Closing active programs on iPad 2 (Tip)
I learned something at the Apple genius bar this morning, something I didn't know about my iPad 2. You know when you double tap the home button and a bar appears at the bottom of the screen, showing icons of apps? Well, I always thought that this was just a list of the most recently used apps, but apparently it is a list of apps that are actually open.
When the genius dude checked my iPad 2, practically every app I had ever downloaded was open in there, perhaps slowing down performance.
So here's the tip: When in that bottom menu (after double tapping home), hold your finger on the open apps, and simply press the X to close them.