Chrome: New Tab Page replaces Chrome's default new tab with one that includes weather, news headlines, frequently visited sites, and a larger Google search bar at the top. It's not a perfect replacement for iGoogle (scheduled to shut down later this year), but it's a start.
Some of the information that New Tab Page populates is already in Chrome's (beta and dev) latest new tab page layout: the search bar with buttons for commonly-visited sites is already available. New Tab Page takes the number of buttons from four to six, and moves the search bar to the top of the page so local weather, news, and installed apps and extensions are just beneath.
You'll have to click "Use current location" to get local weather the first time you open a new tab, but from there it'll remember where you live. It's not perfect: we'd like to see more cards available, maybe Gmail or social networks, but for the time being, it's a far sight better than the current new tab page. Hit the link below to give it a try.
It's hardly a secret that the computer-buying public hasn't fallen head over heels for the Windows 8 start screen. In fact, a whole cottage industry has sprung up around returning Windows to its version-7 glory. The latest rumors indicate that Microsoft may be moving to squash these apps, by enabling 8.1 to boot directly to the desktop and reinstating the start button. Code recently dug up in a DLL, buried within the bowels of a leaked version of Windows Blue strongly suggests that this relatively minor revision of the desktop and tablet OS could offer users a way to skip the live tiles and go right to the familiar UI of Windows past. An entry for "CanSuppressStartScreen" was found by quite a few different forum users in the TwinUI.dll file. Unfortunately, we were unable to confirm this ourselves. While there's no hard evidence for a return of the start button just yet, the reliable Mary Jo Foley has heard from at least one source that Redmond is considering bringing the little logo orb back. Of course, nothing is certain yet. There's no guarantee that either feature will actually make it into the final version of Windows 8.1, but we're sure at least a few of you have your fingers crossed.
As you can see, Bianco’s concept includes a new take on widgets. In addition, it includes different Download and Shelf features. The concept also brings OS X Mission Control to iOS.
Recently, we heard that iOS 7 was behind schedule. At the same time, we heard that Apple’s next iOS may include a systemwide UI redesign. While we wait, tell us what you think of this latest iOS 7 concept.