October 22, 2013, 2:05 PM

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Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
OS X Mavericks will be available today as a free download  —  Apple has just announced the latest version of OS X, 10.9 Mavericks, will be available as a free download today.  In addition to the usual promise of increased speed and efficiency, the update has a number of improvements over 10.8 Mountain Lion …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
iOS 7 By The Numbers: 200 Million Downloads In 5 Days, 64% Adoption Rate, 20 Million iTunes Radio Listeners  —  In San Francisco today, Apple shared some numbers during its keynote.  Only five days after the iOS 7 release, 200 million devices ran the new operating system.  It represents a 64 percent adoption rate.
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Mat Smith / Engadget:
Nokia Lumia 1520: Windows Phone with 6-inch 1080p display and 20MP camera for $750  —  Is this the Windows Phone you've been waiting for?  If you've been holding out for a flagship with a 6-inch 1080p display, high-resolution PureView camera and the top-of-the-line processor, we'd suspect the answer is probably yes.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Official Instagram Windows Phone app arriving in the ‘coming weeks’  —  Windows Phone is finally getting an official Instagram client.  After months of pressure from Nokia, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed today that an official client will be made available to Windows Phone users shortly.
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
HTC Said to Plan Android Smartwatch With Camera for Next Year  —  HTC Corp. (2498) is developing a smartwatch that uses Google Inc. (GOOG)'s Android software and can take pictures, according to a person familiar with the matter.  —  The watch's price, full functions and sales strategy still must …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
In Case You Don't Realize How Fast Apple's iPad Business Has Gone Down The Tubes ...  On October 22nd, Apple is finally launching new iPads.  —  This launch can't come soon enough.  —  It wasn't long ago that Apple fans were slapping each other on the back and crowing about how, one day, Apple would be known as “the iPad company.”
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Apple pulls HMV iOS app from App Store after music downloads row  —  Retailer criticises Apple for demanding changes in a day, despite having approved the app last month  —  Apple has removed HMV's new iOS app from its App Store for enabling people to buy music downloads, despite approving the feature last month before it launched.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
How Apple's Address Book app could allow the NSA to harvest your contacts  —  Overlooked in last week's revelation that the National Security Agency is harvesting hundreds of millions of e-mail address books around the world was this surprising factoid: Apple makes this mass collection easier …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft WebApps: Mobile Web sites in Windows Phone app's clothing  —  Summary: Microsoft is packaging up some popular mobile Web sites and making them available as downloadable Windows Phone apps.  —  There are some interesting new “apps” published by Microsoft showing up in the Windows Phone store, as of late.
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Watch Apple's slick video that helped convince Cupertino to approve its new HQ  —  Lead architect Norman Foster and Apple design chief Jonathan Ive look over a model of Apple's new headquarters.  —  (Credit: City of Cupertino video/Screenshot by CNET) Last week, Apple all but got the green light …
MIT Technology Review:
Million-Year Data Storage Disk Unveiled  —  Magnetic hard discs can store data for little more than a decade.  But nanotechnologists have now designed and built a disk that can store data for a million years or more  —  Back in 1956, IBM introduced the world's first commercial computer capable …
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