Apple’s eagerly anticipated iOS 4.2 mobile software upgrade finally reaches the iPad today. The free upgrade addresses shortcomings in Apple’s otherwise prized tablet software and will feel familiar to iPhone 4 owners who can already exploit some of the latest stunts, reports USA Today. (Today’s update also brings new capabilities to the iPhone and iPod Touch.)

As on the iPhone, you can now organize iPad apps into folders to reduce screen clutter and make them a cinch to find. For example, you can put all your music apps in one folder, all your movie-related programs in another and so on. The iPad also catches up on multitasking, meaning you can run numerous apps simultaneously and easily switch among them. I listened to the Pandora and Slacker music apps in the background while I surfed the Web, read email and played games…

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