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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…

5 apps to help you get through that new year's day hangover

ah, day of the new year in Australia. A time to huddle, miserably hungover, before three industrial medium fans on a breathtaking hot summer day.

Some of you may have only one or two perfectly reasonable glasses of champagne in the night before, and fresh and full of vigor on Jan 1.

For the rest of you miserable sods, leave these applications help you.
1. Deliveroo
face it: you are not out of the nest of sheets and regret that you have created for themselves. Maintenance will have to come to you.

The UK-based startup, started in Australia in November, partner with local restaurants to bring something gourmet directly in front of your door. Sydney Sierre: you work with Mary's citizens. Is there a better way to bring in the new year as by throwing all of your diet plans from the window? Of course not.

The iOS app is free in the App Store.



2. Stan
if the rising temperatures simply not let sleeping past noon, no fear - you do not need to leave your bedroom.

Fire up the stan-app on you…

Download and install WhatsApp on PC (Windows 7.8) using YouWave

WhatsApp is an instant messaging application for smartphone users to use based on data provided by the network operator services. Therefore messaging via WhatsApp does not cost any office network and instead only data costs are charged to almost nothing. In simple words, WhatsApp uses the Internet to allow communication between users, compared to an SMS-based service network.

WhatsApp is the brainchild of two former employees of Yahoo that WhatsApp Inc. founded in 2009. It was founded by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, who based his company in Mountain View, California. WhatsApp is now so popular that it has 700 million active users per day, compared with 830 million users are active on Facebook. Sensing a possible threat of WhatsApp, people began to prefer Facebook, when it was based communication network, Facebook decided to acquire WhatsApp in 2014 by a whopping amount of fat acquisition of $ 19,000,000,000.

Although there have been sporadic reports about a possible release of the PC ve…

Torque, Microsoft alternative to "OK Google," now works on Android smartphones

Microsoft this morning launched an app for Android smartphone users called Torque which allows you to shake your phone to search by voice, similar to Google "OK Google." 
The difference is that instead of waking up the application with a standard keyword command is shaking motion instead does the trick. Also like Google, Torque issue an "immediate response" including things like details on local flights, stock prices, sports scores, weather, nearby restaurants and more.


Torque itself was actually released in October, but now only supported on certain smartwatches Android. The application is then activated with a flick of the wrist. However, smartwatches remain a niche market, so it makes sense for Microsoft to expand its support for smart phones as well. (The original application has been discharge 10,000 times, to give you an idea.)

Version 2.0, now Google Play, also includes some more immediate responses, including flight status reports and information about loc…