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  • peterobe 1:00 pm on October 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    iPhone 6 

    I’ve had a week to play around with the iphone 6 and so far I’m really enjoying it. Moving from a 5, the screen is noticeably bigger but you get used to it instantly. The 5 now feels small and overweight. The curved feel to the chassis is nice and the screen is bright and detailed. Initially I wondered if the screen would actually be too big and require a second hand, but with the ‘double tap’ of the home screen the screen automatically moves down so you can use one hand and still reach the top corners. 

    It is super fast to use. Websites load up quickly and easily and iOS 8 definitely feels like it was made for this phone. The camera is great and handoff works really well with the Mac. The prospect of Apple Pay is exciting and with the technology, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before we can use it in the UK. This is definitely the best iphone so far. 

  • peterobe 1:00 pm on October 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Comics due 29 October 

    Batman Eternal #30
    Earth 2 Worlds End #4
    New 52 Futures End #26 
    Sinestro #6 (Godhead)

  • peterobe 12:00 pm on October 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Horror comics – Welcome Back 

    One of my favourite things is (when I have the time) get myself to Glasgow and visit Red Hot Comics. I’m hoping to get a visit in this Christmas actually. The great thing about Red Hot, is that it’s essentially a warehouse full of boxes of comics.

    If you’re a collector like me, you could spend days in this place just routing through the boxes. There is always something cool to find. 

    One of the genres I particularly like getting when I’m there is horror comics. I’ve pulled quite a few really nice old Marvel, DC and Eerie horror comics over the years. 

    I’ve noticed that recently the horror genre seems to be making a bit of a comeback. At the moment I’m reading Wytches (which is really cool) and Witchfinder (which is equally excellent). 

    I hope to see more coming out because horror and eerie storylines definitely lend themselves to the comic medium. 

  • peterobe 12:00 pm on October 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Install backup onto new iPhone 

    I’ve finally got round to getting a new phone and there isn’t too much surprise in the fact that I’ve opted for the iphone 6. 

    At this time, I always like to tidy up my existing phone before the upgrade. There are always a ton of articles online on the best way to prepare for an upgrade. Personally, if I had the time I would like to do a completely fresh install. I’m tempted but I just don’t have the time.

    If you are installing from a previous ‘backup’ then I’d recommend spending some time going through your existing apps and settings and deleting anything you don’t want. Go through photos, videos etc and make sure you are using iCloud. 

    Once you are happy that the old phone is clean (or as clean as it’s going to get) do a backup (icloud or through your pc/mac). The use that backup and put it onto the new device.

    In theory, all your apps and settings should be there.

  • peterobe 12:00 pm on October 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Comics due 22 October 

    Avengers #37
    Avengers And X-Men Axis #3 (Of 9)
    Secret Avengers #9
    Batman Eternal #29
    Earth 2 Worlds End #3
    Multiversity The Just #1
    New 52 Futures End #25 (Weekly)
    Starlight #6 

  • peterobe 2:01 pm on October 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Well it finally arrived. This sofwate update was one of the main reasons I moved over to Mac. I liked the idea of the computer being closer to my iphone and ipad. I’ve accepted (and embraced) the Apple ecosystem. It makes sense. 

    Initial impressions.

    I like the icons and the feel, although it’s not radically different from the previous incarnation. Everything is a bit flatter but otherwise, similar. The look and feel of mail, calendar, safari, notifications etc is again a little different but I don’t feel like I’m using new software. It’s like they are wearing a new coat – shiny and expensive. I can live with that. 

    Handoff is initially a little fiddly but it now seems to be working and I really like it. It’s great that all my devices are all talking to one another. Taking a call on the Mac is neat and is something that will be invaluable to me as I work at home once or twice a week and spend a lot of time on the phone to clients. 

    iCoudDrive. It seems to be fine on the Mac but I don’t see a native option for viewing documents on an iOS device unless they are tied to a particular app. This seems strange to me. Dropbox and GoogleDrive use file structures on smartphones. Why can’t Apple?

    Overall I like it. I need to play around with it more but so far, I’m pleased. I do like the flat look. I love Handoff. Colours seem more vibrant and the settings panel seems a bit more logical. I also love the simplicity of full screen. Finally! 

  • peterobe 12:00 pm on October 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    DC Villians 

    So I read over the weekend that there is now some chat that Brainiac might be the villain in the Justice League movie. I have to say that would be very cool. Darkseid is cool and I’m sure will make an appearance at some point but for a first movie, Brainiac could prove to be both entertaining and menacing. If he does appear, I hope they take inspiration from the Geoff Johns and Gary Frank story, which was awesome. 

  • peterobe 12:00 pm on October 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Comics due 15 October 

    Avengers And X-Men Axis #2

    Avengers World #14

    Death Of Wolverine #4

    New Avengers #25

    Batman Eternal #28

    Batman Superman #15

    Earth 2 Worlds End #2

    Green Lantern New Guardians #35 (Godhead)

    Justice League #35

    New 52 Futures End #24

    Witchfinder Mysteries Of Unland #5


  • peterobe 1:00 pm on October 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Comics due 8 October 

    Batman #35

    Batman Eternal #27

    Earth 2 #27

    Earth 2 Worlds End #1 (maybe)

    Green Lantern Corps #35 (Godhead)

    New 52 Futures End #23

    Annihilator #2 (Of 6)

    Wytches #1


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