TeraTalks’ claim to fame is Aunt Tera’s opinions and perspectives, both on all things Apple, and on anything else that struck her fancy.
From time to time I get email which asks me for an opinion on this or that.
I’ve been somewhat hesitant to climb out on a limb; partly because it’s not my nature, and partly because I’d prefer not to be compared too quickly to my namesake, a far more experienced and opinionated lover of Apple products.
That said, here’s something Apple should steal from Microsoft.
Apple’s lock screen can hold a custom photo behind the unlock slider. And that’s it. That’s also crazy devoid of usefulness, so compare the iPhone’s screen to Windows Phone’s live tiles.
Hello? Is that not far more informative with a single glance? Even more so if the tiles are fully customizable, as they should be.
One quick glance coughs up information about missed calls, email inbox, weather, date and time, online game status and much more.
Live, customizable tiles need to be in iOS 7 and hooked into third party apps so we can choose what to put on the screen and where and what size.
Yes, I know Microsoft has been sued because of some silly copyright infringement over live tiles, but so what? Companies get sued all the time for trivial and inconsequential complaints. If Microsoft can come up with something that’s better than Apple’s own, why not a little tit for tat?
Oh, and Samsung should pay Apple the $1-billion owed for losing their patent lawsuit.