Everyone’s favorite version of the X-Men are back! That’s right, this June, the most radical team of mutants ever assembled make their triumphant return to the world of comics in X-MEN ’92 #1! Debuting as a Marvel Infinite Comic series in May, X-Men ’92 is optimized specifically for mobile devices, pushing the boundaries of comic storytelling to new heights.
Available right at your fingertips, these new Infinite Comics will be available for purchase this May on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® & AndroidTM devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop.
X-MEN ‘92 #1, Written by CHRIS SIMS & CHAD BOWERS, Art by SCOTT KOBLISH, Cover by PEPE LARRAZ. Print Issue On Sale in June!
You kids today don’t know the struggle! When I was your age, the app icon for the calendar on the gen 1 iPod touch wasn’t the actual date! You actually had to open it up, and it could only support that one app running at a time.
It was essentially the stone ages, and we were happy!
You're doing the character + thing thing, right? How about Nico + videogames?
Nico is OBSESSED with video games. He loves them, can’t get enough of them. He tries to stay away from them in the beginning because of the Lotus Casino, realizing that he spent decades upon decades playing away his life, but he can’t help it - he’s on the road a lot and it gets boring (also, the Underworld is real light on fun, so that doesn’t help).
After finding a wad of cash in some coffer in his father’s palace - the dollar bills are old and wrinkly, but still good - he passes by an electronics store with a demo station. He stops immediately, and after a bit of waffling, he goes in to try it. Two hours later, Nico walks out with a DS, a PSP and about 30 different kinds of games - racing games, strategy games, anything, really, and he plays them all voraciously. He goes to McDonald’s, gets a kid’s meal, and just sits in a booth next to a plug to recharge his consoles and play. He has a special fondness for Yoshi’s Island and Spirit Tracks, though he adores FF too. You’d think he would have more than enough of quests, but turns out, he vastly prefers going on adventures where death isn’t quite so permanent. He even gets an iPod touch once he finds out about gaming apps, and now he goes to McD for the wifi, not just the power outlets and fries.
Hasbro Inc., Backflip Studios and Space Ape Games today released Transformers: Earth Wars, a new real-time combat strategy mobile game featuring the most iconic characters in the Transformers universe. Transformers: Earth Wars breaks new ground for the genre, pairing authentic Transformers storytelling with fast-paced gameplay, beautiful 3D animation and hundreds of characters with diverse strengths and abilities. The game is available now for free download on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on Google Play for Android devices.
Inspired by Hasbro’s “Transformers Generations Prime Wars Trilogy,” Transformers: Earth Wars players must choose to fight with Optimus Prime and the Autobots or Megatron and the Decepticons in a battle to decide the fate of planet Earth. Once allegiance has been sworn, gamers assemble a powerful team of playable characters, raid enemy bases for Energon stockpiles, and construct the Space Bridge to add reinforcements from Cybertron, all while playing in real-time against other players around the globe.
The game also features notable storytellers and voice actors from the Transformers franchise, including dialogue written by comic legend Simon Furman and voice acting from Peter Cullen, the original voice of Optimus Prime, and Frank Welker, the original voice of Megatron.
Transformers: Earth Wars is FREE to download and features in-game purchases, and is available worldwide excluding Japan and China on Android and iOS. Please note that a WiFi connection is required to play.
How to make seamless wallpapers and flooring in Animal Crossing: New Leaf (with help from iOS)!
You will need:
-ACNL -An iPod touch/iphone/ianything -The apps “iOrnament” and “QR MyDesign Assistant for Animal Crossing 3DS”
1. Boot up iOrnament and draw your design. 2. Email the tile to yourself. (Click the camera icon at the bottom, hit ‘send tile’, and email it to yourself.) 3. Open the email and save the image to your iDevice. 4. Open QR MyDesign. 5. Hit 'pick’ 'MyDesign’ and the image 6. Hit 'save’ and name your picture, then hit 'to QR’ 7. Open up AC, scan in the QR code, and voila!
A few notes: -Simpler designs with fewer colors work best, but some complex ones wound up looking pretty neat when I tried them. -To get your own name and town as the info in MyDesign, just use the scanner to scan one of your own QR codes that you made ingame first. -I haven’t tried this with the multicolor symmetry you can get with the pro upgrade of iOrnament. It’d probably still work if you copied and pasted the image beside itself to turn it into a square, but it’d have to compress more so I don’t know how nice it would look.
