SLENDER UPDATE – NEW RECORDS

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Hello fellow disturbed zombies, I am just doing this post to tell you that I have got more pages on some maps. I have now got six pages on Sanatorium, and eight teddy bears on Elementary. Sadly though, I didn’t escape. So, my totals are now,

Sanatorium: 6/8 pages

Hospice: 6/8 pages

Elementary: 8/8 teddy bears + NO ESCAPE, Slender Man caught me

Mansion: 6/12 mementos

Claustrophobia: 3/10 keys

7th Street: 4/6 pages

Prison: 3/8 pages

Carnival: 1/8 pieces of evidence

Christmas Special (post coming soon): 5/8 presents

Slender – Carnival

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In Slender Carnival, as the name suggests, you are in a carnival. But this is any old carnival, it is a popcorn and candy carnival. And of course it is Slender Man’s carnival too. This is the first Slenderman’s Shadow map that is in black and white. I personally think it makes it scarier, but then again, since it is black and white, you can’t see the glowsticks you drop. Well, actually, you can, but the colour customisation doesn’t do anything. They are just white. You have to collect eight pieces of evidence. These can be anything from shoes to teddy bears, but most of them are just pages. I personally find Carnival very hard, because everything is the same. You can’t tell any difference with the rooms, unlike other maps. But a good thing is, when you need to escape, it is relatively easy to get out of the carnival, and to the ladder where you escape. I have only got one piece of evidence so far, but I will be able to get more soon. These are my current high scores:

Sanatorium: 5/8 pages

Hospice: 6/8 pages

Elementary: 7/8 teddy bears

Mansion: 6/12 mementos

Claustrophobia: 3/10 keys

7th Street: 4/6 pages

Prison: 3/8 pages

Carnival: 1/8 pieces of evidence

Christmas Special (I am going to do a post on this soon): 5/8 presents

Apple – iPhone 4

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iPHONE 4

As the iPhone 4 has been discontinued as a normal phone, and now is only sold as refurbished, I can only write the tech specs. Sorry!

Tech Specs

Size and Weight:

Height – 115.2 mm

Width – 58.6 mm

Depth – 9.3 mm

Weight – 137 grams

Capacity: 8 GB, 32 and 64 GB were discontinued upon the release of the iPhone 4S.

Display:

– 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display

– 960 x 640 pixel resolution

Camera, Photos and Video:

BACK CAMERA

– 5MP photos

– LED flash

– HD video recording (720p)

FRONT CAMERA

– VGA photos

– VGA video recording

Input and Output:

– 30-pin dock connector

– 3.5 mm stereo headphone minijack

– Built-in speaker

– Microphone

Controls        External Buttons and Controls                    Connectors and Input/Output

              

Battery

Talk time (3G): Up to 7 hours

Talk time (2G): Up to 14 hours

Internet use (3G): Up to 6 hours

Internet use (Wi-Fi): Up to 10 hours

Audio playback time: Up to 40 hours

Video playback time: Up to 10 hours

For some reason, Apple do not say how long it takes for the iPhone 4 to charge…

Headphones: Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic

In the Box

– iPhone 4

– Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic

– Dock Connector to USB Cable

– USB Power Adapter

– Documentation

Although this isn’t the first iPhone, it is quite primitive compared to the iPhone 5. The next Apple post will be…

the iPhone 4S.

iWork VS Microsoft Office

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IWORK ’09 VS MICROSOFT OFFICE 2010

DEVELOPER                              Apple Inc.                     Microsoft

YEAR OF FIRST RELEASE          2005                             1992

PREDECESSOR                        AppleWorks  Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint

LATEST VERSION                       ’09                            2010 (14.0)

OPERATING SYSTEM               Mac OS X                     Windows

COST                                       AU$130                        AU$130

WINNER: Draw

.DOC, .XLS SUPPORT                   Yes                              Obviously

WINNER: iWork, because as well as support its own .pages documents, it supports Microsoft Office too. Microsoft Office does not support .pages.

Programs

PAGES VS MICROSOFT WORD

GRAMMAR CHECKER            Both Pages and Word have grammar checkers, as they are the premier word processors.

WINNER: Draw

CROSS-REFERENCING          Word has Cross-Referencing, but Pages doesn’t.

WINNER: Word

BIBLIOGRAPHY                        They both have bibliographies. But Pages only has these with a third-party application, EndNote X2.

WINNER: I would say that Word wins this, as it is integrated into the program, not as a third-party application.

GRAPHIC EDITING                 Both have Graphic Editing.

WINNER: Draw

MAIL MERGING                      They both have mail merging.

WINNER: Draw

SPELL CHECKER                     As with the Grammar Checker, it is pretty obvious that they both have Spell Checkers.

WINNER: Draw

SMARTFONT                            And in a world-first, PAGES HAS SOMETHING THAT WORD DOESN’T! But, as I don’t even know specifically what SmartFont is… I                               don’t think it really matters.

WINNER: Pages

MATH SUPPORT                    They both support maths.

