user interface

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Leaked Screenshots Suggest Major Overhaul to Gmail

It appears that Google is getting ready to introduce a whole new user interface (UI) for its Gmail cloud-based email service. Leaked screenshots suggest the overhaul is substantial, meaning current Gmail users could face a significant challenge ... adjusting to the changes. If the screenshots are in fact legitimate, Google is hoping to meld its desktop version of Gmail closer to the mobile version, which is accessible through tablets and smartphones. In that way, it's similar to Microsoft's use of the touch-friendly interface that made its way onto desktop PCs when Windows 8 was released ... (view more)

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Windows 8 Update Makes Using Keyboard, Mouse Easier

Microsoft has announced that it plans to release its first major update for Windows 8.1 this spring, and it's called "Update 1". The biggest improvement, according to the firm, is that Windows 8.1 will become easier to use with a mouse and keyboard. ... Microsoft's first significant update to Windows 8 was Windows 8.1, which was released last fall. Windows 8.1 Update 1 expands upon that, and has been rumored for a spring 2014 release for some time. To date, however, Microsoft has said very little about what's included in the package. Windows 8.1 Update 1: Easier for Mouse, ... (view more)

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Windows 8: Microsoft Ditches Term 'Metro'

Microsoft is reportedly scrambling to come up with a replacement name for its new user interface in Windows 8. According to reports, the Redmond, Washington-based company has decided to completely drop the name 'Metro' after a threat of legal action ... arose over possible trademark violations. Microsoft has reportedly told its staff they should not use the term in any applications or documents. Microsoft has been calling its new interface 'Metro' for some time. In the past it was meant to describe an overall design style, including both a typeface and a system incorporating very large icons. ... (view more)

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PicoZip Review

Synopsis: What's the best way to send files over email, shrink your backup job, and otherwise handle the majority of all archive file formats? Answer: with PicoZip, of course! PicoZip is a fully-featured WinZip 9 replacement and is compatible with ... all major extensions (up to 23 formats, including: .ZIP, .RAR, .ACE, and more!). PicoZip integrates seamlessly with Windows Explorer and is packed with lots of powerful archiving features that are extremely easy to use. Even if you have never used any other type of Zip or archiving utility, learning to use PicoZip is a snap! PicoZip: Screenshots ... (view more)

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