Apple iOS 13 to Finally Bring Dark Mode & New Volume HUD to iPhone

Apple is slated to introduce iOS 13 at WWDC in June, and 9to5Mac has shared new details about what to expect for the next operating system. The report cites sources that are familiar with the matter, along with contribution from developer Steve Troughton-Smith.

The report claims that a system wide Dark Mode is coming to the iPhone and iPad with iOS 13. This feature was previously introduced on macOS Mojave last summer. In addition, the report says that there will be improved multitasking on the iPad with iOS 13, including support for multiple windows and stackable cards in apps.

9to5Mac points out, “Each window will also be able to contain sheets that are initially attached to a portion of the screen, but can be detached with a drag gesture, becoming a card that can be moved around freely, similar to what an open-source project called “PanelKit” could do. These cards can also be stacked on top of each other, and use a depth effect to indicate which cards are on top and which are on the bottom. Cards can be flung away to dismiss them.”

iOS 13 will reportedly feature a new volume HUD to replace the current design which obstructs half of the screen’s view. iPads are also expected to receive a new standard undo gesture, as an alternative to the shake-to-undo. The report claims the new gesture is activated via a three-finger tap on the keyboard area.

Other additional gestures are expected to be introduced with iOS 13, such as allowing a selection of multiple items in table views and collection views. Users will be able to “drag with multiple fingers on a list or collection of items to draw a selection, similar to clicking and dragging in Finder on the Mac.”

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Mercedes-Benz Debuts Spacious Seven-Seater Compact SUV

After recently debuting its first-ever all-electric race carMercedes-Benz now transitions by unveiling a new compact SUV with the Concept GLB. With seating for up to seven occupants, the GLB is being pegged as a sporty all-rounder, standing out due to its spaciousness with a robust character.

“The Concept GLB is a durable and practical SUV with nonetheless compact dimensions. Whether it is a generous, seven-seater family vehicle or a versatile leisure time companion: we are certain that this concept will be of great interest to our customers,” says Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz cars sales.

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Kwangho Lee and Wang & Söderström Bring Dreamy Seascapes to Milan Design Week

The relationship between the Moon, Earth, and Sun is explored in “Tides,” a dreamy exhibition at Milan Design Week created in collaboration by South Korean designer Kwangho Lee and Danish art and design practice Wang & Söderström.

The exhibition space has been crafted to look like an ethereal, underwater landscape and delivers visitors the opportunity to examine the hidden terrains usually revealed by changes in the tide, walking through the space as colors and shapes transform around them.

The showcase includes 100 interlinking, modular stools designed by Lee, titled The Moment of Eclipse, while Wang & Söderström present coral-inspired sculptural vessels.

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Louis Vuitton Presents Its Newest Objets Nomades at Fuorisalone 2019

The latest additions to Louis Vuitton‘s Objets Nomades collection has been unveiled at the Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan at Fuorisalone 2019.

Ten new travel-inspired objects from both new and established Objets Nomades design partners are on display. Objects from the newcomers include a glass-topped, oval dining table with a hollow base covered in beige leather with a blue Louis Vuitton lacquer interior, and a tripartite screen of woven leather in mesmerizing colors and patterns.

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