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September 29, 2014, 9:30 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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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Sonja Cheung / Wall Street Journal:
Google Capital Makes First China Investment, Backs InnoLight … Google Capital, a growth-stage vehicle backed by U.S. Internet giant Google Inc., has made its first investment in China.  —  The firm, along with Chinese venture firm Lightspeed China Partners, co-led a Series C round totaling $38 million …
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.
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
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Keiko Morris / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft to open flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan sometime in 2015  —  Microsoft to Open Fifth Avenue Store  —  Flagship Store to Take Over Fendi Space  —  Microsoft Corp.'s first Manhattan flagship store is coming to Fifth Avenue.  —  The software company confirmed …
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.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:
Adobe's Creative Cloud apps coming to Chromebooks, starting with an in-browser, beta version of Photoshop for US-based educational customers  —  Adobe brings Creative Cloud to Chromebooks starting w/ ‘Project Photoshop Streaming’ beta  —  Google announced a new partnership with Adobe today …

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