Posts tagged with: Touch ID
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    Apple has gained a lot of popularity through Touch ID on the iPhone 5s. For those that haven't tried it, this is merely another fingerprint scanner, but for those of us that have, it's really the only fingerprint scanner that works reliably. Sadly it seems that Apple will have to consider new names for the feature, as the USPTO isn't planning to concede Apple's trademark application. According to the USPTO, an already existing "Kronos Touch ID" trademark that was granted since 2001, and that also has to do with fingerprint scanners could lead customers into confusion. The statement reads: ...

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    We've heard for the last couple of weeks that aside from the significant re-design of the iPhone this year, Apple is also working on retaining the same design of its two iPad models, but including new benefits like what we saw with Touch ID on the iPhone 5s last year. Analysts have flooded the internet with predictions about it, but today we finally see something that actually confirms it. Taiwan reseller Apple Club has just leaked a couple of photos showing us the iPhone 6, and also the next-generation iPad Air and iPad mini (hopefully with Retina Display) all sporting the Touch ID ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some additional new cards in the recent Google Now update. Sprint and the Moto X follow as we get some credible leaks of a 64GB Moto X coming soon. Apple is next as we get more rumors of what to expect from Touch ID on future iOS devices. Apple then continues as a carrier has apparently leaked the exact launch date for the iPhone 6. We end today's show talking about the LG G3 and our initial impressions. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Now weather card updated to offer regional outlook - Sprint’s site seems to confirm ...

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    One of the most disappointing parts of last year's iPad lineup for some was the lack of Touch ID sensors for biometric authentication on it. Apple will use Touch ID sensors on all of its 2014 iOS devices, reports KGI. This news leads us to believe that all new iPhone, iPad, and (possibly) iPod touch models from the year will support this kind of authentication. Shipments of the sensor are set to increase by 233% this year, according to the same report. This isn't surprising if these new iOS devices indeed get the scanner. These sensors will also reportedly get an upgrade -- Apple may be ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new one-day deals for the HTC One M8 tomorrow. Then we talk about ARM's plan to give us a $20 smartphone, with some decent specs if you have a look. LG is next as we get some leaked photos of the G3 and its new brushed-aluminum back. Then we talk about Apple and the rumored inclusion of Touch ID on its next-generation iPads, aside from its current status. We end today's show with Samsung and the rumored Gear 2 Solo, for those of you that just want a smartwatch without a smartphone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC One M8 ...

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    Apple's launch of the iPhone 5s made it almost obvious that the company was going to incorporate Touch ID into its next tablet offerings, but the reasons why Apple couldn't deliver were clear. The company struggled for months to meet the demand of the iPhone 5s, mainly because of the Touch ID component, so building it into the new iPad line-up would've just complicated things. It's only natural that this new feature reaches the iPad this year, and rumors continue to point to that. Reports have TSMC (short for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) already supplying Touch ID sensors ...

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    Earlier today, I posted a piece arguing that the Galaxy S 5 doesn't deserve all the crap it's getting from smartphone enthusiasts who were expecting more from Samsung's new Android flagship. While I stand by that opinion, the device's flaws still need pointing out - and I think a very big one can be found in the Galaxy S 5 fingerprint scanner. There are certainly larger laments to air when it comes to the newest Galaxy. The storage problem, the familiar look of TouchWiz, the resemblance of the back cover to a Band-Aid - all of it is important (in the way that arguments about the minutiae ...

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    Even though Apple has been reluctant to adopt NFC as a standard, that doesn't change the fact that it has invested a lot in making payments mobile. We've seen it on its App and Music stores, and we've also seen how the company has automated your purchase process at any Apple Store. Touch ID has brought an additional secure element to your App Store purchases on the iPhone 5S, but it seems Apple is just getting started. In a recent interview with Tim Cook, he stated that "The mobile payments area in general is one we’ve been intrigued with. It was one of the thoughts behind Touch ID [...] ...

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    Congratulations HTC. You've outdone Apple. Champagne is falling from the skies in your honor. No one thought it was possible, but I believed in you. Once the rumors broke, I knew you wouldn't let me down, and you did not. Kudos. You showed Apple how it's done. You managed to screw up fingerprint sensor implementation even more than Cupertino. You know what we call that? We call that a “Boomsound”. When Apple first debuted Touch ID, it seemed (and still seems to me) a foolhardy concept. The world is just not ready to have our phones storing our fingerprints, nor waiting for a phone to ...

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    Apple did one thing right when it comes to Touch ID biometrics. They made it cheap. Or at least, they made it cheap enough to fit into a smartphone while keeping the cost down – for Apple, that is. Of course, I've already talked at length about Apple's Touch ID and whether or not it's a good idea or not (Spolier alert, it's not). But it occurs to me, maybe we're all just not used to this new fangled technology, and perhaps what we need to make this technology a part of our lives is ubiquity. Now that Apple has brought the price of biometric technology to the smartphone level, maybe it's ...

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    Fingerprint scanners are all well and good, but what happens when someone decides to lift that print for his own nefarious purposes? Benchmark results are important to some folks out there, but what good are they when major manufacturers repeatedly cheat the system? And the rumored HTC One Max looks to be a beast of a device ... but what exactly it being built to compete with? Those are the highlights from the news of the week and letters from the listener mailbag for the week ending October 4, 2013. All that -plus Brandon Miniman's first thought thread in quite some time- awaits you in ...

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    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about NVIDIA's new Tegra Note platform, and what we can expect from it. Then we talk about YouTube's plans to enhance their mobile application to allow offline video on mobile devices. CyanogenMod is next as the service has now officially become a company dubbed CyanogenMod Inc. and plans to enhance their user experience with Android. BlackBerry is next as we talk about their new BlackBerry Z30, specific dates for BBM to reach Android and iOS, and then the sad news that 40% of their work force will get laid off. We end today's show talking about the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some Nokia Insider information that mentions the use of Android on Lumia models for testing purposes before the deal with Microsoft came to be. Then we talk about HP as it's now rumored that the company will build their own Windows Phone, even though the report is quite limited. Samsung is up next as the FCC has received yet another Windows Phone for approval, and this one seems as if its going to AT&T. We then talk about the HTC One Max since hey, we're still waiting for it, and leaks in photos continue to surface. We end today's show ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Motorola's plans to bring another tablet to the market, aside from Google's new strategy to show you the Moto X assembly plant on Google Street View. Then we talk about the Google Nexus 5, and how apparently that LG device on the FCC is the phone we've been waiting for. HTC is next as the One Max is now rumored to be a Sprint exclusive, and then the blue color of the One will be a Best Buy exclusive. We later go through the leaked photos of Amazon's probable next Kindle Fire. We end today's show talking about Apple, Touch ID and some issues ...

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