software updates

Google Fixes Biometric Flaw in Latest Android Developer Preview Release

Google Fixes Biometric Flaw in Latest Android Developer Preview Release

Google has fixed what has been termed by many to be a major flaw in its new Face Unlock biometric authentication system that was released with the Pixel 4 late last year. In the latest release of the Android 11 Developer Preview 2 (DP2), the “require eyes to be open” feature is live, meaning users…

Galaxy Note 10 Updated With Improved Facial Recognition, Gesture Support

Galaxy Note 10 Updated With Improved Facial Recognition, Gesture Support

Samsung has released an update for its Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ that contains improvements for facial recognition for use with face unlock features, as well as gesture support and other changes. The updates are listed as firmware versions N975FXXU2BTB5, N975FOXM2BTB3, and N975FXXU2BTB3, and are now rolling out to devices in Germany — the update was originally released…

Netki Updates Face Matching Tech for OnboardID

Netki Updates Face Matching Tech for OnboardID

Remote identity verification technology provider Netki announced the release of newly updated face matching technology for its OnboardID system at the North American Bitcoin Conference this week. The update to the tech aims to improve the system’s ability to determine whether faces scanned from various sources belong to the individual in question. “Our face matching…

Samsung Pushes Security Patch for Galaxy Note 8, S9, and S9+ Smartphones

Samsung Pushes Security Patch for Galaxy Note 8, S9, and S9+ Smartphones

Samsung is rolling out a January 2020 security patch for the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. For the moment, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ updates are only available in France, while the Galaxy Note 8 update was first introduced in Germany. However, both are expected to roll out globally in the…

Google Photos Adds (AI-assisted) Manual Face Tagging

Google Photos Adds (AI-assisted) Manual Face Tagging

Google has released an update to its wildly popular Photos app that allows users to manually tag people in their pictures, so long as Google’s facial recognition algorithm recognizes there is a face in the photo. Up until now, Photos users have had the option of enabling the “face grouping” feature in the app, which…

Samsung Updates User Interface on Older Galaxy Watches

Samsung Updates User Interface on Older Galaxy Watches

Samsung is rolling out a major software update for the Galaxy Watch and the Galaxy Watch Active. The update specifically concerns the user interface, and will allow owners of older Galaxy Watch models to enjoy a slew of features that are currently only available on the newer Galaxy Watch Active2, which debuted earlier this year.…

Galaxy A50 Receives Another Software Update for Fingerprint Sensor

Galaxy A50 Receives Another Software Update for Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung has released another software update for its mid-range Galaxy A50 smartphone. The update is intended to improve the performance of the phone’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor, with Samsung advising users to delete and re-register their fingerprint information after completing the update. The update is only available to Galaxy A50 owners in Europe. However, this…