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12 Ultra Useful Touch ID Tricks for Mac

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Touch ID for Mac is super useful, and now that basically all modern Mac laptops have Touch ID sensors on their keyboards, and the new Magic Keyboards for Mac have Touch ID, you’re almost certain to encounter the biometric authenticator when using a Mac.

We’ll review some handy and interesting Touch ID tricks for the Mac, ranging from improving Touch ID response, to alternate biometric authentication options (including a few super unique options you almost certainly haven’t considered), to faster sudo usage with Touch ID, to making purchases and autofill…

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How to Hard Lock an iPhone to Prevent Unauthorized Biometric Access

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If you’re ever in a situation where you are concerned about unauthorized biometric access to your iPhone, for example, someone holding your iPhone up to your face to unlock it with Face ID, or someone forcing you to put your finger on the Touch ID sensor to unlock the iPhone, you can prevent that unauthorized access to the iPhone with a Hard Lock trick.

Hard Locking an iPhone disables the biometric access capabilities on an iPhone, like Face ID and Touch ID, forcing the iPhone to require a passcode to unlock the device. This could be theoretically useful in a…

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“Touch ID to Log In” Stuck on Mac Touch Bar? Here’s the Fix

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Owners of a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar may occasionally run into an issue where the Touch Bar gets stuck on a “Touch ID to Log In” screen, often with a Safari icon, displaying even if Safari is not the foremost app on the Mac.

Tapping on the ‘Cancel’ button on the Touch Bar doesn’t do anything, and the “Touch ID to Log In” message persists on the Touch Bar. You can attempt to put your finger on the Touch ID reader to login (to whatever mystery site or login is requesting the login… if you trust not knowing), but even that doesn’t dispel the…

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How to Lock Signal with Face ID or Touch ID on iPhone

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Want to add some extra on-device security to Signal? You can protect your conversations in Signal with a passcode lock feature, allowing you to require face ID or Touch ID to access Signal conversations.

Signal has rapidly grown to be one of the most critically acclaimed messaging services due to it’s privacy and security features. Moreover, several users have been switching to this platform recently due to privacy concerns with other messaging apps. If you’re new to the app, you may not be aware of all the privacy features that you can take advantage of,…

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How to Lock Your Secrets in the Notes App (and Why You Should)

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Searching for data or photo lockers will lead you to many apps. Some of them are genuinely secure—others, less so—but given that you’re dealing with secure data (documents, photos, security codes, or bank details), you maybe don’t want to trust a third-party iPhone app that happens to have a thousand 5-star reviews.…

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How to Fix the Express Transit Vulnerability on Your iPhone

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I love paying with my iPhone. I use Apple Pay at grocery stores, vending machines, and really anywhere else that’s compatible. However, if you use Apple Pay, too, be warned—a recently discovered security flaw could allow hackers to steal from right from your mobile wallet, particularly if you use public transit.

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How to Fix Sticky Keys and Double Presses on Your MacBook Keyboard

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You press a key on your MacBook and nothing happens. You press another key and it enters that letter twice. A third key feel like it’s sticking. You’re not alone, as this is a common problem with a particular kind of Apple keyboard. If you have friends who bought a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro in the past year or two,…

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How to Get In On the Lawsuit Against Apple's Terrible MacBook Keyboards

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A California judge has certified a class-action lawsuit against Apple for the damage-prone butterfly keyboard design included in MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models manufactured between 2015 and 2019. The case alleges Apple knowingly sold the fragile keyboards despite numerous complaints and repair requests…

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How to Lock Telegram Chats with Face ID on iPhone (or Touch ID)

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Do you want to keep your Telegram conversations safe and secure? Perhaps you don’t want anyone snooping around on your Telegram messages if you let someone briefly use or borrow your iPhone? If this is something that you’re worried about, you may be interested in locking the app with a passcode and in turn, use Face ID or Touch ID to unlock your chats depending on your device.

Telegram is one of the most-popular privacy-focused messaging apps on the App Store with over 500 million users across all platforms. Although your messages are end-to-end encrypted…

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