Face ID

iPhone Face ID: police warned not to look at screens to protect login attempts

iPhone Face ID: police warned not to look at screens to protect login attempts

The issue of law enforcement and their need to unlock someone's smartphone is a complicated one, both technically and ethically. It turns out Apple's Face ID devices, like the iPhone X and iPhone XS, are only making this more difficult. A new leak has revealed that a forensics company is teaching police to not look at the screens of suspects' iPhones with Face ID, in turn ensuring they get as many chances as possible to unlock the device.

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2018 iPad Pro still coming with these features in tow

2018 iPad Pro still coming with these features in tow

Apple’s iPhone XS event last month was almost everything that we’ve expected except for one thing. Well, two if you count the still MIA AirPower wireless charging pad. The anticipated new iPad Pros were nowhere to be seen, disappointing some fans of the larger iOS device. Fret not, however, since Apple will reportedly have an event this month dedicated especially for its professional slates and it could very well be the biggest change the iPad Pro line has seen since the very first iPad Pro.

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New iPad Pro still coming and might be better than expected

New iPad Pro still coming and might be better than expected

Apple’s iPhone XS event, while expected, may have disappointed some Apple fans. Especially those who expected more than just a new iPhone or a new Apple Watch. Especially those who were wishing for a new iPad Pro. It might be too early to give up all hope, though, because new hints are popping up pointing to exactly that, probably next month even. But even better, the new iPad Pro might not be as bad as some might have thought it would be.

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Next iPad Pro said to be smaller, drop headphone jack, move Smart Connector

Next iPad Pro said to be smaller, drop headphone jack, move Smart Connector

While most of the recent Apple rumors and speculation have focused on this year's iPhone lineup and the addition of a fullscreen LCD model, there's reason to believe we'll also be seeing new iPad Pro models for 2018. Along with the expectation that the upcoming iPads will include the iPhone X's FaceID technology, there's evidence suggesting the tablets will be dropping the standard 3.5mm headphone jack, as well as getting smaller all around.

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Galaxy Tab S4 Intelligent Scan to compete with new iPad Pro

Galaxy Tab S4 Intelligent Scan to compete with new iPad Pro

There are only a few remaining notable Android tablets left in the market, which gives Apple a huge advantage in that market. It might widen the gap even further if rumors of the upcoming Face ID enabled iPad Pro are true. Unsurprisingly, Samsung might try to preempt that with its upcoming Galaxy Tab S4. Also unsurprisingly, it will try to outdo that key feature. That raises the question of whether Samsung’s Intelligent Scan will be enough, especially since the tablet apparently lacks a fingerprint scanner.

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iPad with Face ID confirmed by iOS 12 AvatarKit

iPad with Face ID confirmed by iOS 12 AvatarKit

Some might still find the idea either too good to be true or too ridiculous, but an iPad with no home button or Touch ID might very well be due soon. And Apple itself has provided that evidence. No, there is no leaked device but Apple did provided iOS 12 to developers and beta testers already. And in that beta form was hidden a version of AvatarKit that supports the iPad’s large screen. And with AvatarKit comes the need for a TrueDepth camera, which ultimately means Face ID.

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Vivo Time-of-Flight 3D sensing tech challenges Apple Face ID

Vivo Time-of-Flight 3D sensing tech challenges Apple Face ID

Vivo has some crazy ideas and it’s not afraid to use them. It wasn’t content to put an in-display fingerprint scanner on the Vivo X20 UD, it had to turn half the screen into one as well. Plus, it moved the front camera out of the bezel and into a motorized sliding popup. It might bring it back to the front, though, at least to make its latest innovation possible. It’s simply calling it the Vivo TOF (time of flight) 3D Sensing Technology and it’s issuing a challenge to Apple’s own tech.

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Kuo: LCD iPhone in September, iPad Pro with Face ID

Kuo: LCD iPhone in September, iPad Pro with Face ID

He may no longer be associated with KGI Securities (now working at TF International Securities), but Ming-Chi Kuo continues to do what he does best: predicting Apple’s next steps Given his track record, plus confirmation from other sources, his word is almost as good as gold. So when he notes that the 2018 LCD iPhone is not only real but also arriving in time for a September launch, you can almost count on it to happen just like that.

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iPhone X replacements given green-light for Face ID fails

iPhone X replacements given green-light for Face ID fails

Apple has given its Genius tech support and third-party repair centers permission to issue complete iPhone X replacement units, after identifying a frustrating issue with its Face ID system. The facial recognition security relies on Apple's TrueDepth camera array, a complex system of illuminators and sensors integrated into the "notch" in the iPhone X.

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Fingerprint sensors on phones: we still need them

Fingerprint sensors on phones: we still need them

Thanks to sticking to a more conservative iteration, the Galaxy S9 barely dodged being compared to its biggest rival. Yes, there's the AR Emoji vs. Animoji debate, that was pretty much the highest-profile one. There is, however, one that somewhat flew under the radar. Samsung's new Intelligent Scan biometric authentication combines iris and face recognition that is a not so subtle attempt at trying to outdo Apple's Face ID. This new-old feature is just one part of a movement that's slowly gaining traction to remove the fingerprint scanner from phones completely. A trend where the cure may be just as bad as the cure.

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iOS 11.3 to bring Face ID family purchase approval finally

iOS 11.3 to bring Face ID family purchase approval finally

Face ID, or rather the removal of Touch ID in lieu of it, has thrown much of established iOS practices into chaos. Never mind the issue of tricking the 3D face recognition system, there are some things that can’t also be done precisely because of that. One of those is easily approving family purchases using Face ID, which is both a safety measure and a major inconvenience for parents. Now it seems that, based on the latest iOS 11.3 beta, that is going to change and parents will finally be able to approve their kids’ purchases with their face.

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2018 iPad to borrow iPhone X’s smartest features

2018 iPad to borrow iPhone X’s smartest features

Apple's new 2018 iPad will likely adopt the company's first Artificial Intelligence chip, part of the Cupertino firm's attempt to better distinguish its tablet in the face of rivals. The so-called Neural Engine is Apple's first dedicated AI chipset, and made its debut last year in the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. Next, it's expected to colonize the iPad.

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