Apple Watch tempting for thieves: No password needed to resetApple 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.
If you steal an Apple watch you don't need to know the passcode to use it for yourself. I'm Bridget Carey. This is your CNET update. [MUSIC] Should Apple have put in more security protections on it's Apple Watch? Apple support website shows how to reset the watch, without knowing the password. And that has people wondering why Apple didn't give it's watch the same security protections as the iPhone Here's what's going on. When someone steals your iPhone, you can disable it remotely. So it's locked off from being used again, turning it into a useless brick. That is, until you put in your Apple ID and password. And that's called activation lock, but there's no activation lock on the Apple Watch. If you don't know the password you can still reset the watch to factory settings like it's brand new and sync it to another persons iPhone. Of course Someone takes your Rolex watch, that doesn't need a password either. But why not come out with an update to discourage theft? Keep in mind, if Apple Watch is stolen your banking data on Apple Pay isn't exposed, and that can be disabled. Let's move on to Microsoft. Windows product names can sometimes be a bit confusing, with multiple versions of the operating system under different names. Remember when Windows 8 came out? There was a version called Windows RT for tablets, along with Windows Phone 8. Well Microsoft says things are changing this time around with Windows 10. It'll all be called Windows 10, no matter which device you use. One Microsoft is the motto these days. So in that spirit, Microsoft is dropping the name Windows Phone. The next operating system for phones is called Windows 10 Mobile. You'll find it on smartphones and small tablets. Other pc's and larger tablets get Windows 10 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro. Both are gonna be free upgrades when they come out. When will that be? Microsoft says sometime in the summer. Microsoft also has a new video app for making hyperlapse videos. That's also known as those set up time lapse videos. You can try it now in a preview version for android. Of course, it's available in the windows app store. You may also be familiar with hyper lapse from instagram, which added a fast forward video editing to it's iPhone app last year But with Microsoft's version, you could add this effect to any existing video. And in other news, Walmart is taking on Amazon by creating its own version of Amazon Prime. Walmart is offering unlimited Delivery to customers that pay $50 a year, that's half the cost of Amazon Prime. It's only a small test now, by invitation only and Walmart is not saying which markets will be able to test the program later this summer. The Amazon Prime two-day delivery service launched ten years ago. That's your tech news update, you can head over to C Net dot com for more, and be sure to follow along on Twitter and subscribe to the podcast. From our studio in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.