The good news: If you liked Windows 8, its first major update is going fix a ton of the little things that bothered you. The bad news: You might not like Windows 8. And there’s nothing here that will change that. At least there’s a Start button!
Microsoft today is giving a sneak peak at Windows 8.1, previously known as Windows Blue. And while it may not be the drastic walkback of the Metro design theory you were hoping for, there’s plenty here to like.
Google just announced a new interface for you Gmail based around customizable tabs. The goal? To you help manage your goliath of an inbox. It looks pretty incredible.
The new inbox design is coming to both web and mobile. It’s based around tabs that function much the way labels did before—except that they’ll actually work this time. Why? Thanks to Google’s smart automation that’s already at work in your inbox determining what deserves priority billboarding and what should be sent to spam.
It’s getting dangerous just to walk and text at the same time much less do so behind the wheel of a car. But with Siri being just slightly less helpful than HAL, how are you supposed to surf the web and simultaneously travel safely? All you have to do is ask.
When the folks at DeNA asked me if I wanted to talk to the producer of a new G.I. Joe game coming to IOS and Android, I had one question: “Real American Hero G.I. Joe, or movie Joe?” Obviously they answered correctly. Extending the partnership with Hasbro that brought us Transformers Legends, DeNA’s G.I. Joe Battleground is a card-based strategy role-playing game that aims to include every character from the series that’s ever had an action figure.