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October 22, 2013, 9:05 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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
iPad Air will ship on November 1 in 41 countries, iPad mini with Retina coming later in November  —  At its October media event in San Francisco today, Apple announced the iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina.  The successor to the iPad 4 will ship on November 1, 2013 in 41 countries …
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:
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Apple gives iWork a facelift with collaboration on the web, available for free today  —  Apple announced in mid-September that it would make its iWork suite of apps free with all purchases of an iOS device, but the company didn't offer any updates for the apps.  Today, we heard a little bit more about iWork.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Tests Eyewear to Rival Google Glass  —  Software Giant Taps Asian Suppliers for Prototype Components  —  Microsoft Corp. is testing prototypes for Web-connected eyewear similar to Google Glass, people familiar with the matter said, potentially pushing the company into the much hyped …
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.
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
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
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Amazon increases free shipping minimum to $35  —  Amazon has offered free shipping to US customers for over a decade now on all eligible orders above $25, but that's changing today as the online retailer bumps up its minimum order requirement to $35.  Amazon notes that this is the first time it's increased …

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