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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…

New Apple iPad case scheduled for October 16

Applehassent out invitationsfor a special eventon 16 October, where the companyis almost certain tosubmitupdates this yearairtheiPadand the iPadMini.The event, heldon the campus ofAppleina muchsmaller than theiPhone 6and 6PlusLaunchplace, probablyalso includesomeupdates tootherAppleproduct lines, such as theiMacandAppleTV.There is a remotepossibility thatwe will seesomething new andcrazyon October 16,anda TV, but I thinkit is unlikely, givenrecent debutofAppleclock.
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TopMenuOctober 18eventis a newAppleiPadand iPadMiniwithRetinaDisplayAir.There is arather persistentrumorthat the nextiPadAir-call it theiPadAir 2if you like,or perhaps theAirPlusiPad-will feature a12.9-inchscreen.As withtheiPhone 6,several sites havepublishedleaked photosofwhat appears to bean iPadthinnerair, lighter,and bigger.



It is unclearwhatApplewill do withtheiPadMiniwithRetinadisplay, butis supposedtogetthinnerand lighter.Noword on whetherthere will be a9.7-inchversionof theiPad2withAirPlus5.5iPhone 6inches, i…