Ben Logan

Ben Logan
24 January 2014

This morning an updated version of Adobe’s Photoshop Express app was made available on Google Play, featuring a more streamlined user interface and other useful new additions. The Photoshop Express 2.0 app has been given a complete overhaul and is now fully compatible with Android 4.4. Adobe’s latest image rendering engine has for the first time been built into the Android version – this allows for vastly improved performance and the capability of tackling large files while editing. Android users will also appreciate being able to access and process images saved on their SD card faster than ever before. In…

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Ben Logan
24 January 2014

Global company Playtech, which designs, develops and licenses software for the online, mobile, TV and land-based gaming industry, has today announced their unique user interface for the Gala Interactive tablet. The innovative UI is based on Playtech’s Mobile Hub technology and was developed by Gala Interactive in collaboration with Playtech using their development framework. This framework made it possible for the creation of a fully branded and customised user interface for Gala’s mobile product, which has specific requirements and branding elements that needed the bespoke touch to provide an optimal customers experience. Playtech’s Head of Mobile, Eran Sharar, commented, “We…

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Ben Logan
23 January 2014

Microsoft’s Office Web Apps has now received a refresh, bringing a new user interface and additional useful features. The Office Web Apps interface now sports a more flattened look, with improved spacing to make it touch-friendly – although it isn’t a fully touch-optimised UI, Microsoft has previously announced that it’s developing a version of Office that has been designed specifically for touch and Windows 8.1, so the latest enhancements are a step in that direction. The most significant change to be noted is a new “Tell Me” bar that sits at the top of documents so that users can conveniently…

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Ben Logan
17 January 2014

Following the recent news about Apple’s February 1st deadline, when all new apps or app updates submitted to the iTunes Store must be iOS7 compatible, developers are hard at work building optimised applications with XCode 5. Compatibility with iOS 7 includes remodelling the UI according to the current iOS Human Interface Guidelines and the iOS 7 UI Transition Guide, as well as adopting the new version of the iOS API. The reason for all this is that the radically revamped iOS 7 focuses on clear presentation of content rather than graphical elements being dominant. This means that developers will need…

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Ben Logan
8 January 2014

iPhone and iPad users will be pleased to hear that a new version of the GoodReader PDF app for iOS 7 has today been released, boasting a revamped user interface, new features and more convenient access to tools. The company has also said that the update will allow certain PDFs to render faster. This latest release is the first update since September 20 of last year. The fresh UI offers simpler navigation and improved overall usability. For example, there is now the option to flatten multiple files with a single click, batch import/export to Photo Albums, tag or star files…

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Ben Logan
7 January 2014

Following many gripes about the usability glitches present at the release of the much anticipated Xbox One, Microsoft has now announced that they will be adapting and refining the device’s UI over time by listening to user feedback. Director of Programming at Microsoft, Larry Hyrb, commented: “When we look back and look at what we’ve done, we want to continue to adapt the system to what gamers want. The team that works on Xbox are gamers themselves. We want to build the system that we use and that we know gamers would enjoy using. We’re going to continue to refine…

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