It is hard to imagine that someone who is a diehard fan of iOS might actually be looking forward to the Windows 8 launch. However, when it is all about technology then it is imperative for a technology geek to look forward to new emerging trends. Now the question is in what ways Windows 8 is better than iOS. Let us find out the special unique features offered by Windows 8 that may help in grabbing the attention of Apple users worldwide.
Snap Screen Functionality
The functionality of Snap Screen allows a user to add a second app that can be included at the screen edge for the quick view. It also gives you the view of two different apps displayed on the screen. One app occupies a three-quarter part on the screen, the second app is open on the screen is displayed as a narrow strip. This way you can easily choose to display any app in a larger view, you can swap them across and even exchange content from one app to another.
Other things like icon tiles that are defined in different colors are easy to recognize for a user and makes the home screen attractive. Additionally, the inclusion of multitasking ability with system-wide inclusion is something to watch out for.
Live updates and Ariel view
The feature of Live Tiles allows in displaying slideshows of images and other content that is dynamic in nature. Live Tiles is all about displaying updated information on the screen including the latest news headlines and the weather forecast. Additionally, you can resize these and customize it to your convenience.
Though there is not much of user choice when it comes to iOS the display design seems so much to be in symmetry. However, with Microsoft, you have the choice of even accommodating third party apps along with those that are already installed on your system or device. Interestingly for user convenience, there are other things like semantic zoom functionality. All you need to do is touch the screen using your two fingers and squeeze it closed. Now you get an overall Ariel like a view of the entire screen and the apps. This way you can easily navigate to another view within a few seconds. This zoom functionality also works with calendar entries wherein you can easily view the monthly overview.
You can adjust the app settings without having to close it. The app’s settings come inbuilt along with the app, this way while you are already using it you can make relevant settings. This can be done by going to the Charms bar that is located within the app itself and then going to Settings where you get the options to make relevant app settings.
It is not so convenient when it comes to iOS powered devices. For making adjustments in an app, you first need to leave the app and then go to settings and again search for the app name that requires adjustment. This sure does seem a hell lot of work, to begin with. Therefore, here it is done the simple way with Windows 8.
If you are looking for a specific file then you can easily do so with Windows 8 and the results that it fetches will baffle you. The reason being, as soon as you start searching for a specific file say, Jaguar you will see an entire list generated that contains the word Jaguar. From this list, you can easily pick the file that you are looking for. Even if the file is just an image file you will get the list including all the file types like image, multimedia, music, document and other files. This way you will be easily able to look for file attachments even within e-mail messages.
When you are conducting a search in iOS, you will only be given selective values to search for. Take for example the same word Jaguar that you are looking for, the search results will only be able to display apps by the same name including calendar entries and notes. You do not get the full file search system here.
The IE or Internet Explorer looks much better than Safari. The tabs and address bar are practically hidden in Windows 8 that enables in displaying more of browser content. You need to invoke the address bar and tabs, until then they will stay hidden from the view. You can also utilize integrated search located in the address bar, Flip Ahead. This allows a user to zip the past through pages with just a swipe of the finger. Additionally, the IE seemed much faster with the new UI and it seemed to fetch faster results.
All the above-given functionalities and the amazing features come handy when you are using a tab with Windows 8 enabled software especially. However, the dilemma to choose to go with this new refreshing change from iOS is totally your own.
She is a Technology writer who is keen on any new emerging technology updates. She is working with Qresolve as a Technical Support Engineer. Semeli Karen McPherson has been offering online tech support to global customers for issues related to laptops, desktops, Mac and devices including iPods, tablets, iPhones, computer support and more. She caters to the segment of core technology and provides viable solutions to any issues related to technology and software. Her expertise and skills in handling key technology issues are immaculate and quick result bearing. Through her articles and postings, she aims to provide knowledge and solutions to common technology issues that a user faces.