Issue 1 June 2011
HELLO AND WELCOME
Who to follow on Twitter?
Home made projector
The best Apple products
Nintendo Wii U
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Twitter the social networking site started in 2006 and originally called Twttr has exploded in popularity since 2009 and is continuing to grow. With over 175 million users, who do you follow to get the most out of Twitter? We take a look at the most popular
Top Celebrities Steven Fry @stephenfry Followers: 2,738,992 Top Tweet “600 people went to the theatre, not to to see Oliver but to compete in a paper & chocolate wrapper rustling competition. Others came to
Russell Brand @rustyrockets Followers: 2,597,922 Top Tweet “i”m in bed with my cat morrissey. he’d be furious if he knew i was writing this. he conveys affection by milking me, sans consent. grim”
Jim Carrey @JimCarrey Followers: 3,368,034 Top Tweet “Yesterday i tried to take a pic of the paparazzi that i have inherited Never be afraid to dream. here in NY but i left the lens cap on.”
Lady Gaga @ladygaga Followers:10,996,070 Top Tweet “Never be afraid to dream.”
Katy Perry @katyperry Followers:7,897,885 Top Tweet “I used the Inception method by putting@MsRebeccaBlack in a song about Friday. It’s a dream within a dream people...”
Top Comedians Tim Siedell @badbanana Followers: 489,962 Top Tweet “Sometimes I just need a break from the computer. Thank goodness I have an iPad.”
Eugene Mirman @EugeneMirman Followers: 116,108 Top Tweet “I wonder if there are any vintage shops near where JFK was shot, that way I could see history and get a cool bag.”
Jim Gaffigan @JimGaffigan Followers: 564,869 Top Tweet “Ever seen someone on a unicycle and not wanted to push them over?”
Michael Ian Black @michaelianblack Followers: 1,622,731 Top Tweet “Saw a NY license plate with the following number: “1.” I pulled alongside and was disappointed the driver was neither Elvis nor Jesus.” Justin @shitmydadsays Followers: 2,416,622 Top Tweet “No. Aliens exist, I just don’t think they came millions of light years just to see earth. Be like driving 1000 miles to go to an Arby’s”
Best Fake accounts KimJongil @KimJongi Followers: 3,751 Top Tweet “I’m going to miss @Oprah. Aren’t you? I always wanted to be interviewed by her and shake her and jump on the couch”
Homer Simpson @HomerSimpson Followers: 56,842 Top Tweet “Nothing like a fresh towel straight outta the dryer to warm your butt up after a nice shower! Brrrr.”
Darth Vader @darthvader Followers: 320,655 Top Tweet “How can i get into your pants? ;) — You’ll need a socket wrench, some WD-40 and an evil disposition.”
Stewie Griffin @Stewie Followers: 10,052 Top Tweet “The cow ran out of diapers again. The only saving grace of this predicament is that the fat man has one less shirt to stain with stupidity.” God @god Followers: 69,437 Top Tweet “Joseph still hasn’t forgiven me for referring to Mary as “my baby momma” during Mother’s Day.” 9
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. Steve Jobs
£3 D.I.Y PROJECTOR 11
So you want a new projector to watch videos on from your portable device such as iPhone, you went around the electrical shops for one and found they where to expensive. Here is a simple to follow guide on making your own projector. You will need the following: • Shoe box • Magnifying glass • Cutting tool • Glue • Pen • playdough
Step 1 Line the magnifying glass up on the box, place it into the centre of the box. If the magnifying glass is in a case you must remove it. Step 2 Cut out the hole for the magnifying glass to fit into, being careful not to cut yourself. Step 3 Glue the magnifying glass inside the box making sure it is correctly lined up with the hole. Be aware not to get any glue onto the glass. 13
Step 4 once the glass is in place, line up your Phone or media player and stick it in place, to stop the phone from moving I used playdough
To focus the projector simply move the box till it is in perfect focus.
Sit back and enjoy. 14
THE BEST APPLE PRODUCTS A count down of the top apple products from the iMac to the iPad
Apple OSX Without great software running on Appleâ€™s Macs they would be nothing more then great pieces of design. OSX is the most advanced operating system around and has Microsoft playing catch up with it. And with the launch of OSX Lion in July the worlds most advanced OS gets even more advanced.
iMac The original iMac was launched by Apple in 1998, Steve Jobs was the new CEO and had to turn Apple from a failing company into a money maker. His first big product was the Apple iMac, its new original design instantly captured people imagination as it was so much different to other computers at the time. And the iMac is still going strong today with its great design and advanced software and hardware.
