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There's nothing like a Black Hat Security Conference to leave you feeling exposed and vulnerable. Today's compromise? Fingerprint readers. Security researchers Tao Wei and Yulong Zhang have exposed some pretty significant flaws in the Android fingerprint framework. The duo outlined a couple of dif...

August 5th 2015 at 8:31pm 0 Comments
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Android is getting a TouchID-style system of its own with Android M, according to Buzzfeed's sources. Apparently it'll act a lot like the iOS tool too, bypassing passwords for associated apps in favor of reading your fingerprint. Given that I/O is practically right around the corner (next week!) i...

May 22nd 2015 at 5:42am 0 Comments
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If you manage your personal finances from a smartphone, you'll be familiar with the tiresome verification procedures that banks use to double-check your identity. To make everything a little simpler, RBS and NatWest are introducing Touch ID support to their iOS banking apps tomorrow. So rather tha...

February 18th 2015 at 4:29am 0 Comments
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Motorola's Nexus 6 almost had a fingerprint sensor, but Apple spoiled the idea. In an interview with UK newspaper The Telegraph, former CEO Dennis Woodside (who now leads Dropbox) reveals that the handset's dimple was supposed to play home to a discreet recessed sensor, but its supplier couldn't m...

January 26th 2015 at 4:04am 0 Comments
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Google's Docs, Sheets and Slides apps aren't easy to use on a phone's small screen at all, but this set of updates could make things just a bit more convenient for both iOS and Android users. Documents now come with real-time spell check, spreadsheets are now able to hide rows and columns, and pre...

January 22nd 2015 at 3:57am 0 Comments
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Not to be outdone by Microsoft's recent refresh of OneDrive, Dropbox has now made its iOS app compatible with Apple's fingerprint-scanning technology, Touch ID, as well. You'll need iOS 8 in order for the feature to work, but chances are you're already running the latest and greatest software from...

October 20th 2014 at 11:46am 0 Comments
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There have been photos and vague rumors hinting that Apple's next iPads will involve more than just a speed bump, but there hasn't been much in the way of hard evidence... until today, that is. Hamza Sood has uncovered code in the iOS 8.1 developer beta that alludes to unannounced iPads with Touch...

September 29th 2014 at 11:43pm 0 Comments
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You're going to see a lot of apps taking advantage of iOS 8's expanded Touch ID support in the near future, but one of the bigger improvements is already here. Mint has updated its iOS app to let you use your fingerprint to sign in rather than rely on a passcode. While it's a simple step, it mea...

September 17th 2014 at 6:41pm 0 Comments
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Guess what folks! With iOS 8, Touch ID will finally be useful for something besides unlocking your phone and buying apps. During the big keynote at WWDC 2014, Apple announced the debut of an API for Touch ID. That means other apps will be able to use the fingerprint scanner on your iPhone for auth...

June 2nd 2014 at 2:40pm 0 Comments