iOS 14: How to Enable Back Tap on iPhone

first_imgDo note that this feature only works on iPhone 8 and newer models running iOS 14. Additionally, this feature is not available on the iPad. With that being said, follow these steps to enable back tap on your iPhone.On your iPhone, go to Settings.Scroll down a bit and go to Accessibility.On the next screen, under Physical and Motor, tap Touch.Scroll to the end and go to Back Tap.You’ll now see two options — Double Tap and Triple Tap.You can assign any action that’s available in the list. For example, you can set the Double Tap action to take a quick screenshot, while the Triple Tap action can be assigned to quickly access the Control Centre.After you’ve assigned the actions, exit settings. You can now start using back tap on your iPhone.iOS 14: Back tap integration with ShortcutsBack tap also integrates well with the Shortcuts app. This means, besides having the actions that are already present in the back tap menu, you can also assign custom shortcuts if you want to. For instance, if you have a shortcut that lets you run the Instagram story camera from the Shortcuts app, you can now assign it to a simple double- or triple-tap.All you need to do here is to make sure to download Apple’s Shortcuts app on your iPhone. Once the app is installed on your phone, visit RoutineHub to get a plethora of custom shortcuts. To download a shortcut and assign it to back tap on your iPhone, follow these steps.Go to RoutineHub on your iPhone.Find the shortcut that you’d like to download and open it.Hit Get Shortcut to download it on your iPhone.Doing this will redirect you to the Shortcuts app. Scroll down to the bottom and tap Add Untrusted Shortcut.Exit the Shortcuts app once your new shortcut is added.Go to iPhone’s Settings and repeat the earlier steps to assign this new shortcut as a double tap or a triple tap action.- Advertisement – This is how you can enable and use the new back tap feature in iOS 14. Let us know in the comments what you plan to do with this nifty new feature.For more tutorials, visit our How to section.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Did you know your iPhone has a cool hidden feature that lets you trigger certain actions whenever you tap the rear panel of your phone? For instance, you can now take a screenshot by double tapping or open the camera by triple tapping the rear panel of your iPhone. With the new back tap feature in iOS 14, the entire rear panel of your iPhone basically transforms into a big touch-sensitive button, letting you interact with your phone like never before.Apart from the available actions present in the Back Tap menu, the feature also integrates well with Apple’s Shortcuts app. This further makes it possible to assign almost any action that’s available as a shortcut on the internet. In this guide, we tell you how to use the new Back Tap feature in iOS 14.iOS 14: How to enable and use back tap feature- Advertisement –last_img read more

‘Long way to go:’ LGBT+ employees are few in corporate America

first_imgLGBT+ Americans are largely absent from the highest ranks of corporate America, where they often feel insulted and isolated, a study showed on Tuesday, putting into question the efficacy of efforts at inclusion and diversity.The findings come despite business support for events such as pride parades and corporations speaking out against anti-LGBT+ measures such as those seeking to bar same-sex couple adoption, said authors of the study by McKinsey & Co., a top US management consulting firm.In corporate America, LGBT+ workers are significantly underrepresented and are more often subject to demeaning jokes and comments than are their straight colleagues, the study said. The US Supreme Court last week delivered a landmark victory for LGBT+ rights by ruling that federal law barring workplace discrimination includes protection for gay and transgender employees.More than 200 corporations became involved in the case by signing court documents in support of the expanded protection.An estimated 4.5% of Americans identify as LGBT+, according to the Williams Institute, a research center at the University of California. Of those, 58% are women and 42% are men.But in corporate America, LGBT+ men make up 3.1% of entry-level employees and 2.9% of top executives, the report found.LGBT+ women make up 2.3% of entry-level employees, 1.6% of managers and just 0.6% of top corporate executives.The researchers surveyed about 65,000 employees from about 300 corporations in 2018 and 2019.Among those companies, only four chief executives were openly LGBT+ and none were transgender, it said.In the study, LGBT+ respondents reported that they repeatedly had to explain their gender identity to colleagues, something nearly half said they had to do at least once a week.LGBT+ women were twice as likely as women overall to experience “onlyness,” being the only one with their gender identity or sexual orientation, and seven times more likely to feel that way than straight white men, the report found.Among LGBT+ women of color, two-thirds said they experienced “onlyness.”Underrepresentation and isolation combined have led to a greater likelihood of LGBT+ people being vulnerable to sexist jokes, demeaning remarks and sexual harassment, the report said.More than half of the LGBT+ women said they had experienced sexual harassment at work, 1.4 times more than straight women and 1.9 times more than LGBT+ men, it said.  Topics :center_img “Support is at an all-time high for the LGBT+ community in corporate America, but we’re not where we want to be,” said Ana Mendy, a co-author of the study.”We have a long way to go to translate good intention into actual results,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.Among the efforts at corporate inclusion, hundreds of major consumer brands have become regular sponsors of annual LGBT+ pride events and donated millions of dollars to LGBT+ causes.Corporations also have been transforming recruitment practices and marketing tactics to attract an LGBT+ workforce and LGBT+ consumers.last_img read more

