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April 10, 2015, 8:35 AM

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AppleInsider:
Apple Watch preorders, 12" MacBook sales go live with limited availability  —  Apple's online storefront reopened at midnight on Friday to accept Apple Watch preorders and sales of the new 12-inch MacBook, kicking off global sales of two hotly anticipated products.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
List of Apple Stores That Will Carry the Apple Watch Edition at Launch  —  Following reports that Apple Watch Edition stock will be limited to select Apple Stores in the United States and other launch countries, MacRumors has discovered that Apple's Find Locations tool enables prospective buyers …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Amazon announces new Elastic File System storage service for EC2 machines; preview coming soon  —  Amazon Launches New File Storage Service For EC2  —  At its AWS Summit in San Francisco, Amazon today announced the launch of the Amazon Elastic File System (EFS), a new storage service …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Amazon announces new machine learning platform to help developers build, validate, optimize, and run batch predictions with their models  —  AWS Wants To Put Machine Learning In Reach Of Any Developer  —  Andy Jassy, senior vice president at Amazon Web Services, announced …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Source: Google close to making Android Wear work with iPhone using companion app  —  Exclusive: Google is close to making Android Wear work on the iPhone  —  Google is working on getting its Android Wear smartwatch platform to work with the iPhone, and it is close to finishing the final technical details …
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
MacBook review: beautiful, but has disappointing battery life, struggles on performance-intensive tasks, having a single USB Type-C port is a pain  —  Apple MacBook Review: The Laptop of the Future Isn't Ready for the Present  —  Are you willing to give up battery life and convenience to own the most beautiful laptop ever?
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Jawbone UP3 to begin shipping April 20, four months late, without the 10 meter water resistance promised at launch  —  Jawbone UP3 to Begin Shipping on April 20 With Lower Water Resistance Capabilities  —  Jawbone announced the newest iteration in its line of wrist-worn UP fitness trackers …
Mitch Stoltz / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Entertainment Software Association seeks to prevent restoring functionality of old video games on copyright grounds, even for museums and archives  —  Videogame Publishers: No Preserving Abandoned Games, Even for Museums and Archives, Because All “Hacking” is Illegal
James Vincent / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge go on sale in the US today at 12.00pm ET  —  Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge go on sale as Samsung predicts record sales  —  Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge go on sale in the US today at 12.00pm ET, with the South Korean manufacturer predicting record sales for its new flagship devices.
Min-Jeong Lee / Wall Street Journal:
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google-owned Snapseed photo app adds lens blur, spot healing, undo button, and more in first major update in two years  —  Google's Snapseed photo app gets its first major update in two years  —  The Google-owned Snapseed photo editing app has received a major update today, which promises to deliver …

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