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November 3, 2014, 3:55 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.
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.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Android 5 Lollipop preview: intuitive notifications, better performance and battery life, developer tools strongly improve Android experience  —  Android 5.0 Lollipop preview: Google's biggest mobile update in years  —  There's something magical about the idea that, in the space of a few minutes …
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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 …
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
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 …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple plans Apple University in China, bringing Jobs' vision to Asia  —  Tim Cook speaking at a conference in China  —  Apple is seeking to cement its business position in China for the long-term with an expansion of its Cupertino-based Apple University program to the region, according to a person with knowledge of the plans.

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