Apple has released iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 for supported devices today. There are a few small changes in this version, as well as a substantial enhancement to Face ID.
Face ID on compatible iPhone models can now be enabled to work when wearing face masks thanks to iOS 15.4. Instead of using masks, this function relies on a less secure way of just scanning the region around your eyes.
Enabling Face ID with a mask will make the feature less secure than a full facial scan, and you’ll have to gaze at the phone when unlocking it with nothing concealing your eyes, according to the settings for enabling this option. Most people, however, would be ready to accept the diminished security in exchange for not having to remove their masks every time.
Unfortunately, Apple has decided that this function will only be available on the iPhone 12 and newer models. As a result, customers of the iPhone X, Xs, and XR are virtually left out in the cold.
Universal Control is the other key innovation in iPadOS 15.4. This functionality enables the user to utilize a Mac and an iPad side-by-side while fluidly moving the mouse pointer between them. Users can also transfer files back and forth between the two devices as if they were on the same computer.
Aside from that, 15.4 includes over 100 new emoji from the Emoji 14.0 set, a new Siri voice option, the ability to provide time and date information offline, EU Digital COVID Certificate support in vaccine cards in Apple Wallet, improvements to Safari web page translations with support for Italian and Chinese, improvements to the Podcasts app, and more.
Apple also released WatchOS 8.5, macOS Monterey 12.3, tvOS 15.4, and HomePod Software 15.4.
Get up to 56% off on OPPO Gadgets in the 8.8 Mega Flash Sale
From August 8 to 12, grab exciting freebies, vouchers, deals on Shopee and Lazada.
Heads up, shoppers! OPPO will offer incredible discounts with awesome freebies, vouchers, and deals during the OPPO 8.8 Mega Flash Sale on Shopee and Lazada.
From August 8 to 12, visit and shop on OPPO’s Official Stores to enjoy up to 56% off on OPPO gadgets. You can collect a Php 200 off voucher if you reach a minimum spend of Php 9,999 and a Php 400 off for every minimum purchase of Php 14,999.
Don’t miss the chance to use your Php 50 and Php 55 shipping discount vouchers before checking out if you have a minimum spend of Php 500 on Shopee and Lazada, respectively.
For Lazada shoppers, you can also get a Php 50 off voucher for every minimum purchase of Php 500, including a 10% cashback on your orders.
Freebies to watch out for on 8.8
If you plan to shop from 12 pm to 2 pm on August 8, take advantage of free G25 Bluetooth earphones for each smartphone order ID. Later in the day, you also can enjoy a free A8 long speaker if you order the OPPO A55 from 9 pm to 11:59 pm.
A wide array of freebies are also in store for you throughout the sale. That includes a free 32GB SD Card when you order OPPO A16 3GB, a free TG113 Bluetooth speaker for every purchase of OPPO A55, a free Neon Island desk pad for all your OPPO Reno6 Series purchases, and a free A8 long speaker with Neon Island desk pad for every OPPO Reno7 Series orders.
Flash deals, and giveaways on OPPO’s 8.8 TikTok Livestream
There’s more to look forward to on 8.8 when you check out OPPO Philippines on TikTok. Be sure to watch out for limited flash deals and giveaways during OPPO’s 8.8 TikTok Livestream on the following dates: August 7 from 2 pm to 9 pm; August 8 from 11 am to 9 pm; August 9 from 11 am to 7 pm, and August 10 from 11 am to 7 pm.
Bundle deals on Shopee, Lazada
Exciting bundle deals are also available from August 8 to 12, such as OPPO Band and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 1,999; OPPO A55 and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 9,499; OPPO A94 and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 11,999; OPPO Reno5 and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 15,999; and OPPO Reno5 5G and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 19,999.
Mark your calendars now! Don’t miss the chance to enjoy OPPO 8.8 Mega Flash Sale spectacular treats to welcome August on Shopee and Lazada, even on TikTok. Add to the cart and check out your favorite OPPO devices at great deals so you can finally take home the gadgets you have been saving up for!
