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How to Draw Yourself as a Peanuts Character

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

In a new video, The Snoopy Show storyboard artist Krista Porter and Anthony from Today at Apple provide a guide on how to draw yourself as a Peanuts character. To follow along, viewers need an iPad or iPhone and the Pages app, with the Apple Pencil optional. Share your efforts in the comments below!

New Apple Ad Demonstrates Using Apple Watch to Find iPhone

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Apple released a new advert on Friday. Called ‘Haystack’, it emphasizes how your Apple Watch can help you find a misplaced iPhone. (For more details on how this works, check out The Mac Observer’s video tip on the subject.) The clip is soundtracked by “Searching (For Someone Like You)” by Kitty Wells.

GameSir Crowdfund’s F8 Pro Mobile Gaming Cooling Grip

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

With its advanced semiconductor refrigeration technology, the F8 Pro Snowgon with unique RGB LED lights cools a smartphone down instantly once connected, ensuring peace of mind during long gaming sessions. Together with its ergonomic handgrip design, the F8 Snowgon is also compatible with the included detachable joystick, finger sleeves and trigger buttons enabling a fully-armed gaming experience. The F8 Snow is available now on Indiegogo with 26 days left on the campaign. Delivery is expected late August when the product will also be available on the GameSir website and Amazon after this.

GameSir Crowdfund’s F8 Pro Mobile Gaming Cooling Grip

Rapper Soulja Boy Claims Steve Jobs Personally Delivered an Original iPhone to Him

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Rapper Soulja Boy claims that Steve Jobs visited him on set whilst shooting the video for 2007 hit ‘Crank That (Soulja Boy)’. Cult of Mac did some digging and the story might, at least in part, be true…

On the surface, the story sounds kind of bogus. But Soulja Boy isn’t totally making this up. One Twitter user dug up some 2007-era footage of Soulja Boy flossing with an original iPhone on the day of release. That certainly makes Soulja Boy one of the first people (rappers included) to own an iPhone. But was he the absolute first? Probably not. The “Crank That” video premiered on BET’s 106 & Park on August 9, 2007. That was a couple months after the iPhone went on sale in June 2007. Cult of Mac asked “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” video director Dale Resteghini about the project. Resteghini said, based on his records, the video was shot on July 17, 2007. This would be roughly two weeks after the iPhone went on sale in America. But Resteghini said he remembers Apple representatives (he didn’t specify whether this included Jobs) showing up in person.

 

Check Out These New iPhone Battery Wallpapers

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Ben Vessey has released some new iPhone battery wallpapers as part of the Dynamo series. These wallpapers use shortcuts automation to automatically change depending on the state of your battery: Full, Low, and Charging. There are two new packs available: an album pack for music fans based on popular music icons; and a Mac-themed pack inspired by the Apple Macintosh. Each pack includes three sets of wallpapers optimized for the iPhone 6s and later. You install them using iCloud and Shortcuts running on iOS 14, with instructions included in the download.

Check Out These New iPhone Battery Wallpapers

Snapchat Crashing for iPhone Users But Fix on Way

· Charlotte Henry · Link

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Snapchat users on iPhone have started to notice the popular app crashing repeatedly, 9to5 Mac reported. However, a fix is said to be on its way.

The influx of complaints correlates to the release of version 11.34.0.35 of the Snapchat application, which was pushed out less than one day ago. According to many users, the Snapchat application will immediately crash upon being opened, and no fix is currently available. Snapchat acknowledged the issue in a post on Twitter this morning, saying that it is working on a fix that will be released to the App Store soon.