Thomas Hanks is a self-taught photographer from Winchester, UK. Using traditional as well as digital techniques, he originally focused on landscape photography before getting seriously into portraits. Despite his young age, he possesses a stunning collection of memories and places that he has enjoyed in the past. Hanks’ work was featured on Artchipel over a year ago. Today he sat down to chat with Artchipel about his personal story, process and plans for future projects.
Artchipel: Who is Thomas Hanks? Can you introduce us to your practice? Thomas Hanks: I’m a young photographer freshly graduated from the college in the UK. This year I’m going to University to study History, but I wish also to take my photography further. I used to focus on landscapes and woodlands, but am now becoming increasingly more excited about portraiture.
A: How has the photography initially captured your attention? Have you ever had any formal photographic training? TH: It initially captured my attention when my mum got a Nikon D60, I was amazed at the DSLR and really enjoyed using it. It got to the stage where I was using it more than my mum was, so she gave me her Pentax P30 35mm camera. I started with macro photography of small animals and flowers. My interest for landscape photography increased as I discovered Tumblr that became my main source of inspiration. I’ve also moved onto digital after I got my own camera and lens that I adore.
I never thought about having a formal photographic training. I think I learn best by trying things myself and having fun. I believe to develop my own style a lot quicker, rather than learning from someone and doing how they do things.
A: What kind of gear do you use? How do you post-process? Share with us your creative process. TH: I use a Nikon D7000 and the Nikon 50mm f/1.4, as well as 18-55mm when I’m doing landscapes. Obviously a tripod is a handy companion as well! Up until a month ago I used Afterlight on my iPod touch, a brilliant app to use if you don’t like filters. Recently I got Adobe Lightroom 5. As I was doing a wedding shoot, I thought it was time to invest in some proper processing software. It is amazing, it allows me to shoot in RAW and to processe to my hearts content. As far as the creative process goes, I stick to a few things and play around with them: exposure, contrast, hues, blacks and shadows. I mainly aim for depth!
A: How would you describe your work and what are you trying to express? TH: For me, photographs never actually look the same as the place you were at when you captured the photo. When you take the photo, you have emotions, thoughts and enjoyment. I try and express that when processing, making the image feel and look what I thought the place did at the time. However I never try to glorify an image. I want to be truthful.
A: As a self-taught photographer, what were some of the most useful techniques that you found in your phase of experimentation? TH: GET A FILM CAMERA. You can pick up working ones with a 50mm 1.8 lens for about £40 on eBay, or $50 ish. The film doesn’t have to be expensive. Experiment with everything on the camera and see the result! Be sure to remember what you did with each of the films. You don’t have to get a 35mm camera if you don’t want to. If you play with a digital camera, switch manual mode and play around with the settings to see what the aperture can do. It’s the best thing to play around with.
A: What is your project for the coming year? TH: I’m going to London in July with a friend who sketches so lots of portraitures and street photography will be on its way soon. Also Hannah Peck and I will hopefully be going to out local city of Winchester and doing some collaboration around the lives and workplaces of local business people in Winchester!
Everyone’s favorite version of the X-Men from the ‘90s are back – for an all-new adventure available TODAY! The most radical team of mutants ever assembled are exploding onto digital devices in X-MEN ’92 #1 – the newest Marvel Infinite Comics series.
Baron Kelly, ruler of the Westchester domain has called upon the Clear Mountain Project and it’s mysterious new director to deal with the mutant menace – by any means necessary! Can Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Jean Grey, Gambit, Rogue, Beast and Jubilee put a stop to the threat of “mutant rehabilitation”? And just what are “Free Range Sentinels”? One thing is for certain – it’s not good for the X-Men!
one time when i was 11 i had an ipod touch and i downloaded this chat app cos i was bored & this man was like “heeeeey do u like snakes? ;-)” and i was like “haha ya! snakes are cool :3” (cos when i was 11 i used that face)and then he was like “well how about alligators >;-)” and i was like “uhh.. why?? theyre ok i guess” and he was like “im talking about my dick” and i told my mama and she took my ipod away for like a week fuck that alligator man cos he knew i was 11 and also caused me a week of boredom .also who tf calls their dick an alligator like .maybe his dick was bumpy??
The New Yahoo Mail App: Your Mail, News and Info at a Glance!
