Podfeet Sticker Pack for iMessage

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Greetings fellow NosillaCastaways. Allister here from New Zealand with a little bit of fun for those of you who have already upgraded your devices to iOS 10.

If you've been watching the recent announcements and coverage, you'll probably know that Apple have put quite a bit of time and effort into enhancing the Messages app, for use on the iMessage service. You can use apps in Messages to send money to a friend, collaborate on a to-do list, or exchange rich content like restaurant or movie details.

But far more importantly you can now use neat effects like lasers and slams to spice up your basic conversations and, of course, add stickers! Of all the new features, stickers seem to be burgeoning the most, and the simple reason for this is that they're really easy for developers to make.

If you're already an Apple developer, making a sticker pack is as simple as creating a new sticker pack project in Xcode and providing the images for the stickers, along with various sizes of icon to represent your sticker "app." That's pretty much it.

Now, if you're not a registered developer, you could download Xcode, make your sticker pack and load it on your own device for no outlay, but, well, Xcode is on the same list of applications with iTunes when it comes to users loving it, so I don't recommend it unless you're prepared to geek out a bit.

But what if you have some serious need for sticker goodness and you're also a died-in-the-wool NosillaCastaway? Well, I'm pleased to tell you that I have, with Allison's blessing, created a NosillaCastaway Podfeet sticker pack which contains stickers for each of Allison's podcasts, plus the infamous podfeet logo and Bart’s Programming By Stealth ninja. We're planning on adding some more stickers soon.

If you're on iOS 10, simply head to the App Store and search for "NosillaCast" to find the sticker pack, look for the podfeet, or there's a link in the show notes. They're free to download.

If you'd like to hear more from me, you can find most of my stuff over at zkarj.me including the once-again-relaunched Sitting Duck Podcast for you music lovers, and my other App Store offerings like the newly launched Night Clock app.

Fly All Over the World with X-Plane Flight Simulator

Guest Post by Tom Stewart

X plane cockpit viewThis is Tom Stewart again and I am hoping to take a few minutes of your time to discuss a topic which has only a very slight Macintosh bias. There is no problem to be solved here, merely a way to use our computers for fun – I am talking about flying around the world on your Mac. I can sit at my 27” iMac and fly wherever I want, whenever I want and it can be an incredibly immersive experience with some of the software, hardware, and services available.

The first thing you need is a flight simulator program. Laminar Research produce a flight simulator program for the Mac called X-plane. This is available for download at X-plane.com or by using Allison’s Amazon link for a DVD version. The base product comes with 30 different aircraft to fly from gliders to the huge 747 and you can start and end your flight at one of its 33,000 airports.

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NC #594 iPhone 7 Plus Camera Comparison, X-Plane, Apple Watch Series 2, Podfeet Sticker Pack

I compare the wide-angle camera on the new iPhone 7 Plus to that of the iPhone 6. I’m hoping it will help you decide if the new camera alone is worth the upgrade. I include a really good sample set of good and low light samples in a downloadable for the comparison so you can follow along. Tom Stewart joins us for a review of the flight simulator called X-Plane from X-Plane.com. Next up I’ll walk you through the differences between the original Apple Watch and the new Apple Watch Series 2, again to help you decide if it’s worth the upgrade. Finally we’ll hear a quick message from Allister Jenks as he tells us how he created a Podfeet Sticker Pack for the new iMessage in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra.


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