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Frustrated that your iPad has all that screen real estate, but you still have to use one app at a time? That won't be a problem when iOS 9 arrives -- Apple has revealed that its new mobile software will bring side-by-side app multitasking to its tablets. The feature will let you display two live a...

June 8th 2015 at 2:20pm 0 Comments
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A call comes in on Skype from that old family friend who's now living in Sweden, but you're in the middle of a pretty amazing game of Threes, or finely honing a very important email that needs to be sent this hour. Take the call? Pretend you're not there? Well, you can now multitask on your Androi...

November 26th 2014 at 3:12am 0 Comments
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Reading this article on a laptop while watching TV and idly scrolling through tweets on your phone? You're a multitasker, and it may be changing the structure of your brain. New research from the University of Sussex suggests that people who simultaneously use multiple media devices on a regular b...

September 24th 2014 at 5:51pm 0 Comments
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In iOS 8, the multitasking interface -- which can be accessed by double pressing on the home button -- now includes a listing of your most recent contacts for quick and easy access. The individual you interacted with last -- either via text message, FaceTime, or an old fashioned phone call -- will a...

September 17th 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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In the run-up to the reveal of iOS 8, there was a frission of eager rumors that Apple could add split-screen multitasking to the iPad, but then... nothing. Well, the good news is that code referring to it has been found nestled inside Apple's incoming mobile OS upgrade, although we can't regard th...

June 11th 2014 at 10:13pm 0 Comments
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Chrome OS just became much more useful for multitaskers. Google has updated the web-centric platform with support for docking smaller apps along the screen edge, à la Windows 8; you can now keep a Hangouts chat or shopping list in view without having to carefully resize windows or switch ta...

April 14th 2014 at 6:42pm 0 Comments
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Windowing has been a familiar sight in Chrome OS for a while now, but it hasn't always been easy to find the window you're looking for. That search should be much quicker if you're running the just-launched Chrome OS 32 beta, though. The test release brings Vista-style window thumbnails when usi...

November 19th 2013 at 2:17pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft focused on big name games in its "Invitation" ad last week and now it's turning its attention to the Xbox One's entertainment and multitasking abilities. In a video entitled "Meet Xbox One," the company highlights the console's dashboard but also its Kinect integration, demonstrating swi...

October 28th 2013 at 5:53am 0 Comments
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Multitasking functionality in iOS was first introduced alongside the release of the iPhone 4 back in 2010. Since then, multitasking on iOS has largely remained the same. In iOS 7, Apple has completely retooled the way multitasking (or switching between apps if we want to be a tad more precise) work...

September 18th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments