Why I Hacked Apple’s TouchID, And Still Think It Is Awesome. | The Official Lookout Blog
Excellent overview of TouchID and an demonstration of what it takes to bypass it.
TouchID is not a “strong” security control. It is a “convenient” security control. Today just over 50 percent of users have a PIN on their smartphones, and the number one reason people give for not using the PIN is that it’s inconvenient. TouchID is strong enough to protect users from casual or opportunistic attackers (with one concern I will cover later on) and it is substantially better than nothing.
Le ministère de l’intégration: Apple Is Using Sass, And They’re Doing It Wrong
Sass gets new signs of recognition in the industry as more startups and major companies add the most famous CSS preprocessor to their toolbelt every day. Today, it is unlocking a gold achievement: “used by Apple”!
I discovered Apple rolled out a new design (codename Bento?) of the homepage of…
A nice list of best practices when using SASS.
Apple, open and learning from history — Benedict Evans
In other words, Apple has product/market fit in the phone market in a way that it never had in the personal computer market. ALL of the key dynamics that doomed it in the computer market are fundamentally different in the phone market – this time, they all work in Apple’s favour, and in favour of the high-end market in general.
stratēchery by Ben Thompson | Apple and the Innovator’s Dilemma
Design at its essence, is not just about form, and not just about function. Instead, itʼs both, and more. It is ultimately about the user and delivering exactly what they need, not just what they say they want.
That is the exact reason Apple is the company it is and why it has been so successful.