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November 1, 2012, 9:25 PM

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Jeremy Hodges / Bloomberg:
Apple Leaves U.K. Judge at ‘Loss’ Over Samsung Web Posts  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) was criticized by U.K. judges in a patent lawsuit with Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) for posting a notice on its website that was “untrue” and “incorrect.”  —  The U.K. Court of Appeal in London ordered Apple …
iFixit:
iPad Mini Teardown  —  Trick-or-Treat!  While making our yearly October 31st rounds, we came across something interesting: a brand new iPad Mini!  All hopped up on sugar, we eagerly tore into Apple's first small tablet.  Smaller than an iPad, larger than an iPod, and able to leap tall buildings …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Behind Silicon Valley's Un-Retirement: Why Bob Mansfield Is Back at Apple  —  Bob Mansfield, Apple's former senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, is now back at the company after what may be one of Silicon Valley's briefest retirements.  —  The longtime company exec returned fully …
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Introducing: The Physical Google Wallet Card - Coming Soon To Google Wallet, And More New Features  —  We just had a bomb dropped on us by an anonymous tipster, courtesy of a leaked version of the Google Wallet app - and it was hiding some pretty amazing secrets.  Let's cut to the chase: physical Google Wallet card.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple releases iOS 6.0.1, bringing fix for iPhone 5 OTA updates, keyboard glitches, WiFi performance and more  —  Apple has released the iOS 6.0.1 update for its portable devices.  The update is rolling out now on Apple's servers and over the air.  —  You should be able to get the update …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia 920 review  —  Will Nokia's third attempt at launching a premiere Windows Phone finally be the home run it needs?  The Nokia Lumia 920 is the company's third attempt at launching the definitive Windows Phone.  In April, Nokia and Microsoft tried to convince the world that the Lumia 900 …
Brittany Darwell / Inside Facebook:
Facebook brings keyword search to App Center  —  Facebook is rolling out search for App Center, allowing users to not only find apps by name but also by keyword such as “cars” or “fitness.”  —  This change will help users better navigate App Center, which previously offered filters by category but no direct search.
More: VentureBeat and AllFacebookThanks:@malliegator
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft admits it ‘ran out of time’ on Windows Phone 8 notification center  —  One of the interesting omissions from Microsoft's recently launched Windows Phone 8 operating system is the lack of a notification center.  Android and iOS both include a system to collect the various alerts triggered …
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
U.S. says Kim DotCom swore not to recreate MegaUpload  —  DotCom is about to start another cloud-locker service but the U.S. Attorney noted that DotCom swore under oath he would not restart the business.  —  Kim DotCom, the flamboyant founder of the now defunct MegaUpload …
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Do You Wanna Touch  —  Traditional laptops may have reached an evolutionary dead-end (or, more charitably, a plateau), but it is an amazing time for things that ... aren't quite traditional laptops.  —  The Nexus 7 is excellent, the Nexus 10 looks fantastic, I can't wait to get my hands …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Launches Cloud Drive Photos For Android, A Photo-Sharing App For Android Phones & Tablets  —  Amazon announced this morning the launch of a new photo-management application for Android phones, which takes advantage of its consumer-facing service known as Cloud Drive, a competitor to Google Drive and Dropbox.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Android grabs 75.0% market share in Q3, followed by 14.9% for iOS and 4.3% for BlackBerry  —  Google's Android has managed to grab exactly 75.0 percent market share in the third quarter of 2012.  Rounding out the top three smartphone operating systems were iOS at 14.9 percent and BlackBerry at 4.3 percent.
More: CNET, ZDNet, IDC and WMPoweruser
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Path finally launches its long-awaited iPad app, brings tablet-friendly features to its 3 million users  —  Finally, Path, the personal social network, has come to the iPad.  A day before the release of Apple's new iPad mini tablet, the company is releasing its long-awaited and highly-demanded app for the tablet.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Dollar Shave Club Carves Off Another $9.8M to Take Business International  —  The Dollar Shave Club aims to disrupt the Gillettes and Bics of the world by offering razors sent to your door for as low as $1 a month plus shipping.  —  The razor-blade model has come to mean something in business …

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