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Episode 16 – That Sonofabitch isn’t Waterproof Apple

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In this special episode we dig deep into the latest announcements from Apple.

Show can be downloaded here or here on iTunes.

Show Notes

Sound Clips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enedx9lBUSU – Apple advert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dxwopXL3fs – boring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyCzbXx9i-M – One More Thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpQNw46Sl24 – Shaun of the dead – Winchester Plan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8binC2Lm0BM – apple store opening in china

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJZZNHekEQw – You Shall Not Pass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3tzQqKWf1o – Hand in Jar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enedx9lBUSU – iPhone 6 Advert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjW9UXoKU2s – To Be The Man (Ric Flair ‘woo’)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8nJKWJTsUg – Are you Geared Up?

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September 17, 2014 at 12:44

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Episode 15 of JPG Podcast – He’s Not Black

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It’s amazing to me that Thanos is pink skinned! A quick discussion of gender and racial representation in Marvel.

Music and clips:

Everything You Need to Know About Thanos – Comics History 101

Thanos Theme-Marvel Super Heroes Soundtrack

Does He Look Like A Bitch?

Baby’s in Black

Private William Hudson – THE ULTIMATE BADASS

Paint it Black

Tomb Raider 1 Theme Music

Download here or download on iTunes.

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September 12, 2014 at 08:31

iPhone 6 camera :-(

The camera in the new IPhone 6 bothers me and this is the ONLY thing about these excellent iPhones that do. It’s the one feature that I was really expecting an upgrade for and Apple didn’t go all the way.

I had an iPhone 4S after owning the 3GS. The 4S had an eight megapixel camera, then I bought a second hand iPhone 5 here in Hong Kong to tie me over until the iPhone 6 came out, that also has 8 megapixels, I deliberately skipped the iPhone 5S because the camera still hadn’t changed and the screen size was the same as the iPhone 5.

“The six, will have everything”, I thought. Boom. No.

You can see the differences between the 4S to the 6 below as quoted from wikipedia.

Highlights in red are mine and illustrate new differences between models. iPhone 4S on the left, the iPhone 6 Plus on the far right.

8 MP photos with 1.4µ pixels,f/2.41080p HD video (30 fps),Infrared cut-off filterBack-illuminated sensorface detection,video stabilization, panorama and ability to take photos while shooting videos 8 MP photos with 1.5µ pixels,f/2.2 aperture1080p HD video (30 fps) or 720 HD video slo-mo video at 120 fps, improved video stabilization,True Tone flashInfrared cut-off filterBack-illuminated sensorface detection, panorama, ability to take photos while shooting videos and Burst mode 8 MP photos with 1.5µ pixels,f/2.2 aperture, 1080p HD video (30 fps) or 720 HD video slo-mo video at 240 fps, True Tone flashInfrared cut-off filter,Back-illuminated sensorface detection, panorama, ability to take photos while shooting videos and Burst mode, time-lapse video, phase-detect auto-focus 8 MP photos with 1.5µ pixels, f/2.2aperture, 1080p HD video (30 fps) or 720 HD video slo-mo video at 240 fps, True Tone flashInfrared cut-off filterBack-illuminated sensorface detection, panorama, ability to take photos while shooting videos and Burst mode, time lapse video, phase-detect auto-focus, optical image stabilisation

Okay, they they did say they updated the sensor, added the optical image stabilisation, updated the video mode, but couldn’t they have added at least a 12megapixel camera?

8mp doesn’t matter if you didn’t want to print your iPhone pictures, if you live only in Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, but I don’t, I fancy printing my snaps. I also might want to crop a picture, having more pixels gives me some room to do so.

My hope is they will update the camera in the iPhone 6s as a defining feature. I can’t believe they have gone four generations now with the same camera resolution, I refuse to accept they’ll do it a 5th time. Then again what can I do? I find myself weighing the extra benefit of the screen size vs the shortcomings of the camera. Which will benefit me more? I’ll see.

As a sidenote, I haven’t seen any publication point out that the iPhone hasn’t had a megapixel bump since the 4S all the way back in 2011!

With regard to the updates. Did they need to make the 4.7″ thinner than the 5.5″ iPhone? What’s wrong with keeping it to 7.1mm like the 5.5″ brother? Then both models can have the OIS and better battery life. Why can’t the screens be the sole differentiator?

Oddly I don’t mind how the lens juts out, everybody is going to slap a case on them anyway. It won’t matter that much to many people.

At the same time, wouldn’t it have been nice to keep the iPhone 5s up to date along with the new models, giving the iPhone 5s the same makeover? The 4″ screen size is the most popular after all. But maybe they want the attention to be concentrated on the newest models. Maybe that screen size will get an update next year.

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September 12, 2014 at 07:56

Famous Quotes

“No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame”.Rob Malda (Cmdr Taco) with regard to the iPod.

“PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They’re not going to just walk in”. – Ed Colligan with regard to the iPhone.

“This watch has no sex appeal. It’s too feminine and looks too much like the smartwatches already on the market”. – Jean-Claude Biver with regard to the Apple Watch.

Time will always tell, especially with this Apple Watch.

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September 12, 2014 at 07:23

Foresight to See Nothing Coming

To quote Bender, “Well, we’re boned”. Our population growth will be a hinderance if it already isn’t now.

via kottke.org

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August 18, 2014 at 06:24

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13 – The Lannisters Have Landed

New JPG Logo cover 600 x 600The show can be downloaded here (non-itunes) via RSS and from here (iTunes).

Show Notes

I’ve never watched Game of Thrones, Charmaine, my new semi-regular co-host has never seen Futurama. Together we watch both series from the beginning and discuss their plots, characters while refering to other TV shows and movies along the way.

Sounds from Youtube Videos found here:

Star Trek Deep Space Nine.

Baldurs Gate Intro.

X-Men 90s Intro.

Dwarves singing from the Hobbit.

Stargate Atlantis Intro.

Game of Thrones Intro.

Avengers A Promise Theme.

Only Lovers Left Alive.

Under the Skin.

The Shining.

Lightsaber sounds.

Off With His Head.

Zoidberg – Woop, Woop, Woop.

Homer – You are gay.

Doctor Who – Blink.

Connie Franics – I Will Wait For You.

Recorded on the 30th July. My first queued episode. Still don’t have my Blue microphone.

Bummed it to Death – Episode 12

Finally, a new podcast episode from JPG, number 12, with episode 13 already done and queued.

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Download from iTunes, website.

Show Notes:

  • Continuing on from 2013’s only episode regarding Superhero movies, we round it off with another discussion with the Marvel and D.C. movies, and characters that we’ve seen since 2013.
  • Then we talk about our expectations with these movies, how we discover the details and how they can be ruined for us with all the information available to us for today.
  • We slide quickly into Expendables 3 with Adam addressing its flaws.
  • Our positive thoughts on how good Captain America Two is even with its contrivances. How will a third one work?
  • We briefly talk TV shows that I’m in the various stages of viewing, such as Futurama, Homeland and Game of Thrones.
  • Adam takes issue with Robert Downey Jnr’s earnings. The consequences of watching popular youtube channels such as Cinema Sins and How It Should Have Ended.
  • To mirror our satisfaction with CA2 we call out Thor 2 as being a bit sucky.
  • We end on a small mention about the new podcast format as well.

Music provided by Versus Music Official.

Mentions:

Teletext

(Adam has a new Blue Yeti mic, but it came with a bit of echo, we will work it out when I get my own. Also I think the silly bastard was clicking his pen. Oh dear).

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July 31, 2014 at 09:13

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