At Macworld 2007 Steve Jobs pulled the original iPhone from his pocket, held it up high above the stage, and showed off the app launcher-based Home screen... that's pretty much remained the same ever since. That's not entirely true, of course. Apple quickly added the ability to create WebClip icons for websites, and to re-arrange and delete them. With iOS 2 (iPhone OS 2) they added native apps to that mix. They increased the number of Home pages. They added Spotlight. They added wallpaper. With iOS 4 they layered in the multitasking fast app switcher. They layered in folders. The iPad, and the iPad alone, got landscape Home screen support. With iOS 5 they layered in Notification Center and Siri. Is it time for something more? Familiarity is a feature To a casual user -- someone who only makes calls, plays music, takes photographs, and runs the occasional app -- the iPhone today works almost exactly as it did back in 2007. Just like a casual Mac OS X user can ignore the Terminal, iOS … [Read more...] about iOS 6: Is it time for Apple to revamp the Home screen?
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One of the most frequent questions we're getting these days is how to close all apps at once -- basically how to force quit or kill every app from the new multitasking/fast app switcher dock Apple introduced in iOS 4 for iPhone and iPod touch and iOS 4.2 for iPad. The short answer is you don't need to. Really. If you've been worried about it, relax. It's all good. For the long answer, read on after the break! Multitasking is more of a marketing terms these days than a technical one. Don't think of your iPhone as a Windows or Mac OS X machine because it's not. It isn't Windows Mobile or even Android either. iOS doesn't work that way. It doesn't (most of the time) leave a bunch of rogue processes running in the background that have to be force-quit. iOS manages all that for you. Most applications, when you exit them, save their state and "go to sleep". So if you were playing a game or looking at Settings and then hit the home button or switch to another app, it keeps track of where you … [Read more...] about No, you don’t need to kill all apps on your iPhone or iPad
posted on 07 Oct 2013, 01:13 20 1. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011) ios 7 total failure ! posted on 07 Oct 2013, 01:34 29 6. SleepingOz (unregistered) You don't understand, this isn't a bug! This is a new iFeature! posted on 07 Oct 2013, 03:22 0 20. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013) How come this never happened on my ios 7 devices? This could be screenshot from a defective piece or may be even a photoshopped. Also if you put iPhone is edit mode (tap and hold an icon) the icons start shaking and in that mode an extra home screen is added so that we can move icons there so I think this is fake 21. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013) Also initially a new version of ios has few bugs but it can't have such bugs and until I don't experience it myself I will consider this picture an attempt to tarnish apples reputation. 30. LordDavon (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Sep 2011) … [Read more...] about Comments for : Home screen icons disappear on iOS 7?
As you might know, our team at PhoneArena definitely has a weakness for custom launchers. iPhones might be cool and all, but iOS isn't a system that is famous for being too flexible in terms of customization. When it comes to pimping up your home screen, no other platform does it better than Android! Google Play's vast inventory contains hundreds of third-party launchers, icon packs, widgets and other apps that can completely overhaul your stock UI and turn it into a personalized masterpiece that caters to your every need. With that in mind, we did our best to seep through all the content and show you our five favorite Android launchers, but during our research, we also discovered many other solid pieces of software that offer comparable amounts of customizability and are regularly updated with new features. Our research also got us thinking on how many different things you can actually do with these apps, and how many unique and beautiful home screens are out there.Do you use … [Read more...] about Android users, show us your custom home screens!
The most important thing to know about the new $229.99 Echo Show, an Alexa speaker with a screen, is what it doesn't do. You basically never need to tap the screen for anything, unless you really want to. There is not an "app store" where you hunt around for new things to add to your screen. It sits on your counter, answers your questions, sets your timers, and occasionally displays useful information. That's it, and that's great. Adding a screen to the speaker must have created a sore temptation for the product people at Amazon to ladle on more features and apps on top of what the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Tap can already accomplish. Instead of doing all that, Amazon appears to have focused on getting the stuff that already works on the Echo to work with a screen. Alexa is a platform now, and the Show is an attempt to build out that platform rather than glom another one onto it. The Echo Show is a character study in gadget restraint. The restraint extends to the physical design of … [Read more...] about Amazon Echo Show review: Alexa is even better on a screen