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November 23, 2012, 10:45 PM

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Mat Smith / Engadget:
Nexus 4 shown working on Canadian LTE through simple carrier menu code (video)  —  Want LTE on your new Nexus 4?  Well, you might have to move country.  Unless it's some elaborate post-Thanksgiving hoax from our Canadian neighbors, several Telus customers have demonstrated that the LTE chip hiding inside …
Chris Cheesman / Amateur Photographer:
Nokia imaging chief Dinning quits  —  Nokia imaging guru Damian Dinning, who is considered the driving force behind the firm's smartphone camera technology, has left the Finland-based company, Amateur Photographer (AP) can reveal.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Instagram sees new record during Thanksgiving: Over 10M photos shared at a rate of 226 per second  —  Instagram saw a new record set during Thanksgiving in the US: 10 million photos shared at a rate of 226 per second during the peak.  For several hours on Thursday, its 100 million users posted …
BBC:
Anonymous hackers ‘cost PayPal £3.5m’  —  The court was told Anonymous were self-styled “hacktivists” who believed everything on the internet should be free  —  A student attacked the PayPal website as part of a concerted effort by the Anonymous “hacktivists” that cost the company £3.5m, a court has heard.
Christopher Downer / Realmac Blog:
Skeuomorphism and the User Interface  —  Skeuomorphism is something that users have come to expect in apps for iPhone, iPad and even the Mac these days.  It's easily recognisable, and Apple has mainly been responsible for bringing simulacra back to user interface design in the past few years with iOS …
More: The Verge
Fraser Howard / Naked Security:
Hacked Go Daddy sites infecting users with ransomware  —  Users are getting infected with ransomware thanks to criminals managing to hack the DNS records of Go Daddy hosted websites.  —  That's not welcome news for the world's largest domain name registrar, especially so soon after the recent denial of service attack.
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Google Maps Is Now Giving Out Profile Badges To The Most Helpful Community Members  —  One of the really interesting things about Google Maps is that there's a huge, thriving community of people who love to help make the product better.  Basically, when a road closes, or something is incorrect …
More: Mashable!Thanks:@studentforce
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Launches Black Friday Sale in U.S. with Discounts on iPads, MacBook Pros, Airs and More  —  Following the international launches, Apple has kicked off its Black Friday sale in the U.S. Online Apple Store.  The selection of products on discount are the same as the international stores.

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