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technominds

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  1. When Apple eventually get round to designing a multi-touch platform, which I am 99% sure they will do in the future; it won't be anything like OS X or any OS we know. Multi-touch will mean instead of desktops we will have environments and everyday tasks and lists will be displayed in a completely new and revolutionary way. Typing will become more and more obsolete to the average user, and when they want to type; an on-screen keyboard, voice recognition and handwriting recognition will suffice. Of course, this won't apply to offices or pro users, but Apple will hit these to a home-user demograp
  2. Sounds great to me! Let me know what you would like and i'l get right to it =]
  3. Yea, I hear you both. I'l work on a design that is slightly thinner and angle adjustable.
  4. Have a look at my latest Apple concept design 'Mac Touch' and let me know what you think! You can also check out my other designs on my site http://technominds.wordpress.com/2008/11/06/mac-touch/ - TM
  5. Either way, their logo is TERRIBLE. Even we cant make out what it is! Apple is doing them a favor. -TM
  6. I'm a graphic designer from the UK, and for a while ive been trying to better my skills at product design and rendering. I have set up a blog which is kept up-to-date with new concepts and designs, it would be great to get feedback and maybe some ideas as to new products so I can mock them up =] Check back to http://www.techno-minds.com as regularly as you like for all my new designs, - TM
  7. I started trying some icon design for the first time today, and came out with what I think is pretty good results. I'm having a problem finding decent software for OS X to turn my images into icons. I would have thought it would be easy seeing as they are created with alpha masks, but every program ive tried so far has given pretty poor results. Any ideas? Here is my design: -TM
  8. A mockup of the Apple Bluetooth speakers, I may add a display to them.
  9. A pretty bad photoshop mockup.. And not a great concept. The screen shows a touch-screen (nicked directly from the iPhone), so why have a click wheel? Considering proportions; the buttons on screen would be a quarter the size of that on the iPhone and therfore completely impossible to use with a thumb. The clickwheel would also be rendered useless in the dark, unless it was extremely bright; which is just a further drain on the battery. I'm sticking with my Nano Touches =]
  10. I think we'l have to agree to disagree on this one! I just finished rendering up a different style of TouchBook, the style I think Apple would go for... I'l upload in a minute
  11. Exactly! I was thinking today, you could even do handwriting recognition... I used to have it on an old Sony Ericsson p800 and it worked brilliantly. Using fingers to write letters could be mastered just as quick as writing... and of course an on-screen keyboard for those who oppose... AND USB ports for people who just cant bare it!
  12. Swivel just seems far too fiddly for an Apple product. I think they would concentrate on having a software alternative instead of something already in existence. I think we all need to realize that in the not too distant future, all inputting will be done on-screen... hardware input will be for professional use only, I expect... In which case, a keyboard can always be plugged in. I imagine some software will be created filling almost the entire screen with a transparent keyboard... i'm sure with very little practice it would be easy to use. If you go by the trend of Apple's design... the
  13. Start learning how to use it! Its unbelievable.... it has taken me a couple of years to get good at it, but the results are phenominal.. I'm currently redesigning the TouchBook in a more 'iMac' alluminum style, I gathered they would go for that instead of the old G4 shell
  14. Last time I looked, Photoshop didn't have any 3D rendering ability. These were all done in a program called 4D Cinema, by Maxon. Its an extremely flexible modeling program with insanely realistic texture renders.
  15. What would you want in the perfect would for the next generation of Apple devices? I've always been a follower of new hardware, and as a graphic designer spent my time trying to be one step ahead of them and designing devices before they do. So far, I was almost spot on (as a lot of people were) with the iPod Touch, and posted designs on YouTube ( ) almost a year before the release. I also recently posted some fake leaked iPod Nano 'Touch' devices, which I still believe will be released in the near future. My latest has been the most talked about 'TouchBook' which is, in my o
  16. I dont think so... as I said, iPhone managed it.
  17. A travel case? Nothing protects my iPhones screen in my pocket, so you never know how reinforced the glass could be.. Well thats the idea of touch-screen, you dont need to lug a keyboard about; that would be your silly choice buying a multi-touch tablet! I'm working on a bezel to hold it now, but it seems difficult.. I may have to redesign the back of the tablet to have some kind of clip-in device.
  18. Boo to you Swivel is so 1980's sci-fi! I want Multi-touch.. and nothing but multi touch Want a keyboard? plug one in! Yea I designed it maybe a little too large (17") although I certainly wouldnt mind it that size as ive used tablets before (being a graphic designer and all) and often smaller can get annoying when multi-tasking pretty quickly - TM
  19. Agreed. I'm also not convinced by the shadow being drawn from the main body, looks a little too rigid to be a photo, but that could be the way its been edited. Unless this is infact the shell for a new touchbook, which would make sense.
  20. Ok, I guess I need to make an apology, I completely misread and understood the point of the leak! Now that I understand it, it makes it easier to believe a simple photo of the plastic screen top could easily be modified to look aluminum. What confuses me is the depth of the screen, my macbook is much much thinner than that, I cant see why they would make it so fat!
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