Microsoft’s Windows 8 packaging revealed

windows 8 packaging box revealed

Credit: the verge

Microsoft announced the finalization of its Windows 8 operating system last week with some gloriously crazy Start Screen improvements. The final copy may have leaked online already, but if you’re waiting to secure an official boxed copy on October 26th then we’re able to offer a sneak peek at how Microsoft plans to sell Windows 8. Packaging for Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, the only boxed versions available in retail stores, is a fairly simple affair. Microsoft has chosen to display its Windows 8 style UI logo prominently on the front of the packaging, with a darker variant for the Windows 8 Pro edition.

Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows RT will all be available on new PCs and tablets from October 26th, and upgrade versions will be available in stores or as an electronic software download. We understand that the packaging will be largely similar to the existing Windows 7 version, but we’ll have to wait until Microsoft officially unveils it to see if the company has put its Windows 8 boxes on a diet — similar to its 37 percent weight loss from Vista to Windows 7.

Source;theverge

Dresses inspired by popular internet brand

Do you remember last time I posted social media outfits? Using similar concept, Italian digital artist Victor Faretina has been inspired by popular websites in his latest series of works entitled Web in Vogue. Faretina has successfully broken down each website and domain’s function in order to reassemble its elements and the principles of its design in a way that translates the websites into fashion.

The use of popular logos, icons and colours makes it easy to identify each gown, but just for fun we’ve included the titles. All the dresses were designed using Adobe Photoshop CS3 software on his MAC OS X system. Faretina has intentions of bringing his imagined dresses into fruition, but for now, they will only appear on the very browsers that inspired them – a shame, but at least there’s something to look forward to! Similar issue-why this guy design the outfits for women only? Bad news for men again.Arghh..Why not we design baju Raya using this idea?Ahha!Good idea!

Find out more pictures in here.

 

Say goodbye to Hotmail, welcome to Outlook.com

Web-based email, Hotmail will be replaced by new Microsoft web-based email, Outlook.com. Outlook, is same brand name as Microsoft’s email application that’s part of the Microsoft Office suite.

This move is part of the company’s ongoing transition from a mostly desktop software to a cloud-based services company. Outlook.com provides a new Metro-style user interface similar to Microsoft Office 2013.

Outlook.com is a free mail service that pulls features from Hotmail and Exchange and it is designed for personal/consumer use. Outlook.com is integrated with Windows and Office, and can pull in Twitter, Facebook, Gmail and LinkedIn contacts.

Outlook.com inbox

Microsoft is providing new Outlook.com users with 7GB of free cloud storage through SkyDrive. As it has been doing with Hotmail, Microsoft is trying to wean Outlook.com users from sending attachments. Instead, the focus is on saving files, photos and other content to the cloud, with “smart layouts” in e-mail messages showing recipients what they can see via links and/or downloads.

Outlook.com inbox with Skype
Outlook.com also allow user to Skype without having any Skype application in your desktop. Of course Microsoft will not kill the Hotmail immediately but I believe they are plan to do it slowly. We think Microsoft more aggresive this years after we saw several new products of Microsoft are going to launch this year such as Windows 8, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Surface.

Outlook.com Photo Mail

Facebook will roll out new Facebook Photo Viewer

Facebook announced Monday that it is making another change to how you see photos. Now, photos will appear bigger and bolder than ever, and users will be able to showcase their favorite pictures.

Your profile might not have this just yet, but Facebook said it is rolling it out globally:


Facebook Product Manager Emily Grewal announced the move on Facebook’s news blog today:

“Now when you click photos at the top of your timeline, you’ll see larger pictures that fill up the page. You can use the menu to find shots you’re tagged in, pictures you’ve shared, and albums you’ve created.”

Users can also single out and feature their favorite photos easily.

So, what do you think about this new feature?Probably useful for photographers.

Source:allfacebook

Eat your cup after drink coffee

Edible coffee and tea cups designed by Sardi for Italian company Lavazza.

The inside of each cookie cup is coated with sugar icing that acts as an insulator. It makes the cup waterproof and sweetens the beverage.

First you drink the coffee and then you eat… the cup!

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