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Facebook Secures Messenger App with iPhone Biometrics

Facebook Secures Messenger App with iPhone Biometrics

Facebook is looking to strengthen the security of its popular Messenger app on iOS devices. The social media giant is now testing a new authentication feature that would force users to confirm their identities before gaining access to their messages. The updated app would support both Face ID and Touch ID in addition to a…

New iPhone 13 Rumors Hint at Possible USB-C Connector

New iPhone 13 Rumors Hint at Possible USB-C Connector

The Japanese site Mac Otakara has shared a mockup of what is ostensibly supposed to be the iPhone 13. The design is based on leaked schematics obtained through sources at Alibaba. If the designs do eventually prove to be accurate, the iPhone 13 will be a 5.5″ device with ultra-thin bezels and no notch. It…

New MacBook Pro Features Touch ID for Biometric Authentication

New MacBook Pro Features Touch ID for Biometric Authentication

Apple has announced several updates and new features for its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop, which now comes equipped with the new Magic Keyboard including Touch ID biometric authentication, more storage, faster processors, and more. “Whether you’re a college student, a developer, or a creative pro, the 13-inch MacBook Pro delivers powerful performance, a stunning…

Google Leverages Apple Biometrics to Secure Drive Platform

Google Leverages Apple Biometrics to Secure Drive Platform

“…Google’s support of Apple biometrics offers a refreshing example of one tech giant’s willingness to work with a rival’s technology for the greater good of end user security.” Google is now officially taking advantage of Apple’s sophisticated biometric security systems to help protect users of the iOS version of its Google Drive app. First announced…

iOS Beta 13.5 Lets Users Wearing Face Masks Skip Biometric Authentication

iOS Beta 13.5 Lets Users Wearing Face Masks Skip Biometric Authentication

Apple has released the latest beta version of iOS 13, which includes an adjustment to the Face ID biometric authentication system in which if a user is wearing a face mask they can skip the process and go straight to the passcode screen. The change comes at a time when a growing number of people…

Leaks Point to iPhone 12 Biometrics, Price Tag

Leaks Point to iPhone 12 Biometrics, Price Tag

A new pair of leaks regarding the highly anticipated 5G iPhone 12 have surfaced, adding to the speculation regarding the return of Touch ID to the lineup, and perhaps shedding some light on the price point of Apple’s next flagship. Though Apple did return to Touch ID as its chosen method of biometric authentication with…

New Rumors Suggest 5G iPhone Could Support In-Display Touch ID

New Rumors Suggest 5G iPhone Could Support In-Display Touch ID

Another outlet is predicting that Apple could introduce in-display Touch ID as early as this year. The latest rumors come courtesy of Economic Daily News (EDN), and specifically concern Apple’s anticipated 5G iPhone. According to EDN, at least one of Apple’s high-end 5G iPhones could offer in-display fingerprint authentication, which would be delivered through a…

Report: Apple to Delay Mass Production of iPhone 12 Due to COVID-19

Report: Apple to Delay Mass Production of iPhone 12 Due to COVID-19

A new rumor suggests that iPhone 12 handsets could be in short supply when the new phone debuts later this year. COVID-19 has disrupted Apple’s usual supply chain and manufacturing operations, so the tech giant is reportedly planning to delay the mass production of its next handheld device. However, it is worth noting that that…

Apple Files Patent for Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Apple Files Patent for Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Apple is continuing to explore different possibilities for in-display fingerprint recognition. The latest rumors come courtesy of a patent application that was filed with the European Patent Office, which details an “under-display optical fingerprint sensor with narrow field-of-view (NFV) collimator and a thin-film transistor (TFT)-based organic imager.” In plainer terms, the system combines a collimator…

iOS Google Drive Users to Get Biometric Security Update

iOS Google Drive Users to Get Biometric Security Update

Google announced that it will be rolling out a new biometric security feature for the iOS version of its Google Drive app this week. The feature, called ‘Privacy Screen’, will give users the option to lock access to the app behind biometric authentication via Face ID , Touch ID, or a password. The Privacy Screen…

Touch ID Officially Returns in New Apple iPhone SE

Touch ID Officially Returns in New Apple iPhone SE

Apple has announced the launch of the iPhone SE and with it signalled the official return of Touch ID to the tech giant’s wildly popular line of smartphones. The biometric fingerprint authentication system was featured in Apple’s phones from its debut in the iPhone 5S in 2013 all the way to 2017’s iPhone 8 and…

Apple Appears to Leak Name of iPhone Anticipated to Launch This Month

Apple Appears to Leak Name of iPhone Anticipated to Launch This Month

The name of an upcoming iPhone expected to launch later this month with Touch ID on board was leaked by Apple this week on a page on the company’s site advertising a screen protector for the device. The ‘iPhone SE’, as it appears to be called, will be released by Apple as a low-cost addition…

Future Apple Watch May Get Touch ID for Biometric Authentication

Future Apple Watch May Get Touch ID for Biometric Authentication

According to a report from Israeli news site The Verifier, a future version of the Apple Watch is set to feature Touch ID for biometric authentication, as well as a few other new features, though we may have to wait until 2021. With the most recent release of the Apple Watch — Series 5 —…

iOS 14 Code Heralds Touch ID’s Return in Spring iPhone: Report

iOS 14 Code Heralds Touch ID’s Return in Spring iPhone: Report

We now have perhaps the strongest evidence yet that Apple is planning to bring back Touch ID, care of allegedly leaked operating system code obtained by 9to5Mac. The code indicates that Touch ID will return in a new iPhone slated for release this spring, which is expected to be called either the iPhone SE 2…

Idaptive Brings Passwordless Authentication to Next-Gen Access

Idaptive Brings Passwordless Authentication to Next-Gen Access

The Identity and Access Management specialist Idaptive is bringing passwordless authentication to its Next-Gen Access (NGA) platform. The latest NGA update will allow users to take advantage of FIDO’s WebAuthn standards, which enable device-based authentication for people using online services. In plain terms, that means that Idaptive users will be able to use passwordless authentication…

iPhone SE2 Launch Anticipated for Late March

iPhone SE2 Launch Anticipated for Late March

According to a new report from German tech outlet iPhone Ticker, Apple is gearing up to re-introduce an updated version of its budget iPhone model in the form of the iPhone SE2 at an event at the end of March. The iPhone SE (Special Edition) was initially launched in 2016 by Apple as a more…

Nok Nok Welcomes Apple to the FIDO Alliance

Nok Nok Welcomes Apple to the FIDO Alliance

Nok Nok Labs has formally welcomed Apple to the FIDO Alliance. The greeting confirms a news story that broke earlier in the week, which indicated that Apple had not only joined the Alliance, but would be taking on a leadership role as a member of the board. As one of the original co-founders of the…

Apple Patent Application Places Touch ID in the Crown of the Apple Watch

Apple Patent Application Places Touch ID in the Crown of the Apple Watch

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published an Apple patent application that would essentially turn the Apple Watch’s digital crown into a Touch ID sensor. The crown would stick out from the main body of the watch, and use light-transmission technology to guide an image of the user’s finger to a sensor located within…

2021 iPhone to Have Capacitive Touch ID-Enabled Power Button: Ming-Chi Kuo

2021 iPhone to Have Capacitive Touch ID-Enabled Power Button: Ming-Chi Kuo

A report from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will re-introduce Touch ID in a coming iPhone to be released in 2021. The power button on the device’s side will be capacitive and feature a fingerprint scanner, according to the Kuo’s report. Apple abandoned Touch ID and its use of biometric fingerprint…

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