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Face ID vs. Touch ID: What's the difference?

Along with passcodes and passwords, Apple offers two forms of biometric authentication: Face ID and Touch ID. What are the two technologies and how do they compare? Read on to find out! If you've got a modern iOS device, chances are you're familiar with either (or both) Touch ID and Face ID. Show More Summary

How to Fix Touch ID issues when your iPhone is charging

Why doesn't Touch ID unlock your iPhone when the device is charging? It could relate to many different issues, but we have a surefire way to solve one such problem. Whenever I visit my dad's home for an extended period of time, I often drop my iPhone 7 Plus on his kitchen counter and plug it into his charger, which he leaves plugged in. Show More Summary

Honor 7X to get update with face unlocking feature in Q1 2018

It seems that face unlocking is all the rage these days. It was introduced and abandoned back in the earlier years of Android and now it’s back (no thanks to Apple dropping Touch ID and introducing a biometric face unlock method with the iPhone X). The OnePlus 5T now has a rudimentary face unlock feature [...]

This weird Android-powered iPhone X ripoff will have an in-display fingerprint sensor and ‘Face ID

When Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo first reported earlier this year that Apple's then-unannounced iPhone X wouldn't have a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, almost no one believed him. I sure didn't. Apple had acquired AuthenTec for $356 million...Show More Summary

How to Use Touch ID to Authenticate Sudo Commands on a Mac

If you have a newer MacBook Pro, you may have gotten used to authenticating with Touch ID. But by default, Touch ID is not set up to authenticate sudo commands. These commands, which allow for a broader range of power in the command line, have to be authenticated by a password. Show More Summary

This Face ID issue will make you regret the iPhone X’s lack of Touch ID

The iPhone X has a sophisticated facial recognition system that has no rival on Android when it comes to security. That’s why Face ID can be used to authenticate Apple Pay payments and App Store purchases. However, iPhone X users have discovered that they can’t use Face ID to approve family purchases. Show More Summary

Advanced TrueDepth camera, Face ID "major drivers" of iPhone X user satisfaction

A consumer sentiment report of early iPhone X adopters indicates that its TrueDepth camera is a "major driver among positive ratings," and that the features it enables-- including Touch ID and Animoji-- are key market differentiators driving interest in the high end phone.

How APIs are key to successful digital transformation

Apple won praise earlier this year when it revealed that apps that had used Touch ID — the company’s well-established fingerprint-based authentication system — would automatically support Face ID, the new facial recognition system launched...Show More Summary

Touch-based identity faces an uncertain future after Face ID

Touch ID eased smoothly into the iPhone user interface and worked like magic when it debuted. Now that Apple is moving away from fingerprint reading, fingerprint sensors are searching for a new home on the phone.

The iPhone X Gave Up On Touch ID, But Fingerprint Sensors Have A Future

Apple’s shift to Face ID doesn’t mean that fingerprint scanning doesn’t have its advantages. Or that other companies won’t make it usable on an all-screen phone. After spending six weeks with the iPhone X, I’ve found a lot to like in the device; it’s the most advanced smartphone I’ve ever used. Show More Summary

Comment: Upcoming ‘Top 5’ Android smartphone with in-screen fingerprint sensor is too little, too late

It was long-rumored that Apple was working on embedding Touch ID into the display of the iPhone X. The Cupertino company had multiple patents for different approaches to the task, and it confirmed after launch that it had been working...Show More Summary

Will the Galaxy S9 have a fingerprint sensor under its display after all?

For a long time this year, it was believed that Apple’s iPhone X would have a Touch ID sensor embedded under the screen. As we got closer to the phone’s launch, it became clear that Apple replaced it with 3D face recognition technology. Show More Summary

Phil Schiller talks HomePod delay, Face ID privacy concerns, and more in new interview

2 months agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Phil Schiller recently joined Dutch website Bright.nl for a sit down interview. The Apple executive touched on topics such as the iPhone X and Face ID, as well as augmented reality and smart home technology. more…

Steve Wozniak says Tim Cook sent him an iPhone X, compares Steve Jobs to Elon Musk in new interview

2 months agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Image via @MishManners Speaking at the Pivot Summit in Geelong, Victoria today, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shared a few new tidbits about his experience with the iPhone X so far and his thoughts on Face ID vs. Touch ID. Woz also offered up a few anecdotes about his years working with Steve Jobs. Show More Summary

There’s one area Apple didn’t improve on the iPhone X, but you can work around it for $25

Apple’s new iPhone X is better than its predecessors in so many ways. The design is better, the display is better, the cameras are better, Face ID is better than Touch ID, and so on. Apple improved just about everything it could possibly improve, but there’s one issue with iPhones that Apple will never do anything about. Show More Summary

Craig Federighi says multi-user Face ID support is not on Apple’s roadmap

2 months agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

A month ago, we commented on the fact that Face ID seemed like a step backwards from Touch ID when it comes to multi-user support. Now, new comments from Craig Federighi suggest that multi-user access was never even intended for Touch ID. more…

Is Face ID on the iPhone X Any Good?

Gone is the home button. Gone is the fingerprint scanner. It’s time to make way for Face ID, Apple’s new method of identifying and authorizing users using facial recognition. There was a lot of concern that Apple’s Touch ID replacement would be flaky, slow, and less preferable to the at-times inconsistent fingerprint scanner. Show More Summary

Watch: Face ID and Touch ID compared

With the introduction of the iPhone X and Face ID, some are concerned that Apple's new biometric system is not as secure or easy to use as the legacy fingerprint-based Touch ID. AppleInsider digs deeper to explain why you shouldn't fear facing the future.

Huawei says it can do better than Apple's Face ID

Huawei has a history of trying to beat Apple at its own game (it unveiled a "Force Touch" phone days before the iPhone 6s launch), and that's truer than ever now that the iPhone X is in town. At the end of a presentation for the Honor...Show More Summary

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