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How I use iPad.

There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t use the iPad.

I spoke about it in detail on an episode of Bring Your Own Device, the initial impressions of when I bought the new model back in June, and The Outpost Show, which is coming back soon.

My MacBook has been reduced to a media centre, a games machine and a backup device. I can’t justify upgrading to a newer model when its only these three things I use a Mac for now.

All of these apps can be used on an iPhone as well, but I find them better suited to the iPad, alongside some methods I use to better differentiate how I use it from the iPhone.

All the posts I write come from the iPad. They’re written, edited, and moved from Ulysses to WordPress to make sure the layout has no bugs in the post.

Below, you’ll not only know of the apps I use, but how I use it on my new workspace, which makes the iPad look like an iMac Mini.

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A Co-Commentary with ‘NathPlays’.

At the Tomb Raider Suite last December, I bumped into a LetsPlayer I had been watching on his YouTube for years, and in person he was just as decent.

Last week, me and Nathan reunited again for two videos on his channel, where he played through the level ‘Fools Gold‘ from Tomb Raider II: Golden Mask.

We talked about our thoughts of the Suite, its Kickstarter earlier this year, and my ‘polarising’ thoughts on Tomb Raider IV.

It’s in two parts, both of which were released last Thursday and Friday.

You can watch them both below.

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.

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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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Games Done Quick is Live with Harvey Relief Done Quick.

I follow Games Done Quick every January and July with their ‘AGDQ’ & ‘SGDQ’ events since 2013. Due to the recent catastrophe in Texas due to Hurricane Harvey, they have quickly set up a weekend stream to donate towards the residents who have been severely affected by it.

An amazing idea, and very impressive that it’s already raised over fifty thousand dollars since it was decided on Wednesday that the stream would occur.

You can watch and donate right here.