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April 10, 2015, 9:45 AM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Almost all Apple Watch models sold out, AppleCare+ pricing revealed (update: sold out!)  —  @bzamayo April 9, 20153 hours, 59 minutes ago  —  Update: All Apple Watch models in the US are now at minimum 4 - 6 week shipping estimates in less than six hours.  —  Whether due to high demand …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple Watch Out-of-Warranty Service Fees Range From $229 to $2,800  —  Apple has disclosed that it will charge an out-of-warranty service fee of $229, $329 and $2,800 for the Sport, Watch and Edition models respectively for repairs not covered by Apple's limited one-year warranty or AppleCare+ extended coverage plans.
More: TechnoBuffalo and iPhone HacksThanks:@rsgnl
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
List of Apple Stores That Will Carry the Apple Watch Edition at Launch  —  Following reports that Apple Watch Edition stock will be limited to select Apple Stores in the United States and other launch countries, MacRumors has discovered that Apple's Find Locations tool enables prospective buyers …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Amazon announces new Elastic File System storage service for EC2 machines; preview coming soon  —  Amazon Launches New File Storage Service For EC2  —  At its AWS Summit in San Francisco, Amazon today announced the launch of the Amazon Elastic File System (EFS), a new storage service …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Source: Google close to making Android Wear work with iPhone using companion app  —  Exclusive: Google is close to making Android Wear work on the iPhone  —  Google is working on getting its Android Wear smartwatch platform to work with the iPhone, and it is close to finishing the final technical details …
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
MacBook review: beautiful, but has disappointing battery life, struggles on performance-intensive tasks, having a single USB Type-C port is a pain  —  Apple MacBook Review: The Laptop of the Future Isn't Ready for the Present  —  Are you willing to give up battery life and convenience to own the most beautiful laptop ever?
James Vincent / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge go on sale in the US today at 12:00pm ET  —  Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge go on sale as Samsung predicts record shipments  —  Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge go on sale in the US today at 12.00pm ET, with the South Korean manufacturer predicting record sales for its new flagship devices.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Jawbone UP3 to begin shipping April 20, four months late, without the 10 meter water resistance promised at launch  —  Jawbone UP3 to Begin Shipping on April 20 With Lower Water Resistance Capabilities  —  Jawbone announced the newest iteration in its line of wrist-worn UP fitness trackers …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
New Retina MacBook Now Available to Order on Apple's Online Store  —  Along with accepting pre-orders for the Apple Watch, Apple has also begun accepting orders for the new 12-inch Retina MacBook through its online store.  Orders are available through the website and through the Apple Store app.
More: CNET and MacRumors
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon Quietly Acquired Shoefitr To Improve How It Sells Footwear Online  —  It looks like Amazon has made another acquisition under the radar, this time to boost online sales in fashion.  The company has purchased Shoefitr, a startup based in Pittsburgh that has developed 3D technology …
Mitch Stoltz / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Entertainment Software Association seeks to prevent restoring functionality of old video games on copyright grounds, even for museums and archives  —  Videogame Publishers: No Preserving Abandoned Games, Even for Museums and Archives, Because All “Hacking” is Illegal

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