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We'll keep you up to date on the most important stories in the tech world, and put them in context for you.

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tmApple's OCT. 22 press announcement is almost guaranteed to involve new iPads, a release date for OS X Maverics and the new Mac Pro. We're likely to get new MacBook Pros and Mac Minis as well. Now some pages that appeared and disappeared on Appe's website over the weekend indicate software updates to iLife and iWork apps, and the reduction in price of the Garage Band app from $4.99 to free.http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57608386-37/free-garageband-for-ios-plus-ilife-iwork-changes-leak-briefly/

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slFacebook experienced partial downtimes this morning, with users unable to post status updates, photos, or like things. When users try to post status updates, they’ll receive a message explaining that there was a problem, and to try again later. The same is true for likes and photo posts. The outage also seems to be affecting the native iOS app and facebook's Payments service.http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/21/facebook-experiences-partial-outage-on-desktop-and-mobile/

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iaMicrosoft released a Surface RT recovery image today after users were having issues with updating their Surface RT tablets to Windows RT 8.1. Over the weekend, Microsoft pulled the RT 8.1 update due to installation issues. The Surface RT recovery image weights in at 3.7GB and will restore a Surface RT to its original state. http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/21/4861538/surface-rt-recovery-image-windows-rt-8-1-update-issues

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tmNokia World kicks off tomorrow and the WSJ reports the company will celebrate selling at least 8 million Lumia smartphones between June and September, double the figure from a year ago. Some other announcements have leaked out. A page accidentally published on Nokia's official Chinese TMall store shows a Lumia 1520 with a 6-inch display and 20-megappixel PureView camera. Twitter account EvLEaks posted a picture of the Nokia Guru, a similar product to Apple's iPod Shuffle abut with Near Field Communication built in.http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2013/10/21/nokia-reportedly-sold-record-8-million-lumia-smartphones-june-september/

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-leaked 1520http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57608415-94/nokia-mistakenly-leaks-lumia-1520-details-on-chinese-site/

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- Nokia Guru Shuffle-like devicehttp://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57608405-94/nokias-ipod-shuffle-competitor-hits-twitter-before-official-launch/

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slAn identity theft service called Superget.info sold Social Security and drivers license numbers — as well as bank account and credit card data on millions of Americans — purchased much of its data from Experian, one of the three major credit bureaus, according to an investigation by KrebsOnSecurity. Back in November of 2011 we heard about Superget.info, a fraudster-friendly site that marketed the ability to look up full Social Security numbers, birthdays, drivers license records and financial information on millions of Americans. Now that the secret service is involved, we can all rest easy.http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/10/experian-sold-consumer-data-to-id-theft-service/

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iaResearch firm Gartner says that tablet shipments will grow 53.4% this year compared to 2012. Traditional PC sales (like desktops and laptops) are expected to decline 11.2% compared to last year. However, if you take a look at all computing devices as a whole - that's tablets, phones, and traditional PCs -- the combined shipments will hit 2.32 billion units in 2013, which is a 4.5% increase compared to 2012. http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/21/tablets-vs-pcs/

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-http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/21/net-us-gartner-2013devices-idUSBRE99K06Y20131021

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tmDavid Pogue is leaving the New York Times to start a new tech site for Yahoo. Pogue will write blog posts, columns and post videos. CEO Marissa Mayer calls it a major expansion of consumer tech coverage on Yahoo.http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/21/yahoo-to-launch-consumer-tech-site-with-help-of-new-york-times-david-pogue/

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slToday the Financial Times reported that HTC’s CEO Peter Chou will relinquish some of his daily operational responsibilities to Cher Wang, another of the company’s founders. Chou will use his now freer schedule to focus on HTC’s smartphones.HTC has suffered from bleeding market share, sliding revenue, and a recent nine-figure quarterly loss (USD). Its much-hyped One handset has failed to turn its fortunes. The company is losing money for the first time in its more than decade-long history as a public company.http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/20/htcs-ceo-sheds-some-operational-responsibility-to-focus-on-product-amid-falling-market-share/

