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Touch ID trademark application rejected, cites likelihood of confusion

The United States Patent & Trademark Office this week published a letter on their rejection of Apple's attempt to trademark the "Touch ID" name given to their fingerprint-sensing home button authentication system. The rejection comes over a likelihood of confusion with a trademark granted to...
Touch ID on iPhone 5s

Here's how Touch ID was made faster and more accurate in iOS 7.1.1

We now have a better idea about what has been causing Touch ID accuracy issues for some users, as well as what improvements were made to the system in last week's iOS 7.1.1 update. Many Touch ID errors appear to stem from bad setup scans, which prevented Touch ID from improving over time for...
In case of emergency, place your finger on Touch ID

In case of emergency, place your finger on Touch ID

Touch ID, Apple's biometric fingerprint identity sensor, is a convenient way access your iPhone while still having the security of a 4-digit passcode or alphanumeric password behind it. But it doesn't have to be just for you. Touch ID also makes it easy to share access for trips or for everyday...
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Best Touch ID compatible apps for iPhone: Protection and convenience all in one!

Best Touch ID compatible apps for iPhone: Protection and convenience all in one!

When Apple first introduced Touch ID in 2013, they only allowed you to utilize it for unlocking your iPhone and for confirming App Store purchases. Now, thanks to iOS 8, app developers can securely take advantage of Touch ID to protect and secure purchases, notes, passwords, and other kinds of...
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All the iOS 8 Touch ID apps you can put on your iPhone right now!

It's hard to keep track of what's coming from where with all of these apps getting updated for iOS 8, but we're starting to sort out which ones are getting which features. Here's a batch of the ones in the App Store that are using Touch ID. Be sure to read our deep dive into Touch ID in iOS 8 to...
Touch ID in iOS 8: Explained

Touch ID in iOS 8: Explained

Touch ID is the name of Apple's personal fingerprint identity sensor. It's what currently lets you authenticate yourself to unlock your iPhone 5s and authorize iTunes and App Store purchases on your account. With iOS 8, Apple is making an application programming interface (API) available to...
Touch ID on an Apple iPhone 5s

Touch ID trademark application rejected, cites likelihood of confusion

The United States Patent & Trademark Office this week published a letter on their rejection of Apple's attempt to trademark the "Touch ID" name given to their fingerprint-sensing home button authentication system. The rejection comes over a likelihood of confusion with a trademark granted to...
In case of emergency, place your finger on Touch ID

In case of emergency, place your finger on Touch ID

Touch ID, Apple's biometric fingerprint identity sensor, is a convenient way access your iPhone while still having the security of a 4-digit passcode or alphanumeric password behind it. But it doesn't have to be just for you. Touch ID also makes it easy to share access for trips or for everyday...
How to use Touch ID: The ultimate guide

How to use Touch ID: The ultimate guide

Touch ID is Apple's biometric fingerprint authentication technology. With it, the Home button can now unlock your iPhone 5s and authorize your purchases on the iTunes Store simply by reading and recognizing your fingerprints. In the perpetual battle between security and convenience, where many...
How to add fingerprints to Touch ID on your iPhone

How to add fingerprints to Touch ID on your iPhone

Touch ID lets you have the security of a 4-digit passcode or the strength of an alphanumeric password, and yet still conveniently access your iPhone using your fingerprint. There are up to 5-slots in Touch ID, and you can use them to register your own fingers, a combination of yours and your...
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Touch ID authentication coming to third-party apps

As part of its raft of new APIs for developers, Apple today introduced new APIs for its fingerprint-based Touch ID system at WWDC. And the big news is that third-party apps will finally be able to use Touch ID authentication in iOS 8. According to today's presentation, the system protects...
Touch ID for iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3

Touch ID for iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3

There's a story going around that Touch ID sensors are being manufactured in anticipation for the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3. So what does that mean? Given the history of supply-chain reporting it's hard to say. Flipping a coin is about as reliable. It's also hard to say that it...
Touch ID on iPhone 5s

Here's how Touch ID was made faster and more accurate in iOS 7.1.1

We now have a better idea about what has been causing Touch ID accuracy issues for some users, as well as what improvements were made to the system in last week's iOS 7.1.1 update. Many Touch ID errors appear to stem from bad setup scans, which prevented Touch ID from improving over time for...

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