There's nothing worse than being in the middle of an action packed multiplayer shooter on your smartphone only to have someone call you right at the worst moment. You're immediately kicked out of the game you were playing, and if you're really unlucky that game will have reset, losing all your progress since the last save. It's an annoyance that's not just reserved for games, either, and something that many jailbreak tweaks on iOS have sought to correct.
Last month we brought you a proposed new way for Apple to handle notifications and popups inside iOS. Designed by Shawn Hickman, the system used the Spotlight page to list notifications ready for taking action on. We liked it, and we hoped Apple would use it when revamping notifications in iOS 5. But now there's a new kid on the block - and it's lovely.