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iOS Update Causing Some Touch ID Issues

iOS Update Causing Some Touch ID Issues

Some iPhone users are having problems with Touch ID in the wake of the latest iOS update. It seems that while Apple had intended to improve the fingerprint scanning system with its iOS 9.1 update, its alterations have left users of older iPhones – meaning any devices older than the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus…

BBVA Compass Signs On for Touch ID App Login

BBVA Compass Signs On for Touch ID App Login

Financial services institution BBVA Compass has announced an upgrade to its mobile app. In addition to allowing customers to now check routing, account numbers and an up-to-date running balance, the app also now features Touch ID login. That means BBVA Compass mobile app users can now scan their fingers on mobile Apple devices to access…

Touch ID Comes To People’s United Bank App

Touch ID Comes To People’s United Bank App

Another US bank has embraced Touch ID for user login. People’s United Bank users can now log in to their People’s United Bank Mobile App by scanning their fingerprints on their iPhones, the financial services company has announced. As with so many other financial services organizations that have adopted Touch ID for their mobile apps,…

Siri Now Equipped With Voice Recognition

Siri Now Equipped With Voice Recognition

Apple’s newest iPhones are equipped with some pretty advanced voice and speech recognition technology, as beta testers had surmised. The Siri virtual assistant installed on the iPhone 6S and the 6S Plus is now able to identify a speaker, activating only when the person addressing it is the device’s authorized user. It’s also a means…

Touch ID Login Introduced to PINACLE App

Touch ID Login Introduced to PINACLE App

Yet another American bank has introduced Touch ID login for its mobile app. PNC Bank, National Association, is promoting the move as an improvement to both the user experience and security of its PINACLE mobile app. Touch ID is, of course, the fingerprint scanning system built into all new mobile devices from Apple. Its implementation…

iPhone 6S Poised To Break Records

iPhone 6S Poised To Break Records

Apple says its newest iPhones are likely going to beat the first-weekend sales numbers of its previous devices. Company spokesperson Trudy Muller says that, given the interest the company has seen since its iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus became available for preorder on Saturday, they are “on pace” to exceed the 10 million units…

Faster Biometrics For iPhone 6S

Faster Biometrics For iPhone 6S

Another September has descended upon us and so we mark another major Apple keynote event. Today at 10AM PDT, Tim Cook and his team took to the stage in Cupertino, California, to unveil the newest iterations of Apple TV, the iPad and the iPhone along with a brand new wearable operating system for Apple Watch.…

New Patent Teases Advanced Touch ID Biometrics

New Patent Teases Advanced Touch ID Biometrics

Apple has been granted a slew of new patents, including inventions related to NFC, the Apple Watch, and Touch ID. The 45 patents were recently published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. For its Apple Watch, the patents were largely design-related, while the NFC invention appears to extend the capabilities of Apple’s NFC technology…

Australia’s Suncorp Bank Embraces Touch ID

Australia’s Suncorp Bank Embraces Touch ID

Australian financial services organization Suncorp Bank has enabled Touch ID authentication on its mobile app. Customers can now access account balances and other mobile services via fingerprint scan on their compatible iPhone and iPad devices. The move was implemented to improve the user experience and customer satisfaction. Speaking to Computerworld, Suncorp Bank digital banking manager…

US Department of Defense Orders More Tactivo Readers

US Department of Defense Orders More Tactivo Readers

Another happy Precise Biometrics customer is back for more of its Tactivo devices – the US Department of Defense. The government body’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has decided to order 920,000SEK-worth of additional equipment, placed through Precise Biometrics’ partner supplier, Carahsoft. It’s actually the third time the DLA is ordering Tactivo readers, having first tried…

Apple Pay Launches in UK

Apple Pay Launches in UK

Apple Pay launched in Britain today, letting Brits use their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus to make in-store payments with over 250,000 merchants. At the moment, there’s a limit to the value of payments that can be made; they’re capped at £20. But that’s set to go up to £30 starting in September. Little else differentiates the…

iPhone 6S Production Starts, Enhanced Biometrics Planned

iPhone 6S Production Starts, Enhanced Biometrics Planned

Industry sources are suggesting that Apple has already started manufacturing its next iPhone. It appears that the forthcoming mobile devices will be incremental upgrades of the latest flagship smartphones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, retaining their 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes. While few details are currently known, it seems that the most significant…

Finger Biometric Sensing Pixels: The Next Apple Innovation?

Finger Biometric Sensing Pixels: The Next Apple Innovation?

Apple has filed a patent application that more or less confirms the rumors that have been swirling about its development of a touchscreen fingerprint scanner. The patent is for a system that acquires fingerprint data from “finger biometric sensing pixels” embedded within a screen. It’s a bit abstract but the most obvious application of the…

Could Touchscreen Touch ID Be On Its Way?

Could Touchscreen Touch ID Be On Its Way?

Rumors are swirling that Apple is working on new touch and display driver microprocessors that could allow on-screen fingerprint scanning. Bringing the Touch ID system onto the touchscreen itself would effectively eliminate the need for a home button. The latest rumbling came out of a DigiTimes report, and while that outlet is said to have…

PayPal Announces Touch ID Support

PayPal Announces Touch ID Support

PayPal is now offering Touch ID support for its mobile app, the company has announced. Users of Apple’s mobile devices can now log in using the embedded fingerprint sensor system. In a statement, the company positioned the move as a customer service improvement, emphasizing the password-less system’s ease-of-use and asserting, “we want to make sure…

More Advanced Biometrics Tech Coming With iPhone 6S

More Advanced Biometrics Tech Coming With iPhone 6S

Some new details on the next iPhone have leaked, according to an AppleInsider article by Neil Hughes. As with the most recent iterations of the device, the new ‘iPhone 6S’ offers relatively minor upgrades, as opposed to any kind of overhaul or design rethink. Among the bigger changes planned: The new device will have 2…

Year in Review 2014: The Most Important Biometrics News

Year in Review 2014: The Most Important Biometrics News

The end of January is here and it’s time to bring the 12th annual FindBiometrics Year in Review to a close. Over the past weeks we have dissected and discussed the results of our largest survey ever, which saw over 150 professionals and experts from the identity management industry weighing in on the state of…

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