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October 26, 2012, 3:05 PM

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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple's hit-and-miss report: What the analysts are saying  —  Most see a silver lining, despite disappointing Q4's earnings and troubling Q1 guidance  —  FORTUNE — The earnings report Apple (AAPL) issued Thursday evening was complicated one, and analysts on Friday — like voters …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Gentlemen, start your benches: Measuring Windows 8's performance  —  For a couple of decades, it seemed like every time a new version of Windows was released, its hardware requirements would keep pace with hardware advancement, necessitating sometimes-costly hardware upgrades if you wanted to stay up on the latest software.
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
Samsung shipped a stunning 57M smartphones in Q3 — twice as many as Apple  —  Samsung shipped 56.9 million of the 162 million smartphones sold globally in the third quarter of 2012, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics.  That adds up to a massive 35 percent global share …
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Harry McCracken / the world of gadgets …:
Apple's Phil Schiller on the State of the Mac  —  Phil Schiller walks through Apple's Mac portable lineup at the company's press event in San Jose, California on October 23, 2012  —  With Tuesday's unveiling of the iPad Mini and a fourth-generation full-sized iPad, this has been a major week for the iPad.
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Google's Vic Gundotra is posting pics with the Nexus 10 tablet  —  It's not unusual to see top-level Googlers vacationing in some really cool places.  It's also not unusual to see them taking pictures with unannounced devices.  —  So here's Google senior VP of engineering Vic Gundotra …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Bad day for the cloud: Dropbox and Google App Engine experiencing outages  —  Dropbox and Google App Engine are both experiencing outages today.  At the time of writing it's unclear how the two downtimes are related.  —  Dropbox is giving the following error:
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Google Nexus 10 leaks: Android 4.2, Exynos 5250 (1.7GHz), 2,560 x 1,600 resolution  —  Unless we're looking at one of the most elaborately photographed fakes in the world, this is the Nexus 10.  With the Nexus 7 apparently going over quite well at just $199, it was only ever a matter …
Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch:
Introducing CrunchGov, TechCrunch's Policy Platform  —  Nearly a year after citizens blindsided the government with an unprecedented protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act, Congress is at a loss for how to proceed.  Luddite officials see complex tech issues as a mysterious minefield …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
HTC made just $133m in Q3, down 79 percent from last year  —  HTC has just announced its Q3 2012 earnings, revealing a net profit of NT$3.9 billion (roughly $133 million) from NT$70.2 billion ($2.4 billion) in revenue.  In contrast, over the same period last year the company made NT$18.68 billion …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
People Behind Uber Want to Do the Same Thing for Private Planes With BlackJet  —  BlackJet launches today a way to book seats on other people's private jets.  —  If it sounds like the black-car service Uber for planes, that's exactly what it is.  The company comes from Uber co-founder Garrett Camp …
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Posts Notice to UK Site Acknowledging that Samsung Galaxy Tab Did Not Infringe on iPad Design Because “They are not as cool”  —  As instructed by a UK court, Apple has posted a small link in the footer of Apple.com/uk.  The notice acknowledges the judgement that Samsung had not infringed on the iPad design with their Galaxy Tab.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
New Megaupload To Launch On Police Raid Anniversary  —  With 50 million visitors per day at its peak, Megaupload was one of the largest websites on the Internet.  —  This abruptly ended January this year when the U.S. Government took down the file-hosting service and had several key employees arrested including founder Kim Dotcom.

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