Apple iPhone 5s Touch ID is a fingerprint scanner built directly into the phone’s home button that automatically unlocks your phone by scanning your fingertip at subepidermal layers of skin. Because this is faster and easier than entering a PIN, it might inspire people to regularly lock their phones. With all the sensitive data on today’s smart devices, that’s a real security advance.
How to use
You can set up Touch ID in iOS Setup Assistant or by tapping
Touch ID & Passcode >
Touch ID. To configure Touch ID, you must first set up a passcode.
Touch ID is designed to minimize the input of your passcode, but your passcode will be needed for additional security validation, such as enrolling new fingerprints.
Enroll your fingerprint:
1.Ensure that the Home button and your finger are clean and dry.
2.Hold the iPhone as you normally would when touching the Home button.
3.Touch your finger to the Home button and hold it there until you feel a quick vibration or until you are asked to lift your finger.
find more information on TouchID security.
It’s a nightmare we’ve all experienced. Mobile phone + water = kaput! Whether you’re a dropper-of-handsets-into-toilets or a sender-of-texts-during-thunderstorms (silly!), the pain of owning a water-damaged phone is ubiquitous.
Believe it or not, this could all soon be set to change.
Introducing the new Sony Xperia ZR. At first glance, it looks like your pretty average smart phone fare, but this mobile has one important distinction: it’s waterproof.
The ability to take this phone underwater without fear of frazzling unlocks a whole new world of underwater photography and filming for the smart phone user. Going scuba diving? Jump in with your mobile and capture the memories forever by adding some coral reefs and clown fish to your album, alongside the selfies and pictures of food you excelled yourself by actually cooking from scratch recently. Want a new arty perspective on the world? Take a photo from the middle of your village duck pond! Sexually predatory? Take a snorkel and your new Sony Xperia ZR to the local swimming baths and hang around at the bottom of the deep end.
Don’t actually do that last thing.
Live a life free from fear of spillages and droppings
The dropping of phones, that is. Into water. How many of us have endured the unhappy ritual of fishing a mobile phone out of the toilet bowl before vainly sitting it on top of a towel and radiator in a desperate bid to undo the damage? How many of us have fought the urge to brutally smack a friend in the mouth for spilling beer on our mobiles in the pub? Too many.
We need never feel pain like this again. For those who find it absolutely necessary to take their phone into the toilet with them (which is quite disgusting really, isn’t it?), you can now do so safe in the knowledge that whilst it will still be dreadful to hold it up to your cheek and ear, your phone will still be completely operational if dropped in the bowl. Meanwhile, pub quizzers who want to use the new breed of quiz SpeedQuizzing app without fear of a stray beer flying over their handset clearly now have the solution to their problem.
A serious note to end with: The availability of a waterproof phone on the market really could save lives in the event of accidents at sea. This innovation isn’t just entertaining. It’s important.
Reportedly that Apple is going to introduce a number of new products soon. For instance, they are talking about the newest version of the iPad Mini by the way which is expected to be launched event in less than a fortnight.
New iPad 22 Mini is the fifth-generation iPad, which expected to be thinner and lighter than its predecessor, based on the new 64-bit A7 processor. Also it will have other improved details. It is unknown yet whether the new gadget would have the fingerprint technology like recently presented iPhone 5S.
However the technology has not been without its snags. A German hacking company managed to find a way round the Touch ID fingerprint sensor by using lifted prints to mimic the owner’s finger.
However it looks like the deal is focused on the latest version of the powerful desktop Mac Pro and updated operating system, OS X Mavericks. Also the date of release is Tuesday October, the exact location of the press conference where new devices will be shown is unknown yet, but most likely it will take place in Cupertino, California and at the California Theatre in San Jose.
There is less that one day only, exactly tomorrow, the iPhone 5S goes on sale. Are you one from these crazy people who would desire to be first in that line to buy the new models of iPhone? No wonder! Because it seems that Apple opted to launch the cheaper iPhone, Apple’s colorful new handset slots below the iPhone 5s flagship and ships with iOS 7.
On Wednesday, shortly after iOS 7 became available to the public, Apple followed up with a commercial focusing on 5c’s software. The ad is titled “Designed Together” and its purpose is to show a seamless connection between the iPhone 5c and the colorful new operating system.
The iPhone 5c is slightly thicker, taller and wider than the iPhone 5 and 5s, measuring in at 124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97mm (4.9 x 2.33 x 0.35 inches),and it’s weighs is 112g, or 3.95 ounces. the iPhone 5c is all glass with an improved 1.2MP front-facing camera, earpiece, sensors screen and Retina display – 4-inch, 1,136 x 640-pixel (326-ppi) IPS panel that’s used on the iPhone 5 and 5s.
