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Enable iOS 4.3 gesture controls on your iPad with free Xcode 3 download

When the iOS 4.3 beta emerged it included 4-and-5-finger gestures for the iPad, such as pinching to return to the home screen, and swiping to reveal the multitasking tray or switch apps. Just one week later, Apple said that iPad gestures wouldn't make the cut, and indeed, iOS 4.3 was summarily released without gestures for the iPad and recently-released iPad 2. Don't despair, however: they can...

Windows Phone 7 update to bring Twitter and SkyDrive integration, webOS style multitasking

The way webOS handles task switching -- via its card interface -- is one of my favorite features of Palm/HP's mobile OS. Microsoft seems to like it, too, at least that's what we assume since the Windows Phone 7 multitasking update will bring a very similar experience. In the image above, you can see a zoomed-out display of all currently running apps, which you'll be able to flick through and tap...

Android Honeycomb features: smartphone apps will work on tablets without modification, built-in video chat

At Google's live Android event, Andy Rubin has just announced some exciting new features present in Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Most notably, all apps built for Android phones will work on Android tablets without being modified. Details of other features: Multitasking is a primary feature, with easy access to all open- and recently open- apps from the home screen. Widgets can now be based on...

Adobe Photoshop Express for iOS now supports Retina Display, multitasking, better workflow

With an update to version 1.5, Photoshop Express for iOS now supports the iPhone and iPod touch's Retina Display, and iOS 4.2's multitasking. The app is free to download, as always. The app received a few other neat updates, too. You can now shoot continuously from inside the app, making action photography a whole lot easier. Uploading to Photoshop.com and Facebook is also much improved: with...

How to switch between your recently used apps on Android

This week's tips series is all about Android, highlighting some the operating system's built-in utilities, and better ways of getting stuff done. For other technology tips, check our Tips index. Android is inherently capable of multitasking, and has a sophisticated mechanism for deciding which applications should be kept running in the background, and which should be killed to conserve system...

iOS 4.2.1 out today, brings multitasking to iPad

Let the iTunes-powered updating begin: iOS 4.2.1 is here, and ready to install on your Apple device. If you own an iPhone 3, 3GS, 4, iPod touch 2nd gen or newer, or an iPad, you're good to go. Among the big additions to iOS this time around: multitasking and app folder support for the iPad. There's also AirPlay and AirPrint for even more cord-free computing action on your handheld and Game Center...

Reeder for iPad updated for iOS 4.2 with background syncing

Reeder, one of our must have apps for the iPad, has just received an update for iOS4.2. Finally, iPad users can take advantage of iOS4's multitasking capabilities, with Reeder able to complete its synchronization when running in the background. It's difficult to truly describe how useful this is going to be for users with large RSS lists, as it can take a good while to sync and cache all that...

Skype for iPhone now runs in background, making it way more useful

I remember when you could use Skype on your iPhone, but it couldn't run in the background, which made it useless for taking incoming calls. Well, that was yesterday. In the brave new multitasking world of iOS 4, the latest version of Skype can now run in the background, and incoming calls are no problem. You can just leave Skype going, and you'll get a ring and a push notification when a call...

Twitter for iPhone now equipped for multitasking in iOS 4

Twitter's official iPhone app -- formerly known as Tweetie -- has updated to support multitasking in iOS 4. That makes it one of the first apps to enable the new fast app switching feature, which allows you to jump between Twitter and other multitasking-enabled apps without having to return to the home screen. Twitter has beaten Facebook and others to the punch on this feature, which is a...

iPhone 4.0 arrives this summer, with multitasking, a game network, and more

Apple's iPhone OS 4.0 announcement this morning delivered plenty of features we expected, and some we didn't. In fact, it adds 100 new features in total, and they'll all be in users' pockets this summer. Developers get 1500(!) new APIs that provide access to parts of the phone they've never been able to use before, and a developer preview will be available today. So, what's being added?...

Apple to reveal iPhone OS 4.0 this Thursday

Yes, iPad mania has captured the attention of tech geeks around the world, but it's not the only Apple creation worth talking about this week. iPhone OS 4.0 arrives on Thursday -- in demo form, anyway -- at a just-announced Apple event. Members of the press were just invited to cover the announcement, but the invitation didn't include any details about what new features might be announced. ...

How to turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into an "iPad"

iPad fever seems to have gripped the iNation. If looking at your diminutive iPhone or iPod Touch is getting you down, and you wish you could be stroking a beautiful new iPad, maybe the mod described at Redmond Pie will tide you over. Modifying the iPhone operating system isn't possible unless you jailbreak your device, but once you do a huge number of possible modifications are available. For this...

iPhone OS 3.2 rumors: an iPad camera, video calling and more

iPhone owners might not have access to iPhone OS 3.2 yet, but it's already running on the new iPad. Our sister site, Engadget, was able to score some of the details of the new features in 3.2, and it sounds like it's going to be great for both the iPhone and the iPad. The biggest surprise might be the inclusion of some video calling code that even includes multitasking while on a video call. This...