Category Archives: Apple

Apple back at it again with the new Mac Pro

Apple new Mac Pro design is a drastic  change from the previous versions. It is a design that has to be seen to be believed.  Its black aluminum cylinder and houses not one but two workstation graphics cards along with PCI Express flash storage, Thunderbolt 2, Xeon processors and 4k video output for up to three monitors at 4K resolution.

Apple Mac Pro

Apple Mac Pro

The most impressive part of the Mac Pro might be how much Apple’s engineers managed to cram into such a small package. There are not one, not two, but six Thunderbolt 2 outputs, which adds tons of external expandability, as well as two FireWire 800 ports, audio in and out, HDMI and Ethernet.

Do check out the other features on Apple’s website here.

The new iOS7 UI similar to Any.DO app?

The new iOS7 design looks slightly similar to the popular a to-do list app Any.DO .

Apparently, it has been pointed out by critics that the iOS7 design has lots of similarities with its rival operating systems and even mobile applications.

iOS & Any.DO

“There is always inspiration in the air that people are taking and putting back into their own apps,” said Pierre Valade, co-founder of Sunrise, a popular calendar app whose layout appeared to influence updates to Apple’s calendar app.

Omer Perchik, co-founder of Any.DO,  said he was actually “humbled” by the similarities. In fact, he believes the overlap will help his apps in the future because they already “look and feel like native applications” for the new operating system, without requiring a redesign.

The fact that they copied various apps isn’t actually a bad thing. After all taking inspiration from other designs is fair.  Everybody copies from others :P

The iOS7 UI Bashing

Since the release of the iOS7, everybody seems to be bashing the Flat UI. I came across this one tumblr which mocks the new design by mocking the creator “Johnny Ive”.

Although the Icons aren’t very good, I personally liked the new User Interface. I agree the traditional iOS look/feel is lost, but the new UI is pretty good. Take a look at the new design and the features of the all new iOS7 here.

 

Apple iOS7A few new features, like Control Center, the Notification Center, The Multi-task, etc, though a direct copy from android, are really useful and good. It basically improves the entire user experience.

I really liked the new design. Let me know what you feel in the comments. :)