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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…

Android L Release Date and update information: Google Nexus devices can Get New Software First

So much has been talked about Android L since it was announced at Google I / O Developers Conference in June this year, but the release date of the software has not yet been revealed. However, it is very likely to see the light of day in the first week of November if reports are anything to go by.  Users of Android phones must be eagerly awaiting the launch of Android L, and it will come with a redesigned interface and smooth animations also improve battery life and is compatible with 64-bit processors. It is considered the most significant update Google has brought its mobile platform to date, even bigger than the leap from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich software.

It is reported that the HTC Nexus tablet will be launched in September to mid-October and come with Android Nexus 6 L. The X known as Nexus, expected to be announced on October 31, is also likely to come with the new software. Thus, it is unclear whether Google will launch the much awaited software with their devices or…

Apple Pulls iOS 8 Software Update After iPhone Problems

Updated add instructions to remove iOS 8.0.1.

A software update Apple on Wednesday sent did the opposite of what the company intends, off cell phone service in countless iPhones, among other problems.

Twitter and tech news sites quickly overflowed with reports of people who encountered problems after downloading and installing the update, iOS 8.0.1, which was intended to fix several bugs in the operating system for Apple mobile devices. Apple responded by removing the update.

This is not the first time an Apple software update has caused, rather than fixed, device problems. But it seems to be one of the first times that the company has pulled the update. "We are actively investigating these reports and provide information as quickly as we can," Apple said in a statement. "Meanwhile, we have removed the update iOS 8.0.1."

The problem seems to mainly affect users of the latest iPhones, 6 and 6 Plus, not older iOS devices. Twitter users reported that the update also …

New Apple iOS 8 Mobile Software to arrive on Wednesday

SAN FRANCISCO: New generation Applesoftware to feed their coveted mobile devices is scheduled for release on Wednesday, two days before the arrival of its latest iPhones.

The iOS mobile operating system will be available free for download for iPad iPhone and many models and will be pre-installed on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which was released on Friday.

Apple introduced iOS 8 at its annual developer conference in San Francisco in June.

The new management software is designed to provide a seamless experience for users flitting between mobile devices and popular Apple Macintosh computers.

Along with updates to the operating system, the California company unveiled the HealthKit software to manage personal and HomeKit health care for home appliances. They are integrated into the latest system update.

HealthKit provide a safe haven for the data gathered by devices such as fitness band that tracks activity and sleep.

Apple also synchronized HomeKit 8 to iOS software that could let iPh…

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…

Microsoft In Talks To Buy Shoutcast And Winamp From AOL

Looks like the llama may not get off so easily after all. AOL yesterday announced that it was shutting down Winamp, media playing software for Windows and Android devices that it picked up through its 1999, $80 million acquisition of Nullsoft in 1999. But today Techcrunch has learned that AOL is talks with Microsoft to sell Winamp, along with Shoutcast, a media streaming service also developed by Nullsoft. We have also learned that AOL has been planning to announce the closure of Shoutcast next week.
AOL has declined to comment for this story, and we are still waiting to hear back from Microsoft with a response. From what we understand, the deal is not yet finalized, with AOL and Microsoft still working out the price. It could also be very wishful thinking from those intent on trying to save both services.
AOL did not give any guidance yesterday on what would happen with Shoutcast.

If this is correct, it would represent an interesting, and strange, twist in the story.

On t…