Archive | October 2014

The Week in iOS Apps: Old timey pictures in TinType, Bitstrips meets emoji, and more

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Old timey pictures in TinType

This week’s app roundup includes TinType, an app that tries to reproduce the look of photos taken before your grandparents were born.

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If you want your emoji to be more personalized expressions of your feelings, well, here’s your chance. Bitmoji lets you create a cartoon avatar of yourself, then choose from a library of moods and comic scene, which can then be used in a number of messaging apps.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Old timey pictures in TinType, Bitstrips meets emoji, and more

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Old timey pictures in TinType

This week’s app roundup includes TinType, an app that tries to reproduce the look of photos taken before your grandparents were born.

Bitmoji
bitmoji

If you want your emoji to be more personalized expressions of your feelings, well, here’s your chance. Bitmoji lets you create a cartoon avatar of yourself, then choose from a library of moods and comic scene, which can then be used in a number of messaging apps.

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Review: OmniFocus 2 for iPad makes life easier with extensions and background syncing

Spoiler Alert: OmniFocus 2 for iPad isn’t for everyone. If all you need to keep track of is a grocery list and a few one-off tasks each day, OmniFocus isn’t really the task manager you are looking for. On the other hand, if you juggle multiple areas of responsibility, and frequently need to break down large projects into more manageable steps, OmniFocus will keep your life organized, and turn you into a productive, task-obliterating machine.

OmniFocus 2 for iPad represents the last piece of the OmniFocus pie being updated to version 2, bringing the app in line with OmniFocus 2 for Mac and iPhone. Yes, that means that to use OmniFocus across all your devices, you’ll have to spring for up to three different paid applications. But again, OmniFocus is industrial strength task management, and the iPad version is well-designed and worth it to anyone who has already jumped on the OmniFocus train.

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Review: OmniFocus 2 for iPad makes life easier with extensions and background syncing

Spoiler Alert: OmniFocus 2 for iPad isn’t for everyone. If all you need to keep track of is a grocery list and a few one-off tasks each day, OmniFocus isn’t really the task manager you are looking for. On the other hand, if you juggle multiple areas of responsibility, and frequently need to break down large projects into more manageable steps, OmniFocus will keep your life organized, and turn you into a productive, task-obliterating machine.

OmniFocus 2 for iPad represents the last piece of the OmniFocus pie being updated to version 2, bringing the app in line with OmniFocus 2 for Mac and iPhone. Yes, that means that to use OmniFocus across all your devices, you’ll have to spring for up to three different paid applications. But again, OmniFocus is industrial strength task management, and the iPad version is well-designed and worth it to anyone who has already jumped on the OmniFocus train.

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10 cool new features found in iOS 8.1

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Not your average iOS update

Don’t be fooled: iOS 8.1 is no mere “dot” release. This rapid update from Apple is chock-full of great new features, several of which could change how you work, shop, and share.

iOS 8.1 is available for the iPhone 4S and later, iPad 2 and later, and iPod touch (5th generation) and later—although many of its standout features are only compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3. To get this latest release, go to Settings > General > Software Update. To take advantage of the many Continuity features included with iOS 8.1, make sure to also install OS X Yosemite on your Mac.

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10 cool new features found in iOS 8.1

ios81
Not your average iOS update

Don’t be fooled: iOS 8.1 is no mere “dot” release. This rapid update from Apple is chock-full of great new features, several of which could change how you work, shop, and share.

iOS 8.1 is available for the iPhone 4S and later, iPad 2 and later, and iPod touch (5th generation) and later—although many of its standout features are only compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3. To get this latest release, go to Settings > General > Software Update. To take advantage of the many Continuity features included with iOS 8.1, make sure to also install OS X Yosemite on your Mac.

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Kate Hudson Does a Dead-On Matthew McConaughey Impression

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When Kate Hudson appeared at the American Cinematheque Gala to honor friend and rom-com partner Matthew McConaughey, she treated the audience to an impeccable impression of the actor, beyond the standard, “Alright, alright, alright.

In her tribute, Hudson recounted a story about the two taking scuba diving lessons to prepare for their (admittedly terrible) 2008 movie Fool’s Gold. The actress, who had just gone through a divorce, said she was staring at the water when McConaughey’s glistening head popped up from under the surf. He then told her, “Come ooon, Hudson. Let’s go, baby, uh-huh.”

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This entry was posted on October 26, 2014, in Mashable.

Ukraine Votes to Elect New Parliament

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MARIUPOL, Ukraine – Despite the palpable threat of war, residents of this strategically important seaside city near the front lines of Ukraine’s war against pro-Russian separatists turned out to the polls on Sunday to vote for a new parliament.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for the snap vote after dissolving the current parliament in August. He hopes the vote will solidify a new European path for Ukraine after protesters overthrew the country’s Russia-leaning president, Viktor Yanukovych, in February.

The turnout in Mariupol was high considering its proximity to the front lines of the ongoing fight. Rebels armed to the teeth with weapons that Kiev and the West say were gifted to them by Moscow have positioned themselves less than 20 miles away near the town of Novoazovsk.

Residents know all too well what war is like. Once controlled by separatists early on in the conflict, Mariupol was the site of a bloody battle on May 9, when Ukrainian forces stormed the city center in armored vehicles, guns blazing, in an attempt to recapture the city. Several people were killed during the operation. Government forces regained control of Mariupol shortly after, but things have remained tense here ever since. …

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This entry was posted on October 26, 2014, in Mashable.

31 Killer ‘Game of Thrones’ Halloween Costumes

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Though unscientific, it seems like Game of Thrones is rapidly approaching banana suit-status in the “Most Likely to See at Every Halloween Party” category.

Not to say that costumes inspired by George R. R. Martin’s bloody series and its HBO counterpart are tired, but you might want to stray from the store-bought variety if you want to stand out at your Halloween bash.

To get some ideas flowing, we’ve gathered a few dozen great examples of wannabe Westerosi from around the Internet. Commit or quit, folks …

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This entry was posted on October 26, 2014, in Mashable.

‘SNL’ Spoofs the Ebola Czar in Cold Open

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When U.S. President Barack Obama announced that he’d tapped Ron Klain to serve as “Ebola czar” in charge of the country’s response to the deadly disease, critics had questions regarding Klain’s lack of experience handling health crises

Saturday Night Live took those critiques, and ran with them during the Oct. 25 cold open, with Taran Killam playing a joke-slinging Klain tackling tough questions from the press. His general attitude: No medical experience? No problem!

The mock press conference also featured Kenan Thompson as Rev. Al Sharpton, who helpfully points out that …

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This entry was posted on October 26, 2014, in Mashable.