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January 1, 2013, 3:00 PM

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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
iOS 6's ‘Do Not Disturb’ Not Shutting Off Automatically on New Year's Day  —  iOS 6 users who use Apple's scheduled “Do Not Disturb” feature may find that their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch hasn't automatically disabled the feature on New Year's morning.  —  The issue was reported on Whirlpool forums as well as our own MacRumors forums.
Devorah Lauter / Telegraph:
Apple's Paris store hit by New Year's Eve raid  —  The Apple shop in Paris's Opera district was robbed by armed, masked men on New Year's Eve, under the noses of riot police patrolling the nearby Champs Elysées.  —  The Apple store in Paris  —  Reports claimed the thieves …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Google Is Attacking Apple From The Inside Out—And It's Working  —  After years of hammering away at Apple's share of the smartphone market with cheap-to-free Android phones, Google has lately adopted a new tactic to win mobile.  —  Call it “the worm strategy”—because Google is attacking Apple from the inside out.
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Sayonara, netbooks: Asus (and the rest) won't make any more in 2013  —  A five-year lifespan turned out to be all that netbooks got.  Acer and Asus are stopping manufacture from 1 January 2013 - ending what once looked like the future of computing  —  Sayonara, netbooks.
More: TIME, Neowin, TechEye, Daring Fireball and GigaOMTweets: @tmaslen
Ryan Block / NYT Bits:
Why I'm Quitting Instagram  —  The flap over Instagram's changing its terms of service has not died down even weeks after its announcement and subsequent partial reversal.  People are still arguing whether Instagram's photographers will stay loyal to the service.
Aaron Ricadela / Bloomberg:
Hewlett-Packard Says It May Dispose of Units Not Meeting Targets  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) said it's evaluating the disposition of businesses that don't meet goals more than a year after Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman said she didn't plan to spin off the personal-computer division.
Bijan Sabet:
Can a social graph last more than 10 years?  —  Hunter Walk wrote an excellent post the other day about whether one social graph can rule them all or not.  Hunter is in the latter camp.  And it's clear by our investments at Spark and my social mobile/web activity that I agree with him …
More: Howard Lindzon and ReadWriteTweets: @howardlindzon
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
Apple to Launch iBookstore in Japan in January 2013  —  The Nikkei reported today that Apple will be expanding their ebookstore soon.  Some time in the near future, possibly as early as next month, Apple will start selling ebooks in Japan.  They have reportedly already signed a number …
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Techmeme's biggest (i.e. tallest) stories of 2012  —  Now that we've examined the year's trending terms, our final retrospectacular tour of 2012 examines the stories themselves.  On Techmeme, the biggest stories usually become the tallest stories as different angles of reporting and analysis pile up …
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