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October 24, 2022, 4:00 PM

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David Pierce / The Verge:
After months of tweaks, iPadOS 16's Stage Manager still doesn't work, plagued by confusing behavior and bugs; Mac-like multiwindow multitasking would be better  —  There is really only one big idea inside of iPadOS 16.  The new operating system comes with plenty of improvements and upgrades …
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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple raises its prices for Music by $1 to $10.99 per month for individuals, TV+ by $2 to $6.99, and Apple One by $2 to $16.95, citing increased licensing costs  —  Apple is today increasing the prices of its Apple Music and Apple TV+ subscription services.  The Apple One bundle price is also rising in unison.
Emma Roth / The Verge:
YouTube rolls out app design changes, including pinch-to-zoom on videos, precise seeking with a more usable preview, an ambient mode, and a darker dark mode  —  YouTube announced some new design changes that are rolling out now, including pinch-to-zoom for everyone and precise seeking …
Brad Gerstner / @altcap:
Open letter: Altimeter Capital founder and CEO Brad Gerstner encourages Meta to cut capex by $5B+, cut headcount by 20%+, and limit metaverse R&D to $5B/year  —  As you know, we are long-term shareholders.  Despite public skepticism — at times warranted — we have been supporters …
Financial Times:
A look at the long-term impact on TSMC's business as the US seeks to reduce its dependency on Taiwanese chipmaking and cut China off from semiconductor supplies  —  Washington wants the company that dominates semiconductors to move more production to the US but Taipei is resisting
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Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Microsoft debuts the ARM mini-PC Windows Dev Kit 2023, formerly Project Volterra, with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and 32GB of RAM for $599, coming to eight countries  —  Available to order now in 8 markets for just $599.  —  What you need to know  — Microsoft's Windows on ARM developer kit launches today for just $599!
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
iPad (10th gen) review: great performance and battery, many apps, and USB-C, but accessories are confusing and expensive, price is high, and display is average  —  Apple's latest base-model iPad cribs a lot of features from the more expensive iPad Air.  But it also is considerably more expensive than before, making it a tough sell.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Updated App Store guidelines say that apps may sell NFTs via IAP and display NFTs, provided that NFT ownership does not unlock in-app features  —  Following the release of iOS 16.1 and other software updates on Monday, Apple has updated the App Store guidelines to revise some existing rules and add new ones.
Henry Ren / Bloomberg:
As President Xi Jinping tightens his control on China's ruling party, Alibaba, JD.com, Baidu, Pinduoduo, and other US-listed Chinese tech stocks drop by 10%+  —  US-listed Chinese stocks tumbled in premarket trading, with investors spooked by President Xi Jinping's tightening grip on China's ruling party …
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism:
Interviews with TikTok moderators in Colombia, contracted via Teleperformance, describe pay as low as $10/day, horrific videos, long hours, high goals, and more  —  Content warning: This story contains description of extreme and disturbing violence, suicide, child abuse and cruelty to animals.
Wall Street Journal:
The US DOJ charges two Chinese intelligence officers with trying to subvert a criminal probe, sources say into Huawei, by offering bribes to a US double agent  —  Failed scheme included an effort by two alleged Chinese intelligence officers to bribe a U.S. law-enforcement official who acted as a double agent, government says

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