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August 15, 2012, 5:30 PM

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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Hits Stores August 16: $499 For 16GB, $549 For 32GB  —  As expected for quite a while, Samsung has just announced pricing and availability for the Galaxy Note 10.1.  As you may have guessed, it's a 10-inch WiFi tablet that includes the somewhat-pointless …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review  —  Is a stylus all we ever really needed?  It's no secret that I've been excited to review the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 for weeks now.  I spend all day editing and critiquing documents, and I've been imagining a parallel world created by the Note's stylus …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 8 now available to download for MSDN and TechNet subscribers  —  Microsoft's final version of Windows 8 is now available to download for MSDN and TechNet subscribers.  Known as the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version, this final copy of the operating system is the same one that will ship …
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Surprise!  What you can expect from Windows 8 RTM  —  Summary: Microsoft has officially made the final release of Windows 8 available to subscribers of its MSDN and TechNet services.  You'll find a handful of small surprises, one very large change from Windows 7, and a momentous name change.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Nokia and Microsoft holding Windows Phone 8 press event on September 5th  —  We've been waiting to find out when Nokia would unveil its first lineup of Windows Phone 8 devices, and it looks like we'll be getting all the details on September 5th at 9:30AM in New York City.
Christopher Van Der Westhuizen / The Official …:
Google Maps now has schedules for more than one million public transit stops worldwide  —  Since 2005, we've collaborated with hundreds of transit authorities around the world to make a comprehensive resource for millions of riders to find out which bus, train, subway or tram can take them to their next destination.
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
Amazon's Next Kindle Fire Android Tablet Clears the FCC  —  Do you recall all those rumors about Amazon is working on a larger Kindle Fire, and how that tablet is expected to be released this fall?  I think it cleared the FCC yesterday.  —  Now here's something guaranteed to wake you up this morning.
Derek Kessler / webOS Nation:
webOS GBU to become quasi-independent cloud and UX company: meet GRAM  —  If you've been wondering where HP's webOS Global Business Unit was going under the leadership of HP Chief of Staff Martin Risau, you're not alone.  For a while now we've been wondering what the next steps …
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Germans Reopen Facebook Privacy Inquiry  —  BERLIN — Data protection officials in Germany reopened an investigation into Facebook's facial recognition technology Wednesday, saying the social networking giant was illegally compiling a vast photo database of users without their consent.
Karen Haslam / Macworld UK:
Microsoft not planning to fix Retina Display Office issues  —  Office for Mac users are complaining that the Retina Display makes Office look ‘crap’  —  Mac users are complaining that Microsoft Office for Mac is unusable on the MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
More: TUAW, The Verge and 9to5Mac
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
Trello versus Asana  —  For the past several years I've undertaken many initiatives to “get more organized,” which basically means to make another attempt at implementing and running a solid task list that I can share with others with whom I collaborate.  —  I seem to be really good at kicking off …
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Lance Whitney / CNET:
Apple reportedly talks iPhone 5 LTE support with Korean carriers  —  Officials from Korean carriers SK Telecom and KT say they've been chatting with Apple about offering the upcoming iPhone on their LTE networks.  —  Will the iPhone 5 support 4G LTE?  It seems almost a given at this point, but here's yet another potential sign.

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