iPhone 6 Touch ID Home Button to Be More Durable Than Ever

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It’s well known by now that the next-generation iPhone and iPads will most likely come with Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor, but a new report says that the hardware will receive a bit of an overhaul and will be more durable than the first-generation Touch ID sensors. No specifics were given as far as what […]

Apple Plays the Privacy Card to Swipe At Google at WWDC

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Since the dawn of the iPhone (and even before) Apple has always taken security and privacy seriously. So much so that it has repeatedly stated that protecting your data on its devices is one of the main reasons it sandboxes Apps from each other. Whether that bad behavior is just from a misbehaving App or […]

iOS 8 Includes Third-Party Support for Touch ID and Keyboards

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Today, during Apple’s WWDC keynote where the company announced iOS 8 and OSX 10.10 Yosemite, it also announced third-party support for its Touch ID fingerprint sensor, as well as touch screen keyboards. In the past, Touch ID was only limited to Apple’s own garden, where it’s been used only for unlocking your iPhone 5s and […]

iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 & iPhone 6 to Get Touch ID This Year

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After the iPhone 5s launched back in September with a fingerprint sensor, rumors began flying about the possibility of the iPad also getting the same treatment. Of course, we have yet to see an iPad come equipped with Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor, but we’re seeing hints that the next iPads (probably the iPad Air […]

iPad Mini, iPad Air 2 & iPhone 6 with Touch ID Rumored

The new iPad mini and iPad Air 2 could include Touch ID.

Apple plans to include Touch ID fingerprint unlocking and purchasing on the new iPads for 2014 and the iPhone 6 according to a new report. This is not the first time that a report claims the new iPad mini and new iPad Air will arrive with Touch ID, nor is it the first report to […]

Touch ID for iPad Air 2 Hinted in iOS 7.1 Code

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After the iPhone 5s launched back in September with a fingerprint sensor, rumors began flying about the possibility of the iPad also getting the same technology. Of course, we have yet to see an iPad come equipped with Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor, but we’re seeing hints that the next iPad (probably the iPad Air […]

Samsung’s New Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Reader Hacked

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Ah, security. Mobile device users want more of it in a world full of Heartbleed bugs,  a hacking culture that can disrupt even the best of intentions, and growing concerns about government snooping. As we move deeper into the day when users and service providers want to use mobile devices for more and more interaction […]

iPhone 5s vs Galaxy S5: Fingerprint Scanners Compared

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 was announced back in February at Mobile World Congress, but it’s not officially launching until later this week. However, one lucky YouTuber was able to get his hands on the device early and test out the built-in fingerprint scanner ahead of the phone’s release. The YouTuber, who goes by the name […]

4 Best iOS 7 Cydia Tweaks for iPhone 5s Touch ID

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The official iOS 7 jailbreak has been available for a while now, and we’ve been using that time to play around with pretty much every iOS 7 Cydia tweak imaginable to see which ones are worth your time and which ones aren’t. We’ve already discussed a handful of iOS 7 Cydia tweaks that dramatically improve […]

iOS 7.1 Release May Fix Major iPhone 5s Problem

iOS 7.1 fixes a major Touch ID problem.

Apple is working towards an iOS 7.1 release rumored for March, which could fix a major iPhone 5s  problem that is frustrating  Touch ID users. The iOS 7.1 beat is in the late stages and multiple rumors point to an iOS 7.1 release in March that will bring many fixes. The iOS 7.1 release could […]

Apple Explains iPhone 5s Touch ID Fingerprint Security Measures

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Apple has talked about the security measures it uses for its Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s in the past, but for those who want to learn even more about the security efforts that the company is taking to make sure your fingerprints are safe, Apple has detailed its security measures even further. […]

Touch ID a No-Show for New iPads

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Call me not only disappointed but confused. Although one should never expect any wish, rumor, or hope to necessarily come true when it comes to Apple releasing products, one thing I felt reasonably certain, if not very certain, was that whatever Apple announced regarding new iPads at today’s announcement we would see the recently introduced […]

Touch ID Patent Points to iPad & New MacBook Pro Support

Touch ID could come to the iPad and new MacBook Pro models in the future according to a new patent.

Apple is going big with Touch ID and a new patent suggests the fingerprint security tech is heading to new iPads and someday to new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air notebooks. The Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 5s allows users to login to the iPhone 5s by pressing a finger on the home button, […]

Why a New MacBook Pro with Touch ID Makes Sense

The new MacBook Pro release date is rumored for soon after a fall iPad event. Could we see Touch ID?

As Apple readies new MacBook Pro models for a possible release on October 22nd, we want to take a closer look at the possibility of Touch ID on the MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro Retina. Touch ID is a fingerprint sensor that uses a high-resolution camera to authenticate a user and allow them to unlock […]

iPhone 5s Touch ID Problems Frustrate, But Here’s a Fix

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With initial reports indicating that the new Touch ID fingerprint reader included with every iPhone 5s is a bit erratic, a recent post on Apple’s Support forum could be users best hope of getting less failures when unlocking their devices. The tips were posted as part of a thread in Apple’s Support forum. Together they […]

iPad 5 Video: Touch ID Sensor Fits, But Feature Up In The Air

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With iPad 5 rumors coming at full speed a new video claims to show proof that the iPad 5 will come with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor that debuted on the iPhone 5s last month. The Touch ID sensor allows users to train the iPhone to unlock with up to five fingers, offering faster access […]

Anonymous Claims Apple’s Touch ID Hands Over Fingerprints to the NSA

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Apple’s Touch ID sensor does indeed give the United States’ National Security Agency users’ fingerprints. At least, it does according to the faceless hacking group collectively known as Anonymous. A new video detailing the groups claim surfaced on YouTube this week. In it, the group uses a computerized voice to lay out its accusations. It […]

iPad mini 2 Photos Allegedly Show Touch ID, Gold Option

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Apple’s iPad mini 2 plans are leaking out faster as we approach a rumored October launch event, as a new set of photos reveals an alleged iPad mini 2 in gold with a fingerprint sensor and a well-known Apple leaker shares details about possible iPad mini 2 specs. Leaks indicate the iPad mini 2 will […]