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September 13, 2012, 2:50 PM

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Roberto Baldwin / Wired:
Apple Confirms iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Start at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 14  —  Get that credit card ready for a late-night purchase.  Photo: John Bradley/Wired  —  Apple has confirmed to Wired via e-mail that it will begin accepting online pre-orders of the iPhone 5 during the wee hours of the morning beginning at 12:01 a.m. PDT on Sept. 14.
Mg Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple's Magic Is In The Turn, Not The Prestige  —  The opening dialogue of Christopher Nolan's 2006 film, The Prestige: … This is what was on my mind following today's Apple event.  It's essentially the story of the iPhone.  —  Apple took something ordinary, a phone …
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Sprint says its iPhone 5 won't have HD Voice support  —  One of the new iPhone 5 hardware features announced yesterday was support for wideband audio — or HD voice — which increases the fidelity of voice calls.  In the US, the only carrier that has publicly announced support for the HD voice protocol …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Cricket and C Spire to Offer iPhone 5 Beginning September 28 [Updated]  —  While the three major U.S. iPhone carriers AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint will be launching the iPhone 5 on Friday, September 21, it will not take long for availability to extend to other carriers.
Jake Smith / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases Lightning to Micro USB adapter for Europeans  —  The Apple Store has come back online following Apple's media event that just wrapped up in San Francisco.  We've gotten a look at several smaller products from Apple, and we've found one more.  For the Euro-folk …
Wall Street Journal:
Is the iPhone 5's ‘Lightning Connector’ a Pain in the Neck?  —  Apple Inc. rolled out a host of new features for the latest iPhone, then threw in one big pain in the neck.  —  Along with a bigger screen, better camera and faster speeds, the iPhone 5 sports a redesigned plug for cords …
Christopher Grant / The Verge:
Nintendo Wii U release date is November 18th in US, starting at $299.99, November 30th in Europe  —  Nintendo's Wii U will launch November 18th in North America starting at $299.99, the company announced today during a New York City press conference.  —  The console will launch in two varieties …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Facebook Throws a Coming-Out Party for Its Ad Exchange  —  Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is going to make a lot of money from mobile ads.  In the meantime, the company is trying to figure out how to make more money from the Web ads it already sells.  —  Here's one way: Take the small …
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Cops might finally need a warrant to read your Gmail  —  If Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is able to pass his amendement, e-mail and other electronic communication will have stronger privacy protection.  —  Eric Constantineau  —  Right now, if the cops want to read my e-mail, it's pretty trivial for them to do so.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Crack in Internet's foundation of trust allows HTTPS session hijacking  —  Attack dubbed CRIME breaks crypto used to prevent snooping of sensitive data.  —  Researchers have identified a security weakness that allows them hijack web browser sessions even when they're protected by the HTTPS encryption …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft disrupts millions of botnet connections after discovering PCs with preloaded malware  —  Microsoft revealed this week that it has helped disrupt more than 500 different strains of malware in an attempt to slow the emerging threat of the Nitol botnet.
David Meyer / ZDNet:
Intel ports Android Jelly Bean to x86 phones, but no rollout date set  —  Summary: The company has reportedly got Android 4.1 working on its architecture, although it is unclear when those who have picked up handsets such as the Orange San Diego will get the upgrade.  —  David Meyer
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Meet the Mobile Device Privacy Act: A new bill to protect mobile consumers that is already causing a stir  —  Out today is a proposed piece of legislation from Representative Ed Markey designed to protect consumers from being unfairly tracked in a mobile environment, to inform as to who is tracking them …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
University of California sues Facebook, Disney and Wal-Mart over interactive technology patents  —  The Regents of the University of California and its lawsuit-happy patent licensee Eolas Technologies yesterday filed lawsuits against Facebook, Disney and Wal-Mart over four interactive technology patents …

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