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September 13, 2016, 2:10 PM

Top News

Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus review: great camera, display, and improved battery life but lack of new design is a let down and transition to wireless audio will be rough  —  In-depth with the new phones, the AirPods, A10 Fusion, the cameras, and more.  —  Up until now, every one of Apple's iPhone hardware updates has been additive.
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed:
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are more rugged than previous versions, thanks to waterproofing, making them a must-have for loyal iOS users ready for an upgrade  —  Okay, everyone, calm down.  —  BuzzFeed News / Apple  —  Last week, the internet exploded in enraged disbelief when Apple unveiled …
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Sources: next year's iPhone will replace the home button with a virtual one as the screen will take up the whole front face of the phone  —  Apple's iPhone, just short of 10 years old, has hit puberty.  —  Like adolescents coping with awkward changes to their bodies, the iPhone 7 …
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Eyeo, the company behind Adblock Plus, launches an ad exchange to help marketers display “acceptable ads” to users; Google and AppNexus are partners  —  Eyeo, the company behind the popular online ad blocking software Adblock Plus, said Tuesday it's launching an online advertising service …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Sony releases software update for PS4 in preparation for new models, adds folders, HDR support for all PS4 consoles, streaming in 1080p, and more  —  The 4.00 update adds folders, HDR, and a new UI  —  Sony's biggest PlayStation 4 software update yet is now available, refreshing the console's interface …
Jeff Benjamin / 9to5Mac:
Apple launches iMessage App Store with various iMessage apps, games, and sticker packs  —  Let the deluge begin... Not long after the Super Mario Run iMessage sticker pack was made available to iOS 10 users, Apple has unleashed the entire iMessage App Store.
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
YouTube launches beta of Community, which lets creators share photos, text, more into Subscriptions feed; subs can opt-in to new post notifications  —  Text, still images, and GIFs are now part of the mix that the service gives creators to keep their fans engaged.
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