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Roundup: Celebrity home screen, best weight-loss apps, Apple's "killer app"

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Celebrity screen: What you have on your mobile phone home screen can say a lot about you. What about some of your favorite musician, athlete or movie star? Here are some who were willing to share.   Men's Health

BlackBerry disputes findings:
BlackBerry is asking for an investigation by securities regulators after a report surfaced that the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphones are being returned by customers at an above-average rate.   New York Times

Survey says:
A Raymond James survey finds that a BlackBerry is the phone consumers want the least: a whopping 71 percent.  All Things D

Upgrade extension:
Verizon Wireless customers will have to wait a full 24 months (instead of the previous 20 months) to be able to upgrade their phone to a new model. Of course, if you're willing to pay the unsubsidized price, you can upgrade any time.   All Things D

Apple's "killer app": One analyst predicts that Apple will introduce a "killer app" – a true mobile wallet – this summer to be included with the iOS 7 update.   CNet

Keep your eyes away from that phone:
A California appellate court ruled that it's illegal to hold your smartphone to use it for anything, including finding directions on a map app. You can't even even look at it either.   Los Angeles Times

6 apps for losing weight: Shed some pounds with these weight-loss apps that can help you to stick to your plan.  New York Daily News

Tax Day freebies:
This has nothing to do with gadgets, but who can pass up sharing about some freebies on Tax Day (April 15)? So check out some of these offers listed on dealnews.com during your lunch break.




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