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Apple expected to unveil iPads with facial recognition

Apple on Tuesday is expected to unveil updates to its Mac computers and iPads that include facial recognition features that have been available in the iPhone lineup at an event in Brooklyn. Analysts expect a new versions of Apple’s iPad Pro, its higher-end tablet computer that competes with the Microsoft Surface, with thinner bezels and more screen space, along with the face unlock system found on Apple’s newer iPhones. They also expect updates to the firm’s Mac lineup such as redesigned MacBook Air, Apple’s $999…

Children can’t hold pencils properly because they’re addicted to iPads, experts warn

Children are struggling to hold pens and pencils properly because they are overusing touchscreen technology, doctors have warned. Their finger muscles are not strong enough to control the direction of pens and pencils, the experts have claimed. Sally Payne, the head paediatric occupational therapist at the Heart of England foundation NHS Trust, told The Guardian: ‘Children are not coming into school with the hand strength and dexterity they had 10 years ago. ‘Children coming into school are being given a pencil…

Apple to issue fix for iPhones, Macs at risk from ‘Spectre’ chip flaw

Apple will release a patch for the Safari web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs within days, it said on Thursday, after major chipmakers disclosed flaws that leave nearly every modern computing device vulnerable to hackers. Browser makers Google, Microsoft and Mozilla's Firefox all confirmed to Reuters that the patches they currently have in place do not protect iOS users. With Safari and virtually all other popular browsers not patched, hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users may have no secure means of…