As Apple uses Soft-UI: design the future

Как Apple использует Soft-UI: дизайн будущего

UI designer Malevich Michal (Michal Malewicz) analyzed changes in the interface macOS Big Sur to show where to move the industry. In his opinion, Apple took a course on Soft-UI.

We have translated the article into Russian is not a language, and added a little background information.

What is Soft-UI?

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This is a new trend in creating user interfaces. He uses shadows and highlights to create the effect that the object is squeezed or pressed into the opposite screen.

Soft-UI is also referred to as numeriska and eomorphisms. It is believed that the name of the style comes from a combination of the words «new» and «skeuomorph». We’ll get to, but a little bit later.

Where is this going?

Focus on how to change the user interface of the macOS. He passed through the first bitmap representation, then was Aqua style, then more modern styles, and finally all gathered in the brand new consistent design language.

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The main styles of design Mac OS

Changes to mobile and desktop OS show how the design works now best. Michal suggests that the Soft-UI will remain the favorite until the advent maringovich displays, capable of creating embossed buttons from the flat surface of the display.

This confirms the Fluent UI from Microsoft. Designer notes the similarity of the styles of Apple and Microsoft, Recalling how Apple ridiculed the similarity of the Windows Vista OS X.

For example, here are the serial mayhem Windows Vista at the presentation of WWDC 2006. And 14 years later Apple is now adopting the trend of design at Microsoft. Such cases.

Now let us turn to specific manifestations of Soft-UI in macOS.

More rounded corners

New users of Apple products are unlikely to remember that the company always sought to rounded corners. And with the development of the UI they become more rounded.

The first version of iPhone OS (Yes, it was called that way) included a square switches and panels. But the sharp corners look more intimidating and less friendly.

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On the left is the first version of iPhone OS. Right — a more modern execution of the tumblers

So Apple modified the switches to the more rounded versions we see now.

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Screenshot of the macOS Big Sur

But the company did not stop there and also changed the corner radius of the icons. Now a similar style of icons comes to macOS.

Windows, panels, and page action queries (Action sheet) is also a bit rounder. Not without the help of iPhone X.

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UI corresponds to the curve display

You noticed that after «ten» almost all the following iPhone received a display with rounded corners. The range of iPad Pro went in the same direction. Here is the iOS interface and iPadOS rounded to match.

In General, rounded angles there is clearly a long time.

The transparency and blur of the background

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Home screen iOS 6
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Home screen iOS 7

Most users disliked ultraminimalist in combination with ultra-thin fonts in iOS 7. But the release of this OS has brought great popularity to blur the background and transparency.

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It looks like the sidebar
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So look for clues

Now, the background blur becomes more noticeable as on the side bar and in tooltips. Allowing parts of the background to Shine through, blur background indicates that a particular part of the window «connected» with the entire OS. Particularly well this trick works with the side panel.

Microsoft has a similar approach to the use of transparency. It is based on layers.

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The separation of the layers uses a known concept when a bright surface is closer to the user, and the lower levels become darker. This approach creates a hierarchy even without the translucent effect.

Michal has doubts in this version, and believes that a solid color will make the separation clearer.

Unified icons (in part)

Michal believes that the transition to unified icons will be gradual. Apple wanted to keep enough «realism» in the style of icons for macOS, but at the same time, to bring it closer to the mobile OS.

Here’s how to change Finder icon:

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Icon is easier if we compare with the average versions. It lost its rectangular form and got a thin smile. The bending angle of the smile has also changed, making the icon more friendly.

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The toolbar icons in the macOS also become more uniform with badges and iOS iPadOS. Icon style again rounded, friendly and open. The strokes are thick enough so they are easy to understand, and the icons themselves don’t have superfluous decorations.

A skeuomorph?

macOS was one of the last bastions of skeuomorph elements. Now they are collected in numeris and combined with modern flat surfaces. This gives the OS a new, modern look, but also retains her own style.

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Michal believes that now is macOS in the middle of the road before more extensive redesign aimed at minimalism.

Major changes in the interface of the macOS is not happening, to avoid experience with iOS 7. Yes, in the new OS much will change, but it takes familiar elements from iOS and iPadOS.

Reference: the skeuomorph interfaces is manifested in copying the look and appearance of real objects. For example, take the hammer on the Xcode icon, or notes in iOS 6, which looked like a real paper notebook.

Conclusion

In previous releases of macOS appeared «dark mode» and font San Francisco mobile OS. The system is now close to Apple Design consistency across all your platforms.

Michal believes that Apple would not bring the design of their OS to numerrita no rigorous research on this. Since Apple has relied on similar design, so it is suitable for most users.

