This article discusses efforts made my Google, Apple, and Yahoo to move away from password sign ins. Passwords are often poorly structured and hard to remember; I know that many people use the same password for different sites for the sake of convenience. I could not keep track of my passwords without LastPass. Biometrics is certainly a growing area. I secure my smartphone, tablet, and laptop with my fingerprint. This system is more secure than a password, of course. I find it works well, although I often have to swipe my thumb more than once to unlock the device; if I have any body lotion or moisture on my skin, for example, the device cannot read my fingerprint. There is a backup password for your fingerprint if, say, you injured your finger and are wearing a bandage, plaster, and so forth. Retinal scanning would be more convenient, but we’re not there yet. I know that you can use voice or photo recognition via Windows Hello, but I still prefer to use my fingerprint, as I think it’s less amenable to distortion. I am prone to throat infections, for example, so I don’t think that Windows Hello could manage access when I have laryngitis.