+101 - Vote for the best Android Apps


101 Best Android Apps Archive

Posts Tagged ‘fingerprint’

OnePlus talks about Screen Unlock, its in-display fingerprint sensor

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

It's far from a secret at this point that the upcoming OnePlus 6T will shirk the pesky external fingerprint sensor in favor of the as-yet-unproven, superior in-display variant. Snarkiness aside, I am personally skeptical at this point, but that doesn't mean the prospect isn't neat. And from the sounds of the latest blog post from OnePlus, the company is pretty excited to show off what they've accomplished with what it dubbed Screen Unlock.

Read More

OnePlus talks about Screen Unlock, its in-display fingerprint sensor was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Chrome 70 adds fingerprint login support for Web Authentication, enables TLS 1.3, and more [APK Download]

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Chrome 69 was a massive update, as it brought a brand new interface to both desktop and mobile. Now that v69 is on stable, the beta channel has been updated to version 70. This isn't as big of an update as the previous release, but it still has a few important improvements - particularly for security.

Web Authentication improvements

Chrome 67 added initial support for the Web Authentication API, which allows sites to use something other than usernames and passwords for logging in.

Read More

Chrome 70 adds fingerprint login support for Web Authentication, enables TLS 1.3, and more [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Microsoft OneDrive v5.14 adds fingerprint authentication [APK Download]

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Given that fingerprint sensors have been on almost every non-budget phone for several years now, it's no surprise that a vast majority of secure apps offer fingerprint authentication. After all, who wants to type out a bunch of characters when you could just touch the back of your phone? Microsoft's OneDrive app is the latest to join the club, and we've got the APK if you need it.

WHAT'S NEW

  • In addition to a PIN Code, you'll now be able to use your fingerprint to lock the OneDrive app.
Read More

Microsoft OneDrive v5.14 adds fingerprint authentication [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Microsoft OneDrive v5.14 adds fingerprint authentication [APK Download]

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Given that fingerprint sensors have been on almost every non-budget phone for several years now, it's no surprise that a vast majority of secure apps offer fingerprint authentication. After all, who wants to type out a bunch of characters when you could just touch the back of your phone? Microsoft's OneDrive app is the latest to join the club, and we've got the APK if you need it.

WHAT'S NEW

  • In addition to a PIN Code, you'll now be able to use your fingerprint to lock the OneDrive app.
Read More

Microsoft OneDrive v5.14 adds fingerprint authentication [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Rolling out in Chrome 67 on desktop now] Web Authentication API aims to make passwords unnecessary

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Passwords are kind of a pain. You probably have sign-in credentials for about a million services, and ideally, they're all different. Password managers can help, but they're often finicky. A new standard by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) called Web Authentication API could simplify your digital life by allowing for password-free sign-ins across a wide variety of websites.

Read More

[Update: Rolling out in Chrome 67 on desktop now] Web Authentication API aims to make passwords unnecessary was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Photos v3.20 prepares to launch suggested actions and may hint at locking photos with a fingerprint [APK Teardown]

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

While new information keeps rolling out of Google I/O, some of the recently announced things are creeping out in various forms. After the keynote, we've been expecting some enhancements to Google Photos, and the latest update contains new text that makes it look pretty likely that we'll be getting them soon. There's also a subtle clue that may suggest we'll soon to lock up some of our photos or albums and access them with a fingerprint.

Read More

Google Photos v3.20 prepares to launch suggested actions and may hint at locking photos with a fingerprint [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung hit with lawsuit of up to $2.8 billion for infringing on biometric-related patents

Friday, April 13th, 2018

With their fingerprint sensors, iris scanners, and facial recognition tech, Samsung phones feature more methods of biometric authentication than most, if not all, of their competitors. However, the Korean company is now being sued by a US-based "data security firm," PACid Technologies, for infringing on two US patents and one Korean patent with its biometric features.

The lawsuit, filed on April 6th with the Texas Eastern District Court, comprises phones from the Galaxy S6 all the way to the Galaxy S8.

Read More

Samsung hit with lawsuit of up to $2.8 billion for infringing on biometric-related patents was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Web Authentication API aims to make passwords unnecessary

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Passwords are kind of a pain. You probably have sign-in credentials for about a million services, and ideally, they're all different. Password managers can help, but they're often finicky. A new standard by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) called Web Authentication API could simplify your digital life by allowing for password-free sign-ins across a wide variety of websites.

Instead of entering a password, users use their phone's registered unlock method, be it PIN, pattern, or fingerprint.

Read More

Web Authentication API aims to make passwords unnecessary was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Amazon adds fingerprint support to its Key app

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Amazon's Key in-home delivery service was announced last October and its cameras and smart door locks became available in November. Since then, Amazon has been able to use Key to place your purchases inside your doorstep by asking you to grant its delivery staff access to your house and letting you monitor everything via camera. Now the Key app is getting one small but important update: fingerprint authentication.

Since Key essentially controls your smart door lock, leaving the app unprotected isn't a very good idea.

Read More

Amazon adds fingerprint support to its Key app was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

XFINITY Stream app gets fingerprint support for parental controls

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Comcast's switch from XFINITY TV to XFINITY Stream about a year ago was met with lots of criticism for a number of reasons, and based on the latest Google Store reviews, users still aren't very happy. But here's something that might cheer you up: fingerprint authentication has been added for parental controls.

WHAT'S NEW

  • Gain faster, easier access to your Parental Controls by using fingerprint authentication instead of a PIN.
  • We’ve worked out a few code improvements and fixed some bugs to enhance your overall experience.
Read More

XFINITY Stream app gets fingerprint support for parental controls was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Other Stuff

Sponsors

Apps Jobs - Search and advertise android apps jobs