New York's mass transit agency wants Apple to come up with a better way for iPhone users to unlock their phones without taking off their masks, as it seeks to guard against the spread of the coronavirus in buses and subways. In a letter to CEO Tim Cook obtained by The Associated Press, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Patrick Foye said riders have been seen removing their masks to unlock their phones using face-recognition technology, despite a recent update by Apple that simplifies the unlock process for people wearing masks. Previously, an iPhone user wearing a mask would have to wait a few seconds as face recognition software tried to identify them before they eventually could enter a passcode. In response to the pandemic, Apple's iOS 13.5, released in May, automatically presents the passcode field after a user swipes up from the bottom of the lock screen. Also, Apple Pay Express Transit, introduced last year, allows riders on some bus and subway lines to pay with … [Read more...] about New York agency seeks Apple’s help to solve iPhone mask issues
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With the launch of Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 smartphones, South Korean tech giant Samsung also announced some features specifically designed for Indian customers under its Make for India innovation. The company is expanding it by adding two new features as a part of AltZLife to smartphones. The two ‘Make for India’ solutions that are part of AltZLife are Quick Switch and Content Suggestions and they have been developed by a team of engineers at Samsung R&D Institutes in Bangalore and Noida using insights from consumer research. The new features have been developed following deep consumer insights to give smartphone users better privacy options and will enhance the smartphones’ privacy level. With the new AltZLife features, Samsung smartphone users can quickly and easily switch between normal mode and private mode (Secure Folder) by simply double-clicking on the power key. The on-device AI function also intelligently suggests moving private content to the Secure … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 set to get new privacy features
Apple iPhone sales in China may take a major hit if Apple is forced to remove WeChat from the App Store according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order banning US companies from doing business with WeChat. This could mean that Apple may have to remove WeChat from the App Store. Reports suggest that Apple’s sale may go down by as much as 30% if WeChat access is taken away from iPhones. This is because WeChat is not just the most popular messaging app in China, it is also a preferred payment platform and also offers social media access, online shopping and even news. WeChat is a major online platform in China and Chinese users not having WeChat on a phone would be a huge inconvenience. As per the executive order, if Apple is just required to remove WeChat from the US app store then it will not have much impact and as per Kuo it may lead up to 6% decline in iPhone sales. The signing of the executive order means that Apple will have 45 … [Read more...] about How WeChat ban may be a big reason to worry for Apple
08-06-2020 03:28 PM Not sure if there is a formal discussion on accessories so I thought I'd start one. I purchased the Unicorn Beetle Pro SUPCASE on Amazon, a Whitestone Dome Glass screen protector from Whitestone's website, and Dome Glass camera protector from Amazon. The Whitestones will be delivered on Monday and the case will be delivered this Saturday. What cases/accessories did you buy for your new... … [Read more...] about What accessories did you buy for your Galaxy Note 20?
I was tempted to try the Mythro C headphones out with an iPhone using a Lightning to USB-C adapter. However, the one I have to hand is only suitable for power and doesn't carry audio signals. That's going to be a long-term problem for USB-C audio: there's no way of telling whether a connection or a port supports USB audio. Some are only for power and data, some just for video, with no way of easily distinguishing dongles and cables. … [Read more...] about Hands on: Testing out USB-C Audio for PC and smartphone