Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:20 AM ET, November 3, 2011

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Apple Confirms iOS 5 Bugs Causing Battery Issues for Some iPhones  —  Apple on Wednesday said it had found a few problems that are leading some iPhone customers to experience less-than-expected battery life with iPhones running its latest software.  —  “A small number of customers …
RELATED:
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple Seeds iOS 5.0.1 Beta: Multitasking Gestures for iPad 1, Battery Life Improvements  —  Apple just released iOS 5.0.1 beta to developers.  The build number of 5.0.1 is 9A402. … The last note about files addresses an iOS 5.0 issue raised by Marco Arment.
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon, Now a Book Lender  —  Kindle Owners Who Subscribe to Prime Service Will Be Able to Borrow E-Titles  —  As the e-reader and tablet wars heat up, Amazon.com Inc. is launching a digital-book lending library that will be available only to owners of its Kindle and Kindle Fire devices …
RELATED:
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Got Amazon Prime and a Kindle? Now you can borrow one book a month for free
NielsenWire:
Generation App: 62% of Mobile Users 25-34 own Smartphones  —  Nielsen's third quarter survey of mobile users reveals that while only 43 percent of all US mobile phone subscribers own a smartphone, a mobile phone with a powerful operating system, the vast majority of those under the age of 44 now have smartphones.
RELATED:
Chris Rawson / TUAW:
Apple to require sandboxing in Mac App Store apps as of March 2012  —  Apple sent an email to registered developers today that's bound to ruffle some feathers — again.  As of March 2012, Apple will require all apps submitted to the Mac App Store to implement sandboxing.
Google Mobile Blog:
A new Android app for Google Offers  —  Today we're announcing our new Google Offers mobile app, that allows you to discover, buy and redeem your favorite deals on the go.  The free app will notify you about all the great Offers that match your interests.  You can purchase offers …
Joanna Stern / The Verge:
Motorola Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition official, hitting the UK in mid-November  —  Well, here we go!  After months of leaked specs and images, Motorola has finally decided to officially announce its Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition, though just in the UK for now.
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
The End of the Credit Card?  —  A new app called Card Case foretells a world without cash and plastic.  —  Jack Dorsey, creator of Twitter and CEO of Square  —  Getty Images.  —  Paying for stuff with your phone sounds awesome until you stop to think about it.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
The curious case of Microsoft's stock  —  The following post is a meditation on a number of market dynamics.  It should not be treated as investment advice, as it isn't.  —  Microsoft's stock is trading at roughly the same level as it did in 1998.  Chew on that for a minute.
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Rumor: Suppliers say Apple will overhaul all product lines in 2012  —  Apple is rumored to be planning a complete overhaul for each of its product lineups, including the iPad, iMac, iPhone and MacBook Air, next year, according to sources within the company's supply chain.
Darrin / Darrin's Blog:
Introducing Plex for Google TV  —  It turns out that work on a fully functional myPlex client was not the only thing the Plex for Android team has been up to these days.  We're happy to say that we were one of the 50 companies that Google invited to prepare an app in time for the initial release of Google TV.
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Dialing Up 20 Years of Gadget Reviews  —  I began writing these Personal Technology columns 20 years ago, in October 1991, with the aim of reviewing computers and other digital products for average, mainstream users.  The first line of my first column was: “Personal computers are just too hard to use, and it's not your fault.”
Joanna Stern / The Verge:
Slate 2: HP tries tablets again with Windows, Swype, and a stylus for $699  —  If you had asked us six months ago which tablet HP would still be making come November — the TouchPad or the Slate — the obvious answer would have been the TouchPad.  But just as HP's exiting the webOS hardware business …
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
With an App, Your Next Date Could Be Just Around the Corner  —  Christina Wang has her date-night routine down pat.  She combs her hair, fixes her makeup and then checks her phone, hoping to find Mr. Right, who might just happen to be nearby, right now.  —  Ms. Wang, a 20-year-old psychology student …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Jawbone Up detailed: tracks activity, food intake and sleep cycles, available November 6 for $100 (video)  —  Back in July, Jawbone did something puzzling.  The company, best known for its Bluetooth headsets, teased a photo of a colorful wristband called the Up — a deceptively simple thing …
RELATED:
Matthew Izatt / Gmail Blog:
Introducing the Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
APPLE: The Kindle Fire Is Good For Us Because It's More Android Fragmentation  —  Apple executives are saying that the low priced Kindle Fire could actually be a good thing for the iPad because it introduces another level of fragmentation in the Android platform.
