Apple Maps expansion #6

I'm relying on Apple Maps more than ever, they just need to hurry up and bring these features to Europe.

Posted 19th Nov 2019 @ 13:20

The rise of 'facadism' in London

It's been a long time since I worked in London and would walk between Holborn, Covent Garden and Piccadilly at least once a week. Facadism is nothing new, but looks like it really is on the rise.

Until about 20 years ago, Ealing was my nearest cinema and after changing hands many times it became defunct. After preserving the facade for a number of years, it's now being converted into housing.

The iconic Hoover Building in Perivale has also been converted into housing, accompanied by a supermarket but kept it's original look and feel.

Gillette Corner has also had a few different uses over the years but not sure what it is right now.

Posted 19th Nov 2019 @ 10:56

New logo and identify for Warner Bros.

I really like this updated identity for the Warner Bros. brand. It was either Sphere or The Matrix where I first saw the 'old' WB logo animation. This is a solid and very flexible update. A Shazam! version would look great, which I guess we might see with the planned sequel.

Posted 18th Nov 2019 @ 14:24

maharishi x Xbox wireless controller

I think this looks great, but it's already sold out. Maharishi could easily put a whole range of these together.

The controller features DPM: Aquabrush X019 - inspired by the traditional 1950's lizard-brushstroke camouflage, subtly integrating iconic landmarks in London and a section of the River Thames within the maharishi dragon.

Price: £75

Posted 15th Nov 2019 @ 20:30

Apple introduces 16-inch MacBook Pro

A solid update to a laptop that seemed to be loosing it's way. If the keyboard can stand up to scrutiny, it looks like it will be the go to for professionals on the move.

The Touch Bar looks much better sandwiched in-between a physical ESC key and the Touch ID button. Why the iSight camera is still 720p and they didn't opt for Face ID over (or to compliment) Touch ID, I don't know.

The base models are not cheap, but no 'Pro' products from Apple are. I couldn't justify splashing out on it at the moment, but when the time comes to update, this is the model to go for.

Price: £2,799+

Posted 14th Nov 2019 @ 16:35

Motorola resurrects the Razr as a foldable Android smartphone

I think this is the first sensible foldable phone and it looks great in the Razr form factor. The folding mechanism is clever and exactly how I would like a foldable iPad to work.

I was a Nokia fan, so never jumped on the Razr bandwagon, but even I can appreciate what a nice throwback this is.

Posted 14th Nov 2019 @ 11:33

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