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A bill requiring smartphone makers to include antitheft software on devices sold in California is one step away from becoming law.
The phone maker has added heftier antitheft software to its flagship phone, as more lawmakers call for technology that protects smartphone owners from being robbed of their devices.
After failing in the state Senate two weeks ago, a bill requiring that device makers include antitheft software on phones sold in the state passes muster.
Thefts of Apple's smartphone have plummeted in San Francisco, New York and London following the debut of the company's Activation Lock feature in fall 2013.
Law requires security software to come enabled by default, but other than that, not much will change for most smartphone users.
Don't drown in candy hearts this year. Instead, raise your geek shields and call on the powers of "Game of Thrones" and Etsy to protect you.
An app called KillSwitch faithfully promises to remove all traces of your exes from your Facebook timeline. Yes, it's as if you never knew them.
An outage at 10:26 a.m. UTC, or 5:26 a.m. ET, shut down all Syrian access to the Web. Phone lines also appear to be down, and airlines are canceling flights.
Killing Apple's iPhone kill-switch
Maybe Microsoft should focus on making Vista better instead of obsessing about copy-protection.