Number 3 iPod
Apple never invented the MP3, it reinvented it, and along with iTunes helped create a ultimate entertainment ecosystem. For the first time people could go online and download content for there MP3. With over 304 million iPods been sold since the launch in 2001 Apple have blown away the competition.
Number 4 iPad The iPad was original launched in 2010 by Steve Jobs, the iPad gained world wide attention, many people liked the design and other people mocked it as being a large iPhone. The iPad quickly grow and has sold more then 25 million. The iPad is the most successful electrical item ever and has lead to other companies wanting a slice of the
iPhone Dubbed the Jesus phone, the iPhone has only been around for a few years, but like the iPod before it, reinvented the smart phone sector. With over 108 million iPhones sold around the world its not surprising that RIM profits are falling.
Apple Facts It wasn’t until July 17 2002 that Apple began selling a Windows-compatible iPod.
In October 2003, Apple released their first TV commercial of the silhouette campaign, which had already been featured for some time in print.
On September 7, 2005, Apple announced the successor to the iPod mini, the iPod nano.
On January 24 2006, Steve Jobs and Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Disney had agreed to purchase Pixar in an all-stock transaction worth $7.4 billion - which when confirmed will make Jobs The Walt Disney Company’s largest single shareholder with 7% stock.
. Apple announced iPod shuffle at Macworld Expo on January 11, 2005 with the taglines “Life is random” and “Give chance a chance”. It had flash memory rather than a hard drive.
WII U The new Nintendo Wii U is here and it looks VERY impressive
Wii U: Design and features The new Wii U looks almost the same as the Wii on the outside, but the insides are completely different. The new Wii comes with a duel core IBM processor and allows for better graphics and full HD, unfortunately like the current Wii the new one will not be able to read Blu Rays or play DVDâ€™s. The Wii U is a compact device at only 1.8 inch tall, 6.8 inch wide and 10.5 inches long.
to change the game from night to day this showed off the lighting effects that the console is capable of, the user was also able to change the camera angles of the game using the new tablet controller. The new improved graphics on the Wii U will allow Nintendo to finally compete with Sony and Microsoft. Games
The new controller
At the launch conference Nintendo said that the console will appeal to The new controller is basically a both casual gamers and core gamers, tablet, with all the buttons and the game line up helps to show this, triggers placed around the 6.2 inch with games such as Battlefield 3 and screen. The tablet and Wii U can play Assassins creed for the core players the game both on the tablet and on and New Super Mario Wii U for the the screen at the same time, some more casual player. If you have an games at the E3 allowed the player to original Wii then all of the games you instantly chose if they wanted to play own will be playable on it. the game on a TV or on the tablet. Anything else. The HD experience The Wii U is fully backwards The new Wii U is able to show 1080i compatible not only with games HD video. A interactive Zelda game but with any peripherals such as the was shown on the console, the game controllers. Nothing is yet known showed the character walking into a about the online capability of the cathedral and encountering a large new console. The new system is due spider then a large battle takes place. for release next year which gives The player was not able to play the plenty of time for more information actual game but instead where able to be released.
japanese garden experience Tech demo showing the graphical capabilities of the Wii U.
Launches:2012 Size:Approximately 1.8 inches tall, 6.8 inches wide and 10.5 inches long.New Controller:The new controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analog Circle Pads. This combination removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world. The rechargeable controller includes a Power button, Home button, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons. It includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus.Other Controls:Up to four Wii Remote™ (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers can be connected at once. The new console supports all Wii™ controllers and input devices, including the Nunchuk™ controller, Classic Controller™, Classic Controller Pro™ and Wii Balance Board™.Media:A single self-loading media bay will play 12-centimeter proprietary high-
density optical discs for the new console, as well as 12-centimeter Wii optical discs.Video Output:Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI, component, S-video and composite. Audio Output:Uses AV Multi Out connector. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI.Storage:The console will have internal flash memory, as well as the option to expand its memory using either an SD memory card or an external USB hard disk drive.CPU:IBM Power®based multi-core microprocessor. GPU:AMD Radeon™-based High Definition GPU.Other:Four USB 2.0 connector slots are included. The new console is backward compatible with Wii games and Wii accessories.
New tablet controller
Next issue We will be taking a look at the new Playstation vita. Tablet wars which is the best tablet computer? Best laptop for under ÂŁ300.
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Published on Jul 5, 2011
Published on Jul 5, 2011
In issue 1 we take a look at who to follow on Twitter to get the most out of it, we also look at how to make a small projector for only £3,...