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iPhone Feature Request: Copy ‘Skip Lock Screen’ feature from Google’s Pixel 4

Face Unlock on Google’s Pixel 4 is less secure than the iPhone’s Face ID, but it does have one feature I’d like to see Apple copy: Skip Lock Screen.

Copying that would be perfectly fair, as Google has recently confirmed that it will be copying at least part of Face ID’s Require Attention feature…


The Pixel 4 will copy Require AttentionLike Apple’s iPhone X, XS, and 11, Google’s new flagship Pixel 4 smartphone can unlock by recognizing your face. However, the company quickly came under fire when it was revealed that the device can be unlocked even when the owner is asleep, simply by someone else holding it up to their face.

With iPhones, there is a Requires Attention toggle. When this is on, your iPhone will only unlock if your eyes are open and you are actually looking at the screen. Google has now said that it plans to copy at least the first part of this requirement.

Google this evening confirmed to The Verge that it’s “been working on an option for users to require their eyes to be ope…

How the iPhone 8 virtual home button will probably work

How could an iPhone work without a home button? We now have some idea.

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We now have a good idea how the iPhone 8 will work with no home button
Apple is widely suspected to unveil three new iPhones at a September event: the iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus, and the highly anticipated iPhone 8. 
All rumors point to the latter being a radical redesign of the device—one that includes and edge-to-edge screen with very thin bezels, which would mean the home button, a fundamental of iPhone design since the first model debuted in 2007, is going away.

How to use WiFi calling iPhone

There's a somewhat hidden feature in iOS called WiFi Calling, which lets you use WiFi to make and receive calls and text messages instead of relying on your carrier's cellular network.WiFi Calling is great when your iPhone is out of reach of your carrier's cell signal at home or at your workplace where you have access to WiFi, and it'll even work when you're connected to public hotspots, like at coffee shops.

Apple iPhone 8 event will take place September 12

Apple is planning to hold its annual launch event for the new iPhone on September 12, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

iOS 11 Beta Files Reference New Apple Watch Workouts for Dancing, Bowling, Skating, and Many More

This year's Apple leaks have seen an uptick in activity thanks to data gathered from HomePod firmware, as well as internal files in pre-release beta software for iOS 11 .Today, the newest piece of information comes from the latter source and concerns new exercises for the Apple Watch.

Snow-based workouts have already been uncovered in the HomePod's firmware, and now iHelp BR has found a few code strings and icons within the iOS 11 developer beta that reference a plethora of new workouts for Apple's Workout app. These include: basketball, bowling, climbing, cricket, cross-country skiing, curling, dance, equestrian sports, fencing, fishing, golf, gymnastics, jump rope, pilates, skating, surfing, and more.

Check out this week's hottest apps and games for Android

Check out this week's biggest Android app and game debuts. 



Many of us are already plugged into social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter, but they might not be ideal for moms on the hunt for fellow, local moms to befriend. That’s where Peanut comes in, and the Tinder-like app for finding parental pals leads our latest look at the week’s most compelling new Android apps and games.

Not a mom, already full up on friends, or just in the mood for something else? We have a few other picks: Meshi Quest is an entertaining restaurant simulation, Hurry creates stylish countdown clocks for your home screen, and Bust-a-Move Journey is a new, premium rendition of the classic bubble puzzler. And if you run your own business, then GoDaddy’s new SmartLine 2nd Number service might be worth a look, as well.

how to download Android 8.0 Oreo for smartphone users right now

Now that Google has unveiled the official name of Android O, which is Android 8.0 Oreo, you might be thinking how and when you can get your hands on the new OS version. 

iphone 8 will come with three storage capacities, All with 3 GB of RAM

Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" will be available to order in three storage capacities and with the same amount of working memory as the current iPhone 7 Plus, according to a new post on Chinese microblogging site Weibo (via Techtastic.nl).

The minimum storage capacity for Apple's OLED iPhone is said to be 64GB, with a 256GB option offered as the mid-tier capacity and a 512GB option at the highest tier, while 3GB of RAM is claimed to be included across the board.

Carrier sources indicate Apple iPhone 8 event date set for September 12

Mac4Ever is reporting that they know when the September Apple event will take place, where Apple will announce three new iPhones: the OLED iPhone 8 and the iterative ‘7s’ phones. The report says that the event will happen on September 12 citing carrier sources …