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September 29, 2014, 11:30 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple developing iOS 8.1, 8.2, & 8.3 in shift for 2015 launches  —  Starting with iOS 5 in 2011, Apple has released a major new iOS version each fall and a notable follow-up update early in the following year.  For example, iOS 6 launched in September 2012 and was updated to iOS 6.1 in January …
New York Times:
Gray market for iPhones in China dries up, driving iPhone 6 price down from $1960 to $1060  —  Glum Sign for Apple in China: Smuggled iPhones Go Begging  —  HONG KONG — When Apple's latest iPhones went on sale this month in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York, among the hip urbanites …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Retina iMacs with OS X Yosemite in late testing within Apple, could launch soon  —  A new line of iMacs with ultra high-resolution Retina Displays is in late testing stages within Apple, according to our sources who have used the future desktop computer.  While the machine will sport …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Beats files lawsuit against Steve Lamar for claiming co-founder status  —  Apple Suing Headphones Entrepreneur for Claiming to Be a Beats Co-Founder  —  Steve Lamar taken to court over what he's been tweeting  —  The story of how Beats Electronics was founded just got more interesting.
More: AppleInsider, MacNN and SlashGearTweets: @abrams
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Bug in iOS 8's “Reset All Settings” appears to be erasing all iWork documents in iCloud Drive  —  Bug in iOS 8's ‘Reset All Settings’ Option Also Erases iCloud Drive Documents  —  It appears that there may be a serious bug with the “Reset All Settings” option in iOS 8 …
Matthew Prince / CloudFlare:
CloudFlare launches Universal SSL for free, doubling the number of encrypted websites to 4M  —  Introducing Universal SSL  —  The team at CloudFlare is excited to announce the release of Universal SSL™.  Beginning today, we will support SSL connections to every CloudFlare customer …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HP adds to its Windows Stream line, with laptops from $200, tablets from $100, available November  —  Hewlett-Packard reveals HP Stream series of skinny laptops and tablets  —  Hewlett-Packard is stretching the limits of design with the announcement today of the colorful and thin HP Stream series of Windows laptops and tablets.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
In Threshold, Microsoft will introduce new methods for building, testing, and updating Windows  —  Why Microsoft's engineering changes will be the real Windows 9 (Threshold) story  —  Summary: Microsoft is building, testing and updating Windows in a very different way, starting with Windows Threshold.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
eMusic will no longer offer songs from big labels, focusing only on indies starting Oct. 1  —  EMusic Returns to Indie Roots Amid Shift in Online Market  —  EMusic, a pioneering digital music store that has struggled to find its place in the rapidly shifting online market, has changed directions again.
More: Engadget and GigaomTweets: @sisario
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Judge Rules Against Grooveshark in Copyright Infringement Case  —  In the music industry's second big legal victory in a week, a federal judge in New York ruled on Monday that Grooveshark, an online music service long vilified by the major record companies, infringed on thousands of their copyrights.
FireEye Blog:
FireEye observes significant amount of malicious traffic leveraging Shellshock bug in Bash, suspects this is a dry run before a potentially larger-scale attack  —  Shellshock in the Wild  —  Michael Lin, James Bennett and David Bianco  —  The exploitation of the BASH bug, now widely referred to as “Shellshock”, is in full swing.
Wall Street Journal:
SoftBank, DreamWorks Animation Talks Cool  —  Two Sides Still Could Renew Talks or Agree on a Content Partnership  —  SoftBank Corp.'s discussions to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. have cooled, according to people familiar with the matter, less than two days after word first emerged of the talks.
Buster Hein / Cult of Mac:
Apple poaches Visa's NFC payments expert to expand Apple Pay in Europe  —  Apple Pay, the new mobile payments system that unshackles iPhone users their wallets - will only be available in the U.S. when it launches next month, but Apple's is already hiring a team to expand its mobile payments into Europe.

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