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Patent Application Suggests Touch ID Could Soon Unlock a Mac

Patent Application Suggests Touch ID Could Soon Unlock a Mac

Apple has filed a patent application for a system that would allow a MacBook or iMac to be unlocked via a synced iPhone’s Touch ID system. As the patent application details, when a user scans her finger on an iPhone’s Touch ID device to unlock it, a signal would be sent from that iPhone to an authorized…

Steady Growth Expected for Biometric Access Control Market: TechNavio

Steady Growth Expected for Biometric Access Control Market: TechNavio

The global biometric access control market is in for steady growth over the next couple of years, according to a new report from TechNavio. The market research firm predicts a CAGR of 18 percent for the market between 2015 and 2019. According to TechNavio’s calculations, the should bring the market to a valuation of over $12…

BioConnect Teams Up With Yardstick, a Canadian e-Learning Company

BioConnect Teams Up With Yardstick, a Canadian e-Learning Company

BioConnect has teamed up with Yardstick, an online education company, to enable biometric identification of students. BioConnect’s latest partner is a Canadian company offering e-learning and online examination services. And while such services are innovative by their nature, they’re also susceptible to the problem of identity fraud, since with traditional authentication mechanisms like username and…

New Version of Outlook Supports Touch ID

New Version of Outlook Supports Touch ID

Microsoft has launched a new version of its Outlook email and calendar service, and the upgrade further extends the company’s growing commitment to biometric security. In addition to user interface enhancements to its events functions, the app now offers Touch ID support on iOS devices. That means iPhone and iPad users can set up biometric access…

NXP Tech Enables Access Control, mPayment Functionality for Nymi Band

NXP Tech Enables Access Control, mPayment Functionality for Nymi Band

Nymi has teamed up with NXP Semiconductors to show off the possibilities of its biometric wristband at this year’s RSA Conference. NXP is providing NFC and Secure Element components for the Nymi Band to allow for not only access control but mPayment functionality; moreover, access control applications range from physical access control like unlocking doors to…

iWallet Moves to Upgrade Patent Portfolio

iWallet Moves to Upgrade Patent Portfolio

Secure luxury accessories developer iWallet has moved to upgrade its patent portfolio as part of a larger shift in its business strategy. The company has announced that it’s going to file a “Continuation-In-Part” (CIP) application that will expand the scope of its current IP holdings. According to iWallet, the move will essentially extend its current…

WATCH: Entertech CEO Rob Douglas Interview

WATCH: Entertech CEO Rob Douglas Interview

Entertech Systems has launched a new company headquarters in Toronto. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill paid the biometrics company responsible for BioConnect a visit to interview CEO Rob Douglas. The following video interview, shot in Entertech’s cool new Liberty Village HQ, features Douglas speaking on the role of Entertech as an enabler in the new biometrics landscape.…

New Ideapads Support Windows Facial Recognition

New Ideapads Support Windows Facial Recognition

Lenovo has launched a bunch of new Windows 10 laptops. The Ideapads, comprising the company’s 300, 300s, 500, and 500s series, range widely in technological sophistication and price. As The Verge notes, the array of devices is a little bewildering, with the 300 series laptops marketed as “light and portable machines” and the 500 series…

Email Security Market on the Rise: Report

Email Security Market on the Rise: Report

Market research firm Technavio has issued a new report on the global email security market, and reports a strong growth trend. The firm expects the market to grow at a rate of 5.99 percent (CAGR) between 2015 and 2019. The need for email security products and services is pretty obvious: More and more sensitive and…

Early Warning To Acquire Authentify

Early Warning To Acquire Authentify

Risk management and fraud prevention company Early Warning has announced that it is buying Authentify, Inc. The companies have signed a definitive agreement to that end, and the deal is set to close in the immediate future. Early Warning is expecting the acquisition to have a major payoff in enhancing its platform of digital channel…

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