I think the Sega Genesis was the dopest console I’ve ever owned. Now with the mini coming out, I feel like I’m obligated to represent my childhood and own one of this vintage consoles.. even though I don’t think I’ll play it more than once or twice. LOL.
I’m usually on the 2-year cycle with my phone purchases. Last year was the iPhone XS Max. Normally I’d be skipping over this year waiting for the 11-S Max to drop in 12 months. But.. I dropped and damage my current phone and it will cost a little over $600 for a replacement. I can do that.. or.. add an extra $400 and just get a new phone. And after seeing what you can do with that camera, it looks like I’ll be getting that ‘DEEP GREEN’ colored phone in a couple months.
Right now I’m running around with multiple portable USB drives to store my personal content. I have an older Western Digital USB Micro-B drive which holds my design stuff (graphic resources, templates, software installs), I have a shock-proof Silicon Power 5TB drive (that won’t boot even boot anymore) with a back up of my mp3 library, books, comic books and Design and Video Job archive, and an assortment of USB flash drives with misc stuff. So I’m looking to consolidate all that onto a Samsung T5 SSD UBS-C drive. I already own a 500GB model and it’s been running flawlessly for a year holding my mp3 library which I alternate between iTunes and my Plex server. Now I’m going to get the 2TB version to consolidate all of my content.
My current Apple TV is getting long in the tooth. Once it use to be one of my most reliable piecer to tech, now it seems to be finding it hard to keep up with the latest versions of applications and tvOS. So I have a few options– the best two being an Apple TV 4K, or the latest version of the Mac-mini. Even though the AppleTV 4K would be a nice upgrade and cheaper, the Mac-mini is a bonafide desktop machine with a lot of power. How I would need that for the TV, I don’t know. But I’m doing a little more research. I definitely need something.
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For making beats, I’m totally laptop based. No other equipment needed. I do everything within the confines of Apple Logic Pro X. But I’ve always thought maybe a small controller with e mini keyboard and some sample pads would be great. Since I do a lot of beats in my work commute, I need things are are compact and easy to use. The AKAI Mini MKII seems to fit the bill. It’s very small, UBS-powered and should integrate easily with beat-making.
I’ve has some version of an iPad since they first dropped in 2010. I currently own a 2nd Generation iPad (with a smashed screen) and a 1st generation iPad mini (which is so slow it’s barely usable). I was waiting for a major upgrade to the hardware and this year it finally came. After a couple years of the iPhone going ‘all-screen’, the new iPad Pro has all done an edged screen to give you more service room. Add in processing power that rivals current computers and you have one hell of a device. Even though money is tight, it might be time to pull the trigger and find a way to get one.
Cloud gaming has been an unrealized for a decade. And even though this Show cloud gaming service seems too good to be true, a lot of the real world reviews suggest this is the real deal. $35 gets you a fully functional Windows gaming PC in the cloud. You get full Windows 10 so you can download steam and play games on your desktop/laptop (Windows AND Mac), and your mobile tablet and phone. The subscription price seems pretty steep, but I’m really considering trying this out!
I’ve been trying to get my mobile beat game up for years. Being able to compose complete works with nothing but my MacBook Pro has been very freeing. Now I need that same freedom on my phone. I purchase and played with the first version of the iMPC when it first came out, as well with other mobile beat apps. But I never really dug too deep into their functionality. The Maschine app was pretty dope. Now I hope the iMPC 2 Pro app takes it further.
The last Mac Mini I had was the perfect media PC. It ran both XBMC (now Kodi) as well as Plex. It was a grab backup Mac for work and browsing. This souped up version might be a worthy replacement in the near future.
Pixel Film Studios plugins have been my lifeblood. They’ve allowed me to do a lot of effects-based projects that previously could only be done in After Effects. This 2nd version of Projection takes the image mapping to another level. I can’t wait to start playing with this.
In my ongoing pursuit to upgrade my iPhone XS Max with apps that have a sexy UI, I’ve moved back over to Twitterrific as my official Twitter app. True, the official app has a dark mode which looks great on my new phone, but Twitterrific’s tweaked UI looks lightly better with a nice user experience. I’m still on the fence so this is a trial tryout. I can always go back to the default app if needed. But until then, I’ll play around with this one.