The Soul of Design https://thesoulofdesign.com Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:45:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 48491417 Microsoft Introduces Project Neon – The Fluent Design System for Windows 10 https://thesoulofdesign.com/2017/05/microsoft-introduces-project-neon-fluent-design-system-windows-10.html https://thesoulofdesign.com/2017/05/microsoft-introduces-project-neon-fluent-design-system-windows-10.html#respond Fri, 12 May 2017 03:15:30 +0000 https://thesoulofdesign.com/?p=1054 Microsoft was planning to refresh the User Interface of Windows 10 with a new design language. Finally Microsoft has revealed the the name of Project Neon – “The Microsoft Fluent Design System”. According to Microsoft the experiences Windows users see on devices can differ dramatically, and the Fluent Design System is designed to cater to those different device […]

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Microsoft was planning to refresh the User Interface of Windows 10 with a new design language. Finally Microsoft has revealed the the name of Project Neon – “The Microsoft Fluent Design System”. According to Microsoft the experiences Windows users see on devices can differ dramatically, and the Fluent Design System is designed to cater to those different device types, providing the best user-interface designs depending on your device type. It basically focus on animations, simplicity, and consistency.

Here is a brief idea about the project –

Some may have experienced the design improvements as Microsoft recently pushed updates to Groove, Calculator, Films & TV, and some other apps, that introduced improved UI within the apps, including blur and hover animations and more.

Features Overview:

  • It controls the User Interface with illumination. Glow Hover effects and more.
  • Parallax effects, virtual experiences and powerful animations.
  • Auto scaling of Apps for different devices.

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From Microsoft:

These devices all behave differently and fulfil different needs. From large screens to no screens they rely on touch, ink, voice, gaze, and gesture. Every day, developers also face the challenge of a multi-device, multi-interaction world, and we are committed to simplifying this world with a modern Microsoft design system.

 

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Group Video Chat in Messenger is Out Now https://thesoulofdesign.com/2016/12/group-video-chat-messenger-now.html https://thesoulofdesign.com/2016/12/group-video-chat-messenger-now.html#respond Thu, 22 Dec 2016 03:28:34 +0000 https://thesoulofdesign.com/?p=1048 From now you’ll be able to make group video calls on Facebook Messenger. According to Facebook It is the most requested feature they are launching at the closing of the year. It is simple and seamless to stay connected face to face. Group Video Chat is very easy to use – Just simply create a […]

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From now you’ll be able to make group video calls on Facebook Messenger. According to Facebook It is the most requested feature they are launching at the closing of the year. It is simple and seamless to stay connected face to face.

Group Video Chat is very easy to use – Just simply create a group or go to an existing group and tap on the video icon on the upper right of the screen and you are in the Group Video Chat and everyone in the group will be notified. Maximum 50 people can join the group video chat but only 6 of them will be visible. But don’t worry rest of the people can be on the camera or just listen in. If more than 6 people are on the call, just the dominant speaker is shown to all participants.

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Free Download 284 Premium Design Resources worth $511 https://thesoulofdesign.com/2016/10/free-download-284-premium-design-resources-worth-511.html https://thesoulofdesign.com/2016/10/free-download-284-premium-design-resources-worth-511.html#respond Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:12:30 +0000 https://thesoulofdesign.com/?p=1017 Here is a huge collection of premium design resources worth more than $500 for completely free by InkyDeals. So don’t miss your chance to get an exclusive freebie stuffed with 284 premium design resources! And these resources come with an extended royalty license, allowing you to use them in unlimited personal and commercial projects without any […]

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Events from Facebook may Replace your Calendar https://thesoulofdesign.com/2016/10/events-facebook-may-replace-calendar.html https://thesoulofdesign.com/2016/10/events-facebook-may-replace-calendar.html#respond Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:29:08 +0000 https://thesoulofdesign.com/?p=1000 Last week Facebook announced a New Events app which may replace your default Calendar. Yes Facebook is finally working on Events Calendar for iPhone and Android. Besides knocking you on your friends’ birthdays it will also help you create events with your friends no matter wherever you are. Aditya Koolwal, Product Manager of Facebook said on an online post – […]

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Last week Facebook announced a New Events app which may replace your default Calendar. Yes Facebook is finally working on Events Calendar for iPhone and Android. Besides knocking you on your friends’ birthdays it will also help you create events with your friends no matter wherever you are. Aditya Koolwal, Product Manager of Facebook said on an online post –

Every day, more than 100 million people use Facebook events to discover things they can do with their friends — from festivals and 5Ks to neighborhood fairs and nightlife. With hundreds of millions of events shared on Facebook every year, the fear of missing out is becoming a thing of the past.

