2015 may be the year of divided displays

Even though there are a few number of devices which can run more than one application at the same time and display them in a divided screen, this isn’t a common feature yet.

Samsung started enabling this feature with the Galaxy Note 2, taking the advantage of its 5,5-inches display. Since then, Samsung has always put this feature in all of its “phablet” devices. Other companies only have the normal multitasking, which allows you to switch from an app to another.

The second great company to introduce this feature was Microsoft with Windows 8, and it works either for PC and tablet.

Consumers of every company are requesting to have this feature in their devices aswell, so little by little, the rest of mobile companies are introducing this feature in the software.

Will we see real multitasking in iPads and iPhones in 2015? Probably

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Inbox, the new Gmail

The new Google’s email service, which is called Inbox, is a new and smart way to manage emails. Now this app is only available for those who receives an invitation.

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This app is totally free and allows users to sort emails, reminders, gather all similar messages and remark the most important. Also, it allows you to add phone numbers, schedules and maps to reminders and emails.

We could says that Inbox is a mix between Mailbox and Google Now, but Google has said that Inbox will not replace Gmail, it’s just an added. All the actions that we do with Inbox will appear on Gmail, so Inbox uses the same Google Account as Gmail.

Here there ara some examples of how Inbox gathers all related messages:
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How Inbox remarks the most important of the message:
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All this and much more in Inbox!
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OSX Yosemite impressions

So, as you should know Apple’s new operating system was released on Thursday 16, this month and it is a remarkable change of OSX.

I have to say that I’ve experienced all Yosemite’s Beta versions and most of them had very poor performance, thought, Apple knew how to solve that, so the last beta version was as fine as it’s the final Yosemite that we can find now in our Mac App Stores.

Yosemite presents a whole new visual interface and some new features such as Handoff; Handoff allows you to sync from one device to your Mac or vice versa all the tasks and content that you are creating. For example: If you are writing an email on your iPhone, the Mac automatically detects your iPhone and syncs the email with your Mac so you can continue writing this email on your Mac. But that is not the only thing you can do, with Yosemite and iOS 8 you are able to make phone calls and receive them right on your Mac. But, of course it just only works in the Apple ecosystem.

Go try the new OSX Yosemite if you haven’t done it yet! I recommend it 100%!

The possible iPad Pro may integrate two operating systems

There are some rumors saying that iPad Pro (a new concept of an Apple device) may count with two operating systems (iOS and OS X). It is said that this product would be 12.9-inches and would be as portable as the iPad and as powerful as the MacBook Pro.

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This product is supposed to be used by app designers, who need a professional interface such as OS X to create the apps and the iOS platform to test their own apps. But this can also be used in schools, in offices, at home… It’s not strange that Apple decides to craft a device with these properties given that Microsoft’s Surface can be a laptop and a tablet at the same time but it has a unique OS, Windows 8.1.

But there are some other rumors saying that Apple would create a new operating system which can be a mix between iOS and OS X. Or just an evolution of Mac OS X taking some features from iOS, just like we’ve been seeing all over these 4 last years. Perhaps, in the future Apple will only have a unique OS for all its devices… Who knows?

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If you’d like more information of this concept I recommend to visiting this website:

So… What dow you think? Will Apple create an iPad Pro? If so, will it have both OS or just one?

It’s been three years today…

It’s been 3 years after Steve Jobs’ death, he left but left many things that we can still enjoy.

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Apple lived one of its saddest times for the death of one of its co-founders, Steve Jobs, a month after leaving the company, in October, 2011. Since then, Tim Cook had to be ahead of Apple. More or less Tim has tried to follow Steve’s steps but with some hues.

Due to this 3rd anniversary, Tim Cook has sent a letter to his employees asking to think about how different the world is after Steve’s products:

Team,

Sunday will mark the third anniversary of Steve’s passing. I’m sure that many of you will be thinking of him on that day, as I know I will. 

I hope you’ll take a moment to appreciate the many ways Steve made our world better. Children learn in new ways thanks to the products he dreamed up. The most creative people on earth use them to compose symphonies and pop songs, and write everything from novels to poetry to text messages. Steve’s life’s work produced the canvas on which artists now create masterpieces. 

Steve’s vision extended far beyond the years he was alive, and the values on which he built Apple will always be with us. Many of the ideas and projects we’re working on today got started after he died, but his influence on them — and on all of us — is unmistakeable. 

Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for helping carry Steve’s legacy into the future. 

Tim

But this isn’t the first time Tim mentions Steve this year. In February, on what would be Jobs’s birthday, Tim Cook posted some quotes on Twitter. So today Tim has posted another quote taken from a 2005 Stanford University commencement speech.

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Finally, I’m glad to say that Sony is preparing a movie based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs.

What do you remember from Steve? Do you still have any product presented by Steve Jobs? I have the original iPad.

Seems like Windows is going in the right way again

Just a few days ago Windows introduced the latest version, Windows 10, which is supposed to come out in early 2015.

The most shocking thing in that Windows has decided to name this new version “Windows 10”, why? Well, Terry Myerson said:
“After Windows 8, now would be the time for Windows 9, but we know based on the product is coming and just how different it is overall, it wouldn’t be right to call it Windows 9. […] So that new Windows is Windows 10, serious that time”

This Windows is not as a huge change as they define but I personally like it more than 8 and 8.1. Windows has removed the Start Screen and has gone back to the classic desktop, just like Windows 7. So… what has happened with the tiles and other stuff? Now, the tiles are in the Start Menu, they are still animated, show the most recent notifications and we can resize, add and remove them just like on Windows 8.

In Windows 10 there’s another multitasking feature very similar to Apple’s Mission Control and it’s called Task View. We can now have many apps opened fullscreen at the same time but in different desktops. So we can add desktops or take them off.

But there’s even more in multitasking! If we want to have multiple applications and work with them at the same time and at the same desktop we can “snap” the windows. We can have up to 4 windows snapped in each desktop. Just like the picture shows:

Finally, for those who liked to use Windows 8 on tablets such as Microsoft’s Surface there’s an interesting feature, “Continuum” that allows us to change from laptop mode to tablet mode. This is explained here:

What do you think about Windows 10? Did you expect more than this?

What’s new on the upcoming Android L?

Android L is the future version of Android. It was announced on June 25, this year and it’s supposed to be finally released at the end of 2014. I think the “L” is for the following letter that goes after all the previous versions of Android: Apple Pie, Banana Bread, Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat. If Google develops a new version that doesn’t have any food name I think that means it’ll be a big change for Android.

So, let’s focus on the most important part: What’s new on Android L?
1. Better battery life and performance boost.

2. Material Design:
A complete user interface overhaul that introduces many new 3D and textual elements into Android interface. It’s made to run on mobile types of devices, including everything from your smartphone and tablet to a laptop and the TV.

3. Enhanced notifications
There’s a new notification design that will appear at the top of the screen on matter what application you’re in, letting you respond or dismiss it. Also, there’s a new class of notifications in Android L called “Heads-up Notifications”.

4. New lockscreen
The lockscreen will show notifications. Swipe up to unlock (unless you’ve got a pattern), swipe right for the dialer or swipe left to access to the camera.

5. Quick settings
Swipe down from the top once you are already at the notification panel.

6. Recent apps 
The recent apps menu shows the applications like a Google Now Card and the recents apps flow on a sort of carousel and finally the apps can be swiped off to either side to close them just as before.

These new features and more are coming with the new Android update. Do you like how Android L looks? I personally like it but I don’t have any device compatible with this version.