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Police can force you to unlock your phone with your fingerprint, but not with your passcode, says US judge

Police in the US can force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint, but not with your passcode, according a Virginian judge. Steven Frucci, a Virginia Beach Circuit Court Judge, ruled that a criminal defendant can be made to give up his or her fingerprint in order to unlock their phone as part of a criminal investigation. The logic for…

iPhone 6 NFC could be used for more than Apple Pay in the near future

The NFC technology included in Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might be used for more than Apple Pay in the near future. The Near Field Communication hardware inside the latest iPhones is currently limited to Apple’s mobile payment system, but the company is actively seeking to expand its utility into areas such as public transit tickets and building…

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus see low-key launch in China

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale in China today after regulatory delays. Following reportedly strong reservations and pre-orders in the country, the launch day was fairly low-key compared to previous years. The Wall Street Journal was on the scene on Beijing and reported fairly small queues and respectful crowds: Unlike some past debuts for its…

Apple dominating US smartphone sales as iPhone 6 & 6 Plus demand exceeds supply, iPhone 5s sales remain strong

Apple is dominating smartphone sales in the US, according to new data from Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley (via AppleInsider). According to the data, Apple’s iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5s were the top three selling smartphones at all four major carriers in the country last month. Walkley stated that his data showed the iPhone 6…

Lenovo’s “Sisley” smartphone looks awfully familiar

Lenovo is set to unveil the iPhone 6 its Sisley smartphone in the near future and photos of the as-yet-unreleased device have made their way onto the net. The phone features a stunning design that I feel like I’ve seen before for some reason… Ah yes. It does look just a tad like Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, released on September 19, which have…

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to roll out into 36 more countries this month

Apple has confirmed its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will hit 36 more countries and territories before the end of the October. In a press release, it confirmed the launch dates for countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The new territories will take the total to 69 for the new devices by the end of the month. Apple has…

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders reportedly hit 20 million in China

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have almost hit 20 million units in China, according to Tencent (via DigiTimes). The report states that the country’s major carriers have processed a total of 10 million preorders with e-commerce sit Jingdong Mall (JD.com) processing 9.5 million pre-orders since pre-orders opened on October 10. Following previous reports that millions…

What to expect at Apple’s October event: iPads, Macs, Apple TV and more…

It’s here. It’s official. After months of speculation, Apple has confirmed it is holding a media event on October 16. As usual, the company’s cryptic, or tongue-in-cheek, media invite reveals little about what we’re likely to see at the event, but we’ve seen and heard enough over the past few months to be able to speculate as to what will be on show in a…

OtterBox Symmetry for iPhone 6 review: Solid protection… at a price

Everybody knows OtterBox produces high-quality smartphone cases. Every year, it is among the first wave of companies to bring out a number of cases to fit the new iPhone(s) and 2014 is no different. One such case is OtterBox’s Symmetry series. While not as rugged as its all-out protection Defender series, the Symmetry, available for iPhone 6 (and…