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4:22 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.
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  —  Big news for frequent travelers.  Here's Jason Snell, writing for Macworld: … Translation: Much cheaper international roaming, if you're willing to go through the trouble of acquiring a prepaid SIM card in the country you're visiting.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Steve Jobs on Why He Wore Turtlenecks  —  Steve Jobs's black turtlenecks helped make him the world's most recognizable CEO.  But the Apple co-founder wouldn't have worn them if his employees had accepted the nylon jacket he proposed as a corporate uniform instead.
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
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 …
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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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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.
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
Joe Brockmeier / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Guns for Amazon Web Services with New Storage, App Engine Offerings  —  Google is turning up the heat with its cloud services for the enterprise.  Today the company bundled up several announcements ranging from the Cloud SQL service in limited preview to promoting Cloud Storage out of Google Labs.
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: Mashable!, VentureBeat and SlashGear
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.
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.
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
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Google: Android Market back up in China  —  Google and the Chinese government seemed to be at odds once again today, as the search's giant's Android Market was apparently inaccessible in mainland China.  But what appeared to be an intentional government blocking was merely a glitch related to a software update, Google told CNET.
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.
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
EBay to deepen Facebook relationship  —  * EBay to unveil online ID service PayPal Access  —  EBay Inc is set to deepen its relationship with social network leader Facebook at a developer conference this week, a person familiar with the e-commerce company said on Tuesday.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Danielle Kucera / Bloomberg:   PayPal Announces Services Aimed at Wooing Developers, Merchants
 
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Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
HP's Layoffs Taking Effect, ~500 Gone From San Diego Group
Discussion: CNET News
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
“Going BitTorrent” Settles FrostWire's FTC Charges
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Verisign wants power to shut sites down upon law enforcement request
Discussion: The Next Web
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Now, Meg Whitman May NOT Spin Off HP's Hardware Business
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Kobo France Takes Run At Le Kindle
Dieter Bohn / This is my next:
T-Mobile SpringBoard photos, video, and hands-on
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BBC:
Germany spyware: Minister calls for probe of state use
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
Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
Microsoft calls out Firefox and Chrome for security weaknesses