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iOS 14.5 Update Available Now

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Apr 26, 2021, 12:57 PM   by Rich Brome

Apple has released iOS 14.5, a relatively large update that brings several notable new features to the company's operating system for iPhones. The update brings a new mask-friendly version of Face ID for users with an Apple Watch. Most controversial in industry circles is App Tracking Transparency, which requires apps to get the user's permission before tracking their data across apps or websites owned by other companies for advertising. Many users are expected to opt out of the tracking, which companies like Facebook consider a threat to their business model. The update also includes new Siri voices, new emoji, a revamped Podcasts app, support for AirTags, and more. iPhone users can download and install the free update starting today by going to Settings, then General, then Software Update.

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Apr 28, 2021, 6:37 AM

IOS 14.5 lacks mask unlock.

There is nothing to unlock my phone when I wear a mask. I did some investigating and found only those who own an Apple Watch will get this feature. This is probably meant for force those who want this feature to buy an Apple Watch. Not me, I have no use personally. I'll have to stick to the hassle and use my numerical password.
14.5 doesn't lack mask unlock; the watch has always been a component of it from day 1. I don't think it's a ploy to sell watches, but rather the "mechanics" of it.

The watch can be unlocked once the phone recognizes you w/o a mask (or by your code...
It says right in this article: "for users with an Apple Watch".

Our original article on this feature back in February was careful to say: "provided the user is also wearing an Apple watch".

That's always been the promise.

Apr 27, 2021, 1:49 PM

Facebook Threat

Anything that threatens Facebook’s business model sounds good to me.
Seriously! Threatening Facebook's business model sounds fantastic.
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