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September 17, 2014, 9:50 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.”
Joseph Keller / iMore:
1Password 5 for iPhone and iPad goes freemium, brings iOS 8 Touch ID, action extension support  —  1Password has been updated to version 5 today with support for iOS 8 and many of its new features, including for extensions, as well as Touch ID.  Additionally, 1Password is also embracing the freemium model …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Businessweek:
Tim Cook Interview: The iPhone 6, the Apple Watch, and Remaking a Company's Culture  —  Steve Jobs's office remains Steve Jobs's office.  After his death in 2011, Tim Cook, his friend and successor as Apple (AAPL) chief executive officer, decided to leave the sparsely decorated room on the fourth floor of 1 Infinite Loop untouched.
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.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iPhone 6 better in every way: display, performance, photos, videos, battery life, and network speed  —  One More Thing  —  Going through my notes, I realized that I neglected to write about pricing and storage tiers in my iPhones 6 review.  I really wanted to, and blame exhaustion for omitting it.
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Amazon's $200 Kindle Voyage is the Rolls-Royce of e-readers  —  Perhaps Amazon sold a lot of 3G Paperwhites without special offers.  Or maybe Kobo's Aura HD has quietly taken the world by storm and Jeff Bezos decided he needed an answer.  Whatever the impetus, Amazon has decided there is room in the world for a $199 e-reader.
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
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 …
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Material design screenshots leaked for Google Play Store 5.0 update  —  An Exclusive Early Look At The Google Play Store's 5.0 Update  —  A couple of months ago, we shared an early look at an impending Play Store update that saw more “materialized” content listings, but the rest of the interface remained largely unchanged.

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