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September 17, 2014, 1:40 AM

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Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
iPhone 6: a great upgrade for iPhone owners, and the best smartphone you can buy  —  iPhone 6 Review: It's a Winner  —  After stubbornly resisting for years, Apple has finally joined the big-screen smartphone movement with its two latest models, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which go on sale Friday.
David Pogue / Yahoo Tech:
Reviewed: iPhone 6 is a Thin, Sexy Phone with a Killer Camera  —  When Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 last week, it made the front pages of newspapers.  It dominated Google Search and Twitter.  It triggered an avalanche of sniping and worshiping on the Web's comment boards.  —  About a phone?
Jason Snell / Six Colors:
iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus: A tale of scale  —  I've been using the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for the last week, since Apple's big event on Sept. 9.  You can read my full review on Macworld—it's my final byline there.  You can also listen to episode 1 of my new podcast, Upgrade …
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Bonnie Cha / Re/code:
SwiftKey, Swype and QuickType keyboards on iPhone 6 make typing easier, faster  —  New Keyboards Bring Faster, Easier Typing to the iPhone 6  —  Imagine a smartphone keyboard that was intelligent enough to predict what you were going to type next.  One that could save you from pecking letter …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
iPhone 6 Plus Review: The First Truly Well-Designed Big Smartphone  —  Apple is launching not one, but two premium smartphones today, and the iPhone 6 Plus is the one many probably were skeptical even existed just a few short months ago.  With a screen size measuring 5.5-inches across the diagonal …
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
Apple iOS 8 Review: A New Phone Without Buying One  —  The Updated Operating System Might Not Look Very Different, but Will Give an Older iPhone a New Lease on Life  —  Forget the iPhone 6, Apple's newest software upgrade brings big changes as well.  WSJ Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern dives …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Round two of Microsoft layoffs coming September 18: Sources  —  Summary: Microsoft will continue with its planned layoffs of 18,000 with job cuts across nearly all divisions of the company with its second wave of cuts later this week.  —  Later this week, Microsoft will lay off another group …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Launches Guide for Android Users Switching to iPhone  —  Ahead of the launch of the large-screened iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has released a detailed support document that walks Android users through moving data from their Android devices to the iPhone.
Buster Hein / Cult of Mac:
Apple confirms iPhone 6 NFC chip is only for Apple Pay at launch  —  Apple finally added NFC to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but if you were hoping the company's new NFC chip will allow you to pair speakers or integrated NFC tags into your favorite apps, however you won't be able …
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Smart thermostat maker Ecobee pokes Nest with a striking redesign  —  And the promise of lower heating and cooling bills  —  One of the first things Stuart Lombard will tell you is how much he spent on the solar panels that are on top of his house.  It's not to brag so much as to explain …
Yang Jie / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Worker Detained for Giving Customers a Sneak Peek at iPhone 6  —  Apple's new iPhone 6 might not be available in mainland China any time soon.  But, according to local authorities, plenty of people there have already wrapped their hands around its contours.
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
YC's Sam Altman plus Paul Graham, Peter Thiel, Marissa Mayer, Marc Andreessen, and more to teach Stanford course on startups; lectures to appear online  —  Peter Thiel, Marc Andreessen, And Marissa Mayer Want To Teach You ‘How To Start A Startup’  —  Some of the most prominent investors …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Microsoft launches OneNote for Android Wear and Share extension for iOS 8, updates Office Lens for Windows Phone  —  Microsoft today made three major OneNote announcements.  The company launched OneNote for Android Wear and a Share extension for iOS 8, as well as updated Office Lens for Windows Phone.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Handybook Rebrands As Handy In An Effort To Become Amazon For Home Services  —  What's in a name?  As it turns out, a lot.  —  That's the thinking behind Handybook's decision to rebrand itself simply as “Handy.”  The two-year old company, which provides on-demand home services via a web and mobile app …

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