lens 13MP, wide-angle lens with a 125 degree field of view

Front Facing Camera

5MP front-facing camera Wide (F2.2, 100 degree field of view

Battery

3,300mAh, non-removable, wireless charging

Network Connectivity

GSM, HSPA, LTE-A (3CA), Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), NFC

Sensors

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, colour spectrum

SIM Type

Nano SIM

Launch Date

April 7, 2017

Misc

Google Assistant USB Type C port, Headphone jack, IP68 certified water and dust resistant

 

Reference: http://mobilesyrup.com/2017/04/25/lg-g6-review-smartphone-android-nougat/

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The iPhone SE is terrific, and more people should buy it. But Apple plays it down. Here’s why.

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The iPhone SE puts the iPhone 6s’s processor and the iPhone 6’s modem into the iPhone 5s’s body, but it’s more than just those parts. Because the screen is smaller than the iPhone 6s, the phone is faster since the processor is pushing fewer pixels.

The 4-inch device is compatible with all the latest iOS software, but the smaller screen doesn’t swallow you the way newer, larger phones do. It remains a tool rather than an all-absorbing media landscape. This is the iPhone you’re less likely to dive into, so you’re more likely to spend time looking at and thinking about the world around you. You’re also less likely to drop it. It’s the life-compatible iPhone.

Why Apple Hides the SE

So why doesn’t Apple promote the SE? It’s too good a value. Apple is a public company, and the stock market loves to see average selling prices (ASPs) go up and pushing the iPhone SE would dramatically depress Apple’s ASPs.

As the SE has the iPhone 6s processor, the only way to do a processor bump would be to push it to iPhone 7 levels. That might bring potential iPhone 7 customers down to the SE, which Apple doesn’t want to do.

Current rumors have the iPhone SE getting a minor update later this month, perhaps with 128GB of storage and some new colors.

Reference: http://www.pcmag.com/commentary/352249/the-secret-iphone-is-more-fun-for-less-money BY SASCHA SEGAN

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Visiting USA? We’ve got you covered!

Hi folks,

Let me introduce you to our newly launched service from Happycall Communications.

All-Inclusive U.S. Travel Sim Card!

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Introducing for those who suffered from paying high roaming charges or had a hard time looking for free wifi zones while travelling.

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Stop worrying about the extra charges and enjoy the moment with Happycall U.S. travel sim.

It’s so fast and easy to use. Just insert the sim card to your smartphone when you arrive at USA and you’re good to go!

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How to use your smartphone in Canada

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As you would all agree, a smartphone is the most important thing to carry if you’re travelling or moving to other countries.

You would have to search a specific location on Google map, call your landlord when you get lost on your way, and do facetime calls with your families and friends back home when you miss them.

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For those who are planning to visit or move to other country, I’m going to explain how you can use your smartphone in that country fast and easy.

First off, you’d need to check if your cell phone is unlocked or not.

Here’s the definition of an unlocked phone if you don’t know what it means.

“A cellphone that operates on any cellular carrier’s network that supports the same air interface (GSM or CDMA) and frequency bands built into the device.”

There are two easy ways to check if your phone is unlocked.

1. Try different carrier SIM cards in it and test if the phone is still working

2. Ask the seller whether the device has been unlocked

Click here for more information on how to check if your phone has been unlocked.

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Once you make sure that your cell phone is unlocked and it can be used with other carrier, you are good to go.

Now, you can bring your phone to any mobile carrier company and use their SIM card as necessary.

What if for some reason your phone does not work with other mobile carrier? Or if it’s not possible to unlock your phone because it’s banned to do so, like Japanese iPhone?

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No worries.

In that case, you can either rent a phone or buy a used one.

If you are considering renting a cell phone for free, click here and scroll down to the free rentals list.

If you want to buy a used cell phone, click here and use the search bar.

Lastly, if you need a sim card to use in Canada, click here.

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Galaxy S7 Review

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<Galaxy S7 Review>

+Premium design and build quality

+Impressive camera output both stills and video

+Very good battery life, fast charging, both wired and wireless

+Water resistance, up to 1.5m deep for up to half an hour

–Glass accumulates fingerprints

–Non-removable battery

–Weak loudspeaker output

 

 

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Privacy Policy

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How do you get my consent?

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If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at support@happycall.ca or mailing us at: Happycall Communications 300-609  West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B4W4, Canada

 
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In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.
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When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

 
SECTION 5 – SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption.  Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

 
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We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

 
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If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at support@happycall.ca or by mail at Happycall Communications

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iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus

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[iPhone 7 Review]
+ Improved front and rear cameras
+ Water resistant
+ A faster processor
+ A slightly better battery life
+ More on-board storage

– No headphone jack
– Click-free home button takes getting used to
– Shiny jet-black version scratches easily

[iPhone 7 design]
1. Buttonless design
2. Non mental body
3. Curved wraparound screen
4. Sapphire glass
5. Liquidmetal Chassis
6. Touch ID built into the screen

[iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus]
1. Both phones have a 12MP camera, an F/1.8 lens and optical image stabilization, but the iPhone 7 plus has an additional F/2.8 telephoto lens
2. Both have an IP67 dust and water resistance rating
3. The iPhone 7 Plus has a battery life of 13 hours which is 1 hour longer than the iPhone 7

 

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