Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) will use $356 million of its nearly $120 billion cash hoard to snap up AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AUTH), a 217-employee, Melbourne, Fla.-based mobile security vendor. The deal will pay AuthenTec’s shareholders $8 per share or a 60 percent bump over Thursday’s $5.07 closing price.
AuthenTec, founded in 1998, makes fingerprint sensors and identity management software.
Apple has released its latest quarterly earnings report, and the hardware story is one that you might have heard before: For the most part, the company sold more devices year-over-year, with the notable exception of the iPad, which continues to see slight declines as it did last quarter.
Apple has made some changes to its core inter-device sharing protocols in iOS 8, including AirPlay and AirDrop. AirDrop, the simple file sharing mechanism introduced in OS X Lion and iOS 7, now works between Macs and iOS devices; and AirPlay, the video and audio streaming protocol that plays back music and movies from iPhone, Macs, etc.
Hi, I've installed openSUSE 12.3 in my Sony VAIO VPCSA3J1E.
My lsusb is listing:
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 08ff:168f AuthenTec, Inc. AES1660 Fingerprint Sensor
I use this Fingerprint in Windows 7 Home Premium and in Ubuntu 12.04.2. It works.
In Yast2 the fingerprint is not recognized.
Analysts had predicted that Apple would have a strong day with hardware this quarter, anticipating between 54 and 56 million iPhones shipped according to Fortune, as well as around 25 million iPads and 4.6 million Macs.
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