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Report: Apple Strikes Deal With Sapphire Supplier — GT Advanced Technologies, an Apple sapphire display partner, have come to a financial agreement in the wake of GT's bankruptcy, according to Fortune . The deal allows GT to sell more than 2,000 furnaces used to grow sapphire crystals. Proceeds of those sales, if any, will be used to pay the company's debt to Apple-currently valued at $439 million, Fortune said.

Smartphones: the Smart Way to Secure Your Logins — As breach after breach hits government, financial, and commercial websites, passwords are increasingly being debunked as a terrible way to authenticate your identity. Any schmo who gets hold of your password becomes you, as far as a password-protected website knows. Two-factor authentication ensures that a stolen password doesn't mean a stolen account, but two-factor authentication is complicated.