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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the problems with facial recognition systems like Face ID on the iPhone is that you need to more or less stare directly at the phone for it to be unlocked. It is a security feature because it wants to make sure that it is you unlocking it, not someone holding it to your face, although the downside is that it isn’t as easy to unlock compared to using […]
It was largely assumed that when Apple did away with Touch ID on the iPhone that Face ID was the way of the future. However, in recent times, we have been hearing rumors that Apple has not given up on Touch ID just yet, and now a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that we might see the return of the tech in 2021.
Face ID was introduced a couple of years ago to the iPhone X. It was later brought over to the iPad Pro, so the question is, when will it be brought over to the Mac? It does seem like quite a natural transition after all, and the good news is that Apple looks like they are exploring the idea as well.