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February 4, 2015, 11:10 AM

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AppleInsider:
Apple is reportedly testing camera-equipped minivans in the Bay Area, possibly for a Street View-like mapping system  —  Apple testing mysterious camera-equipped vehicles in the Bay Area  —  A number of minivans with what appears to be camera equipment and a LiDAR sensor mounted to the roof …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple's iPhone Overtakes Android In US Sales For The First Time Since 2012  —  Apple, in its flush of new, bigger iPhone 6 handsets, has been selling record numbers of its older and newer model smartphones in the last few months, and now it's passed another significant milestone …
Andrew McMillen / Backchannel:
Almost all 47K edits by a top Wikipedia editor were to fix incorrect uses of “comprised of”  —  Meet the ultimate WikiGnome.  —  On a Friday in July 2012, two employees of the Wikimedia Foundation gave a talk at Wikimania, their organization's annual conference.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft stops making the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet, the last remaining Windows RT device in production  —  Windows RT is officially dead  —  Microsoft was left alone as the last manufacturer of Windows RT-based tablets, and now the software giant is no longer producing any RT devices.
Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:
Cisco report: 1,800 compromised domains serving Flash zero day exploit  —  1,800 Domains Overtaken by Flash Zero Day  —  When the Blackhole exploit kit went away after the arrest of its alleged creator and maintainer Paunch, there were questions about which kit would rise up as its successor.
Brian Fagioli / BetaNews:
Toshiba releases super-secure Encrypted USB Flash Drive with hardware-based encryption  —  In a cloud-focused world, more and more people are shunning physical storage.  It's hard to blame them, as cloud services are very convenient.  Best of all, services like Dropbox and OneDrive store …
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
Microsoft launches Picturesque, its second free lock screen replacement app for Android  —  Microsoft quietly launches a free lock screen replacement app for Android  —  Things are busy at Microsoft Garage, where the company's employees share experimental projects they've been working on.
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Pono Player review: FLAC does not sound noticeably better than high-quality MP3 audio, poor portability, sluggish touchscreen  —  Pono Player review: A tall, refreshing drink of snake oil  —  We give Neil Young's high-res music player a spin and do a few cochlea kegels.
Fusion:
Inside the prison system's illicit cell phone trade, and prison officials' battle to end it  —  Inside the prison system's illicit digital world  —  In this three-part Tech Behind Bars series, we're exploring the points of intersection between digital culture and America's correctional system.
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
What Satya Nadella has done in his first year as Microsoft CEO  —  In just one year, Satya Nadella made Microsoft so much better  —  One year ago, Microsoft appointed long-time Microsoftie Satya Nadella as the company's historic third CEO, and by all accounts, it's been a helluva ride for the company ever since.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo to declare Small Business unit a separate entity as part of the plan to spin out Alibaba stake tax-free  —  Yahoo's Small-Business Unit Draws Short Straw in Alibaba Spinoff  —  For some Yahoo employees, this year is playing out like a plotline from the NBC sitcom, “The Office.”

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