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October 22, 2013, 2:32 PM

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Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Apple unveils Haswell-based MacBook Pros with Retina display, starting at $1,299  —  If you've been waiting for the MacBook Pro with Retina display to get a big processor upgrade, today's your lucky day.  Apple has just refreshed its high-end portable line with Intel's Haswell chips …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
OS X Mavericks will be available today as a free download  —  Apple has just announced the latest version of OS X, 10.9 Mavericks, will be available as a free download today.  In addition to the usual promise of increased speed and efficiency, the update has a number of improvements over 10.8 Mountain Lion …
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
You'll be able to buy Apple's redesigned Mac Pro for $2,999 before the end of the year  —  Apple's redesigned, cylindrical Mac Pro will be available to order before the end of the year for $2,999 , the company announced today.  —  The new Mac Pro is a dramatic departure from the lumbering …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple's New iPad Mini Boasts Retina Display, 64-Bit A7 Chip  —  Apple on Tuesday unveiled its second generation iPad mini, the successor to the diminutive tablet it debuted at about this time last October.  And the device is largely as we first reported.  —  Uncrated at what's likely …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple updates iLife suite on iOS and OS X  —  Following a brief appearance on its website over the weekend, Apple announced major updates to its iLife apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and Mac.  —  Eddy Cue took the stage today at debut new versions of iLife for iOS and OS X.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
iOS 7 By The Numbers: 200 Million Downloads In 5 Days, 64% Adoption Rate, 20 Million iTunes Radio Listeners  —  In San Francisco today, Apple shared some numbers during its keynote.  Only five days after the iOS 7 release, 200 million devices ran the new operating system.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Nokia Lumia 1520: Windows Phone with 6-inch 1080p display and 20MP camera for $750  —  Is this the Windows Phone you've been waiting for?  If you've been holding out for a flagship with a 6-inch 1080p display, high-resolution PureView camera and the top-of-the-line processor, we'd suspect the answer is probably yes.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Official Instagram Windows Phone app arriving in the ‘coming weeks’  —  Windows Phone is finally getting an official Instagram client.  After months of pressure from Nokia, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed today that an official client will be made available to Windows Phone users shortly.
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
HTC Said to Plan Android Smartwatch With Camera for Next Year  —  HTC Corp. (2498) is developing a smartwatch that uses Google Inc. (GOOG)'s Android software and can take pictures, according to a person familiar with the matter.  —  The watch's price, full functions and sales strategy still must …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Websites Begin Supporting Safari Push Notifications Ahead of Mavericks Launch  —  Ahead of the final unveiling of OS X Mavericks at tomorrow's media event and an expected public launch soon after, several high-profile websites including The New York Times and NBA.com have begun supporting …
Ki Mae Heussner / GigaOM:
eBay acquires Shutl, plans to expand same-day delivery to 25 cities  —  In an effort to expand its same-day delivery service to cities across the country (and across the pond), e-commerce giant eBay has snapped up London-based startup Shutl.  —  At a New York press conference on Tuesday …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
In Case You Don't Realize How Fast Apple's iPad Business Has Gone Down The Tubes ...  On October 22nd, Apple is finally launching new iPads.  —  This launch can't come soon enough.  —  It wasn't long ago that Apple fans were slapping each other on the back and crowing about how, one day, Apple would be known as “the iPad company.”
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Apple removes HMV iOS app for ‘violating App Store guidelines’  —  Retailer criticises Apple for demanding changes despite having approved the app last month, while retail trade body ERA claims ban raises ‘serious issues of competition’  —  Apple has removed HMV's new iOS app from its App Store …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
How Apple's Address Book app could allow the NSA to harvest your contacts  —  Overlooked in last week's revelation that the National Security Agency is harvesting hundreds of millions of e-mail address books around the world was this surprising factoid: Apple makes this mass collection easier …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft WebApps: Mobile Web sites in Windows Phone app's clothing  —  Summary: Microsoft is packaging up some popular mobile Web sites and making them available as downloadable Windows Phone apps.  —  There are some interesting new “apps” published by Microsoft showing up in the Windows Phone store, as of late.
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Watch Apple's slick video that helped convince Cupertino to approve its new HQ  —  Lead architect Norman Foster and Apple design chief Jonathan Ive look over a model of Apple's new headquarters.  —  (Credit: City of Cupertino video/Screenshot by CNET) Last week, Apple all but got the green light …

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