I found the NFC “sweet spot” on my Nexus 5 pretty easily, but boy is it touchy. I really don't think the palm-side inlay is usable as it's just so dang hard to line stuff up.
But hey! I helped fund a company exploring the possibilities of wearable technology. And I have a sexy ring (with some interesting characteristics) to boot.
It's elementary OS. Not Elementary OS, elementaryOS, eOS, or anything else.
The next release is Isis. Not ISIS. Not Iris.
I just thought I'd clarify in case people were confused.
It may not seem like a big deal, but we've chosen the names and capitalization form a reason, and if we all refer to them the same way it can cut down on confusion/dilution.
See these examples: Swell-foop: http://youtu.be/V6M6VNoCwkI
P.S.: Vala directly compiles to pure C with no MSIL/CIL medium language in between, no GC. So - brutally fast!
• Full-frame photo preview
• Actively discourages VVS*
• Simpler settings menu
• Lens Blur mode that works impressively well
• Higher-res Photo Spheres and Panoramas
The Lens Blur mode is very similar to what you see on the HTC One (2014), except it works. And it works with only one camera, so any phone on 4.4+.
Unless you own a Galaxy Nexus - you guys are on your own.
Okay, which is pretty much the other players' strategies... Apple and Google want to sell you apps, music, movies, books, etc. But I feel like Google and Apple know that the UX is important, where Amazon is taking a heavy handed "All Roads Lead to Amazon" approach.
What are your thoughts? :)
Edit: ah, the wallpaper isn't new. Still looks like a hidden 8, like what they did with the 7 and 5.
First off, the Android version feels like a cheap port of its #iOS 7 cousin, with little thought as to the design language and guidelines of Android. Sure, it's pretty, but it sticks out like a sore thumb from the rest of my #Holo/Kennedy designed apps. Secondly, my biggest issue is that it just doesn't seem intuitive. At a glance, there's no way for me to tell which emails have been read or not, nor which emails are the ones I've received or the ones I have sent.
The only feature I can really appreciate is the auto-swipe gesture, in which I can swipe away an email, and have it re-appear in my inbox at a later date. That certainly would help in achieving inbox-zero.
Other than that, I'm not a fan. It's a cluttered mess, and makes the task of achieving inbox-zero feel even more daunting than it already does on more traditional email clients. As a mobile app, I don't think that it works well, but I feel that as a desktop client, it would fare much better.
It's taken forever for to launch #Mailbox for Android, and I don't think they did a good job at all. It's just not nearly as smooth as any of the email offerings on Android.
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