Microsoft examined a Windows XP theme that carefully resembled Mac OS X’s Aqua GUI, stories The Verge.
A latest Windows XP supply code leak has revealed numerous unreleased themes that Microsoft developed in 2000, at a time when Microsoft was in heated competitors with Apple relating to desktop working programs.
One of the themes, codenamed “Candy,” mirrors the design of Apple’s Aqua interface, which was first launched on the Macworld Conference & Expo in 2000. Aqua was an iconic Apple design and gave a way of depth via the usage of shadow and translucency, metallic textures, and rounded liquid-like property.
The theme was described as a “Whistler skin with eye candy,” with “Whistler” being the codename for Windows XP, and was marked as “for internal use only.” Though the theme was by no means completed, basic features such because the Windows Start button and numerous UI parts had been a detailed match for Aqua.
Most hanging is the replication of Mac OS X’s rounded water-like buttons. Windows builders reportedly used the theme as a placeholder to construct the theme engine for Windows XP.
The theme was in the end rejected in favor of the blue and inexperienced Luna theme for the ultimate model of Windows XP launched in 2001. The supply code leak reveals one other occasion of the affect of the Mac on Windows behind the scenes.
Tuesday September 22, 2020 3:25 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple with iOS 14 launched widgets on the Home Screen, resulting in unprecedented ranges of customization for the iPhone. Combined with Shortcuts that allow you to change an app’s icon, iOS 14 helps you to create an entire new search for your Home Screen.
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Thursday September 24, 2020 2:37 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Rumors recommend Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 fashions will ship with a brand new Lightning to USB-C cable that features a braided cloth design. Images of the purported cables had been leaked in July, and right this moment leaker Mr White has shared new photographs that give us a better have a look at what we’d get included within the iPhone 12 field.
The pictures present a USB-C to Lightning cable with a clearly braided design relatively…
Wednesday September 23, 2020 11:51 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple’s upcoming iPhone-centric occasion might maybe be held on Tuesday, October 13, in response to data shared with MacRumors by an worker at a UK mobile provider.
There’s no manner for us to verify the dates at this cut-off date nor are we certain on the credibility of the supply, however even and not using a rumor, Tuesday, October 13 is an effective guess primarily based on Apple’s historic launch timelines, …
Thursday September 24, 2020 1:53 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Microsoft will subsequent yr provide a brand new perpetual launch of Microsoft Office for Mac and Windows that does not require a subscription to make use of, in response to the software program big (through Windows Central).
“Microsoft Office will also see a new perpetual release for both Windows and Mac, in the second half of 2021,” stated Microsoft in a weblog put up saying the following model of its Exchange server,…
Wednesday September 23, 2020 4:37 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple’s introduction of widgets on the Home Screen in iOS 14 has pushed a surge in curiosity amongst customers seeking to customise their iPhone, and that has reportedly had a knock-on impact for Pinterest, whose iOS app has seen document downloads as customers flock to its content material in search of design inspiration. As reported by TechCrunch, App Store intelligence agency Apptopia was first to notice the influence of …
Friday September 25, 2020 1:58 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Earlier this week a confirmed leaker claimed that the iPhone 12 lineup can be named “iPhone 12 mini,” “iPhone 12,” “iPhone 12 Pro,” and “iPhone 12 Pro Max,” and right this moment the identical nomenclature has appeared once more in a photograph depicting alleged stickers from unreleased Silicone iPhone circumstances originating from Apple’s worldwide distribution middle in Ireland.
The photograph exhibits three stickers with the…
Thursday September 24, 2020 10:12 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple right this moment launched iOS 14.0.1, the primary replace to the iOS 14 working system that was launched on September 16. Today’s replace is a bug repair replace addressing points that weren’t in a position to be mounted within the preliminary iOS 14 launch.
The iOS 14.0.1 replace is accessible on all eligible gadgets over-the-air within the Settings app. To entry the brand new software program, go to Settings> General> Software Update.
Updated on September 22nd with arms on video.
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Tuesday September 22, 2020 11:45 pm PDT by Eric Slivka
Following his report earlier this week indicating that Apple might be accelerating adoption of mini-LED shows in its iPad and Mac pocket book lineups thanks to raised than anticipated improvement from potential secondary provider Sanan Optoelectronics, analyst Ming-Chi has launched a brand new report right this moment sharing a bit extra perspective on the mini-LED show market because it pertains to Apple. Kuo says…