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12:05 PM ET, October 11, 2011

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AnandTech:
iPhone 4S Preliminary Benchmarks: ~800MHz A5, Slightly Slower GPU than iPad 2, Still Very Fast  —  Apple's ability to control the entire information chain, down to the point of limiting leaks, appears to be gradually slipping as it grows as a company.  Case in point are the numerous hardware …
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
iPhone 4S delivered early in Germany, packaging & Siri shown off  —  One customer in Germany has been delivered an iPhone 4S early, offering a first glimpse at the packaging of the handset as well as screenshots from the device.  —  The iPhone 4S was delivered by German Telekom …
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
The iPhone 4S Appears to Have 512MB RAM  —  Last week, the Infinity Blade developer first suggested that the iPhone 4S still had 512MB of RAM, just like the iPhone 4: … The developer would be in a position to know as they had demoed their game on the new iPhone 4S during last week's keynote.
AppleInsider:
iPhone 4S preorders suggest 3M sales at launch, 25M this quarter
Discussion: CNET News and MobileSyrup.com
comScore, Inc.:
Smartphones and Tablets Drive Nearly 7 Percent of Total U.S. Digital Traffic  —  iOS Accounts for Largest Share of U.S. Smartphone and Tablet Devices while Driving the Majority of Non-Computer Traffic  —  comScore Releases Report, “Digital Omnivores: How Tablets, Smartphones and Connected Devices …
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Karen Gullo / Bloomberg:
Steve Jobs Died at Home of Respiratory Arrest  —  Steve Jobs died at home of respiratory arrest and a pancreatic tumor at about 3 p.m. on Oct. 5, according to his death certificate.  His occupation was listed as “entrepreneur.”  —  The Santa Clara County Public Health Department in San Jose, California, released the document today.
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Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Adobe demos incredible unblur feature for Photoshop  —  Adobe is developing an upcoming feature for Photoshop that could end the problem of blurred photos forever.  —  The new feature was demoed at the company's MAX 2011 event, drawing gasps of amazement from a crowd that witnessed a blurred photo, retouched and perfected in seconds.
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Facebook Totally Caved To Apple On Its New Mobile Platform  —  Facebook announced a huge extension of its mobile platform today, and as long rumored, the company is going to be spreading its payment platform, Facebook Credits, to the mobile versions of all Facebook apps.
Discussion: GeekWire, IntoMobile and TechCrunch
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Nick Bilton / New York Times:
At Long Last, Facebook Releases an iPad App
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
David Cameron's ‘porn filter’ will make no difference, say ISPs  —  Four big providers insist web controls will only apply to people taking out completely new contracts  —  Claims that David Cameron has forced a new “porn filter” on UK internet content have been disavowed by internet service providers …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
We've got the internal docs that Apple employees use to explain iCloud and iOS 5  —  Last week, we detailed the internal docs Apple uses to tell its employees how to sell the iPhone 4S, the new iPods and the new Cards app.  Today a tipster added to the trove two more internal docs. iCloud and iOS 5 First looks.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Greg Finn / Search Engine Land:
New Topsy Index Leverages Influence & Relevance For Google+ Search  —  Today Topsy Labs, a real-time social search platform, announced the addition of Google+ as a source in its real-time social search index.  Topsy features an influence algorithm to display the most pertinent and popular social results.
Discussion: TechCrunch, AllThingsD and Forbes.com
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
HP set to decide future of Palm, webOS this week  —  HP is rumored to have finished the initial bidding process for its webOS unit and will hold an all-hands meeting tomorrow that may reveal its future plans for selling or spinning off the group, according to people familiar with the company's plans.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Sling Media Launches $29.99 SlingPlayer App For Android ‘Honeycomb’ Tablets  —  Sling Media, an EchoStar subsidiary, this morning announced the availability of SlingPlayer for tablets running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) or later.  The app is available on Android Market now and costs $29.99 …
Brad Molen / Engadget:
AT&T starts CTIA off right by introducing five new smartphones to its Android lineup  —  At CTIA last March, AT&T stole the show by announcing its intent to purchase T-Mobile US.  This time around, the news is a bit more modest in comparison but the company's still hoping to give us a bit …
Ron Rosenbaum / Slate:
The article that inspired Steve Jobs: “Secrets of the Little Blue Box”  —  The 1971 article about phone hacking that inspired Steve Jobs. … It's also available in Rosenbaum's collection The Secret Parts of Fortune.  Also in Slate: Rosenbaum reflects on the article that inspired Steve Jobs.
Discussion: Fast Company
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Alfred, The iOS Butler, Serves Up Serendipity On A Silver Platter  —  Back in July I wrote about a nifty iPhone app called Alfred.  It's a sort of Yelp meets Pandora: you tell it what kind of restaurants you like, and then it tries to make some solid recommendations.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Good Technology eyes developers, launches Good Dynamics  —  Summary: Good Technology rolls out a mobile software development platform for Apple's iOS to enable more enterprise-grade tablet apps.  —  Good Technology, best known for its enterprise push email software, is getting into the software development business.
Discussion: GigaOM and Good Press Release
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
BlueStacks Ready to Test Its Android-on-Windows Software  —  BlueStacks, a start-up focused on allowing Android apps to run on Windows PCs, said it is ready to start public testing of its software.  —  The company is making an alpha, or early test version, of its software available to the public.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Nvidia Chips to Power World's Most Powerful Supercomputer  —  It's been about a year since the United States lost its title as the home of the world's most powerful publicly known supercomputer.  Last November, the “Jaguar” computer based at the U.S. government's Oak Ridge National Laboratory …
Discussion: VentureBeat, The Register and CNET News
Anne D'Innocenzio / Associated Press:
Wal-Mart to localize offers for Facebook fans  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Just in time for the crucial winter holidays, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. aims to recreate the feel of a local store for its more than 9 million Facebook fans.  —  The world's largest retailer announced Tuesday a partnership …
Amir Efrati / Digits:
Twitter Will Get “Tweet” Trademark, Settles Lawsuit  —  Twitter is closer to having dominion over the word “tweet.”  —  On Monday, James Eliason, CEO of Twittad, said in an interview that Twitter would drop a lawsuit it filed against his company last month that sought to nix Twittad's registered trademark of the word “tweet.”
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Mobile Devices Seen Doubling by 2020  —  With the number of cellular connections nearing the number of people on the planet, the fast-growing cellphone industry could hit a wall if it doesn't convince people to get more than one wirelessly connected device.  —  So will things really level off?
Discussion: GigaOM, FierceWireless and CNET News
 
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Spotify Bug Kept Users Logged In to Facebook Even After They Disconnected
Discussion: PC Magazine
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Christopher MacManus / CNET News:
Amazon to offer preorders of digital PC games
Discussion: Digital Trends
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Patent Violation Lawsuit Against BitTorrent / uTorrent Dropped
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Lulzsec hacker: ‘we still have Sun emails, stored in China’
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T-Mobile's Bobsled Now Running on iPhone, Android and the Web
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Ubuntu will power HP's new cloud service
Discussion: eWeek and ITProPortal
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
For mobile in-app sharing, Twitter tops Facebook 3-1
Discussion: SocialTimes.com
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Spotify Loss Widens Despite Higher Revenue
Discussion: Reuters and Forbes.com
Kevin Morris / Daily Dot:
Reddit's jailbait shutdown may not be what it seems
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Jerry Yang And Yahoo Cofounder David Filo “Are Not On The Same Page Right Now”
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