Android 6.0 Marshmallow is such a mishmash of features that I spent a long time trying to suss out the unifying principle behind it all. Turns out, the answer was literally right in front of my face the entire time I was looking at my phone: that new, colorful Google logo.
It’s divisive, like any bold rebranding. It gets rid of the childish lettering in favor of a more restrained font — but still has an aura of playfulness in the coloring. It’s a sign that Google’s growing up; it’s more refined and able to put on a suit if need be — but it’s still probably going to wear some kind of novelty joke tie.
Google’s new logo and microphone [...]
Windows 10 may have been released to the public over two months ago, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft has been resting on its laurels. The company today announced the latest preview build of its OS, and it includes numerous features aimed at making Windows a bit more user friendly.
First up, Microsoft has significantly tightened up Skype integration in Build 10565, with messaging and calling features now directly available from the Messaging, Phone and Skype universal apps. You’ll also now be able to reply from messages directly from notification pop-ups.
Edge is getting a couple of new features too: hovering over tabs will show a preview of that particular [...]