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 I think it is totally possible that some things might come with point updates to iOS 7, at least for tablets they really seem to struggle a bit getting it ready.
 The "beacon" concept is really part of BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy). Apple has iBeacon, Sony has sBeacon... don't think it is "stealing" from Apple (or Sony for that matter), they just use the same technology to create little local network cells that do not require any configuration to connect users.
 Well, jailbreaking does not really help you with that either, as you still can't look into things happening inside compiled code. And, outside of people really knowing what they are doing (<1% of users, I would say), jailbreaking is a pretty foolproof way to make a device more vulnerable (default root password, disabling sandboxing, full file system access, ability to install potentially rogue apps using private APIs). Most proverbs only sound somewhat intelligent...
 I don't think having a fingerprint DB, or even transmitting the fingerprint would be a great approach. At least you can't ever change your fingerprints; having them compromised would be "forever". I do believe that you only authenticate yourself to your own device, and that the actual financial transaction does not rely on the fingerprint at all. (E.g. authorised devices using biometrics could be allowed to [optionally maybe] bypass the password step in current NFC...
 That used to be the case (still is with some legacy devices and contracts), but this has already been in steep decline since BB offered some almost true smartphones (like the Storm), which had 3G, full browsers etc. The old tariffs were made for devices with limited capabilities (and corporate mail being pretty much the only data service used). You do not get any corporate rates for a Z10/30 or a Q5/10 that you could not get for any other smartphone.
 The real problem here is that lazy IT deciders have been doing nothing else than copying BB's whitepapers to write up their own requirements when making procurements for years. For the companies not allowing BYOD and running on specs dictated by BB, there is no alternative - it's a self-fulfilling prophecy. (Just as you limit the choice of available server OSs dramatically, once you center your entire security model around Group Policies, no matter if you make any...
 OMG, I really wasted almost 5 minutes of my life trying to figure out wtf you are talking about...  Anyhow... may the schwarz be with you.
 Yep, that is how I understood it, too. But even if not, at least in the EU (I do not know the respective US laws well enough) the abuse of SEPs could indeed cause you to lose them, making them indeed free for everybody.
 iCloud is no solution when you don't have 3G (at least), it is no solution when your tariff is capped at 200 MB, and when (as quite common in Asia) corporate WLANs won't allow your personal devices on it (unless you are important). My current main customer is an Indian company with 11k+ seats. Only C-level admins get 3G, other managers have to do with 2.5G/EDGE. Departments with over 200 people share a 4 Mbit/s line (for desktops and mobiles) and almost nobody has a...
 I have seen quite a few US companies "integrating" European workers, and the mileage did vary a lot. A lot of US banks and tobacco companies were extremely good at that and used a cautious approach, I also had the luck to work for PanAm as my first employer (1984-91), and despite their financial situation and declining reputation they were nothing else but excellent with us. But I have also seen the exact opposite, Delta being the all-time low (they did have some form of...
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