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Apple Hogs the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories

Apple Hogs the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories

There’s a pretty wide range of coverage on Mobile ID World, given the growing vastness of the mobile identity ecosystem; and a given week’s top stories generally reflect that diversity. This week was a bit different, though. Apple unveiled its latest lineup of gadgets. It’s a yearly tradition that always garners a lot of attention,…

New Apple Watch Will Be Very, Very Aware of What’s Going On with You

New Apple Watch Will Be Very, Very Aware of What’s Going On with You

Apple has unveiled its newest line of smartwatches, and the devices are more aware than ever of what’s going on with users. For one thing, the Apple Watch Series 5 features a built-in compass and updated Maps app that can better locate users and help them to get where they’re going. It also features a…

Evidence Suggests New Apple Watch Devices to Launch Soon

Evidence Suggests New Apple Watch Devices to Launch Soon

There is growing evidence that Apple will launch new versions of its Apple Watch smartwatches alongside its new iPhones this year. One of the most solid pieces of evidence comes from filings with the Eurasian Economic Commission, or EEC – a necessary step before launching new products in the Eurasian region that has previously foreshadowed…

HID Tech to Enable iPhone Student IDs at Clemson University

HID Tech to Enable iPhone Student IDs at Clemson University

Students at South Carolina’s Clemson University will be able to use their iPhones and iPads as student IDs starting with the coming school year, thanks to technology from HID Global and its parent company, ASSA ABLOY. HID first teamed up with Apple on mobile ID technology last in June of last year, with the aim…

Apple Patent Brings New Biometric Authentication Options to Apple Watch

Apple Patent Brings New Biometric Authentication Options to Apple Watch

Apple has filed a patent for a new form of biometric authentication that could be deployed in a future version of the Apple Watch. Originally filed in Q3 2018, the new invention is a light field camera capable of sub-epidermal imaging. The camera would be placed on the underside of the Apple Watch, where it…

Apple Watch’s ECG System Comes to Europe, Hong Kong

Apple Watch’s ECG System Comes to Europe, Hong Kong

“The ECG data from the Health app can be shared as a PDF with physicians, potentially enabling diagnosis and treatment for conditions that otherwise might have gone undetected.” The Apple Watch’s electrocardiogram capability is now being rolled out in Europe and Hong Kong through a new software update. First unveiled along with Apple’s latest iPhones…

US Design Firm Partnership Suggests Huami Aiming for US Market with Latest Smartwatch

US Design Firm Partnership Suggests Huami Aiming for US Market with Latest Smartwatch

China-based Huami appears to be banking on the flashy aesthetics of a San Francisco-based design studio to help it crack into the American smartwatch market. The company is promoting its new Amazfit Verge device, which features a Xiao voice-based virtual assistant, IP68-rated water and dust resistance, NFC support for mobile payments, and an embedded GPS. It…

Goode Intelligence Market Forecast Charts Rise of Biometric Payments

Goode Intelligence Market Forecast Charts Rise of Biometric Payments

Just in time for this year’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, Goode Intelligence has issued a new report on the growing prominence of biometric technology in payments, entitled, “Biometrics for Payments; Market and Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2018-2023 – Second Edition”. Much of the report’s analysis concerns the same trends outlined in FindBiometrics’…

New Apple Watch’s ECG Feature Could Do More Than Monitor Heart Health

New Apple Watch’s ECG Feature Could Do More Than Monitor Heart Health

“…it’s worth noting that this technology could also potentially be used for biometric authentication, with other biometrics specialists such as Nymi having demonstrated that the unique patterns in an individual’s heart rhythm can be used for identification.” Along with its unveiling of this year’s new iPhones, Apple also showed off an upgraded Apple Watch this week.…

Student IDs Coming to Apple Wallet

Student IDs Coming to Apple Wallet

Apple is delving into mobile access control, in collaboration with HID Global and ASSA ABLOY. The companies are developing a mobile ID solution that will essentially create a virtual smart card for students in the Apple Wallet app. The virtual student ID card is designed to take advantage of NFC technology, allowing students to open…

Apple Patent Details How a Device Can Look Back at You

Apple Patent Details How a Device Can Look Back at You

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…

Apple Watch Users Eager for Playmates

Apple Watch Users Eager for Playmates

The Apple Watch allows users to share visual representations of their heartbeats with those they love. Sadly, there are those users who don’t have partners with whom to share such intimate ephemera, and, according to an article on The Verge by James Vincent, they’re heading online to look for a partner in the exercise. As…

Apple Watch Cardiac Sensor Can’t See Past User Tattoos

Apple Watch Cardiac Sensor Can’t See Past User Tattoos

The Apple Watch has a bit of trouble monitoring users’ heart rates when they have tattoos on their wrists, according to a TechCrunch article by Sarah Perez. Apple changed its support documentation when it discovered the problem via user feedback in April. The problem has to do with the sensor’s use of LED lights, which…

Wearables Market on Cusp of Boom: Report

Wearables Market on Cusp of Boom: Report

Market research firm Tractica believes that we’re on the cusp of an explosion in the wearable tech market. In a new report, the firm asserts that the nascent wearables market taking shape with the smartwatch is going to usher the broader smart clothing and body sensor market into the mainstream. In its report, the firm…

Hardware Defect May Have Delayed Apple Watch Rollout

Hardware Defect May Have Delayed Apple Watch Rollout

A hardware defect may be behind the Apple Watch’s slow rollout – at least to some extent. According to a Bloomberg article on the Toronto Star, the issue lies in the device’s taptic engine, which is designed to simulate the sensation of the user being tapped on the wrist; reports of the defect initially came…

MicroStrategy Announces Q1 Results

MicroStrategy Announces Q1 Results

Enterprise software platform developer MicroStrategy has announced its first quarter results. While the company’s revenues were slightly down compared to those from Q1 2014, operating expenses were much lower. Overall, it’s a pretty decent fiscal picture. Q1 2015 revenues came in at $123.9 million, a 10 percent drop from the $137.9 million revenues of Q1…

Demand Far Outstrips Supply in Strange Apple Watch Rollout

Demand Far Outstrips Supply in Strange Apple Watch Rollout

Only a small proportion of consumers who bought an Apple Watch have actually received the device, according to a Business Insider article by Rob Price. Market analyst Slice Intelligence believes that on the Monday following the device’s first weekend ostensibly on the market, about 78 percent of its buyers haven’t actually received the product. That’s…

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

Today marked the official launch of the greatly anticipated Apple Watch, a wearable gadget that many believe might push smartwatch technology into the mainstream. As such, this past week was filled with news surrounding the new mobile device while we also brought you reports on the Internet of Things, mCommerce and a very wide range…

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