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September 17, 2014, 11:30 AM

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iPhone 6 better in every way: display, performance, photos, videos, battery life, and network speed  —  The iPhones 6  —  The Big Picture  —  A few days into testing the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, I accidentally left my personal iPhone 5S on a desk next to the iPhone 6 Plus.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
iPhone 6 Plus Review: The First Truly Well-Designed Big Smartphone  —  Apple is launching not one, but two premium smartphones today, and the iPhone 6 Plus is the one many probably were skeptical even existed just a few short months ago.  With a screen size measuring 5.5-inches across the diagonal …
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
iPhone 6: a great upgrade for iPhone owners, and the best smartphone you can buy  —  iPhone 6 Review: It's a Winner  —  After stubbornly resisting for years, Apple has finally joined the big-screen smartphone movement with its two latest models, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which go on sale Friday.
David Pogue / Yahoo Tech:
Reviewed: iPhone 6 is a Thin, Sexy Phone with a Killer Camera  —  When Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 last week, it made the front pages of newspapers.  It dominated Google Search and Twitter.  It triggered an avalanche of sniping and worshiping on the Web's comment boards.  —  About a phone?
Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal:
Foxconn struggles with iPhone 6 demand despite 200K workers making 540K phones/day  —  Foxconn Struggles to Meet New iPhone Demand  —  Apple fans may have to wait for weeks to get the new iPhones as Apple's major assembler Foxconn appears to be struggling to boost its production to meet strong demand.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Initial Apple Watch thoughts: gold version could start at $5K, stainless $1K; unclear how Apple and the market will deal with its technology growing old fast  —  Apple Watch: Initial Thoughts and Observations  —  Consider Vertu, the company that sells $6,000 Android phones (and which, back in the day, sold $6,000 Symbian phones).
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Amazon leaks smaller, lighter, 300 DPI high-res Voyage Kindle, launching Nov 4th  —  Kindle Voyage leaks on Amazon with a new way to turn pages  —  Amazon appears to be preparing to launch new Kindles.  Several listings spotted on the German version of Amazon show a new “Kindle Voyage” …
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Material design screenshots leaked for Google Play Store 5.0 update  —  An Exclusive Early Look At The Google Play Store's 5.0 Update  —  A couple of months ago, we shared an early look at an impending Play Store update that saw more “materialized” content listings, but the rest of the interface remained largely unchanged.
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Former Qualcomm Exec Named Head of Google Fiber  —  Google Fiber has a new boss, the latest sign that the search giant is serious about delivering high-speed Internet service.  —  Former Qualcomm executive Dennis Kish replaced Milo Medin, a key visionary behind the project.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Sony's inability to sell smartphones is costing it $1.7 billion  —  Sony has just revised its annual earnings forecast with the addition of a major 180 billion yen (roughly $1.7 billion) “goodwill impairment charge.”  This relates to Sony's Mobile Communications (MC) business …
Ravi Grover / Facebook Developers:
Facebook adds label cohorts and retention charts to app analytics for developers  —  Introducing improved analytics tools for app developers  —  Today we're excited to announce that we're launching new tools within App Insights to let you better measure the performance of your app among specific groups …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Codenamed “Moments”, Facebook Has Built An App For Super-Private Sharing  —  Facebook has failed repeatedly to get us to use complicated lists and privacy settings to share intimate moments with just our closest friends and family.  It's clumsy and confusing doing that with the same composer for blasting News Feed updates to everyone.
Zoho:
5 New Features in Zoho Sites You Can't Miss  —  Well, these are in continuation with the new features that we have been adding in Zoho Sites for past few months.  We've made those little touches, reworked on the existing and added new features to make your website building experience a breeze.
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Cherlynn Low / Laptop Mag:
ZTE ZMAX hands-on: 5.7" HD screen, 3,400-mAH battery, available Sept 24 at T-Mobile for $250 unlocked  —  ZTE ZMAX: Huge 3,400-mAH Battery, 5.7-inch Screen for $250  —  NEW YORK - Apple wants you to pay an extra $100 for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, but ZTE is giving you a bigger screen for less.

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Microsoft:
The Carlsberg Group goes ‘GloCal’ with Office 365  —  Denmark-based brewery finds the right balance between working together at a global level and allowing its many strong regional beer brands to flourish.
VMware:
Top Five Reasons Why Your Organization Should Consider Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery  —  Few organizations can afford the downtime caused by a disaster.  Those capable of weathering such events usually have the datacenters …
Zoho:
5 New Features in Zoho Sites You Can't Miss  —  Well, these are in continuation with the new features that we have been adding in Zoho Sites for past few months.  We've made those little touches …
Syncano:
6 Reasons Why We Love React.js  —  Our front-end team loves trying new things.  New frameworks, new build tools... anything that makes our work more efficient deserves my attention.

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