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Off The Cuff – 4 Wearables That Aren’t Watches

Off The Cuff – 4 Wearables That Aren’t Watches

With the Apple Watch launching today, wearable tech stands to explode into the consumer market. Smart watches, as we’ve explored on Mobile ID World before, stand to change some integral parts of everyday life if they manage to catch mainstream tension. Everything from payments, to  physical access control and the Internet of Things stands to…

With Home Market Crowded, Chinese Smartphone Makers Look to India

With Home Market Crowded, Chinese Smartphone Makers Look to India

China-based smartphone makers like Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo, and Gionee are setting their sights on the Indian market, according to a Reuters report by Aman Shah and Aditi Shah. Some are sponsoring cricket tournaments while others are recruiting Bollywood stars to help sell their wares. The report notes that India is the third-largest smartphone market in…

Security Firm Says Android Users Vulnerable to Fingerprint Cloning

Security Firm Says Android Users Vulnerable to Fingerprint Cloning

Samsung says it’s looking into FireEye’s claims; and it’s worth noting that the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS does not features this vulnerability. Numerous Android mobile devices including Samsung’s Galaxy S5 have major security vulnerabilities allowing hackers to copy users’ fingerprints, according to security firm FireEye. As reported by Thomas Fox-Brewster in a Forbes article, FireEye…

Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence Platform Wins ATA Award

Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence Platform Wins ATA Award

The American Telemedecine Association (ATA) has awarded its 2015 President’s Award for Innovation in Remote Health Care to Sentrian, for the company’s Remote Patient Intelligence platform. The award is meant to recognize technological innovation in telemedicine and “outside the box” thinking. The Sentrian RPI platform uses biometric sensors and machine learning to provide cloud-based remote…

Nok Nok Labs Teams with DDS to Expand into Japanese Market

Nok Nok Labs Teams with DDS to Expand into Japanese Market

Nok Nok Labs has announced a new strategic partnership with Japanese biometrics company DDS. The two will work together to promote the adoption of Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite in the Japanese market. Nok Nok Labs says their efforts will target mobile network operators, device manufacturers, and online service providers, who could all benefit…

Apple Pay a Catalyst for mPayment Growth

Apple Pay a Catalyst for mPayment Growth

A new survey by 451 Research indicates that Apple Pay is “gaining momentum”, the tech market research company says. The mPayment platform is even apparently displacing PayPal. A quarter of the survey respondents who own smartphones said they expect to use an mPayment app sometime in the following 90 days – a six-point increase from a…

Good Technology to Use Trustonic TEE Solution

Good Technology to Use Trustonic TEE Solution

Trustonic has found a market partner for its Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) technology. Good Technology will employee Trustonic’s TEE solution in its Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) platform. This marks the Trustonic’s first entry into the EMM market. The company’s use of Intercede’s over-the-air remote activation and biometric-ready features in its TEE system, along with the…

Daon Highlights Success of Biometric Authentication in USAA Mobile App

Daon Highlights Success of Biometric Authentication in USAA Mobile App

Identity and authentication solutions provider Daon is highlighting the success of its client USAA. In a case study, the company is looking at how its IdentityX mobile biometric authentication system has helped the military-focused financial services organization to achieve its goals in providing users with mobile access that employs high-tech security. The multimodal system uses…

Apple Watch Will Launch Smartwatch Revolution: Report

Apple Watch Will Launch Smartwatch Revolution: Report

Market research firm Javelin Strategy & Research has come out with some new data and predictions for the Apple Watch and the overall smartwatch market. The findings are available in a report entitled “What Apple Watch Means for Banking and Payments”. Basically, it’s good news. In a synopsis, Javelin says that the release of the…

Adobe Lightroom Upgraded with Facial Recognition

Adobe Lightroom Upgraded with Facial Recognition

Adobe Lightroom, the professional photo editing program, has been upgraded with a slew of new features including facial recognition, according to a PCMag article by Michael Muchmore. The new version is called Lightroom CC and is available via an Adobe Creative Cloud Photography subscription or as a standalone purchase. The program offers other features as…

