Microsoft’s Design Language

Microsoft’s new typography-based design language(internal codename Metro), originally for use in Windows Phone 7 is based upon the design principles of classic Swiss graphics design. A key design principle of Metro is better focus on the content of applications, relying more on typography and less on graphics (“content before chrome”). Early uses of the Metro… Continue reading

End of the line for Motorola Xoom–No android 4.2 update

“There is no support for 4.2 on Nexus S and Xoom. Those devices should continue using 4.1.2. I can’t comment about the future of Nexus S and Xoom, sorry.”-Jean-Baptiste Queru, AOSP lead, Google A quick refresher course: To recap, the XOOM was Motorola’s first tablet, and the world’s first tablet to run Google’s Honeycomb tablet-specific… Continue reading

iPhone 5 – not bad, but boring!

What’s changed? Not a lot. + The Good: Thinner and lighter (it’s not thinnest smartphone) Panorama LTE A6 (I’m quite sure its not A15 architecture) 1GB RAM (tbc) 720p front facing camera More improved touchscreen and display(wont work with gloves on, unlike Lumia 920) And most important they finally got rid of stupid glass. -The… Continue reading

Understanding Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors and Motherboard chipsets.

Names like Nehalem, Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge,H61,H67,P67,Z68 can be daunting to look and understand. This article hopes to ease the confusion. A.) The Processors: 01.) Intel First Generation Core processors (year 2008-2010): The Intel i3/i5/i7 chips released from 2008 to 2010 using the 45-nanometer manufacturing process. Almost all of these are off the market, thus… Continue reading