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October 29, 2015, 9:55 AM

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Walt Mossberg / The Verge:
Apple TV 2015 review: fast and easy to navigate, but the on-screen keyboard is worse than on older Apple TV, Siri functionality is somewhat limited  —  Mossberg: The Apple TV gets smart  —  It seems like we've been waiting for years for Apple to reinvent the TV.
David Katzmaier / CNET:
What you can watch on the new Apple TV — and how it compares to Roku, Fire TV and Chromecast  —  The new Apple TV is finally available.  Here's everything you can watch on it so far, from Netflix to HBO Now to everything in between — and how it compares to what's available on other leading video streamers.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Nintendo to release its first smartphone game, Miitomo, in April 2016, will be available as a free download with add-ons available as in-app purchases  —  Nintendo's first smartphone release is a free-to-play game called Miitomo  —  At an investors meeting in Tokyo today …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google to Symantec: account fully for misissued google.com certificates or else Chrome will flag your TLS certificates as unsafe  —  Still fuming over HTTPS mishap, Google makes Symantec an offer it can't refuse  —  Google: Fix ailing certificate business or risk having Chrome flag your credentials.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Samsung reports Q3 earnings of $6.4B on $45.2B revenue, plans to buy back up to $10B in stock in one year  —  Samsung Aims to Improve Phone Sales While Maintaining Profits in Holiday Quarter  —  As part of its earnings release on Thursday, Korean electronics giant Samsung said it hopes …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
MIT is developing a technology called RF-Capture that uses wireless signals to track human motion and identify people through walls  —  MIT uses wireless signals to identify people through walls  —  Tech could identify intruders in your home or power motion capture for movies.
Cam Bunton / 9to5Google:
OnePlus X is official: 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801, 13MP camera and premium glass back for $249  —  At an event in London this morning, OnePlus finally took the wraps off its latest smartphone.  It's not a the company's flagship device, but at its price-range it certainly seems competitive.
Lance Ulanoff / Mashable:
Interview with Apple's Phil Schiller and John Ternus on new MacBooks, in-house collaboration, partnerships, and creating new products  —  Inside Apple's perfectionism machine  —  Across the board, our goal is to make the best in the categories we choose to compete in.
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg Business:
Flipboard struggles as executives leave, competition heats up, ad rates fall, and sales talks go nowhere with Twitter, Yahoo, and Apple  —  Flipboard's Fanfare Fades as Executives Exit, Sale Talks Stall  —  Mobile app's innovative reader debuted with iPad hype in 2010

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