Passwords have been around long enough that it's a ubiquitous element to securing things just about anywhere. But while there are always strides to make them as secure as possible, there's always that chance it won't be enough. Which is why companies like Apple and many others are working on new ways to go beyond the password.
With tvOS seemingly an afterthought at WWDC21, you'd be right to wonder whether Apple might have forgotten about the Apple TV. Don't worry, it hasn't. While the keynote barely mentioned any tvOS 15 specifics, our team has been able to discover more than a dozen user-facing features and improvements coming to your Apple media streamer this fall with tvOS 15!
With iOS 15, you can approve personal Siri requests on your iPhone, such as accessing your contacts, by wearing your Apple Watch without having to use Face/Touch ID or your passcode.
Signing into supported apps on the Apple TV, thanks to updates to tvOS, is relatively easy. However, Apple is simplifying the process with the upcoming launch of tvOS 15. As outlined today in a developer video, the set-top box's software will soon support signing in via biometric security. On an iPhone.
Thanks to the checkm8 bootrom exploit that powers it, the checkra1n jailbreak has earned a reputation for its resilience. No mere software update can patch this exploit, and so susceptible devices (those equipped with A7-A11 chips) should effectively be jailbreakable for life...
Every once in a while, Apple updates its official platform security documentation, aiming to offer in-depth details on a variety of its platforms, features, and technologies for those interested. And, as sometimes happens, there are some interesting details within.
The new Magic Keyboard with wireless Touch ID that ships in the box with the company's newly redesigned iMac all-in-one desktop is fully compatible with all M1-equipped Mac models.
Your iPhone or iPad will be its most secure when protected by a passcode or some form of biometric authentication, be it Face ID or Touch ID.
But most people would agree that such methods of security aren’t necessary in every environment at all times — such as when you’re alone in your own home.
We're a week into April, but with June looming on the horizon, and Apple already confirming this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, the rumor mill is going to start ramping up on what we can expect to see in a couple months.
Apple started this week off with a bang. The company seeded the first beta of iOS 14.5 (and iPadOS 14.5) to developers on Monday. The prerelease software is packed with new features.
Earlier today, Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 14.5 to developers. And, as such, discoveries of what's new are being made in the latest prerelease software.
The Wall Street Journal today corroborated earlier reports claiming Apple will be outfitting this year's upcoming iPhone 13 family with an in-screen Touch ID fingerprint reader, joining Face ID.