Tag: Face ID

Rumor: Apple To Drop Face ID In Favor Of In-Display Touch ID For Next iPhone

A certain iPhone feature might be coming back. Apple is apparently developing an exclusive iPhone for China that has Touch ID instead of Face ID.

Apple July 3, 2019

Want Better Security? Don’t Use Face Unlock On Galaxy S10, Says Samsung

You can fool the Galaxy S10’s face unlock system by putting up a picture or video of your face in front of its camera. Oh, and someone that looks like you can unlock the phone, as well.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 12, 2019

LG G8 ThinQ Will Have A Front-Facing 3D Camera For Face Unlock

The LG G8 ThinQ will feature a time-of-flight sensor, presumably for face unlock. It remains unclear what else it’ll be used for, though, but LG is poised to share more details at the Mobile World Congress later this month.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 7, 2019

Google Might Be Working On Face ID Feature For Android Q

A feature similar to Face ID might be on the next major version of Android Q. If true, this will help phone manufacturers in a lot of ways.

Google January 28, 2019

Apple To Sell Budget iPads Soon, But Without Face ID

There are references in the code for iOS 12.2 that suggests Apple will soon release a new low-cost iPad. But don’t expect it to have premium features such as slimmer bezels and Face ID.

Apple January 28, 2019

Cyber Researcher Who Claims To Have Bypassed Apple's Face ID Cancels Public Talk

After claiming to have bypassed Apple's Face ID, a security researcher withdraws from his scheduled presentation about the matter. This was at the request of his employer, which called the work 'misleading.'

Security January 3, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 Rumored To Copy A Signature iPhone X Feature

Samsung is going to equip its Galaxy S10 with a 3D facial recognition feature, possibly one that’s as secure as Face ID on the iPhone X. Rumors say the company is putting Time of Flight sensors on the forthcoming flagship.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 27, 2018

This Is The Feature That Will Give Android Smartphones An Edge Over iPhones In The Near Future

A security feature already found in the Vivo X21 will give Android smartphones an edge over Apple's iPhones in the near future. Its most high-profile appearance will be on the Samsung Galaxy S10, which will be released next year.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 5, 2018

Next iPad Pro To Get Face ID, But Lose Headphone Jack

Apple’s next iPad Pro will be a bit smaller than the current model, but it will have the same screen size, according to a new round of rumors. It might get Face ID as well, but lose the headphone jack.

Apple July 30, 2018

Microsoft Improves Facial Recognition To Better Identify Darker Skin Tones

Microsoft upgraded its facial recognition platform to improve its accuracy when it comes to darker skin colors. The development team confirmed that it now uses larger and diverse samples to reduce misidentification.

June 28, 2018

LOOK: You Can Fool OnePlus 6 Face Unlock With A Paper Cutout Of Your Face

OnePlus 6 owners were alarmed to know that the smartphone has a security flaw with its face unlock feature. It looks like the system can be fooled by a photo of the user's face, which can unlock the device.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 31, 2018

Beyond Face ID: Apple Patents Technology That Can Scan Under Your Skin

The future iPhone may not only scan your face, but your veins as well. A patent Apple filed in 2015 illustrates a technology that can scan beneath the skin and into the veins, which could deliver more accurate recognition.

Apple May 17, 2018

If You Have iPhone X Face ID Issues, Apple Might Give You A New Phone

If you are experiencing iPhone X Face ID issues, you might want to have your device checked at an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider. You may be in line to receive a brand-new iPhone X replacement phone.

Apple May 7, 2018

Samsung Rumored To Have Finished Galaxy S10 Design: Won’t Be The Foldable Smartphone Of Your Dreams

The Galaxy S10 won’t be the foldable smartphone long rumored to be in development. Instead, it’ll be just like a Galaxy S9 but with a front-facing 3D camera and an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 18, 2018

Snapchat's New Lenses Leverage The iPhone X's TrueDepth Camera Technology

Snapchat released three lenses that make use of the iPhone X's TrueDepth cameras. These masks fit more accurately on the user's face using the technology that they almost look real.