Malta Gaming Authority signs MoU with ESIC

first_imgThe Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has entered into a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC). Ian Smith, ESICThis was announced today and is ‘in the interests of protecting and maintaining the integrity of esports and esports betting’.The aim of this MoU is to foster cooperation between the two entities to avoid the manipulation of esports events and competitions. The MGA, in collaboration with its licensed operators, will provide information on suspicious betting patterns to assist ESIC with its investigations or insider betting connected with esports events and competitions. ESIC Integrity Commissioner Ian Smith said: “We are delighted that the Malta Gaming Authority has agreed to work with us in making esports a safer wagering environment. “The MGA is a very highly respected regulator of sports betting and it has been a pleasure developing this information sharing mechanism with them. Adding the experience and vital information of our other partners in the information exchange to the Authority’s intelligence database and vice versa will undoubtedly strengthen all our efforts considerably.”Joseph Cuschieri, Chairman of the MGA stated: “I am very pleased that we signed this MoU with ESIC. Keeping abuse and crime out of sports betting is high on our agenda and the MGA will always be at the forefront to collaborate in such matters both locally and internationally”.Currently ESIC members include betting operators, regulators, tournament operators and more. These include Betway, ESL, Unikrn, Sportradar, DreamHack, ESP, FirstBlood, GameCo, Pinnacle, Intel and more. If you’re interested in learning more about integrity and esports betting, ESIC’s Chairman Kevin Carpenter will be speaking on a panel alongside ESL UK MD James Dean and Eric Konings of Kindred at Betting on Esports in London in September (13-15). Dom Sacco of the British Esports Association will moderate. Esports Insider says: This is another step in the right direction for ESIC as it expands the partners it works with and in doing so, especially with an organisation like the MGA, enhances the important work it’s able to do. Disclaimer: As a part of SBC Global, Esports Insider is organising the Betting on Esports Conferencelast_img read more

Bottas Faces Uncertain Summer as Mercedes Decides his Future

first_imgBUDAPEST, Hungary — Valtteri Bottas faces an uncertain summer after two unconvincing races as he waits to find out his Mercedes future.The Finn is fighting to keep his place at the F1 giant, with Mercedes set to decide whether to offer him a new deal during the upcoming midseason break. Now in his third season with the Silver Arrows, Bottas acknowledges the precarious situation is getting to him.“When contract-wise you’re on the limit it never helps. Some people might think that some drivers perform better under pressure, when things are on the limit, but for me it doesn’t help,” Bottas said. “It will be nice to hear some news when the team decides what it wants to do.”Last week Bottas crashed out of the German Grand Prix chasing a podium finish, and on Sunday he finished eighth at the Hungarian GP after starting from second on the grid. Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff is weighing whether to replace him with Frenchman Esteban Ocon in 2020.Bottas failed to win a race last year but bounded into the new season with two wins in four races and even led the championship. He looked determined to prove he could be an F1 title contender and challenge his illustrious teammate Lewis Hamilton, the world champion.British Forumla One driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, left, and his Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas steer his car during the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring circuit, in Mogyorod, Hungary, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)Since then, however, the 29-year-old Bottas has not won in eight consecutive races. Although Bottas is level 4-4 with Hamilton in F1-leading pole positions this season, Hamilton has crushed him 8-2 in wins and leads his teammate by 62 points in the championship standings.“It’s a big gap, much bigger than I would have liked to have. I don’t really want to think about it at the moment, that’s for sure,” Bottas said. “It’s a bit of a tricky situation, but that’s how it is.”Bottas needs wins — fast — and that’s perhaps why he’s pushing too hard in races.“I was hungry for the win. I wanted to win this race whether there were contract talks or not,” Bottas said. “There’ve been races that have been lost opportunities, sometimes because of us as a team (and) sometimes because of me. (In) the last three races (my consistency) has not been there.”In Sunday’s race, he lost position to Hamilton, who won the race but appeared to deny Bottas enough space as they jostled into Turn 3.Bottas was then forced to change his front wing after it was clipped by Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. He appeared displeased with Hamilton’s driving as they fought to catch pole-sitter Max Verstappen at the start.“We were side by side (on Turn 3). For sure he (Hamilton) didn’t leave any room for me so that compromised my exit,” Bottas said. “Racing can still be good even though you don’t push others off the track … Obviously Turn 3 today was on the limit.”Bottas also took a swipe at Leclerc, who could have been penalized for rash driving.“Charles swept across and (hit) my front wing. That was it, really, compromised my race,” Bottas said. “I love hard racing, that’s for sure, but it was completely unnecessary. That’s not how it should be.”Verstappen finished second behind Hamilton and is now only seven points behind Bottas in third place overall with nine races left.Bottas has been on one-year rolling contracts since joining Mercedes in 2017 as a sudden replacement for retired world champion Nico Rosberg. Last year Mercedes gave him the nod for 2019 only in July, and now it’s even later.He knows he needs to prepare himself well should Mercedes choose the 22-year-old Ocon ahead of him.“When you’re in that situation, and you want to race in F1, you need Plan B and possibly Plan C,” Bottas said. “It’s always good to have different plans.”By: Jerome Pugmire, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more