Unlock Windows 10 PCs with your Samsung Galaxy phones

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by jamezr, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. jamezr Suspended

    jamezr

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    #1
    This looks very interesting!


    You'll soon be able to unlock any Windows 10 PC with a Samsung Galaxy fingerprint scanner

    https://www.neowin.net/news/youll-s...-pc-with-a-samsung-galaxy-fingerprint-scanner
     
  2. Roadstar macrumors 65816

    Roadstar

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    Wow, sounds great. Gotta give it a try once the support is there.
     
  3. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Would love this on my Mac--kind of surprised Apple hasn't implemented it, only have the capability to unlock using an Apple Watch.

    Would be even better if it could be used to unlock password managers like LastPass or 1Password on the PC as well.
     
  4. jamezr thread starter Suspended

    jamezr

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    #5
    We use KeyPass at my work for the 24 Active Directory domains we manage.
    I would LOVE to have a work issued device that would let me unlock/lock my work laptop.
     
  5. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    Sounds awesome, but seeing as I only have a desktop pc, this may not suit me as much I want it to.

    I imagine it's more easier to type in my PIN number than unlock through my phone.

    Then again, this would be my first experience with something like this so it may just surprise me.
     
  6. nviz22 macrumors 68040

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    Meanwhile Apple is not even offering much on Mac besides TouchID on new expensive 2016 models. Windows already has sweet biometrics with Windows Hello. Galaxy + Windows equals a great future combo? Could never do this on my MBP.
     

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