In case you have been under a rock since (Tues evening in the UK or Wed morning in Aus)  or maybe in some foreign land so far far away from the Internet - let me be the first to tell you - the long awaited iPad IOS 4.2 is now available and it introduces at least 100 features.

  • so now go away, find your iPad, plug it in to your computer and launch iTunes -
  • if you don’t have an iPad but want one - then now you can go buy one
  • if you don’t have an iPad and are not interested in all things mac - ‘pfft’ i say to you

Want to know what else is in the IOS 4.2 update? Apple published a long list on their website. However I suspect that multi-tasking will be a concern, look at this short list of what Multitasking support is ready for third-party apps

  • Multitasking user interface to quickly move between apps, adjust screen brightness, control playback, lock screen-rotation, and manage print jobs

  • Support for audio apps to play in the background

  • VoIP apps can receive and maintain calls in the background or when device is asleep

  • Apps can monitor location and take action while running in the background

  • Alerts and messages can be pushed to apps using push and local notifications

  • Apps can complete tasks in the background


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Damien Saunders
An experienced management consultant and business leader interested in digital transformation, product centred design and scaled agile. If I'm not writing about living with UCTD (an autoimmune disease), I'm probably listening to music, reading a book or learning more about wine.
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