You can browse events by location, time and your interest. There is a map also to browse events on locations so that if you are planning to travel to other cities you can join the Event. events-asset2-search

Currently Facebook Events is available on App Store for iPhone users and Android version is coming soon.

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Introducing Facebook Messenger Lite 1.1 [Download Link Updated] https://thesoulofdesign.com/2016/10/introducing-facebook-messenger-lite-download.html https://thesoulofdesign.com/2016/10/introducing-facebook-messenger-lite-download.html#respond Mon, 03 Oct 2016 19:14:20 +0000 https://thesoulofdesign.com/?p=968 Facebook has officially confirmed that “Messenger Lite” – the light weight, clean, simple messenger for android has been launched. No matter how your network connection or storage capacity is, this version of Messenger will run like a magic. There are many who don’t use messenger because of its size and excessive usage of RAM. This […]

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mlite-staticnwsrm-finalFacebook has officially confirmed that “Messenger Lite” – the light weight, clean, simple messenger for android has been launched. No matter how your network connection or storage capacity is, this version of Messenger will run like a magic.

There are many who don’t use messenger because of its size and excessive usage of RAM. This Messenger Lite will be the solution same as Facebook Lite. The to empower people all over the world to stay connected. With Messenger Lite, people are able to quickly and easily send text, photos and links to anyone using Messenger or Messenger Lite.

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Size of the app is less than 10MB and it has the messenger’s core features like messaging, sending photos, links, stickers etc.

Messenger Lite is starting to roll out to people in Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela. Facebook said Messenger Lite will be available in other countries in the coming months.

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Meet ARA – Modular Phone Project by Google https://thesoulofdesign.com/2016/08/meet-ara-modular-phone-project-google.html https://thesoulofdesign.com/2016/08/meet-ara-modular-phone-project-google.html#respond Thu, 04 Aug 2016 11:04:09 +0000 https://thesoulofdesign.com/?p=959 What if I tell you that you can assemble your phone? Yes! Google is working on a project called “ARA” and Yes! it runs on your favorite Os Android. ARA is a modular mobile phone contains all the functionality of a smartphone plus six flexible slots for easy swapping. Suppose you’re a photographer – so you […]

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PROJECT ARA

What if I tell you that you can assemble your phone? Yes! Google is working on a project called “ARA” and Yes! it runs on your favorite Os Android. ARA is a modular mobile phone contains all the functionality of a smartphone plus six flexible slots for easy swapping. Suppose you’re a photographer – so you could upgrade your camera module. Not just that if one module is broken or not working you could change it easily.

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ARA frames allows you to slide any ARA modules into any slot and it works. There is an Application Layer called “Greybus protocol” which allows the ARA modules to communicate with each other and the processor. So Project ARA will give you more control over features as you can customize the modules according to your need.

Developer edition of ARA is coming soon..

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Google Home – a Voice Controlled Google Assistant for Home https://thesoulofdesign.com/2016/05/google-home-voice-controlled-google-assistant-home.html https://thesoulofdesign.com/2016/05/google-home-voice-controlled-google-assistant-home.html#respond Thu, 19 May 2016 07:02:25 +0000 https://thesoulofdesign.com/?p=944 Ok Google! What’s the weather like? Yes! Very soon you’ll be able to control your home by voice commands like Playing music, managing tasks, solve maths, control devices like tv, phone, car etc., set alarm and lots more by Google’s new assistant “Home“. The concept of this type of device is not new. There is already a […]

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homeOk Google! What’s the weather like? Yes! Very soon you’ll be able to control your home by voice commands like Playing music, managing tasks, solve maths, control devices like tv, phone, car etc., set alarm and lots more by Google’s new assistant “Home“.

The concept of this type of device is not new. There is already a device Amazon’s Echo available in the market but Google has some obvious advantage because its been the search giant and been observing you for more than a decade.

