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Apple Watch OS 2 Launches After Short Delay

It’s here! After a bit of touch and go after last week’s last-minute delay, the Apple Watch’s Watch OS 2.0 is live and ready for download. The update brings with it new features for the 8GB wearable device to make it even more useful, including the Nightstand mode that allows your Watch to function as an alarm clock while it charges overnight. Nightstand is turned on by default, so that means when you update your software, all you need to do to activate it is attach the Watch to its charger and set it sideways on your bedside table. The Watch’s comparatively extra-long charging cable just got a lot more useful.

For quicker access to more of your contacts, the Friends button now pulls up two quick-menus instead of just the one. That means you can now reach out to at least 24 people with just a couple of quick taps. To be honest, I had a hard time thinking of just 12 folks to fill up my first menu, so the option for a second menu is obviously aimed folks who are more social than I.

Third-party apps can now be directly designed to run natively on the Watch’s software, as opposed to offloading all of the heavy work onto your iPhone. Developers can now create their own complications (widgets) for customizable watch faces for their apps as well. Notifications can now be muted from the watch itself, without having to change your iPhone notification settings.

If you have an Apple Watch, you can install the new update by going to the Watch app on your iPhone. From there, you’ll select General, wherein you’ll find the Software Update option.

Do you own an Apple Watch, are you waiting for the second generation, or are you going to skip the wearable altogether?

Damien Michaels: Hottest Newb EVER?

If you’re not familiar with Damien Michaels yet, then …er, well, why the hell aren’t you already?

Damien is wondering where the hell you been at, too…
 
Since December of 2014, Damien has quickly made quite an impression on amateur cam-streaming site Chaturbate under the moniker BigDame90. Lately, if he’s not the #1 male cam on his account or on the Voyeur Boys account (as he’s currently living at the VB house in Arizona), you’re likely to find the 25 year-old IT nerd somewhere on the first page.

In less than a year, he’s gained nearly 20,000 followers on Chaturbate and just over 5,000 followers on twitter, as of writing this post. You’ll soon see why after interacting with him yourself! The 25 year-old is as kind and playful as he is mischievous. And when he speaks to you, his velvety voice lures you into an embrace you’ll find hard to break free from.

“Big Dame” is even starting to grab the attention of some studios such as Kink, American Muscle Hunks, and Falcon’s Hard Friction – all of whom recently released scenes featuring Damien! He was tortured and brutally abused by Sebastian Keys and Jessie Colter on Kink’s Men on Edge, he topped the gorgeous brick shit-house that is Johnny V on AMH, and Damien even got to tear into Mickey Taylor‘s ass in a Steve Cruz-directed scene for Hard Friction!

We’re witnessing the start of an amazing career and personality in Damien, and there’s still so much to come! Including his bottoming debut he shot recently, in case you weren’t satisfied by all the butt-stuff in his MOE scene. His blossoming success isn’t landing on blind eyes either. On September 10th, much to Damien’s surprise and only nine months after he started his cam shows, he was nominated “Top Male Webcam Model” for the Adult Webcam Awards!

Now, I’ve been told a couple of times that the vote button is a little hard to find on Damien’s voting page. There are two methods of voting – one is to click the hard-to-find vote button near the bottom of the page, the other is to write a comment on the Adult Webcam Awards facebook page – so just keep a lookout for the following text on the page because that is the actual button:


Now that you’re more or less acquainted, will you vote for Damien?

…how about now?

Keep up with Damien Michaels across all his social media!

Tumblr: http://bigdame90.tumblr.com/
Twitter: @BigDame90
Instagram: @BigDame90
Chaturbate: http://www.chaturbate.com/bigdame90

#NakedCatman – Best Gift EVER?

Some might remember my post from the time I discovered Catman, and it’s kinda no secret that I’ve since become obsessed to the point that I’m practically licking the new issues of Secret Six…

The other night my twitter kinda blew up (and by my twitter, I mean my pants) when Gail Simone retweeted Matt “@FotoCub” Santori-Griffith’s tweet. You see, Matt posted a pic of a lovely birthday gift he received: A full frontal nude of Catman! A raw and… uncut version, if you will! #WakaWaka

It seems Matt – like me – might be slightly obsessed with foreskin Thomas Blake/Catman, the oft-nude ginger anti-hero of the DC Universe! Matt even wrote an “Ode to Catman” on Comicosity: http://www.comicosity.com/comic-love-an-ode-to-catman/

He’s definitely the King of this loving-Catman pride!

