Multitasking is the ability to run multiple tasks at the same time.

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iOS 4 - Can I close an app without it staying open in the background?

I am aware that after closing an application (pressing the home button) you can enter the multi-tasking tray, hold your finger down on an icon and close an application properly. But is there an easy ...
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How can I keep an app open in the background?

As I was using an app on my iPhone, I accidentally hit the home button. I quickly reopened the app. But instead of it resuming where I left off, the app had to load all over again. Is there a way to ...
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Is there a real benefit to removing applications from the iOS multitasking bar?

Sometimes, if my iOS device (ipad or ipod touch) is acting sketchy or slow, I will bring up the multitasking bar (double-press the home button) and then remove items from that multitasking bar (do a ...
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iOS 7 seems to be killing apps too often

I have an iPhone 4s running iOS 7. I've noticed a pattern regarding apps "reloading" or starting back up from where they were after switching to another app and back. On previous versions of IOS, I ...
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Can I view a list of applications currently running background jobs in iOS?

A growing number of applications for iOS, especially those adjusted for iOS 7, support background tasks (so they complete a download or sync or whatever also if not in front). Is there any chance to ...
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Can I run multiple instances of Skype on one computer?

I am a heavy Skype user - I use it for work and to communicate with friends. Little by little my contact list grew to almost 800 people. It's really difficult to handle my contacts and put them in ...
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iphone 6 iOS 8 : Is my multitasking broken or am I doing something wrong?

I just purchased an iPhone 6, with iOS 8. I am trying to get several things to work. This is my first iPhone, I am not familiar with how to use it. The user manual says multitasking is achieved by ...
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Lion: Task switcher icons are badly discolored

when I press command-Tab to get the task switcher icons, to let me change the foreground program, I am seeing that after a little while, the icons are badly miscolored. Anybody else seeing this bug? ...