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Apple introduces a new software update for iPhones, Macs, iPods, and Apple Watches on Monday—the biggest update they ever made to the home screen.

The new iOS 14 system update features a redesigned home screen with widgets that come in multiple sizes that users can customize and place anywhere on the home screen.

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The new update also includes App Library that can be seen at the end of the home screen page that automatically organizes the users’ apps into a simple view that they can navigate easily. Users can choose how many home screen pages to display for quicker access. (Source: Apple.com)

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iPhone users can now watch videos or use the FaceTime app while using another app. (Source: Apple.com)

The iOS 14 update also features a new and easy way to discover and use apps through App Clips. App Clips make your apps discoverable at the moment you need them. They are integrated with Apple Pay for easy purchasing. It is also associated with particular products that can be easily discovered by scanning QR codes, App Clip codes, and NFC tags. (Source: Apple.com)

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Apple also enhanced its privacy features that require all product pages in App Store a summary of the privacy practices before the users download it for more transparency.

According to Apple.com, additional features include:

Translate app is designed to be the best for translating conversations. On-device mode allows users to use the app offline for the translation of voice and text for 11 different languages.

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Siri can now send audio messages and run keyboard dictations.

Home app expands controls in the control center for quicker access.

Airpods has now the ability to effortlessly switch between Apple devices with automatic device switching.

Digital Car Keys give users a secure way to unlock and start their cars using their iPhones or Apple Watches. Digital keys can be shared through the Messages app and disabled through iCloud if the device is lost.

Find My app supports locating important, third-party products and phone accessories.

Safari gives privacy reports to its users. Secure password monitoring to help users detect saved passwords, and built-in translation for the entire webpage.

Health app has a new experience for users in managing their sleep, a new health checklist that includes Emergency SOS, Medical ID, EGC, and Fall Detection which only works on certain Apple Watch models.

Weather app keeps users updated on weather events and rain charts.

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The developer preview of iOS 14 is now available to Apple Developer Program members this week. The public beta will be available to iOS users next month.

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A Simple Learner Who's a Great Pretender

Maybe I'm just a learner, not a weirdo. A learner that knows how to listen and pretend. A simple learner who's a great pretender. Pretending to be slightly dumb enough not to be judged and criticized by those who do not appreciate my existence. We surround ourselves with people who's levels are either beyond or below our intellectual behavior, because as for reality, people may use you either for their success or your downfall. Since then, people tend to judge someone who has an intellect with things they shouldn't be. Making them a criticizer, and most of all, calling them weird.

Honestly, I'm one of this "weirdo" who actually loves to learn things, and for the record, I'm bullied and stressed out for making myself not to learn more and go with the flow to dumbness I had. Have you ever feel being assigned to some task where you know every process to make it easier and faster to finish but turns out to hesitate to voice out because some of your mates put themselves in charge. There are times where I know what to do, what to say, or how to react, but kept myself silent and pretend not to know anything that may help us. Maybe it's a good thing to just go with their ideas and learn from their perspectives, but sometimes you can't control it and says something, and once again called to be a weirdo and let you finish the work by yourself.

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Just be a great pretender not to hear any runts and be a good learner that appreciates everything. It's out of nowhere thoughts of mine, but simply I leave you this my favorite life quotation; "Don't introduce yourself, Let your success introduce you"

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