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YubiKey Support Comes to the iPhone

YubiKey Support Comes to the iPhone

Yubico has officially launched a new Software Development Kit for developers working on iOS apps, with the aim of delivering NEO functionality to iPhones and iPads. This is basically the iPhone version of YubiKeys popular USB security keys. While the latter are designed to plug into the USB ports found on all kinds of PCs…

What to Expect at WWDC 2018

What to Expect at 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…

Next iPhone Chip Will be Samsung-Made

Next iPhone Chip Will be Samsung-Made

Samsung is going to provide the main microprocessor for Apple’s next iPhone, according to a Bloomberg article in The Economic Times. It’s also reportedly going to make displays for other Apple products. This is a pretty dramatic turn in the biggest rivalry in the smartphone market. The shift apparently began last fall, when Apple CEO…

News Roundup: The Twitter-net of Things

News Roundup: The Twitter-net of Things

This past week at Mobile ID World we brought you top stories regarding the Internet of Things, Samsung’s smartphone rebound, the Apple Watch launch and the benefits biometics bring when paired with mobility. Internet of Things This week in IoT news we saw a lot of forward thinking. Could Twitter be an avenue for end…

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…

Touch ID Integrated Into Digital Insight Banking Apps

Touch ID Integrated Into Digital Insight Banking Apps

Digital Insight, a digital solutions provider for the financial services sector, has taken another step into the world of biometric security. The company has announced that it’s going to start integrating Touch ID security into its clients’ mobile banking apps. Touch ID is, of course, the fingerprint-scanning system now embedded on all new mobile Apple…

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…

Apple Wins Patent Lawsuit in China

Apple Wins Patent Lawsuit in China

Apple has won a major intellectual property case in China, according to a Xinhua article on Want China Times. The case pertained to the company’s Siri voice recognition AI program. Siri, is, of course, the nice lady who lives inside your iPhone and talks to you when you’re confused or lonely. The AI system is…

Apple Watch Debuts on Social Media

Apple Watch Debuts on Social Media

The Apple Watch went on sale today, and many who preordered it are receiving the first shipments, though many more are facing delays as Apple scrambles to meet demand. As Sophie Curtis reports for the Telegraph, some customers have already taken to social media to show off their new smartwatches. Meanwhile, the few high-end shops…

Apple Plans Subdued Launch for Smartwatch

Apple Plans Subdued Launch for Smartwatch

Apple is doing its smartwatch launch a little differently. According to a Reuters article by Yasmeen Abutaleb, Friday’s launch of the Apple Watch will be a more quiet and discreet affair than past blockbuster launches of the company’s iPhones. Despite Friday being the official launch date for the wearable devices, Apple won’t be stocking them…

Apple Watch a “Milestone” in Wearable Sales: Analyst

Apple Watch a “Milestone” in Wearable Sales: Analyst

Apple appears to be enjoying considerable success in the rollout of its Apple Watch, and one analyst believes it could become the company’s “most profitable product ever”, according to a Business Insider article by Julie Bort. That analyst is Carl Howe of Think Big Analytics, who writes in a blog post that based on his analysis…

Probably a Million Americans Preordered the Apple Watch

It looks like about a million Americans preordered the Apple Watch on its launch day, according to a TechCrunch article by Natasha Lomas. While Apple hasn’t yet released its own sales numbers, market research firm Slice Intelligence made some projections based on e-receipt data pertaining to a little over 9000 consumers. Slice Intelligence projects that 957,000…

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

This past week at Mobile ID World wearables were the name of the game as iPhone owners counted down to the impending Apple Watch street date. Mobile commerce made the news too, while the week was rounded out by smartphone updates and Internet of Things headlines. Wearables With the Apple Watch scheduled to start adorning…

Buzz Builds as Apple Takes Smartwatch Preorders

Buzz Builds as Apple Takes Smartwatch Preorders

The Apple Watch is now available for pre-order, and consumers have been flocking to Apple Stores in droves to get a first glimpse at the device, according to a Reuters report from Noel Randewich and Astrid Wendlandt. There’s a growing degree of buzz about the forthcoming device, but little by way of numbers to quantify…

Can Wearables Right Smartphones’ Wrongs?

Can Wearables Right Smartphones’ Wrongs?

Apple and Google are telling consumers to buy their wearables so they can stop having to deal with their distracting mobile phones. At least, that’s what Chris O’Brien says those companies are saying, in an article for VentureBeat. O’Brien cites two main examples. The first is a TED talk by Sergey Brin, one of Google’s cofounders.…

US Copyright Office Publishes Apple Biometrics Patents

US Copyright Office Publishes Apple Biometrics Patents

The US Patent and Trademark Office has published a number of patents related to the biometric technology used in Apple devices, reports Jack Purcher on Patently Apple. The patents mostly relate to TouchID and Apple Pay. One of the patents, entitled “Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Manipulating User Interfaces based on Fingerprint Sensor…

Apple To Launch Streaming Music Service on Android

Apple To Launch Streaming Music Service on Android

In what is sure to be looked back on a s a portent warning of the eventual apocalypse, Apple is slated to release its first ever Android app in the form of a new streaming music service. According to Mark Gurman on 9to5Mac, the service stems from Apple’s relatively recent acquisition of Beats Music (a…

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