The dual-monitor setup is an enticing way to make it look like you're extra-productive. Multiple monitors just scream power user. Practically, however, the set-up can be more of a hindrance than a help. What if using a single display allowed you to improve your focus and get even more work accomplished?
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We're all guilty of it: the boss calls a team meeting during a busy time of the day. While you're waiting for things to get started, you surreptitiously check your email. Then you start replying. Before you know it, the meeting is in full swing and you're only half-listening as you continue to "multitask" on your phone or laptop. According to business website Entrepreneur, this is a terrible habit that we all need to break.
iOS: For the most part, multitasking on the iPad is a great addition, but depending on how you use your iPad, the new feature can be more of annoyance than a boon to productivity. OS X Daily reminds us that you can turn it off.
When Google announced Android N, they showed off split-screen multitasking, which lets you use multiple apps at once on the same screen. That was kinda neat, but buried beneath the surface, though, is something even cooler: Freeform windows. Here's what it looks like in action, and how to try it out yourself.
You've heard it before -- multitasking actually kills our productivity, so we shouldn't do it. Research suggests, however, that although this is true for about 98 per cent of the population, about 2 per cent of us actually work more efficiently when multitasking.
We all want to multitask, but are generally lousy at it. Cognitive researcher Daphne Bavalier argues that that video games can actually make us better at it.