You've got to hand it to Huawei. Just a week out from Apple's iPhone 6S launch, it's revealed the Mate S, which has almost certainly stolen a bit of the Apple phone's thunder by including its iOS rival's expected lead feature.
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We've all spent hours — maybe even days — of our lives cursing the slow crawl of the dreaded progress bar. But did you ever stop to think about how much worse it might be if the bar wasn't there in the first place. Fortunately, thanks to one grad student's genius idea back in the 80s, we'll never have to find out.
Lately, I've been thinking about the multitasking experience on Android, and I feel like there's still a lot to improve. I love how the thumbnails come up, but in Android 4.2.2, they made it so that the current app joined the list of "Recent Apps". This looks great on phones and small-sized tablets, but it looks really bad on large tablets in landscape mode. Here's how to make it better.
Surely, by now, we've all seen the latest addition to Instagram, the long-awaited website. What did you think of the turnout? Was it what you expected? To be perfectly honest, I had no idea what to expect. My hope was that they would create some sort of a nice grid layout. To my surprise, they did not. As a long-time interface designer, I wanted to test my skills and design the Instagram I wanted for myself.
Zuck bought Facebook its fanciest new outfit in many years this week, and naturally, the new News Feed is getting all the swooning. But Facebook added a handful of delicate tweaks and turns to the site — some you might not have noticed yet.
Facebook showed us its new News Feed yesterday. It's as pretty as anyone could have hoped, and it's a wonderful update to the design. But lost in the big images and new feeds was a pretty major change that actually started weeks ago: the first thing you look at on Facebook's page has moved.
Safari is technically a platform on its own, separate from the iTunes App Store. Until the day that Gatekeeper comes to iOS, it will continue to be the most open way for users to access information on Apple's mobile devices. But besides iCloud Tabs and Reading List, Mobile Safari has remained basically unchanged since its unveiling in 2007.
What better way to start the year than to make predictions — some obvious, some not so obvious — as to what trends will become more widely used in the design community. Each year seems to bring new ideas to the community and once they gain enough traction, they eventually become the norm (we're looking at you, "pull to refresh").
We love Metro. Maybe you do too. But you've got an iPhone and don't want to switch to a Windows Phone that isn't even going to be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 8. Well, here's your solution.