Brandon Live, on 09 October 2012 - 15:12, said:
This is not true. Apps can run in the background without being on the lock screen. My foursquare app uses a background task to provide tile updates and toast notifications based on your location. It does not request (or even support, so far anyway) being added to the lock screen.
Lock screen apps get additional background time and more triggers. But any app can run *some* background tasks. And if you're on AC power, any app can run quite a lot on periodic tasks (called "maintenance" tasks).
Also any app can use push and polling notifications, scheduled notifications, etc.
Well the problem is apps that do use the lock screen and run in the background are limited to 7 and there is no way to know whether an app will require such access until you try to enable its notifications and you get the error. That is not enough and means you have to micromanage your apps which is strange for a supposed desktop operating system.
mrp04, on 09 October 2012 - 15:52, said:
I don't really see the problem. If you want to get real work done you should use the desktop. Why would you need to have 7 metro apps running simultaneously?
Sure the limit is stupid, but I doubt it will affect most people. Someone will probably find a way around it, too.
What do you mean by "real work"? What is the point of using the OS if you don't use its features?