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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...
Microsoft OneDrive Touch ID, iPhone 6 and 6 plus support

Microsoft OneDrive adds Touch ID, iPhone 6 and 6 plus support

Microsoft has updated its OneDrive app with a couple of small, but important features. OneDrive now supports Touch ID on devices running iOS 8. To set up Touch ID, you'll need to set up a passcode. Go into Settings in the app, the select Passcode. Switch on Require Passcode to set up a code....
Google Drive snags support for Touch ID, iOS 8

Google Drive snags support for Touch ID, iOS 8

Google announced an update to it's Google Drive app for iOS today, bringing with it a number of improvements including official support for iOS 8 and the ability to unlock Drive using Touch ID. The update, which brings the app up to version 3.3.0, also brings a number of other features and bug...
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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...
Best Touch ID compatible apps for iPhone: Protection and convenience all in one!

Best Touch ID compatible apps for iPhone and iPad

When Apple first introduced Touch ID in 2013, the company initially only allowed using it for unlocking your iPhone and 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...
Chinese mobile payments platform 'Alipay' adds Touch ID support

Chinese mobile payments platform 'Alipay' adds Touch ID support

While iPhone owners in China may not yet have access to Apple Pay, it looks like they can still look forward to using Touch ID with their mobile payments. Alipay, a mobile payments platform run by Alibaba in China, was updated Tuesday with support for Touch ID verification. The addition of...
Box for iOS grabs an update, brings Touch ID support

Box for iOS snags Touch ID support, automatic photo uploads in latest update

Box for iOS has grabbed an update today, bringing the cloud storage app up to version 3.5 with a ton of new features. The big hallmark of this update is Touch ID support, something that we've seen a number of apps taking advantage of now that Apple has opened the feature up in iOS 8. In addition...
Google Drive snags support for Touch ID, iOS 8

Google Drive snags support for Touch ID, iOS 8

Google announced an update to it's Google Drive app for iOS today, bringing with it a number of improvements including official support for iOS 8 and the ability to unlock Drive using Touch ID. The update, which brings the app up to version 3.3.0, also brings a number of other features and bug...
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...
OneNote for iPhone gets support for Touch ID, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

OneNote for iPhone gets support for Touch ID, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Microsoft OneNote for iPhone has been updated with support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, along with enhancements to security. These include better password protection, and Touch ID. Touch ID allows you to unlock items that are password protected with your fingerprint. You can now also...
Scanbot 3 gets Touch ID and iCloud Drive support

Scanbot gets Touch ID and iCloud Drive support in version 3

Scanning app Scanbot has hit version 3.0. This update adds support for iCloud Drive, Touch ID, and more. Scanbot now supports iCloud Drive for two-way syncing. You can turn iCloud Drive on at the top of the settings page. Touch ID is also now supported for Pro users. A new grayscale and color...

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