The au naturale side of Blake goes to Matt by way of the WICK-edly incredibly talented Adele Dazeem Stephen Sadowski! A notable artist in the comic industry, and he’s part of the LGBTQ family as well!

Talk about ENVY! Especially now that Matt has been asked to keep the completely nude version . . . tamed and caged! (Ohhh, but Catman doesn’t like confined spaces!) For you inquiring minds, though, Matt has confirmed that Thomas Blake is definitely NOT JEWISH. And now, in my head as well as many others’, this is totes canon.

Matt, you lucky bastard. Can I come visit?

We All Win with Tyler Rush’s ASS-assin’s Creed Cosplay

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According to Tyler Rush’s twitter bio, he is a Seattle-based porn star (neat!), kink aficionado (our attention, u haz it), and a nerd (aaand boom goes the dynamite).

Over the weekend, Tyler attended a video game themed bar night, called Insert Coin, where he not only took go-going to the next level, but cosplaying as well! It wasn’t enough for the bubble-butt-beau to go dressed as a dead sexy, jockstrap-clad assassin from Assassin’s Creed oh, no! — but he went and made the costume himself, too!

Brava, sir! Now how’s about a special …“presentation” for your new pals at #nerdjizz, eh?!

What’s The Big Deal About Apple’s WWDC Announcements?

There were not any announcements made by Apple yesterday which could easily be packaged into buzz-worthy headlines for the masses. The newest iPhone wasn’t announced (that’s coming in August,) and for that matter no new hardware revamps announced at all. This year’s WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) was actually all about the product that matters to the developer: the software.

But were there some major things announced if you knew what to listen for? In the words of Gia Gunn, “Absolutely.”

HealthKit/Health

It’s official, Apple is providing the next-generation keys to monitoring your health. The App Store is already rife with copious amounts of different health apps , ranging from simple calorie counters to accessory-driven blood pressure monitors. HealthKit is the API (application programming interface) that all developers will be able to utilize to ensure interconnectivity between apps and information within apps. Health is the Apple proprietary app that will aggregate all of the information into one handy place. What does this mean? Much like Apple’s take on Smart Home (more on that in a bit) rather than building an army of their own health apps, Apple is providing the framework to developers, and then showcasing the end-users chosen information in one place.

Metal

What is it? This is one is quite a bit more techy, but the gist is this: it is designed to replace the gaming industry-standard OpenGL, allowing developers to unleash not only console-quality graphics to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, but gameplay as well. What does this mean?  Apple, ever so carefully, is playing the long game when it comes to gaming. They’re not making any overt plays to pull users away from their Xboxes and Playstations, but rather, they’re sneaking in the back door. The Apple TV was long described as a “hobby” product by Apple themselves, but now that little “hobby” product is in more homes than most other standalone content–streaming boxes (cable boxes not included.) When iOS mirroring was introduced a few years back, Apple TV became the de facto wireless solution to displaying your iPad content to your big screen. Last year, Apple released the frameworks for not only Sprite creation in iOS games, but also a standard control scheme mapping system. Now with Metal, it’s clear that bit by bit, Tim Cook & Co. are providing even more tools to empower the developer to create console-level games. Early on, it was mentioned that over 800 million iOS devices have been sold. Parse that out in terms of newer Apple TV-compatible models, and you’ve got roughly 450 million devices which can theoretically run these next-generation mobile games. All that a user would need is a simple $99 add-on (the Apple TV) if they don’t already have one – and what a bargain, really, compared to the Xbox One or the Playstation 4 – and Apple wins the “console war” the very day they enter it.

