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AnandTech:
iPhone 4S Preliminary Benchmarks: ~800MHz A5, Slightly Slower GPU than iPad 2, Still Very Fast  —  Apple's ability to control the entire information chain, down to the point of limiting leaks, appears to be gradually slipping as it grows as a company.  Case in point are the numerous hardware …
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
iPhone 4S delivered early in Germany, packaging & Siri shown off  —  One customer in Germany has been delivered an iPhone 4S early, offering a first glimpse at the packaging of the handset as well as screenshots from the device.  —  The iPhone 4S was delivered by German Telekom …
AppleInsider:
Apple releases iTunes 10.5 with support for iOS 5 wireless syncing  —  Apple on Tuesday released iTunes 10.5 for both Mac and PC, bringing with it support for wirelessly syncing with devices running the soon-to-be-released iOS 5.  —  iTunes 10.5 is now available as a direct download from Apple.
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Apple releases iTunes 10.5 with iTunes in the Cloud
Discussion: GigaOM, MacRumors and The Next Web
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
Zynga branches away from Facebook, becomes more competitive  —  Summary: Zynga is touting is new games as more social yet still easy to learn, but these titles are far more complex than anything we've seen before.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Zynga rolled out a slew of new and upcoming releases …
Discussion: TechCrunch, VentureBeat and @zynga
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Zynga:
More social, more fun - Come out and play!  —  We just wrapped up Zynga Unleashed, a news event where we announced brand spankin' new play - including a gaggle of new social games including our next “Ville”, and our very own new play service, code named, “Project Z.”
comScore, Inc.:
Smartphones and Tablets Drive Nearly 7 Percent of Total U.S. Digital Traffic  —  iOS Accounts for Largest Share of U.S. Smartphone and Tablet Devices while Driving the Majority of Non-Computer Traffic  —  comScore Releases Report, “Digital Omnivores: How Tablets, Smartphones and Connected Devices …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
AppleCare+ to End Informal Free Replacement Policy for Damaged iPhones  —  Last week, we noted that Apple had introduced a new “AppleCare+” offering for iPhone, replacing the previous $69 AppleCare with the new $99 warranty extending coverage to two years from the date of device purchase …
Jonathan Mayer / Stanford Center for Internet …:
Tracking the Trackers: Where Everybody Knows Your Username  —  Click the local Home Depot ad and your email address gets handed to a dozen companies monitoring you.  Your web browsing, past, present, and future, is now associated with your identity.  Swap photos with friends on Photobucket …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Cloud Storage Platform Box.net Raises $81M From Salesforce, SAP At $600M-Plus Valuation  —  Cloud storage platform Box.net has raised $81 million in Series D funding from strategic investors Salesforce.com and SAP Ventures with Bessemer Venture Partners, NEA, and prior investors including Andreessen Horowitz …
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Nicole Perlroth / Forbes:   After Rebuffing $600 Million Citrix Takeover, Box.net Closes $81 Million In New Funding
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google+ Photos Replaces Picasa Web in the Navigation Bar  —  This is really weird.  The “photos” link from Google's navigation bar no longer sends you to Picasa Web Albums if you're logged in.  Google decided to send users to the Photos section from Google+ which shows photos from your circles …
Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
Microsoft calls out Firefox and Chrome for security weaknesses  —  In a move that's sure to raise hackles in Silicon Valley, Microsoft today debuted a new web site designed to raise awareness of security issues in web browsers.  —  When you visit the site, called Your Browser Matters …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here Comes Another Cloud: Hollywood Hopes “UltraViolet” Will Save DVDs  —  Say this for UltraViolet: It actually launched.  —  When word first got out that most of Hollywood and the tech industry was working on a “Giant Media DRM Cloud Coalition Featuring Everyone Except Apple and Disney” …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
As Expected, Alternative DNS Systems Sprouting Up To Ignore US Censorship  —  After the US government, via Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division, started seizing domains without any notification or adversarial hearing (things that most of the world would consider …
Yancey Strickler / Kickstarter Blog:
One Million Backers  —  Last week a woman named Rachel Perrie pledged to a film called Cargo.  At that moment she became the millionth person to have ever backed a Kickstarter project.  —  Rachel backed the film because she knew the creator.  People often support people they know on Kickstarter.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Betabeat
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Adobe demos incredible unblur feature for Photoshop  —  Adobe is developing an upcoming feature for Photoshop that could end the problem of blurred photos forever.  —  The new feature was demoed at the company's MAX 2011 event, drawing gasps of amazement from a crowd that witnessed a blurred photo, retouched and perfected in seconds.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Wireless Carrier Execs Trade Jabs, but Land No Major Punches  —  Six months ago, the heads of Verizon, AT&T and Sprint shared a stage just hours after AT&T announced its plans to buy T-Mobile USA.  That discussion, moderated by Jim Cramer, was a pretty fun hour of theater.
Kevin Murphy / The Register:
VeriSign demands website takedown powers  —  No court order necessary  —  VeriSign, which manages the database of all .com internet addresses, wants powers to shut down “non-legitimate” domain names when asked to by law enforcement.  —  The company said today it wants to be able to enforce the …
Discussion: DomainIncite and Softpedia News
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
David Cameron's ‘porn filter’ will make no difference, say ISPs  —  Four big providers insist web controls will only apply to people taking out completely new contracts  —  Claims that David Cameron has forced a new “porn filter” on UK internet content have been disavowed by internet service providers …
Brandon / Nielsen Wire:
Social Media and TV - Who's Talking, When and What About?  —  Social media continues to influence how consumers interact with brands and share content every day.  Increasingly, TV viewers leverage social media as a platform to talk about and engage with TV content.
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
RSA: Nation state double-teamed on SecurID attack  —  Two groups of hackers working in tandem for a nation state were behind the sophisticated cyberattack on RSA that stole information on its SecurID tokens, the encryption company has revealed.  —  “We know there were two groups …
BBC:
Germany spyware: Minister calls for probe of state use  —  Germany has strict laws about spying on citizens  —  Germany's justice minister has called for a national and state level probe into the use of controversial computer software to spy on people.  —  The German state of Bavaria …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Spotify Bug Kept Users Logged In to Facebook Even After They Disconnected  —  Spotify's music software recently had a bug — since removed — that logged users back in to their Facebook accounts even after they had actively disconnected.  —  That the bug existed is particularly notable …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
BlueStacks Ready to Test Its Android-on-Windows Software  —  BlueStacks, a start-up focused on allowing Android apps to run on Windows PCs, said it is ready to start public testing of its software.  —  The company is making an alpha, or early test version, of its software available to the public.
Diego Basch / IndexTank Blog:
[In]dexTank - LinkedIn Acquires IndexTank  —  This is not a typical acquisition blog post.  You and I have read lots of those.  Many tend to sound like Oscar speeches, as if being acquired were the culmination of a career.  This one is different, and there are many themes that I'd like to touch on.
Discussion: TechCrunch, K9 Ventures and @jeffweiner
 
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Chris Crum / WebProNews:
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Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
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Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
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Ron Rosenbaum / Slate:
The article that inspired Steve Jobs: “Secrets of the Little Blue Box”
Discussion: CNET News and Fast Company
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
We've got the internal docs that Apple employees use to explain iCloud and iOS 5
Discussion: WebProNews
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Lulzsec hacker: ‘we still have Sun emails, stored in China’
Brad Molen / Engadget:
AT&T starts CTIA off right by introducing five new smartphones to its Android lineup