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September 2, 2014, 11:30 AM

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Apple:
Apple lists top 10 reasons apps are rejected, with missing information and bugs the two most common causes  —  Common App Rejections  —  Before you develop your app, it's important to become familiar with the technical, content, and design criteria that we use to review all apps.
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Apple Says It Is “Actively Investigating” Celeb Photo Hack  —  Apple said Monday it was “actively investigating” the violation of several of its iCloud accounts in which revealing photos and videos of prominent Hollywood actresses were taken and posted all over the Web.
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Naked celebrity hack: security experts focus on iCloud backup theory  —  After intensive examination of file data leaked by one or more hackers, suspicion grows that iCloud backups were source of pictures - though precise method of attack still unclear  —  iCloud backups appear to be the source …
David Meyer / Gigaom:
German court orders Uber to suspend services across the country  —  It's not the first ban Uber's faced in Germany, but it is the first country-wide ban and the stakes are much higher this time — up to €250,000 per infraction, plus possible jail time.  —  Uber is banned across Germany, at least for now.
Re/code:
Android Game Console Maker Ouya in Sale Talks With Chinese Internet Giants, Others  —  Ouya, the maker of an low-cost Android-based gaming console of the same name, has been engaged in preliminary acquisition talks with multiple big players in China, as well as a few here in the U.S.
More: 9to5Google
Klint Finley / Wired:
Tox, a secure, open-source P2P messaging system first conceived on 4chan, aspires to become a Skype alternative  —  Out in the Open: Hackers Build a Skype That's Not Controlled by Microsoft  —  The web forum 4chan is known mostly as a place to share juvenile and, to put it mildly, politically incorrect images.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Is Quietly Retiring Network Visualization Tool InMaps  —  A little autumn cleaning underway at LinkedIn.  The company is quietly retiring InMaps, a tool that let you map out how your LinkedIn network looks.  A notice on the InMaps homepage notes that today, September 1 …

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Microsoft:
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