Great news, Emoji just got better! Today Apple delivered a new beta of OS X to developers that comes with more emoji in all shades and sizes. A tipster sent theNextweb some screenshots of the new emoji palette found in OS X 10.10.3. Though the emoji default is still the white version, you can now click and hold on any emoji to change the skin tone. The same emoji are appearing in iOS 8.3 beta 2 as well. Another much needed improvement, you can now represent any family type: Other additions include new flags and of course, because nothing comes without some sort of product plug, the watch emoji is now an Apple Watch and the phone looks like an iPhone 6. There’s no release date for iOS 8.3 or OS X 10.10.3 yet, but Apple is reportedly planning a public beta program which will kick off in mid-March. Do you think there’s any other improvements Apple could have made to the Emoji?
Why yes, that is a lion cub with some meerkat friends! And yes, it looks a little like The Lion King but that’s not today’s featured Disney movie! Let me take you on a magical journey back to 1973 when a little movie called Robin Hood came out. As I’m sure you remember, the film featured a band of talking animal friends which is the case with a plethora of Disney movies, however the soundtrack was a complete departure from all past and present animated Disney films, utilizing a style known as American Folk Music. With Texas-born singer Roger Miller responsible for most of the songs and even providing the narration as a singing rooster, Robin Hood was a movie where two things that were not the same went together. This was an incredible move by Disney, staying true to Medieval dress and settings while updating the soundtrack to a twangy Americana sound. For example, Miller’s folk style somehow lends itself perfectly to voice the lamentations of what were originally English peasants: “While he taxes us to pieces And he robs us …
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Author Lydia Millet is funny, just like her books. I chat with Millet about how her new novel Mermaids In Paradise, LA vs. San Francisco – and sloths. Yes, as in the slow moving mammal that often brings actress Kristen Bell to tears.
Few people can deny that American Psycho is a great piece of cinema and the novel by Bret Easton Ellis is said to be even more provocative. If you’re in the market for something a little less graphic but still just as psycho read on. ‘You’ by Caroline Kepnes is the new American Psycho, find out why.
Everyone is talking about the guy who recreated the dance from Sia’s Chandelier when he lost a Fantasy Football bet. However, there is a way more awesome video that you should be talking about instead!
Netflix is adding 47 new movies and TV seasons for online streaming throughout December and some of the offerings are pretty superb. So superb, that I wouldn’t be surprised if Netflix knows about the “winter blanket theory” (ie. dating someone for the winter only so you never have to go out because the weather sucks) and thought, “Everyone will be staying in for the next three months, let’s give them something to do!” So whether you have your own account or are still using your friend’s, other friend’s, parent’s account, set aside a little epic movie viewing time. Bust out the popcorn because now you can watch American Beauty on demand and finally understand the plastic bag in the wind references everyone makes. You can also witness Kate Hudson rock out as the infamous Penny Lane in Almost Famous. Even more exciting, Troop Beverly Hills can now be watched on repeat anywhere you go. Put on all your designer clothes and eat some Girl Scout cookies to avoid Shelley Long judging you through the screen. To round out this great batch of Hollywood goodness, Crossroads, yes the Britney …