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This does not look beautiful or gorgeous, it looks childish. Like someone asked a class of kindergarteners to make some bright and colorful squares and arrange them in a way that looks like a computer desktop. Apple took some great steps with Mountain Lion in terms of actual computing - increasing the power saving abilities, giving processes in the background less resources, etc. It's a far step from Lion, wherein Facebook/Twitter integration were touted as "features". I like to hope that Apple will keep building actual big boy computers instead of what would essentially be iPads that have a keyboard and mouse and no touchscreen.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Gorgeous OS X 11 concept imagines iOS 7-inspired transparency and apps
Oh god why? That is literally the worst looking desktop I've ever seen.
5 months, 1 week ago on OS X Concept imagines a more iOS 7 style Mac operating system [pics]
@SkyPira Yeah, apart from the whole translucent panel paradigm, this redesign follows some aspects of the Android design guidelines better than some Android apps do. That said, I do have to give Apple some credit for finally updating their stale, 8-year-old UI, but it would have been refreshing to see what they could come up with besides taking queues from Android and Windows 8. We see the design trends heading in a certain direction with clean, sleek and minimalist, but it would have been nice to see what Apple could do, instead of basically looking like a skinned version of Android.
9 months ago on iOS 7 unveiled, features new user interface, Control Center, Multitasking
So flat icons, thin text, and a minimalist design? Gosh, it's a shame Android and Windows 8 didn't pioneer that in the mobile market.
9 months ago on Is this what iOS 7 will look like?
@Haloruler64 @MichaelLe1 I have to respectfully disagree. In my opinion, plastic always feels cheap to me, even outside the realm of smartphones. You can take a Macbook for example and compare it to an otherwise superior (spec-wise, I'm not talking about OS preferences) PC, but the Macbook automatically looks more sleek and of higher quality because it's not made out of plastic. Granted this is just one opinion, but I'd like to see a shift towards more solid-feeling metal phones because plastic seems to lower the perceived quality almost immediately. But of course, this is just my opinion and you're entitled to your own as well (not trying to start a battle here).
1 year ago on Motorola's Products In The Pipeline Don't Impress Google
@MichaelLe1 The build quality and design of HTC phones (apart from the lack of onscreen buttons) is unparalleled in the industry. I don't see how Samsung justifies making their low-quality plastic phones when clearly it's possible to be so much better.
Falcon was a great app, but seeing as how I don't use it anymore I just freed up my token. Hopefully others will follow suit.
1 year ago on Falcon Pro Twitter Client Reaches Token Limit, Can Not Accept New Users
If they pushed this down to ~$500 or so I could see it selling really well. The touch screen component doesn't make a whole lot of sense for ChromeOS and I don't really see the purpose of having it unless it could act like a Yoga-esque computer and fold backward and double as a tablet. For people looking to buy a computer though (and not a tablet, so we'll ignore the fact that you can get a killer tablet for less than $500) I see no reason why anyone would spend $1300 on this when the 13-inch (same size as this) Macbook Pro is roughly the same amount, and also a full-featured computer. Google should be playing up the market of a cheap alternative for a computer that targets the average user, and a $1300 price point will most certainly not meet that.
1 year ago on Google Unveils Chromebook Pixel, High Res Touchscreen For $1300
I find myself using the multitasking key just as much (if not more than) my home button, and it really bothers me that OEMs have yet to make their devices with onscreen buttons. It's been the Android norm since ICS, yet we still have HTC and Samsung making horrid capacitive buttons that don't react to screen rotation, offer problems with legacy menu buttons, and keep Android looking like stone-age Gingerbread devices.
1 year ago on Weekend Poll: What Button Layout Do You Think Is Best?
@JQuest81 That's not trollish at all. How can they be expected to make a phone when they can barely make an app? That's an extremely logical concern.
1 year, 1 month ago on Facebook Rumored To Be Releasing A New Phone Running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Geez, why are people still buying/holding onto their Gingerbread phones? They're YEARS old at this point! I can't imagine they still even function well, ignoring the fact that they're so outdated and probably filled with OEM crap like the original Sense or <shudders> MotoBlur.
1 year, 1 month ago on Android Version Distribution Released For January 2013
What about those physical cards we were teased with a while back?
1 year, 1 month ago on Google Wallet Updated With Improved UI And Bug Fixes
I mean, it fits in with Apple's mantra of "just keep everything the same, only slightly bigger"
1 year, 1 month ago on Concept shows what a 4.8 inch iPhone could look like [video]
I think the removal of iPod Touches would ultimately be a horrible decision. You're not going to buy your 12 year old son a brand new iPhone, you're going to buy him an iPod Touch, and for many I feel like the Touch is like a gateway to an iPhone.
1 year, 1 month ago on 4.8-inch “iPhone Math” to be launched alongside iPhone 5S in June?
Still a lack of software buttons, and now they're in the wrong order. When will HTC pay attention to Android design standards? Honestly, what's the point of messing with the order most Android users already know? This is reminiscent of Gingerbread-era phones where every OEM had to put their buttons in a different order to "stand out" or whatever, yet all it did was create a disjointed feeling between devices. The direction forward is uniformity over things like this, and HTC is moving backwards. (Especially since they're still hardware buttons anyway)
1 year, 1 month ago on The Design Of The HTC M7 Has Finally Been Revealed
@wilfreb While that may be true, it's wordings like this that start flame wars.
1 year, 1 month ago on 5 things I’d like to see in iOS 7
I'm not about to start a flame war here and I'm not calling the author a "fanboy" or anything like that, but he really should try out Jelly Bean. It addresses every single one of his issues with iOS. This comment will undoubtedly spawn a fury of "stfu fandroid" or other various immature hate comments, but from a completely bipartisan standpoint, I think the author would like Android. It's come a long way, and issues/upgrades with Android are more likely to come than with iOS at this point.
STILL no software buttons, Samsung? I am disappoint.
1 year, 1 month ago on The Samsung Galaxy S IV Confirmed To Carry An Exynos 5 Octa Processor
A Galaxy S III without those god-awful physical buttons? It seems Samsung is finally getting on board with current Android designs! Looks good, if real.
1 year, 2 months ago on This May Be The Samsung Galaxy S IV
That's what I don't understand about Windows 8 (on a PC). It's a computer, so it has no use having a Wikipedia "app" or a Facebook "app" when it has this wonderful app called the Internet.
1 year, 2 months ago on Google Will Not Make Windows Apps Due To Lack Of Users