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The Final Curtain of iPhone.

This is the epilogue of the first chapter of the iPhone as we know it this year.

Some were surprised as to why I wasn’t going to wait for the iPhone X.

It was essentially three reasons.

  1. I’ve never owned a ‘Plus’ model before, and I’ve slightly regretted not buying one last year when I started using the Portrait Mode for customers in the previous day job.
  2. Compared to the iPhone X; FaceID, slight improvements to the same camera as the 8 models and Animoji do not justify waiting and spending money on the model for me. I also imagine it won’t be easy to acquire one until January 2018 at the earliest.
  3. I use the iPhone almost all day, alongside it being connected to my Apple Watch, and now the AirPods, something which will have its own post soon. I needed a bigger battery without purchasing a battery case or having a socket nearby.

Since driving to Lincoln to collect it on Saturday, I’ve been using the iPhone 8 Plus around Manchester and to see how these first impressions would go.

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The Outpost Show 3: ‘You Had Me At Swipe’, With Greg Morris.

With every podcast dissecting last week’s Apple Event, you now get a break by listening to how Greg uses his iPad Pro, alongside being swayed to buy and download Tomb Raider II for it as well.

We go through the apps he uses, alongside how the Smart Keyboard is still underused, especially with games.

You can listen here, or subscribe through iTunes here.

Apps mentioned:

Interview: Jay Gruska.

I’ve always said that the music of Superman is as iconic as its story, the suit, and Lois Lane.

That couldn’t be more true with the show that made me discover Superman, with 1993’s ‘Lois and Clark’.
It’s 24 years today since the pilot episode aired, where a lot of music cues would continue until the series ended in 1997.
I’ve been able to reach out to the series’ composer, Jay Gruska, and asked him a few questions about composing Lois and Clark, alongside his career, and working with The Jacksons.

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Tomb Raider II Fan-Made Demo Released.

Tomb Raider and Sonic have a incredible amount of passionate fans out there.
After so long, nostalglia takes hold and a large amount remember the time when there first played their game in the series.

Eventually, fans follow their passion and end up working in an official capacity, such as Sonic Mania.

Or, in the case of this demo, they approve a fan-made remake.

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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

Short Thoughts: Lois and Clark Soundtrack.

It’s well known that if you ask me who my Superman is, and the music that reminds me of the character most, it’s the 90’s series ‘Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’.

I even wrote something about it last year, one that Dean Cain found insightful!

I’ve been wanting to find the soundtrack for years. The one released twenty years ago on disk had tracks that you couldn’t pinpoint, it wouldn’t remind you of a certain episode, only the theme song.

But tonight I came across the composer Jay Gruska’s site, and he has uploaded new, clean tracks from the series!

First Flight‘, ‘Main Theme Teaser‘ and ‘What’s Brewing‘ are my highlights, as they are all from pivotal points from the Pilot episode. Still incredible to hear twenty years on.

I hope more tracks get released soon. They’re far too good to be kept away.

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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