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Apple Watch tempting for thieves: No password needed to reset

Apple faces criticism for not giving its Watch the same security protections as the iPhone. Also, Microsoft drops "Windows Phone" for a new name, and Walmart creates its own version of Amazon Prime.

Should Apple put more security protections on the Apple Watch?

Critics are questioning why the Apple Watch doesn't have the same protections as the iPhone to discourage theft. Without knowing the passcode, the Apple Watch can be reset to factory settings -- just like on day one -- and sync to a new iPhone:

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Also in this episode of CNET Update, learn why Microsoft is dropping the Windows Phone label and moving back to Windows Mobile. The company also launched a Hyperlapse app to create time-lapse video for Android and Windows devices . And Walmart has a new weapon to battle Amazon: its own version of Amazon Prime.

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Apple Watch tempting for thieves: No password needed to reset