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Touch-based identity faces an uncertain future after Face ID

Image: Apple/CNET Five years ago, Apple bought an obscure components company called AuthenTec for more than $350 million, one of the largest purchases in its history. The acquisition enabled the launch of Touch ID, a rapid fingerprint recognition technology that would become a hallmark of iPhones. Apple’s current-generation iPhone 8 ...

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Apple releases iOS 11.2.1 with HomeKit vulnerability fix

Video: Change these iOS 11 privacy and security settings now It’s time to update your iOS devices, again. Apple on Wednesday released iOS 11.2.1. The update fixes an issue with Apple’s HomeKit home automation service that could allow unauthorized remote access to HomeKit devices such as a smart lock on ...

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Something is rotten at Apple

CNET Last week was a really bad week for Apple, with both iOS and macOS falling victim to high profile bugs. Must read: The Apple products you shouldn’t buy for the holidays I won’t bore you with the details, but the TL:DR of the headaches that Apple — and more ...

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