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August 23, 2014, 7:45 PM

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Conjecture on new iPhone resolutions: 1334 x 750 for the 4.7" model, 2208 x 1242 for 5.5"  —  Conjecture Regarding Larger iPhone Displays  —  Throughout the entire rumor cycle for this year's new iPhones, we've been inundated with reports of two new screen sizes, 4.7 and 5.5 inches.
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook deploys huge “Mentions Box” tablet celebs will use to answer fan questions at Emmys  —  Facebook to Unleash a ‘Mentions Box’ on Celebrities at the Emmys  —  Even if Matthew McConaughey doesn't win a lead actor Emmy for his role on HBO's “True Detective,” there may be consolation.
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Research Shows Off “DeLorean,” Its Tech For Building A Lag-Free Cloud Gaming Service  —  When looking to the future of gaming, few concepts get people as excited as the mythical “Netflix for gaming.”  It's a concept that we've seen in multiple forms, from OnLive's early efforts to Sony's new PlayStation Now service.
Sean Nealon / Phys.org:
Researchers use malicious Android app to steal personal info from Gmail and other installed apps with up to 92% success rate  —  Hacking Gmail with 92 percent success  —  (Phys.org) —A team of researchers, including an assistant professor at the University of California …
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Tor director suspects NSA and GCHQ agents are anonymously tipping off the company about vulnerabilities  —  NSA and GCHQ agents ‘leak Tor bugs’ alleges developer  —  Andrew Lewman: “The fact that we take a completely anonymous bug report allows them to report to us safely”
Ian Paul / PC World:
Microsoft Miracast dongle spotted at FCC ahead of Lumia event  —  Google's Chromecast is a hit, and now it appears Microsoft wants to replicate something similar for Windows Phone and probably Windows PCs.  —  Windows Phone Daily and Nokiapoweruser did some sleuthing at the Federal Communication …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple finds some iPhone 5 units have battery problems, opens replacement program  —  This Friday afternoon, Apple has opened up an iPhone 5 battery replacement program after discovering that a “very small percentage” of units “may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.”

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