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BYOD – An Octopus Hints at 8.

Last week I was asked to be the first guest on a podcast which has been picking up steam since its launch at the end of April.

It’s an hour and a half of talking about the new iPad, iOS 11, Siri, and the iPhone VIII.

It was a good time. The link to it is below, while you can search for it on Overcast and Apple Podcast apps.

Episode Link.

BYOD on Twitter and its hosts.

@BYODPodcast

Greg Morris
@GR36

Nathan (Nati) Shochat
@natisho

WWDC ’17 Thoughts.

‘You’ve taken your first step into a larger world.’ – Obi-Wan

The iPad grew up last Monday. Finally.

I’ve purposefully held back from writing this the day after or even the same week as WWDC. Out of the products announced on Monday, iOS 11 is full of small updates that people are still finding out now. A different volume overlay on videos wasn’t found until Thursday for instance.

But first, as Marvin Candle once said, a little history.

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The TR Suite Kickstarter Stream is live.

As I’ve said on Twitter, I’m attempting a stream in aid of Nathan McCree’s Tomb Raider Suite Kickstarter reaching the halfway mark.

The stream is now now live!
He’s only got £80,000 to go before he’s at Abbey Road to record the album on vinyl.

With this I decided, with fourteen days to go before the Kickstarter concludes, I will do my bit to play some games for the cause.
Link is here.

Or if you’d like, the embed is below.

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Short Thoughts: Tomb Raider Suite Kickstarter Launched.

The Kickstarter is now live. Click here to support the cause.
The target is £160,000, and as of posting, it’s already past ten percent in the fourteen hours it’s been live.
I’ve pledged for the £120 reward level, which includes a digital download, the CD, and the vinyl.
Everyone needs the vinyl as they kick back with a Gin one evening I figure.

I do love the reward names; from the Dagger of Xian, to a Gold Key and an Infada Stone.

I will be keeping track of this, and do spread the word.

Short Thoughts: iOS 11 Wishlist.


As an upcoming iOS release beckons once again, Federico Viticci of MacStories released the latest in his iOS Wishlist series on Friday, focusing solely on the iPad.
Even before reading his wishes, I agree completely that the iPhone has reached its point with new features. To me, a lot can be focused on refinement. Managing iMessage sticker apps are currently a mess for example.
With the iPad, there’s a lot of low-hanging fruit to obtain, with a lot taken care of in the video him and Sam have created.
Link.

Short Thoughts: Red iPhone 7.

Long rumoured, and now official.
This looks to be continuing a trend from last March, where the iPhone SE was announced.

Something new that appears halfway through a new iPhone’s lifecycle.

Instead of an event, it was a pre-announcement from the Apple Store, promising ‘something new’. Once the Store came back up, we were shown the red model, alongside a side-grade of the iPad Air 2, alongside bigger storage options for the SE.
The iPhone 7 is in a matte red design where it continues its ‘ProductRED’ campaign.
I’m disappointed the front is white, alongside a silver home button instead of a red, but the back finish looks great.

It releases on Friday. I’ll be surprised if it’s available anywhere else than Apple’s own channels, due to it being for ProductRED.

We’ve now reached the halfway point for iPhone 7. We’ve reached the small event, and now it’s the next build up of anticipation for September.

Ten days with the Nintendo Switch.

Justification is one of the most important things to me when looking at a big purchase.

When I think about buying something, I need it to justify itself being in the bag I carry around almost every day with me.

  • Why do I want it.
  • Will I be using it as much as I did when I bought it, in a month’s time.

When I stayed up for the event in January, followed by the Birmingham visit, that all went. I wanted it.

After ten days using the Switch almost non-stop, these are my impressions so far.

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