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iOS 8 rumored to bring split-screen multitasking to the iPad

iOS 8 rumored to bring split-screen multitasking to the iPad

Apple's iPad is reported to be getting amped-up multi-tasking through a split-screen mechanism in iOS 8. The feature would be a stark departure for iOS, which though supporting multitasking apps, has only ever allowed a device to display one running app at a time. Taking advantage of the larger...
How to close up to three apps at one time with multitasking in iOS 7

How to quit or kill multiple apps at once on your iPhone or iPad

Multitasking now provides full on background processing for every app — and intelligently so! Basically, iOS waits until it thinks you need something, then makes sure it's there when you do. If one app needs access to data, it organizes other apps that might need access too. This all combines to...
How to quit and kill (force quit) apps in iOS 7

How to quit and kill (force quit) apps in iOS 7

From iOS 4 to iOS 6 you quit apps apps by double clicking the Home button, holding down on the icons in the fast app switcher tray until they jiggled, and then tapped the X to shut them down. Now there's not fast app switcher any more, there a card view, and holding down creates no jiggles and...
iOS 7 preview: Multitasking for every app, coalesced and just-in-time

iOS 7 preview: Multitasking for every app, coalesced and just-in-time

iOS 7 multitasking not only packs an all new card and icon hybrid interface, but a new way for every app to multitask, intelligently, and without a huge hit to battery life or performance. iOS 7 finally brings multitasking to everyone on the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. And by everyone, I mean...
Multitasking updated in iOS 7 with new card-style interface

Multitasking updated in iOS 7 with new card-style interface

iOS 7 is bringing with is webOS style cards for multitasking instead of the current switcher we've had since the debut of multitasking in iOS 4. Instead of the usual double tapping of the Home button followed by holding down on app icons in order to clear them out of the system tray, you'll now...
iMore show 338: Pre-post-PC

iMore show 338: Pre-post-PC

Rene and David Chartier talk about Google getting into premium hardware with Glass and Pixel, much as Apple has moved into services with iCloud. Also, the case for user-defined default apps, and wether multitasking matters on the iPad. Subscribe via iTunes:...
iOS 6: Is it time for Apple to revamp the multitasking fast app switcher?

iOS 6: Is it time for Apple to revamp the multitasking fast app switcher?

A look at the history of mobile multitasking and how Apple could implement better fast app switching in iOS 6 At Macworld 2007 Steve Jobs showed off mobile Safari's Page switching interface, but despite the operating system as a whole crying out for similar treatment, to this day Pages haven't...
Why Apple Geniuses sometimes tell people to kill all their apps

Why Apple Geniuses sometimes tell people to kill all their apps

A little over a year ago I wrote a rather controversial editorial stating that iOS users don't ever need to kill all the apps in their multitasking dock (fast app switcher). A couple of months ago the subject was brought back to the spotlight, with other developers and bloggers reaching pretty...
Reminder: You really don't need to manually manage apps for iPhone or iPad

Reminder: You really don't need to manually manage apps for iPhone or iPad

About a year ago I wrote a post explaining why you don't have to kill multitasking apps in iOS. iOS 4 had been introduced, bringing multitasking to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and because Apple added the ability to jiggle and close them in the fast app switcher, some users decided to do just...
Zephyr updated to version 1.0.1 [jailbreak]

Zephyr updated to version 1.0.1 [jailbreak]

Zephyr by chpwn has been updated to version 1.0.1 to add a few enhancements and fix a few existing bugs. Among the changes are fixes to disable multitasking gestures within apps such as Cut the Rope or Words with Friends where you may not want gestures to be active. For those not familiar,...

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