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February 9, 2015, 10:15 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's iOS 9 to have ‘huge’ stability and optimization focus after years of feature additions  —  Following the success of OS X Snow Leopard for Macs in 2009, one of iOS 9's standout ‘features’ will be a directed focus on stabilizing and optimizing the operating system.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 8.4 to be released after Apple Watch starts shipping, possibly with redesigned Beats-based music service  —  Apple working on iOS 8.4 update, may include new music service  —  In addition to working on iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, and iOS 9.0, Apple is working on yet another update to iOS 8: iOS 8.4.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 8.3 brings wireless CarPlay, improved Google login, new Emojis, China Apple Pay  —  Earlier today, Apple seeded the first iOS 8.3 build to developers alongside Xcode 6.3 beta with Swift 1.2.  Readers have discovered that the new operating system brings a new wireless CarPlay feature to the iPhone.
Carl / OnePlus Blog:
OnePlus will sell One without invites for 24 hours every Tuesday starting at midnight PT  —  OnePlus One Open Sales, every Tuesday  —  We've been shipping the OnePlus One for half a year, and nowadays we're bumping into lots of people using it when we're out and about.
Netflix:
Netflix starts offering service in Cuba for $7.99 a month  —  Netflix Is Available in Cuba  —  Cubans Will Gain Access to A Broad Range of Original Series, Movies, Documentaries, Stand-up Comedy Specials and TV Shows Starting At $7.99  —  Los Gatos, California, February 9, 2015 …
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple Has 93% of Mobile Profits; 650M Users by 2018, Says Canaccord  —  Canaccord Genuity's Mike Walkley this morning raises his price target on shares of Apple (AAPL) to $145 from $135, writing that his review of market data suggests continued strength for the iPhone 6 upgrade cycle.
Aaron M. Kessler / New York Times:
Senate report: vulnerabilities in cars' wireless systems can let hackers take control of vehicles' electronics and collect personal information on drivers  —  Report Sees Weak Security in Cars' Wireless Systems  —  WASHINGTON — Serious gaps in security and customer privacy affect nearly every vehicle …
Lance Whitney / CNET:
DexCom's body sensor paired with Apple Watch app will track and display glucose levels  —  Apple Watch app will track glucose levels for diabetics  —  Already approved by the FDA, the app is slated to debut in April to help diabetics make sure their blood sugar levels don't go too high or too low.
Jon Southurst / CoinDesk:
Hong Kong's MyCoin Bitcoin exchange disappears with up to $387M, Ponzi scheme suspected  —  Hong Kong's MyCoin Disappears With Up To $387 Million, Reports Claim  —  Reports are emerging from Hong Kong that local bitcoin exchange MyCoin has shut its doors, taking with it possibly as much as HK$3bn ($386.9m) in investor funds.
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Packages with people: Sidecar launches same-day delivery service, partners with Eat24 … Sidecar is no longer just getting people from point A to point B — the company is delivering packages now, too.  —  The San Francisco-based startup announced a new service today rolling out nationwide called Sidecar Deliveries.
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Ten Years of Google Maps, From Slashdot to Ground Truth  —  Ten years ago today, Google Maps launched to the world.  —  When it was born, it was a paper atlas in living form, with no pages to turn.  Instead of online mapping leader MapQuest's printable list of directions, navigation routes were overlaid on top of the map itself.
Kim Yoo-chul / The Korea Times:
Samsung creates independent team to work on VR, drones, robots, 3D printing, unmanned vehicles  —  Samsung establishes product innovation team  —  Samsung Electronics has established a team to work on hi-tech innovative business projects, officials said Monday.
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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
LG Dabbles In VR With Free Google Cardboard-Like Headset For G3 Buyers  —  LG is signalling that it, too, is interested in virtual reality, following the example of Samsung's Gear VR.  LG isn't quite as interested, though - its initial VR project is more of a flirtation than a commitment …

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