Following the release of Facebook Home and the Graph Search Bar, Facebook has released a more striking and bold new logo. From the screenshot above, the right hand side is the new logo.
Apple has changed the iTunes 11 logo from black to silver, matching up with the logo’s existing outer border and with the design of the Mac App Store’s logo. This is the sixth time Apple has changed the iTunes logo.
Apple has released iTunes 11. The new software will feature a simpler and cleaner interface, iCloud integration for your music, movie and TV purchases, new sexy mini player, iTunes Store look more like the iOS 6 interface and more. Failed social network Ping will be removed from iTunes.
Apple iTunes Store is now expanded into 56 new countries on Tuesday, including Russia, India, South Africa and Turkey, nearly doubling its geographical reach. The expansion brings the iTunes Store to 119 countries. The Apple App Store is available in 155 countries.
Microsoft has cleaned up their logo by updating it before the launch of the new Windows 8 in October 26. The new logo shows the four coloured square on the left and the Microsoft text using Segoe font on the right. Microsoft intends to use the same logo for all their products, websites and stores.
Some critics are questioning the likeness to Apple’s clean logo and grey colour for the font.
From Microsoft blog:
It’s been 25 years since we’ve updated the Microsoft logo and now is the perfect time for a change. This is an incredibly exciting year for Microsoft as we prepare to release new versions of nearly all of our products. From Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8 to Xbox services to the next version of Office, you will see a common look and feel across these products providing a familiar and seamless experience on PCs, phones, tablets and TVs. This wave of new releases is not only a reimagining of our most popular products, but also represents a new era for Microsoft, so our logo should evolve to visually accentuate this new beginning.
Twitter has removed the title and reposition the bird in their new logo. Doug Bowman, the company’s creative director said, “From now on, this bird will be the universally recognizable symbol of Twitter. There’s no longer a need for text, bubbled typefaces, or a lowercase ‘t’ to represent Twitter.”
Check out the video for more info on the new Twitter logo.
Microsoft dramatically redesigned the Windows 8 logo to make it more bland and looks like a window. Microsoft hired high-powered design consultancy Pentagram to come up with the new look. And it looks like it is waste of money. What do you think of the new Windows 8 logo?
Google updates the Chrome browser and at the same time ditched the 3d logo to a much more pleasing looking new logo. Do you like it?
Chrome has improved significantly since it was first released in 2008. We’re working on refreshing the icon to better represent the speed and simplicity of the modern browser and operating system.
Just like how Apple has refreshes the iTunes logo recently, Microsoft has done the same with their upcoming Internet Explorer 9. Microsoft is aiming for a lighter weight and fresh modern look of Internet Explorer 9.
From Microsoft blog:
To reflect this in the logo, we focused on revealing only what is essential, reducing ornamentation that might call undue attention to the logo itself. To indicate speed and fluidity we applied more subtle shading and bevels than the IE 8 logo. The effect is an overall flatter and more lightweight appearance. To stay true to the Windows 7 aesthetic, we chose fresh colors and shades to complement the Windows 7 color schemes that IE9 is built on.
Firefox will be using a new logo for version 3.5. It looks similar to the current one but it has some subtle changes. More depth and more fiery!
Source: New Firefox Icon