Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th May 2014 16:58 UTC
Apple

iOS 8 is likely to supercharge the functionality of Apple's iPad with a new split-screen multitasking feature, according to sources with knowledge of the enhancement in development. These people say that the feature will allow iPad users to run and interact with two iPad applications at once. Up until now, each iPad application either developed by Apple or available on the App Store is only usable individually in a full-screen view.

The ability to use multiple applications simultaneously on a tablet's display takes a page out of Microsoft's playbook. Microsoft's Surface line of tablets has a popular "snap" multitasking feature that allows customers to snap multiple apps onto the screen for simultaneous usage. The feature is popular in the enterprise and in environments where users need to handle multiple tasks at the same time.

No, this is not a "page out of Microsoft's playbook". What is wrong with these people that features that have been part of computing for decades are now magically new just because they're on a mobile device?

Please, stop this madness.

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by thegman on Wed 14th May 2014 00:09 UTC
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No, this is not a "page out of Microsoft's playbook". What is wrong with these people that features that have been part of computing for decades are now magically new just because they're on a mobile device?

Please, stop this madness.


You can make people believe whatever you want. It's just a waste of energy to get annoyed and upset about stuff like this. Let's be clear, Thom, I completely agree with you, what's passing for new and innovative these days it's the weakest it's been in the history of computing, but the marketing is by far the strongest.

I think nowadays if you want something new and innovative in computing, you're going to need to do it yourself.

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