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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…

Games Free Games gold October for Xbox One and 360 Include Battlefield, Darksiders

Three newgames in totalwill befree forXboxLiveGoldmembersnext month.



Microsofttoday announcedthe free gamesthat will receive theXboxLiveGoldmembersin OctoberXbox OneandXbox360.XboxOneowners will begetting onlya new freegame nextmonth.Chariot, a co-opaction-platformindependent developerFrimaStudiosof,will be freewhen it launcheson XboxOne.(Alsocoming toPlayStation 4, WiiUandPC.)It will takethe placeof the SuperTime Force, whichmeans you must besure to addthatgame tothe librarybefore the end ofthe month.

NoothergameannouncedafreeXboxsounds likeaCrimson DragonGamesremainwithGold titlefor the third consecutivemonth.

OnXbox360,two ofquality-if a littlemore-free gameswillbe madein October.StartingOctober 1,you can pick upBattlefield: BadCompany 2,the substitution ofHalo:Reach(whichis still freeat the moment).TakingplaceinBadCompanyon October 16willDarksidersII, which gives youthe opportunity tosee what$ 50 milliontowarddecisions.


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Xbox360:Battlefield: BadCompany 2Dar…