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tmIf you're keeping score on Edward Snowden leaks, this weekend Le Monde reported the US monitored millions of phone calls in France and Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault is shocked, shocked, to find spying going on this establishment! The French Foreign Minister has summoned the US ambassador. Also, Spiegel reports the NSA systematically spied on former Mexican President Felipe Calderon's public email account. The email domain was also used by cabinet members and included diplomatic, economic and leadership communications.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24607880

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-http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/nsa-hacked-email-account-of-mexican-president-a-928817.html

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iaCrown Castle International just paid AT&T $4.85 billion to purchase 600 of AT&T's towers, as well as lease over 9000 towers. The money ATT receives will let the company upgrade its networks, as well aid ATT in its stock buyback program. AT&T is also rumored to be looking into expansion to Europe -- this money may help that endeavor. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24605560

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slWhat to Expect From Apple’s Fall iPad Event (Spoiler: New iPads!)http://allthingsd.com/20131020/what-to-expect-from-apples-fall-ipad-event-spoiler-new-ipads/

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- fifth-gen iPad and the second-gen iPad mini. Sources said the full size will feature a thinner, lighter design akin to the iPad mini’s, and an improved camera. It will run Apple’s new 64-bit A7 chip.
The new iPad mini will have retina - over weekend WSJ reported that. will prob have A7 too, as Apple shifts its mobile device lineup to 64-bit
- date for OS X Mavericks — which is scheduled to launch before the end of the month — and for the new cylindrical Mac Pro, as well.
- new MacBook Pros upgraded with Intel’s latest Haswell processors. Apple brought Haswell to its MacBook Airs earlier this year, giving them a nice boost in battery life and graphics.
- ahead of show, apple announced garageband is now free along w other iLife apps. will have in-app purchases- probably to get around issue of licensing fees for sounds
- inventory levels of Apple's $329 16-gigabyte iPad mini Wi-Fi and $429 32-gigabyte iPad mini Wi-Fi remain "shockingly" high, with the remainder of the existing iPad mini line being in average-to-constrained supply.
q: pointing to lower-coast minis alongside new retinas?

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tmSurface RT recovery image released to fix Windows RT 8.1 update issueshttp://www.theverge.com/2013/10/21/4861538/surface-rt-recovery-image-windows-rt-8-1-update-issues

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Surface RT Recovery Imagehttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=40810SOURCE (CANCEL DOWNLOAD)

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Microsoft removed Windows RT 8.1 from store after BCF errors
“Microsoft is investigating a situation affecting a limited number of users updating their Windows RT devices to Windows RT 8.1. As a result, we have temporarily removed the Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store. We are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and apologize for any inconvenience. We will provide updates as they become available."
- Surface RT recovery image released for Surface RT
Q: So not just me. New Surfaces come out tomorrow. Bad for Microsoft or doe small mindshare make this irrelevant?

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iaWhat to expect from Nokia World tomorrowhttp://www.theverge.com/2013/10/21/4861280/nokia-world-2013-what-to-expect

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- Nokia World is tomorrow and the Verge has put together a list of items to expect at the event. Here are the big ticket items:

Lumia 1520: the WP Phablet
- This is the 6-inch 1080p display (one of the first 1080p WP) Lumia known by its codename "Bandit"
- 2GB of RAM, quad-core Snapdragon 800, 32GB, 20MP cam

Lumia 2520: the 10.1-inch Windows RT 8.1 tablet
- Codenamed "Sirius"
- Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It’s also expected to include a 10.1-inch 1080p display, integrated LTE

Accessories
- Nokia's Bluetooth Treasure Tag accessory. Uses NFC & BT 4.0. Attach the tag to another item and track it w/your phone
- Nokia Guru: an iPod shuffle-like music player w/ NFC

Q: Do any of these items excite you?
Other items:
Lumia 1320: low-cost alternative
- codenamed "Batman"
- large display, but not 1080p