Vivo announces 8.8 Mega Sale in Shopee, Lazada and TikTok Shop
Enjoy exclusive vouchers and freebies!
Vivo brings a surefire way to satisfy shoppers in this 8.8 Mega Sale! You can avail of vivo T1x, vivo Y1s, or vivo Y01 with vouchers, and exclusive freebies on Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop.
The vivo T1x, with an original price of PHP 8,999, will be available at a reduced price of PHP 8,897 with a P100 off voucher, FREE DITO SIMCARD, and FREE TWS Voguard. Designed for gamers, the vivo T1x comes with a high-performing Snapdragon 680 processor, 4GB RAM (1GB RAM Extended) + 64GB ROM, 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging capability, Multi-Turbo 5.0 that helps you run your favorite mobile gaming apps smoothly. It also comes with a 50MP camera that can capture life’s best moments effortlessly and get pristine clarity whether you zoom in or crop photos. The vivo T1x also supports unique and high-quality camera features like Bokeh Camera, Super Macro Camera, 8MP Super Night Selfie, and Personalized Portrait Mode. It has a beautiful 6.58“ FHD+ Incell screen display and anti-fingerprint design with unique colorways in Gravity Black and Space Blue.
Shoppers can also get the vivo Y01 for a fun deal. From PHP 5,299, it will be available for PHP 5,247 with P50 off voucher, FREE DITO SIMCARD, and FREE Premium Tumbler. The vivo Y01 is a great all-rounder device. It is an entry-level smartphone but packs advanced features like a 6.51-inch HD+ display for an immersive viewing experience, an 8MP rear camera for everyday shooting, and a 5 MP selfie camera on a small notch. It also has a 5000mAh battery that enables longer playtime and is also capable of reverse charging. The vivo Y01 can also run mobile games without lags because of its Multi-Turbo 3.0. This smartphone comes in a 3D slim design and is available in Elegant Black and Sapphire Blue.
For those who are looking for a more affordable smartphone, the vivo Y1s is another good option to consider. From PHP 5,499, it will be available for PHP 4,847 with P50 off voucher and FREE DITO SIMCARD. The vivo Y1s features a 6.22-inch Halo FullView™ display, providing a pleasant view for both videos and games. Plus, it can filter out harmful blue light to prevent eye strain. With elegant 3D body curves, the vivo Y1s fits perfectly in the palm for a comfortable grip. Its 32GB of internal ROM gives ample freedom to store more photos, files, and applications. It can also expand to up to 256GB with an additional SD card. And at a 4,030mAh battery, supported by exclusive smart power management, keeps it going longer for a more enjoyable gaming and video experience. It comes with a 13MP Main Camera and a 5 MP Front Camera with smart beauty features. The vivo Y1s will be available in limited quantity so add to cart now!
Other than T1x, Y01 and Y1s, vivo 8.8 Mega Sale also offers amazing freebies on other select Y Series, T Series, V Series, and X Series models and accessories. Check out these special deals on Shopee and Lazada:
Motorola Moto G32 is now official
A new budget smartphone from Motorola.
American tech firm Motorola recently announced its latest installment to the G lineup — the Moto G32. It is a mid-range handset featuring the Snapdragon 680 chip, a 90Hz display, and a 50MP triple-camera setup.
For starters, the Moto G32 sports an enormous 6.5-inch Full HD+ display in an IPS LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and a punch-hole cut-out housing the 16MP selfie snapper. Around the back is a triple-camera setup consisting of 50MP primary, alongside 8MP 118-degree ultra-wide and 2MP macro camera units.
Powering the device is a Snapdragon 680 chipset, paired with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. It packs a large 5,000mAh battery that charges at 30W through a USB-C port and runs on Android 12. Other features include dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC.
The Motorola Moto G32 is available in Mineral Gray, Satin Silver, and Rose Gold colors, it starts at EUR 210 (~US$ 215, PHP 11.9K) for the base 4GB + 64GB memory configuration.
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