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 …
ZTE ZMAX hands-on: 5.7" HD screen, 3,400-mAH battery, available Sept 24 at T-Mobile for $250 unlocked (Cherlynn Low/Laptop Mag)
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.
With $7.9 Million In Funding, Workpop Launches As A Job Marketplace For Hourly Workers (Ryan Lawler/TechCrunch)
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
With $7.9 Million In Funding, Workpop Launches As A Job Marketplace For Hourly Workers — There are plenty of tools out there for recruiting and hiring professionals, mainly led by industry stalwart LinkedIn. But what if you're looking for part-time or hourly workers?
Jason Snell / Six Colors:
iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus: A tale of scale — I've been using the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for the last week, since Apple's big event on Sept. 9. You can read my full review on Macworld—it's my final byline there. You can also listen to episode 1 of my new podcast, Upgrade …
Initial Apple Watch thoughts: gold version to start at $5K, stainless $1K; unclear how Apple and the market will deal with its technology growing old fast (John Gruber/Daring Fireball)
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Initial Apple Watch thoughts: gold version to 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).
Bonnie Cha / Re/code:
SwiftKey, Swype and QuickType keyboards on iPhone 6 make typing easier, faster — New Keyboards Bring Faster, Easier Typing to the iPhone 6 — Imagine a smartphone keyboard that was intelligent enough to predict what you were going to type next. One that could save you from pecking letter …
Automatic Labs partners with Ford, adding Siri and IFTTT to SYNC-enabled vehicles (Kevin Fitchard/Gigaom)
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
Automatic Labs partners with Ford, adding Siri and IFTTT to SYNC-enabled vehicles — Who needs CarPlay? Ford brings Siri to the car dashboard now with the help of Automatic Labs — Ford and Automatic have figured out a way of shoehorning Apple's Siri personal assistant into older model vehicles.
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?
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
Apple iOS 8 Review: A New Phone Without Buying One — The Updated Operating System Might Not Look Very Different, but Will Give an Older iPhone a New Lease on Life — Forget the iPhone 6, Apple's newest software upgrade brings big changes as well. WSJ Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern dives …
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 …
iPhone 6: a great upgrade for iPhone owners, and the best smartphone you can buy (Walt Mossberg/Re/code)
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.
Abhirup Roy / Reuters:
Adobe profit fell 46% in Q3; paid subscribers for Creative Cloud rose by 500K — Adobe revenue forecast misses, shares slip — (Reuters) - Photoshop maker Adobe Systems Inc's (ADBE.O) forecast disappointing revenue for this quarter and reported lower quarterly sales at its digital media business …
Justice Department Proposal Would Massively Expand FBI Extraterritorial Surveillance (Ahmed Ghappour/Just Security)
Ahmed Ghappour / Just Security:
Justice Department Proposal Would Massively Expand FBI Extraterritorial Surveillance — A Department of Justice proposal to amend Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure would make it easier for domestic law enforcement to hack into computers of people attempting to protect their anonymity on the Internet.
Microsoft raises its dividend by 11%, adds Kraft and Visa execs to board as Dave Marquardt and Dina Dublon retire (Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft raises its dividend by 11%, adds Kraft and Visa execs to board as Dave Marquardt and Dina Dublon retire — Microsoft announces board changes and quarterly dividend increase — Teri List-Stoll of Kraft and Charles W. Scharf of Visa to join board; Dave Marquardt and Dina Dublon …
House bill would prohibit businesses from fining customers for negative reviews (Adi Robertson/The Verge)
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
House bill would prohibit businesses from fining customers for negative reviews — Congress takes on businesses that fine customers for bad reviews — The fight over whether companies can stop customers from posting bad reviews is going national. Today, Reps. Eric Swalwell and Brad Sherman …