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Mi app Control Center gives the notification bar iOS

Приложение Mi Control Center придаёт панели уведомлений дизайн iOS

Developer Treydev Inc released app Mi Control Center. It replaces the standard notification panel and quick settings on the control center of MIUI 12.

Mi Control Center is compatible with most modern Android smartphones. On the main application page, you can select which layout to use: the notification bar of the MIUI 10/11 or control Center of MIUI 12. You can configure and then which side of the screen, swipe down to access notifications and some quick settings.

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The parameters Mi Control Center offers a wide range of settings for the location of the grid of icons, background colors and text pop-up (heads-up) notifications and other items.

For proper operation, the application needs to issue a number of permits: to access the notifications, change system settings, work with special capabilities, and to blur the background you will need permission to record video from the screen.

Download Mi Control Center available for free in Google Play. There is a premium version for 209 rubles, razblokirovat additional features and removes ads from the application settings.

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FunKey’s — super compact console retro game

FunKey S — суперкомпактная консоль для ретроигр

On kraudfandingovoy site Kickstarter project started production of portable console retrogame FunKey S. Users managed to collect the necessary amount to 33 000 dollars in three hours.

The authors called the FunKey’s «the world’s smallest foldable portable console». The device can even be used as a key ring with dimensions of 42.5×44,5×13.8 mm.

What if you could play all your favorite retro games in a really portable console, anywhere, anytime?

The gadget is compatible with games from the following consoles: NES, SNES, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Gameboy advance, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis (Megadrive), Sega Game Gear, Playstation 1, Atary Lynx, Does, the Neo Geo Pocket. The catalog is constantly updated.

FunKey’s are equipped with IPS-display with a diagonal of 1.54″ at a resolution of 240×240 pixels, chipset ARM Cortex-A7 with 64 MB of RAM, a battery 450 mAh, a slot for SD memory card and MicroUSB port. The housing is provided a sensor which saves the current game when you close the lid and it resumes at the same place when you open.

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For participants of the Kickstarter campaign the cost of the console will be 62 euros (~5000 rubles).

At the time of writing the news, FunKey’s attracted through Kickstarter in excess of $ 62,000. Dispatch of orders is expected in November this year.

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The published release date and system requirements Horizon Zero Dawn on PC

Dutch Studio Guerrilla Games and publisher SIE has published a new trailer for the PC version of the game Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition, which was previously exclusive to the PS4.

Title on the PC waiting for the few technical innovations: support for ultrawide monitors, unlimited framerate, improved lighting, dynamic vegetation, as well as the benchmark.

Part Complete Edition includes:

  • Supplement The Frozen Wilds
  • Set traveler Banuk
  • Set dealer Carga
  • Set the guardian tribe of Nora
  • The costume of the pioneer and brainbody onion tribe Banuk
  • Suit Pathfinder storm and a powerful bow tribe Karsa

In addition, the company has also shared the system requirements of the project.

Minimum requirements

  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHZ/AMD FX-6300
  • 100 GB ROM, 16 GB OF RAM
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 (AMD Radeon R9 290)

Recommended requirements

  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5 GHz/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
  • 100 GB ROM, 16 GB OF RAM
  • Graphics card 6GB NVIDIA GTX 1060 (AMD Radeon RX580 8 GB)

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition is already possible to prajakti in the Epic Games Store and Steam for the price of 930 roubles and 1099 rubles , respectively. It is worth considering that Epic Games Store earlier issued a coupon code with which a title can be purchased for 449 rubles. The release will take place on August 7 this year.

Update (04.07, 22:00 GMT): the cost of the game on Steam has increased dramatically to 2800 rubles. All pre-orders previously issued remain valid. Price in Store still Epic Games.

Horizon Zero Dawn came out exclusively on PS4 in 2017 and has received many positive reviews from both critics and gamers. Evaluation on the service Metacritic is 89 out of 100 points possible.

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BMW will offer activation of certain functions of the car via subscription

BMW предложит активацию некоторых функций автомобилей по подписке

BMW has announced a comprehensive update of the software of their vehicles. The most notable innovation was the service extend the functionality of a car by subscription.

The car owner basic configuration after you will be able to purchase and unlock the control system automatic high beams, heated seats and adaptive cruise control. The function can take for a limited time via a subscription model or buy a single payment.

The company did not specify the cost and details of the proposed feature packages.

Also BMW told about the upgrade assistant BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and BMW service Maps, support for Android Auto in wireless mode, as well as BMW Digital Key — digital key to open the car with the iPhone. System presented at the conference Apple WWDC 2020.

The announced features will be available to all BMW cars produced since July 2020, and for a number of existing models in the form of remote updates of the operating system iDrive 7.

