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Controversial iPhone feature you need to know – but everyone reacts the same

You may want to take a closer look at your shoulders the next time you’re using the computer.

A Tiktoker has revealed with amazing accuracy how quickly someone can copy what’s on your screen.

Keep an eye on your shoulders...

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Keep an eye on your shoulders…

User Bypinkspace showed how an iPhone can be used to steal your work in a split second without even knowing it.

While it appears to be made as a joke against a friend doing homework, it raises the alarm about more serious matters – and how careful we should all be.

“Working smarter isn’t harder,” he told his more than 45,000 followers on TikTok.

The trick is done by using the iPhone’s text scanning feature in the camera app.

When taking a photo, a yellow frame will appear when text is detected.

You can then tap the text scan icon at the bottom right and everything will be instantly extracted and converted to text format.

It’s designed to be a useful everyday shortcut for things like paperwork, eliminating the need to manually type it in yourself.

Instead, you can scan documents with the camera app and all the hard work will be done for you.

But the video shows just how easily it can be abused.

Other device makers such as Samsung have also developed similar smart technology in recent years.

So next time you’re in the library doing schoolwork, think again.

The same goes for anyone handling sensitive documents in public.

Tiktoker can copy all of someone's homework with just one finger tap

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Tiktoker can copy all of someone’s homework with just one finger tap
Every iPhone owner warns of a simple error that exposes your personal information

In other news, personalized smart gun, which can only be activated by verified users, may eventually be made available to US consumers this year.

Tech giant Microsoft is trying to make the world more awake by launching a “Comprehensiveness” testing tool in its Word software.

And a federation Anti-trust case for Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, was launched first.


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