Jeff and Serina are joined in the Blind Abilities Studio with State Services for the Blind of Minnesota Assistive Technology Specialist Jesse Anderson.
Jesse is the creator and host of the Illegally Sighted channel on YouTube. If you are interested in Video Gaming from a Low Vision perspective, be sure to check out his YouTube channel!
In this episode:
- Galaxy S21 Ultra can’t match iPhone 12 Pro Max durability in drop test
- iOS Home Pod proximity driving you nuts? Turn it off!
- HomePod stereo pairs supported in macOS Big Sur 11.3 beta
- Is Clubhouse Accessible? All You Need to Know About Clubhouse
- Unlock iPhone while wearing a mask with Apple Watch
- Facebook is Upset with Apple’s Upcoming Tracking Opt-Out options
- New Movies with AD: Palmer and Greenland and what about Cobra Kai?
- New Disney Plus Bundle
You can go to the articles mentioned in the episode by clicking on the links below:
As noted, the biggest feature to come to iOS 14.5 is support for Apple Watch Unlock when Face ID detects a face with a mask. Users must be wearing an unlocked Apple Watch protected by a passcode in order for the feature to work. When attempting to unlock your iPhone using Face ID while wearing a face mask, you’ll feel a vibration on your Apple Watch, along with a notification that your iPhone was unlocked successfully.
Facebook will deliver a prompt will claim that users who allow access to their activity will support businesses that rely on personalized ads to reach customers.
Facebooks preemptive move comes just ahead of Apple’s roll out of privacy changes to iOS 14 that will ask users if they’d like to allow this kind of tracking.
With a forthcoming update to iOS 14, each app that wants to use these identifiers will ask users to opt in to tracking when the app is first launched. If users opt out, it will make these ads a lot less effective. Facebook has warned investors that these looming changes could hurt its advertising business as soon as this quarter.
YouTube channel PhoneBuff put the two flagship handsets through the same drop test stages. The phones were dropped on their backs, corners, and screen, and the iPhone 12 was the clear winner.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra’s rear cracked on the first drop, even though it was just a hairline crack that appeared next to the camera module. The front glass also cracked in various places on the first drop, although the damage wasn’t as consistent as Allstate’s experiment. The screen was still usable, even if cracked.
Contact Your State Services
If you reside in Minnesota, and you would like to know more about Transition Services from State Services contact Transition Coordinator Sheila Koenig by email or contact her via phone at 651-539-2361.
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