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2018’s iPhone X Could Sport Improved Face ID, Updated Design

01/02/2018, Apple’s iPhone X certainly works as advertised, but even the staunchest Apple supporter has to admit that there are some issues that definitely need to be ironed out. In Apple’s defense, Face ID is a new piece of technology that they are introducing...

LastPass Authenticator App Security Flaw Fixed

12/28/2017, The only problem with password managers is that once a person has access to your master list, you’re in big trouble. This is why password managers usually have an added layer of security to prevent users from accessing the master list unless they have a...

Xiaomi Mi 7 Could Ditch Fingerprints For Facial Recognition

12/27/2017, With Apple being responsible for popularizing fingerprint scanners on phones, the company sure made a bold statement when they decided to drop the feature in favor of facial recognition technology in the iPhone X. This has prompted a lot of speculation...


OnePlus 5T Face Unlock Might Have Infringed On A Patent

12/26/2017, One of the features on the OnePlus 5T is the Face Unlock feature. While it isn’t necessarily on the same level as the iPhone X’s Face ID, it is an alternative security tool for users who want to use it. Unfortunately it seems that the feature might...

The iPhone X’s Face ID Can’t Authorize Family Purchases

12/24/2017, We have heard various horror stories of how kids have knowingly/unknowingly abused their parents’ credit cards by purchasing apps or in-app purchases for games or apps and racking up a massive bill. One of the ways that Apple has tried to fix this is...

Amazon Acquires Connected Camera Startup Blink

12/24/2017, Several years ago Blink launched its security camera on Kickstarter and the company has found a fair bit of success ever since, and actually launched a couple of new products earlier this year at CES. Now it seems that Blink has managed to catch the eye...

Edward Snowden Launches Smartphone App That Protects Your Laptop

12/24/2017, Whether or not your laptop contains sensitive information, having it stolen is obviously something that all of us want to avoid if possible. While there are ways to protect the contents on your laptop, there’s really not much that can be done after it...

The iPhone X’s Face ID Is The Feature Consumers Like The Most

12/22/2017, Apple made waves when they announced that the iPhone X would not feature a fingerprint scanner, but would instead feature facial recognition in the form of Face ID. Understandably many were skeptical, but save for a few instances which one could chalk up...

Apple’s Face ID Accused Of Being ‘Racist’

12/21/2017, Apple’s Face ID is the heralded new feature of the iPhone X and is expected to be applied to future iPhones moving forwards, and possibly iPads as well (we wouldn’t rule out the possibility of its arriving on Macs either). However it seems that the...

Facebook Will Now Notify Users When Photos Of Them Are Uploaded

12/19/2017, At the moment when someone uploads a photo of you onto Facebook, the only way you will know about it is if they tag you or if someone else tells you about it. However that could change in the future as Facebook has announced that they will begin using...

Vivo Will Be First To Use Synaptics’ In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

12/17/2017, Last week Synaptics announced that they have begun mass producing its in-display fingerprint sensor, and that a “top 5” smartphone maker would be using their tech. The company did not name names, naturally, but this led to speculation that it could be...

Critical Flaw Found In Bundled Password Manager For Windows 10

12/16/2017, Given that companies can’t possibly make everything themselves, it isn’t surprising to see that sometimes companies bundle third-party apps/software with their releases to help bolster its appeal. Unfortunately this also means having to trust that...

BlackBerry PRIV Will No Longer Receive Monthly Security Updates

12/15/2017, If there is one thing that BlackBerry is known for, apart from creating keyboard phones, is their security. At one point in time the company was used by businesses and governments due to their security features, which was also brought over to consumer...

Apple Doubles Down On Face ID With $390M Investment In Finisar

12/14/2017, With the iPhone X, Apple has opted to introduce a new form of security with Face ID. However it seems that with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus still relying on Touch ID, it seems that Apple isn’t quite ready to make the full transition just yet, or are they?...