Apple has steadfastly stuck with a single biometric authentication method on its new iPhones—Face ID. In the era of frantic hand sanitising and wearing face masks daily, though, it can be a hassle having to enter your passcode manually and constantly throughout the day. However, the upcoming iOS 14.5 update (now in developer beta) introduces a new, handy trick to unlock your iPhone—with the condition you own an Apple Watch.
I know I’m not the only one who’s irked when donning a face mask and struggling to unlock my iPhone with Face ID. There are essentially three options: temporarily remove your mask to unlock with your face; wait a couple of seconds (and sometimes more) for passcode unlock; or use an Android phone/iPhone with a fingerprint sensor. Depending on my mood, I do one of the three. Well, the good news is, Apple has stepped up to make the experience better. With the latest iOS 13.5 update, it’s much quicker and simpler to unlock your iPhone when you’re wearing a face mask.
Lauded as one of the best if not the best racing simulator on iOS, Feral Interactive’s Grid Autosport Multiplayer has just entered beta testing phase. You can try it out if you own select iPhone and iPad devices running iOS 12.1 or later.
Apple released GM seeds of iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, and watchOS 6.2 to developers on Wednesday, 18 March. The latest release includes new features like advance mouse support for iPad, iCloud Drive folder sharing, several new Memoji stickers, and more. The company also seeded GM versions of macOS Catalina 10.15 beta 6 and tvOS 13.4.
In my opinion, Apple’s opening keynote at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, was the best yet. Apple CEO Tim Cook and key Apple executives announced a slew of updates and product announcements including the latest tvOS, watchOS, iOS, iPadOS (yes!), macOS Catalina, and surprise… an all-new Mac Pro and accompanying Pro Display XDR. Here’s everything that was announced (that mattered).
We’re days away from the annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) where Apple is set to showcase latest innovations in operating systems. iOS is expected to be a huge focus, and according to leaked screenshots by 9to5Mac, the mobile operating system will be getting a system-wide Dark Mode and a host of other enhancements.