Discussion: BGR
Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz / YDN Blog:
Yahoo! Announces Cocktails - Shaken, Not Stirred  —  Developers, time to geek out.  Yahoo! has been working behind the scenes for the past several months on an exciting new technology that we think will deeply impact the web developer community.  We call it “Cocktails” …
Discussion: AppShopper.com and SocialTimes.com
RELATED:
Yodel Anecdotal:
Yahoo! Debuts a More Personal Web With Its Fall Collection of Mobile and Social Products
Kevin Fox / fox @ fury:
My offer to Google Reader  —  Like many others, I was curious when Google announced that it would be revamping the Google Reader UI and refactor its social components into Google Plus.  To that end, I wrote a brief blog post about what I felt would be a better alternative to stripping out Google Reader's social functionality.
Discussion: 9to5Google and PalmAddicts
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Updating live tiles without draining your battery … We all know that performance and battery life are critically important for a successful release of Windows, and your comments continue to emphasize these attributes.  @KISSmakesmeSMILE summed it up well by writing:
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
The Truth About Amazon Publishing  —  Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) isn't exactly lacking for praise these days, and much of it is deserved.  The company has revolutionized digital publishing: Its Kindle sparked the e-book boom, its e-bookstore has the widest selection of titles online …
Jennifer Valentino-Devries / Wall Street Journal:
Feds Shift Defense of Cellphone Tracking  —  Prosecutors in Arizona Case Drop Position That ‘Stingray’ Use Didn't Require Warrant  —  The U.S. Department of Justice now says its use of a cellphone-tracking device in a controversial Arizona case could be considered a “search” …
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / Business Insider:
The Way Companies Are Getting Financed Is Completely Changing  —  This note is from BI Research, a new tech-industry intelligence service.  The service is currently in beta and free.  To learn more and sign up, please click here.  —  There are lots of trends people have been talking …
Discussion: Business Wire and TechCrunch
Tekla S. Perry / IEEE Spectrum:
The Reengineering of Facebook Messages  —  How do you completely redesign the software used by 750 million people—without hitting the pause button?  —  Upgrading any kind of software usually requires that its users stop using it, at least briefly, to enable the new software to replace …
Scott M. Fulton, III / ReadWriteWeb:
IBM Open-Sources Potential “Internet of Things” Protocol  —  The openly stated goal from IBM is to produce a completely new World-Wide Web, one comprised of the messages that digitally empowered devices would send to one another.  It is the same Internet, but not the same Web.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 10:20 AM ET, November 3, 2011.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Sports science helps football players get back on the field  —  See how the Seattle Seahawks use data to help players work as hard at recovery as they do on game day.
eero:
New security features from eero Plus  —  Protect all your connected devices with VPN, 1Password, Malwarebytes, and Ad blocking.
Smartsheet:
Automate Three Processes to Free Up Time for High-Value Work  —  Information workers spend as much as a quarter of their work week on manual, repetitive tasks.  Take three actions now to get started with business automation.
Zoho:
23 and Counting: Localize Recruitment with Zoho Recruit  —  Isn't it very comforting to be able to work with a software that speaks your native tongue?  Switch to Zoho Recruit, that now supports hiring in 23 languages.
Worldpay:
2017 Global Payments Report  —  Your ultimate guide to the world of payments in 36 markets.  Visit the microsite and download a free copy of the report.
Sponsor Techmeme
 
 See Also: 
Techmeme: site main
Techmeme River: reverse chronological Techmeme
Techmeme Mobile: for phones
Techmeme Leaderboard: Techmeme's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Techmeme RSS feed
Techmeme on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
Facebook May Track Users Who Leave Service, Data Agency Says
Elizabeth Armstrong Moore / CNET News:
New study links video gaming to creativity
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Yahoo's Last Great Comeback Killed The Company
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Facebook Co-Founder Eduardo Saverin Leads $7M Round In Scanning And Product Search App ShopSavvy
Chris Stevens / Fast Company:
Striking It Rich In The App Store: For Developers, It's More Casino Than Gold Mine
 Earlier Items: 
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Android phone repair cost telcos billions: study
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
Britain's $25 computer is coming by Christmas
Discussion: Geek.com and Raspberry Pi
Richi Jennings / Computerworld:
Has Carbonite had a privacy breach? I'm getting spam.
Thanks:richi