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Apple Releases Fourth Betas of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 to Developers

Apple Releases Fourth Betas of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 to Developers

Apple has released the fourth betas of its iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 updates to developers. The new seeds come one week after the third developer beta releases.

Beta builds are available to developers through the Apple Developer Center or over the air on the devices with the proper configuration installed.

The iOS 14.2 update brings a new Music Recognition control for the Control Center, enhancing the integration of the Shazam app in the iOS operating system. Music Recognition allows users to discover music playing around them and can recognize music playing in apps even when the user is wearing AirPods.

The Shazam Music Recognition feature can be added to Control Center via the “Control Center” options in the Settings app. Users can tap on the Shazam icon in the Control Center to perform a single song recognition.

The new emoji options include a smiling face with a tear, ninja, pinched fingers, anatomical heart, black cat, mammoth, polar bear, dodo, fly, bell pepper, tamale, bubble tea, potted plant, piñata, plunger, wand, feather, hut, and more.

Last but not least, a new “People Detection” feature in the Magnifier app uses the iPhone camera to let users know how far away from people they are, useful in these days of social distancing.

As usual, MacTrast and Apple both warn users to not install any betas on your daily driver iPhone or iPad, instead only install betas on a device set aside for testing purposes.

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