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Why the iPhone is worse than a BlackBerry

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I love my iPhone. In fact, I’ve loved every iPhone Apple has launched since the first model was unveiled in 2007. Slowly but surely, Apple has introduced new features and eliminated upon almost every major gripe people had with iOS to push the limits of what we expect from...
Why the iPhone is worse than a BlackBerry

HTC confirms One X multitasking tweaks in Sense 4

www.engadget.com
There's been quite a bit of brouhaha over at xda-developers lately about changes HTC's made to the way multitasking behaves on the One X compared to stock Ice Cream Sandwich. We're not just talking about obvious UI differences here -- Sense 4's horizontal, card-like arrangement vs. Android 4.0's default...
HTC confirms One X multitasking tweaks in Sense 4

Windows 8 power management will 'focus on the foreground'

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In the latest blog in Microsoft's excellent series on Windows 8 development, the company goes into detail on its new operating system's power management practices. There's an intense amount of detail, but Microsoft focused on the concept of "focus on the foreground" — Metro apps will act much like...
Windows 8 power management will 'focus on the foreground'

How Glancee And Highlight Are Fixing Those Background Location And Notification Problems

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Somewhere off in the future, there will be a mobile app that shows you all of the nearby people who you might find interesting — without you having to click a single button to check in. But we’re not there yet, as thousands of South By Southwest attendees have been...
How Glancee And Highlight Are Fixing Those Background Location And Notification Problems
HTC: One X multitasking is 'operating normally,' but tweaked for Sense

Apple iPhone OS 4: Everything you need to know in one handy list

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We’re updating as new info comes in, please bear with us.After months of speculation and rumors, Apple’s newest OS has finally arrived. The iPhone OS 4.0, which will release in late June, was announced today.Analysis can come later, but for now here’s what we know.MultitaskingThe OS will support multitasking. Jobs claims...
Apple iPhone OS 4: Everything you need to know in one handy list

Memory Matters

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Being a study of trade-offs in the design of mobile devices, with a view to avoiding dystopias and promoting creativity. The current tempest-in-a-teapot about background apps (Androids do, Apples don’t) is instructive. Robert Love’s Why the iPad and iPhone don’t Support Multitasking is useful in explaining why this is...
Memory Matters

★ Mobile Multitasking

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Daniel Eran Dilger at Apple Insider: Other platforms have enabled multitasking by simply allowing any number of apps to run. This results in a mess for users because it’s up to them to manage which apps are running out of control or needlessly chewing up resources in the background. Android...
★ Mobile Multitasking

Can You Hear Me Now? Check This Crowd-Sourced Mobile Coverage Map

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Have you ever found yourself wondering why your friend hasn't called - even though they promised - only to realize you've been sitting in the cellular equivalent of the Dead Sea for the past hour and a half? Sometimes, it just happens that the spot you decided to wait out...
Can You Hear Me Now? Check This Crowd-Sourced Mobile Coverage Map

Enjoy background audio with MLB's At Bat

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Filed under: Multimedia, iPhone, iPod touchAs if I weren't excited enough to buy Major League Baseball's (MLB) iPhone app At Bat (here's an example of my previous gushing), they've added a new feature that makes it easy to listen to games while using other apps. While Apple doesn't allow 3rd...
Enjoy background audio with MLB's At Bat
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?