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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 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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

New SDK Enables Animoji Creation Based on 2D Video

New SDK Enables Animoji Creation Based on 2D Video

Neurotechnology has adapted its face biometrics technology to animoji applications with a new solution called the SentiMask Software Development Kit. The system recreates facial biometrics in a digital, 3D model, which can adapt to changes in the real subject’s face in real time. In other words, if the subject smiles, the digital avatar will smile,…

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…

Apple’s Face ID Is Put To The Twin Test

Apple’s Face ID Is Put To The Twin Test

The iPhone X is starting to find its way into the hands of early reviewers, and they are putting its new Face ID system to the test. It’s one of the flagship features of Apple’s big new iPhone, and by positioning it as an authentication system that completely replaces its pioneering Touch ID fingerprint recognition…

Apple Says Face ID’s Accuracy Has Not Changed, Despite Report

Apple Says Face ID’s Accuracy Has Not Changed, Despite Report

A new report is claiming that Apple has compromised the security of its facial recognition system for the iPhone X – and Apple is flatly denying it. The Bloomberg report appears to be based a single anonymous source with knowledge of Apple’s production process, who asserts that Apple “relaxed some of the specification for Face…

Apple Responds To Senator Franken’s Face ID Privacy Concerns

Apple Responds To Senator Franken’s Face ID Privacy Concerns

The forthcoming iPhone X’s Face ID facial recognition system will store a user’s biometric template in a Secure Enclave, and will never share that data with third-party apps, or even Apple itself. That’s one of the key takeaways from Apple’s response to a list of ten questions publicly posed by Senator Al Franken, the head Democrat…

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