While Apple devices and Macs might be optimized for the AirPods Max, they can be used like any other wireless headphones. This means the AirPods Max can be paired to any compatible Bluetooth device. Pairing the AirPods Max with a Bluetooth connection may limit some features, however listening to high-quality audio works just fine. Getting the AirPods Max to pair to your non-Apple device means putting the headphones in pairing mode.
One of the new features included in the iOS 14.4 update is the ability to classify your Bluetooth devices. While many of your devices will automatically be identified and categorized correctly as a speaker, headphone, car stereo, etc., some may not, and now you can manually classify them.
AirPods Max wireless headphones from Apple are ready for pre-order. The high-fidelity, over-ear headphones come in five colors and arrive starting on December 15. AirPods Max seeks to deliver the "ultimate personal listening experience" along with the easy setup and convenience that in-ear AirPods are known for. Advanced software offers a variety of features thanks to computational audio.
Contact tracing is an important tool for slowing the spread of COVID-19 infection and has been employed by a number of countries that have had success in curtailing the pandemic. Due to the sheer logistics involved in contact tracing as well as privacy concerns, the concept of app-based contact tracing has recently been gaining favor with research groups. Singapore's health ministry developed and deployed the first such app, TraceTogether, in March.