Google Android Q Beta 2 brings multitasking, security, privacy changes

Google has released Android Q Beta 2 for developers and Pixel smartphone-owning early adopters. In addition to many of the features introduced in the initial beta that was released last month, the new update includes a bunch of optimizations, bug fixes, and new features for developers. There are also some changes that could affect the […]

Android 7.1 on Chromebooks to bring better multitasking support (for Android apps)

Google began rolling out support for the Google Play Store and Android apps on some Chromebooks in 2016. This year it looks like the company is preparing an update that will make it easier to view and interact with multiple Android apps at the same time. Chrome Unboxed has posted some pictures of a pre-release […]

Early signs of multi-window support for iPad apps (video)

Apple’s rumored to be working on support for running two apps side-by-side on an iPad. That’s something you can already do on a Windows tablet, and it’s similar to the multi-window features available for some Android devices from Samsung, LG, and others. But up until now, multitasking on iOS has meant running an app in the background […]

Chrome OS multitasking update: Dock small windows to the side of the screen

Google’s Chrome OS has received a minor update that makes multitasking a bit easier. You could already resize and rearrange browser windows to view multiple apps or pages side-by-side. But now if you’re running a small app like Hangouts or Google Keep, you can simply drag it to the side of your screen to dock […]

3 things the BlackBerry PlayBook does better than Android tablets

The BlackBerry PlayBook is a tablet with a speedy 1 GHz TI OMAP 4430 dual core processor, an attractive 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, and a new operating system that’s been designed for touch. But the PlayBook hasn’t gotten as much attention as competing tablets running Android or iOS in recent months, and […]

BlackBerry PlayBook spotted in the wild, multitasks like a champ

When Research in Motion first introduced its upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook, the tablet was tucked away behind glass, leading some conspiracy theorists to proclaim that the device didn’t actually exist (at least not yet). But now the company is starting to show off the device. This morning RIM posted a video comparing the web browsing experience […]