Apple releases iOS 13.7 consisting of new automatic COVID-19 notification system

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Apple released iOS 13.7, adding support for a new exposure notification system for powering COVID-19 tracking. The system is an extension of the existing coronavirus contact tracing efforts, but it removes the burden on states of having to build a dedicated app. News of the new software framework was first announced earlier in a joint statement from Apple and Google. This native support was expected, as it was announced when the exposure notification API – developed collaboratively between Apple and Google was revealed in April. The OS-powered contact tracing system is designed to inform someone when they may have been in contact with another person later diagnosed with COVID-19, primarily through a complex BLE Beacon protocol. Apple and Google made sure that the existing six apps will continue to work, and support the new framework to allow for contact tracing state lines. “As the next step in our work with public health authorities on Exposure Notifications, we are making it easier and faster for them to use the Exposure Notifications System without the need for them to build and maintain an app,” Apple and Google said in a joint statement.

Lenovo launches the new Tab P11 Pro with an OLED screen

Lenovo has launched the new Tab P11 Pro, a midrange Android 10 tablet with an 11.5-inch OLED display that seems like a fantastic option if you watch a lot of movies. It starts at $499 and will be available during the holiday season. It is powered by the Snapdragon 730G processor, the same one that’s found in the Google Pixel 4A. It has a 16:10 aspect ratio OLED screen (2,560 x 1,600) with a fingerprint sensor built into the display. Lenovo implemented a four-speaker JBL system with Dolby Atmos support and a huge 8,600mAh battery. Whether you’re on a long flight or train ride, you won’t have to hunt for a power outlet while you’re binging movies and TV shows. Each configuration comes with 128GB of storage, but its microSD slot will let you expand that. The Tab P11 Pro looks strikingly similar to the iPad Pro and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus. Lenovo says that its camera is capable of blurring out the background, too, so in this age of endless video meetings, that seems great to have.