Microsoft’s Bing getting fresh look in coming weeks

Bing, Microsoft Corp.’s search engine, is getting a new look – one that involves a two-column layout that will adapt to the user’s device. With a new, bright orange logo, Microsoft has revamped

Published on: September 18th, 2013 Candice So

Apple’s iOS 7 design reimagined in DesignCrowd contest

Any time a well-used technology brand gets a makeover, there's no shortage of strong opinions on the matter. When Apple Inc. revealed its new look for iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developers (WWDC)

Published on: July 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Welcome to the new!

Welcome to a new and improved! We hope you find it provides you with a more fluid, interactive and intuitive experience. Over the last few months, our people have been working hard

Published on: February 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

‘Secret agent’ wrist watch says the time is now for crowdfunding

Division Furtive is an independent Montréal-based watchmaker that has designed a wrist watch where the traditional rotating hour and minute hands are replaced by horizontal linear cursors. Their Kickstarter campaign is currently still in

Published on: November 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Stact’s elegant wine rack a crowdfunding success

Stact is a modular wine rack that you hang on your wall. It's available in a number of different colours and textures, and the panels can be adapted to any space. What's important

Published on: November 21st, 2012 Brian Jackson

SalesChoice readies all-Canadian alternative to

As the President and CEO of a small company, Camille Peters feels like her time is stretched pretty thin, and she especially felt like she didn’t have time to endlessly fill out all

Published on: November 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Four Canadians finalists for 2012 Adobe design awards

Nov. 12 update: Adobe has announced the 2012 winners and they can be viewed in an online gallery. Canadian prize winners include Hector Herrera from OCAD University and Richelle Rogers from a joint-program

Published on: November 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Apple imitator ‘Goophone’ highlights IP challenges in China

In China, you can buy iPhone 5 knockoffs before the Apple release this month.  The “Goophone” looks remarkably like the iPhone 5 with the big caveat that it runs the Android OS. Apple,

Published on: September 17th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Microsoft’s new logo: community gives mixed reaction

Microsoft Corp. has updated its company logo for the first time since 1987.Computer users who've grown familiar with the bold-face, italicized black font will see a marked difference in the new logo featuring

Published on: August 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Why crowd design contests aren’t all bad

Two design contest Web sites have recently set up a local shop in Canada. Both DesignCrowd and 99designs have registered a dot-ca address to cater to the Canadian market within the past year.

Published on: July 24th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Apple patents utlrabook-style teardrop design

A Taiwanese government office is warning local PC vendors of a new Apple patent for its MacBook Air that could be used in legal action to try and stop the sale of ultrabook

Published on: July 4th, 2012 Michael Kan

ShopLocket lets ‘micro-retailers’ sell products online

New Toronto-based Web startup ShopLocket is launching an open beta of its product today that is designed to allow anyone to sell an item online with just a few minutes of setup and

Published on: April 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Wozniak dishes: I designed the products, Steve Jobs sold them

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak spoke to students at the University of Southern California about the company he started with Steve Jobs in the 1970s.Atthe presentation on 19 April, Wozniak revealed that he wasdesigning

Published on: April 24th, 2012 Ashleigh Allsopp

Adobe Flash CS 5.5 is ‘PowerPoint on steroids,’ student says

As a student in a Multimedia Design course, learning new software can be as intimidating as it is exciting. Such is the case with Flash CS5.5 made by Adobe Systems, which is one

Published on: October 28th, 2011 Brent Jackson