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“Tweak” BioUnlock will allow Macs to be unlocked by Touch ID of iPhones 5s

Ah, creativity! We already saw here in MacMagazine very interesting ways to unlock your Mac, like the Knock app: with it, just tap the iPhone screen twice to enter the computer without having to enter a password.

Because developer Eric Castor is working on something that iPhone 5s owners will love: the ability to unlock the Mac via Touch ID! See the feat being accomplished in the video below:

In order not to confuse the unlocking of the iPhone itself with that of the Mac, Castor adjusted so that each one of them works with a specific fingerprint (the thumb, for example, he adjusted to unlock the smartphone, while the one of the indicator was used to gain access to the Mac). The feat requires the installation of an app on the computer (which runs in the background) and tweak BioUnlock on the iPhone 5s. After that, you just have to pair everything and make the necessary settings.

Everything is done via Wi-Fi, but the developer also plans to add Bluetooth support. Windows PCs are still part of Castor’s plans, but not at first. BioUnlock is expected to cost $ 1 or $ 2 and will be available in late January on Cydia.

[via iClarified]