Apple may give iPhone users the option to edit text messages – Latest News

Apple may give iPhone users the option to edit text messages - Latest News

Apple may give iPhone users the option to edit text messages – Latest News

NEW DELHI: It seems that Apple is all set to change the way to message. The tech giant will soon enable the iPhone users to edit the message that they have sent using iPhone’s Messages app.

As reported by Apple Insider, the Cupertino-based tech giant has filed for a patent which hints towards this feature. Apple will soon enable the iPhone users to correct a typo error in a message which they have already sent. After the editing the recipient will be able to see the revised message only.

The patent filled by the company reads, “An electronic device displays a messaging user interface of a message application, including a conversation transcript of a messaging session between a user of the electronic device and at least one other user, a message-input area, at least one avatar corresponding to a first other user included in the messaging session, and an application affordance. The device detects an input on the touch sensitive surface. In accordance with a determination that the input corresponds to selection of the at least one avatar displayed in the messaging user interface, the device displays a menu that contains a plurality of activatable menu items associated with the at least one avatar overlaid on the messaging user interface. In accordance with a determination that the input corresponds to selection of the application affordance, the device displays a plurality of application launch icons for a plurality of corresponding applications within the messaging user interface.”

Apart from the editing feature, the patent also hints towards launching other apps from within Messages. This feature exist in the Chinese messaging app WeChat. Known as mini-programs the feature enable users to book ride, play games without leaving the chat app.

Apple, innovation and education in the times of coronavirus - Latest News

Apple, innovation and education in the times of coronavirus – Latest News

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Apple to pay $18million as settlement for FaceTime lawsuit - Latest News

Apple to pay $18million as settlement for FaceTime lawsuit – Latest News

Apple has agreed an $18 million deal to settle a class-action lawsuit in California that accused the tech giant of intentionally breaking FaceTime on older iPhones, specifically the iPhone 4 and 4S.

Over 3.6 million devices are said to have been affected by the update and each class member will receive an estimated $3, reports 9to5Mac.

Thirty per cent of the settlement fund will go to the class counsel.

The lawsuit’s two class representatives, Christina Grace and Ken Potter, stand to gain up $7,500 each as an incentive award for their participation in the case.

To recall, FaceTime launched in 2010 as a first-party videoconferencing technology for iPhone.

The class-action lawsuit in California accused Apple of intentionally breaking FaceTime on iPhones running older versions of iOS.

According to the lawsuit, that breaking FaceTime in iOS 6 allowed Apple to save money because it would no longer need to support users who did not upgrade to iOS 7.

Apple originally agreed to reach a settlement deal back in February.

The Cupertino based tech giant was also hit with a similar class action in Florida which was dismissed by federal court.

Finance, tech firms on hiring spree amid coronavirus turmoil: LinkedIn - Latest News

Finance, tech firms on hiring spree amid coronavirus turmoil: LinkedIn – Latest News

The coronavirus is roiling global job markets, but the picture is not all gloomy. Finance, technology and consumer goods firms are hiring tens of thousands in the United States and other countries, according to data from Microsoft Corp’s professional networking site LinkedIn.

Across seven countries in North America, Europe and Asia, healthcare providers are among the busiest recruiters given the ongoing battle against the novel coronavirus, which has killed over 200,000 people and infected over 3 million people worldwide, LinkedIn said. But lifestyle changes during lockdown are also driving demand for financial consultants, factory workers, animators and game designers, and delivery workers.

Overall, the hiring rate has plunged in the first quarter from the year-ago period, and in late April remains lower than a year ago across most countries surveyed by the platform. But the data offer a glimmer of hope with a gradual uptick in China, where the coronavirus emerged last year and which leads the world in surfacing from a months-long lockdown.

LinkedIn, with over 690 million users worldwide, counts new hires when people add a new employer to their profile. The rate is the number of new hires divided by the total number of LinkedIn members in a country.

The figures, tracked since mid-February, are not corroborated by official jobs data and do not represent the actual number of jobs in an economy. Government figures are usually released with a time-lag of several weeks.

