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[aprssig] APRS software capability ideas. . .

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Mon Apr 12 15:51:29 UTC 2010


Just keep in mind that the multi-tasking announced for iPhone 4.0 isn't 
really multi-tasking by the purest definition.  It is best described as 
"limited" or "controlled" multi-tasking as described at 
http://www.gearlog.com/2010/04/apple_adds_iphone_multi-taskin.php

"Apple and company CEO Steve Jobs finally went and did it, they added 
Multitasking--of a sort--to the iPhone OS. It's not a pure-play, mind 
you. In iPhone OS 4 there are now certain services that developers can 
access to run processes in the background. Jobs is promising that this 
will protect performance and battery life."

Remember, Apple was the original consumer PC that touted "cooperative" 
multi-tasking on their original Macs.  Just because they use a word that 
has an accepted definition, doesn't mean that they're meaning the full 
definition of that word.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32 - 
True multi-tasking OSes

Gregg Wonderly wrote:
> Several things Wes.  The iPhone 4.0 OS announcement has been made and 
> includes multi-tasking, out this summer.  There are some smaller wifi 
> capable boxes available.  One, that is packaged, read to go, of course 
> would be the Mac-Mini.  It's still a bit pricey for me, but it really 
> is a complete computer.  There will continue to be some more 
> developments I am sure.
>
> I too am wondering what the deal is about the blue tooth stacks not 
> being completely in place for data in and data out.
>
> Gregg Wonderly
>




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