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October 24, 2022, 10:40 PM

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Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
macOS Ventura review: Stage Manager has some good ideas and runs much better on the Mac than on the iPad, the new System Settings app is inconsistent, and more  —  A pleasantly surprising new multitasking UI and app redesigns define macOS 13.  —  If you asked me to tell you all the most exciting things …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
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 …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple's new App Store guidelines say that social networking apps that sell “boosts” for posts must use in-app purchases for the transactions  —  With the release of iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1, Apple is updating the App Store review guidelines that are provided to developers who create apps for iPhones and iPads.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
The US DOJ charges two Chinese intelligence officers with trying to obstruct 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
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
The FTC sanctions Uber-owned alcohol delivery company Drizly and its CEO for data privacy abuses; Drizly will have to implement new data controls and training  —  The agency's rare decision to single out Drizly CEO Jason Rellas signals a new approach to data security abuses
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 …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple raises its monthly prices for Music by $1 to $10.99 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.
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!
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.
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.
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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