At last, Apple introduced multitasking apps on iOS 9 for iPad, which means you can work with more than one application at once.
It's not a good sign when the best iOS features are imaginary ones designed by people who aren't getting paid to do it instead of, you know, Apple. Like this revamped vision for iPhone multitasking. Apple, steal this now.
Lately I've been thinking about the multitasking experience on Android and I feel like there's still a lot to improve. I love how the thumbnails come up, but in 4.2.2 they made it so that the current app joined the list of "Recent Apps". This looks great on phones and small-sized tablets, but it looks really bad on…
LG's EA93 monitor is claims to be the first 21:9 aspect ratio monitor the world has ever seen—which makes it a multitasker's wet dream.
We spent so long clamoring for any kind of iOS multitasking that maybe we forgot to specify what kind of multitasking we wanted. Or maybe we just never realized it could be as tidy and wonderful and yes as this mockup.
New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott has a notorious big mouth which sometimes causes him to spew crazytalk. But is saying the MetLife Stadium (AKA the old New Meadowlands Stadium) is too quiet because people are always on their iPads crazy? Not exactly!
Seriously, you're not the master multitasker you might imagine. No matter how smart you think you are, your brain is not built for doing lots of things at the same time.
Floating around the 'nets today is this video from the site Tinhte, who claim that the White iPhone 4 pictured above is a prototype running an early test version of iOS 4, featuring different/rejected/unused systems for multitasking and folders.
Windows Phone 7! Such a beautiful start that's, well, taking a bit of time to get better. Microsoft previewed some things that developers will get to dibble dab with in the next Windows Phone at MIX 11 and it includes:
If flicking through that puny pop-up tray isn't what you had in mind when you envisioned multitasking on your iPhone, well, you're not alone. But jailbreakers can get gorgeous Exposé-style task management with Multifl0w 2.0. Here's how it works:
When Apple announced iOS 4's various flavors of multitasking back in April, two of the most compelling were background music (Pandora) and background VoiP (Skype). With Skype's new multitask-enabling update, we're two for two! Still no videochat, though. [iTunes]
Apple's iOS 4 has arrived, bringing multitasking and more to iPhones and iPod Touches everywhere (iTunes willing). Here are the apps that already take advantage of the new OS, and some that should be hitting the App Store soon.
Any minute now, the iPhones of the world will be graced with multitasking, and we're rounding up apps that are ready to take advantage of it right out of the gate.
Navigon—long one of our preferred navigation apps—is showing off how their latest update will take advantage of iPhone 4 multitasking. Sure, it'll be fun to have Pandora on while I browse, but this I can actually use.
Do you know why you can't concentrate on one thing at a time? Why you can't get engaged with your family? Why you need to check your email every five minutes? Because gadgets and multitasking are screwing up your brain.
Babies do a lot of sleeping—sometimes up to 18 hours a day. And with the remaining six hours dedicated to pooping and crying, you have to wonder when these tater tots are actually learning. The answer: sleep multitasking.
Multitasking! On phones! Everybody does it now. But each smartphone platform does it differently. Here are the various tricky ways that the major platforms try to juggle multiple apps.