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August 4, 2012, 8:40 AM

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Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Here's Apple's e-mail thread about a 7-inch iPad  —  Apple may not have a 7-inch version of the iPad available, but a newly unearthed piece of evidence in shows the company's top brass was into the idea.  —  Follow @Josh  —  Apple's current-sized iPad.  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Top Apple Executive Saw Market for 7-Inch Tablet in 2011, Said Company Should Do One  —  Apple executive Eddy Cue sent an e-mail in January 2011 to CEO Tim Cook and others recommending that the company build its own 7-inch tablet.  —  “I believe there will be a 7-inch market and we should do one …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Mat Honan / Emptyage:
Yes, I was hacked.  Hard.  —  So maybe you saw my Twitter going nuts tonight.  Or you saw Gizmodo's Twitter account blow up.  Or you saw this in AllThingsD.  Or this in the DailyDot.  Although embarrassing, Twitter was the least of it.  In short, someone gained entry to my iCloud account …
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Mountain Lion having mysterious effect on battery life for some users  —  A large number of Mac users are reporting that installing OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) is causing a major drop in battery life on MacBook Pros and Airs.  Those users have been posting about battery life problems …
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
iPhone 5 event rumors pump eBay smartphone trade-ins  —  The online sales site says that more people than usual are trading in their smartphones on rumors that Apple has a new iPhone just around the corner.  —  Follow @Josh  —  iPhone 4's lined up at an Apple store when the product launched in 2010.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET:
Forty percent of eligible Kansas City homes qualify for Google Fiber in first week  —  Kansas Citians are hot for Google Fiber.  Analysts say that more than 7,000 households have already pre-registered for the new broadband service and 40 percent of designated ‘fiberhoods’ have qualified to get the service.

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