Apple announced the release of iOS 14, new Apple Watches, and other products and services at its September 2020 event.
iOS 14 has several new features, including a new Translate app with 11 languages, digital versions of car keys, and Home app for smart home management.
iOS 14 also shows if an app is using the camera or phone. A green indicator will appear if an app is using the device’s camera, and an orange indicator will appear if the microphone is in use. App settings for hardware use can be changed under Settings > Privacy.
Apple has provided a list of compatible devices for iOS 14 and iPadOS.
New watches include the Apple Watch 6 Series and Apple Watch SE. Watch OS 7 also includes sleep tracking and other health related features.
Microsoft Ignite is a free online training event that starts Tuesday, September 22 at 8:00 AM Pacific Time. Registration information is available at myignite.microsoft.com.
The Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event is also free and starts Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time.
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