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September 16, 2016, 1:05 PM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals 2,900 mAh battery, 3GB RAM, bigger Taptic Engine occupying space created by removal of headphone jack  —  As it does every year, device repair site iFixit is putting all of Apple's new devices through the teardown process.  This year, the site is tearing down the iPhone 7 …
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
US Consumer Product Safety Commission formally recalls about 1M Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones after 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage in US  —  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission officially recalled the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in a Thursday announcement.
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Taylor Stanton / Slice Intelligence:
iPhone 7 Plus outsold 7 in the US in the first 48 hours of availability, Slice Intelligence analysis of 32k receipts suggests  —  Data from Slice Intelligence just revealed the first online sales figures for the iPhone 7, and early shoppers prefer the Plus.
Tim-o-tato / Droid Life:
SwiftKey publicly launches neural network-powered keyboard for Android, available now on Google Play  —  Last year in October, SwiftKey unveiled an alpha build for the world's first keyboard powered by a neural network.  Since then, big things have been happening at SwiftKey, namely the company being acquired by Microsoft.
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Apple apparently bans specific search terms from iOS 10's Messages GIF search function after porn is displayed in results  —  Earlier today, our colleagues at Deadspin discovered something strange about the new gif search in iOS 10's iMessage: Inadvertently do the wrong search, for, say …
Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire:
Apple releases fix for an issue with iOS 10 that was causing some T-Mobile customers with iPhone 5SE, 6 or 6 Plus to lose connectivity  —  Updated story: Apple has addressed and fixed an issue with iOS 10 that was causing T-Mobile customers with iPhone 5SE, 6 or 6 Plus to lose connectivity this week.
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Google, IAB, and others form The Coalition for Better Ads to set, monitor and regulate online ad standards  —  Google has helped form a coalition group comprising advertising trade associations, advertisers, publishers, and agency groups that aims to rid the web of bad ads.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Mode Media, publisher and ad network formerly known as Glam and once valued at $1B, shuts down; company was on track to generate over $100M in revenue this year  —  The company that used to be called Glam Media generated $90 million last year.  Now it's out of business.
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:
Facebook and Google to provide search data for presidential debates; Facebook to help source questions from public for candidates during town hall debate  —  Using social media during debates is a natural evolution of the tech  —  Facebook and Google will have a role in the upcoming presidential debates.
Brad Heath / USA Today:
Associated Press, Vice Media, and Gannett sue FBI for information on how the agency broke into San Bernardino shooter's iPhone  —  Three news organizations, including USA TODAY's parent company, filed a lawsuit Friday seeking information about how the FBI was able to break into the locked iPhone …
Makiko Yamazaki / Reuters:
Apple pays $118M in tax in Japan for underreporting income on some profits sent to Ireland  —  An Apple Inc iTunes unit in Japan was ordered to pay some 12 billion yen ($118 million) in tax by local authorities after underreporting income, media reported Friday.  —  The unit has since paid the amount, the reports said.

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