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October 23, 2013, 9:20 AM

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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 …
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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Serenity Caldwell / Macworld:
What you need to know about Apple's free apps policy  —  Apple made waves during Tuesday's media event when the company announced that its iLife and iWork suite would be free for customers who buy a new Mac or iOS device.  But the apps are also free for users who already have the apps installed, and one app is free, period.
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
All Of The Ways Apple's New Free Mac OS Hurts Microsoft Windows  —  Apple announced today that Mavericks, its latest version of Mac OS X, will be free for all Mac users to download.  Windows 8.1 is still $119.99.  —  Apple products are usually seen as expensive if not out of reach for average consumers …
More: AllThingsD and MacDailyNewsTweets: @dannysullivan
Sam Byford / The Verge:
LG's curved-screen G Flex smartphone revealed in photos and video  —  We've seen rendered images of LG's G Flex and its curved OLED display, but the device itself has proven elusive — until now.  Argentinian broadcaster Telefe Noticias managed to obtain the phone for an in-studio hands-on video …
Dale Peterson / Digital Bond's SCADA Security Portal:
Call Yourself A Hacker, Lose Your 4th Amendment Rights  —  The US District Court for the State of Idaho ruled that an ICS product developer's computer could be seized without him being notified or even heard from in court primarily because he states on his web site “we like hacking things and don't want to stop”.
More: TechEye and The Verge
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 …
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?
Alexis Santos / Engadget:
Aereo app finally arrives on Android  —  It's taken a while for Aereo's Android app to see the light of day, but it's finally hit Google Play today as promised.  Subscribers to the service will now be able to watch live TV streamed to handsets and tablets running Android 4.2 or higher …
Economist:
Upcoming USB Power Delivery standard brings variable voltage, up to 100W to device charging  —  Edison's revenge  —  The humble USB cable is part of an electrical revolution.  It will make power supplies greener and cheaper  —  From the print edition  —  FIDDLY cables …
More: BGR and Next Big FutureTweets: @akianastasiou and @codinghorror
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia Refocus turns your Lumia into a Lytro-like camera  —  Nokia may have had a bunch of hardware on display at its Abu Dhabi event today, but some of the company's most impressive work is linked with its camera improvements.  While the Lumia 1020 introduced a 41-megapixel camera and a new Pro Cam app …
Alex Williams / TechCrunch:
SkySQL Raises $20M To Support Open-Source Relational Database MariaDB  —  SkySQL has raised $20 million to deepen its support for MariaDB, the fast growing open-source relational database and the emerging database of choice for Wikipedia.  The round was led by Intel Capital with participation …
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 …
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Starbucks Links Coffee Makers to Web Fueling $27B Market  —  Starbucks Corp. (SBUX), famous for giving away Wi-Fi that links customers to the Internet, now wants to apply Web technology to its own operations by networking coffee makers, refrigerators and other appliances.
More: VatorNewsTweets: @cheeky_geeky

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