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August 17, 2012, 6:00 PM

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pod2g / pod2g's iOS blog:
Never trust SMS: iOS text spoofing  —  I mentioned it on twitter a few days ago, I found a flaw in iOS that I consider to be severe, while it does not involve code execution.  I am pretty confident that other security researchers already know about this hole, and I fear some pirates as well.
Michael McWhertor / The Verge:
OnLive reportedly hit with mass layoffs, company denies it's closing (update)  —  Cloud-gaming company OnLive is closing down, according to veteran video game developer Brian Fargo, who says he's received emails for former employees warning of the company's demise.
Paul Haddad / Tapbots:
DON'T PANIC  —  There's been a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt generated by Twitter's latest announcement.  I wanted to let everyone know that the world isn't ending, Tweetbot for Mac is coming out soon, Tweetbot for iOS isn't going anywhere.  So sit down, grab a towel and let's go over some of these API changes.
Michael Sippey / Twitter Developers blogs:
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Lenovo's Says RT Tablets Up To $300 Cheaper Than Win 8  —  Lenovo Group Ltd. (992), the world's second-biggest maker of personal computers, said new devices based on Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s Windows RT software will cost $200 to $300 less than competing products using Windows 8 software.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Exclusive: HP creates Mobility division to focus on consumer tablets, hires Nokia's ex-MeeGo boss Alberto Torres to run it  —  We've just been tipped to a memo circulated internally by HP's Todd Bradley — who runs the company's recently-merged Printing and Personal Systems Group …
Los Angeles Times:
Is Mark Zuckerberg in over his hoodie as Facebook CEO?  —  Facebook's stock price slide has raised doubts about Mark Zuckerberg's role as CEO.  Some say he should hand the reins to a more seasoned executive.  —  Restless investors blame Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for several missteps …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
AT&T only allowing FaceTime over cellular on Mobile Share plans, no extra charge  —  AT&T has cleared the air this afternoon on its policies for FaceTime over cellular, saying that a Mobile Share plan will be required to use it — but it won't incur an extra charge apart from normal data usage.
Mike Rosenberg / Mercury News:
Steve Jobs' stolen iPad unwittingly used by local clown after burglary  —  What would you do if you had Steve Jobs' iPad?  Kenny the Clown, who had the late Apple (AAPL) co-founder's tablet all to himself for a few days this month, didn't play any games, surf the net or check for any top-secret corporate documents.
Mat Honan / Wired:
How I Resurrected My Digital Life After an Epic Hacking  —  The team at DriveSavers who recovered data from a wiped MacBook Air laptop.  From the left, John Christopher, Phillip Reynolds, Ron Powell, Angel Ortiz, and Joseph Novoa.  Not pictured: Phil Baca.  —  When my data died, it was the cloud that killed it.
More: Ars TechnicaTweets: @mat
Brad Molen / Engadget Mobile:
Motorola schedules press event for September 5th, dubs it the 'day's main event'  —  September 5th is going to be a pretty busy day, by the looks of it.  While we'll likely get to see a few Windows Phone 8 devices in Nokia's Lumia lineup in the morning, Motorola has scheduled a Save the Date for the afternoon.
Euan Rocha / Reuters:
RIM plans new contact management features on BB10 devices  —  (Reuters) - Research In Motion plans to provide BlackBerry users with an easy way to tap their contacts' public profiles — including blog posts, tweets, emails and other details — in its latest push to regain ground in the smartphone market.
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple closes at new high of $648 on rumors of iPad mini, Apple TV  —  Apple stock surged upward before reaching an all time closing high of $648, boosted by continued rumors of both a smaller iPad and a new Apple TV capable of presenting live broadcasts.  —  Apple's stock rapidly escalated early …
More: BGR
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
David Tisch Is Leaving His Day To Day Role At TechStars New York  —  David Tisch is leaving his day to day role as Managing Director of the TechStars New York program he cofounded with David Cohen.  —  “I've been doing this for 2 years and three programs.  There's some amazing traction …

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