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    iBridge Baron
        iPad
 
            1. Login Screens:
            2. Crashing Tournaments:
            3. Bidding and Interpretation:
            4. "Running Low on System Resources" message, or " Game performance can be improved by closing applications running on the background" message:
            5. Online Game Reconnect-Restart Procedure, ... takes too long:
            6. No or very few tables!
            7. Disappearing Tables:
            8. Creating your Own Table or Joining one:
            9. Landscape View:
            10. Can options for ongoing competitions be added in order to motivate returning players?
            11. iBridge Baron and Learning Features:
            12. iBB Availability - Compatibility:
            13. Forgot Password? link not working
 

4. "Running Low on System Resources" message, or " Game performance can be improved by closing applications running on the background" message:
 
Clients commentary:

- game freezes a lot
- must kill the app, restart and loose the whole game
- messages received only once in a while verses too often

Solution:
The iPad / iPhone and iPod are extremely well designed devices, but still they share one short coming and that is RAM (memory used by the device to hold running Applications data). iPad has only 256MB, the new iPad 2 is with 512MB. iPod prior 4th Gen are with 128MB, iPhone Edge and 3G are with 128MB, iPhone 3GS is 256MB and iPhone 4 has 512MB. More that half of that is used by the iOS it self , so not much is left for applications and iBridgeBaron to play good bridge requires quite a bit.

- if the messages come up every once in a while, just press OK and continue playing; The message is there mainly to allow the device time to release unused RAM (if needed, versions of earlier that 2.1 will just crash if low RAM conditions are encountered.
- if the messages come up every few minutes, and one has iOS 4.2.x or 4.3.x, then what is needed is to learn How to close unused programs running minimized on the device's background. Why? - a closed application is never actually closed but rather send to the device's background (minimized), which can eventually drain good portion of the device's RAM (not the 32/64GB storage). One can close background applications by double pressing the device's HOME button. A line with wiggly icons appears on the bottom portion of the screen. Pressing and holding shortly on just one of the applications icons will display them all with a small red minus sign circle at their top left corners. Clicking on the minus signs permanently closes the minimized programs. When that is accomplished, one can safely return to the Bridge Baron game and enjoy it again.
- if one has iOS 3.2.x, then reboot the device. We strongly do recommend upgrading to iOS 4.3 It costs nothing!