Android Wear needs way more than just a Wear OS rebrand →
It's really encouraging to see so much crossover here with the discussion had last week amongst other Micro.blog users who are hoping for the next big thing from
Android Wear OS, specifically the Pixel Watch.
Marvel Announces 'The Sentry' From Jeff Lemire and Kim Jacinto →
I love Sentry and have been waiting for him to get his own book since the original World War Hulk. With Lemire's recent work on Moon Knight in mind, I can't think of a better writer to take this on.
Google announces Android P: Notch support, multi-camera API, indoor positioning, and more →
Here we go. I know I probably shouldn't flash this onto my phone but I don't know how long I'll be able to resist, especially the more I see all the new features being uncovered.
Bad iPhone notches are happening to good Android phones →
The approach all these companies are taking is so short sighted and off the mark, it's painful to watch.
They either forget or simply don't understand what Apple's notch does or ignore the fact that the Essential Phone exists.
Development Update #03 →
The latest update on Dialog, a Micro.blog app for Android.
Ship when it’s useful, not when it’s done →
This is a great read and an important lesson to keep in mind as we evaluate the timing of Dialog's release.
All the Image Expo 2018 Announcements and All the Art in One Place →
There were so many great announcements from today's event, but the ones I'm most looking forward to are Blackbird by Humphries and Bartel:
It follows a young woman named Nina who discovers a neon-lit world of magic masters in Los Angeles. Now they’ve kidnapped her sister, and Nina is the only one who can save her.
Dead Guy Fan Club by Annie Wu:
In this new series, the founders of a rock star’s fan club reunite in adulthood to investigate the suspicious death of their hero and the involvement of an unhinged member of their old flock.
Lastly, Death or Glory by Remender and Bengal:
In order to pay for her beloved, dying Father’s surgery, Glory has three days to pull off a four dangerous cross country heists with mob killers, crooked cops and a psycho ex-husband all out to bring her in or die trying.
One thing to note is that, while I know the stories themselves will be great, it's the art that attracts me to these books, having followed Bartel and Bengal's work for years online and Wu from her work on Hawkeye and Black Canary.
2018 is shaping up to be yet another great year for Image comic fans.
Twitter discontinuing MacOS app →
Right, because if there's one thing that has been hampering a great experience on Twitter, it's the MacOS app.
Harrison Ford Served as an Advisor on ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ →
It's encouraging to see Harrison Ford involved in any way with Solo. The trailer looked great and Ford's advisory, particularly his approval of the script, leaves me hopeful.
Alphabet’s Nest is Being Folded Back into Google →
This made a ton of sense when it was rumoured several months ago and even more now that Google's intensified their hardware efforts. As a heavy Google and Nest user, I'm excited to see what this means for both companies.
The Mac, The Myth, The Legend: How Snow Leopard became synonymous with reliability →
Snow Leopard was the first version of OS X that I bought. The performance and stability was amazing from day one, which I haven't experienced since.
Essential Phone won't get public 8.0 Oreo update due to 'stability issues' →
It's unfortunate news for those that were hoping for something a little more stable sooner than later but good that users will be moved directly to the newest version of Android. Personally, this news just makes me feel even better about my decision to switch from the PH-1 to the Pixel 2 XL.
Apple previews iOS 11.3 →
It's strange to see Apple announcing a new version of iOS this way. I know it's likely because of the performance throttling mishap but it's still a new side of Apple. I hope they continue to do this for future updates.