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Apple Releases GM build for iOS 13.5, iPadOS 13.5 – What’s New?

Apple could be preparing to roll out the next version of its operating system any moment from now, this is because it has started releasing the GM (Golden Master) version of iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 alongside WatchOS 6.2.5 and tvOS 13.4.5 to developers. *A Golden Master refers to the final version of a software, and it is usually a strong indicator that a software is ready for release into the market. *So what's new in iOS 13.5? The update introduces Apple and Google's new exposure notification API for Covid-19 contract tracing as well as the ability to share your Medical ID with first responders when placing an emergency call. Another related update includes a tweak to Face ID which makes it easier to unlock your device when wearing a mask. The update enables Face ID to skip to the password screen if it detects that you’re wearing a mask. In addition, iOS 13.5 also includes changes to the Group FaceTime calls, a new option for sharing Apple music on IG and Facebook stories, system bug fixes, and other improvements. iOS 13.5 GM Seed Release Notes: "iOS 13.5 speeds up access to the passcode field on devices with Face ID when you are wearing a face mask and introduces the Exposure Notification API to support COVID-19 contact tracing apps from public health authorities. This update also introduces an option to control automatic prominence of video tiles on Group FaceTime calls and includes bug fixes and other improvements. Face ID and Passcode Simplified unlock process for devices with Face ID when you are wearing a face maskPasscode field automatically presented after swiping up from the bottom of the Lock screen when you are wearing a face maskAlso works when authenticating with the App Store, Apple Books, Apple Pay, iTunes, and other apps that support signing in with Face ID Exposure Notification Exposure Notification API to support COVID-19 contact tracing apps from public health authorities FaceTime Option to control automatic prominence on Group FaceTime calls so video tiles do not change size when a participant speaks Emergency Services Option to automatically share health and other essential information from your Medical ID with emergency services when you place an emergency call (US only) This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements. Fixes an issue where users may see a black screen when trying to play streaming video from some websitesAddresses an issue in the share sheet where suggestions and actions may not…

Google Drive gets Face ID and Touch ID Authentication Support for iOS & iPadOS

For the extra protection and security for your personal files and documents, Google drive received a new privacy feature tagged 'Privacy Screen' which requires a Face ID or Touch ID authentication when launching the app. The feature gets activated as soon as switch to another app - but you can choose to have it delayed by 10 seconds, 1 minute or 10 minutes. Privacy screen isn't 100% foolproof as Google said the it may not protect your Drive notifications, certain Siri functionality, files shared with files app, photo shared with photos app, as well as other system functionality. To enable privacy screen, first install the update for Google Drive app on the App Store, launch the app and go to Settings > Privacy screen and enable the feature. You can also set the delay time based on your choice. The new feature is part of the latest 4.2020.18204 build which also brings bug fixes and performance improvements. 

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