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How Touch ID thwarted Motorola's plans to incorporate fingerprint technology on the Nexus 6

Apple's 2012 acquisition of the fingerprint technology firm AuthenTec reportedly thwarted Motorola's plans to incorporate fingerprint recognition into the Nexus 6. The news comes straight from former Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside who explained as much during a recent interview with The T...

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AuthenTec co-founder talks Touch ID, shows off early prototypes of fingerprint-authorization device

Without question, the flagship feature on Apple's iPhone 5s is Touch ID. Conveniently located beneath the home button, Apple's Touch ID is inconspicuous and provides a quick and seamless way for users to protect their device without having to enter in a passcode every five minutes. The technology...

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Daily Update for July 27, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

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Apple ready to buy fingerprint sensor maker AuthenTec

Reuters reports today that Apple is purchasing chipmaker AuthenTec in a deal worth about US$356 million. AuthenTec makes fingerprint sensor chips that are used in computers made by Lenovo, Fujitsu, and Dell, and also makes security software and chips for mobile phones that are licensed to com...

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