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Apple to Allow Masked Users to Unlock iPhones via Face ID in iOS 14.5

Apple to Allow Masked Users to Unlock iPhones via Face ID in iOS 14.5

Apple will give recent iPhone users the ability to unlock their devices via Face ID when wearing a mask, but there’s a catch: The user will also have to have an Apple Watch.
Starting with the next upgrade to Apple’s mobile operating system, which will be iOS 14.5, a user will only have to look at his iPhone much as he does now in order to unlock it, with the proviso …

FBT 2020 Commercial of the Year: Apple’s ‘The Whole Working from Home Thing’

The editorial staff at Frequent Business Traveler is more likely to focus its energy on naming the best hotels of the year as part of our Centurion Awards program but this year, of course, is different because of the pandemic.
The result is the 2020 FBT Commercial of the Year and the winner of this honor is Apple’s “The Whole Working from Home Thing.”
At seven minutes, it’s more of a short …

Apple May Introduce Autonomous Electric Vehicle with New Battery Tech by 2024

Apple May Introduce Autonomous Electric Vehicle with New Battery Tech by 2024

Apple could bring its own autonomous electric vehicle to market by 2024, using a new battery design that improves range and lowers the cost of the batteries themselves.
The new-car program, which has been on and off since 2014, is internally known as Project Titan.
The move could stem from the return of Apple veteran Doug Field, who had worked at Tesla for a period of time before returning to the Cupertino-based …

Apple Releases iOS 14.3, watchOS 7.2, Adding Fitness+, ProRaw Support, and Animal Sounds

Apple Releases iOS 14.3, watchOS 7.2, Adding Fitness+, ProRaw Support, and Animal Sounds

Apple made new versions of its mobile operating system, iOS 14, available along with a new version of its operating system for the Apple Watch and for the iPad.
With the release of iOS 14.3, Apple is adding support for the ProRaw camera format to the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max as well as support for its new Apple Fitness+ service. The new release also includes support in the Safari …

Amtrak Moves to Support Apple Pay on Website and in App

Amtrak Moves to Support Apple Pay on Website and in App

Amtrak, the operator of most of the United States’ passenger rail services, announced it would accept Apple Pay on its mobile app as well as on its website.
The railroad will also accept Google Pay and PayPal going forward.
“We know every minute counts for our customers and now purchasing tickets is as simple as the touch of a button,” said Roger Harris, the railroad’s chief marketing officer.
Ridership on Amtrak has fallen …

Apple Updates Maps App with Transit Directions for Austria

Apple Updates Maps App with Transit Directions for Austria

Apple said it has added transit directions to Austria in an update to the Apple Maps app.
While the update adds public transit directions for the entire country, the focus of the update is Vienna, where travelers
In addition to the Alpine nation, the list of countries on the continent where Apple Maps now supports transit directions includes Estonia, Finland, France (Paris only), Germany, Italy (Rome only), the Netherlands, Norway, Spain (Madrid …

Apple CarPlay Gains Enhanced EV Charger Info with ChargePoint Integration

Apple CarPlay Gains Enhanced EV Charger Info with ChargePoint Integration

ChargePoint, which operates a network of electrical vehicle chargers, announced integration with Apple CarPlay.
“This new integration brings essential EV charging data inside the vehicle,“ ChargePoint said in a statement, calling it a “pivotal step” in the shift to electric mobility.
The action adds new EV charging data to Apple’s in-vehicle infotainment system.
Drivers who install the ChargePoint app on their iPhones will be able to easily locate nearby chargers, check the status …