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November 12, 2015, 1:05 AM

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Walt Mossberg / The Verge:
iPad Pro review: not a laptop replacement, too bulky, disappointing and costly optional keyboard case, few optimized apps  —  Mossberg: The iPad Pro can't replace your laptop totally, even for a tablet lover  —  I am a tablet man, specifically an iPad man.  I do love my trusty, iconic, MacBook Air laptop.
iFixit:
iPad Pro teardown: A9X chip, 78% larger display offers 2x performance of iPad Air 2, 4-speaker setup costs battery capacity, adhesive pull tabs under batteries  —  iPad Pro Teardown  —  Teardown  —  Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Facebook launches Notify, an iOS app that sends notifications for news and other timely content, with 70 media partners, including CNN, NYT, and Techmeme  —  Here's Notify, Facebook's New Twitter-Like App for Following Publishers  —  Facebook is already dominating peoples' phone time …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Court documents show university helped FBI identify Silk Road 2 and possibly child porn suspect; Tor claims FBI paid Carnegie Mellon $1M to deanonymize users  —  Court Docs Show a University Helped FBI Bust Silk Road 2, Child Porn Suspects  —  An academic institution has been providing information …
Peter Ludwig / Official Android Blog:
Android Wear gets cellular support, available for LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE owners in US now, international customers within months  —  Cellular support comes to Android Wear  —  Android Wear lets you stay connected, even when your phone isn't with you.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Microsoft's Project Oxford APIs offer face tracking, emotion sensing, voice recognition, and spell checking  —  Microsoft's Azure gets all emotional with machine learning  —  Project Oxford AI services detect emotions, identify voices, and fix bad spelling.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Box releases its Windows 10 Universal app  —  Working closely with Microsoft, Box has revamped its existing file-storage app to be a Windows 10 Universal one.  —  Online file-storage vendor Box is releasing its revamped Universal Windows 10 application on November 11.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Fidelity marks down its Zenefits shares by 48% and its Dataminr shares by 35% after investing in both companies earlier this year  —  Snapchat Isn't the Only Startup in Fidelity's Crosshairs  —  Fidelity Investments has become one of the most active investors in privately-held startups …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Airbnb pledges to work with cities, a week after it won fight over Prop. F in San Francisco and warned other cities against rules curtailing its services  —  Airbnb Pledges to Work With Cities and Pay ‘Fair Share’ of Taxes  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A week ago, Airbnb fired off a warning shot …

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