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Touch ID takes hardware security to new levels - Here's how, why, and what it means!

imore.com

iMore took an in-depth look at Touch ID and its security system alongside repair company mendmyi. A fascinating piece on how Touch ID keeps your fingerprints secure.

The Week in iOS Apps: Image is everything

This week's roundup of iOS apps features plenty of new ways to make your iPhone images, moving or still, way cooler than they already are. Read on.

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FAA now allows gadgets during takeoff, landing, and everywhere in-between

Get ready to use your smartphone without fear—the FAA is reversing its rule about the use of electronic devices.

on techhive.com

Small percentage of iPhone 5s units have battery problems

nytimes.com

It's not all roses for the new iPhone 5s: Apple said on Wednesday that some of its newest smartphones have a "manufacturing issue" that could lead to reduced battery life or longer charge times. The company will replace the phones of affected users.

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Samsung's share grows while Apple's declines in Q3 smartphone market

Samsung Electronics continued to dominate the smartphone market in the third quarter, which also saw quarterly shipments cross 250 million for the first time, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.

on techhive.com

Use Find My iPhone to track your kids on Halloween

Halloween's a time for frights, but one of those shouldn't be losing track of your kids. With Find My iPhone, you can keep an eye on those trick-or-treaters.

The Week in iOS Apps: Zombies and zom-bees

This week's roundup of iOS apps is full of the undead. But don't worry, we've also got apps available for real live human beings, too.

In rerun of Apple debacle, Samsung apologizes in China after state media criticism

Like Apple, rival Samsung is apologizing to Chinese consumers after the country's state media criticized the vendor for failing to fix glitches in several of its phones.

on techhive.com

Blackberry sees 10 million BBM downloads in 24 hours

Blackberry says its new app that opens up the proprietary BBM messaging platform to Android and Apple users was downloaded 10 million times in just over its first 24 hours of availability.

on pcworld.com

Cook: App Store, iTunes Radio sport prominent growth

More than 1 million apps are now available in the App Store, and more than 20 million listeners are using the new iTunes Radio.

Transit strike boosts ride-sharing apps in San Francisco

If there's any U.S. city whose citizens are likely to use technology to alleviate a transit strike, San Francisco is it. On Monday, ride-sharing and car-hailing services, many fueled by smartphone apps, reported increased use after a strike halted America's fifth-largest light rail system, the Bay Area Rapid Transit.

BBM app rolls out for Android and iOS -- for real this time

BBM, short for Blackberry Messenger, was once an exclusive feature for Blackberry phones, allowing users to send messages amongst themselves without counting against their texting plans.

on techhive.com

Six iPhones tested, and they can't agree on magnetic north

Readings that vary by 20-plus degrees make the iPhone less useful than a $15 compass.

The Week in iOS Apps: A Netflix for books?

Oyster's 'Netflix for books' is now available for iPad. Plus, we have new apps for people who love games, words, maps, and more.