WINNER: Draw

Overall, Word won one category and so did Pages. The rest were draws. But, then again, Pages and Word are quite different. Pages has the bare minimum, and exactly what you need. Unless you use a word processor a lot, you could use Pages. Word has lots of add-ons, and most of them I never use. Even so, I still think I know who the winner is.

WINNER: MICROSOFT WORD

NUMBERS VS EXCEL

Numbers and Excel are both spreadsheet programs that are designed to be used in different ways. Numbers has far fewer features than Excel, although Numbers’ use of multiple tables per sheet is very good for basic tasks, like budgeting and itineraries. The problem with Excel is that it only supports one, infinitely sized table per sheet. But Excel is more suited for business, professional and academic uses, and handles the simple tasks reasonably well.

Unlike Numbers, Excel supports advanced charting. While Numbers’ charting options are limited, most would say that Numbers’ charts look much better. While charting options in Numbers are lacking, Numbers does support the same formula commands as Excel, meaning that complicated calculations are possible in Numbers.

Since there were no categories for this comparison, I cannot say the scores, since there were none. But, I know, and probably most others know, who the winner is.

WINNER: NUMBERS

KEYNOTE VS POWERPOINT

THEME DESIGNS

First of all, theme designs make the whole look of the presentation. The theme will set the tone for the whole presentation, whether it is modern, old school, elegant or pop art. The basic theme designs offered by Keynote are just pure awesomeness, and there are 44 of them! Of course, you will never run out of themes, as there is a variety online for both PowerPoint and Keynote. Making a Keynote presentation will make you stand out, everyone else is using PowerPoint. A Keynote presentation is sure to impress everyone.

TRANSITION EFFECTS

Both PowerPoint and Keynote have interesting transitions. Dissolve, wipes, stripes and 3-D are some of PowerPoints, while Keynote has Sparkle, Shimmer, Twist and Anagram. If you want a clean transition on Keynote you can use Magic Move. Nothing is more annoying than using too many effects. I won’t type more, as they are not essential to your presentation.

USER FRIENDLINESS

PowerPoint is definitely more stable and reliable. Also, more people are familiar with it. But does that mean that PowerPoint is more user-friendly than Keynote? No, it does not. If you use Keynote, it can be hard creating a PowerPoint presentation, there are too many features, and it can be easy to get lost. For a beginner, Keynote is easier to use, because it is versatile, smooth and accesible for any skill level.

GRAPHICS

When it comes to typing and graphics, Keynote is superior. It has the elegance that is just pure Apple. An extra feature of Keynote is that you can remove the background, thus making the graph or chart look like it is part of the presentation. PowerPoint is great for simple animation, but Keynote is just amazing. There is a wide range of choices when it comes to customising speed, position, size and opacity. You can build paths using straight lines and curves for animations. However, for more complicated effects you will need a separate program like Flash to simulate that.

MULTIMEDIA FRIENDLINESS

I would like to say that PowerPoint is built for functional means, but Keynote is the more powerful application when it comes to multimedia. PowerPoint can insert photos, videos and sounds, but it is nowhere near as smooth as Keynote. PowerPoint was originally designed to support text-based presentations, so it cannot cope with a multimedia-heavy presentation. Keynote can, and spectacularly. PowerPoint needs an external application in order to support Flash.

IN THE CLOUD

One of the few bad things about Keynote is that it cannot be viewed on Windows, while PowerPoint can be opened on Mac. However, you can do an easy conversion from Keynote to PowerPoint, using the “export” feature. It can also be converted to a QuickTime slideshow. One of the best features of Keynote is the iPad application. This has been very popular. Using this, you can carry your presentation wherever you go. You can also use your iPhone or iPad as a remote control, so if you are presenting, you can walk around the room with your iPhone or iPad in hand, and control the slides with a touch of a button.

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, there is not really anything that PowerPoint has that Keynote does not. Keynote has 44 brilliant themes, whereas PowerPoints are boring. The transitions on Keynote are new, and very interesting, while we have seen PowerPoints all before. Obviously, most people use PowerPoint, and therefore are more familiar with it. But that doesn’t mean that it is more user friendly. Keynote is much easier to use. As all Mac applications are, Keynotes graphics are way superior to PowerPoint. PowerPoint cannot handle the multimedia side of things, but Keynote can, and extremely well. You can’t save your PowerPoint presentation in the cloud, but you can with Keynote. Overall, PowerPoint is like the bare minimum and Keynote has all the features you need, and still staying simple to use. There is an obvious winner in the program contest.

WINNER: KEYNOTE

OVERALL CONCLUSION OF THE COMPARISON

iWork has the best spreadsheet program, and the best presentation program. But, Microsoft Office has the best word processor. iWork leads 2-1, but word processors are more important. Personally, I think Pages is pretty good anyway, so I know the overall winner.

WINNER: iWORK

Sorry…

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I haven’t done a post for a while, because I have been quite busy doing other things, but I think I will be able to do the next Comparing post (iWork VS Microsoft Office) in the next few days. I’ll probably also do the next Apple post within a week. I guess I’ll see you then!