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September 19, 2012, 5:00 PM

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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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
As Google Maps Disappears In iOS 6, Google Remains Cagey About Releasing Its Own App  —  The latest version of Apple's operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 6, is now out.  As people upgrade, the Maps application previously powered by Google is now being replaced by Apple's own homegrown one.
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
The iPhone Takes to the Big Screen  —  The world's most popular smartphone becomes significantly faster, thinner and lighter this week, while gaining a larger, 4-inch screen—all without giving up battery life, comfort in the hand and high-quality construction.  —  [ See post to watch video ]
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows Phone 8X by HTC has a 4.3-inch display and Beats, launches early November  —  HTC is unveiling its flagship Windows Phone 8 handset today, the Windows Phone 8X.  The branding might sound Microsoft-like, but there's a good reason for that — the two companies have joined forces …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia slams HTC's Windows Phone 8 announcement, calls it a ‘tactical re-branding’  —  HTC has just unveiled two new Windows Phone 8 devices today, making them the signature phones for Microsoft.  We asked Nokia about today's announcements and the company's head of marketing, Chris Weber …
Aaron Greenspan:
The Lost Chapter  —  2003: Cambridge, Massachusetts  —  In college, my computer's filing system was relatively straightforward: I had a folder for each year of school, and within each of those folders there were additional folders for each course I was taking.
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.
T-Mobile Newsroom:
John Legere Named as Chief Executive Officer of T-Mobile USA  —  Deutsche Telekom (OTCQX: DTEGY), one of Europe's leading telecommunications and information technology service companies and the parent company of T-Mobile USA, today announced that John Legere, a 32-year veteran of the U.S …
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.
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
MakerBot unveils Replicator 2, 2X and launches retail store, we go eyes-on  —  The Replicator may have just been pushed off this writer's Christmas list.  (Note to self: send updated letter to Santa.)  But, this isn't a loss for MakerBot Industries, because it's being replaced by the Replicator 2 …
Dan DeSilva / 9to5Mac:
Apple Marketing SVP Phil Schiller confirms: Apple has no iPhone 5 dock in the works  —  We were recently forwarded an email where a reader reached out to Philip Schiller, Apple's Senior VP of Marketing, to ask if Apple was planning to release a dock for the new iPhone 5.
Ryan Naraine / ZDNet:
Mobile Pwn2Own: iPhone 4S hacked by Dutch team  —  Summary: How long would it take a determined attacker to hack into Apple's iPhone 4S from scratch?  A Dutch research team uses the Pwn2Own contest to provide the answer.  —  Ryan Naraine  —  AMSTERDAM — How long would it take a determined attacker …

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