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Steve Jobs gets stamp of approval

Plus, a rumored Amazon set-top box may soon arrive, and more countries get access to Apple's two-step authentication.

Synaptics: We can do iPhone-like fingerprint sensors, but better

The input provider says iPhone-like fingerprint sensors can be built directly behind the glass of Android and Windows phones.

Snapchat vulnerability can be exploited to crash iPhones, researcher says

Snapchat request tokens can be resused to launch denial-of-service attacks against the app's users.

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How smartphones can reshape the way we pay

News of large-scale credit card fraud seem to surface all the time lately, leading to billions of losses for consumers and businesses. But the solution to this problem may already be sitting in your pocket.

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Revised rules let Apple update law enforcement, national security data

The government has relaxed the rules on how companies may report the number of requests from national security and law enforcement agencies, and Apple has updated the numbers it provided last November.

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The Week in Mac Apps: All together now

This week's Mac app roundup brings you a way to make cut-and-paste smarter, an app that keeps your personal bits secure, and one that helps you organize them like a pro.

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The 25 worst passwords of 2013: 'password' gets dethroned

The new champion isn't much better, though.

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Hold the foam: Starbucks releases iOS app update in response to security reports

The popular coffee chain has quickly released an update to its iOS app, after security researchers pointed out it stored unencrypted user details.

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5 resolutions for a better digital life

This year, resolve to keep these five key resolutions. Do so and your data is safer, creeps won't use your credit cards, and you won't be a jerk.

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Target confirms customer PINs were taken in breach, but says data is safe

But the PINs were encrypted and therefore should be inaccessible to hackers, according to the retailer