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iOS 11 ‘cop button’: Shortcut disables your iPhone’s Touch ID and calls SOS

iOS 11 'cop button': Shortcut disables your iPhone's Touch ID and calls SOS | ZDNet

iOS 11 ‘cop button’: Shortcut disables your iPhone’s Touch ID and calls SOS | ZDNethttp://www.zdnet.com/article/ios-11-cop-button-shortcut-disables-your-iphones-touch-id-and-calls-sos/Apple is offering a fast option to disable Touch ID in iOS 11. The iPhone’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor is great for quickly unlocking your device, but it’s also been used by law enforcement to circumvent legal restrictions on demanding a passcode. The feature is actually part of a new Emergency SOS mode in iOS 11, which allows users to configure the phone to automatically call an emergency number.

iPhone X’s Face ID has at least 3 cool hidden features

iPhone X’s Face ID has at least 3 cool hidden features - CNET

iPhone X’s Face ID has at least 3 cool hidden features – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-x-face-id-cool-hidden-features/?ftag=CAD1acfa04&bhid=27170905380744054130315685538756And we don’t mean selfie portraits or animated poop. Apple’s least-flashy use for Face ID may be its most convenient for phone owners, because in order to benefit from it, you won’t have to do anything at all. This subtler part of Face ID is the type of context-aware AI that devicemakers have been struggling to make people care about.

How ‘Black Mirror’ Predicted New Apple Technology

'Black Mirror' Predicted New Apple Technology | Hollywood Reporter

‘Black Mirror’ Predicted New Apple Technology | Hollywood Reporterhttp://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/black-mirror-predicted-new-apple-technology-1038237After Apple unveiled its Face ID feature, the Twitter account for Charlie Brooker’s Netflix anthology responded with its own memorable avatar from 2013.

Norway’s new passport – already a design classic?

by Will Coldwell @ theguardian.com

If the passport is a symbol of national identity, then the new design for Norway’s travel documents has undoubtedly cemented the country’s reputation as a land of sleek, minimalist beauty.

The winning entry, by Oslo design studio Neue, features beautifully simplified depictions of Norway’s natural landscapes drawn with fine lines in pastel shades. The cover features a modernised version of the national crest, stamped in gold on unusually bold colours: either white, turquoise or red for immigrant, diplomat and standard passports respectively.

Viber releases desktop version

Viber, the leading mobile communications platform offering free messaging and HD-quality phone calls, announces today the release of Viber Desktop for PC and Mac. The new versions seamlessly integrate with existing mobile versions of the app and provide the same super-simple setup process that uses your phone number as your ID.