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Old 09-05-2013, 18:00
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I came across a mention on another thread of apps being minimised rather than stopped. A google search supports this, but I couldn't find any detail.

So does pressing the 'home' key merely minimise the app you're running, and not close it? If so, does this have any effects on performance of the next app you open?

For example, if you had an app which did some mathematical calculation, would it continue doing this after you pressed the home button?

And would this mean that pressing the 'home' key twice shows running apps, not merely the last few you used?
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Old 09-05-2013, 18:25
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In iOS, most apps are 'paused' and you can return later, but no the calculation wouldn't normally continue. Some are allowed background access for example, to play music.
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Old 10-05-2013, 00:00
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In iOS, most apps are 'paused' and you can return later, but no the calculation wouldn't normally continue. Some are allowed background access for example, to play music.
Thanks, that makes sense. I had noticed, when playing around with a radio app, that the broadcast stayed on when I closed the app, unless you stopped it first.

So there's no point in actually stopping a 'paused' app by holding it till it 'wiggles'and pressing the 'minus' sign? Something I came across while googling.
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Old 10-05-2013, 00:27
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Doing that should free up memory if it's running slow, because there's less to keep track of. It's kind-of like a semi-background system, apps are kept alive but paused where they left off. In theory you shouldn't need to close anything down, but I have noticed slowdowns rarely and that helped.
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:17
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Thanks oneone. I think everything runs at an acceptable speed, so I'll just leave things as they are.
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Old 10-05-2013, 16:55
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For example, if you had an app which did some mathematical calculation, would it continue doing this after you pressed the home button?
You need a PC or Android for that. Obviously a PC is most likely to have the app for that sort of job.
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Old 10-05-2013, 23:47
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You need a PC or Android for that. Obviously a PC is most likely to have the app for that sort of job.
No, I don't need anything like that, the question was purely hypothetical.
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Old 11-05-2013, 00:53
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You need a PC or Android for that. Obviously a PC is most likely to have the app for that sort of job.
Or a Mac
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:48
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He's anti-Apple.
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:39
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Wow mac owners hate being left out don't they....lol
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:21
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Well, I considered a Mac a PC in that reply and maybe wrongly assumed most also do.
I'm not sure if that is anti or pro Mac.

I shoved Android in because whilst I consider Android as PC it ain't yet the norm to do so.
I'm not actually anything, but obviously we all get be viewed as something.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:25
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Well, I considered a Mac a PC in that reply and maybe wrongly assumed most also do.
I'm not sure if that is anti or pro Mac.

I shoved Android in because whilst I consider Android as PC it ain't yet the norm to do so.
I'm not actually anything, but obviously we all get be viewed as something.
It isn't the norm to refer to a Mac as a PC either.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:32
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I think everyone knew what alan was referring to. Other than the macalites it seems.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:52
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I think everyone knew what alan was referring to. Other than the macalites it seems.
Based on his anti-Apple posting history and based on the fact that Macs are not referred to as PCs, I don't see how you arrived at that conclusion.

And why do you feel the need to call people "macalites?"
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:10
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Amazing. A simple question about whether a mobile OS has background tasks has reverted to Mac v Windows. Only on DS. *rolleyes*

I knew what he meant. PC = Personal Computer. It's a catch-all term for a desktop or laptop, fully versatile computing device. The term itself should be platform agnostic.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:19
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Amazing. A simple question about whether a mobile OS has background tasks has reverted to Mac v Windows. Only on DS. *rolleyes*

I knew what he meant. PC = Personal Computer. It's a catch-all term for a desktop or laptop, fully versatile computing device. The term itself should be platform agnostic.
And now you've brought religion into it.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:22
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Haha... can someone please mention the nazis and then we'll have the set?
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:47
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Amazing. A simple question about whether a mobile OS has background tasks has reverted to Mac v Windows. Only on DS. *rolleyes*

I knew what he meant. PC = Personal Computer. It's a catch-all term for a desktop or laptop, fully versatile computing device. The term itself should be platform agnostic.
Of course it should be, but it simply isn't.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:56
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In this context it most definitely was. It was shorthand for "computer or Android device".

But since this is a pointless argument, I'll only be returning to laugh at anyone continuing it rather than join in
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:16
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In this context it most definitely was. It was shorthand for "computer or Android device".
No, and I explained why.

But since this is a pointless argument, I'll only be returning to laugh at anyone continuing it rather than join in
Right.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:27
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And why do you feel the need to call people "macalites?"
It suited the mood I was in at the time. No real offence meant. It is just so funny to me how some apple fans get upset at times. Its like nobody has any right to slate the product they paid so much for. In this case it was for daring not to mention a mac and then the how dare u call a mac a pc.
Im actually disappointed I wasn't dug up for not capitalizing the m of mac, as that also upsets. I even got dug up before about asking a question about an ipod touch cause I dared to shorten it to itouch.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:30
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It isn't the norm to refer to a Mac as a PC either.
We certainly don't give Windows exclusivity to the word PC, we say Windows PC.
What on earth would that make Linux then?
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Old 11-05-2013, 13:20
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We certainly don't give Windows exclusivity to the word PC, we say Windows PC.
What on earth would that make Linux then?
The thread is about ipad mini, please keep to the topic!
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Old 11-05-2013, 14:18
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The thread is about ipad mini, please keep to the topic!
Yeh,

very PC.
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