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April 4, 2015, 2:20 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
AppleCare+ for Apple Watch: $999 for Edition, $79 for Watch, $59 for Sport  —  To go along with the premium $10,000 and up pricing of the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition, Apple will charge up to $999 for the Apple Watch Edition's AppleCare+ Protection Plan, 9to5Mac has learned.
Kale Williams / San Francisco Chronicle:
Operator of “revenge porn” website sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison in a first-of-its-kind prosecution  —  ‘Revenge porn’ site runner gets 18 years in prison  —  In a first-of-its-kind prosecution, the convicted operator of a “revenge porn” website was sentenced …
Economist:
On Microsoft's 40th birthday, a look at how Satya Nadella is upending Microsoft's old Windows-first strategy  —  Opening Windows  —  A once-dominant software giant is determined to prove that life begins again at 40  —  “WHAT are you on?  The ‘f**k Windows’ strategy?”
Brendon Lynch / Microsoft on the Issues:
Microsoft's future browsers will not enable Do Not Track as the default setting, in a reversal of the company's policy with Internet Explorer 10  —  An update on Microsoft's approach to Do Not Track  —  As industry standards evolve, how we implement those standards evolve as well.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
OnePlus's Android Lollipop-based ROM, OxygenOS, is available to download now  —  A little later than expected, OnePlus has finally launched its much-anticipated Android Lollipop-based operating system, OxygenOS, for its One smartphone.  —  The China-based mobile phone manufacturer …
iFixit:
Teardown of the HTC One M9: streamlined design makes some parts more accessible, but battery is buried, and display would be very hard to repair  —  HTC One M9 Teardown  —  Teardown  —  Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.  —  Featured Guide
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Is Testing An Online Note-Taking Service With “Project Composer”  —  It appears that Dropbox is bringing back HackPad, the collaborative documents service the company acquired a year ago.  The Y Combinator-backed startup had grown to become a popular tool for taking quick notes at conferences …
Cade Metz / Wired:
Mark Russinovich, Microsoft's Azure CTO, said in an off hand remark at a ChefCon panel discussion that an open source Windows is “definitely possible”  —  Microsoft: An Open Source Windows Is ‘Definitely Possible’  —  Microsoft's software empire rests on Windows …
Alissa Walker / Gizmodo:
Apple demonstrates how to use Apple Watch with new guided tour videos  —  Your Best Apple Watch Glimpse Yet In Four Official Videos  —  Will the Apple Watch be so radically different we won't understand how to use it at first?  Perhaps so: Apple has produced a series of videos …

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