Other phones:
- The Lumia 929 for VZ, a 5-ich 1080p device. The Verge says
- A Lumia 525 (update to the 420) w/ a focus on Music

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iaTwitter Likely to Kill Its Music App http://allthingsd.com/20131019/twitter-likely-to-kill-its-music-app/

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- AllThingsD reports that Twitter is "strongly considering killing off its Twitter #Music mobile application"
- ATD says it's unclear whether Twitter #Music the service will continue as a service
- Twitter Music's app was #6 in the Apple App Store when it debuted in April
- Where is it now? app analytics company Onavo places Twitter #Music at 1,672nd place in its own rankings. AppAnnie, another analytics co, says Twitter is 264 in the iTunes Music app section as of Oct 19th.
- Currently, Twitter is in the midst of restructuring its music team.

Q: Would anyone miss the Twitter Music app? Would killing the app be a misstep by Twitter?
Story behind Twitter Music:
- Developed in isolation and led by Kevin Thau & built by the team behind "We are Hunted" (an acq'd company). After Twitter Music launched, Thau left to become CEO of Jelly

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tmWhy Android First is a Mythhttp://stevecheney.com/why-android-first-is-a-myth/

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Steve Cheney is former programmer and M&A guy advising startups
- 9 points on why iOS gets apps first and will continue
- Hinges on costly to develop. Android costs 2-3X more to develop
- tools, cumbersome API, QA issues
- Speaking about $1M startup venture rounds here not after work self-funded
- iOS supports ability to prove metrics.
- iOS seed round, then Android for Series A. Series A comes 12-18 months after seed, so Android apps lag 12-18 months after iOS.
Q: Could Google do anything to break this cycle?

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slNetflix could have more paid subscribers than HBO by the end of the yearhttp://www.engadget.com/2013/10/21/netflix-more-subscribers-than-hbo/

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- Netflix is about to pass a milestone by having more paid US customers than HBO, according to a poll of analysts by Bloomberg.
- 31 million subscribers now in US compared to 28.7 million for HBO (more if you count free trials)
- HBO expanding video on-demand access to its shows via Google Play.
- Netflix is also reported to be dabbling in cable, and is in talks to pop up on boxes as a service to Comcast and Suddenlink subscribers
q: is HBO set to become Netflix, rather than other way around? who is morphing more here?

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RandomizerWe will put these up for live viewer vote during the show. The winner will be discussed.VIDEO

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Strawpollhttp://strawpoll.me/585605

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ZBoard will sell you Marty McFly's hoverboard, minus the hover (video)http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/21/zboard-charity-edition-back-to-the-future-hoverboard-for-michael-j-fox-foundation/?ncid=rss_truncated

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Short that aired pre-Empire Strikes Back will come to Netflix, iTunes in 2014http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/10/short-star-wars-precursor-film-repremieres-will-come-to-netflix-itunes-in-2014/

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Quantum dynamics comes to Minecraft in qCrafthttp://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-10/19/qcraft

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Author and Rhapsody founder Rob Reid holding an all day AMA on Reddithttp://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/1owkh9/im_rob_reid_author_of_year_zero_ama/

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iPhone 5s and 5c coming to Boost Mobile on November 8thhttp://www.engadget.com/2013/10/21/iphone-5-s-5-c-coming-to-boost-mobile/

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On November 20th, 2013, Google will shut down its Checkout product.https://support.google.com/checkout/sell/answer/3080449

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tomorrow TNT starts at 830 PT, live for ipad announcement at 10 am

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I think I have a way to help HTC turn things around. I think if they got rid of Sense and sold pure Android phones they could save money paying people to screw up and slow down a perfectly good operating system. If they sold pure Android phones I feel they could sell a lot of phones.

I have never considered purchasing a HTC phone because of Sense. I was very tempted by the Google play edition One, but I want to wait for the Nexus 5. If any manufacturer goes pure Android I would bet others follow. What do you think?

- Brian

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