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Report: Apple Touch ID Can Be ‘Hacked’ Using Photos Of Users’ Fingerprints

One of the really nice features of Apple’s latest iOS devices has been Touch ID, the fingerprint-sensing capability to let you quickly log into your device, purchase apps, and enter passwords, without needing to type. A “hacker” group in Europe is warning, however, that Touch ID might have some vulnerabilities, specifically, that a fingerprint can [...]

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Sorry Android, the iPhone Won Christmas

A new report indicates Apple’s iPhone was the most popular smartphone sold (and thus, gifted) this holiday season. The folks at Flurry, who track the analytics data of some 600,000 mobile apps, reported that the iPhone and iPad accounted for 51.3% of smartphones and tablets activated between December 19th and 25th. These numbers are for [...]

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This App Will Turn Your iPad into a Second Mac Display

So, didn’t get that iPad or desktop iMac upgrade you wanted for Christmas? No matter. Upgrade your own goods with Duet, a $14.99 iOS app that turns your iPad (or even your iPhone) into a secondary display to go along with your Mac or Macbook. Here are a few of the touted benefits: Fast. Duet [...]

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CONTEST: Share Your Phone’s Home Screen for a Chance to Win a $20 ZAGG Gift Card

According to Nielsen, at the end of 2013, the average consumer has 27 third-party apps downloaded and installed on their smartphone. Of those, you’ll find games, productivity tools, apps for music and video streaming, budgeting and mobile banking apps, and more. The home screen on your phone — specifically the first one — is the [...]

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Remember Your Adventures in 360° With This New Gadget

I’ve traveled a lot in the last few years—two and a half weeks in Japan, 10 days touring the Mediterranean, Paris a few times, two weeks at a pop—and it’s always kind of a bummer to come home and flip through my pictures. “It was so much more beautiful than this,” I say. “If only [...]

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Iowa Wants to Put Your Drivers License on Your Smartphone, But is it Really a Good Idea?

Back in September, we told you about the 31 states that currently accept digital versions of vehicle proof of insurance cards right on your smartphone. If you find yourself on the side of the road with the berries and cherries behind you, it’s easy enough to provide a current insurance card with any of the [...]

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Starbucks Launches Its Order-By-iPhone Service In Portland, With More Cities Coming In 2015

Starbucks has long been a leader in mobile payments, with upwards of 15 percent of its customers using the coffee giant’s mobile app to pay for lattes and Frappucinos around the world. But on Wednesday, Starbucks launched its latest mobile feature which allows customers to order and pay for drinks in advance and have them [...]

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This 16 Year Old New Jersey Kid Made $300k Trading Penny Stocks From His iPhone

This isn’t a how-to guide. In fact, you should probably avoid trying this at home. Stories like Conner Bruggemann’s are the exception, not the norm. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about the fun stuff. — You’re 16 years old. You’ve just started your junior year of high school. For the [...]

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BlackBerry is Offering $550 if You Give Up Your iPhone for a Passport

If you can’t keep up with the revolving door of BlackBerry CEOs, we’ll forgive you. The latest one, John Chen, has offered up a wild deal for existing iPhone users: trade your fruit product for theirs and they’ll give you up to $550 bucks. The promo runs from December 1 to February 13. Here’s how [...]

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How To Sync Fitbit To Apple’s Health App With A $0.99 Download

Owners of a Fitbit-brand activity monitor who have been wanting to sync their device’s data with Apple’s recently released health app now have a means to do so, but it will cost them 99 cents. Fitbit does not natively sync with Apple’s health app, making it so users can’t use the Fitbit to track steps, [...]

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