Google Authenticator For iOS Now Supports Face ID/Touch ID
Apps like Google Authenticator help you generate 2FA codes that act as another layer of protection for your online accounts. This means that in addition to your password, you will get a one-time generated code that verifies who you say you are, so in the event that your password is stolen, hackers still can’t get into your account.
Apple Wants To Eliminate Passwords By Using Face ID And Touch ID
Many believe that passwords are an antiquated system that needs to go. This is because passwords can be guessed, especially when people choose to use weak passwords, or they can be leaked when hackers breach a system. However, to eliminate passwords entirely is a monumental task, and that’s something that Apple is hoping to build towards.
How To Unlock Your iPhone While Wearing A Mask
If you’re wearing a mask and are finding it troublesome to unlock your iPhone and having to enter your passcode every time, you can actually unlock it using your Apple Watch, so read on to find out what you need to do.
iPhone 13’s Face ID Sensor Could be 50% Smaller Than Previous Generation
While we might have to wait until 2023 for Apple to eventually ditch the notch on the iPhone, there have been rumors and leaked photos that claim that for the iPhone 13, Apple will at the very least be making the notch smaller. This is apparently due to the sensors used for Face ID which Apple is said to have shrunk by as much as 50%.
iOS 15 Could Introduce Support For Dual Biometric Authentication
One of the popular rumors surrounding the iPhone 13 is that it could see Apple bring back Touch ID to its higher-end iPhones. While other companies have introduced in-display fingerprint sensors to their phones, Apple has instead opted to more or less do away with fingerprint sensors in favor of facial recognition.
Chrome For iOS Tests Touch ID And Face ID For Incognito Mode
The point of using incognito mode in a browser like Chrome is to not leave a trail of your internet activity on your phone or computer. However, it seems that Google is taking things one step further by testing out a new feature for Chrome on iOS that would protect incognito mode by adding an additional layer of security in the form of Touch ID or Face ID.
iOS 14.5 Will Let iPhone Users Unlock Their Devices With The Apple Watch
We expect that for the foreseeable future, we will all still be wearing masks in public. This in turn makes features like Face ID a bit annoying to use. Apple has made some changes where if it detects a mask, users will be prompted to enter their PIN instead, but it’s still quite a hassle for a feature that’s meant to be hassle-free.
Face ID Developed For Mac, But Won’t Be Coming Anytime Soon
When Apple brought Touch ID over to their Mac computers, many had rightfully figured that it was only a matter of time before Face ID was also introduced. After all, some of Apple’s Mac computers do come with built-in webcams, so why not fit the Face ID components under there as well, right?
Another Patent Suggests That Face ID Could Come To Macs
Ever since Face ID was introduced to the iPhone, many have been wondering if the day could come that Apple might bring it to the Mac. After all, they did bring Touch ID to MacBook laptops, so why not Face ID, right? Now that the M1 MacBook laptops have been released, it seems that we could be one step closer.
Apple Hints That Face ID Could Be Coming To Mac Computers
Face ID for Macs makes a lot of sense. After all, almost all Mac computers come with a built-in webcam, so why can’t that camera be used as Face ID? We’ve seen Apple introduce Touch ID to their Macs, so it makes sense that eventually, Face ID could also be a security feature that we might expect in the future.
Upcoming Mac Computers Will Get Face ID
With the iPhone and iPad supporting Face ID, we suppose it was only a matter of time before Apple brought the feature over onto Mac computers. After all, they did integrate Touch ID into their MacBook laptops, so why not Face ID too, right? The good news is that it looks like it could be happening soon.
Could Vein ID Be Apple’s Next Big Security Feature?
Given that all our faces are unique, the idea behind Face ID is that it makes it more secure than fingerprints because you can’t exactly “lift” a face like you would a fingerprint. However, Face ID is far from perfect and we have seen instances in the past where it can be beat, and it seems that Apple is trying to come up with new ways to create a more […]
Facebook Messenger Will Now Support Face ID
Last month, it was reported that Facebook was testing out a new feature for its Messenger app in which users could protect their messages through Face ID. This means that whenever users try to open the app, they can hide it behind Face ID so that only authorized users will be able to see the messages in the app.
Face ID, Touch ID Logins Will Be Coming To Safari
On iOS, we’ve seen how Face ID and Touch ID have been used by apps to prevent unauthorized access. For example with banking apps, users can use either Face ID or Touch ID to log themselves into their accounts, but like we said, these security measures were pretty much limited to just apps.
Apple’s Next-Gen iMac Could Come With Support For Face ID
Apple’s Mac computers have gotten a rather bad rep over the years for sporting rather poor quality front-facing cameras, but that could change. According to a tweet by @blue_kanikama, it seems that Apple could be making some upgrades to the webcam on the upcoming iMac which could also come with support for Face ID.
Facebook Testing Face ID, Touch ID Locking For Messenger App
If you don’t like it when people use your phone and go through your messages, then here’s some potentially good news for you. Facebook appears to be testing out protecting its Messenger app with Face ID or Touch ID (depending on your device), meaning that you might be soon able to biometrically protect your messages from prying eyes.
Google Drive For iOS Now Supports Face ID And Touch ID
If you use Google Drive on your phone to access files on the go, then you might be pleased to learn that in the latest update to the app, Google has introduced support for biometric security for the app. This means that users will be able to use either Face ID or Touch ID to protect their files from being accessed.
iOS 13.5 Makes It Easier To Unlock An iPhone While Wearing A Mask
When Apple first introduced Face ID, they claimed to have worked with mask makers to ensure that even if the person wears a mask similar to the user’s face, it will not cause the phone to unlock. So far, Face ID has been quite successful, but in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, this has created a problem.
Apple Could Bring Face ID To Future MacBooks And iMacs
While Touch ID has been used in Apple’s iPhones and iPads for several years, it took Apple a while before the feature was brought over to its MacBooks. Apple later switched to Face ID, so we imagine that it wouldn’t be entirely out of the question for the company to introduce a similar feature to its computers as well.
2020 iPhone Could Come With An Improved Face ID Sensor
Apple’s Face ID facial recognition technology works great. In fact, to date it seems that none of Apple’s competitors have managed to create anything close to Face ID in terms of security and accuracy. However, it does not mean that Face ID is perfect. There is still plenty of room left for improvement.