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Unless you jailbreak and enable multitasking like we do today and it works just fine. What your suggesting is pretty much already in the iPhone OS. There's nothing stopping a developer from having the state saved and on relaunch resuming where the app was left off. This would be more efficient than paging the entire app so it can resume in process. BUT this doesn't resolve one of the biggest desires for 3rd party multitasking, and that is to actually have apps running...
"On the iPhone, scaling down several screen views to fit into the relatively small display would be problematic, and apps never have multiple windows" Apps can have multiple windows. See Safari. But yes, it really should be an app switcher and not provide navigation into individual windows. Personally, I love the way multitasking works with jailbroken iPhones and SBSettings. First, I love SBSettings to begin with and really hope Apple implements something like...
The iMac came out in 1998 without a floppy drive and without a writable CD drive. It wasn't until 2001 that they shipped with writable optical drives. Worse, it didn't initially include FireWire, and USB was only 1.1. This meant that while there were a few external USB 1.1 CD drives available, they were painfully slow and very unreliable. You could buy an external USB 1.1 floppy drive, and it worked quite well...as far as floppy drives went. For the most part, people...
Can someone please explain how Verizon still insists upon controlling the customer experience? I know they used to be painfully awful in this regard, but am I missing something with what they're doing in regards to controlling the customer experience with say the Droid?
Why? Radio Shack actually sells some pretty decent things now days...like iPods and iPhones. Radio Shack has a really bad rep for crappy products and brands (I'm looking at you Tandy), but there are a lot of Shack locations around America in small towns where that's the local store for electronics. They had been selling other phones for other carriers, but now provide a location in a lot of town where an Apple Store is nowhere around. The location presence means a lot...
Everything you posted contradicts what I've seen with the Core 2010 processors or takes what I said out of context: "Well no again. The GPU is still a second chip mounted along side a CPU chip. This makes the solution a multichip module. The only manufacture with a publicly offered up road map for a x86 SoC as you describe is AMD/ATI." The point is that the graphic chip is on the same module (45nm for the graphics and 32nm for the CPU). I was there for the launch and saw...
There's a lot of misinformation here. First, the Core 2010 series has integrated graphics which offer advantages over the current NVIDIA integrated graphics in the existing MacBook & MacBook Pros. The Intel integrated graphics improves things by first shrinking the die to 45nm. It's then placed on the chip itself making it an SOC. This eliminates bandwidth and control overhead as well as making it more power and heat efficient. People are confusing "discrete...
Thanks, I will. I getting ready to go to Europe for a while, so I'm hoping to buy a 13" for ultra-portability. It's really pretty amazing how convenient those little suckers are. And then I'll want to get a bigger Mac as well, but I need the 13" before my trip. My fear is that as soon as I leave they'll announce the new Core 2010s, and I will have just missed it by days.
It's simple really. I have a MacBook Pro from 2006. It's long since overdue to be replaced. I say this because the cost in lost productivity is greater than the cost of a new, more powerful, MacBook Pro. Now I could buy a Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro today, or wait for a Core 2010 series processor. Apple, if history is any indication, will most likely keep the pricing line-up about the same (maybe a little cheaper). A Core 2010 series is going to run faster *and* more...
I don't know if sales are "stalling" overall, but count me as someone who's growing increasingly impatient waiting for a Core 2010 MacBook Pro. That being said, I'm sure they'll be well worth the wait.
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