Monday, December 14, 2015

Three Links are Better Than One - Author: Brad

Three Links are better than one in the Legend of Zelda Triforce Heroes. Join your friends and take control of a Link. You and two friends will go around the world of Hyrule fighting monsters and solving puzzles. This Nintendo game for the 3DS take lots of skill and cooperation between your buddies and you. It just came out, so ask for it for Christmas. I know I will!

Snapchat Trophies - Author: Kelly

Snapchat Trophies

Snapchat is forever updating, even when we don't see anything wrong with it. Snapchat has 100 million active users daily according to Snapchat is an app where you can send photos to people that last from 1-10 seconds, as well as post things to your story for all your friends to see. You can also use the chat option which allows you to send messages that you can save.

My favorite part of one of the most recent updates is the "Snapchat Trophies." There are trophies for many things. The trophies are shown as gray locks unless they have been unlocked, then they are shown as an emoji. Some trophies have trophies that are related to them, so they are shown under one until you click on them. After you click on one, it shows the related trophies and what you did to receive the trophy. I personally spend a lot of time on Snapchat, so I have received many trophies.

Apple's New iOS 9 - Author: Kelly

Apple's New iOS 9

Iphone owners have been updating to IOS 9.1 or 9.2. These new updates came with a big change, new emojis, multitasking (for iPads), improvements to Siri, a way to save your battery life, and much more.

Let's start with emojis. If you look at your ‘Emoji Keyboard,’ you’ll see many new emojis that were added and some other features that you didn't know were there. Some long-awaited emojis are the lion, taco, hot dog, robot, unicorn, rock on hand, and so much more. They have also added different family emojis. You may have also noticed that you can change the skin tone of some emojis. You can choose from 5 skin tones and the default yellow.

On iPads, you can now multitask. For those who don't know what this means, it’s a way to have two apps open at the same time. It's basically having two tabs open on a computer. For example, you can be on safari and then decide that you want to text someone at the same time. All you need to do is swipe the very right side of your screen over to the left.

My favorite improvement that was made was to Siri. The change that was made was how Siri looks when it is calculating what you are saying. Siri was just a white sound wave but now it is a rainbow sound wave.

In settings, there is an option to turn an a setting that saves your battery life. Where your phone shows what your battery is at is usually green, but when you have this low battery usage option turned on your battery is green. If this option is turned on and your phone is charging, your phone will automatically turn this option off when your phone reaches 80%. Some say that when this option is turned on it takes longer to load things. So you need to consider, is saving your battery worth having slow and long loading times?

There are many other simple changes that have been made like bug fixes and other small stuff but these four things are what most people have noticed.

Great Scott - Author: Brad

Great Scott! Back to The Future is back. You may not remember it, but when Back to the Future Two came out in 1989, Marty and Doc Brown went to the future (October 21, 2015). In the movie, they predicted that in the year 2015 there would be hover boards, self-tying shoes, and even flying cars. That is not all fiction though. Ever since the movie came out, scientists have been making these things come true. For example, scientists have made an actual hover board and Tony Hawk even got to ride on it. That's not all! Scientists at Nike just finished developing the world's first self-tying shoes and the funny thing is that they based the shoe design on what the movie thought they would look like. So hey, if some of the predictions came true, maybe in the near future there will be flying cars.