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August 12, 2014

Mobile devices getting better at multitasking

  • The extent of apps available doesn't exactly wow me, but it's another step toward using mobile devices to do more than one thing at a time.
  • By ANICK JESDANUN
    AP Technology Writer

    NEW YORK — Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do.

    When I'm watching video, for instance, I have to pause it to read an email or text that comes in. When I'm composing a message to make plans, I have to leave the app to check the weather forecast. For the most part, I'm not able to do more than one thing at a time on a single screen.


     
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