Interesting concept done for Microsoft some years before the Ipad/tablet wave. Notice the notepad app concept which is very close to the excellent Paper app from fiftythree.
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If you are into electronic music, this app, developed by Tim Exile and Native Instrument, is a funny one. The engine behind The Mouth does something fantastically complicated but presents its findings in an intuitive and easy-to-use way. Any incoming audio is analysed and immediately auto-tuned so that pitch is determined quickly regardless of the source material.
This pitched result can then either be played back ‘as detected’ or tuned to any scale you like over a keyboard so that melodies or harmonic parts can be built up.
At the Apple vs. Samsung trial, In the course of his testimony about Apple’s design process, Apple designer Christopher Stringer showed dozens of rejected iPhone and iPad designs. They give us yet another look at Apple’s design process and reveal a bit about how the company forms its design aesthetic. Some of the newly revealed phones do appear to have more in common with Sony’s design aesthetic than Apple’s, for example “Apple Proto 87” goes for a flat, black metallic look with all the major buttons and ports on the side of the device.