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Apple gets Patent for Face ID on Mac

This is, however, not the first patent application Apple made for facial recognition on the Mac

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Another Apple patent describes Face ID and gesture control for Mac.
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After incorporating the facial recognition feature in iPhone X, Apple could be replacing its Touch ID in Mac by Face ID with gesture controls in the future as the tech giant has got a fresh patent to the same effect.

The patent granted to Apple on Tuesday suggests that the “computer may apply a face detection algorithm at step 92 in order to detect the subject’s face of depth map”, 9to5Mac reported.

This patent suggests how body language more generally — head, torso and arm — could be used to signal intent to the Mac.

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Face ID and Gesture Control for Mac in Apple’s Patent. Pixabay

This is, however, not the first patent application Apple made for facial recognition on the Mac.

One predating the launch of iPhone X described a way of allowing Macs to automatically log users in, even if the devices were in sleep mode when users approached them, the report said, adding that the scope of the new patent is a little broader. (IANS)

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Apple Is Delaying the Feature of Group FaceTime for Video Calls

The feature was announced to take on similar services like Google Hangouts and the Microsoft-owned Skype

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Apple delays 'Group FaceTime' feature for video calls. Pixabay

Apple has delayed its “Group FaceTime” feature that will allow up to 32 people to simultaneously participate in video calls on iOS devices.

According to a report in 9to5Mac on Monday, “Group FaceTime” has been removed from the initial release of iOS 12 and will ship in a future software update later this fall”.

“Group FaceTime for iPhone, iPad, and Mac appears to be delayed and won’t be ready in time for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave launch in September,” the report added.

Apple described “Group FaceTime” feature in June during the company’s annual Worldwide Developers’ Conference in the US.

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iOS 12 is designed to make everyday tasks on iPhone and iPad faster and more responsive. Pixabay

“We’re very excited about the new communications features we’re bringing to iPhone and iPad with Memoji, a more personal form of Animoji, fun camera effects and Group FaceTime,” Craig Federighi, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, said during the event.

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The feature was announced to take on similar services like Google Hangouts and the Microsoft-owned Skype.

iOS 12 is designed to make everyday tasks on iPhone and iPad faster and more responsive. (IANS)

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