December 13, 2012

What makes you enjoy anime?

I asked the Anime community on Google+ again yesterday with the question, "What makes you enjoy anime?" Here are the options that was laid out yesterday.

You enjoy watching anime because of it's...
A. Engaging storyline
B. Appealing characters
C. Enticing soundtrack
D. Highly detailed art
E. All of above

This time there were more responses than my last question and not surprisingly, most people chose E. Well obviously an anime must be top notch in all the requirements but that is usually not the case. If you had to pick what appeals to you in an anime, would you pick the anime's storyline? or art? and maybe even the characters. It really comes down to individual choices. For me, the anime I watch must have an engaging storyline for me to enjoy it fully.

What about you? What makes you enjoy anime?

Google Maps returns to iOS as an app after Apple's removal

Once banished from Apple's iOS, Google Maps has returned to the mobile platform in the form of a standalone app.

The official Google Maps app returned to Apple's App store yesterday. As expected, the new app includes turn-by-turn navigation, just like its Android counterpart, as well as public transit directions, and its Street View.

Google supplied the map function to iOS devices until the release of iOS 6 this fall, when it was replaced by Apple's homegrown mapping solution. The maps were found to be rife with embarrassing errors, leading Apple CEO Tim Cook to issue a rare public apology on the subject. Apple retreated on claims that the app was the "most powerful mapping service ever" and even began promoting other maps apps in its App Store.

The ouster of iOS software chief Scott Forstall was said to be linked to Cook's apology and Forstall's unwillingness to sign it. Richard Williamson, who was in charge of the company's maps software for iOS, was also reportedly fired.

[via CNET]