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Court rules that cops can compel you to surrender your fingerprint to unlock iPhone

A Virginia Beach Circuit Court judge ruled that law enforcement officials can compel you to unlock your smartphone with a fingerprint, but that they can't force you to enter in your passcode or password to unlock your device. Judge Steven Frucci says that obtaining a fingerprint is like obtaining a DNA sample or a physical key, things that would have to be surrendered in an investigation anyways. Passcodes would be considered knowledge, and not a physical object, so they deserve more protection under the law.

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Banks exploring their own solutions to compete with Apple Pay

It looks like major banks are working on their own mobile payment app that would rival Apple Pay and other solutions on the market today, like Google Wallet and Softcard/ISIS. A MasterCard executive stated that banks are beginning to explore technology that would allow it to offer their own solution.

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Seth Rogen set to join Christian Bale in Jobs biopic as Steve Wozniak

Seth Rogen is set to be Christian Bale's "Robin" in a new biopic about late Apple co-founder Steve Job's life that's based on Walter Isaacson's biography. According to a report on Variety, Rogen is set to star as Steve Wozniak alongside the Batman star in the movie that will be directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin.

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Despite Apple's protests, judge orders GT Advanced's bankruptcy papers unsealed

In a legal defeat for Apple, a bankruptcy judge has ordered that the papers spelling out the exact reasons why its former sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies had to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection be unsealed.

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MCX partner Meijer not abandoning Apple Pay, NFC readers stay on

CurrentC partner Meijer isn't abandoning Apple Pay, unlike most other CurrentC retailers. The regional grocery chain has decided not to switch off its NFC readers, something that has been done in other retailers planning to accept CurrentC, like CVS and RiteAid. Meijer's NFC readers were installed years ago for its own branded MasterCard and Visa cards, and a Meijer spokesperson confirmed that they can be used with Apple Pay

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Verizon agrees to pay $64.2 million to settle Family SharePlan overcharging claims

Verizon Wireless has quietly agreed to a settlement of a class action lawsuit that claimed the company was overcharging its Family SharePlan customers. Verizon will pay a total of $64.2 million to its customers and to cover legal fees.

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Tim Cook opens up about being gay, the importance of equality

Apple CEO Tim Cook has penned an op-ed where, for the first time, he opens up about his personal life, his pride in being gay, and how it has helped him develop empathy, and better understand the struggle of minorities and the importance of human rights. From Bloomberg:

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Microsoft's first fitness tracker works with your iPhone too

Microsoft's first fitness tracker, the Microsoft Band, went on sale today across retail and online stores for $199. Featuring a total of ten sensors, the tracker also works with the iPhone via a free, downloadable app called Microsoft Health, which is now available on iTunes.

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EE switches on 150 Mbps 4G+ network in London

EE customers in London will be able to enjoy blazing fast speeds on their smartphones and tablets as the carrier announced the completion of its 4G+ (LTE-A) network in the city. Live at 150 sites across London, EE's LTE-A network allows you to download at 150 Mbps on a compatible device.

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Microsoft's fitness tracker app spotted in Mac App Store ahead of announcement

An app called 'Microsoft Band Sync' was just spotted in the Apple Mac App Store and looks to be the companion app for Microsoft's rumored wearable. We're expecting Microsoft to announce some kind of wearable within the coming weeks. Forbes recently reported that the fitness-oriented band would be coming out shortly. And just last week the device appeared to have passed FCC approval.

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