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Court rules that cops can compel you to surrender your fingerprint to unlock iPhone

Court rules that cops can compel you to surrender your fingerprint to unlock iPhone

A Virginia Beach Circuit Court judge ruled that law enforcement officials can compel you to unlock your smartphone with a fingerprint, but that they can't force you to enter in your passcode or password to unlock your device. Judge Steven Frucci says that obtaining a fingerprint is like obtaining...
Touch ID, Apple Watch, and the future of projected authentication

Touch ID, Apple Watch, and the future of projected authentication

With Touch ID and the Apple Watch, Apple is poised to once again revolutionize personal security. Back in September, before the original Apple Watch introduction, one of the potential features I was most interested in was the ability to project authentication. We got at least one aspect of it...
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UK banks update their iPhone apps with Touch ID support

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and NatWest have announced updates to their iPhone apps, enabling the support of Touch ID authentication. Since the feature itself has been compromised in the past, unlocking the app using Touch ID will not grant access to all app features. Available to iPhone 5s...
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Touch ID not working for you post iOS 8.3? Here's the fix!

Touch ID not working for you post iOS 8.3? Here's the fix!

A few of you have written in to say Touch ID isn't working to authorize iTunes or App Store purchases, and/or for third party apps, following the iOS 8.3 update. We've not been able to duplicate the problem on any of our devices, but after helping several people, we have come across what looks...
Siri and the potential for 'Voice ID'

Siri and the potential for 'Voice ID'

Yell "Hey, Siri!" on podcast — or out loud at an event — and you'll get dozens of complaints from people whose phones suddenly went into voice mode. That might sound like an edge-case for Siri, Apple's personal digital assistant, but here's something more common — a family charging station with...
MacID unlocks your Mac with your Touch ID: Free for 48 hours

MacID unlocks your Mac with your Touch ID: Free for 48 hours

Want to be able to unlock your Mac using Touch ID? Now you can. What's more, it's free for the next two days. Beginning March 16th, the MacID iOS app is free, but only for 48 hours. It's normally $4. It's an app for your Touch ID-based iOS device, and it works in conjunction with a second app...
Best Touch ID apps for iPhone

Best Touch ID apps for iPhone

Keep your apps conveniently protected with these awesome Touch ID compatible apps for iPhone! Touch ID lets you unlock your iPhone or iPad and buy App Store apps faster than ever. App Store apps also have the ability to integrate Touch ID if they choose. Considering we store lots of personal and...
Touch ID, Apple Watch, and the future of projected authentication

Touch ID, Apple Watch, and the future of projected authentication

With Touch ID and the Apple Watch, Apple is poised to once again revolutionize personal security. Back in September, before the original Apple Watch introduction, one of the potential features I was most interested in was the ability to project authentication. We got at least one aspect of it...
iPhone 6

UK banks update their iPhone apps with Touch ID support

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and NatWest have announced updates to their iPhone apps, enabling the support of Touch ID authentication. Since the feature itself has been compromised in the past, unlocking the app using Touch ID will not grant access to all app features. Available to iPhone 5s...
Switch to iPhone: For Touch ID and Apple Pay

Switch to iPhone: For Touch ID and Apple Pay

There's never been a better time to switch to iPhone. Whether you're tempted for yourself or looking to help the Android user in your life, the all-new, all-better iPhone 6 and iPhone-6-plus make the move more compelling than ever — especially when you consider Touch ID and Apple Pay. First to...
Nexus 6

Apple foiled Motorola's plans of including a fingerprint sensor in the Nexus 6

Motorola's Nexus 6 was originally scheduled to feature a fingerprint sensor where the dimple is located at the back, but the idea was ultimately foiled by Apple. Motorola was working on fingerprint recognition with a company called AuthenTec, with devices from as far back as 2011 featuring the...
Simplenote gets Touch ID support and a dark theme in latest update

Simplenote gets Touch ID support and a dark theme in latest update

Note-taking app Simplenote has been updated today, and now allows you to secure your notes behind Touch ID and a passcode. The app has also added a dark theme. Using both of these new features is fairly straightforward. Tap the arrow in the top left corner of the app, then select Settings....
Google Docs on iPhone

Google Docs, Sheets and Slides updated with desktop-class features, Touch ID security

The mobile apps for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides are increasing in power with each update, and today's releases now support more desktop-class features. Google Docs gains real-time spellchecking as you type and edit, while Sheets now lets you hide specific rows and columns and Slides gains the...

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