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JCB Now Supports Apple Pay in Taiwan

JCB Now Supports Apple Pay in Taiwan

“The move comes soon after JCB enabled Google Pay in its home country, reflecting the company’s growing interest in novel payment technologies.” Japanese credit card company JCB is now supporting Apple Pay in Taiwan, the company has announced. JCB’s support in Taiwan comes in partnership with E.SUN Bank and Union Bank of Taiwan, with Taiwan…

Apple Pay Brings Biometric Payments to Norway

Apple Pay Brings Biometric Payments to Norway

Apple Pay has made it to Norway, launching in the country with the support of Nordea Bank, Santander Bank and Sbanken. The banks are allowing customers to upload their Mastercard, Visa, and debit cards to Apple’s biometrically secured mobile payments platform. Meanwhile, Danish merchant acquirer Clearhaus says it’s extending Apple Pay support across Norway-based online merchants.…

BRIEF: The Mainstreaming of Face ID

BRIEF: The Mainstreaming of Face ID

When Apple revealed its Face ID system for user authentication with its launch of the iPhone X last autumn, many wondered whether the mobile industry would shift away from fingerprint recognition and to facial recognition for user authentication. Several months later, it’s not clear that fingerprint recognition is going anywhere – that technology is still…

Apple Patent Describes User Tracking For Macs and TVs

Apple Patent Describes User Tracking For Macs and TVs

A newly revealed patent application from Apple suggests the company is exploring technology that would allow a device to track a user’s gaze, head position, hand gestures, face biometrics, and more. Newly published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, the patent was filed in Q4 of last year. It specifically concerns applications of its…

iOS 12 Will Support Multi-User Face ID

iOS 12 Will Support Multi-User Face ID

With the iOS 12 beta now rolling out, it’s becoming clear that Apple has reversed course on a previous policy restricting Face ID authentication to one user per device. As 9to5Mac reports, there is a new feature in the Face ID & Passcode Settings area of iOS 12 allowing users to “Set Up an Alternate…

FindBiometrics is Live From Amsterdam for Money20/20 Europe

FindBiometrics is Live From Amsterdam for Money20/20 Europe

FindBiometrics is in Amsterdam this week for Money20/20 Europe, where we are reporting live from the conference floor on all the biometrics and identity-centric news from what’s billed this year as “The greatest FinTech show on Earth.” This year’s Money20/20 Europe  boasts over 5000 attendees, 1500 companies, and 400 speakers from 85 countries. Already, the…

Apple Patents Illustrate In-Display Sensor Efforts

Apple Patents Illustrate In-Display Sensor Efforts

“The patents also point to a certain level of technological expertise on Apple’s part that could still come into play in future devices.” Yet further evidence has emerged that Apple has been quietly exploring in-display fingerprint sensor technology for its iPhone devices. It comes by way of newly published filings with the US Patent and…

What Biometrics Announcements Can We Expect From WWDC 2018?

What Biometrics Announcements Can We Expect From WWDC 2018?

“…there’s now even more reason to speculate that Apple will seek to differentiate its high-end iPads with the integration of its expensive Face ID system.” Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is right around the corner, and speculation is mounting over what new gadgets could be revealed during the event. Most of the hype revolves around…

Latest Apple Patents Cover Vascular Biometrics For iPhones

Latest Apple Patents Cover Vascular Biometrics For iPhones

Future iPhones might get x-ray vision if a new Apple patent published May 15 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is any indication. The patent titled “Vein imaging using detection of pulsed radiation,” – which was published alongside 67 other patents – describes an infrared imaging method that enables a device to capture subcutaneous…

Looks Like All Three 2018 iPhones Will Use Face ID

Looks Like All Three 2018 iPhones Will Use Face ID

Apple is definitely sticking with Face ID for this year’s new flagship iPhones, and is even doubling down on it with improvements to the underlying software, suggest new rumors from Mac Otakara. Citing an anonymous source in Apple’s supply chain, the Japanese blog says that Apple is planning a 6.5″ OLED iPhone for this year.…

