1000 VIEWS!!!!!

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OH MY GOD!!! I have finally got 1000 views! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??? Well, it’s all thanks to all you Disturbed Zombies out there who look at my website. I can’t get over this. 1000! The next milestone I’m aiming for is 2000 views. I should achieve this by mid-March 2013. Or maybe even February if more people look at my website. I am also aiming for 100 posts. I should do this by March-April 2013. The final sentence in this post is going to be…

THANK YOU.

Apple – iPod Touch (4th Generation)

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Just one thing before I start this post. The iPod touch 4th gen. is no longer an Apple page on their website, so I can’t write the features. Sorry!

Tech Specs

Size and Weight:

Height – 111.0 mm

Width – 58.9 mm

Depth – 7.2 mm

Weight – 101 grams

Capacity: 16 GB and 32 GB. The 8 GB and 64 GB models were discontinued when the 5th generation came out.

Display:

– 3.5 inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display

– 960 x 640 pixel resolution

Camera, Photos and Video:

– Video recording HD (720p)

– Still photos (960 x 720) with back camera

– VGA photos with front camera

Controls                                                                                                 Connector

Battery

Music playback time: Up to 40 hours

Video playback time: Up to 7 hours

Fast-charge time: about 2 hours (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)

Full charge time: about 4 hours

In the Box

– iPod touch

– Apple Earphones

– Dock Connector to USB Cable

– Quick Start guide

Well, that’s another post done. And so close to 1000 views! At 998, I’m sure I’ll crack the barrier some time today. I actually have an iPod touch, but I have the 3rd generation one. I got it the week before the release of the 4th generation. So, I am stuck with it. I will probably get the 6th gen. one, though. The next post I do, will hopefully be the Secret Project on Slender. But, if it’s STILL NOT RELEASED, I will write about the coming soon one, by the original “The Eight Pages” crew called “The Arrival”. This one actually has a story. Well, this post is done, and I will reveal the next Apple post. It is…

the iPod Touch (5th generation).

Bing VS Google

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BING VS GOOGLE

Navigation

Since there is no index for the internet, people rely on search engines to find websites, and sometimes, specific pages. When I used Bing and Google to find the official website for Apple, the website you are on right now, and Nintendo, the top result was as expected for Apple, with both Bing and Google having the top result right. When I searched for this website, Bing did not even list it on the first page, while Google listed it third. When I searched for Nintendo, both were the first result.

WINNER: Google

Autocorrect

While the actual search results are important, how long it takes for you to get there is important too. Things such as Autocorrect and Google Instant are deigned to make your search quicker and easier. I found that Google Instant helps a lot whenever I search, but Bing was sometimes a bit hasty when autocorrecting. Although it did get it right when searching the terms above, there were some others that it did wrong. When I searched “Barack Obama YouTube channel”, Bing automatically included results for “barack obama youtube tv”.

WINNER: Google

Specific Pages on Large Sites

One of the most used searches involves looking for a particular page on a website you already know. For example, many fans of Richmond FC (in Australia, they are an AFL team), would visit their website for match times. Google found this straight away, and so did Bing.

WINNER: Draw

Product Searches

Searching for specific products can sometimes be quite annoying. In my test, both Bing and Google did a good job. Google did better in the case of Apple products, such as “iPad models” and “iPhone 4S specs”. Bing did well as well.

WINNER: Draw

Bias

When I searched for “the best smartphone”, the results pointed the PCWorld.com and Cnet.com. This shows no bias.

WINNER: Draw

Spam

Both Google and Bing deal with spam very well, but Bing has ads on the right side of the search results, which are usually mostly spam.

WINNER: Google

Now that I have done my tests, I have come to a conclusion. Bing did not win any categories, and only racked up points in the drawn categories. Google wonthree categories. Some people might say Bing is better, but who is going to “bing it”? It is not very catchy, while “google it” just rolls off the tongue. This was a pretty obvious post, and most of us (including me) knew who was going to win at the start. I will reveal the winner.

WINNER: GOOGLE

Slender – Slender Mod

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Slenderman’s Shadow should really hurry up and release the Secret Project, because I am RUNNING OUT of stuff to write about… but I did kinda forget about this one. This map is all black and white, which makes it extra scary. There is this one page which says “Behind you”, and I’ve seen a playthrough on YouTube where the guy turned around as soon as he got the page, and Slender Man was right behind him. This was just a coincidence  because I have played Slender Mod many times, and it has never happened to me. I’m kind of annoyed that it hasn’t happened, though, because that is probably the only reason why I got it. Slender Mod is, as the title dictates, a mod to Slender – The Eight Pages. So, this post can’t actually be that long. So, I guess I’m going to end this post here. My next Slender post will hopefully be the Slenderman’s Shadow Secret Project. See you then.

Apple – iPod Classic

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The iPod Classic is quite old, and it hasn’t been redesigned recently. It also only has very basic features, so the overview will be very simple.

Overview

With 160 GB of space, you can carry around your whole music library anywhere and everywhere.

The click wheel. It allows you to navigate your iPod easily. But, the Classic is the only iPod left that has it. I wonder why that would be?

