APPLE AND MICROSOFT COLLABORATION FOR 2020 PANDEMIC

Apple and Google officially announce cooperation to create contact tracing or contact tracking technology to identify and prevent the spread of C-Virus in the world. This system will use Bluetooth technology to help governments and health institutions reduce the spread of viruses. Of course, user privacy and security will remain the top priority. Apple delivered this statement on the Apple Newsroom website. Technically, Apple and Google will launch a comprehensive solution by releasing API (Application Programming Interfaces) and technology at the operating system level to help enable contact tracing.

There are two steps to be used in this urgent situation and remain focused on protecting user privacy. First, in May, Apple and Google will release APIs for Android and iOS devices that are connected to public health authority applications. The application will be available on the App Store and Google Play Store. Second, in the coming months, Apple and Google will work to activate a broader Bluetooth-based contact search platform. The solution is claimed to be stronger than using the API and allows more people to participate.

In closing in the notes provided, Apple and Google believe that this is a very appropriate moment to work together and help each other in solving C-Virus issues. It is hoped that this collaboration and collaboration can also be supported by third-party application developers, governments, and health service providers. The main goal to be achieved is to help countries around the world slow the spread of C-Virus and accelerate returning to normal conditions.

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And also after one month of release, the Apple C-Virus Screening Tool application gets its first update to version 2.0, some new features and performance improvements are presented in the Apple C-Virus Screening Tool application. Reporting from iMore, users can now receive guidance on information about C-Virus from the Department of Health where they live. Apple C-Virus Screening Tool provides a column that allows users to choose their area of ​​residence. After choosing the right place to live, the application will bring up information about C-Virus there.

Starting from the latest developments to guidelines that can help users know the symptoms of C-Virus. In addition, Apple C-Virus Screening Tool also has one additional feature in the application. Still struggling with health information, but not about C-Virus. This new feature displays information about tips for taking care of yourself during quarantine at home.

These tips can be found in the column called ‘Support Yourself’. If you click on that column, there will be several categories in it. For example, the category ‘Look After Your Mental Health’ which contains information about our mental health. Facing the C-Virus pandemic emergency as it is now, will unwittingly have an impact on one’s mental health. In that category, users will find various tips that can be applied to stay healthy. In addition, many other tips about maintaining personal health can be found.

5 DREAM FEATURES THAT ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE ON WHATSAPP

WhatsApp is arguably the best-selling chat application and is used by millions of users in Indonesia. Since it was bought by Facebook a few years ago, WhatsApp finally provides many features that had never existed before—starting from Video and Voice Call, WhatsApp Status, Broadcast mode, and many others.

 

But of all the features mentioned earlier, there are still some features on WhatsApp that users dream of. Yes, a dream because it will not be released, or maybe it will be made in the near future by the WhatsApp team. Here are five opinions about the WhatsApp Dream features that I look forward to.

5 Dream Features that are not yet available on WhatsApp.

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1. WhatsApp on iPad

Not a few iPad users who dream of being able to install the WhatsApp for iPad application. But the WhatsApp team itself has confirmed that they have no plans to release WhatsApp for iPad. Yes, this is because not all iPad devices are equipped with cellular technology.

Moreover, the iPad is also not designed to be able to receive SMS messages in the form of a confirmation code when logging in to WhatsApp for the first time. Another opinion that reinforces that WhatsApp will not release WhatsApp for iPad is the presence of the WhatsApp Web feature, making it easier for you to reply to WhatsApp messages via a computer.

2. WhatsApp Multi-Accounts

Surely many of you need 2 WhatsApp accounts – personal and work-related. The most practical solution is to have two different iPhone devices and two different numbers. This commotion can be more practical if you can use 2 WhatsApp accounts on an iPhone.

Given the iPhone technology that does not support dual sim, of course, you still have to prepare a second cell phone to put the sim card. How noisy? Yes, Unless you, at the same time, a dream that Apple will release an iPhone with dual sim technology.

3. Backup and Restore Data Between iOS and Android Without Hassle

WhatsApp on iOS uses an iCloud Drive account to back up data. Whereas WhatsApp on Android uses an external memory card or another way you can find out on the WhatsApp for Android page.

