HyperDrive

Posted on December 14, 2016 in Gadgets, Thoughts

I’ve been an Apple fan for a very long time and I understand that when a product is as popular as the MacBook Pro, it becomes almost impossible to satisfy everyone 100%. But seriously though… Was it really THAT hard for the Apple geniuses to come up with something like this instead of the gazillion dongles sold separately? For a company that’s being praised for its amazing design choices, this dongle-everything trend feels like a temporary work around… and a quite expensive one!

Adobe unveils Project Comet.

Posted on October 6, 2015 in Design

Even though I’ve been moving away from Adobe’s products, there are still a few things that make Photoshop a much needed tool. At least for me, for my daily tasks. Sketch is by far my most used app for 2015. It’s extremely lighter than Photoshop and allows me to apply super fast iterations on virtually anything! I had a feeling that Adobe wouldn’t sit around waiting for long before they realise that their competitors are catching up, but their first attempt with Design Space (a technology preview introduced with Adobe Photoshop CC 2015) was useless!

Nuance

Posted on February 17, 2015 in Noteworthy

A truly stunning piece of art! Both performance and visual effects sync perfectly and if you are a creative thinker, you’ll definitely find yourself asking “how did he do that”… right?

Nobody Tells This To Beginners

Posted on January 7, 2015 in Noteworthy

I agree that there are a lot of things no one tells to beginners, but there are things like emotions, situations, people etc. that one has to experience on its own, in order to understand advices coming from “experts”. I don’t consider myself an “expert” and maybe this is why I see such a huge difference on how I value certain advices now and how I did 10 years ago.

Skype Translator preview opens the classroom to the world.

Posted on December 16, 2014 in Noteworthy

Even though it’s only a preview supporting just two languages, it’s quite impressive! I can see this in a few years being the next must-have feature for other VoIP or chat related services. But for now, for those interested in giving this a try read Microsoft’s blog post about it and head over to the sign-up page… if you’re using Windows 8.1!

The future of Adobe creative applications on Microsoft devices.

Posted on October 13, 2014 in Design

So this is the future of creative applications Adobe is envisioning… WOW! I don’t know how far are we from getting our hands on the above, but I am blown away. Of course, the video is all about Microsoft devices, but I’m guessing the real surprise would be what they’ll do with iPads and iPhones.

29 Celebrity Impressions by Rob Cantor.

Posted on August 1, 2014 in Funny

OMG! That was the initial expression. Then I watched it again… and again… This guy is really amazing. Don’t you agree? And those female voices… Speechless!

True Story: Online booking UX

Posted on July 2, 2014 in Design

I’m still laughing with the way Michael McIntyre describes some common problems that most websites have, but jokes aside he is so right damn right! Usability is the key to every website, whether it’s a personal blog or a shopping giant.

Moto 360 by Motorola

Posted on March 18, 2014 in Gadgets

This is definitely the first “smart watch” that not only caught my eye but actually made me believe that I might  wear it. Even though I like tech gizmos like the Google Glass, smart watches etc. wearing them is completely different from carrying them. So it looks like Motorola is on to something good with this moto 360… I hope the Lenovo takeover won’t interfere with their smart watch plans.

A new car UI.

Posted on February 23, 2014 in Gadgets

To me this looks like an amazing idea! However I am not really sure as to how my parents or people above a certain age would react to this. Using an iPad and other touch based devices for a few years, gives me the experience needed not only to operate a UI like this, but also makes me able to easily memorise what happens with three fingers, four etc. But I sense a high level of difficulty trying to explain this to my mother, who just learned how to “swipe” photos on my iPad.

I can see this being the future though. When my daughters are 30+ and I’m the old guy in the picture, maybe I’ll be tech savvy enough for something like this.