By Andrew Molyneux, Senior Product Manager, Yahoo Mail
We rely on our mobile devices for many things throughout the day – to check email, search, read news, catch up on sports, follow stocks, look up the forecast, and watch videos among others. Today we’re introducing a new Yahoo Mail app for iPhone and iPod touch so all the information that’s most important to you is right at your fingertips. We’ve designed it with a focus on simplicity: it’s the familiar Yahoo Mail experience, plus one-tap access to personalized, real-time information.
When you first open the Yahoo Mail app, you’ll see your Yahoo Mail inbox and a new panel with icons for Mail, News and Today at the bottom of the screen. This is where all your news, information, and communications come together in one integrated experience.
When you’re finished reading and replying to your email, see what’s happening in the world by tapping on the News icon. From celebrity gossip to the latest political news, you’ll find it in your personalized, visually rich news stream.
Let’s head over to the Today icon. Here’s where you’ll find a snapshot of the information you care about most every day and search – from your local weather to a news digest to the latest stock quotes and sports scores you care about.
We’re excited to bring you the latest version of Yahoo Mail for iPhone and iPod touch, and we hope you find it to be a simple way to access your Mail, news, and other information all within a single app. We’ll be rolling this out in the App Store to U.S. users over the next the couple of weeks. We would love to hear what you think, so please send us your feedback!
The app is now available in select international markets as of August 6, 2014.
And I would highly recommend learning about mushrooms (of course), haha. :D May I suggest some good mushroom books?
- Fungi by Heather Angel (to get familiar with the very basics of fungi)
- Mushrooms & Toadstools - The Illustrated Guide to Fungi by Thomas Laessoe
- Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora
- Mushrooms And Toadstools In Colour (I couldn’t actually find the author of this one)
- Mushrooms and Toadstools - How To Find And Identify Them (I couldn’t find the author of this one either)
- The Complete Encyclopedia of Mushrooms by Gerrit J. Keizer
There are others I would recommend, but they are all based on mushrooms in Australia, so I thought I better keep it simple.
Also /any/ mushroom books you find that are secondhand and quite old are often really good. You just have to cross reference sometimes since the information is older and sometimes outdated.
There is also a mushroom identification app you can get if you have an iPhone/iPod touch called ‘RogersMushrooms’ which is so, so, so helpful if you’ve found a mushroom out in the field and want to identify it straight away. The answers aren’t always completely accurate due to location, but it’s always a good starting point to finding out your mushroom’s species/genus. If you don’t have an iPhone, I’m pretty sure he also has a website with the same identification tools and such you can use.
Sorry, I get a bit excited when people say they want to learn mushroom things. xD
I know I have a few fellow fungi-fans (try and say that 5 times really fast!) following me who know of some good books. Are there any other mushroom books you guys would recommend for this wonderful human?
The original iPod music player debuted 13 years ago, in October 2001. It remained one of Apple’s core product categories over the years, despite declining sales and a world of listeners increasingly more reliant on streaming subscription services. Now, as Apple moves into larger-screen smartphones and wearable devices for our wrists with the unveiling of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch on Tuesday, a standalone MP3 player has become too antiquated to keep alive.
When Apple’s online store came back online this afternoon at around noon Pacific, the iPod classic — the company’s last touchscreen-less music player that first debuted in 2007 — was gone.
It’s no surprise that Apple bid farewell to its sixth-generation iPod. The device eventually held as much as 160 GB of music and accounted for a healthy chunk of the 54.83 million iPod units shipped at the division’s sales peak in 2009. Yet those numbers began steadily sliding downward as Apple’s iPhone and competing Android smartphone sales began to eat into the MP3 market, while new device form factors like the iPad tablet carved out a new product niche.
Through all that the iPod classic persevered. Thanks to a diminishing price tag — $249 for the 160 GB by September 2009 — and position among music enthusiasts as the best all-purpose gadget for those that want a no-frills MP3 player, the iPod classic held a nostalgic place in Apple fans’ hearts. Oh, and who could forget the beloved click-wheel.
The iPod Touch, which debuted in 2007, nine months after the first iPhone, claimed the title of most popular iPod in recent years. That device, which resembles Apple’s smartphone line minus the cellular connection, hasn’t undergone a major overhaul since the fall of 2012, the same time Apple introduced the iPhone 5. It lacks many features found in the newer iPhones, including a TouchID fingerprint sensor and an updated processor that supports more intensive apps and gaming.