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Find which fingerprint is associated with Apple ID

Jeff Gamet at The Mac Observer posted a very helpful article today on how to identify which of your 10 fingers are linked to your Touch ID on your new iPhone 5s. He walks through the six steps necessary to differentiate which of the saved five fingers you use as your passcode. (You did use a...

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Oh look, another "easy" way to spoof Touch ID on the iPhone 5s

I'll be honest: I'm getting kind of tired of seeing words like "easy" and "simple" being used to describe the ridiculous how-to videos showing that it's possible to trick the Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 5s into believing you're someone you're not. The latest in what is sure to be a never-ending...

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Caturday: O'Malley unlocks with pawprint technology

Touch ID? That's soooo old-fashioned. All the cool cats are trying O'Malley's method of unlocking his human's devices using that amazing pawprint™ technology. It appears as if O'Malley has also found a fail-proof way of keeping owner Eric S from doing any work on his Mac. We'd love to see...

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The TUAW iPhone 5s Review: Two writers, two phones, one review

For the first time since the original iPhone was replaced by the iPhone 3G, we have a new iPhone (or in this case, a pair of new iPhones) taking the place of the previous generation rather than just acting as an upgrade. So, because of this unique circumstance -- and because we had multiple TUAW...

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Fooling Touch ID may be possible, but calling it 'easy' is a bold-faced lie

By now you've all probably seen the video that is currently making its way around the web claiming to show how easy it is to fool the Touch ID sensor on the new iPhone 5s. In it, a shaky-handed individual uses what appears to be a thin film of some sort to trick his phone into thinking he was...

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Talkcast 10pm ET: iOS 7, phone launch, touching the iVoid, and more

All-new dial-in experience! See below -- do not call into Talkshoe, we won't be there. Be sure to set up Fuze Meeting before the show if you want to join in live. It's Sunday, and it's time for the TUAW talkcast! If only we had anything to talk about this week... nah, just kidding. It's an iPhone...

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iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor gets completely misunderstood

This article from the Toronto Star, giving 10 reasons the iPhone 5s Touch ID fingerprint reader is a "bad idea," has been making the rounds over the past couple of days. It's been almost universally derided -- and rightly so, because it reads like it was written by someone who's never even held an...

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The first person to hack Touch ID is going to make a lot of money

Apple's iPhone 5s, which sports the fancy Touch ID fingerprint sensor, hasn't launched yet, but there's already a reward for being the first person to successfully hack it. The aptly named is tallying the names of everyone who has pledge money to the individual (or team, I...

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iPhone 5c, 5s teardown by Australian repair shop

They're not due in the US until tomorrow, but it's already tomorrow somewhere in the world, and that somewhere is Australia. Well, that didn't make any sense, but the point is that some blokes at Sydney, Australia-based iExperts got their hands on some brand-new iPhones and did a teardown before...

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Why a disembodied finger can't be used to unlock the Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 5s

When a lot of folks think of fingerprint-scanning technology, they often assume there's a single way to do it, but nothing could be further from the truth. There are actually more than a half-dozen different technologies -- and combinations thereof -- that various devices employ to read prints,...

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Comparing the iPhone 5s fingerprint scanner and older technologies

Since Apple unveiled the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5s a few days ago, the internet has been awash in, frankly, horrible reporting about its ability and consequences. One thing repeated over and over again is that fingerprint readers are buggy, prone to breaking after 500 scans...

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Touch ID is huge for businesses and employees, but for different reasons

Apple's newly revealed iPhone 5s sports a number of improvements over its predecessor, but if there's one feature that truly sets the device apart from other iPhones (if not from all previous smartphones), it's Touch ID. The Touch ID sensor built into the home button of the 5s can read your...

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A look at the iPhone 5s Touch ID fingerprint sensor

One of the biggest features of the iPhone 5s announced yesterday is the Touch ID fingerprint sensor that is used for user authentication. Rich Mogull at TechHive has written the definitive Q&A about the sensor built into the iPhone 5s, and there are some fascinating things to know about the...

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Apple publishes three videos touting the iPhone 5c, the iPhone 5s camera and Touch ID

Apple didn't waste much time yesterday in putting up video of its media event on its website. Now if you don't have time to sit through the entire presentation and aren't content with merely reading recaps, Apple on Tuesday evening uploaded three videos onto YouTube which highlight three of...

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Daily Update for September 10, 2013

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 (requires...

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