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Microsoft New Logo Inspired by Apple’s Typeface

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Design, google, Microsoft

Microsoft Unveils a New Logo Since 1987

Microsoft Unveils a New Logo Since 1987

After 25 years, Microsoft has unveiled a new look and feel to its corporate logo. The new logo, which incorporates a multicolored Windows symbol in addition to the “Microsoft” name in straightforward, lighter type, is intended to “signal the heritage but also signal the future — a newness and freshness,” said Jeff Hansen, Microsoft’s general manager of brand strategy.

The new logo features the name “Microsoft” in the Segoe font — a font Microsoft owns and has used in its products and marketing for several years. The font also figures prominently in the new Windows 8 user interface.

Its not surprising that Microsoft got inspired by Apple in this time around, the new logo font Segoe is a clone of Apple’s Myriad Pro font which is used in Apple’s various products as the one typeface.

Microsoft New Logo Inspired by Apple's Typeface

Microsoft New Logo Inspired by Apple’s Typeface

Interesting that what they ended up with reminds people of Google’s Chrome browser logo colors as well.

Google Chrome Logo

Google Chrome Logo

via The Seattle Times, Andrew Brett Watson

Watch Google I/O 2012 Day 1 and Day 2 Keynotes

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Android, blog, Gadgets, google, News

Google I/O 2012

Google I/O 2012

If you missed out on the Google I/O 2012 day 1 and day 2 Keynotes, you can now sit back and have the opportunity to do it.

In the first day Google has announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean along with the Google Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus Q. In day 2 Google has much focused on Chrome browser, Google Drive and Chrome on iOS devices, and another look at Google Glass skydivers.

Microsoft to Launch its Own iPad-killer Tablet

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, Books, Gadgets, iPad, Microsoft, Rumors

Microsoft to Launch its Own iPad-killer Tablet

Microsoft to Launch its Own iPad-killer Tablet

Microsoft sent out invitations for a major announcement in Los Angeles next Monday, rumors about just what the company will be announcing are starting to fly, beginning with TheWrap reporting that the company would be announcing a Microsoft-manufactured tablet, AllThingsD followed claiming that Microsoft wanted to take on the iPad directly.

Sources say that Microsoft concluded that it needs its own tablet, with the company designing both the hardware and software in an effort to better compete against Apple’s strengths. Microsoft’s tablets may include machines running ARM-based processors as well as models running on traditional PC processors, sources said.

Following the success of own device Xbox, Microsoft could be actually working on manufactured by Microsoft itself, running on Windows RT (a version of Windows 8) tablet intended to rival Apple’s iPad.

Other sources claim that Microsoft is actually aiming at Amazon not Apple, by bringing a 7-inch tablet and not to mention that Microsoft had signed a deal with Barnes & Noble to invest in nook business. A Nokia-made, Microsoft-branded 7-inch tablet is also a possibility

The timing is interesting, as it comes just before Google I/O, where Google is expected to announce a new 7-inch tablet running Android.

Google New 3D Maps Unveiled, Coming to iOS and Android Devices

Written by Gradly on . Posted in 3D, Android, Apple, blog, google, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, News, Tech.

Google New 3D Maps Unveiled, Coming to iOS and Android

Google New 3D Maps Unveiled, Coming to iOS and Android

During its “next dimension” press conference, Google unveiled their plans for its Google Maps service. With a brand new 3D mapping feature for Google Earth, captured by special airplanes equipped with Street View-like 3D cameras, the services will be coming to both Android and iOS devices in the coming weeks.

Watch the full event below:

The tentpole of today’s keynote probably the new offline mapping capabilities, where journeys can be planned and locations can be found regardless of whether you’re connected to the internet or not. Its enough to download the map of the desired location before you go and later you can use different features while offline. Awesome.

The announcement comes a week ahead of Apple’s WWDC in which its highly rumored the company will debut its own 3D maps service at its using from C3 Technologies.

Image via engadget

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