John Paczkowski

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Apple’s Latest iOS 7 Beta Hints at Fingerprint-Sensor iPhone

The latest beta of iOS 7 contains a string of code that suggests that Apple is bringing a new and important feature to the forthcoming operating system: A fingerprint sensor. Uncovered by developer Hamza Sood, the code seemingly references a biometric scanner built into a future iPhone’s home button. For what purpose? Biometrically verified identity seems a likely candidate. An intriguing feature that could be used not just for iOS device security, but also for purchase authentication and the like. Caveat: Beta features don’t always find their way into final releases.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik