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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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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 Launches Fitness Apps on Apple Watch Series 4 For Marathon Season

The marathon season begins with the "Mumbai Marathon" that is scheduled for January 20

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Apple watch series 4.

Aiming to serve fitness enthusiasts better as “Mumbai Marathon 2019” inches closer, Apple has recommended some advanced activity, communications and health-tracking apps in its “Watch Series 4” to train people keeping a record of their resting, workout, recovery, walking and breathing sessions.

Activity competitions would allow users to challenge other ‘Apple Watch’ wearers, track active calories burned and exercise minutes earned.

Apple has recommended several apps on iPhone and Watch Series 4 apps to monitor people’s indoor and outdoor activities, along with pace alerts and automatic workout detection features.

Some of the apps include — “Strava – Run, Ride, Swim” app, “Streaks Workout” app, “Seven – 7 Minute Workout” app and “8fit Workouts and Meal Planner” app — among the others.

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Try these fitness apps on Apple Watch Series 4 for marathon season. Flickr Commons

While the “Strava” app allows users to track and analyse key statistics like distance, pace, speed and elevation, the “Streaks Workout” app helps users customise their exercises.

“Seven – 7 Minute Workout” and “8fit Workouts and Meal Planner” apps provide workout and meal plans recommended by nutrition experts.

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Other apps like “WaterMinder”, “Asana Rebel”, “Runkeeper” and “Breathe” to maintain users’ water intake and track their yoga, running and breathing activities.

The marathon season begins with the “Mumbai Marathon” that is scheduled for January 20.  (IANS)