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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…

Apple releases iOS 8.0.2 to fix the problems caused by the 8.0.1 update

After Apple released the iOS 8.0 update for iOS 7, a number of users noticed some bugs with the new operating system, especially with HealthKit application, some third-party keyboards and photo library. Apple then released a 8.0.1 update, which caused even more problemsthat carried TouchID cellular connectivity is turned off for some users.

Apple said fewer than 40,000 users have been affected by these problems, but the company still took the update within 60 minutes of release and users who had already installed to reinstall iOS 8.0 advised.

Yesterday Apple released a new update called 8.0.2, which contains all the fixes for all problems 8.0.1 was supposed to fix, and the errors did cause the 8.0.1 update. 
The new iOS 8.0.2 brings the following list of improvements:


Apple also issued an apology:

"IOS 8.0.2 is now available for users, which fixes an issue that affected iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who downloaded iOS 8.0.1, and includes improvements and fixes bugs in iOS 8.0.…