If you are an Android user and want to switch completely to iOS or vice versa, transferring message data and multimedia documents on WhatsApp is not easy. Several steps must be done (I will discuss in a separate article). If all of these steps can be made simpler, surely, this will bring the dream of every WhatsApp user, especially those who frequently switch devices.

4. Send Uncompressed Image

WhatsApp has supported the PDF document sending mode since several versions ago. But unfortunately, until now, WhatsApp does not support sending uncompressed image mode. Though sometimes, I need this feature on several occasions.

For example, send pictures of the iPhone launch coverage at the Apple Store in Singapore to the other MakeMac writing team who are in the office. Images sent via WhatsApp will experience considerable compression, making the results less sharp or decreasing image resolution. Same with photos, video documents can also experience a decrease in quality if sent via WhatsApp.

5. Leave the Group Without Being Found

How many WhatsApp Groups do you follow? 5, 10,15? Do you often get an invitation to enter a WhatsApp Group or even suddenly exist in a group but don’t feel connected to the chat in it? The quickest way to avoid getting dizzy is to leave the group.

But unfortunately, WhatsApp will provide notifications or notifications when someone leaves a group. This notification will appear in all remaining WhatsApp Group members alias still in it. Not a big problem if you rarely meet these people. But what if they are a big family, neighbors, or maybe coworkers in the office? Hemm, it can be really bad.

What About Your Dream Feature?

Which of the above features is your dream to be available on WhatsApp immediately? Is WhatsApp for iPad, multi accounts on WhatsApp, or maybe other features? Share it in the comments column!

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EMOJI UPDATES ON IOS

Unicode Consortium has received 230 new Emojis for use in 2019. Apple will usually adapt this new standard in its newest operating system, iOS 13 for this year. In total there are 230 new Emojis registered for Emoji 12.0. It is divided into 29 different Emojis, 75 gender variations and a total of 230 new Emojis when calculated with skin color options.

Some of the new Emojis introduced in Emoji 12.0 are Flamingo animals, Otter, Hindu Temple, Sari, Sloth worship places and many others. Emoji 12.0 also introduces many Emoji with disability themes. Ranging from horseback chairs, robotic arms and legs, hearing aids, to sign language for mute and blind people who use sticks. Unicode also explained that all the documentation needed for Emoji 12.0 was complete.

Now just go into the technical documentation and various other details to make this latest Emoji available in a web browser, computer operating system and also a smartphone that will be prepared throughout 2019.

Also read: MACBOOK PRO 13 INCH REVIEW, ALMOST PERFECT!

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The iOS 13.1 update provides several new features and important improvements. But besides that, Apple quietly also provides improvements in a number of Emoji characters that were previously considered inappropriate. Shared by Emojipedia, the iOS 13.1 update has 24 improvements to the previously released Emoji character. Some of them are Emoji for Octopus, Squid, Mosquito, Sipoa, Puzzle, and many others. Repair of 24 Emoji characters is arguably quite minimal.

For example for Octopus, there are now sucker details at the bottom.

As for the Squid, the shape is no longer inverted. Then for Mosquitoes, now the number of legs is correct to be 6 (previously 5).

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About a week ago, Apple distributed beta versions for iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2. This version is the developer beta and the third public beta for iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 has been released. Later some interesting features that have been tested on the beta will also be available. For example, the addition of 60 kinds of new emojis and some additional variations of emojis that already exist.

New emojis that will appear later include smiling smiley faces, one-piece swimsuits, and some food emojis such as waffles, falafel, butter, and garlic. In addition there are also additional animal emojis such as sloths, flamingos, orangutans, and skunks. Certainly not only new emojis will be present. Some new features and systems have also been prepared. Including Siri support for Announce Messages which was originally prepared for iOS 13.

With this feature, you can immediately respond to messages that come through AirPods. Siri will read the message through AirPods so that you no longer need to look at your cellphone or Apple Watch to check incoming messages. To reply, Siri will immediately copy the message according to your words and then send it to the destination. There is also a Deep Fusion Camera feature that can enhance the photo capabilities of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro by being able to improve the quality of background images.