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September 23, 2015, 11:25 AM

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Michael Crider / Android Police:
Leaked Images Of The New Nexus Phone Retail Boxes Confirm ‘Nexus 5X’ And ‘Nexus 6P’ Model Names  —  It's a little less than a week until Google reveals its new Nexus devices in San Francisco, but as seems to happen every year, we know pretty much every detail beforehand.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
On iPhone 6s and the importance of Apple's tick-tock release cycle: new-number phones demonstrate design focus, and S models are for perfecting engineering  —  The iPhones 6S  —  The pattern is pretty clear.  In even-numbered years (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014) Apple releases all-new iPhone form factors: 3G, 4, 5, 6/6 Plus.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
T-Mobile offers iPhone 6s for $5, $10, or $15/month via its JUMP upgrade program, price depends on trade-in model  —  T-Mobile Offering iPhone 6s Starting at $5/Month With iPhone 6 Trade In  —  T-Mobile CEO John Legere has announced on Twitter that it will offer the iPhone 6s for as low as $5 per month through JUMP!
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Reuters:
Sources: Citrix looking to sell itself as a whole before embarking on asset sales, has reached out to Dell and others  —  Exclusive: Citrix in last-ditch attempt to sell itself - sources  —  Citrix Systems Inc (CTXS.O), the U.S. cloud computing company targeted by activist hedge fund Elliott Management …
Instagram Blog:
Instagram announces it has reached 400M monthly active users, doubling in size since March 2014, with more than 75 percent of users outside US  —  Celebrating a Community of 400 Million  —  We are thrilled to announce that the Instagram community has grown to more than 400 million strong.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Socialtext founders launch Pingpad, a Slack-like messaging and collaboration tool for web, iOS, and Android  —  Socialtext founders launch Pingpad, a single app for chatting and collaborating  —  Collaboration tools are abundant these days, but each one seems to be taking a unique approach to the mobile space.
Glyn Moody / Ars Technica UK:
EU-US data flows using “Safe Harbour” may be illegal because of NSA spying  —  Just how safe is Safe Harbour? (credit: Elizabeth du Toit)  —  The “Safe Harbour” framework—which is supposed to ensure data transfers from the EU to the US are legal under European data privacy laws …
Gordon Mah Ung / PCWorld:
Nvidia's desktop GTV 980 graphics cards coming to six gaming laptops, includes overclocking headroom and support for VR  —  Nvidia hits gaming milestone: True desktop performance in a laptop with GeForce GTX 980  —  Nvidia somehow managed to cram a desktop GPU into a laptop.  Read on to find out how.

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