The iPhone’s user interface is pretty easy to get along with -- provided you can see it. Unfortunately, not everyone has the perfect vision required to see the diminutive text on their iPhone’s screen. Luckily, for those of us who have to squint ever time they want to look up a calendar entry or type something into Notepad, increasing the text size used in many of iOS’s core applications is only a few swipes away.
We’re already two months into 2011 and nary a word has been heard from Apple regarding Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, the next major version of the operating system which the company plans to ship this summer. If rumors are to be believed, the new iOS-inspired Lion could soon be seeding to developers, complete with an overhaul of the user interface.
Steve Jobs wears one style of glasses. One. His iconic John Lennon-style shades are as much a part of his mystique as his Levis 501s and black mock turtle neck. Were Jobs to appear at an Keynote without any of these essentials on his person, the earth could very well spin of its orbital axis and hurtle into the sun. Apple understands that such a cataclysm could effect their bottom line. That's most likely why they filed a patent for a glasses-free 3D projection system.
If you follow Apple news even on a casual basis, you'll no doubt be familiar with the eloquent off-the-cuff zingers that Steve Jobs routinely levels at his company's competitors. Whether he's riffing on Flash or whittling down fingers, the Apple CEO always has an opinion. Sometimes, Apple's competitors respond to his quips by pouting or spewing forth propaganda in order to offset the damage a verbal barrage from Jobs can render on a company's fortunes. After listening to Jobs talk smack about how terrible touchscreen PCs were at a recent Apple Event, Hewlett Packard has come back with a few points of their own, taking aim at Apple's implementation of a touch interface.
Apple is used to the tech media revealing new features of its forthcoming products, but on Wednesday, the company inadvertently provided a leak of their own during their “Back to the Mac” event -- a new scroll bar user interface for next year’s Mac OS X Lion 10.7.
Everyone is expecting at least a glimpse at the next Mac OS X 10.7 at Wednesday’s “Back to the Mac” event held at Apple’s Cupertino campus -- and a new report claims that at least some of the traditional Mac OS X user interface elements may now get merged with iOS.
If you're in Paris this week, and are underwhelmed by the centuries of culture, art and architecture muddling up the place, you could do worse than reporting to the 2010 Paris motor show. If you choose to do so, you'll have a chance to take a gander at some of the most advanced transportation technology in the world. If you're an Apple fan (and if you're not, we have to wonder why you're visiting our site: glutton for punishment, perhaps?) you'll want to pay particular attention to some of the wheels brought to the show by BMW and Mercedes. Both companies have opted to use the show to show off prototype scooters that utilize an iPhone not only as a key but also as the only user-interface element outside of the handlebars.
During yesterday's music event keynote, Steve Jobs mentioned that one of the reasons for the outrageous success of the iPod and the rest of Apple's products is that the company was never satisfied with simply resting on their laurels. Putting their money where Jobs' mouth is, it would appear that Apple's engineers are once again pushing the company's game forward by filing a number of patent applications that allow over-the-air syncing.
In the months since its release, the iPad, in both its Wi-Fi and 3G flavors, has not only proven to be magical, but a powerful productivity tool, as well. However, exactly how magical or productive the tablet is for you is entirely dependant upon what software solutions you've chosen to roll with. You might be a Gmail user who prefers the options available to you via the platform's web interface over the meat-and-potato functionality of the iPad's Mail program, and now the new Gmail iPad interface will definitely keep you locked in.
With rumours over the iPad and iPhone 4 out of the way, there's plenty of time for tech fanboys, geeks and journalists (not to mention monstrous combinations of all three) to speculate over what the nuances of the yet sight unseen Hewlett Packard tablet. On Monday, a tidbit about the tablet--that it'll be called the PalmPad--surfaced. Back when HP purchased brow-beaten tech giant Palm, they were blunt in saying that a tablet PC utilizing Palm's webOS was most certainly in the card. Bully on both counts.