Apps/Software April 7, 2018

iPhone SE 2 Release Date Rumored For May Or June: Wireless Charging Confirmed?

According to a new report from DigiTimes, Apple set the iPhone SE 2 release date on either May or June. The report also echoed previous claims that the upgraded budget iPhone will support wireless charging.

Apple January 28, 2018

Rumored iPhone X SE Will Keep Face ID And Notch, But Drop 3D Touch

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that last year's iPhone X will be followed by three iPhone models this year. One of the smartphones, now referred to as the iPhone X SE, will drop the 3D Touch feature.

Apple January 25, 2018

Apple’s New iPhone X Commercial Shows Off Cameras Ability To Take Great Selfies

Apple released a new commercial showing off its newest flagship, the iPhone X. The company is hoping that its latest commercial will inspire iPhone users to upgrade to the new iPhone.

Apple January 22, 2018

Check This Out: Developer Uses iPhone X To Make His Face Invisible

Some guy just proved that Apple’s TrueDepth camera system on the iPhone X is pretty slick. A Japanese developer, via the Unity platform and the iPhone X, was able to make his face invisible.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 29, 2017

Is Touch ID More Secure Than Face ID? Apple Seems To Think So

From the look of things, Face ID is less secure compared to Touch ID. Apple seems to agree because it can't be used as an authentication method for the Ask to Buy feature.

Apple December 23, 2017

Apple Says The Important Thing Is To Be The First To Make Tech 'Fantastic'

For Apple, beating the competition to the punch of a new idea doesn't matter. What's important is being the first to make it 'fantastic,' such as the Face ID and the iPhone X notch.

Apple December 7, 2017

Why Face ID Only Supports One Face, According To Apple Exec Craig Federighi

Apple’s Face ID is secure, fast, and probably the next big thing in the world of biometric unlocking for smartphones. But why does it support only one face? Apple software engineering VP Craig Federighi explains.

Apple December 4, 2017

Android Manufacturers To Equip Smartphones With 3D-Sensing Capability: Face ID-Like Feature Heading Their Way?

Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi, and other smartphone vendors are reportedly going to equip their 2018 smartphones with a 3D-sensing feature, which is expectedly similar to the iPhone X's Face ID.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 19, 2017

A 10-Year-Old Used Face ID To Unlock His Mom's iPhone X: Will All Families Have The Same Problem?

A 10-year-old boy was able to unlock his mother's iPhone X using his face. Should iPhone X owners worry that the Face ID feature of Apple is unsafe and that random people can unlock their devices?

Apple November 15, 2017

Face ID Tricked By A $150 Mask: Should iPhone X Owners Worry?

A Vietnamese security firm was able to trick Apple's Face ID security feature through an elaborate mask that cost $150 to make. Should iPhone X owners worry about this discovery?

Apple November 12, 2017

Apple Launching iPad With Nearly Bezel-Less Display, Face ID In Late 2018: No OLED This Time, Though

The next iPad will go through a major redesign that involves removing Touch ID, making the display nearly bezel-less, and equipping it with Face ID. Rumors suggest this next-generation iPad will launch later next year.

Apple November 9, 2017

Apple To Release 2 iPhone X Successors Next Year: Are You Ready For The iPhone X Plus?

Famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that there will be two iPhone X successors next year, one of which is expected to be the iPhone X Plus. The smartphones will both feature OLED displays and Face ID.

Apple November 8, 2017

What Can Fool Your iPhone X's Face ID? Probably Your Brother

The iPhone X just got tricked by brothers who aren't twins, unlocking itself via Face ID with the unregistered sibling's face. That goes to show that the facial recognition technology isn't foolproof, but that doesn't mean it's not secure.

Apple November 6, 2017

Apple Will Share Face-Mapping Data To App Developers: Should iPhone X Owners Be Concerned?