HomeKit/Smart Home

As Craig Federighi mentioned yesterday, there are apps to control your garage door, your thermostats and even your lightbulbs, but they’re all separate. HomeKit is the API that, like HealthKit above, gives developers the parameters to work within a common framework. What does this mean?  The API includes Siri integration, so in theory, you could tweak the settings of multiple smart devices in your home to coordinate as a “scene.” That “scene” as Craig suggested could be a simple command to Siri to “get ready for bed.” Then your Smart Home apps would check to make sure the Garage Door is down, turn off the lights in the rooms you’re not in, lock your doors and – possibly – even turn on your white noise machine. What this means is that, again, Apple is playing the long game. They’re providing the framework in which nearly all developers will begin their push to give you a truly smart connected home. Google might’ve already purchased Nest, the market’s leading Smart Thermostat, but Apple is looking ahead for the next big thing.

Handoff

For the first time since the dawn of iOS, there is about to be some real, honest-to-Jobs interconnectivity between all of your Apple devices running iOS and OSX. Handoff transmits data from your MacBook or iMac to your iPhone or iPad. What does this mean? It means, if you’re in the middle of composing an email on your iMac, but need to leave your desk in a hurry, a new icon will be available on your phone to pick up exactly where you left off. Moreover, it allows your phone to act as a relay for both phone calls and traditional SMS messaging. Phone ringing in the other room? You can answer it from your desk with your Mac acting as an intermediary speakerphone. The Messages app on your Mac will also read and send traditional SMS text messages, even if they’re not an iMessage.

Swift

Oh, and by the way, Apple just created an entirely new coding platform. NBD.

What does all of this mean?

Apple is finally making a concerted effort to not make you choose among your devices. The long-term plan now seems to be to make all devices – even the ones running different operating systems – connected in a way they have never been before. When they throw phrases around like “something only Apple could do,” they really mean it. No matter how hard Google tries to push Android as the best alternative, when you’re only manufacturing the software and not the hardware, you can’t work towards a singular goal in the way a company like Apple can. For that matter, no company can work towards a goal like Apple can.

(Sidenote: with the improvements to Spotlight and Siri, don’t be surprised if Google Search becomes yet another widely-used feature that takes a dent from Apple’s exclusionary policies. Laugh if you want, but Apple killed Adobe Flash. You can’t tell me otherwise.)

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This #TumblrTuesday post makes us a little sad. For whatever reason, tumblr user hornytoonsgifs decided to delete their account, leaving a massive void where our hearts once were. Could’ve been copyright issues, could’ve been incessant demands for new content.

RIP hornytoonsgifs, this #hashtag’s for you! 🙁

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Video Social Networking = Good For Nudity

Isn’t it grand how the proliferation of video social media has captured spontaneous nudity for the ages?

Naughty Gaming GIFs

Bravo Delta never ceases to amaze, I’ve known about Bravo since his blurred-face/narc-mirrored-aviator-sunglasses Xtube video days, and he quickly became one of my all-time favorite hot nerds when we all got to know him better — like, right at the top!

When he’s not waving his willy around for the cameras — or teasing us with that plump rump of his — he talks nerdy programmer talk/teaches anons what’s what, he’s a gamer, he’s so pretty in clothes and out of them, and he’s just a restraining order away from having me in his life in some shape or form!

Crazy sigh!

I’ll be honest, I would lose my shit if I ever met Bravo. He’s the sloth to my Kristen Bell. And that’s a freaking hard thing to do. Nearly impossible, even…

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Images from his tumblr, here and here.

Check him out on tumblr and twitter and CockyBoys today!

Comic Book Girl 19: An Epic History of Game of Thrones’ House Stark

I’ve only recently discovered the videos of Comic Book Girl 19 and, holy cow, I’m hooked on her and the CBG19/Team 19 crew!

She is as adorkable as she is a smart cookie, an artist, and a huge geek! Watch below as she breaks down key points in the 2-part Epic History of House Stark!

I’m single-handedly putting blame on her for making me want to read the Hunger Games series now, and that’s not a bad thing! Before now, I thought the theme and movies were pretty neat but assumed it was just like another overrated young adult novel that had no substance to it aside from pretty faces and a hollow love story. (I’ve also heard about the “huge similarity” between the Hunger Games and Japan’s Battle Royale movies, I’ve also checked that out so spare me. I see the similarity but I don’t think it’s a rip-off at all).

After watching CBG19’s “Catching Fire: Epic Docu-Review,” I now think I’ve unfairly judged it too soon (I mean, like I said, the movie was neat but it only grazed the tip of the iceberg that is the whole story), and will be buying them soon!