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September 16, 2015, 8:22 PM

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Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Updating to iOS 9 and El Capitan partially mitigates AirDrop exploit on iOS and OS X; otherwise disable AirDrop until patch issued  —  One Great Reason To Update To iOS 9 - A Nasty Silent AirDrop Attack Is In Town  —  It's another big Apple AAPL -0.04% launch week with iOS 9 landing today …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
iOS 9 review: great multitasking support for newer iPads, searchable Settings, proactive Siri not as useful as Google Now  —  iOS 9, thoroughly reviewed  —  Apple gives the iPad a lot of love as iOS goes back into spit-and-polish mode.  —  iOS 8 wasn't the smoothest operating system rollout in Apple's history.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 9 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch; many users reporting issue downloading the update  —  Apple releases iOS 9 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch — here's a full walkthrough of all the new features  —  After a few months in beta, Apple has today released iOS 9 to the world …
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
iOS 9 review: requires 1.3GB free space to install compared with iOS 8's 4.58GB; focuses on efficiency, not innovation  —  iOS 9 Review: An Upgrade That Will Save You Time  —  Efficiency tweaks make Apple's latest upgrade worthy—even if they were borrowed from Google, Samsung and Microsoft
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple Delays Release Of watchOS 2 Due To Bug  —  Apple has delayed the release of watchOS 2, which was expected to be available today to owners of the Apple Watch.  —  “We have discovered a bug in development of watchOS 2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected,” an Apple spokesperson told TechCrunch.
Re/code:
Sources: Apple acquires mapping analytics and visualization startup Mapsense for $25M-$30M  —  Apple Acquires Mapsense, a Mapping Visualization Startup  —  Apple's steady stealth campaign to rival Google in maps continues apace.  This month, the company acquired Mapsense …
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
US Department of Justice approves Expedia's acquisition of Orbitz for $1.3B after six month investigation; EXPE up 5.6% in after-hours trading  —  Expedia, Orbitz win U.S. approval to merge  —  Online travel company Expedia Inc, the world's largest online travel services company by bookings …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
AT&T won't throttle unlimited data in congestion until users hit 22GB, an over 4x increase  —  AT&T today has revealed a slight change to how it is handling throttling users grandfathered into unlimited data plans.  Up until today, AT&T has throttled unlimited data users when they hit 5GB of usage and are in a congested area.
Muhammad Jarir Kanji / Neowin:
Microsoft brings Start Menu to Windows RT devices in new update  —  Microsoft has finally released Update 3 for Windows RT, brings Windows 10's Start Menu  —  Analysts have long predicted the death of Windows RT, Microsoft's experiment with running Windows on ARM-powered devices.
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