Tech Specs

Size and Weight:

Height – 103.5 mm

Width – 61.8 mm

Depth – 10.5 mm

Weight – 140 grams

Capacity: 160 GB

Display: – 2.5 inch colour LCD with LED backlight

– 320 x 240 pixel resolution

Controls

Battery

Music playback time: Up to 36 hours

Video playback time: Up to 6 hours

Fast-charge time: about 2 hours (charges up to 80%)

Full charge time: about 4 hours

In the box

– iPod classic

– Earphones

– Dock Connector to USB Cable

– Quick Start guide

As I said at the start of the post, the classic hasn’t been re-released for more than three years! So, if I were you, I would DEFINITELY NOT buy the classic. You should just buy the new, and pretty darn awesome (if I do say so myself) nano. The only reason to get a classic is if you have a HUGE music library and don’t have any other devices to store it on. Then, you should get it, but only then. The next Apple post might not be for another week or so, because Slenderman’s Shadow have released the trailer for Carnival, which means we’re getting closer to the actual release of the secret project. Until next time, I will just reveal the next Apple post will be…

the iPod Touch (4th generation)

iPod Touch VS iPod Classic VS iPod Nano VS iPod Shuffle

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Before I actually start this post, I am just going to state that we all know which iPod is going to win this. That is all.

IPOD TOUCH   (32 GB)      VS        IPOD CLASSIC (160 GB)       VS        IPOD NANO (16 GB)      VS       IPOD SHUFFLE (2 GB)

CAPACITY (in songs)         7000                 40 000                             4000                                         500

WINNER: Quite obviously, the iPod Classic wins this. But, anyway, why would anyone have that many songs?

VIDEO PLAYING                Yes                         Yes                                  Yes                                           No

WINNERS: iPod Touch, iPod Classic and the iPod Nano.

VIDEO RECORDING        Yes                           No                                  N0                                             No

WINNER: iPod Touch.

SCREEN SIZE (diagonal) 10.16 cm            6.35 cm                         6.35 cm                                  No screen

WINNER: iPod Touch.

SCREEN RESOLUTION  960 x 640          320 x 240                       240 x 240                                        N/A

WINNER: iPod Touch, and by quite a distance…

BACK CAMERA                 5 MP                       None                              None                                       None

WINNER: iPod Touch, because it is the only one that HAS a back camera.

FRONT CAMERA            1.2 MP                     None                              None                                         None

WINNER: Again, the iPod Touch is the only one that has a camera.

WEIGHT                             88 grams            139 grams                     31 grams                               12 grams

WINNER: Personally, I would not like the weight of the nano or the shuffle. But, there can’t really be a winner.

SIZE (in mm)                123 x 59 x 6            104 x 62 x 11                77 x 38 x 5                          29 x 32 x 9

WINNER: Again, there is no winner.

Battery Life

Audio Playback           Up to 40 hours     Up to 36 hours            Up to 30 hours                   Up to 15 hours

Video Playback            Up to 8 hours       Up to 6 hours              Up to 3.5 hours                          N/A

Fast Charge Time            2 hours                  2 hours                          1.5 hours                               2 hours

( up to 80%)

Full Charge Time            4 hours                   4 hours                           3 hours                                 3 hours

WINNER: The iPod Touch clearly has the longest battery life. How does the Shuffle take that long to charge?

COLOURS                   Colours available: charcoal, grey, pink, yellow and blue              Colours available: grey and charcoal            Colours available: charcoal, grey, purple, pink, yellow, green and blue   Colours available: charcoal, grey, purple, pink, yellow, green and blue

Colours available: (PRODUCT) RED                                                                                             Colours available: (PRODUCT) RED                      Colours available: (PRODUCT) RED

WI-FI                                      Yes                           No                                    No                                      No

WINNER: iPod Touch, the only one that has Wi-Fi.

APP STORE                           Yes                          No                                     No                                      No

WINNER: Again, the iPod Touch is the only one with it.

BLUETOOTH                      Yes                           No                                     Yes                                      No

WINNER: This actually surprised me, that the Nano included Bluetooth now, but so be it. The Touch and Nano win this category.

PRICE                               AU$329                AU$279                               AU$169                              AU$55

WINNER: There really shouldn’t be a winner for this category, but the Nano’s price is REALLY cheap.

 

Points:

Outright category win = 1 point

Two category winners = 0.5 points each

Three category winners = 0.33 points each

iPod Touch: 8.83 points

iPod Nano: 1.83 points

iPod Classic: 1.33 points

iPod Shuffle: 0 points

The iPod Touch wins this post by, what would seem like, a mile. As soon as you started reading this post, you knew which iPod was going to win, didn’t you? Well, back to the conclusion. The iPod Touch won, or had a share of winning in every category, except how many songs it can hold (or the capacity). Because the iPod Classic is 160 GB, it can hold up to five times more songs than the Touch. The Classic got its points through the Capacity category and the Video Playing category. The Nano got its points, interestingly, from the Video Playing category, the Bluetooth category and the Price category. This was quite unexpected for me, because why would the Nano need Bluetooth? In the picture that describes it on the Apple page, (here is the link to the page, www.apple.com/au/ipod-nano/) it has a car option. This simply means that it can play music on the cars system without having to plug it in. Of course, some cars can’t do this and you need to plug it in anyway. Plus, the Nano shouldn’t have actually got points for the Price category… And last of all, the Shuffle got ABSOLUTELY NO POINTS. But, then again, when you think about it, why would something that has no screen, is AU$55 dollars and has an amazing capacity of 2 GB get any points against something with a 4-inch screen, that is AU$329 and has a capacity of 32 GB? The iPod Touch is what I was talking about then, in case you didn’t catch that. Now I will reveal the obvious winner,

WINNER: IPOD TOUCH