The tribute was opened with two of the most famous faces from Apple ad campaigns, humorist John Hodgman and actor Justin Long, who starred in the “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” ads. Next up was actor Richard Dreyfuss, the voice of Apple’s “The Crazy Ones.”
The tribute, which you can see in its entirety below, also includes appearances from an all-star lineup from across entertainment, news, tech and politics, each giving the traditional five-word Webby tribute to Jobs, including President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, George Lucas, Ariana Huffington, Bono, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Buzz Aldrin, Vint Cerf and more.
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Indie developer Craig Smart announces the upcoming release of Euro 2012 England in May. This app isn't like all the other football apps where it tells you who is playing who and when. This app is for the die hard football fans, full of reviews and die hard fans opinions. All the squad players have also been reviewed along with the manager. Plus, there is a blog to give the user a chance to have their say and a "you know" count for every time our boys say "you know" when being interviewed.
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Really curious how these new visual, resizable, scrollable tabs play out. I would love to see how they worked in Safari, for one thing. My money says Panic just redefined the de facto standard UI for tabbed documents on the Mac.
(But maybe I’m underestimated how garish or cluttered these thumbnail-style tabs would look in a web browser?)?
Blockbuster new iPad app from Panic:
Diet Coda takes everything we’ve ever learned about world-classweb code editing, and wraps it up to-go. It’s packed withfeatures, bathed in fun, ready to work.
I’ve been beta-testing Diet Coda for a while, and it’s a hell of an app. I’m retiring the old “iPad is only for consumption” sarcastic schtick because at this point, it’s such utter nonsense. But forget the features and capabilities and touch-based UI design for the moment, and let’s just celebrate what, to me, is the best name for an iPad app ever.?
At over 11,000 words, it’s more like a small book than an article, but there’s fascinating insight into Microsoft’s design thinking in this piece by Jensen Harris, their lead UI designer.
Their top two design goals are, I think, shared with Apple:
“#1 Fast and Fluid”
Fast and fluid represents a few core things to us. It means thatthe UI is responsive, performant, beautiful, and animated. Thatevery piece of UI comes in from somewhere and goes somewhere whenit exits the screen. It means that the most essential scenariosare efficient, and can be accomplished without extra questions orprompts. It means that things you don?t need are out of the way.
Followed by, at #2, “Long Battery Life”. But clearly, they see also see something very differently:
Windows 8 imagines the convergence of two kinds of devices: alaptop and a tablet. Instead of carrying around three devices (aphone, a tablet, and a laptop) you carry around just a phone and aWindows PC. A PC that is the best tablet or laptop you have everused, but with the capabilities of the familiar Windows desktop ifyou need it. You may choose to carry a tablet, or you may choose alaptop/convertible, but you do not need to carry around both alongwith your phone. You never think about a choice, or fret over yourchoice of what to carry. Things just work without compromise.
Overall, Windows 8 continues to strike me as ambitious, different, and carefully considered. Microsoft clearly sees why the iPad has been so successful, and they’re being smart: they’re learning from iOS and adapting, not copying.?
Pixel Mouse House announces Little Moments 1.0 delivers finger touching fun through four scenes of zen inducing music and eye popping visuals. Interact with soothing sounds and control the flow. Blow into the mic and spin dozens of Pinwheels or blow a sky full of Dandelion petals or a Bazzillion Bubbles and Stars in stunning 3D graphics. Select from one of four scenes and start your journey into bliss. Whether you are five or eighty five years old, we all look for simple pleasures.
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Speech Remedy, a leading provider of adult-focused speech-language-cognitive rehabilitation materials, has launched a mobile iOS version of their successful Confrontational Naming photo card deck. The mobile application is compatible with Apple's iPhone, iPad and iTouch devices. "SR-Naming," is an adult focused interactive app for building receptive and expressive language and word finding skills, now available at the Apple iTunes store.
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Personalized PDFs and images in one click. $10 in the Mac App Store. There’s even a free demo.
Germans have the best words.?