Posts Tagged ‘lifestyle’

The largest comics app on the market adds high-definition books for the new iPad, throws in free upgrades for people with supported comics, and begins basic social-networking support.

by March 23, 2012 5:18 PM PDT
Somebody with a chiroptera obsession has a shocking experience in this week’s Batman #7. On the left, as viewed through the new iPad’s Retina Display. On the right, the iPad 2.

(Credit: Screenshots by Seth Rosenblatt/CNET)

Comixology continues to dominate the mobile comics reading app market with new features for its iOS app, including high-definition comics that take advantage of the new iPad‘s Retina Display.

Updated earlier this week, Comixology’s Comics 3.1 (download) lets you read comics on the new iPad with double the resolution of comics on previous models. It also supports sharing your comments on comics via Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail; and offers a Read Now button which lets you begin reading a comic before a comic has fully downloaded.

Support for the Retina Display almost didn’t make it into Comixology 3.1, said Chip Mosher, the company’s Director of Marketing. “Our developers turned around HD support in about five days. That’s a testament to how dedicated they are.”

The difference in resolution is apparent when holding a new iPad next to an iPad 2 and looking at the same comic. If you’ve downloaded a comic for the iPad 2, Comixology will let you download it again in HD at no extra cost.

Comixology’s new sharing options: e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter.

(Credit: Comixology)

Readers can identify high-definition comics by the “CMX-HD” badge in Comixology’s store, and the company plans to update its entire catalog with high-def comics over the next few months. Currently, only a selection of DC and Marvel comics are available in HD, although expect that to change rapidly. Comixology also has said that there will be no price difference for the HD comics, which are around two to three times larger on disk than the current comics. (more…)

A cleverly designed human birdwings hoax has the whole Internet bummed out it’s not real.

by March 23, 2012 7:02 PM PDT
Birdman is a fake. Bummer.Birdman is a fake. Bummer.

(Credit: Floris Kaayk)

Curse you fake birdman! Just when it seemed like we humans might get to spread our wings and fly, it turns out the whole shebang — videos, plans, everything — was part of an elaborate plan/scam/hoax by filmmaker Floris Kaayk. (more…)

10 Tips To Healthy Eating

Posted: March 20, 2012 in Tips N Tricks
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  1. Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods. You need more than 40 different nutrients for good health, and no single food supplies them all. Your daily food selection should include bread and other whole-grain products; fruits; vegetables; dairy products; and meat, poultry, fish and other protein foods. How much you should eat depends on your calorie needs. Use the Food (more…)