Jimmy Wales must be chortling into his cheerios when he sees how his baby called Wikipedia has influenced so many areas of life, both online and offline. Despite the fact that Wikipedia seems to be on a neverending begging quest for donations, it is still the number one dominant site when it comes to reference articles, winning pub quizzes, cheating at homework assignments and assassinating 244 year old print encyclopedias.
One thing that Apple did right when they copied Android’s excellent notifications drawer feature was its ability to work even with full-screen apps such as games, video players and alternative browsers. By default, Android doesn’t give you this option. If you’re inside a full-screen app and wish to see the time or the latest notifications, you are forced to exit the app and then pull the notification drawer from the homescreen. It’s inelegant, ugly and simply makes for an inconsistent user-experience.
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