World War Z – Day 3 of filming in Glasgow

The actual filming of the upcoming Brad Pitt’s movie “World War Z” has finally started today. While passing by the George Square in the morning (enroute to Office!), I saw all the extras had been assembled on the Cochrane street and it was quite crowded.
The atmosphere was looking more lively than ever and there was big entourage of American cars/taxis on the street. It really felt like an American city center for a change! (in contrast to mostly quiet and less crowded streets of Glasgow)

I will try to update the post later in the evening today, (once am back from the work) with most recent pics from day 3. So stay tuned!

P.S. You can catch the live action of filming on this webcam

World War Z – Day 2 of filming in Glasgow

Today was the second day of filming WWZ in Glasgow city center. Shooting has not started yet. Preliminary preparations for the shoot are still underway. Things have started to take shape with the gradual Americanization of the Scottish city.

American flags were placed atop some of the main buildings in George sq.

Corinthian Club adorns American flag

Army jeeps have also been brought in today to be used in the shoot.

Army Jeeps

Army Jeeps

Army Jeeps

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie along with their kids arrived to Glasgow today via Virgin Train. They reportedly hired the entire train to transport their family to Glasgow for filming of World War Z. Actual filming is expected to commence from tomorrow.

Below are some other random pics from the Day 2. Enjoy!

Hotdog stall

Philadelphia City Paper

Coffee street stall

Crew Vans

Americans Cars/Taxis lined up for the shoot

American Cop cars

SWAT Van

Scottish Postbox concealed!

United States Court House

United States Court House

Americanish bus?

Crew installing the American-styled traffic lights

World War Z filming kicks off in Glasgow

Today was the first day of filming for Brad Pitt’s new  zombie film, ‘World War Z’, in Glasgow. The city center will be transformed into a post apocalyptic war-torn ruin. Glasgow will double for the US city of Philadelphia, with false shop fronts being constructed and American cars on the roads.

The film crew were busy transforming the George Square into Philadelphia today and all the roads were barricaded with no access to traffic. The actual shooting is supposed to start from Wednesday once everything is in place. I took some quick snaps and couple of videos of the film location, while coming back from work. Will keep on updating the blog about any latest developments, photos and vids relating to World War Z in Glasgow.

Google Takeout – Download your Data from all Google Services at Once

Google recently introduced Google Takeout, a new service which helps you to download all your data hosted on Google which includes your Picasa albums, Google contacts, your Buzz updates and even your Google+ updates.

The downloaded data is useful in many ways, for example, all the photos uploaded on the Picasa, in every album can be dowloaded in one go. The downloaded albums are arranged in folders.

  1. Head on to Google Takeout and sign in to your Google account.
  2. Under the Choose services tab you can choose what all data you want to download, you will also get the estimated size of the files.
  3. After that, click on Downloads tab and hit Download (you need to re-login).
However, the data from Docs, YouTube, Orkut etc cannot be downloaded using Google Takeout but there’s another service by known as Data Liberation which gives step-by step method to download your data from each Google service.

Turn your Android phone into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot

You can turn your Android phone into a portable wi-fi hotspot and get your iPad, iPod Touch, Zune HD, or any other wireless device online. For this you will need to have Android 2.2 installed on your phone.

Here’s the step by step instructions:

1. Go to the Home screen.

2. Select the Menu key.

3. Select Settings.

4. Select Wireless & networks.

5. Select Tethering & portable hotspot.

6. Check the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot checkbox.

7. Select Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.

8. Select Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.

9. Input a Network SSID for your connection.

10. Select a security protocol. Options are Open and WPA2 PSK.

If you select WPA2 PSK, input a password for the connection and then select the Save button.

Your portable hotspot is now created.

You will use the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot checkbox from above to enable and disable the connection. Once the connection is active, go to the device you wish to connect and configure its wireless connection to the Network SSID for you Android device and input the password (if you are using WPA2 PSK). You now have wireless access for your iPad, iPhone Touch, Zune HD, etc. anytime there is a cellular connection for your Android phone.

Via: [Tech-Recipes]