I have my PlayBook set to use "Showcase" mode, this is where apps really multitask. For example, you can have Reader's digest have the magazine download in the background, while I browse the web or Play a game.
In default mode, that doesn't work as the applications pause when aren't fullscreen.
"Showcase" mode is what really unlocks the power of the PlayBook. Any one using "Showcase" mode?
I can honestly say I have never put my PB in Showcase mode once. I've had it out showing many people and blew some minds. The best was showing my father... everything I showed him, he was flabbergasted! He want's one!
Any who I'm going to be out all weekend showing this baby off... I'll put it in Showcase mode and give it a shot... obviously I was missing something. I'll report back on Monday and let you know if it makes a difference.
I'm currently on Default. Apps like slacker radio and music still play in the background when it's set on Default. I turn showcase on when it's time to show it off to someone. I always thought Showcase would drain the battery more, can anyone confirm this?
The showcase mode was used continually in sales demos leading up to launch. Kinda like a wow feature. Is there any real world use or need to have the apps playing in tiny windows besides to impress people? As mentioned music doesnt need a window(or card) open.
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