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October 26, 2016, 10:55 AM

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Windows 10 “Creators Update” coming early 2017 for free, featuring 3D and mixed reality, 4K gaming, more  —  At its Windows 10 event in New York City today, Microsoft announced the Creators Update for Windows 10.  The company detailed a slew of new features coming to its latest and greatest operating system, for free.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iMessage may stop some users from switching to Android, but an Android version should not be ruled out as sources say UI mockups have circulated at Apple  —  Lauren Goode, writing for The Verge a few weeks ago, “iMessage Is the Glue That Keeps Me Stuck to the iPhone”:
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
The latest version of macOS Sierra contains images of a new MacBook Pro with a Touch ID sensor and an OLED touch panel in place of function keys  —  macOS Sierra 10.12.1, released yesterday, includes hidden Apple Pay images that depict the brand new MacBook Pro with an OLED touch panel that's set …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Google Access halts Fiber rollout and plans layoffs as its CEO Craig Barratt steps down  —  CEO Craig Barratt departs as the company halts rollouts to new cities with layoffs coming.  —  Executive changes are coming to Google Access, including the departure of CEO Craig Barratt, according to sources.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Apple reports Q4 2016 results with $46.9B revenue, down from $51.5B YoY, as iPhone sales drop to 45.5M from 48M; 4.9M Macs and 9.3M iPads sold, both down YoY  —  All eyes are officially on the holiday season for Apple.  —  Ahead of the Christmas retail season, Apple reported …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google says pre-order demand for Pixel phones exceeded expectations, as many face order delays until mid-November  —  While many who pre-ordered the Pixel and Pixel XL from the US Google Store began receiving devices late last week, others are beginning to miss their delivery estimates.
Brian Reigh / Android Authority:
Samsung Pay upcoming changes to include location based coupons, select in-app purchases, online purchases with MasterPass, and expansion to three new markets  —  I absolutely love Samsung Pay - I have my credit card stored there and use it not only here in the US but also when I travel.
 

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