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iPadOS 15 adds Android-style homescreen widgets and powerful multitasking tools

iPadOS 15 adds Android-style homescreen widgets and powerful multitasking tools

iPad users get some of the best exclusive features for Apple's touchscreen interfaces in iPadOS. That's remaining true with version 15, announced today at Apple's WWDC event. iPads are belatedly getting support for homescreen widgets, which were previously limited to a sidebar, and now work more or less the same as they do on iPhones and Android devices. But it's the large screen multitasking tools that really steal the show.

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Android 12 could make multitasking on tablets a lot simpler

Android 12 could make multitasking on tablets a lot simpler

You can get your hands on a good Android tablet, but app support on Android is still lacking and the user experience still doesn't hold a candle to Apple's iPad. While Android 12 may not do much to change this, it could introduce an easier way to multitask.

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App Pairs on Android 12 may let you open two apps at once

App Pairs on Android 12 may let you open two apps at once

Long gone are the days when smartphones were tiny and cramped, and multitasking on them was a distant dream. With the adoption of larger displays and more flexible software, smartphones make it easier than ever before to do more at once. Split-screen, a native Android feature, already lets you work with two apps at the same time. Now Google is reportedly working on a way to make it even easier to multitask, with a new App Pairs feature for launching two apps simultaneously.

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A bunch of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 features are rolling out to the original Fold in the US

A bunch of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 features are rolling out to the original Fold in the US

Samsung released the Galaxy Z Fold2 a while back, packed with a slew of features that make it significantly better than the company's first attempt at a foldable phone. But the company hasn't forgotten about the first-gen Fold just yet. It's inheriting a few Z Fold2 capabilities via a firmware update that's now starting to roll out in the US.

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Android 11 DP4 drops gesture to bring back cleared apps in Recents

Android 11 DP4 drops gesture to bring back cleared apps in Recents

Developer Preview 3 is definitely the smallest update to Android 11 so far, at least when it comes to features. Still, automatically revoking permissions and Ethernet tethering support are new, and there's another change that flew under the radar — a way to bring back apps cleared from the Recents screen.

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Duet Display turns your Android device into a second screen for Mac & PC

Duet Display turns your Android device into a second screen for Mac & PC

Using more than one screen at a time can be great for several reasons: enhanced productivity, better multitasking, easier cutting and pasting, simpler image and video editing — you get the point. Starting today, the developers at Duet has added support for Android devices to turn into secondary displays for your Mac or PC with the latest version of its Duet Display app.

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You can enable split-screen multitasking on Nvidia Shield TV using a Bluetooth keyboard

You can enable split-screen multitasking on Nvidia Shield TV using a Bluetooth keyboard

An enterprising GeForce Forums user has stumbled upon a way of enabling split-screen multitasking on everybody's favorite Android TV box, the Nvidia Shield TV. It's not entirely practical, but if you've got a keyboard you can connect to the device, you can run two apps side by side on your television.

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Samsung Good Lock 2018 gets new MultiStar module for improved split-screen multitasking [APK Download]

Samsung Good Lock 2018 gets new MultiStar module for improved split-screen multitasking [APK Download]

To the delight of many, Samsung resurrected its Good Lock customization app this summer. Stephen took an in-depth look at what could be done with it, and he liked what he saw. It's essentially a directory of other apps (or modules) that can be downloaded from Galaxy Apps and used to personalize your Samsung mobile experience.

Examples of the various modules include LockStar for altering your lockscreen and QuickStar for editing your quick settings, plus you can also get a bit more fancy with Edge Touch and Edge Lighting. The latest addition to the list is MultiStar, which is designed to enhance the multitasking functionality on your Samsung device.

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Android P DP3 adds the 'Clear all' button back to the multitasking view

Android P DP3 adds the 'Clear all' button back to the multitasking view

The second Android P Developer Preview brought with it a brand-new multitasking UI, but it also took away the beloved 'Clear all' button that we'd waited so long for. Android's VP of engineering, Dave Burke, clarified that it would be returning soon, and it is indeed back in Android P DP3.

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