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August 22, 2014, 10:10 AM

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Reiji Murai / Reuters:
iPhone 6 display panel redesign delayed production, impact on launch uncertain  —  Exclusive: Apple iPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling  —  (Reuters) - Suppliers to Apple Inc (AAPL.O) are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone as the need …
Dan Frommer / Quartz:
Most smartphone users download zero apps per month  —  Mobile apps have skyrocketed in popularity and utility since Apple introduced the iPhone App Store in the summer of 2008.  Apps now represent 52% of time spent with digital media in the US, according to comScore, up from 40% in early 2013.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps  —  U.S. users are now spending the majority of their time consuming digital media within mobile applications, according to a new study released by comScore this morning.  That means mobile apps, including the number 1 …
Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
White House cybersecurity czar brags about his lack of technical expertise  —  Michael Daniel is the White House's cybersecurity coordinator, the man who “leads the interagency development of national cybersecurity strategy and policy” for the president.  And in a recent interview with GovInfoSecurity …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
A federal court rejects Aereo's request to argue it's a cable company  —  Aereo's seemingly last-ditch argument to save itself won't be given an airing in court, according to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  —  Instead, if the shuttered streaming video company wants to keep fighting for its survival …
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Apple removes Secret app from Brazilian App Store for not conforming with local laws  —  Following a recent ruling that Apple would have ten days to remove the anonymous social app Secret from its Brazilian App Store, Apple has complied with the order.  The justification for the removal …
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Wikipedia blocks edits from Congressional IP address again after edits from “obvious transphobe”  —  ‘Orange is the New Black’ fight sparks new House Wikipedia ban  —  For the third time this summer, computers in the House have been blocked from editing Wikipedia due to a string of controversial edits.
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google to include temporary steering wheel and pedal system when testing autonomous cars in response to new California DMV rules  —  A Google Car Without a Steering Wheel?  Not So Fast, California Says  —  Google caused a stir earlier this year when it unveiled a self-driving car without …
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Intuit releases redesigned Quicken 2015 for Mac, first new version in 7 years  —  Financial software firm Intuit on Thursday released Quicken 2015 for Mac, the first new version of the company's flagship personal finance and accounting suite to make its way to Apple's desktop platform in over seven years.
Allie Jones / Gawker:
After Twitter suspensions, ISIS moves to decentralized Diaspora to avoid censorship  —  ISIS Finally Finds a Social Network That Can't Suspend Their Accounts  —  After ISIS militants and supporters disseminated video and images of James Foley's brutal beheading on Tuesday …
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Zoosk debuts Photo Verification on iOS to confirm authenticity of profile photos  —  This Dating Site Is Teaching the Internet an Important Lesson About Anonymity  —  Online dating site Zoosk is rolling out a new feature that lets users verify the authenticity of profile pictures.
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
There are 18,796 distinct Android devices, according to OpenSignal's latest fragmentation report  —  The much-maligned Android fragmentation problem has blighted the mobile operating system for years, though Google has been steadily taking corrective measures in recent times.  The issue?
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Estimote Wants To Pioneer ‘Nearables’ With New Stickers Beacon Hardware  —  The Internet of Things gets a lot of hype, but its rollout is slow and it will take a long time for consumers to upgrade existing, non-connected devices that still work fine into something that can communicate with computing gadgets like smartphones.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Opera Mini becomes default browser for Microsoft's fading feature phones  —  Users will be ‘encouraged’ to replace stock Xpress browser with Opera Mini starting this fall  —  Opera Software and Microsoft have struck a deal that will replace Nokia's Xpress browser with Opera Mini on Microsoft's dying line of feature phones.

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