It’s time to head back into JRR Tolkien’s magical Middle Earth. Amazon Studios dropped the first trailer of The Lord of the Rings: The Ring of Power during the Super Bowl. The prequel to the world-famous fantasy series, this installment is set to take the viewers back into the past before the kings, the fellowship, and the ring! Read on to know more about the highly anticipated television series, which is set to release on September 2, 2022.
New and Old Characters
The one-minute trailer is full of little hints waiting to be unpacked. Many new characters are introduced throughout the trailer, and we get some hints regarding the previously undisclosed plot too. The trailer opens with actress Meghan Richards. A younger Galadriel, played by Moryfydd Clark, also appears, clinging to the side of a mountain. Actors Robert Aramayo who plays young and untested Elrond, and Owain Arthur, who’ll be starring as dwarf lord Durin IV, also make a couple of appearances. This prequel will also introduce new characters who weren’t a part of the original Tolkien tales. Locations like the island kingdom of Numenor, the caverns of Misty Mountains, and the elf kingdom of Lindon are also shown in the trailer.
The forthcoming series is set during the Second Age of Middle Earth, thousands of years before Frodo’s journey began. Even though not much is known about the prequel, the title suggests that it will focus on the forging of the fabled Rings of Power, which gave Sauron the power to control elves, dwarves, and men. The presence of the elf kingdom of Lindon and a young Elrond signifies that the series will also cover Elrond’s rise in power. The first season is set to have a total of eight episodes, and the series has already been renewed for a second season.
iPad Handwritten Note App Notability Is Now Free to Download
The iPad app Notability has long been a favorite for those who prefer digital handwritten notes over rushed typing. Bringing amazing news, the app has most recently been made free to download! So now, anybody can download the app for free and use it. Some additional costs will require if only any user wants to unlock the app’s full range of features.
The fan-favorite app Notability has been used for taking handwritten notes on an iPad screen, preferably with an Apple pencil. It includes amazing features like an array of paper formats, vast collections of brush stroke styles, and an audio recording. This killer audio recording feature is highly useful for interviews and lectures where listening and writing are simultaneous. Through this feature, the recordings and written notes get synchronized. The user can tap on the end portion of the note and hear the audio from that exact moment further on. The app is also available for Macs and iPhones, where it mostly helps in reviewing and correcting existing notes.
The app was on market for the last 11 years at an up-front price of $9. Currently, Notability’s developer Ginger Labs has upgraded the model, making the app free to download. Though, unlocking all the features will cost an additional subscription charge of $15 per year. For now, the yearly subscription is only $12 for a limited period. The users who won’t opt for a full subscription will have some restrictions in using the app. There will be limited numbers of times they will be able to edit a note, and limited numbers of brushes to save as favorites. Also, after the free time ends, the non-paying users will no longer be syncing their notes automatically to iCloud or any other online storage services. This next-gen model of Notability aims to include more users without the hassle of an initial prepaid subscription.