Would you even look at Face ID or iris-scanning if you still have the fingerprint option?

Apple has been on a roll for removing stuff lately. In 2016, it removed the headphone jack and, in 2017, it removed the home button and Touch ID fingerprint reader. Of course, the security measure was instantly replaced by the brand-new Face ID, which… still draws mixed opinions.

Competing manufacturers, like Samsung, also have iris scanning and face scanning on board but also continue to offer a fingerprint pad somewhere on the device. We have to wonder — would users even look at an iris scanner (does it destroy the joke if we say the pun is intended?) when they have the good old …

iOS 11.3 features a new Privacy icon to keep your data and Apple ID password safe

Earlier today, Apple previewed iOS 11.3, the latest version of the company’s famous mobile operating system. While Apple revealed a lengthy list of new features that come with iOS 11.3, it did not present all the improvements included in it. 
One of the things that Apple didn’t specifically mention is a new Privacy icon – spotted by developer Dean Murphy in iOS 11.3 beta. 
According to info found in the beta, the Privacy icon will show up on your device when a legit Apple-made “app or feature is asking to use your personal information” …

Huawei P20 (Huawei P11?) rumor review: triple cameras, Face ID, bezels begone

MWC 2018 is drawing near and we are soon about to drown in an avalanche of brand-new smartphone models. But let’s not complain — we are, in fact, excited about all the cool new tech we are about to finally see, after months and months of leaks and rumors!

Among the slew of new smartphones, we are expecting the Huawei P20 (a.k.a. Huawei P11, the successor of Huawei P10) and while the handset might not be available in the USA from the get-go, it will certainly pack some interesting hardware, according to rumors. Some of it might even go on to be on Honor’s flagships since …

Face ID on Apple iPhone X can't be used for family app purchases

So, your son has approached you with a list of apps that he wants you to buy him from the App Store for the holidays. In the past, with the “Ask to Buy,” or “Family Sharing” feature, you would receive requests from your kids for permission allowing them to install apps on their iOS devices. As the “family organizer,” it was up to you to approve each request. After checking to make sure that your offspring wasn’t trying to slip in some violent or sex-filled game, you would signal your approval using Touch ID.

But now you own an Apple iPhone X. And to give a thumbs up to the list of apps your …

Phil Schiller thinks Apple got the home button-less iPhone X right, hints at a Face ID iPad

Apple went through a number of compromises and soul-searching in its first effort to make an “all-screen” phone, as per another fresh interview with its marketing boss Phil Schiller. Chief among those was the decision to ditch the home button with its integrated Touch ID finger scanner, and replace it with a Face ID biometric solution, achieved by the TrueDepth camera kit that warranted a “notch” cutout at the top of the iPhone X display.

As a result, those coming from a legacy iPhone hit both a muscle memory wall, and aspect ratio compatibility issues. No need …

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller says Android's Face ID attempts will "all stink"

Apple has raised the bar for smartphones with the debut of Face ID on the Apple iPhone X. And that means that we are bound to see Android manufacturers start offering competing versions of the feature. But as far as Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller is concerned, there is no competition. When talking recently to Dutch website Bright.nl about Face ID, the Apple executive gave a three word review of upcoming facial recognition systems for Android devices. “They all stink,” Schiller said succinctly.

Schiller, whose second tour at Apple started in April 1997, says that the Android versions …

Face ID got broken on iPhone X with the iOS 11.2 update? Here's how to fix it

In terms of software updates, Apple had a pretty rough time last week, with the iOS 11.1.2 causing some users’ iPhones to get looped when getting local notifications with schduled reminders. Thankfully, Apple resolved that one quickly with the 11.2 update afterwards, but this one, pushed out of the gate as quickly as Apple could bake it, brought with it another share of problems, it seems, this time involving the latest and greatest iPhone X.

Some users of Apple’s priciest iPhone were complaining that Face ID stopped working on iOS 11.2. Their phones showed the …

Apple SVP Federighi: Touch ID was not intended for multiple users

One difference between Touch ID and Face ID (besides the obvious fact that one is a fingerprint sensor and the other is a facial recognition system) is that the former inadvertently supports multiple users, while the latter does not. For the convenience of Touch ID users, multiple fingerprints can be registered so that you can touch the fingerprint button from different angles. This also can be used to allow more than one person to use the same Touch ID enabled iPhone model.

While there are some Apple iPhone X users who would have preferred Apple to offer Face ID support for multiple users …

The iPhone X may turn into a privacy disaster, so Apple changed the Face ID apps policy

Your facial mapping, achieved with the TrueDepth camera kit of the iPhone X, is stored securely on the phone, and not being sent to any servers, just like your Touch ID fingerprint readings. The issue is, however, that third-party developers would have access to worrying amounts of your face data, complete with mood expressions, and other potentially lethal from a privacy standpoint bits that could be used for marketing purposes, or something more nefarious.

A researcher has already created an app that shows you exactly how much facial data is Apple making available to developers, …