It is hard to imagine that someone who is a diehard iOS fan might be looking forward to the Windows 8 launch. However, a technology geek must look forward to new emerging trends when it is all about technology. 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 grab the attention of Apple users worldwide.
Snap Screen Functionality
Snap Screen’s functionality allows users to add a second app that can be included at the screen edge for a quick view. It also gives you an idea of two different apps on the screen. One app occupies three-quarters of the screen; the second is open on the screen and shown as a narrow strip. This way, you can easily choose to display any app in a larger view; you can swap them across and exchange content from one app to another.
Other things like icon tiles defined in different colors are easy to recognize for a user and make 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
Live Tiles’ feature allows for displaying dynamic slideshows of images and other content. Live Tiles is about showing updated information on the screen, including the latest news headlines and weather forecasts. Additionally, you can resize and customize these to your convenience, World Update Reviews.
Though there is not much user choice for iOS, the display design seems so much to be symmetrical. However, with Microsoft, you can even accommodate third-party apps along with those 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 view of the entire screen and the apps. This way, you can easily navigate to another view within seconds. This Zoom functionality also works with calendar entries to view the monthly overview easily.
You can adjust the app settings without having to close it. The app’s settings come inbuilt along with the app; this way, you can make relevant settings while already using it. This can be done by going to the Charms bar within the app itself and then to Settings, where you get the options to make relevant app settings.
It is not so convenient when it comes to iOS-powered devices. To make 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 of a 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, you can easily do so with Windows 8, and the results that it fetches will baffle you. 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 you want. 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 can easily look for file attachments, even within e-mail messages.
When searching for iOS, you will only be given selective values to search for. Take, for example, the same word Jaguar 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,wenables displaying morerowser content. It would help if you invoked the address bar and tabs. Until then, they will stay hidden from view. You can also utilize integrated search located in the address bar, Flip Ahead. This allows a user to zip past through pages with just a finger. Additionally, the IE seemed much faster with the new UI and fetched faster results.