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September 17, 2014, 2:10 PM

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Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
iOS 8 review: Apple empowers developers with Continuity, iCloud Drive, HealthKit, HomeKit, Pay  —  iOS 8, thoroughly reviewed  —  A big, developer-centric update completes the overhaul started in iOS 7.  —  “Huge for developers.  Massive for everyone else.”
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Developers warn iOS 8 users not to upgrade to iCloud Drive before OS X Yosemite release  —  With the public release of iOS 8 landing today ahead of the new iPhone models shipping on September 19, developers are warning users not to upgrade to Apple's new iCloud Drive feature just yet.
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 …
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal:
Foxconn struggles with iPhone 6 demand despite 200K workers making 540K phones/day  —  Foxconn Struggles to Meet New iPhone Demand  —  Apple fans may have to wait for weeks to get the new iPhones as Apple's major assembler Foxconn appears to be struggling to boost its production to meet strong demand.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Amazon leaks smaller, lighter, 300 DPI high-res Voyage Kindle, launching Nov 4th  —  Kindle Voyage leaks on Amazon with a new way to turn pages  —  Amazon appears to be preparing to launch new Kindles.  Several listings spotted on the German version of Amazon show a new “Kindle Voyage” …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Initial Apple Watch thoughts: gold version could start at $5K, stainless $1K; unclear how Apple and the market will deal with its technology growing old fast  —  Apple Watch: Initial Thoughts and Observations  —  Consider Vertu, the company that sells $6,000 Android phones (and which, back in the day, sold $6,000 Symbian phones).
Matthew J. Belvedere / CNBC:
Peter Thiel: Twitter execs probably smoke pot, Uber most ethically challenged company  —  Peter Thiel on Twitter and pot, Google, Uber and gay CEOs  —  Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder, provides his play on social media company Twitter.  —  Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Sony revises annual earnings forecast with $1.7B charge to account for its struggling smartphone business, now expects loss of $2.1B  —  Sony's inability to sell smartphones is costing it $1.7 billion  —  Sony has just revised its annual earnings forecast with the addition of a major 180 billion yen …
Ganesh T S / AnandTech:
Logitech Targets Home Automation Play with Harmony Living Home Lineup  —  Home Automation and Control - Setting the Stage  —  The increasing popularity of home automation (HA) equipment has fueled the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution.  However, the low barrier to entry …
Lisa Eadicicco / Business Insider:
Google's rumored Android Silver program put on hold after departure of senior VP Nikesh Arora  —  Google Might Postpone Its Radical Plan To Change The Way Android Phones Are Sold  —  Google might delaying its rumored Android Silver program, a re-branding effort that would give high-end Android smartphones …

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