The ability to switch between applications is a feature we expect at all levels. Windows does it. macOS does it. Linux does it. Android does it. And iOS, well, iOS did pretty well. But not anymore.
OS 13.2 is a pretty solid version. The performance is good. The stability is almost perfect. And the battery life is okay.
However, in terms of memory management, iOS 13.2 – and iPadOS 13.2 for iPad – is bad. Really bad. Terrible bad.
So what’s the problem? In simple terms, you start an application, you work – for example, you load a page, a document, or a function to fill the application – and then switch to another application. OK, so far, so good. Now try switching to the first application and see what happens.
If you are lucky, the first application will start and you will return to your starting point. With iOS 13, however, it’s more than likely that the app will be charged and you’ve lost what you’ve done. iOS has never really been good between applications in multitasking – it always had to tend to forget what apps made in the background – but iOS and iOS 13.2 13 took it to new heights.
From time to time, multitasking has become boring and a constant source of frustration and irritation. This has happened with different applications on different platforms. It is not limited to specific applications or devices.
The problem seems to be widespread.
The problem seems to be due to storage management issues because iOS does not keep the application information in memory long enough when it is sent in the background. This could be a bug or a feature, and Apple would be too aggressive to maximize the RAM size available for foreground applications to improve performance.
iOS does not have the basic functionality you expect from a modern operating system.
On the iPhone, this bug is very annoying, but on the iPad, a platform that Apple has to replace a laptop – presumably Windows or MacOS and capable of running properly multitasking – is a very big embarrassing failure. Not only that, it’s also a big disappointment for those who have invested money in the iOS platform.
The fact that Apple has not identified and solved this blatant issue suggests that the company is not taking the needs of serious, professional and high-end users seriously. It is therefore difficult to recommend the platform to professionals who want to do real work with it.
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Pixel 4 Gets Sweet New Motion Sense Gesture for the First Time
An surprising shock confirmed up on my Pixel four XL at the moment with the replace to Android 11: a brand new Movement Sense gesture. I used to be strolling by way of setup of my Pixel four XL after flashing the Android 11 Developer Preview after I seen a brand new transfer being hinted at. For the primary time for the reason that telephone’s launch again in November of final yr, Google added one other new strategy to work together hands-free together with your telephone.
The brand new Fast Gesture is a pause/play motion that allows you to make a movement together with your hand towards your show. As a substitute of swiping side-to-side to alter tracks like you may have been capable of do, you now hover your hand over the Pixel four show, then wave ahead towards the gadget. The primary wave pauses, whereas repeating the transfer resumes playback.
To entry it on a Pixel four or Pixel four XL, you’ll head into Settings>System>Movement Sense. Assuming you up to date to Android 11 and accomplished any of the newest app updates obtainable on Google Play, you need to see the “Pause music” choice. Flip it on and get to waving.
Snap’s newest AR filter makes floors full of lava (or water)
Snapchat’s augmented actuality Lenses are already in a position to acknowledge landmarks,and play video games. A brand new set of ground-sensing filters are going to make landscapes begin trying bizarre, too.
I took a take a look at two of Snap’s new Lenses, one which makes flooring filled with lava and one which makes all the things look flooded. The impact stretches out fairly far, however not infinitely, and transferring round causes the impact to redraw in new areas. The water impact was notably efficient: It seems like a bizarre workplace mirage.
Floor segmentation Lenses, as Snapchat refers to them, shall be issues that different individuals in Snap’s Lens Studio will be capable of construct on prime of. So, you’ll be able to most likely count on AR rivers of cheese, fields of mice, large screaming mouths in your carpet or perhaps entire little mini-cities. Manufacturers remodeling your carpet. Coloration-changing rainbow walkways or a yellow brick highway. I may go on.
Snap and Fb’s Instagram AR results are already constructing massive libraries of community- and influencer-created filters. Finally, these AR instruments are most likely going to increase to blanket all issues and finally transfer into AR glasses. For now, take a look at your telephone… and the ground.