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Apple to Buy AuthenTec for $356 Million

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Reuters reports that Apple will be acquiring AuthenTec for $356 million.AuthenTec Inc (AUTH.O), which makes fingerprint sensor chips used in personal computers, said it agreed to be bought by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) for about $356 million.Reuters describes AuthenTec as a maker of fingerprint sensor chips. From their fact sheet, AuthenTec...
Apple to Buy AuthenTec for $356 Million

Apple Reportedly Working with Australian Firm Microlatch on Fingerprint Recognition

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Even as AuthenTec's board of directors appears to moving toward approval of Apple's $356 million acquisition of the fingerprint sensor chip company, a new report suggests that Apple is also drawing on other expertise to assist with its mobile payments effort. According to The Australian (subscription required), Apple has signed...
Apple Reportedly Working with Australian Firm Microlatch on Fingerprint Recognition

Jailbreak Hack Puts 'Chat Heads' on iPhone the Way Facebook Intended

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The Verge reports on a new jailbreak hack for the iPhone that puts Facebook's new 'Chat Heads' feature above all other content on the device, similar to how Facebook Home works on Android. On Android, Facebook's Chat Heads float above all other content so users can quickly jump in and...
Jailbreak Hack Puts 'Chat Heads' on iPhone the Way Facebook Intended

HTC wins patent for Face Unlock

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HTC has basically been granted a patent on Face Unlock. This is interesting, because that feature was first added to Android by Google, in its 4.0 release. It has subsequently made its way onto the very few devices that have so far been updated to Android Ice Cream Sandwich, but...
HTC wins patent for Face Unlock

Jony Ive and David Einhorn Named to TIME's List of 100 Most Influential People

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TIME magazine today released its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and two of the selections have ties to Apple: longtime design head Jonathan Ive and hedge funder David Einhorn who has pressed Apple to return more of its cash to shareholders. Each selection is...
Jony Ive and David Einhorn Named to TIME's List of 100 Most Influential People
New iPhones Still Expected to Launch in June/July, Fingerprint Sensor for iPhone 5S?

Apple's rumored fingerprint sensor could foster new ties with Taiwan high-tech industry

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Production of a rumored fingerprint sensor said by some to be bound for the next-generation iPhone could rely heavily on Taiwan's semiconductor industry, strengthening Apple's ties in the region as it drifts farther away from Samsung.    ...
Apple's rumored fingerprint sensor could foster new ties with Taiwan high-tech industry
Mobile: Paying the Apple Way: It's Coming, But Not Likely on New iPhone

Fujitsu unveils two new LifeBooks, shows some Ivy Bridge zen

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Fujitsu's teased us before with Intel's hot new chipset, but now it's getting ready to actually ship two notebooks with Intel's third-gen Core i7 CPU. The first, like others before it, will be a refresh of an older model, the LifeBook LH532, with its last-gen i7 tech swapped out...
Fujitsu unveils two new LifeBooks, shows some Ivy Bridge zen
Foxconn Hiring Workers for iPhone 5S Production

iPhone 5S Production Rumored to Have Begun

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Japanese blog Macotakara reports (via AppleInsider) that Foxconn is ready to ramp up production on iPhone 5S and that it would be built on the same production lines that currently build the iPhone 5. Macotakara is also reporting that Japan's number one cellular provider, NTT DoCoMo, which doesn't currently carry...
iPhone 5S Production Rumored to Have Begun

Apple files patent application for fingerprint sensor that can be transparent or opaque

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While Apple has flirted with biometric-based patents before, we've yet to see them implemented in real-world technology. That hasn't stopped it from filing yet another one though, as the latest application reveals a fingerprint sensor apparently embedded into the iPhone itself. The patent describes a hardware "window" that can...
Apple files patent application for fingerprint sensor that can be transparent or opaque

Fujitsu outs Lifebook U772/E Ultrabook with Ivy Bridge in Japan, aimed at the business crowd

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In case you didn't have enough Ivy Bridge-loaded machines to choose from, now you'll have one more to add to the pile of options -- at least if you live in the Land of the Rising Sun. Keeping the momentum going, Fujitsu has unveiled a fresh business-oriented Lifebook, the...
Fujitsu outs Lifebook U772/E Ultrabook with Ivy Bridge in Japan, aimed at the business crowd
Apple Is Reportedly Facing Manufacturing Problems For The Next iPhone And iPad (AAPL)

Fujitsu shows off a tablet prototype with a built-in palm reader (hands-on)

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To be honest, CeBIT is a fairly sleepy tech show, especially compared to Mobile World Congress, which just wrapped last week. For Fujitsu's part, the outfit already showed off its waterproof slate and GPS cane (aka the best thing we've seen so far this year). But the company did...
Fujitsu shows off a tablet prototype with a built-in palm reader (hands-on)