Tactivo Approved for Swedish Healthcare Prescription System

Tactivo Approved for Swedish Healthcare Prescription System

Precise Biometrics’ Tactivo readers have been approved for use with Pascal, a medical prescription tool used in Sweden’s healthcare system. Swedish healthcare professionals will now be able to use their SITHS-cards to log in to the system through their iPhones and iPads. The company’s Tactivo readers are essentially casings for iPhones and iPads that can…

Interview: Jeff Harris, SVP, ImageWare Systems

Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill recently conducted an interview with Jeff Harris, senior vise president of ImageWare Systems. The conversation begins with some background on the biometric identity services company before looking at its recent CTIA award and Harris’ thoughts on the ongoing debate over authenticating on-device and in-the cloud. Peter O’Neill, President, Mobile…

AirWatch to Integrate GlobalSign’s Digital Certificate Tech

AirWatch to Integrate GlobalSign’s Digital Certificate Tech

GlobalSign, a company specializing in digital certificates and related online identity services, has announced that its technology will be integrated into VMware’s AirWatch enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform. More specifically, AirWatch will work with GlobalSign’s Managed PKI solution, allowing for a more streamlined management system for the issuing of digital certificates. The integration will support…

AGNITiO Plans Busy Schedule for Upcoming Industry Events

AGNITiO Plans Busy Schedule for Upcoming Industry Events

Voice biometrics company AGNITiO will be in the spotlight at three major industry events over the next few weeks. The company has announced that it will be participating in the RSA Conferencce 2015 in San Francisco, April 20 – 24; the Mobile Voice Conference in San Jose, April 20 – 21; and the Voice Biometrics Conference…

Samsung SDS Announces Biometric Mobile Payment Service

Samsung SDS Announces Biometric Mobile Payment Service

Samsung’s IT service affiliate has announced plans to launch its own fingerprint mobile payment service, according to a ZDNet article by Cho Mu-hyun. Samsung SDS says the service will start in South Korea in partnership with KG Inicis and KG Mobilians, and later expand globally. It’s part of a larger strategy to get involved in…

FST Biometrics Tech Bolsters Brazilian Security Firm

FST Biometrics Tech Bolsters Brazilian Security Firm

FST Biometrics has announced a strategic partnership with Groupo Haganá that will see its In Motion Identification (IMID) technology implemented by the Brazilian security firm. The partnership primarily involves the development and deployment of SIGAH Mobile and SIGAH Fixed solutions to better equip Haganá’s security infrastructure on an operating level. São Paulo is the site…

News Roundup: Alliances Aim at IoT

News Roundup: Alliances Aim at IoT

This week at Mobile ID World the news showcased the wide range of mobile security solutions offered by biometric technology, stories concerning financial and healthcare markets, and some positive predictions in regards to smartwatch and flagship phone sales numbers. We also reported on two security-minded alliances aiming to lock down the looming threat of security…

IdentityX Wins NACUSO’s Big Idea Competition

IdentityX Wins NACUSO’s Big Idea Competition

IdentityX, a Daon affiliate, has won NACUSO’s (National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations) Next Big Idea competition in Orlando. The company was recognized for its mobile biometric authentication platform. The distinction was awarded based on an audience vote after the participating companies presented to the crowd and answered questions from a panel of judges…

AppHawk Offers Enterprise-Level Security for Employees’ Mobile Devices

AppHawk Offers Enterprise-Level Security for Employees’ Mobile Devices

Mobile security specialist Marble Security has released a new platform that can help protect businesses against the security threats associated with BYOD culture. Called AppHawk, the system analyzes employees’ apps and their activity to determine which ones are placing the organization’s data security at risk. AppHawk runs on a engine using a database of over…

Colorful Images Leak of New ZTE Smartphone

Colorful Images Leak of New ZTE Smartphone

Chinese smartphone and consumer electronics maker ZTE is about to launch a new mobile device, according to GSMArena.com. The as-yet-unnamed smartphone is said to be in the mid-range in terms of price, and will come in a variety of colors. It looks a lot like an iPhone, albeit with a more curvaceous and smooth chassis.…

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