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Topic: Touch ID

Future iPhones could enhance security with combination of Touch ID & fingertip motion

12/18/2014, 09:12 am

Apple has shown interest in combining the use of its Touch ID fingerprint sensor with rotating or moving a user's fingertip in specific ways, offering even more advanced security on future iPhones and iPads.


PC makers may beat Apple to the punch with new 'fingerprint ID' sensors built into notebook touchpads

12/10/2014, 10:12 am

While Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensors remain limited to the latest iPhone and iPad models and have yet to appear in any Mac hardware, Synaptics announced on Wednesday that its new SecurePad fingerprint scanning hardware is now available to notebook PC makers.


Opinion: Touch ID improves iPad security at cost of Smart Cover unlock convenience

12/06/2014, 08:12 am

The auto-unlock feature of the iPad Smart Cover was once touted as a unique and convenient way of interacting with Apple's tablet, but it has now been hampered by the addition of Touch ID to the latest iPad models.


Pandora for iOS gets a new look in beta, American Express app adds Touch ID login

12/02/2014, 02:12 pm

Starting Tuesday, some users of popular streaming radio app Pandora began seeing a beta preview of a new user interface on their iPhone. Plus, American Express cardholders can now view their account information using Touch ID.


Apple planning to bring Apple Pay support to iAd with new buy buttons - report

10/22/2014, 12:10 pm

Tap-to-buy quick purchasing buttons with support for Apple Pay may be coming to Apple's iAd mobile advertising network as soon as this fall, according to a new report.


First look: Hands-on with Apple's new iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 3

10/16/2014, 04:10 pm

The iPad Air and iPad mini have both been outfitted by Apple with Touch ID fingerprint sensors, but it's clear that Apple is positioning its flagship iPad Air 2 as the tablet to beat, boasting a beefed-up A8X CPU, improved camera, thinner design, and anti-reflective laminated display.


Apple's own iBook reveals iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 3, both with Touch ID

10/15/2014, 01:10 pm

With less than 24 hours to go before Apple is set to present its latest products, preview images for the company's iOS 8.1 user guide in the iBookstore reveal the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, both featuring a Touch ID fingerprint sensing home button.


After incorrect report on Apple's use of sapphire on iPhone 6, WSJ claims Apple changed plans last minute

10/07/2014, 07:10 pm

Less than two months ago, Daisuke Wakabayashi of the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was "betting $700 million" on a plan to use sapphire screens on its upcoming iPhones. After being proven wrong, the writer now claims that Apple radically reversed its plans just weeks before the new devices went on sale.


Apple's iOS 8.0.1 update breaks cellular connectivity, Touch ID support for many users

09/24/2014, 01:09 pm

Following the release of iOS 8.0.1 on Wednesday, many users began experiencing issues with the maintenance and software update, finding that their handset could no longer establish a cellular connection or recognize their fingerprint upon installing, prompting Apple to pull the update


Apple opens Touch ID to third-party applications with iOS 8

09/17/2014, 12:09 pm

iPhone security and convenience have both been greatly enhanced by Apple's iOS 8, giving third-party developers the ability for the first time to utilize the secure Touch ID fingerprint sensor.


iPhone 6: First impressions after using Apple's "bigger than bigger" phone

09/11/2014, 06:09 pm

Apple's eighth iPhone event introduced two new larger-screened, larger-capacity new phones, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, along with a continuation two of the world's top selling models, iPhone 5c and 5s, now at a reduced price.


'Apple Pay' is a Touch ID-based mobile wallet included with iPhone 6, rolls out in October

09/09/2014, 01:09 pm

Apple will enter the mobile payment space in a big way with this month's launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both of which will ship with integrated near-field communications technology to allow secure wireless payments through a service called Apple Pay.


Apple's secret iPhone 6 digital payment system said to also include Visa & MasterCard

08/31/2014, 10:08 pm

Hot on the heels of a report that Apple has inked a deal with American Express, a second report has stated that the company has also signed deals with Visa and MasterCard.


Apple reportedly inks deal with American Express for 'iPhone 6' payment system

08/31/2014, 12:08 pm

Credit card giant American Express is apparently onboard with Apple's forthcoming mobile payment system, expected to be a part of the company's next-generation iPhone set to be unveiled at a Sept. 9 media event.


New photos purport to show tweaked Touch ID sensor for Apple's 'iPhone 6'

07/16/2014, 09:07 am

With Apple believed to be in the final stages of preparation to begin manufacturing its next-generation iPhones, a slightly redesigned Touch ID component said to be headed for the so-called iPhone 6 has surfaced from Japan.


USPTO denies Apple's 'Touch ID' trademark, cites possible confusion with timecard system

07/15/2014, 09:07 am

Apple will not be granted a trademark for the Touch ID authentication system introduced alongside the iPhone 5s, according to a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decision revealed Monday, because it could be confused with an earlier Touch ID trademark assigned to timekeeping company Kronos.


Mobile money services on the rise worldwide as Apple eyes Touch ID payment system

07/02/2014, 11:07 am

If Apple is able to drive adoption of its rumored iTunes-backed mobile payment system among wealthy consumers at the same pace as similar systems in the developing world, it could be one of the company's most important -- and profitable -- strategic moves.


Apple rumored to improve durability of new Touch ID hardware in 2014 iPhones, iPads

06/23/2014, 08:06 am

With the Touch ID sensor expected to come to all of Apple's new iPhones and iPads later this year, the fingerprint scanning hardware is also rumored to see internal improvements that will make the home button more durable, according to a new report.


PayPal reportedly working to integrate Touch ID into iOS apps

06/05/2014, 05:06 pm

Just days after Apple announced the opening of Touch ID APIs to third-party developers with iOS 8, mobile and digital payment services giant PayPal is already said to be working on implementing the feature into its apps.


Every new iPhone and iPad expected to ship with Touch ID in 2014

05/26/2014, 10:05 pm

Apple is expected to include its Touch ID fingerprint sensor technology in all new iPhone and iPad devices introduced this year, one analyst says, which will grow shipments of the package to some 120 million in 2014.