It has usual dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and aGPS / GLONASS radios, the iPhone 5c handles a whopping 13 LTE bands. In fact, the 5c and 5s are the first handsets we’ve ever used that support all four major US carriers out of the box. In total, there are four SKUs: A1532 for the US (AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon), A1456 for the US (Sprint) and Japan, A1457 for Europe and A1530 for Asia / Australia. Both US versions support quad-band CDMA / EVDO and penta-band (850 / 900 / 1700 [AWS] / 1900 / 2100) UMTS / HSPA+ / DC-HSPA (42 Mbps). All models also include a quad-band GSM / EDGE radio. Our device (A1456) is unlocked — it came with a Verizon SIM, but also worked fine on AT&T’s network.
As you probably know Apple Inc. is going to make a releas of a new iPhone next month. Reportedly that new device will include such feather as Biometric data. It is a fingerprint reader.
“Apple is giving a strong indication that market leaders see biometrics as part of their roadmap,” said Thomas Marschall, chief executive officer of Precise Biometrics AB (PREC), a maker of authentication equipment such as fingerprint sensors in Lund, Sweden. “All competitors are looking for alternatives to match Apple — it’s the kickoff of a rally in the industry.”
“We used to make ID cards and passports,” said Morpho’s founder, Bernard Didier. “Today we’re asking: Why not use your ID for transport, Social Security or even payments?”
“Electronic passports are only the tip of the iceberg,” said Olivier Piou, CEO of Gemalto. “Any chip in an ID card comes loaded with secure software containing some credentials and some empty spots. We can fill those later with all sorts of new applications.”
“The use of biometrics in consumer electronics isn’t new,” said Johan Carlstroem, CEO of Fingerprint Cards in Gothenburg, Sweden. But if “Apple gets its fingerprint solution to work seamlessly and delivers a great user experience, it will mean a paradigm shift and a milestone for biometrics.”
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The tragic accident happend in China with the girl owning one of the most popular hi-tech gadgets, Xinhua News Agency reported. The 23 year old girl died from an electric shock being talking on their iPhone 5. The incident was told Girl’s sister told about in her blog. The girl died from a a strong electric shock when she started a conversation on the phone, that was in charge, sister said.
Apple said Monday that it will investigate claims that an iPhone may have electrocuted and killed a 23-year-old woman in western China, only months after the company’s warranty policies attracted the ire of Chinese media and regulatory groups.
If yopu’re looking for the ways on how you can delete cookies, cache and history from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you can do it easily just be following these steps:
1. Press Settings on the Home screen.
2. Scroll down to Safari. Press Safari.
3. Scroll down to Clear Cookies. Press Clear Cookies.
4. Press Clear Cookies again.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to clear web browser history and cache.
Reportedly that Apple probably conspired with major publishers to gain up the price of e-books in a scheme costing consumers “hundreds of millions of dollars,” a U.S. government lawyer said on Monday.
If Apple is found liable, it could still face damages in a separate trial by 33 state attorneys general, who would seek civil penalties on behalf of consumers.
Orin Snyder, an attorney for Apple, described the case as “bizarre.” Apple acted in its own business interests in negotiating deals with publishers in the run up to the debut of its iPad in January 2010, he said.
Today nobody would argue with the statement that smartphone has become our primary device for practically any information we need in our day by day activities, whether it’s communication, job, study, entertainment, travel, health, shopping, monetary transactions and so on. It is no longer just a portable computer in your pocket but something like an extension of your brain. There are so many people who can’t live even a day without hearing or seeing news about Apple or its related products.
The world is moving so fast these days that I’m sure the time when we no longer have fat wallets, coins and cash is nearby. Virtual credit cards is the reality we live in. Almost today having iPhone, Android or any other new smartphone or tablet you can use them as a credit card for paying your needs. For instance such magic application as Taxi Magic can help you to find electronically the nearest cub station, book the taxi, track its arrival, and pay with your credit card, all with the free Taxi Magic application.
Downloading ‘Square Wallet’ application and linking your credit or debit card you get opportunity to make any payment just with saying your name. Also you can pay rent on-the-go with RentPayment Mobile, the newest mobile application that bring the convenience and easy way to pay for things even in case you have not iPhone or Android.
Besides, you can make your payment with a help of Premium SMS, which is also available for all those who haven’t smartphones yet; or Direct Mobile Billing which is also great; also Mobile web payments (WAP) is good solution, it includes such options as online wallets Amazon Payments, Google Checkout or PayPal, you can pay right from your mobile with a help of Contactless NFC as well.
So, as you see the future is approaching very fast!
Reportedly that Apple has released iOS 6.1.4 exclusively for iPhone 5 users only, it is listed as the update containing “updated audio profile for speakerphone.” So if you are owner of any other iOS device, don’t bother checking as it’s not available for them.
The update is just 11.5MB in size and currently available for download. You can update your iPhone 5 right now to the latest software taking follow steps: go to Settings – General – Software Update and then tap Download and Install to get the update appears. Sure you can connect your phone to your computer and apply the update from iTunes as well as download it manually right from the Apple’s site.