I’m sitting on my couch, in a not very good posture, slouched with my legs up. It’s almost the weekend, and it’s hotter than ever in Arizona. This week has been a very memorable one, with so many things that have happened.
It started with a Fall Out Boy concert, which was a blast. Hot, crowded, packed, and loud: it is probably one of the most jam packed concerts I have been to. It set me up to be really tired. The day after it I went to sleep at five in the afternoon and didn’t wake up until four the next morning.
That was some of the best sleep I have gotten in a while.
I saw The Internship yesterday. It was a great movie, with a lot of funny Internet jokes, references, cameos, and portrayals. It was about two guys that went to intern at Google, which turned into a competition between groups of interns. Full of hilarious incidents, failures, and even a quidditch match, it showed true things about Google, California, and did a great job at making a somewhat “documentary” into a hilarious movie. It had an unnecessarily long strip club scene though.
WWDC was also this week, where Apple showed off a bunch of things that they have in store for us, including iOS 7, and OS X Mavericks, and a MacBook Air that I desperately want, which has an all day battery life. iOS 7 also looks awesome, and I can’t wait to get it on my iPad mini.
We’re almost half way through 2013, and I am having a blast so far.
I’ve been a fan of Fall Out Boy’s music for as long as I can remember, and last night, after being scared that they might never have come to together, after a four year hiatus, I finally got to see my favorite band perform live.
It was a crazy concert, and a hot one too, as Arizona concerts go. It was loud, crowded, but the music was so memorable, before I lost my hearing of course.
This was also the first concert where I actually crowd surfed. And being so light bodied, per say, I was tossed around like a rag doll, before being thrown over the barrier in the front. Thankfully I didn’t break anything, and my glasses stayed intact.
Thank you Fall Out Boy, for a memorable night and concert experience.
Apple blew me away with their keynote today.
Apple started with a new version of OS X that veered from the naming scheme, calling it OS X Mavericks.
I feel like Maverick is a salute to Steve Jobs:
They then went on to introduce new MacBook Airs (which I want), and a new Mac Pro(finally). “Can’t innovate anymore, my ass” Phil Schiller said, slamming down all those pundits and ‘Apple experts’ that keep on ‘dooming’ Apple for the umpteenth time.
Then they blew everything out of the water with iOS 7, which after months of speculation of what it may look like, has finally been revealed, and I admit, I was mostly wrong in my speculation. The new look of iOS is really nice, with different depth, perspective, and many other things added to it.
iOS itself has a slew of new features, including video sharing over iCloud, collaborative albums, Airdrop, different multitasking, and an awesome look and feel of the new iOS.
The keynote was two hours, but boy did it go by fast. I’m excited for all these new products. I hate that we are simply teased by these releases now, as they don’t come out until later this fall.
Apple.com is full of new pages detailing the new OS.
Thank you Apple, for doing what you do. Now to get a new MacBook Air.
Update: Only 30 minutes after the Keynote, and people are already being negative and whining about the new design of iOS… Did they even listen? Design is how it works, not just how it looks. No one even has their hands on it yet.
People just love to complain, don’t they?
I’ll sum it up as this:
There would have been bigger outrage if Apple hadn’t redesigned iOS 7 than what they’ve actually came up with. For reals.— Christopher Downer (@cjdowner) June 10, 2013