Apple will allow developers to access the face-mapping data collected by the TrueDepth camera of the iPhone X. Apple has guidelines to prevent the inappropriate usage of the data, but privacy advocates have still raised concerns.

Apple November 2, 2017

The iPhone X Release Was Supposed To Be Next Year, But Apple Took The Risk

A senior Apple executive revealed that the iPhone X was originally planned to be released in 2018. However, the company took the risk of accelerating its development to be able to launch the iPhone X this year.

Apple November 2, 2017

The iPhone 9 Supply Will Not Be Dragged Down By Face ID Components: Good News For Apple

The iPhone X supply shortage has been well-chronicled, and attributed to issues with Face ID components. According to famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, next year's iPhone models will not suffer from the same problem.

Apple October 30, 2017

Apple Denies Allegations Of Face ID Accuracy Downgrade To Speed Up iPhone X Production

A report claimed that Apple quietly allowed iPhone X suppliers to downgrade the accuracy of Face ID to speed up the production of the smartphone. Apple has strongly denied the allegations, saying that they are 'completely false.'

Apple October 25, 2017

All iPhone Models Next Year Rumored To Feature OLED Display, Face ID Of iPhone X

Rumors claim that next year's iPhone models will include the most important features of the iPhone X, namely the OLED display and Face ID. The 2018 iPhones will also be cheaper than the iPhone X.

Apple October 20, 2017

2018 iPad Pro Models Could Boast An iPhone X Feature, AKA Face ID: Report

Apple recently unveiled the iPhone X, introducing the Touch ID replacement Face ID. Now a report says that the Cupertino brand may equip 2018 iPad Pro models with the facial recognition technology too.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 10, 2017

Apple Sheds More Light On iPhone X's Face ID Security Via Technical White Paper

Apple has published a six-page technical white paper that addresses some of the questions and security concerns surrounding the new iPhone X's Face ID feature.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 28, 2017

Craig Federighi Tells Everything You Need To Know About Face ID On iPhone X

Face ID is quite probably the biggest feature on iPhone X, but it has raised several security concerns. Apple exec Craig Federighi has addressed such concerns in a new interview, explaining how accurate, fast, and secure Face ID is.

Apple September 16, 2017

Did The iPhone X Face ID Feature Really Fail Onstage? Here's What May Have Happened At The Apple Event

Something went wrong during the demonstration of the iPhone X's Face ID feature at Apple's Sept. 12 event. Did the facial recognition technology fail, or is there another explanation?

Apple September 14, 2017

iOS 11 GM Leaked, ‘Confirms’ iPhone 8 Features Like True Tone Display, Face ID, And More

Seems like Apple just has to deal with facts of the modern tech era: everything gets leaked. The iPhone 8 is now practically revealed thanks to the iOS 11 GM firmware, which shows key specs of the upcoming flagship.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 9, 2017

Goodbye Touch ID, Hello Face ID For iPhone 8? Apple's Facial Recognition Tech Can Read Faces In 'Millionths Of A Second'

Will Apple replaced the Touch ID fingerprint recognition system with the Face ID facial recognition system in the iPhone 8? From what we've heard about the feature, it is definitely a possibility.

Apple August 22, 2017

iOS 11 SOS Feature Disables Touch ID So You Can't Be Forced To Unlock Your iPhone With Your Finger

The Emergency SOS feature of iOS 11 does not only give users a quick way to call 911, but it also disables Touch ID. This will prevent users from being forced to unlock their iPhones using their fingerprint.

Apple August 17, 2017

The iPhone 8 Facial Recognition System Sounds Amazing: Face ID Of Apple Rumored To Work Even At Odd Angles

More details about the iPhone 8 facial recognition system have been found in HomePod firmware code. The feature, reportedly named Face ID, could allow users to unlock the smartphone even when it is lying flat on a table.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 7, 2017

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