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iFixit: Mac Mini 2014 teardown: CPU and RAM soldered to logic board, impeding user repairs or upgrades  —  Mac Mini Late 2014 Teardown  —  This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.  —  It's been two years since the Mac Mini's last appearance on iFixit's teardown table …

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Sharon Profis / CNET: Apple Pay's speed, security, and timing will help push mobile payments into the mainstream  —  Can a phone replace your wallet?  I went shopping to find out.  —  CNET editor Sharon Profis takes Apple Pay, Google Wallet and PayPal for a test drive and compares the options.

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Megan Geuss / Ars Technica: Obama signs “BuySecure” initiative to speed EMV adoption in the US  —  A chip card and the inside of a card's chip.  —  Explain That Stuff  —  On Friday, President Obama signed an executive order to speed the adoption of EMV-standard cards in the US.  The transition to EMV …

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TechCrunch: Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Video Ad Platform BrightRoll For Around $700M  —  Yahoo has been building up its video and video advertising content, and we have heard that it may make another key acquisition in the area to further raise its game.  The company is in talks to acquire BrightRoll …

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Taylor Soper / GeekWire: uberX, Lyft approved to pick up and drop off passengers at SFO  —  San Francisco International Airport is now allowing the three major on-demand transportation startups to pick up and drop off passengers on its property.  Less than a week after Sidecar gained approval from SFO officials …

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft launches Azure cloud in a box  —  Summary: In partnership with Dell, Microsoft is launching its Azure cloud in a box offering, codenamed ‘San Diego.’  —  Microsoft is teaming with Dell to create an Azure cloud in a box offering for customers who want to run their own, on-premises datacenters.

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: App Store Downloads Top 85 Billion, Revenue Up 36 Percent Year-Over-Year  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today during the company's FY Q4 2014 earnings call that Apple's cumulative App Store downloads have now topped 85 billion up from 60 billion around a year ago.

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Jason Del Rey / Re/code: Square Testing New Payroll Product as Ambition Grows  —  Square is running a pilot test for a new payroll product as the company continues to expand its offerings to complement its main payments business.  —  The new payroll product, spotted by a tipster, is designed to handle employee payments …

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AppleInsider: Apple to introduce new financial reporting methods in Q1 2015; Apple Watch, Apple TV, iPods, and Beats folded into “other” category  —  Apple may not break out Apple Watch, iPod and retail sales starting Q1 2015  —  During its quarterly conference call for the fourth quarter of 2014 …

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Larry Dignan / ZDNet: Apple Mac market share at its highest since 1995; sales up 46% in emerging markets  —  Apple's Mac surges on back-to-school, emerging markets  —  Summary: The larger question is whether Apple can keep the Mac momentum going.  The short answer is that Apple can probably keep the good times rolling …

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Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica: iPads fall for third consecutive quarter, iPhones and Macs boost Apple's Q4 [Updated]  —  Apple rode the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to a record quarter.  —  Apple has just released the data for the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2014, and the story is the same as it's been for most of the year …

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac: Apple to require iOS apps and updates to use iOS 8 SDK and include 64-bit support from February 2015  —  Apple has today notified developers about some upcoming rules regarding App Store submission, via its developer news portal.  From 1st February 2015, newly-submitted apps and updates must be built against Apple's iOS 8 SDK.

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Josh Lowensohn / The Verge: Apple's Q4 beats estimates with $1.42 EPS on $42.1B revenue; sold 39.3M iPhones, 12.3M iPads, 5.5M Macs  —  Apple Q4 2014 earnings: revenue surges on huge iPhone 6 sales  —  Apple, once the darling of Wall Street with a ballooning stock price, has disappointed investors in recent quarters with slowdown on its growth.

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Steven Bertoni / Forbes: Tinder says it's introducing a premium service in November offering more match-making powers  —  Tinder Swipes Right To Revenue, Will Add Premium Service In November  —  Tinder, the free mobile dating app, has made millions of hook-ups-now it's out to make millions of dollars.

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Apple: Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results  —  Strong iPhone, Mac & App Store Sales Drive Record September Quarter Revenue & Earnings  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion …

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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: OS X Yosemite's Spotlight search sends query and location data to Apple and Bing by default  —  Apple Capturing Spotlight Search Query Data, Sharing With Bing  —  An improved Spotlight Search is a central feature of Apple's new Yosemite operating system for the Mac.

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Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider: Amazon closes multi-year digital and print deal with CBS's Simon & Schuster, one of Big Five publishers  —  Amazon Closes Multi-Year Deal With Simon & Schuster, The Other Big Five Publisher It Was In E-Book Pricing Negotiations With  —  Amazon has inked a multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster …

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Scott Kirsner / BetaBoston: Netezza veterans reunite for Cazena, focused on shifting data warehouses to the cloud  —  A Waltham startup is coming out of stealth mode today, with $8 million in funding.  Cazena reunites several veterans of Netezza, a data warehousing startup that went public and then was acquired by IBM for $1.7 billion four years ago.

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code: Facebook Sues Lawyers of Discredited “Co-Founder” Paul Ceglia  —  Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sued a handful of lawyers who represented Paul Ceglia in a 2010 case in which Ceglia claimed he was entitled to 84 percent ownership of the social network.  —  Ceglia's claim was dismissed earlier …

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Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal: Eddy Cue expects biggest share of early Apple Pay transactions to be in-app purchases, product “should be huge”  —  Apple Pay Rolls Out, With Holes in System  —  IPhone Payment System Arrives Monday; Ubiquitous Use Isn't Assured Immediately

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple Updates ‘Apple Store’ iOS App With Apple Pay Support [iOS Blog]  —  Apple today updated its Apple Store app, adding support for Apple Pay, which was enabled with the recently released iOS 8.1 update.  Following the update, users will be able to use their iPhones to make purchases …

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Chris Morran / Consumerist: Comcast Sued By Customer Who Says Cable Company Had Him Fired From Job  —  Last week, we brought you the story of former Comcast customer Conal O'Rourke, who lost his job at renowned accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers after someone from Comcast called his employer with details …

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac: Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, SMS Relay & Instant Hotspot, more  —  Just as Apple announced at its iPad & Mac event last Thursday, iOS 8.1 is now publicly available with new features including Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, and additional Continuity features.

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Ben Woods / The Next Web: OnePlus One pre-orders will open October 27 - but only for one hour  —  OnePlus' pre-orders for its One smartphone are due to open at 11am EST on October 27, according to an announcement from the company today - but that pre-order window will only be open for one hour.

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Percy / GreatFire.org: Report: Chinese authorities conduct “man in the middle” attack on iCloud.com users to harvest their data  —  China collecting Apple iCloud data; attack coincides with launch of new iPhone  —  After previous attacks on Github, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, the Chinese authorities …

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