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In England demolished tombstone dog named Nigger and other manifestations of Black Lives Matter

В Англии снесли могильный камень пса по кличке Nigger и другие проявления Black Lives Matter

The world continues to change under the pressure of the movement Black Lives Matter.

In Berlin renamed the metro station Mohrenstraße because of discriminatory names. Soon it will get a naming Glinkastraße.

American Bank JPMorgan Chase is changing racially incorrect terms blacklist («blacklist»), whitelist (white list), master («a leading hard disk») and slave («slave hard drive»), according to Reuters.

At the pet cemetery, located in Coombe Abbey Park English city of Coventry, the local authorities demolished tombstone dog named Nigger. About it reports local edition CoventryLive.

The city Council felt that the stone dog, who died in 1902, was «unacceptable» for the modern world. Throughout England we have been reviewing the relevance of the statues and monuments of racial connotations within the movement Black Lives Matter.

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Last summer, visitors to the Park Coombe Abbey Park already complained about the N-word, engraved on the gravestone, but then city Council Coventry refused to demolish the tombstone over land rights.

Earlier we told you about the other manifestations of Black Lives Matter: Twitter and other services removed from the program code mention offensive words, and brands to Express support for the movement.

In the United States and other countries since the end of may to continue protests caused by the death of the African-American George Floyd. During his detention police officer Derek Chauvin pressed a knee on his neck and strangled him. Because this event was the development of the movement Black Lives Matter, fighting for the rights of blacks.

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The actress threatened with death because of the role in The Last of Us Part II

Актрисе угрожают расправой из-за роли в The Last of Us Part II

American actress Laurie Bailey received many angry messages from fans of the franchise The Last of Us, which she and her family are threatened with death and wish the most horrible death.

The reason for this aggression was the performance by the girl as one of the characters Abby in the sequel to The Last of Us Part II. The gaming community is not highly liked the storyline of this heroine and her masculine physique.

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Game Studio Naughty Dog was forced in the end to go to the police to investigate this incident and to prevent a lynching.

Title the release took place on 19 June of the current year. The novelty has received very mixed reviews. So, assessment of professional journalists to the service Metacritic at the moment is 94 points out of a possible 100. At the same time, users rate the performance of 5.1 points out of 10.

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«Carmarket» is used in the catalog picture of the cake from the game Portal

«Сбермаркет» использует в каталоге изображение торта из игры Portal

Domestic localizer and translator of books about video games Denis Bocharov has noticed that the app «Carmarket» in the image quality section with cakes and pastries uses a picture of the famous cake from the game Portal.

It in the story AI GLaDOS promised to give the main character Chell for completed tasks.

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At the time, the cake even managed to become a meme. During gameplay, the players meet on the walls The Cake is a Lie («the Cake is a lie»). The phrase became a symbol that someone is not telling the truth.

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The release of Portal by Valve Corporation was held in October 2007. In it the player is invited to solve the many challenging puzzles by using portals to advance the plot. All-action title takes place in the universe of Half-Life.

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Yacht-icebreaker Oleg Tinkov launched

In the Netherlands launched the first private yacht-icebreaker La Datcha. The ship was created by the company specifically for Yachting Damen Oleg Tinkov.

The length of the yacht is 77 meters, located in the sea it may be 40 days, and the inside has space for 12 guests and 25 crew members. In addition, a submersible, two snowmobiles and a helicopter and four jet ski.

The entrepreneur plans to carry out on the yacht for about 20 weeks a year, the rest of the time rent it. The cost of the weekly rent was estimated at 740 million euros (~59.5 million rubles), plus a 30% Deposit. For the icebreaker Oleg Tinkov gave more than 100 million euros.

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Renderings of the yacht
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Recall now Oleg Tinkov is undergoing treatment for leukemia that was found in October 2019.

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Honor 30S goes on sale in Russia

Honor 30S поступает в продажу в России

Honor announced the start of sales of smartphone Honor 30S. Like other models of the brand, it will be shipped without Google services, and apps can be installed via a proprietary App store Gallery.

The smartphone is equipped with Kirin processor 820 with support for 5G, the main camera of the four blocks, the main of which received a resolution of 64 MP. Thanks to the rapid 40-watt charging Honor SuperCharge battery on 4000 mAh battery charges to 70% in half an hour.

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IPS screen smartphone has a diagonal of 6.5 inches with FHD+ resolution. RAM 6 GB, and used for data storage hard drive 128 GB. A thumbprint scanner is inscribed in the power key on the side.

Honor 30S will go on sale the third of July at a recommended price of 27 990 rubles. Buying a smartphone in the official store brand you can get a discount of 3,000 rubles and a gift of your choice 5 Honor Band or Honor TWS headset Earbuds Magic.

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