Of all the surprises and – mostly – non-surprises in Apple’s latest launch, the biggest is the lack of new Touch ID fingerprint sensors in any of the new products announced. I, for one, had been quietly confident we would see Touch ID rolled out across both iPad and MacBook ranges, completing the trifecta that would have put fingerprint scanning into its three major mobile product lines. This would have made sense both from a usability perspective – delivering a consistent level of security protection across the devices – and as a complement to the new iCloud Keychain password-storage functionality, which would benefit from requiring a fingerprint scan as, or in addition to, a conventional master password. Addition of fingerprint scanning to its MacBooks, which only got point upgrades , would have seemed to be a no-brainer: replace the power button with a fingerprint-scanning button, as it did with the iPhone 5s home button, and Apple … [Read more...] about Apple event: Touch ID, we hardly knew ye
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Customers of the two UK banking brands, RBS and NatWest, that own an iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus can now use Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor to log into their accounts. The banks become the first in the UK to adopt Apple's Touch ID as a way for customers to sign into their mobile banking accounts on their smartphones, cutting out the need for users to remember a passcode and encouraging them to access their accounts with greater frequency. According to RBS, three million of the two banks' 15 million customers are using its mobile banking app every week. The pair also have 1.8 million iPhone users each using the app on average 40 times per month. "There has been a revolution in banking, as more and more of our customers are using digital technology to bank with us. Adding Touch ID to our mobile banking app makes it even easier and more convenient for customers to manage their finances on the move and directly responds to their requests," said Stuart Haire, managing … [Read more...] about RBS and NatWest tap Apple’s Touch ID for mobile banking login
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Apple has already made great strides toward making your iPhone inaccessible to thieves, adding a remote way to locate and deactivate the device. In a new patent, Apple wants to give users a way to get in contact with police without having to access the dialer.Named the “panic mode,” the patent claims a series of taps on the fingerprint sensor will send an alert to police, or lock the phone. It should be used in times of need, when the user is incapable of opening the phone, like a robbery or kidnapping.It would give iPhone owners a way to send a distress signal, something that has been tried by third-party app developers in the past. The panic mode could be used for other things as well, like recording audio or taking a picture during the incident.Apple even discusses other functions the Touch ID sensor could be used for outside of the panic mode, like opening an app. Gestures on the fingerprint sensor would automatically move the user from the lockscreen to a specific … [Read more...] about Apple patents Touch ID “panic mode” for iPhone
All that is needed is a copy of the user’s original fingerprint. After that it is possible to hack his or her iPhone 5S. The fingerprint Touch ID system turned out to be a weak fortress of sorts. After the Chaos Computer Club aired its findings in a how-to video that showed just such a thing happening, the finger pointing has already begun at Apple for thinking of the public as a bunch of fools. According to the Club’s members the first step is to take a picture of the fingerprint with a high resolution camera. Next, the picture is prepared and transferred on to a clear sheet. Finally, thin latex or white wood glue is employed to get a cast of the fingerprint. This is then saturated with water vapor and placed on the ID System. And the iPhone 5S gets unlocked. Frank Rieger, spokesperson of the CCC said, "We hope that this finally puts to rest the illusions people have about fingerprint biometrics. It is plain stupid to use something that you can´t change and that you … [Read more...] about Chaos Computer Club Breaks Through Apple’s Touch ID System Security
The fingerprint scanner on Apple’s Touch ID System would not store information regarding the imagery of the finger whorls. The vital information is encoded in the structure of the A7 chip inside the iPhone 5S device. Then there is the fact that the system performs faultily when the fingertips are wet or irregular due to surgery or accidents. Thus if the fingertip is covered with sweat, water or any other fluid (such as hand lotion) the device may malfunction or at least it is prone to do so. Even the slightest scar on the digit may cause the system to fail to recognize the identity of the user. That is why there is a pass-code established for this purpose. It also stops hackers from getting into the device. So the good thing about the Touch ID System is that it cannot be unlocked by outsiders. Only the owner of the device can ultimately gain entry and access the iPhone 5S. However, the sole condition that is being set for users is that their hands be dry and laceration-free. Any … [Read more...] about Apple’s Touch ID System Won’t Store Fingerprints
Apple is definitely not going to miss the tenth birthday of arguably the most demanded smartphone series in the world: the iPhone. The best way to celebrate an anniversary of a smartphone is to imprint the history in a ceremonial smartphone. iPhone 8 is expected to be the ceremonial model which will imprint the tenth anniversary of iPhone in the history.The iPhone 8 is most-definitely going to be stuffed with latest technology features and high-end components. Read this article till the end to find out all the features and specifications iPhone 8 will be packing. Of course, most of the content is based on rumors and leaks, as the smartphone is set to release in the second half of this year, but still, information in this article is based on the most reliable resources, and will often be updated.The latest news suggests that iPhone 8 will feature plastic OLED display, meaning that the iPhone 8 will most probably be curved. Samsung Display will manufacture the display OLEDs for iPhone … [Read more...] about Apple IPhone 8: All You Need To Know About Apple’s Anniversary IPhone
Apple's iPhone has long been one of the best business phones on the market, with one major shortcoming: Its pint-size display has always been a bit too small to get real work done. Apple addressed that issue with the iPhone 6, a scaled-up iPhone that finally offers enough screen space for real productivity. Apple did more than give its new smartphone a larger display; the iPhone 6 has been totally redesigned, with a superthin profile and smooth curves in place of the boxy edges on older models. Plus, the iPhone 6 ships with iOS 8, a revamped version of Apple's mobile operating system that adds a slew of new productivity-boosting features for business users. But Apple still has some catching up to do in a few areas. The iPhone 6 has shorter battery life than other flagship smartphones, and iOS 8, which slick and easy to use, still has some annoying limitations. So should business users upgrade to Apple's new flagship phone, or opt for an Android device instead? Display These days, … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone 6 Review: Is It Good for Business?
The iPhone 6s Plus is better for business than the standard iPhone 6s, thanks to its roomy 5.5-inch display and longer battery life. Otherwise, the two smartphones are virtually identical, combining fast performance, a great selection of apps and solid security options. Both the standard iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus introduce a new feature you won't find on any other smartphone: a pressure-sensitive display that opens the door to a bunch of new touch gestures. Apple calls it 3D Touch, and although it won't blow you away, it is genuinely useful. While I wish that Apple had been a little more generous with the internal storage, the iPhone 6s Plus is still easily one of the best work phones on the market. But does it do enough to beat powerhouse competitors like the Galaxy Note 5? If you're coming from an older-generation iPhone, prepare to be shocked by the size of this device. The iPhone 6s Plus is virtually identical to the iPhone 6 Plus, launched last year, which means … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone 6s Plus Review: Is It Good for Business?
The iPhone 6s is easily one of the best work phones on the market, thanks to a killer combination of fast performance, solid security and productivity-boosting software features. Plus, the latest iPhone offers something you won't find on any other smartphone: a pressure-sensitive display that opens up genuinely useful new functionality. In other ways, the iPhone 6s lags behind the competition, with mediocre battery life and limited storage space. So are those pressure-sensitive gestures — which Apple calls 3D Touch — enough to recommend the iPhone 6s over similar flagship phones? The iPhone 6s (left) beside the larger iPhone 6s Plus (right) The latest iPhone might not look much different from last year's model, but it's actually gotten stronger in the interim. Apple upgraded the back of the device to a more durable aluminum, and made the front panel from a stronger pane of glass, so it's less likely that your phone will break after a short drop. That's a big perk if you … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone 6s Review: Is It Good for Business?