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Apple iOS 15 is here, but it misses out on crucial features

Apple announced iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 at its WWDC 21 a few months ago. Since then, it has rolled out several beta updates for the two operating systems.

Recently, Apple rolled out stable updates for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. While they come with a slew of new updates, there are some features that are yet to make their way to the users. The iPhones and iPads miss out on features such as SharePlay, improved AirPod Find My support, Universal Control, and more. While the Universal Control is yet to roll out on the iPhones, the other features are missing from both iPhones and iPads.

The Verge reports that it looked through Apple's product pages for each OS to find the features that have yet to show up on iPhones and iPads. They found several missing features. One of th

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Facial recognition can be used to track disease in cows

The technology that allows computers to recognise people can also recognise some animals.

Researchers and companies around the world have developed software that works on bears, fish and lions. Closer to home, a Kansas City, Missouri, company worked with researchers at Kansas State University to develop a facial recognition app for cattle.

CattleTracs is designed to trace cattle diseases. Ranchers take a photo of their cattle, and the app records the GPS coordinates of the photo. Researchers then use that information to identify cattle that may be infected if an outbreak were to occur.

"If you have a disease outbreak and there's a sick animal, you can see if that animal is in the database and then tell where it had been before if it was ent

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WhatsApp multi-device features: Linking brings advantages, but users will face issues

WhatsApp multi-device beta test: Two big changes are coming to WhatsApp, the world's most popular encrypted messenger service — the ability to encrypt cloud backups to iCloud and Google Drive, and multi-device support.

The first WhatsApp feature will allow users' chats to be securely backed up to the cloud, while the latter will allow users to use WhatsApp on multiple devices, including WhatsApp Desktop, WhatsApp Web, and on a Portal device. We recently reported that WhatsApp was rolling out the multi-device beta testing for the upcoming feature to iOS users on the stable (non-beta) channel.

While the Facebook-owned company still has to iron out bugs and issues with the WhatsApp multi-device support before it is rolled out to users, the arrival of the beta

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Critics warn of Apple, Google ‘chokepoint’ repression

WASHINGTON: The global dominance of tech giants serves as a convenient online chokepoint for authoritarian governments to crack down on dissent or rig elections, critics of Apple and Google said Friday.

The companies were facing international outrage after pulling a Russian opposition voting app off their online marketplaces in response to authorities’ escalating pressure, including arrest threats.

Google and Apple, whose operating systems run on 99% of the world’s smartphones, have a stranglehold on the markets for the applications that allow users to do everything from watch movies to hail a ride.

“The app stores are the new frontier for censorship,” Natalia Krapiva, tech legal counsel at rights group Access Now told AFP.

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MCMC: Government seeking public feedback on ‘National Super App’

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is inviting public feedback on the development of a National Mobile Application or super app.

MCMC in a statement today (Sept 17) said the National Mobile Application is being planned by the government as a one-stop centre for users to access online services from both the digital government and selected private sectors.

It explained that the app would potentially allow the public to pay bills, settle traffic summonses, renew driving licences and road tax, book a doctor’s appointment, access e-healthcare services, and register births and marriages online, among o

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Driving? Use Google Maps speed limit warning feature to stay safe; here’s how

Google Maps speed limit warning: Driving a vehicle is not a challenging task, and is a skill that gets better with practice. However, while driving, it is important to keep an eye on the road signs that inform you of various rules, such as parking schedules, repair work, as well as speed limits.

In most countries, exceeding the speed limit is a punishable offence, and can land you in trouble. Keeping an eye on the speedometer and the speed limits on each road is an absolute must, but drivers can also use their smartphones and Google Maps to access speed limit warnings on their phone.

Offered by Google as part of the app, the Google Maps Speed Limit warning feature is designed to inform users about their current speed which can be shown on their phone scree

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