If you own an Android tablet, or just a phone with a huge screen, watching YouTube videos while you perform other tasks can be superconvenient. Perhaps you're checking e-mail and watching videos from your favorite band, or maybe you're watching a scene from a play and following along in the script. This split-screen feature is available on the Samsung Galaxy Note II, but hasn't rolled out to many other handsets. Ready to add more multitasking power to your device?
AnVir Task Manager Free Portable bundles together some powerful system maintenance tools in one portable package controlled by a single interface. It replaces Windows Task Manager, managing your startup menu, scanning for and removing viruses and malware, and even tweaking Windows settings by disabling unneeded processes and regularly cleaning up unnecessary files. Recent updates include improved traffic monitoring.
AnVir Task Manager is a substantial bundle with a 271MB download, which nevertheless would fit easily on nearly every portable storage device in use. Clicking the program's extracted executable file produced a dialog box offering two options, Run As Administrator (recommended) … Read more
Having a mind of their own, the apps on your Android may drain your battery and choke your phone's RAM. If a wonky app is draining your power or memory, ES Task Manager can shut it down for a big performance boost. This task manager app has detailed statistics for power users, but it's easy enough to figure out for the everyday Android owner.
ES Task Manager features four different menus you can swipe through, but only one actually boosts memory. The task killer menu lets you kill all of the tasks that are running at once or … Read more
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On this week's show, we check out Tailly, a wearable robotic tail that wags when you get excited. If that gets you wagging, then you'll definitely want to have a look at the Satis Bluetooth toilet that can flush with your smartphone. And in honor of winter, we look at how a snowflake is born. It's the last show of 2012, and we bid you farewell until the new year. The show returns on January 18. … Read more
Who needs a bottle opener iPhone case when you have the TaskOne?
The multi-tool iPhone case -- now seeking funding on Indiegogo -- houses 16 hardened steel tools, including a 2.5-inch knife with serrations, a 1.8-inch sawblade, screwdrivers, and a bottle opener. The screwdriver even doubles as a kickstand for watching videos.
Ex-Apple engineer Addison Shelton, who developed the case, says the TaskOne won't add too much bulk or weight to your iPhone. The case weighs 3.1 ounces and 3.3 ounces for the iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5 versions respectively.
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When surfing the Web, it's easy to forget an idea that springs to mind about an item you need to include on your to-do list. This is likely because it's located on your mobile device and it's easy to get distracted from remembering to add it.
In a sea of task apps, Any.DO has managed to make a name for itself. With a clean and simple user interface, it's easy to just get started with managing what you need to do, who you need to call, or what you need to buy. And with the … Read more
With its newly designed user interface, Norton Mobile Utilities makes it a bit simpler to manage your Android device's performance. The four main modules are all reorganized, and it's easy to jump into any function, right from the get-go.
But version 2.0 doesn't just come with a prettier face. The updated app now offers a few premium paid features that Android users are sure to find interesting. For the $9.99 upgrade fee, you can get an automatic task killer, customized battery saver profile, data usage tracker, and more.
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You've likely been using Windows Task Manager to monitor your PC's performance or to kill errant processes since it was first introduced in Windows 95. Sadly, this drab, gray feature has seen no love from Microsoft in the ensuing decades. That's all changed with Windows 8.
The Task Manager has been given a refreshing visual update, the data is better organized, and lots of features have been added. This is a guide to making the most of the new Windows 8 Task Manager.
Finding the Task Manager There are various ways to launch the Task Manager. Windows … Read more
Benjamin Leclerc's TaskUnifier is a free task-management tool based on David Allen's Getting Things Done (GTD) method, which itself is based on the simple premise that recording a task frees the brain to focus on performing the task instead of remembering it. GTD's key concepts include tasks, folders, contexts, and goals; each helps you organize and prioritize your tasks in different ways. For example, contexts help you organize your tasks depending on where you are, such as at home or the office. TaskUnifier can synchronize data with Toodledo, the free to-do list, and similar apps. TaskUnifier requires … Read more