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.
BYOD on Twitter and its hosts.
Nathan (Nati) Shochat
People have forgotten.
If you haven’t seen LOST, the reference for what I’m about to say is lost on you.
After what seemed like a farce waiting for the announcement as Roger Federer won Wimbledon with no obvious set time, a woman is taking over the role in the name of Jodie Whittaker.
It’s a show I started watching in Christmas of 2006 with ‘The Runaway Bride’, and was a great watch. Unfortunately along the way it suffered by being too ‘knowing’, and a companion that was annoying and forgettable, no matter how much Steven Moffat tried to force her upon us. After Series 9 ended with a flying Diner and my least favourite companion flying it, I wasn’t keen.
But the recent series seemed to be getting good again, with a great finale and a great Christmas Special it seems for when Capaldi regenerates.
I had hoped for Phoebe Waller-Bridge, star of Fleabag to take up the role, as I thought she would be great for the part. But Whittaker is just as good, especially from her Broadchurch role. Sometimes you get an idea of who would fit best for the role, and this time no actors seemed to stand out, only a lot of actresses, which showed a lot of potential.
In a weird way for me, it reminds me of my previous job. I had always seen it a bit like Doctor Who. A role that stays the same but changes to whoever takes on the mantle next. I had always said I wanted ‘The Third Guru’ to be a woman, as that’s what I believed the store needed, and I was incredibly glad when it did happen in April.
Looks as though art is imitating life!
BBC have released a press page with some questions that Jodie answered here.
As is tradition since 2014 for me, ‘Games Done Quick’ just held its latest event this last week, raising over $1.7 million for ‘Doctors Without Borders’.
I had been trying to catch most of it when I could, but as the timezones go, I missed most of what I wanted to see. But, they have a YouTube channel hosting every single run.
This hack of Super Mario World from yesterday is a particular highlight.
‘Armed and Ready.’
Continuing on from the cliffhanger that was the WWDC Impressions a month ago, I bought the new iPad Pro 10.5″ model last week.
As soon as my iCloud backup had restored, iOS 11 was then put upon it.
Lots of impressions so far from these have been gathered.
Throughout the weekdays, you check the sites and the tweets, almost like clockwork, on a schedule. Just so you’re up to date on your interests, ready to have your own thoughts assembled in time.
But on the weekends, you come across sites that you’ll check every weekend, to have a Gin alongside, and read the posts that have been written thoughout the week on said sites.
Chris Wilmshurst’s recently launched site is the definition of that. It also helps we’ve known one another for five (!) years now, and when he sets his mind to something, the result is something you keep watch of.
The first post is a particular highlight.
So crack open a favourite beverage, and have a read.
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.
‘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.
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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Each year, I like to do a few words on what I’d like to see for the next versions of iOS, macOS, and watchOS before they’re announced at WWDC on Monday from 6PM.
Last year was all about the three, but this year it’s a bit different; iOS 11 for iPad.