Metapho: iOS 8 Photo Metadata Manager
This is an appstore app which lets you view the metadata and remove it as well. It is a non-destructive process so it will affect the images. It is also a system-wide application you can access by “sharing” the image with this app anywhere.
Tribler is an anonymous bit torrent client and network
Tribler is finally ready to be used and with the pirate bay’s raid last week it saw a 30% jump in users.
It is basically just a bit torrent client that also ships with tor. It is not the same tor network that you currently use, they have created their own just for bit torrent which is a smart move considering what the default tor network is to be used for.
This is the first time that a bit torrent client has come prepackaged with it’s own anonymity network and makes it mathematically impossible to shutdown. I sincerely hope this takes off and we have a truly secure and safe file sharing network for once.
The Banner Saga 2 is in development!
The great turn based RPG (SPRG?) The Banner Saga which broke records for crowd funding for a game at the time is going to have a sequel! The game featured hand drawn art and a truly compelling “banner” (tribe) mechanic which saw you trying to keep your people alive.
SOURCE: The Banner Saga 2 exists
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions coming to Vita in Spring 2015
Great news! Geometry Wars 3 was announced for the Vita during the PlayStation Experience keynote. I knew that if I waited it would come out…
EU4 Summary: Patch 1.9 – Disasters, New Ideas and Other Free Features
NEW SYSTEM CALLED “DISASTER” – This will likely be a HUGE change to the game and will handle major revolts like The War of the Roses, Peasants’ War, Civil Wars and so on. Instead of things randomly happening in the background you can now visually see how far along these major revolts are to exploding out of control. It should now show you what factors in your country are contributing to these things. The disaster meter will tick slowly as it increases (or decreases) towards an outcome of some kind. This reminds me a lot of Victoria 2’s system for “Flashpoints” where things would slowly tick and rise over an issue between International Powers until basically a “World War” of sorts would break out over the matter.
NEW NATIONAL IDEAS – The following nations will get their own National Ideas: Sukhothai, Khmer, Shan States, Canada, Quebec, Mexico, Zaporozhie and Chinese States. Ming (China) will also be getting reworked and more historically accurate ideas in the patch which better match their unique decisions. Horay for historical accuracy!
PLAY AS A RELEASED VASSAL IN IRONMAN MODE – This is pretty cool to me because I would love to play as a Colonial Nation sometimes. You can now release a Vassal Nation and play as it while keeping your achievement/non-cheating mode turned on.
More freebies in the patch: 20 new achievements, new dynamic historical events (DHE) for Kilwa, Orissa, Kanem Bornu, Hungary, Ming, Austria, Poland, Venice & Netherlands. Flavour events for Steppe Nomad Nations. Han culture has been divided into multiple smaller cultures. New Chinese Revolter Nations for the new cultures. New events for the creation of Sokoto. Fulani Jihad Events have been added.
sudolikeaboss – Access and input 1Password data at the terminal
If you ever wanted to easily enter passwords at the terminal you probably just have them saved on some crusty text file right?
You can now combine the greatness that is 1Password with the terminal and sudolikeaboss – This will let you enter in password data stored inside of 1Password. This can be used for sudo and gpg or anything else. It can also be used to simply enter in form data or other stored text inside of 1Password.
It does require iterm2, the terminal enhancer.
VeraCrypt is the TrueCrypt replacement we have all been waiting for!
VeraCrypt is an improved version of TrueCrypt that has enhanced security, randomization and has the same functionality of TrueCrypt but is NOT compatible with TrueCrypt containers and volumes.
Retro RPG Pier Solar HD hits Xbox One later this month
Pier Solar is a game that was released for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive in 2010… thats right, 2010! They put it on a massive 64 megabit cartridge and included a Sega CD disc of enhanced music for the game to use. So if you have a Genesis as well as the CD attachment you can play what is likely the most technologically advanced game made for them.
The game itself is gorgeous to look upon and the soundtrack truly is worthy of praise. It is a masterpiece of 16- bit era RPGs and all RPG fans should try this game.
They have also released the “HD” version of the game for Dreamcast, Mac, Windows, Linux, PS4, PS3, Ouya and now will be doing Xbox One and Wii U. I am still waiting for a Playstation Vita release as they have indicated there will be one since they have received two Vita dev kits. They have announced intentions to do releases for the Xbox 360 (unlikely now…) and Android.
Source: Retro RPG Pier Solar HD hits Xbox One later this month – Joystiq
Hosts file and blocklist have been updated – 31/10/14
Updated CK2 Age Customizer Mod to 2.1.6
This latest version is fully compatible with the latest CK2 patche (2.1.6…) and the latest expansion pack: Rajas of India.
The only added features are some unlocked traits that the devs had disabled by default in the character customizer and I have decided to utilize the immortality trait that the devs included with the game but left hidden, you can add it to your characters now.
UPDATED: richvh on the paradox forums pointed out that I had implemented the immortality trait incorrectly all this time – http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?696742-Mini-Mod-Age-Customizer&p=18147546&viewfull=1#post18147546
I have rewriten the mod now…. starting to regret adding this new “feature” already…
Summary: Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne – Dev Diary 1 – Let’s get Early Medieval
- The game will have the earlier start date of 769
- New cultures such as Visigoths (Iberian, not Germanic lol) who should become Castilian, Catalan or Andalusian even. There is the Suebi too who will become Portuguese. There are now the Franks which are Germanic but will become latinized French later. Other new cultures are the Saxons, Lombards, Picts and Somali. No Russians in this date yet but there are new East Slavic cultures like Ilmenians, Severians and Volhynians.
- Old Norse religion is now called Germanic which is certainly more historically accurate at this time because the “Norse” peoples are Germanic and some of the people that we call “Germans” today were followers of the same faith.
- The Ibadi faith is no longer a Sunni heresy. It will probably have it’s own heresies now too.
- A new pagan religion called Zunist, followers of the sun-god Zun, this is part of the Zunbil dynasty in Afghanistan.
- The viking age has not begun yet so there will be no overseas viking expeditions. They will begin after a few decades.
The iOS “@@” Shortcut As A Text Expander For Emails
On iOS you can setup very easy “text expanders” by going to the Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts
Adding things like:
@@ for firstname.lastname@example.org
@@@ for email@example.com
@@@@ yet firstname.lastname@example.org
This will save you a lot of time when typing out common emails for logins and registration forms.