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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 to download and install iOS 8 in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

The annual cycle iOS update is still rolling. This time, Apple released the eighth version of its operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod.  iOS 8 will be available as a free download on Wednesday, September 17 the download and update itself is pretty easy, but there are some important things you should consider before downloading iOS 8 Here's a guide to help you through process with zero stress.

The first thing to do is to check if your Apple device is eligible for the upgrade. Apple has announced that iOS devices will gain the following 8 update:

iPhone 4s iPhone 5c iPhone 5s iPod touch with Retina fifth generation iPad 2 iPad display iPad Air iPad mini iPad Mini with Retina display

Some iOS 8 features such as SMS  Continuity will not be available on launch day, indicating that Apple will release an update to iOS 8 more closely when OS X Yosemite spear. Check this report for details on the functions that will be available later.

The next step is possibly the most importan…

Apple One-Click Link U2 remove junk from iTunes Marks fault Marketing Textbook

Execution is everything

Musical tastes are personal. And it seems that force-feeding people a new album from U2, unsolicited, doesn’t go over well.
Apple giving away U2′s new Songs of Innocence is in itself not a bad thing. But there are two problems. One, the album is poorly reviewed – think Paul McCartney “Wonderful Christmastime” rather than Abbey Road. Two, because the album simply appeared in purchased music – and because iTunes (cleverly enough) displays what you’ve purchased from iCloud – it showed up in people’s collections when it didn’t belong.
So, we’ve learned something. This doesn’t work. And as always, you can’t really buy marketing. That is, sure, Aphex Twin rented a blimp, but in the end, they had more successful viral marketing because they let their fans choose to spread their new release. U2 tried to force that promotion, and even though Apple and U2 are loved by many people, the combination comes across as corporate and inauthentic. Peter Cohen shouts at the Inter…