Apple’s Next iPhone Rumoured to Be Using Qualcomm’s Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner

Touch ID has been rumoured to be making a comeback to the iPhone for a while, and now it looks like Qualcomm may be supplying the tech. Read More >>

Samsung Galaxy S10 Loses Banking Apps Over Fingerprint Scanner Bug

Following the discovery of the Galaxy S10's fingerprint scanner bug, a couple of banks have removed their apps from the device due to security concerns. Read More >>

Samsung Galaxy S10 Bug Lets Anyone Unlock Phone Using Fingerprint Scanner

Samsung has stated that a patch is on the way for the giant flaw in its Galaxy S10 ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. Read More >>

Looks Like The Galaxy A10 Will Have Samsung’s First In-Screen Fingerprint Pad

Tech moves so fast that it already feels like we've had in-screen fingerprint scanners -- like the one on S9 Plus competitor the Huawei Mate 20 Pro -- for ages. But it's actually only been a few months. Read More >>

The OnePlus 6T Has a Less-Good In-Screen Fingerprint Scanner

In a post on the Chinese social networking site Weibo, OnePlus has revealed a bit more info about the promised in-screen fingerprint scanner on its upcoming 6T handset – and it's not amazing news. Read More >>

Report: Apple Hopes to Replace Fingerprints With a 3D Face Scanner on iPhone 8

Yesterday, a leak from one of the most reliable Apple rumour sleuths claimed that the iPhone 8 won’t feature a fingerprint scanner integrated into the display. That feature has been expected for some time. But if a new report is correct, it seems that fingerprints are going to be replaced with 3D facial recognition. Read More >>

Rumour: LG G3 and G2 Pro May Dabble in Fingerprint Scanning

LG's G2 handset was a powerful but flawed beast, taking some unusual chances with its design, some of which worked, while others didn't. For its successors, the rumoured LG G3 flagship and G2 Pro update, a fingerprint scanner may be the company's next point of experimentation. Read More >>

Do You Lock Your Phone?

Confession time: I don't lock my phone. No password or key, no swipe pattern, no fingerprint scan. Nothing. It's really stupid and I will probably regret it someday. Read More >>

Apple Patent Could Bring TouchID Fingerprint Sensor to iPads and MacBooks

The next generation of MacBook laptops and iPad tablets could be opened with a scan of a fingerprint (or nipple-print, or toe-print , or sausage-print), as Apple's TouchID patent looks ready to cover a wider range of the Cupertino firm's products. Read More >>

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Stop Worrying About the New iPhone’s Fingerprint Scanner

Last week's announcement that the new iPhone 5 will include a fancy new fingerprint-scanning security system was met with a chorus of protests. What if someone lifts my prints and makes a fake finger and unlocks my phone? What if the government snoops on my phone (more than it already does) and steals my fingerprints?? Oh God, what if muggers cut off my thumbs to unlock my phone when they steal it?!? Relax. None of that's going to happen. Here's why. Read More >>

Is This Apple’s Reinvention of the Button, AKA the iPhone 5S “Touch ID Sensor”?

Hot on the heels of the news that seemingly confirmed Apple's plan to integrate fingerprint scanning into its new iPhone 5S, we now have a photograph of said controversial button. This supposed marketing image describes it as the "Home button / Touch ID sensor." Read More >>

WSJ: The New iPhone Will Include a Fingerprint Scanner

Ahead of today's big Apple event, the Wall Street Journal is reaffirming rumours that the more expensive of the two phones to be announced will feature fingerprint scanning technology Read More >>

Will There Be One Ring To Rule Them All Around The 5S Home Button?

There have been rumours for about a month that the iPhone 5S home button is going to be ringed in silver. Clayton Morris even told This Week In Tech that he was "unequivocally" sure about the change, and that the home button would otherwise have the same concave design. Other leaked photos have supported the rumour, though as usual their authenticity is somewhat questionable. Read More >>