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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’s iOS code indicates Li-Fi wireless data may work on future iPhones

Li-Fiis a concept you may not be familiar with, but there are indications Apple is toying with it for inclusion on future iPhones.Using pulses of light to transmit information, Li-Fi receivers (like a future iPhone, if Apple has its way) will take in that transmission, then translate it into an electric signal. Because it uses light to send data, Li-Fi may be found in the connected home via accessories like lightbulbs.
Li-Fi testing is already imminent. May appear in the next iPhone 7 according to iOS code in iOS 9.1 firmware. pic.twitter.com/MPK65QwLvp — Chase Fromm (@kyoufujibaya) December 31, 2015

Apple’s work with Li-Fi compatibility has been spotted in code for iOS 9.1, which simply notes Li-Fi capabilities. There’s no indication elsewhere that Apple is working with Li-Fi. But, there’s indication Apple has had Li-Fi in mind for a while. AppleInsider points to a 2013 patent application for a device that sounds an awful lot like a Li-Fi transmitter. While I’m not expecting Apple to in…

Apple introduces new iPhones, SmartWatch, software

For the firsttime in years,AppleiPhoneswere not thestar of the show. Applereleased aSmartWatchTuesday, aportable devicethat marksthe first majorentry of the companyinto anew product categorysince the debut oftheiPadin 2010.
The move issignificant dueto recentquestions about whetherApplestill has theability to innovateafter the deathof 2,011co-founder SteveJobs.

The introduction oftwo newdeviceeclipsedtheiPhones, largercompany thatdoes not quite havelarger screens; they will havea newlandscape modeto take advantage ofthe larger screen.

TheiPhone 6will have ascreen that measures4.7 inches, while theiPhone 6Pluswill be 5.5inches.In both cases,application developerscan designapplicationsthat can be vieweddifferently whenthe phone ishorizontal.

Apple also introduceda systemto use the phoneto makecreditcard paymentsinretail stores.

Appleis turningto the past,as it exposestheir future.The companyis holdingthe event at theFlintCenterfor the PerformingArts,the same location whereJobs introducedt…

Apple shares hit high for 2013 on holiday hope

Apple products are not only hot selling items this holiday, they are also popular online buying tools
 Apple shares rose to the highest level this year as investors bet products like the latest iPads and iPhones will be hot sellers this holiday, helping the consumer technology giant kick-start earnings growth again.

The stock climbed 1.9% to $556.07 Friday. Earlier in the day, it touched $594.59, a 2013 high.

Apple unveiled two new iPhones earlier this year and more recently launched the new iPad Air and an upgraded iPad mini.

The iPad mini was among top sellers at Walmart on Thanksgiving, while Target said the iPad Air was a hot item at its stores. On eBay.com, one iPad was selling every second as of midnight on Thanksgiving.

"Apple products should be the holiday gift of choice this year," said Brian Marshall, an analyst at ISI Group. "The company has a great product cycle currently, the stock is cheap and we expect $600 within the next several months."