“We are confident that our data is directionally correct in that there has been a huge decline in hiring in the U.S. and abroad,” Guy Berger, principal economist at LinkedIn in California, told Reuters.

Hiring in China plummeted 50% during the height of its coronavirus crisis in mid-February from 12 months earlier. Since restrictions were eased in early April, the hiring rate has inched up, and for the week ending April 24 was 3% lower than the same period in 2019.

Hiring in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Italy – which lead the world in coronavirus-related deaths – remains hugely depressed, but is falling less rapidly than a few weeks ago as the countries pass the peak of their epidemics.

Retailers including Walmart Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Instacart have said they would hire a total of over 700,000 workers to meet a surge in demand for groceries and household essentials during the coronavirus outbreak.

Consumer goods manufacturers such as Unilever, whose products include soap and shampoo, confirmed on Wednesday it was hiring to fill 300 jobs globally, but declined to elaborate.

Nestle told Reuters it was looking to fill 5,000 full-time U.S. positions in “a variety of levels across corporate and frontline.”

Fidelity Investments, a Boston-based financial services firm, said it had accelerated recruitment because of the pandemic and was looking to fill at least 2,000 full-time roles for financial consultants, software engineers and customer service staff in the United States in 2020.

Companies hiring in the United States and other countries also include Apple Inc; ByteDance, the Chinese parent of video-sharing social network TikTok; Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd; and aerospace and defence company Lockheed Martin Corp. These companies did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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The International Labour Organization warned on Wednesday that 1.6 billion workers, or nearly half of the global workforce, especially in the informal economy, could lose their livelihoods.

Record numbers of people have applied for U.S. jobless benefits since mid-March, and the unemployment rate is expected to soar to 16%, White House economic adviser Kevin Hasset said this week, from a 50-year low of 3.5% before the pandemic hit.

Both Italy and France, in lockdown for nearly two months, have seen hiring rates drop by around 70% from a year ago, according to LinkedIn.

Since China is ahead of other countries on the pandemic timeline, improvements there could suggest the same is in store elsewhere, Berger said. Several American states and European countries have begun allowing some non-essential businesses and schools to reopen in the hopes of restarting the economy and allowing a gradual return to normal life.

“It’s still slightly early to call it a firm recovery,” Berger said, referring to improving prospects in China. “We’re not expecting a full recovery but rather it’s an indication that parts of the economy will switch on as lockdowns are eased, at least relative to the worst point of the pandemic.”

ios 13.5: iOS 13.5 to bring easier unlocking of iPhone when wearing masks - Latest News

ios 13.5: iOS 13.5 to bring easier unlocking of iPhone when wearing masks – Latest News

NEW DELHI: Both the tech giants Apple and Google recently announced their joint effort to allow APIs and operating system level technology which will help in contact tracing using Bluetooth on the phones. The companies also said that they will also release APIs that will allow interoratibility between Android and iOS devices using apps from public health authorities.

Now Apple has rolled out Beta 3 of iOS 13.5 which consists of the code required to run apps that are built using the exposure notification API.

Apart from this, the iOS 13.5 beta update also brings another interesting feature. The update brings face mask detection enabling FaceID to decide if a user is wearing a face mask or not. In case a user is wearing a face mask then it will automatically prompt for a passcode.

The update also enables users to disable a feature in FaceTime video calls which let active speaker grows larger in the asymmetric grid. Once the user has disabled this feature then they will have to tap on a person’s feed to make it prominent in the grid.

Apart from this, the iOS 13.5 beta update also brings two security patches for vulnerabilities that affected the Mail app on the iPhone and iPad. It is expected that the company will roll out the stable iOS 13.5 update in May.

Recently, it was reported that Apple made changes in Apple Maps in order to support food delivery and medical services during COVID-19.

As reported by 9to5mac, Apple has adjusted the order of Apple Maps categories. Now the Apple Maps users will notice Grocery Stores at the top followed by a new category of food delivery. The other categories which are not that important are shifted towards the bottom.

Whenever a user chooses the food delivery category, then they will see all the nearby restaurants that are open and are offering food delivery options.