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12:20 AM ET, October 12, 2011

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Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
iPhone 4S review  —  Reviewing the iPhone 4S is in many ways a lot like reviewing the original iPhone 4, except that it's not.  The device, which was just announced at a special event on Apple's campus, is very much the same phone the company released in June of 2010 — but it's also something completely new.
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Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
The iPhone Finds Its Voice  —  Sometimes, as we all know, looks can be deceiving.  While Apple's latest iPhone doesn't look different, and may not be the kind of blockbuster people expect from the late Steve Jobs's company, it thinks different, to quote one of Apple's old ad slogans.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Real Life iPhone 4S' Siri Demonstration Is Pretty Damn Impressive  —  Apple's demos of the new iPhone 4S' Siri smart assistant are very impressive, but they're just controlled demos.  Stuff.tv got their hands on an iPhone 4S and played quite a bit with in a public place.  It's still very impressive.
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 …
AllThingsD:
New Apple Software Adds Features to Older Phones  —  Even for an iPhone owner who chooses not to upgrade to the new iPhone 4S, now there are hundreds of new software features, big and small, for current phones.  The same goes for iPads and recent iPod Touch devices.
Kevin Purcell / GottaBeMobile:
Where to Buy an iPhone 4S on Launch Day  —  If you didn't already order an iPhone 4S to be delivered on October 14, you will have to brave the lines in order to get one on launch day.  Where you can go and get one?  And what's the best strategy for walking away with one in your hand next Friday?
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Verizon and Sprint unlock the iPhone 4S SIM card slot for international roaming
Discussion: Macworld, MacRumors and App Advice
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.”
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Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
Zynga branches away from Facebook, becomes more competitive
Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Zynga works ‘social magic’ with new games, Project Z
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, The Next Web, MacRumors and TUAW
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 …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
BlackBerry users revolt against RIM as disruption spreads  —  RIM faces customer fury at further loss of services such as BlackBerry Messenger (updated with new statement from RIM)  —  Smartphone maker Research In Motion (RIM) is facing a user revolt after tens of millions of users in Europe …
Discussion: Firstpost, AllThingsD and Neowin.net, Thanks:charlesarthur
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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 …
CNET News:
iPhone theft suspects enter no-contest plea  —  Two men pleaded no contest today to theft of lost property in a case involving last year's iPhone 4 prototype, which Apple claimed was so valuable that a price could not be placed on it.  —  The men, who were accused of selling the device …
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo:
Asus Zenbook Hands On: Good Lord There's a Lot of Awesome Packed Into Something This Thin  —  It's kind of insane it took a $300 million slush fund from Intel to get notebook makers to create MacBook Air-like ultrabooks, the first results from Asus are, well, pretty damn impressive.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Mashable! and SlashGear
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Sutter: C++11 kicks old-school coding into 21st century  —  Language officially infused with Java-like multi-core support  —  There's a new C++ in town: C++11 has been approved and published by international standards chiefs.  —  C++11 is the first major revision to one of the world's most popular programming languages in 13 years.
Discussion: ISO, GotW.ca and Sutter's Mill
Zachary Lichaa / Business Insider:
Here's What Mayor Bloomberg Announced Tonight At New York Tech Meetup  —  Tonight, Mayor Bloomberg made a surprise appearance at New York Tech Meetup in front of 700 attendees.  —  The mayor, who wants New York to surpass Silicon Valley as the world's technology epicenter …
Discussion: Business Insider
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Microsoft tweaks the Windows 8 UI following user pushback  —  Microsoft stuck its neck out when it released a very early build of Windows 8 to the world, likely knowing beforehand the level of complaint that it was going to receive from users who did not appreciate the changes implemented.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Verisign wants power to shut sites down upon law enforcement request  —  In a request made yesterday to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, Verisign outlined a new “anti-abuse” policy that would allow the company to terminate, lock, or transfer any domain under …
Discussion: The Next Web
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Dan / Droid Life:
BOLT Browser Goes Live In The Android Market  —  This morning Bitstream powered on the public version of their BOLT Browser, which was previously in a closed beta.  Bolt has a laundry list of features, however the browser claims to be 25 to 50 percent faster than its competitors.
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Amazon Had A Really Strong September  —  Amazon got a lot more visitors in September than it did last year, which points to a strong Q3.  —  According to Comscore, Amazon's pageviews in the U.S. were up 26% in September and 19% in Q3 versus a year ago, while unique U.S. visitors grew 25% to 79 million.
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Now, Meg Whitman May NOT Spin Off HP's Hardware Business  —  A couple months ago, Hewlett-Packard announced it might spin off its PC business.  —  But that was under old CEO Leo Apotheker.  Now that Meg Whitman is in charge, HP is reconsidering and may hang on to the PC unit after all, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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 …
 
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Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Google: Android Market back up in China
Discussion: SlashGear and Tech in Asia
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
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Alistair Barr / Reuters:
EBay to deepen Facebook relationship
Dieter Bohn / This is my next:
T-Mobile SpringBoard photos, video, and hands-on
Chris Crum / WebProNews:
FairSearch Releases 44-Page Paper About Google's “Anticompetitive Conduct”
Discussion: Computerworld
BBC:
Germany spyware: Minister calls for probe of state use
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Yancey Strickler / Kickstarter Blog:
One Million Backers  —  Last week a woman named Rachel Perrie pledged …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Betabeat
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
RSA: Nation state double-teamed on SecurID attack
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google+ Photos Replaces Picasa Web in the Navigation Bar
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
As Expected, Alternative DNS Systems Sprouting Up To Ignore US Censorship
comScore, Inc.:
Smartphones and Tablets Drive Nearly 7 Percent of Total U.S. Digital Traffic