At last, Apple introduced multitasking apps on iOS 9 for iPad, which means you can work with more than one application at once.
Newly-published research out of the UK concludes that women are better at certain forms of multitasking than men. The results agree with folk-knowledge, and even spurred one researcher to conclude that "if women couldn't multitask, we wouldn't be here." But how big of a difference is there really?
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…
Hey you. Yeah, you. The one reading this while you take a working lunch to bang out some emails and phone your friend, all while scanning your twitter feed. Do you fancy yourself a multitasker? Guess again, hotshot. New research suggests you're living a lie. As it turns out, many people who think they can multitask…
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.
Psychology has a reputation for being the science of common sense, or a field that simply confirms things we already know about ourselves.
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.