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Video: How iOS 5 Notification Center should really perform

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Software, Videos,

Have a look at the Notification Center overhaul that Jan-Michael Cart put together. iOS 5 and its Notification Center won't even be publicly available until the fall, and already this guy has made it look old and busted with his much-improved user interface. Kudos.


RIM acquires TAT

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Cell Phones, Corporate News,

RIM buys TAT

Research In Motion announced today the joining of The Astonishing Tribe, or TAT, to their team. TAT has been involved in many mobile user interface designs, such as the original Android UI on the T-Mobile G1, and will be lending their artistry to the BlackBerry PlayBook and RIM's smartphone platforms. What does this mean for BlackBerry users? Well, judging by TAT’s previous design efforts they’re going to be some happy BBMers.

Read More | BlackBerry Blog

Bleeding Edge TV 176: The Ultimate iPhone Interface Walkthrough

This episode was sponsored by Geek Squad’s Idea Festival. Submit your ideas for using technology to save the planet at ideafest.geeksquad.com.

We’ve been getting to many questions from readers as to different features that we figured it was time for us to try and answer just about all of them with a video. This is our Ultimate iPhone Feature Walkthrough. We look at each and every feature of the iPhone, including all of the sub-options in each. Going through the list, that includes everything from SMS, to YouTube, straight through to the new functionality. Oh, and the phone too.

Get Your Feedback Heard On Xbox 360 UI

Posted by Christopher Sasaki Categories: Xbox 360, Xbox Live,

Xbox 360 Marketplace

Microsoft User Experience Lead “Wildchicken” has a post going over at his blog where users can submit feedback on the Xbox 360 UI. There’s no guarantee that any of the suggestions will actually make it into the next version of the Xbox 360 dashboard, but one can always hope. Certainly having a better UI for file management would help a lot. Another good suggestion made was having the Dashboard show what game disc is in the drive, as well. More interactive and more detailed friend management would be nice, expanding the download blade to show more information about file downloads would also be a welcome feature. Hopefully, some of these suggestions will make it into a future release of the Dashboard, so the UI can become much more usable.

Read More | Wildchicken via Ozymandias