News Analysis

Apple Watch ‘Wrist Detect’ feature key for IT

A new IT policy in Apple's Configurator tool for admins lets enterprises force wrist authentication on the Apple Watch for access to on-screen notifications, and it's one of the few Watch-specific security features available at launch.
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REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
  • Smartwatches
  • iOS
  • Operating Systems
  • iPhone
  • Apple Watch
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.