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Apple Patent Describes Face Recognition For Macs

Apple Patent Describes Face Recognition For Macs

A newly published Apple patent suggests the company has been exploring the possibility of using facial recognition for user identification on its Mac computers for a couple of years now. First filed in Q3 of 2016, the patent is primarily concerned with the creation of a depth map through a Mac’s embedded camera that could…

Apple Granted Registered Trademark For Face ID

Apple Granted Registered Trademark For Face ID

Apple has been granted a registered trademark for its Face ID facial recognition system. It’s a symbolic development for Apple’s trailblazing authentication system. Since launching its infrared, 3D face scanning system with the iPhone X last autumn, Apple has shown every indication that it’s going to keep using this technology in future devices, with many…

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…

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.…

Will Android Devices Be Able to Implement a Face ID Competitor?

Will Android Devices Be Able to Implement a Face ID Competitor?

Apple’s Android competitors won’t be able to implement sophisticated facial recognition in their own devices until the latter half of next year, and are instead embracing in-display fingerprint scanning technology in the meantime, suggest new industry reports. Citing industry sources, DigiTimes asserts that Android device makers, which tend to target the middle of the smartphone…

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…

HID Approve Gets Face ID Support on iPhone X

HID Approve Gets Face ID Support on iPhone X

Apple iPhone X users will now have another meaning of “face time” with HID Global announcing Face ID support on its HID Approve two-factor mobile authentication and verification platform. The new facial recognition feature is a way for users to ensure more secure access, and avoid fraud, theft, cyber threats, or misuse. “With the growing…

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…

HYPR Demos Decentralized Authentication at CES 2018

HYPR Demos Decentralized Authentication at CES 2018

“All of these demos are premised on HYPR’s decentralized storage of user credentials, which is designed to ensure that a single data breach can’t significantly compromise user data.” HYPR Corp. is aiming to generate some more excitement over its decentralized authentication platform at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show with three demos. One demo will likely…

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…

Apple Invests in Face ID’s Future

Apple Invests in Face ID’s Future

Apple is going all in on 3D facial recognition with a new investment of $390 million in Finisar, the second-biggest supplier of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) used in the Face ID authentication system of its iPhone X. Apple has drawn the money from its billion-dollar Advanced Manufacturing Fund, which is intended to support US-based high-tech…

Will Face ID Ever Get Multi-User Functionality?

Will Face ID Ever Get Multi-User Functionality?

While the response to the iPhone X and its Face ID authentication system has generally been very positive, some users may have found it less convenient than Touch ID since only one user’s biometrics can be registered per device, but new comments from Apple’s SVP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, suggest that it’s going to stay…

iPhone X Face ID Spoofed By Composite Mask

iPhone X Face ID Spoofed By Composite Mask

A team of hackers say that the iPhone X’s flagship facial recognition system can be hacked. All you need is about $150, a 3D scanner, a 3D printer, makeup, some paper, and unrestrained access to the victim’s face. Vietnam-based Bkav say they used these materials to put together a composite mask that was then used…

Face ID is Coming to the iPad in 2018: Report

Face ID is Coming to the iPad in 2018: Report

Apple is ditching Touch ID and bringing its new Face ID facial recognition system to next year’s iPad, according to a new Bloomberg report. Citing unnamed “people familiar with the matter,” the report asserts that Apple essentially wants to adapt the key design elements that make the new iPhone X stand out to its flagship…

OCBC Bank Embraces Face ID For Mobile Login

OCBC Bank Embraces Face ID For Mobile Login

Apple’s iPhone X has only just hit store shelves, and a new banking app that takes advantage of its new Face ID authentication system has already arrived. Singapore’s OCBC Bank has announced OCBC OneLook, a new authentication system compatible with its OCBC Mobile Banking, OCBC OneWealth, OCBC Business Mobile Banking and OCBC Pay Anyone mobile apps.…

How Will iPhone X And Face ID Change The Mobile Market?

How Will iPhone X And Face ID Change The Mobile Market?

After signs of sagging demand for the last couple of iPhones, the iPhone X seems to have brought Apple unambiguously back to the premium smartphone throne. Reuters reports long lines at Apple stores around the world ahead of the device’s launch today. About 400 people queued at Apple’s flagship store in Sydney, Australia, compared to…

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