Eric Dunlap

Thoughts, ideas, and interesting things.

Gboard 1.1.0 for iOS now with dark mode


Google just dropped a big update for its Gboard keyboard app for iOS. The major feature in this release is customization. Not only have they added a dark mode, but you can also import your own images and photos to create your own one-of-a-kind keyboard. Other options let you adjust the opacity of the image, and toggle the key borders on and off. This 1.1.0 update also adds smart GIF GIF suggestions which will bring up the most popular searches while you're typing. Gboard works on both iPhone and iPad, and can be downloaded for free from the App Store.


Comic Review: International Iron Man #1 (Spoilers!)


International Iron Man #1
Marvel Comics
March 16, 2016
My Rating: 3.5 Stars

A mediocre start to what could become a good series. There isn't much action in this issue, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. We get a look at a young college-age Tony, studying at the University of Cambridge where he meets Cassandra Gillespie, the daughter of another tech mogul not unlike Howard Stark. Tony and Cassandra quickly hit it off. Not too long after Tony meets the family, however, Cassandra's parents are murdered in an attack by Hydra. The issue ends in the present day with apparently now super-villain Cassandra standing over a downed Iron Man. How does this tie in with Tony trying to find his birth parents? We shall soon see.

Home Screen: March

Home Screen

Here's my home screen for the month of March. Since January (I missed posting February's home screen, oops), I had to do a full phone restore after I installed the iOS 9.3 beta (it's buggy, who knew!?). I've moved a few apps that I didn't use much off my first page, and that's really about it for my phone. I did, however, finally get around to changing my wallpaper from the default. I'm using Campo Santo's gorgeous Firewatch wallpaper, which you can grab here if you want it.

In other news, I got an Apple Watch! I've had it for about 2 weeks now and I'm really loving it. I was worried about not having an actual digital clock with seconds, but I've found a way around that issue. I've set a world clock complication with my own time zone in the top right corner. That in combination with the second hand on the big analog clock in the middle, and I'm set. Dark Sky is also very handy to have for temperature and rain predictions, and I'm using the Fantastical complication on the bottom for calendar events and seeing my next work shift with a quick glance.

New Comics: February 17, 2016


Another light week. I'll also be picking up the new Gotham Academy from a week ago (side note, I was a little disappointed to realize that their Yearbook "story arc" is going to be 4 issues long. I can't wait for it to go back to normal). Also last week I picked up DC's Prez Volume 1, and a pretty neat Iron Man zombie (or skeletons?) variant which has already gone up on my wall.


New Comics: February 10, 2016