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Apple sold nine million iPhone 5s, 5c smartphones in the first weekend
As Apple's chief executive Tim Cook said "initial supply" of the iPhone 5s sold out, many were left to wait for weeks for their new smartphones to arrive. Apple confirmed 200 million devices have upgraded to iOS 7 since it was first released.
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Apple's iPhone fingerprint technology hacked
Less than two days after the iPhone 5s went on sale, German hackers were successful in creating a fake fingerprint that could spoof Apple's "advanced" biometric technology. But as ZDNet's Ed Bott explains, anyone who's been paying attention to biometrics shouldn't be surprised.
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China drops its Great Firewall for Twitter and Facebook
China is looking at easing up and allowing access to previously banned sites and services, such as Facebook and Twitter, so long as users are within a sanctioned Shanghai free-trade zone.
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