Aimed at making passwords redundant, Apple makes its fourth Israeli acquisition, a Tel Aviv-based company that offers its users secure biometric logins, bought for an estimated $2 million.
News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff
Multinational technology company Apple Inc. has bought Israeli startup RealFace Technology for an estimated $2 million, Israeli media reported Sunday.
Founded in 2014 by Adi Eckhouse Barzilai and Aviv Mader, the Tel Aviv-based startup is a leading developer of facial recognition technology. Its software offers users a smart biometric login, with the aim of making passwords redundant when accessing mobile devices or personal computers.
According to the Jewish Business News, RealFace has 10 employees, and it had raised $1 million prior to Apple’s acquisition. Continue Reading »
A week after the FBI taped Israel’s Celebrate into neutralizing Apple’s encryption security, a Federal hearing was cancelled, no longer needing to force the tech giant into compliance.
The FBI has unlocked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, officials said Monday, ending a heated legal standoff with Apple that had pitted US authorities against Silicon Valley.
photo : CHIP SOMODEVILLA:GETTY:AFP
Apple, backed by a broad coalition of technology giants like Google and Facebook, was fiercely opposed to assisting the US government in unlocking the iPhone on grounds it would have wide-reaching implications on digital security and privacy. Continue Reading »
The FBI taps Israel’s Celebrate into neutralizing Apple’s encryption security after failing to force the tech giant into compliance.
An Israeli firm is helping the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to unlock an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shootings, Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Wednesday.
The FBI is turning to Cellebrite, which provides forensic software, after pressuring iPhone manufacturer Apple to create a way to override the phone’s security.
Cellebrite offers a forensics system that can retrieve data hidden inside encrypted phones.
Apple fought the FBI’s request, saying such a back door would essentially become a skeleton key that could easily be abused. Continue Reading »
Apple’s Israeli research center already 2nd largest outside of its California campus, but newly added expansion into planned development center sees Apple adding 100s of additional Israeli workers.
By Ari Yashar
Apple, the iconic global technology giant, is further building its presence in Israel by expanding the size of the offices in its new Herzliya headquarters.
Apple (file) – Reuters
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According to a report in the Hebrew language The Marker on Wednesday, Apple has decided to increase the size of its second Herzliya research building to be built later this year by no less than 4,000 meters.
The extra office space is estimated to allow for the employment of 150 to 250 new Israeli employees.
The U.S. computer giant Apple confirmed the acquisition of its third Israeli high-tech startup, LinX Imaging, for $20 million, which creates tiny cameras for telephones & tablets.
By Ilan Gattegno & Israel Hayom Staff
U.S. computer giant Apple has acquired LinX Imaging, an Israeli company that produces tiny camera modules for telephones and tablet devices. The Wall Street Journal quoted sources close to the deal who said that Apple paid $20 million for the Israeli firm.
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LinX Imaging’s high-tech camera components – Photo: Linximaging.com/screenshot
LinX creates cameras that are smaller than any on the market today and can photograph multiple objects at once.
People were shocked to find their iPhone 5 identifying Jerusalem’s Western Wall (Kotel) in the Palestinian Territories.
By David Lazarus
Apple is often first in breaking new ground with the latest hi-tech gadgets. Now the company has introduced yet another brand new notion: Jerusalem‚Äôs Wailing Wall (known as the Kotel) is in “Palestine.”
Apple identifies location of the Kotel (Wailing Wall): The West Bank, East Jerusalem.
The company that brought us the innovative iPhone now offers the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while the rest of the world, led by the Americans, still try to broker a shaky final status. Continue Reading »
The global technology giant Apple confirmed on Monday that it has acquired Israeli start-up PrimeSense in a deal valued at $345 million, Israel Radio reported.
Apple logo – Photo: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
PrimeSense first made headlines after its 3D motion-sensing camera was used for Microsoft’s Kinect gaming system. It was founded in Tel Aviv by a team of twenty-something gaming enthusiasts who gained extensive technological know-how through their service at an elite military intelligence unit.
“We live in a world in which technology is becoming more and more sophisticated, with an array of applications and features which are complicated and tiresome for the consumer to use, like remote controls and buttons to push. Continue Reading »
The appeal for Apple is the company’s advanced body-movement tracking technology bringing 3D sensing & natural interaction such as in interactive living room and mobile devices.
Israeli news and financial newspaper Calcalist reported Sunday that Apple has acquired PrimeSense, a motion-tracking company based in Tel Aviv, in a $345 million deal.
Israeli Uzi Breier, employee of PrimeSense, uses his hands to control a screen in the company offices in Tel Aviv. Photo: Ariel Schalit
PrimeSense is best known for licensing the hardware design and chip used in Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing system for the Xbox 360 from 2010. Continue Reading »
Startup Any.do is the Israeli app that inspired Apple chief of design Jony Ive with its popular task-management app, the Verge reported online.
The new look of the iOS 7, Apple’s newest mobile operating system, is being hotly debated all over the Internet and is attracting plenty of criticism, including claims that it overly resembles the Android operating system and that some of its special effects make users nauseated. But there is no doubt that the operating system’s new configuration constitutes a revolution in Apple’s traditional approach to design.
Screenshots of the iOS7. – Photo: Reuters
Earlier this week, The Verge, an online tech magazine, revealed that the Israeli firm Any.do Continue Reading »
Taipei & Vatican City are the 2 other cities listed in the World Clock without a country in Apple’s new operating system.
Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system, like its predecessor, lists Jerusalem without a country.
The iPhone 5s – Photo by AP
Jerusalem is one of only three cities to be listed in the World Clock without a country, The Blaze reported this week. The others are Vatican City and Taipei.
World Clock screenshot
The Blaze showed a screenshot of the World Clock in a post on Sept. 22.
On Tuesday, Jerusalem did not appear on the list. Continue Reading »
Prices ranged from NIS 4,500 ($1,175) for the 16-gigabyte model to NIS 5,700 ($1,490) for 64 gigabytes.
Apple’s new iPhone 5 is selling well in the Gaza Strip despite inflated prices, reaching Palestinians via smuggling tunnels even before it comes to Israel.
Using the map function of Apple’s iPhone 5. – Photo by Reuters
The cutting-edge smartphone is being snapped up for almost double what it costs in the United States, its price jacked up by middlemen on its circuitous delivery route from Dubai via tunnels linking the blockaded territory with Egypt.
The iPhone 5 will not be available until December from mobile operators in tech-mad Israel, which along with Egypt maintains a partial blockade of Gaza to prevent the entry of anything that could be used for military purposes. Continue Reading »
High-tech workers, update your CVs: In the coming weeks, Apple’s Israeli headquarters will be posting dozens of positions to be filled
Preparations for Apple‘s Israeli research and development center have kicked into high gear. Mamon has learned that in the next few weeks, Apple will be launching a major hiring campaign. Dozens of personnel ads are expected to be posted for positions in the R&D center, which will be located in Haifa’s Scientific Industries Center (MATAM)
Apple is due to post dozens of job listings - Photo by shutterstock
At the end of March, Apple’s international site was already running four ads for engineering positions in Israel. Continue Reading »