Watching Unlimited Broadcasts on Telegram, Apple Self-Driving Car Accidents, iPhone 12 Headphone Sound Fix, Only Three Hours a Week of Video Games for China Kids, iPhone Driver's License, and other exciting news on the sidelines …

News on the margin the week August 27 - September 2

Apple plans many new health features for the Apple Watch

Apple plans to add a host of new health features to the Apple Watch, including blood pressure measurement, a thermometer, sleep apnea detection, and diabetes detection, as well as a number of updates for existing models. Most of these new health monitoring functions are not expected to arrive. before 2022.

Apple is said to be considering adding a thermometer to the Apple Watch for health monitoring purposes as soon as next year. It is claimed that the features of this thermometer will monitor fertility to give a woman insight into the ovulation cycle and improve detection of patterns when this sleep tracking as well as detecting whether the user has a fever.

Google makes M1-inspired processors for Apple

Reports indicated that future versions of the Chromebook laptop may be powered by processors designed by Google itself, in a move said to be inspired by the success of Apple Silicon, and the Chromebook was a strong competitor with Apple devices, especially in the field of education. Now with some schools switching from Chromebooks to iPads, and global demand slowing, the company plans to design its processors by 2023.

Apple announces the first US states to allow adding a driver's license to the iPhone

Apple announced the first US states that will allow adding a special driver's license or state ID to the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch, and Arizona and Georgia will be the first states to support this feature, and the rest of the states will follow, respectively, according to Apple.

Apple said that designated security checkpoints at participating US airports will be the first locations where customers can present a mobile driver's license or case ID in the Wallet app. Participating countries and the Transportation Security Administration will share more information at a later time regarding when and where to support portable driving licenses and IDs.

Reports: Google Pixel 6 supports 23W wireless charging

Google is rumored to be working on a new wireless charging stand that could provide 23W for the upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones, according to a leaked image posted by Android Police. And if this news is true, it would beat the iPhone 12's maximum wireless charging speed of 15W or 12W on the iPhone 12 mini using a MagSafe charger.

Apple Watch 7 production delayed due to quality problems

Production of the upcoming Apple Watch 7 has been delayed due to its complicated design, according to a report by Nikkei Asia.

As a result of the intricate design in the form of flat bezels, larger screens and new sensors, Apple suppliers have paused production of the new watch as engineers look to further validate final designs before going into mass production.

Low interest in switching from Android to iPhone

A new survey by SellCell shows that Android users completed significantly less than the iPhone 13 compared to last year. About their opinions on upcoming Apple products, the survey found that 5000% of Android users would consider switching to the iPhone 18, a significant decrease from last year when 18.3% would like to switch to the iPhone 13, a 33.1% drop. As for those who intend to switch, 12% of them are interested in the iPhone 14.8 Pro version, 39.8% are interested in the Pro Max version, 13% are very interested in the iPhone 36.1 version, and only 19.5% are interested in the iPhone 13 mini. And their desire to switch, this was because of the system support for years, and privacy.

For those who were not interested in the switch, they said the iPhone 13's lack of a fingerprint scanner for authentication was the main reason they didn't consider the switch, as well as due to limited iOS customization, and iOS's lack of support for installing third-party apps, some said scanning iCloud photos to search for abuse material Pediatric CSAM was the cause.

Samsung Galaxy Watch gets Walkie-Talkie app similar to Apple Watch

Three years after Apple released the walkie-talkie feature for the Apple Watch, Samsung released a similar app on the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy 4 Classic, with Samsung releasing the app via the Google Play Store. Similar to the Apple Watch app, Samsung says its walkie-talkie app allows users to have instant conversations, just as if they were using a walkie-talkie. While the Apple Watch only allows two people to join a conversation, the Samsung version allows 'two or more'.

China bans children and teens from playing online video games for more than 3 hours a week

China is implementing new restrictions on online gaming that will affect children and teenagers under the age of 18. Children will only be able to play online games for an hour a day from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM on weekends and legal holidays and games on the rest of the week are prohibited.

Companies that provide online gaming services to minors are required to comply with these rules and will not be able to provide games to children outside of those hours. Game providers will also be required to register users with their real names and users will need to be logged in to play. Game companies are responsible for ensuring that minors do not exceed the time allowed.

The new rules are aimed at protecting children's physical and mental health, and the National Press Agency and Public Administration said the guidelines address the problem of minors' excessive use of online games. China previously had restrictions limiting play to 1.5 hours a day, but games were allowed on most days.

Apple launches 'no sound' repair program for iPhone 12 models

Apple announced the launch of a new service program that addresses the problem of sound in some iPhone 12 and 12 Pro devices. According to Apple, a very small percentage of the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro models may experience sound problems due to a component that could malfunction in the receiving unit of the handset, and these affected devices were manufactured between October 2020 and April 2021.

Thus, iPhone 12 and 12 Pro owners who experience a problem with the sound of the call headset when making or receiving phone calls are eligible for this free service. The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max models are not affected by this issue and are therefore not part of the repair program.

Those who have these issues can make an appointment at an Apple retail location, or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. You can also contact Apple Support to arrange a repair by mail.

Models with damage that impairs the ability to complete the repair, such as a broken screen, will need to fix this issue before receiving service. Apple says the repair program covers affected iPhone 12 or 12 Pro devices for two years after the device's first retail sale.

Miscellaneous news

◉ Apple has announced an update coming to the App Store that closes an investigation by the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC). The update will allow Reader or Reader app developers to include an in-app link to their website so users can set up or manage an account.

◉ Two of Apple's self-driving cars operating in manual mode had minor crashes in August, both accidents were not caused by the self-driving car or the person driving the car, and they are largely unremarkable, and experts attributed this number of accidents to the intensification of Tests sharply by Apple.

◉ Twitter has announced the official launch of Super Follows, a new feature that allows subscribers-only content that requires a fee to access it.

◉ Twitter also announced that it is testing a new feature called Safety Mode, which is designed to reduce harassment and unwanted interactions on the platform. Users who often receive spam or abusive responses to their tweets can turn on safety mode, which will automatically block accounts that use undisciplined language such as insults, etc.

◉ The Telegram app has received a major update that allows the live broadcast to be viewed by an unlimited number of viewers instead of only a thousand viewers previously.

◉ Apple released a revised version of the AirTags firmware that was first introduced to AirTags owners last week. No new features were found after the first release, so it will likely focus on bug fixes and other improvements under the hood.

◉ Apple has released the eighth beta versions of iOS, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8 and tvOS 15 to developers.

◉ Instagram is now asking all users to share their date of birth to create safer and more private experiences for young people and to continue using the app. Instagram also plans to put warning labels on certain posts and will ask for a birthday before allowing content to be displayed.

◉ Microsoft says it will hold an event on September 22nd, and although the announcement contains few details, the keynote speech will likely focus on new Surface products.

This is not all the news that is on the sidelines, but we have brought you the most important of them, and it is not necessary for a non-specialist to occupy himself with every oddity and incidence,
There are more important things that you do in your life, do not let the devices distract you or distract you from your life and your duties, and know that technology is there to facilitate life and help you in it, and if it robs you of your life and preoccupies you, then there is no need for it.


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