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iPod touch Made Simple, iOS 5 Edition by Gary Mazo, Rene Ritchie, Martin Trautschold

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Chapter 7

Multitasking

In this chapter, we will describe how to multitask and jump between apps on your iPod touch. Multitasking means you can leave one app running in the background while you do something else, such as stream Internet radio, listen to turn-by-turn directions, or take Skype calls.

Fast App Switching

The Fast App Switcher enables you to leave many of your apps running in the background. It also lets you switch from the current app to another without stopping the app you're currently using.

You might wonder when it might make sense to use the Fast App Switcher. Here are a few scenarios when you might want to consider using multitasking on your iPod touch:

  • Copy and paste from one app (Mail) to another (Calendar).
  • Reply to an ...

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