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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 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 disable multitasking in iOS4?

I upgraded my iPhone 3GS to iOS4 and although I love most of the new feaures, multitasking keeps me checking for open apps. Is there a way to disable multitasking support in iOS4 or a "kill all apps" ...
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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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will running Google Latitude (or any similar app) in the background significantly affect battery life?

I have installed Google Latitude and am wondering how much quicker my battery will run flat? I know the way Apple implemented its "mutitasking" framework minimises the impact?
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Multitasking on iPhone

Does the iPhone close the background programs if it runs out of memory or battery?
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4answers
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iPhone push notifications?

I'm fairly new to the iPhone, so apologies if this is an obvious question. Are the default programs on the bottom bar (Phone, Mail, Safari + iPod) the only applications that can show 'new' event ...
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How can I listen to a voice memo in background like iPod and open some other note taking app on iPhone 4?

I tried, but my voice memo gets paused. If this isn't possible, is there any way to import voice memos to ipod (kind of workaround)?
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1answer
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Can GPS be used by more than 1 app at a time

I'm looking at various apps which use GPS tracking, and was wondering if more than 1 app at a time was able to gain access to the GPS data? For example I might want to use one app with route planning ...
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Is iPad a multi-tasking device?

Is the iPad 2 a truly multi-tasking device? e.g. Can I listen to some kind of audio formats (not via iTunes) in the background while surfing on Safari ?
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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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3answers
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What activities cannot be interrupted?

Time was, Macs crashed a lot. (Maybe PCs did too, but I've only ever used Macs). And over time, I became wary of doing two things at once. Today I wouldn't interrupt a back-up but I'm wondering -- is ...
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App order for multitasking gestures

A recent update brought multitasking gestures to my original iPad. I hardly use them because swiping left never works and swiping right seems to launch random apps. What are the rules behind them?
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2answers
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Keyboard shortcut to move Window to next Desktop?

I would like a keyboard shortcut to do either of these actions : Move a 'focused' window to another desktop Create a new desktop and move the window to it, then change the view to that desktop ...
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4answers
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How to enable iOS 4.3+ multitasking gestures on iPad?

Apparently Apple enabled multitasking gestures on the iPad in a 4.3 beta but later removed them... However those that managed to get them have maintained them through future updates (at least up to ...
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1answer
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Speeding up switching between multiple desktops (speed up or remove transition) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I disable animation when switching desktops in Lion? I am a PC user who switches between many applications and now I use many full screen apps on the Mac (aka ...
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Does the iPhone multi-task while sending email?

When I send a message and the progress bar is still "moving", can I simply move along and send another message? And even before that is completed, if I move along and send another message can I be ...
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1answer
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Can I have two apps running split screen on an iPad?

Is there any way and have there been any examples of split-screening two apps on iPad so, for example, I can be scrolling through a PDF or PPT and simultaneously be typing notes about it in a text ...
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1answer
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Does iOS have the capability to execute multiple apps in memory, and enable you to switch between them, restoring the previous state?

This is for buying purposes; i.e. does the kernel schedule the processes and threads belonging to every process, and do the apps save states that can be resumed at the user's discretion? Please fill ...
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1answer
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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? ...
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Close down all background iPhone apps without clearing task switcher (Jailbreak)

I have a 3GS running 5.1. Memory management is key to keeping it running smoothly. I've tried: SBSettings processes. Clears apps one by one and clears memory - and leaves them in the task switcher. ...
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2answers
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multitasking gestures

I develop for iOS, and use an ipad2 with firmware 4.3.2, and xcode 3.2.5 multitasking gestures work fine, I got the ipad of a friend which has firmware 4.3.3, but my xcode doesn't recognize it, * so ...
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iPad 2 Wifi + 3G With iOS 4.3.3 has no multitasking gestures?

I recently bought an iPad 2 Wifi + 3G. It is not Jail broken and it is completely genuine. It has iOS 4.3.3 pre-installed. I have not updated my iOS yet as I have just bought it today. I didn't find ...
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1answer
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Do apps placed in the background consume resources? [duplicate]

I've heard that leaving open apps on an iPhone, affects the duration of the battery's charge. Is this true and documented, or some of an urban legend? And does it affects other apps' performance?
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2answers
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iPhone multitasking gestures

On iPad, there are some useful multitasking gestures such as swipe between applications. How do I enable multitasking gestures (a la iPad) on iPhone 4?
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1answer
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How many applications can I run simultaneously on a new Macbook Air? [closed]

With two user accounts running simultaneously with fast user switching, is there any issue in running say 10 apps simultaneously in each account? I have a personal setup and one I use for when I'm ...
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0answers
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What could cause Command-Tab task switching to get “stuck”?

When I Command-Tab to task switch (in both Mavericks and Yosemite), occasionally (maybe 60% of the time) the task switcher will behave as if the Tab button was held down. That is, the task-switcher ...
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iPad apps supporting multi-screen workflow

I'm interested in learning which are some iPad apps that tend to work conveniently with two or more iPads together. One example would be: I'm searching for stock photos on iPad A while editing slides ...
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4answers
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Dropbox to continue backing up images until it completes

I come from Andriod where Dropbox did an amazing job of backing up all my phone's pictures. Since I moved to iPhone I noticed that Dropbox backs-up a few pictures and then stops, popping-up the ...