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Maryland residents will now be able to store their driver’s license or state ID in the Apple Wallet app, Apple announced today. The state is now the second in the…

Maryland becomes the second state to offer driver’s license and state ID in Apple Wallet

Apple has, thank god, deigned to continue to offer a budget ticket into its planet-spanning luxury funhouse: the iPhone SE 3. If they discontinued this useful item, I’d have to…

Touch ID forever, Face ID never

Every few years all of the iPad mini lovers hold their breath as they wait to see whether this very specific device will keep on trucking or hit the chopping…

Apple’s 2021 iPad mini isn’t just living, it’s thriving

Three-and-half months after launching the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Apple is finally breaking it out from its iMac bundle. The accessory is now available as a standalone through Apple…

Apple’s Touch ID-enabled keyboard is finally available on its own

Apple has unveiled a new, colorful iMac today with an Apple-designed M1 chip. But that was just part of the story as the company used that opportunity to release new…

Apple brings Touch ID to the Magic Keyboard

Apple has added support for the Health Records feature of its Health app on iPhones in two new markets — the U.K. and Canada. The electronic medical records feature originally…

Apple brings Health Records to iPhone in the UK and Canada

Apple’s Face ID and Touch ID have made it easier for users to log into their mobile devices like iPhones and iPads and on some Macs offering the Touch ID…

Apple is bringing Face ID and Touch ID to the web with Safari 14

As Slack makes its way deeper into the enterprise, it needs to layer on more sophisticated security measures like the encryption key management feature it released last year. Today, the…

Slack makes some key security enhancements

Apple’s splashy new product announcements at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose also ushered in new rules of the road for its ecosystem partners that force hard turns…

Apple’s new ecosystem world order and the privacy economy

Cybersecurity 101: These settings and features will help to protect your iPhone data.

These iPhone features will protect your security and privacy

WhatsApp users updating to the latest version of the messaging app on iOS will find a new setting lurking at the bottom of the Privacy menu that adds support for…

WhatsApp adds support for Face ID/Touch ID biometric lock on iOS

Biometric payment card startup Zwipe has swiped $14M to add to an earlier Series B round as it continues to work towards commercializing technology that embeds a fingerprint reader in payment…

Zwipe tops up with $14M to bring biometric payment cards to market this year

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So long then, iPhone home button…

… it was nice pressing you. Well, at least some of the thousands and thousands of times. Apple has finally abandoned a feature that’s been a staple of its smartphones since the very start, over a decade ago: A physical home button. The trio of almost-all-screen iPhones unboxed today at its Cupertino HQ go all…

11:35 am PDT • September 12, 2018
So long then, iPhone home button…

Face ID has already generated a lot of excitement but the switch to a facial biometric does raise privacy concerns — given that the human face is naturally an expression-rich medium…

A closer look at the capabilities and risks of iPhone X face mapping

The iPhone X is now available for pre-order

12:17 am PDT • October 27, 2017

The iPhone X, the device TechCrunch is calling Apple’s best iPhone ever, is now available for pre-order. In case you’ve spent the last month living under a rock and missed…

The iPhone X is now available for pre-order

Apple has now responded to a letter from Senator Franken last month in which he asked the company to provide more information about the incoming Face ID authentication technology which is…

Apple responds to Senator Franken’s Face ID privacy concerns

Offering to gate the smorgasbord of personal content that lives on a mobile device behind a face biometric inevitably raises lots of security questions, even as always on face-scanning tech…

iPhone X’s Face ID raises security and privacy questions

If you’ve been following Apple for a few years, you know that the company loves to remove buttons, ports and everything that sticks out. According to a new report from…

iPhone 7 could replace the home button with a touch surface

Rumor has it that Apple has been working on an ambitious update for the MacBook Pro. The new MacBook Pro will feature the new Intel Skylake processors as well as…

References in macOS Sierra hint at MacBook Pro with Touch ID sensor and OLED mini screen

Apple just unveiled macOS 12 at WWDC, the next version of Apple’s operating system. Among other things, the company announced a brand new way to unlock your Mac. Instead of…

Auto Unlock on your Mac hints at future MacBook Pro with Touch ID

For the first time in its history, the iPhone is experiencing a drop in sales. In 2015 at this same time, Apple sold 61 million units of the iPhone. This…

Apple iPhone sees first YOY sales dip ever

Despite Apple’s highly publicized sparring match with the FBI over unlocking an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters, security engineers pushed back against the idea of…

Apple doesn’t consider government intrusion a primary iPhone security threat, yet

A new patent application published by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) details some additional uses of the Touch ID sensor found on the iPhone and iPad that could make its way…

Touch ID Patent Application Shows Apple Could Expand Home Button Features

With their array of shiny new features, bigger screens, and better hardware, there’s been no shortage of attention paid to the launch of the new iPhones. Early reviews seem to…

Identity Wars: Why Apple Pay Is About More Than Payments

Apple has applied for a patent (via AppleInsider) related to its new Apple Pay mobile payment system, and within the document, it goes into detail about how the near field…

Apple Patent On The NFC Mechanics Of Apple Pay Details Its Inner Workings

Apple has shared some information around how Touch ID and its Secure Enclave keeps information private in an updated security document newly posted to its “iPhone in Business” microsite. The…

Apple Details Touch ID And The A7’s Secure Enclave In Updated iOS Security Document

Apple CEO Tim Cook actually discussed mobile payments directly on the company’s earnings call today, saying that it’s an area that has “intrigued” the company and that mobile payments actually…

CEO Tim Cook Says Touch ID Was Part Of Apple’s Thinking Around Mobile Payments

A new patent application published by the USPTO (via MacRumors) shows some more detail around Apple’s use of Touch ID and the fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 5s. Apple has…

Patent Application For Touch ID Shows How Apple Secures Fingerprint Information On iPhone 5s

Let’s Kill The Aid Industry

6:00 am PST • November 23, 2013

Long have I nursed a healthy contempt for the aid industry. As I spent much of a decade wandering around the planet, taking local public transit through poor and/or unstable…

Let’s Kill The Aid Industry

Fingerprint scanners have always been vulnerable to hackers who are willing to go the extra mile to bypass them. Over the years, we’ve seen everything from people using Gummy Bears,…

Hackers Bypass Apple’s Touch ID With Lifted Fingerprint