Insane concept gives iPhone 11 a crazy 360-degree display

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Is it possible to have too much screen?
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Do you ever wish that your entire iPhone was just one giant screen? With Apple continuously making displays bigger and bezels tinier, it seems inevitable that the iPhone will boast a display that wraps around the front and back.

The folks at ConceptsiPhone have come out with a wild iPhone 11 concept that envisions what an all-display iPhone would look like. Imagine all the new possibilities created for apps with a 360-degree display. Also, imagine how much Apple would charge to repair it.

This thing looks crazy:

Latest Mojave beta brings Touch ID support to Safari AutoFill

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Touch ID will get even more useful on macOS.
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Safari AutoFill in macOS Mojave is about to get even more convenient, thanks to Touch ID support.

The first macOS 10.14.4 beta reveals you’ll be able to log into websites simply by scanning your fingerprint. This feature has long been available on iOS, but it will be a first for Mac.

Concept video brings 2019 iPhone rumors to life

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A USB-C port is one of the features rumored to be part of the 2019 iPhone.
A USB-C port is one of the features rumored to be part of the 2019 iPhone.
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An artist has compiled many of the recent 2019 iPhone leaks into a video that might — or might not — portray Apple’s next handset.

It includes features like the smaller notch that’s many people are hoping for, and a much larger camera bump that no one wants.

Watch it now:

Cops can’t force you to unlock phone with face or fingerprint scan

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Face ID is the start of a new wave of biometric security.
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Being forced by police to unlock your smartphone with your face or fingerprint is illegal, a California judge recently ruled.

Previous U.S. judges had ruled that cops could use biometric data to make you unlock your device, but not your passcode. The newest ruling could be a landmark case for protecting the privacy of citizens, although law enforcement officials aren’t terribly excited about it.

2019 iPhone could bring Touch ID, USB-C, smaller notch

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Is Apple really done with Touch ID?
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Apple’s flagship iPhone for 2019 will come with a number of surprising design changes, according to one analyst.

Fans can expect USB-C connectivity and a smaller notch, as well as the return of Touch ID. Those hoping for “lightning-fast charging” and expandable storage will be disappointed, however.

Even Apple thought combining Touch ID with Face ID was smarter

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What do you think of an iPhone with in-screen Touch ID and Face ID? It could have happened.
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An Apple patent filing is basically a white paper on the advantages of using dual biometric security systems. This makes it clear the company nearly made a device that offered facial recognition and a fingerprint scanner.

In the end, though, Apple decided to replace Touch ID with Face ID.

Dodgy apps use Touch ID/Face ID to rip off users

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Don’t let an app ask for your identity with Touch ID or Face ID unless you know what it’s doing.
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A pair of fitness applications were found to be tricking users into authorizing financial transactions. They have been removed from the App Store, but stand as examples of something to watch out for.

If third-party software asks for you to identify yourself with Touch ID or Face ID, carefully consider whether there’s a good reason before doing so.

2018 MacBook Air review roundup: A beautifully big improvement

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The original ultraportable is back with a bang.
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The long-awaited MacBook Air update sports an all-new design and more powerful internals, but early reviews indicate there’s still room for improvement.

It’s also the most expensive MacBook Air to date. So, should you spend $1,199 on it when it lands in stores this week? Here’s what the first 2018 MacBook Air reviews have to say.