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November 3, 2014, 5:20 PM

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Ian Leader / Gmail Blog:
Google updates Calendar for Android 4.1+ devices with auto event creation from emails, Schedule View with photos and maps  —  A new day for Google Calendar  —  Today we're introducing a brand new Google Calendar app.  It's designed to be a helpful assistant, so you can spend less time managing your day, and more time enjoying it.
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Nexus 9 review: great Lollipop tablet, powerful CPU, display and speakers could be better  —  Google Nexus 9 review: The first taste of Lollipop is a sweet one  —  It's been nearly five years since Google released its very first Nexus device, and by now we all basically get what the Nexus name stands for.
Bertel King, Jr / Android Police:
Nexus 9 And Nexus Player Now Available For Purchase From Google Play, Nexus 9 From Best Buy  —  You could have pre-ordered a Nexus 9 or a Nexus Player two weeks ago, and I have no doubt that many of you did.  But for everyone taking the wait-and-see approach, the two devices are both now available for purchase from the Play Store.
Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Christian Bale withdraws from role as Steve Jobs in upcoming Aaron Sorkin film  —  Christian Bale Exits Steve Jobs Movie (Exclusive)  —  Sources say the actor came to the conclusion he was not right for the part and decided to withdraw  —  Christian Bale will not be Steve Jobs after all.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Source: internal Apple message narrows Apple Watch launch date to “spring” 2015; customers will be able to try on different models in stores  —  Apple Retail SVP Angela Ahrendts: Apple Watch launching in “Spring,” after Chinese New Year  —  The Apple Watch's launch is scheduled …
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
HomeAway Sues San Francisco Over New ‘Airbnb Law’ for Short-Term Rentals  —  Travel-lodging site HomeAway Inc. has sued the city of San Francisco in an attempt to block a new law that restricts home rentals from going into effect.  —  HomeAway is requesting an injunction to prevent the city …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple Partners With Southwest To Offer Free In-Flight Streaming Via Beats Music  —  Apple continues to roll out its Beats Music streaming service to new venues, despite the fact that there have been rumors of its imminent demise.  Today, Beats Music announced a partnership with Southwest Airlines …
Guardian:
Taylor Swift removes her back catalogue from Spotify, leaves it for now on Rdio, Beats Music  —  Taylor Swift v Spotify: back catalogue removed from streaming services  —  Taylor Swift withheld her new album 1989 from music streaming services, and has now removed all her albums from Spotify
Chris Duckett / ZDNet:
Microsoft unveils RemoteIE to test web pages in IE on most OSes  —  Summary: Web developers wanted to test their creations in the latest preview version of Internet Explorer are now able to do without needing to install a Windows 10 preview, thanks to Azure and a client app for Windows, OS X, iOS, and Android.

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