Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2012 09:23 UTC
Apple "I've been developing a new tweak for iPads called Quasar. Quasar is a tweak that allows you to run your apps in windows in your iPad. Just like in a window-based operating system, you can resize, move, close or full-screen windows." This is really, really cool - and quite useful, too, especially for iPhone-only applications. It's in the Cydia Store for $9.99.
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Forward into the past!
by BallmerKnowsBest on Mon 30th Apr 2012 21:04 UTC
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Using the first few versions of iOS was liking taking a timewarp back to the DOS days: only one fullscreen app or document at a time, and opening anything else meant first going back to the home screen (the iOS equivalent of the C prompt).

When Apple added the "Playskool My First Multi-tasking" features in later versions, it still like using DOS - but with one of those TSR hacks that let you switch between multiple programs without having to exit back to the C prompt (even though inactive programs just had their state saved and didn't really run in the background, just like in iOS).

And this hack brings iOS up to the level of Windows 2.0. At this rate, it will only take Apple another 6 or 7 years to get iOS on par with Windows 95!

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