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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…

Watch Disney Animation legend behind Aladdin and Ariel draw in VR

opportunities are Glen Keane has an impact on you. As an animator at Disney, he brought to life iconic characters such as Aladdin, Ariel from the Little Mermaid, and the ever-popular Furry grump, Beast from beauty and the beast. But after almost four decades in the house of Mickey Mouse, Keane left in 2012, in order to discover new ways to live entertainment. His first stop was at Motorola (now Google's) Advanced Technology Group, where he developed the interactive short animated Duet (accessible as part of the spotlight stories app).  But his next attempt is even more exciting: drawing in virtual reality. This is the subject of a new short step in the page, created for the coming future summit of story telling.



The film, directed by Ashley Rodholm, shows how virtual reality allows Keane, his characters to bring to life at last. "If you draw, print them out, something real, visceral," he says shortly. "By selecting a line, it is a kind of barometer of the soul.&quo…

Now you can have the design of Apple Watch Wear your watch on Android

In March, GoogleannouncedAndroidWear,a project thatextends themobile operatingsystemto takeoverthe company, starting with support forspecificwatches.
A number of majorbrands havealready usedweartheir watches, andsome developerseven let youcreate your owncustomAndroidsphere ofwear.In fact, WearFacesisone such service, which allows you to customize yourSmartWatch, either a GearSamsung, LG GorMoto360.

Tohelp demonstratethis customization, WearFaceshas launchedthePEARwatchfacesfor Android thatare, erm, 100% original and bearszeroresemblanceto another producttechfruity. Someone has alreadycreated a designstyleclockon yourAppleMoto360 also.

WearFaceshas created around and square versionsof the designto meetdifferentclocks based onAndroidand can bedownloaded from here.It is worth notingthatthis is only oneface of the watch-the iconsare not functional.

basic topic: http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2014/09/12/pear-watchface-brings/