The first trailer for ‘The Internship’ has been released, revealing some of the storyline in the upcoming film. The film sees two failed business men, played by Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, begin an internship at Google.
Google have just rolled out an update to Google Search, enabling a number of new features for Google Now, including the widget which was leaked earlier this week.
In the past, I’ve covered Facebook and Twitter concepts, but never Google. I’m already a huge fan of just about every Google product, as I’m an avid Chromebook and Android user, however I’m always interested to see how people thing Google could edit their design.
This concept, created by Burak Turfanda, imagines a completely new Google experience.
He begins by editing the Chrome browser, which at the moment has arguably the best design of any web browser. He’s edited it to that it has a very flat look, which fits in with what Google have been doing with Google Play recently and Google Plus recently.
It’s hard to tell from the images, but it would appear that there is a right sidebar at all times on the browser, which is where the user can sign into their Google profile. Then, when visiting other sites, it looks as if the links in the sidebar change, according to what site is being looked at. All the websites in the images are Google services, but the idea of the sidebar changing for all the most popular websites, like Facebook and Twitter, is an extremely interesting idea.
He has also edited a significant amount of Google’s web services, including Gmail, which has a slightly altered colour scheme to the one which is live at the moment, and it looks very similar to the browser. He has also redesigned the Google Ventures website.
Possibly my favourite part of the concept, is the redesign of the Chrome Web Store, where Chrome users can download apps and extensions. Again, the current design by Google isn’t exactly shabby, however this version looks simply incredible. All the images of each app has been merged together, creating a seamless tiled interface. The page is full, from edge to edge, with images of each app, with the Chrome sidebar navigating the categories.
Here’s a neat little feature which could be making an appearance on Android in the near future. A widget version of Google Now, which displays a round-up of your cards, has been spotted on Google’s support pages, which has since been removed.
Personally, I really like the current method of accessing the entire app from the lockscreen, but it wouldn’t hurt to have a widget summarising the day.
It’s hard to know when we can expect to see this widget released, but now that it’s been leaked I doubt Google will keep it in the dark for much longer.
Source: Android Central
Nine times out of ten, the announcement of a film starting Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson will fail to excite me at all. However, in ‘The Internship’, their characters get jobs at a ‘successful internet company’, and Google’s headquarters was used for some of the filming.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Google really know how to create heart-warming adverts. This one, advertising the Nexus 4 and Google Now, is the latest to be released, and it really delivers on promoting the Google Now service.
Mailbox, the highly anticipated gesture-based email client for iPhone, has finally been released. Mailbox has an extremely minimal design which relies on swipe gestures to organise emails. If you haven’t seen it already, the company released a video showcasing the app a couple of months ago, which looks simply awesome.
At the moment, Mailbox is an iPhone exclusive. However once the roll-out is complete, the company aim to bring it to other devices in the future. Fingers crossed for Android.
Mailbox is available for free right now, however there is still a queue before you can use it, so it will probably be a while before you get access.
If you want a change from the default still image lockscreen on Android, then this is the perfect app for you. This free app gives you a huge amount of GIFs to choose from, which you browse through by shaking the device. Once you find one that you like, you pin it to your lockscreen, and you’ll see it each time you turn the screen on.
J.J. Abrams and Valve’s Gabe Newell have revealed that the two are discussing the possibilities of releasing a game together, as well as making a film based on either Portal or Half Life.
This week we are giving away two icon packs, Minimal Stamps and Finesse, two of the most popular packs from our ’15 Amazing Android Icon Packs’ articles.