Fujitsu to show dust/water-proof Quad-core Tegra 3 Android ICS smartphone with 13.1 mpx camera at MWC

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One of the more interesting things at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will be the return of Japanese phone makers to the world market. Panasonic has already told us about its water proof Eluga. Fujitsu confided to Financial Times about its big smartphone plans in Europe, but kept silent about...
Fujitsu to show dust/water-proof Quad-core Tegra 3 Android ICS smartphone with 13.1 mpx camera at MWC

Intel Capital chips in for fingerprint sensor technology company Validity's $22m Series E round

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San Jose, California-based Validity, a company that developers fingerprint sensor technology that enables authentication, mobile payments, and touch-based navigation for smartphone and tablet apps, has received a strategic investment from Intel Capital. Since launching its products in 2008, Validity says it has shipped more than 30 million sensors into consumer...
Intel Capital chips in for fingerprint sensor technology company Validity's $22m Series E round

Previously-accurate analyst claims Apple 2013 roadmap: iPhone 5S with fingerprint scanner, Retina iPad mini, Mac refreshes, more

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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has a decent record in forecasting Apple’s roadmap, and now he is out with a new report that illustrates his predictions for Apple product launches in 2013. Kuo said Apple would launch an iPhone 5S and a redesigned iPhone 5 that serves as the new budget...
Previously-accurate analyst claims Apple 2013 roadmap: iPhone 5S with fingerprint scanner, Retina iPad mini, Mac refreshes, more

Apple's fingerprint sensor encapsulation tech could be headed for future iPhone

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple filing for a unique encapsulation structure which holds both a fingerprint sensor and its conductive bezel, allowing for a smaller, more protective final component suitable for a mobile device.    ...
Apple's fingerprint sensor encapsulation tech could be headed for future iPhone
Apple Hiring Chip Engineers for 'Orlando Design Center'
Production Challenges to 'Delay' Launches of iPhone 5S, Lower-Cost iPhone and New iPad Mini?

Validity Sensors Raising $20M From Qualcomm, TeleSoft To Bring Fingerprint Security To Mobile Payments

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Validity Sensors, the San Jose-based maker of fingerprint scanning sensors and authentication technology, announced today that it has closed $10 million of a $20 million series E financing round. (It will close the second half in the next month.) The investment was led by TeleSoft Partners, with participation from Validity’s...
Validity Sensors Raising $20M From Qualcomm, TeleSoft To Bring Fingerprint Security To Mobile Payments

Apple to use fingerprint sensor to enhance the security of NFC mobile payments in next iPhone?

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A translated report this morning from China Times (via Macotakara) appears to claim the iPhone 5S will be the first device from Apple to include fingerprint sensor and NFC technology. According to the report, Taiwanese company Chipbond will be providing the integrated touch display driver and other components necessary to...
Apple to use fingerprint sensor to enhance the security of NFC mobile payments in next iPhone?
Fujitsu debuts Lifebook T902 convertible laptop and Stylistic Q702 hybrid tablet

New Macs, Updated iOS and Mac Software, No iOS Hardware Expected for WWDC

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Following Tim Cook's appearance at D11 last night, respected Apple journalist Jim Dalrymple has posted his expectations for Apple's WWDC Keynote next month. It's not clear if Dalrymple, who is known to have excellent contacts at Apple, is passing on something in particular from the company or it's just a...
New Macs, Updated iOS and Mac Software, No iOS Hardware Expected for WWDC
Apple eyes security, buys fingerprint sensor company AuthenTec for $356M
Apple Hiring Software Engineer for AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensor Team in Florida

iPhone 5S to Get Upgraded Camera and Processor, Could Ship to Retailers in the 3rd Quarter

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DigiTimes is reporting that next-generation iPhone components will begin shipping at the end of May, and the Apple's new smartphone could show up sometime in the third quarter, matching with other reports that an iPhone 5S would be released in June or July. Components for the next-generation iPhone will start...
iPhone 5S to Get Upgraded Camera and Processor, Could Ship to Retailers in the 3rd Quarter

Apple Acquires Fingerprint Security Company Authentec for $356 Million

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Apple quietly just closed the biggest deal it has done in quite some time for the fingerprint security company Authentec. Apple will pay $356 million. At that size the deal isn’t material to Apple, and so it probably won’t bother to issue a press release, but since Authentec is public,...
Apple Acquires Fingerprint Security Company Authentec for $356 Million
Analyst: Apple's next-gen phones, iPad will be delayed
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