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September 19, 2012, 10:05 PM

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Dan Moren / Macworld:
Review: Refined iOS 6 highlighted by stunning Maps overhaul  —  Every iOS release has its marquee feature, and with iOS 6 it's unquestionably Maps.  The app has gotten a in-depth makeover, perhaps the most thorough ever to be applied to one of iOS's built-in applications.
Anil Dash:
Who benefits from iOS6's crappy maps?  —  The classic criticism that thoughtless Apple haters use against the company is that it makes products that are pretty but dumb.  Usually those criticisms are by people who don't understand the value of a comprehensible user experience …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
How To Undo Facebook Hiding Your Email Address Before Your Friends Use iOS 6 Contact Sync  —  Millions of people are downloading iOS 6 right now, and many will use the Facebook contact sync feature to pull in photos and current phone numbers of friends.  But rather than your real email address …
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Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Passbook Enabled-Apps Start Arriving on App Store  —  Passbook enabled apps have begun making their way to the App Store, with major corporations like Major League Baseball, Ticketmaster, Fandango and Lufthansa offering event and flight tickets via Passbook, and Walgreens offering access to its rewards program via the service.
Kevin Smith / Business Insider:
Apple's New iPhone Software, iOS 6, Is Available Now!  —  Apple's new operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 6 is out now.  —  The update is rolling out slowly, probably to save Apple's servers from going down.  So if you don't see it right away, keep checking.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Claire Cain Miller / NYT Bits:
Google Updates Android Maps App as Apple Moves On  —  The fight over mobile maps is on.  —  Google plans to add new features to its Google Maps app for Android phones on Wednesday.  Conveniently, it is the same day that Apple's latest mobile operating system is due to be released …
Gideon Spanier / London News:
Sir Jonathan Ive and entire Apple design team fly to London to collect prestigious D&AD awards  —  Apple has been named the best brand and the best design studio of the last 50 years at the D&AD Awards, one of the world's most prestigious prizes for advertising and design.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Sources: Zynga Chief Security Officer Nils Puhlmann Has Resigned From Company  —  We're hearing that Nils Puhlmann, the cloud security expert who has worked as Zynga's Chief Security Officer since 2009, resigned from the company yesterday, according to several sources familiar with the matter.
Erick Schonfeld / TechStream:
Show Me Your Best DEMO  —  Ever since I left TechCrunch six months ago, people have been asking me, “What's next?”  I've been purposefully silent about most of my activities, but today I can share some news.  Beginning next month, I will become the new executive producer of DEMO, the original product launch conference.
Mihir / Groublogpon:
Introducing Groupon Payments  —  In the past, our merchant partners have often told us that their traditional payment systems are expensive and cumbersome-so we stepped up to the plate and developed our own payments service guaranteed to be the simplest and lowest cost option for Groupon merchants to accept credit cards.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
SingTel Acquires Intelligent, Social Photo Aggregator Pixable For $26.5 Million  —  Singaporean telecommunications giant SingTel has acquired intelligent, social photo aggregator Pixable for $26.5 million.  The company develops sleek social photo creation, aggregation, and categorization tools.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Here's what the new gaming experience on Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets will look like  —  Two weeks ago, Amazon introduced its latest tablet, the Kindle Fire HD, which comes in two screen sizes, 7 inches and 8.9 inches.  The new Kindle Fire tablets will offer players a revamped gaming experience …
Elinor Mills / CNET:
Bromium secures computers by holding apps in isolation  —  New security software separates apps and their processes from the operating system to keep attacks at bay.  —  Some of the minds behind virtualization technology used by Amazon Web Services are launching new security software today called Bromium …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Charlie O'Donnell's Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Raises $3.5M  —  As we reported earlier this year, VC Charlie O'Donnell, who has worked as at both First Round Capital and Union Square Ventures, launched his own venture firm, New York-based Brooklyn Bridge Ventures.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Microsoft issues a rebootless ‘Fix’ to the Internet Explorer security weakness  —  Yesterday we brought you the news that Microsoft was preparing a one-click solution for Internet Explorer, protecting users from a security flaw that was discovered.  —  The company adamantly states that few users …

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