HSBC Becomes Latest Bank to Embrace Face ID Login

HSBC Becomes Latest Bank to Embrace Face ID Login

HSBC has become the latest financial services organization to let iPhone X users login to their corporate accounts using Face ID, the device’s sophisticated 3D facial recognition system. The bank’s support for Face ID comes after Discover enabled Face ID login for its cardholders in December, and Singapore’s OCBC enabled Face ID authentication a month…

Apple Advises Replacing iPhone X Rather Than Fixing Face ID

Apple Advises Replacing iPhone X Rather Than Fixing Face ID

“As for advising service providers to try fixing the rear camera first, that is something of a technical mystery.” Apple has established a new repair policy for Face ID, suggesting that its Genius Bar employees and other Authorized Service Providers first try to fix the rear camera, and if that fails, replace the whole phone.…

Touch ID’s Not Dead Yet, Suggests iPhone SE 2 Leak

Touch ID’s Not Dead Yet, Suggests iPhone SE 2 Leak

The first sequel to the iPhone SE won’t feature Face ID, but will have a glass back allowing for wireless charging, suggests a recent tweet from reputable leaker Ben Geskin. The succinct tweet was delivered with a render of the device indicating that it will retain the home button, and presumably Touch ID. It also…

Face ID Could Come To Apple Watch Series 4

Face ID Could Come To Apple Watch Series 4

“Integrating a version of Face ID into the Apple Watch would allow the device to emulate features of the iPhone X, including revealing notifications and unlocking when the user looks at the device, and potentially even allowing for video calls.” Patent filings suggest Apple is exploring the idea of bringing its Face ID authentication system…

Is Face ID Coming to All 2018 iPhones?

Is Face ID Coming to All 2018 iPhones?

Further signs have emerged of Apple’s commitment to its Face ID facial recognition system with new reports that the company has signed up two additional components suppliers. The unnamed suppliers are both based in China, and are expected to supplement LG Innotek, which will remain the primary vendor of 3D sensing modules needed for the…

MassMutual Adds Face ID Support To RetireSmart App

MassMutual Adds Face ID Support To RetireSmart App

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance, or MassMutual, is now letting its customers access their account information in its RetireSMART mobile app with facial recognition on the iPhone X. The app can contain sensitive information pertaining to users’ 401(k)s and other retirement plans, and accordingly MassMutual emphasized the security of the iPhone’s facial recognition technology in its…

Apple’s Biometrically Secured Mobile Wallet Gets More Support

Apple’s Biometrically Secured Mobile Wallet Gets More Support

“In Canada, Service Credit Union customers can now upload their payment cards to the platform, while China Construction Bank has enabled the service for its Mastercard and Visa cardholders.” A bunch of banks and credit unions have been added to the roster of institutions supporting Apple’s biometrically secured mobile payments platform. Thirty-six of them are…

The Social Impact of More Face ID

The Social Impact of More Face ID

“The company makes vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, or VCSELs, a technology crucial to the Face ID infrared facial recognition system of Apple’s new iPhone X…” Apple is highlighting the social impact of its Finisar investment. Announced last week, the $390 million investment will see Finisar reopen a manufacturing plant in Sherman, Texas, that has been shuttered since…

How Does Face ID Change the Apple Pay Experience?

How Does Face ID Change the Apple Pay Experience?

With the fingerprint scanning Touch ID system missing from the iPhone X, Apple has posted a new video tutorial on its YouTube channel showing users how to make purchases with Apple Pay. On other recent iPhone models, including this autumn’s iPhone 8, Touch ID remains an important part of the Apple Pay transaction process. It’s…

Discover’s Mobile App Now Supports Face ID Login

Discover’s Mobile App Now Supports Face ID Login

Discover has become the latest financial services institution to embrace Face ID for user login on its mobile app. The move means that Discover cardholders and customers who have an iPhone X can access their accounts just by looking at the device. In a statement announcing the new Face ID support, Discover e-Business VP Szabolcs Paldy…

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