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October 22, 2013, 10:30 PM

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Apple:
Apple Announces iPad Air—Dramatically Thinner, Lighter & More Powerful iPad  —  iPad mini Features Stunning Retina Display & 64-bit Apple-designed A7 Chip  —  Apple® today announced iPad Air™, the latest generation of its category defining device, featuring a stunning 9.7-inch Retina® display …
Brian Heater / Engadget:
iPad Air hands-on (update: video)  —  It's the iPad that's so light, they needed a whole new name.  At first glance, there's not a heck of a lot new about the Air (though the more discerning amongst you may well notice the new dual-mics at top).  There's a brushed metal backing …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
New iPad Mini: Retina display, A7 processor, improved cameras and Wifi, starts at $399  —  Apple's New iPad Mini Boasts Retina Display, 64-Bit A7 Chip  —  Apple on Tuesday unveiled its second generation iPad mini, the successor to the diminutive tablet it debuted at about this time last October.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
New full-sized iPad Air: 20% thinner at 1 lb, A7 processor, improved cameras, starts at $499  —  Apple announces the iPad Air, its thinnest and lightest full-size iPad yet  —  Apple has officially announced the latest version of its iPad tablet.  The newly named iPad Air features …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
OS X 10.9 Mavericks: The Ars Technica Review  —  After a dozen years and nine major releases, OS X has had a full life: the exuberance of youth, gradually maturing into adulthood, and now, perhaps, entering its dotage.  When I am an old operating system I shall wear... leather?
Richard Padilla / MacRumors:
OS X Mavericks Now Available Free on Mac App Store  —  As announced at its iPad media event today, Apple has released OS X Mavericks on the Mac App Store [Direct Link] as a free download for all eligible Macs. osx_mavericks_store OS X Mavericks includes enhanced multiple-monitor support …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 7.0.3: iCloud Keychain, iMessage fixes, sensor fixes, Touch ID improvements  —  Apple has released a major iOS bug fix update called iOS 7.0.3, bringing iCloud Keychain, improved password management in Safari, the delay of the Slide to Unlock text on the Lock screen for Touch ID devices …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Apple unveils Haswell-based MacBook Pros with Retina display, starting at $1,299  —  If you've been waiting for the MacBook Pro with Retina display to get a big processor upgrade, today's your lucky day.  Apple has just refreshed its high-end portable line with Intel's Haswell chips …
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Jason Del Rey / AllThingsD:
Why Longtime Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy Just Agreed to Work for Clinkle's 22-Year-Old CEO  —  Clinkle, a stealth startup building a new way for shoppers to pay in stores using just their phone, has gained some early credibility thanks to an impressive roster of investors, which includes Peter Thiel …
More: TechCrunch and GigaOMTweets: @delrey
Susan Stellin / New York Times:
Security Check Now Starts Long Before You Fly  —  The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its screening of passengers before they arrive at the airport by searching a wide array of government and private databases that can include records like car registrations and employment information.
Ki Mae Heussner / GigaOM:
eBay acquires Shutl, plans to expand same-day delivery to 25 cities  —  In an effort to expand its same-day delivery service to cities across the country (and across the pond), e-commerce giant eBay has snapped up London-based startup Shutl.  —  At a New York press conference on Tuesday …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Court Rules Probable-Cause Warrant Required for GPS Trackers  —  An appellate court has finally supplied an answer to an open question left dangling by the Supreme Court in 2012: Do law enforcement agencies need a probable-cause warrant to affix a GPS tracker to a target's vehicle?
More: Washington PostTweets: @chmadar
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter Sets Up $1 Billion Credit Line, MoPub Had $6.5M In Revenue In First Half Of 2013  —  Twitter has just announced via an S-1 amendment that “the Company entered into a revolving credit agreement with certain lenders which provides for a $1.0 billion revolving unsecured credit facility maturing on October 22, 2018.”
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Facebook Reverses Stance — Again — On Violent Viral Video  —  Sometimes figuring out the fine line between free expression and overly objectionable content is harder than you'd think.  —  Just ask Facebook, which on Tuesday reversed a stance it took just 24 hours previously and removed …

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