Google’s logo gets redesigned for the Alphabet era

Search giant Google unveiled an updated version of its logo today, which last saw a significant change back in 1999.
The redesigned logo was done to mark a new era for Google, the company said in its announcement. Last month Google Inc. restructured and rebranded as Alphabet — a holding company that owns a slightly slimmed down version of Google as well as several other organizations like Nest, Google X, and Calico. The company states: “As you’ll see, we’ve taken the Google logo and branding, which were originally built for a single desktop browser page, and updated them for a world of seamless computing across an endless number of devices and different kinds of inputs (such as tap, type and talk).”
The new logo should debut across all of Google’s products and services in the near future, the company said. Check out the video embedded below for a quick look at all the past versions.

Logos Software Takes a Leap of Faith to the Mac

Logos Bible Software shipped the first version of its Bible study software 18 years ago in December 1991 for the, at that time, brand new Windows operating system. Last year, Logos finally released version 1.0 of its software for the Mac and its story provides a great example of the growth of the Mac market and the strength of the platform.

Just recently, Logos introduced an alpha release of version 4 which introduces feature parity with all 100+ new features in the Windows version. Along with a new iPhone app, Logos is making a big commitment to the Mac platform and it appears to be paying off.

The exciting bit here is not so much another software release on the Mac, but the story of how one company made the move from Windows only to embrace the Mac and the iPhone. Read More about Logos Software Takes a Leap of Faith to the Mac

Logos for the iPhone: Portable Biblical Heaven

Carrying physical scripture with you can be challenging, especially when you consider the sheer physical space a Bible or many Bibles require. Thankfully, there are options now available for portable scripture. And, one of the most recent newcomers for the iPhone is Logos Bible Software.

Logos is considered one of the premier Bible study software companies, especially if you own a PC. Its desktop Macintosh offering is still in alpha, however its iPhone App is really something you should consider.

Why? The biggest benefit is that the app is free and that it has a plethora of features that make it really shine. Read More about Logos for the iPhone: Portable Biblical Heaven

3D Graphics/Animation App Blender Gets an Upgrade

In early April, I wrote about Blender, a free, robust open-source application that can be used for 3D modeling, eye-catching logos and other still graphics. As we covered on OStatic, Blender is now out in a much-improved version 2.49. You can find announcements of the many new features here, and videos of the new features in action here. There is a lot to like.

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