Tweets on topic:

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Say Hello to Google Duo – a Simple Fast Video Calling App https://thesoulofdesign.com/2016/05/say-hello-google-duo-simple-fast-video-calling-app.html https://thesoulofdesign.com/2016/05/say-hello-google-duo-simple-fast-video-calling-app.html#respond Thu, 19 May 2016 06:15:12 +0000 https://thesoulofdesign.com/?p=936 Very soon Google is releasing a simple fast video calling app – Duo. You’ll enjoy seamless video calling without worrying about the internet speed. Duo is a simple, fast one-to-one video calling app for everyone—whether you’re on Android or iOS, a fast or slow connection, in New York or New Delhi.  -Google Like Whatsapp  Google […]

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Very soon Google is releasing a simple fast video calling app – Duo. You’ll enjoy seamless video calling without worrying about the internet speed.

Duo is a simple, fast one-to-one video calling app for everyone—whether you’re on Android or iOS, a fast or slow connection, in New York or New Delhi.  -Google

Like Whatsapp  Google Duo is based on your phone number so that you can reach your contacts easily. Currently it’ll work on Android and iOs.

Beside the normal features like test camera before call, flip camera, mute microphone Duo has a special feature – Knock Knock which shows you a live video preview of the caller before you pick up.

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When it comes to security Google made the conversation end to end encrypted. And the quality of the video is depending upon your network. It doesn’t matter if you are using a high speed internet or a slow connection you’ll be able to call seamlessly. Also switch between  wi-fi and mobile network without a call drop.

Features at a glance

  • Simple and fast.
  • One to One call only, no conference call.
  • Seamless video calling without worrying about internet speed.
  • Knock Knock – Live video of the caller on the screen before receiving the call.
  • End to End encryption.
  • Switch between  wi-fi and mobile network without a call drop.

You can Pre-Register for the Google Duo for android here.

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News Source : Official Google Blog

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Introducing Spaces by Google – a Small Group Sharing for Everyone https://thesoulofdesign.com/2016/05/introducing-spaces-by-google-a-small-group-sharing-for-everyone.html https://thesoulofdesign.com/2016/05/introducing-spaces-by-google-a-small-group-sharing-for-everyone.html#respond Tue, 17 May 2016 05:54:57 +0000 https://thesoulofdesign.com/?p=918 Introducing Spaces by Google a tool for small group sharing. It’s simple to find and share articles, videos and images within the app. In whatsapp, Facebook Messenger or in any other social network there is already Group sharing options but what makes Spaces special is it comes with Google Search, Youtube, Chrome built in. We wanted to build […]

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Introducing Spaces by Google a tool for small group sharing. It’s simple to find and share articles, videos and images within the app. In whatsapp, Facebook Messenger or in any other social network there is already Group sharing options but what makes Spaces special is it comes with Google Search, Youtube, Chrome built in.

We wanted to build a better group sharing experience, so we made a new app called Spaces that lets people get people together instantly to share around any topic. –Google

You can create a space just by one tap and name the topic; then invite people and share with them- as simple as that.

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What you can do is quick create a space, share anything – article, links, images, videos, have conversation, search contents and more. Though there are already group sharing apps available, searching contents and browsing without leaving the app makes spaces unique.

02_retrieval_searchSpaces app is available on Android, iOs or you can just use the web version at https://spaces.google.com/

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Finally WhatsApp for Windows & Mac is Official https://thesoulofdesign.com/2016/05/finally-whatsapp-windows-mac-official.html https://thesoulofdesign.com/2016/05/finally-whatsapp-windows-mac-official.html#respond Thu, 12 May 2016 15:38:16 +0000 https://thesoulofdesign.com/?p=905 Yes! Its official. WhatsApp is finally available for Windows pc and Mac. Now you don’t have to check your phone all the time while you are working on your pc; you just have to install WhatsApp for Windows or Mac.  If you have already used WhatsApp Web then it will be familiar to those because most of the […]

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Yes! Its official. WhatsApp is finally available for Windows pc and Mac. Now you don’t have to check your phone all the time while you are working on your pc; you just have to install WhatsApp for Windows or Mac.  If you have already used WhatsApp Web then it will be familiar to those because most of the things are same except the keyboard shortcuts.

But there is a sad news!! If you don’t have WhatsApp in your phone then you’ll not be able to use WhatsApp on your Pc or Mac. As there is a web version available already so the question is – Is the Application really worth using?

Anyways, official download link is bellow

https://www.whatsapp.com/download/

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