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August 4, 2015, 1:50 PM

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Jacob Demmitt / GeekWire:
Microsoft unveils Xbox One DVR features, enabling recording and playback of free over-the-air TV … Xbox One owners will soon be able to use their game console to record and play back live television from free, over-the-air broadcasts, Microsoft announced this morning.
Eddie Makuch / GameSpot:
Xbox One will get Windows 10 and backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games in November  —  Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Coming November  —  The Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature will launch for everyone in November, Microsoft announced today during its Gamescom briefing in Cologne, Germany.
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Apple denies that it has discussed or plans to launch an MVNO cellular service  —  Apple denies it plans to sell mobile services directly to consumers  —  Apple, the world's most profitable mobile phone maker, has denied a media report that it is working on a plan to market communications services directly …
Nathan Donato-Weinstein / bizjournals:
Apple buys a 43-acre development site in North San Jose for just over $138M  —  Exclusive: Apple buys huge San Jose development site  —  Apple Inc. has purchased a roughly 43-acre development site in North San Jose in a blockbuster real estate transaction that comes just weeks …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Zero-day vulnerability in Apple's latest, fully patched OS X allows hackers to surreptitiously infect Macs with malware  —  0-day bug in fully patched OS X comes under active exploit to hijack Macs  —  Privilege-escalation bug lets attackers infect Macs sans password.  —  Malwarebytes
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Acer Aspire One Cloudbook gives you a full Windows laptop for $169  —  Hey, HP: you're far from the only one who can play the ridiculously low-cost Windows laptop game.  Acer has unveiled the Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and 14, a pair of thin-and-light Windows 10 portables that promise …
Dennis Fisher / Threatpost:
EFF, AdBlock and Others Launch New Do Not Track Standard  —  After years of discussions, disagreements, and digressions, the Do Not Track header is supported by all of the major browsers.  But because there's no real requirement for sites or advertisers to respect it, DNT is not as effective as it could be.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
BitTorrent Sync for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Kindle now lets you create, edit, and share files  —  BitTorrent has updated its file synchronization service for mobile devices with a focus on productivity.  You can download the new version today for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Kindle from getsync.com.
Steve Dent / Engadget:
ICANN reveals plan to end US control of the organization; public has until Sept. 8 to comment  —  ICANN reveals plan for ending America's control of the internet  —  Though it's called the “world wide web,” the US Commerce Department has held the keys to the internet since its inception in the '90s.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Netflix sets launch date in Japan for Sept. 2, with Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Iceland to follow in coming months  —  Netflix to launch in Japan, its first Asian market, on September 2  —  Netflix finally has a launch date for Asia — it will launch in Japan on September 2, 2015.
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