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September 11, 2015, 8:50 AM

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Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Apple's ‘Hey Siri’ Feature in iOS 9 Uses Individualized Voice Recognition  —  Following the release of the first public beta for iOS 9.1 yesterday, a few of the testers have come across a new feature introduced in the update.  Somewhere in the Settings app, it appears that Apple has quietly added …
Elyse Betters / Pocket-lint:
iOS 9.1 released to public beta testers and developers, includes new emojis, iPad Pro features including support for accessories  —  iOS 9.1 includes new emoji like a taco and the middle finger  —  Apple has seeded the first beta of iOS 9.1 to developers and public beta testers …
Pali Bhat / Official Android Blog:
Android Pay begins rolling out at over 1M locations in the US today  —  Tap.  Pay.  Done.  —  Today, we're beginning to roll out Android Pay — the simple and secure way to pay with your Android phone at over one million locations across the US.  Android Pay also stores your gift cards …
Jan Dawson / Tech.pinions:
iPhone Upgrade Program lets Apple take primary relationship with customers away from carriers, may boost sales in markets where phones aren't subsidized  —  The iPhone Upgrade Plan is a Game-Changer  —  Apple announced a lot of new products at its big event on Wednesday - new iPhones …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Ellen Pao won't appeal verdict in gender discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins  —  Ellen Pao: ‘I Have Decided to End My Lawsuit Against Kleiner Perkins’  —  The epic and historic lawsuit that has rocked tech over the last year is over.  —  In a statement today …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
GM took five years to patch privately disclosed takeover vulnerability in millions of GM cars with OnStar dashboard computers  —  GM Took 5 Years to Fix a Full-Takeover Hack in Millions of OnStar Cars  —  When a pair of security researchers showed they could hack a Jeep over the Internet earlier …
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
eBay Plus shipping membership launches in Germany, offers free express delivery and returns for €19.90/year  —  EBay Set to Offer Shipping Club, Starting in Germany  —  Fresh from its split with PayPal, eBay Inc. is addressing one of its longstanding challenges: shipping.
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Nick Summers / Engadget:
California governor vetoes bill banning drones over private property  —  Legislation that would have restricted drone pilots in California has been struck down by governor Jerry Brown.  The bill, spearheaded by state senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, would have banned quadcopters …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft confirms updates for Dynamics CRM 2016 including more Cortana and Office apps integrations  —  Microsoft takes the wraps off its Dynamics CRM 2016 feature list  —  Microsoft's Dynamics CRM 2016 release will include more Cortana integrations, new offline capabilities …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
ICANN parent IANA officially recognizes .onion TLD, giving Tor domains basic security features like SSL and TLS certificates  —  Internet Regulators Just Legitimized The Dark Web  —  The so-called dark web is often mistakenly believed to be just an unsanctioned space of the internet that hosts dingy, illegal websites.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Apple should improve the iPad by making it a better platform for developers, not introducing a new product  —  From Products to Platforms  —  Yesterday's Apple keynote was one of the company's best in quite some time.1 One reason why was, as John Gruber noted, a certain sense of stagecraft …
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