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theverge.com — The new Digg team just announced a launch date for its highly anticipated RSS reader, which should be here in plenty of time to catch all the Google Reader refugees. The first version of the Digg Reader, which was built in just under three months, looks extremely similar to Google Reader but is missing some key functionality such as search, which Digg says will be added in future iterations.
techhive.com — Samsung Galaxy users will soon get supersized bragging rights to go with their supersized displays. They'll be given the opportunity to get their ears on Jay-Z's new album Magna Carta Holy Grail before it's released to the general public. And they'll get it for free.
onemanandhisblog.com — I was on a bus in London on Friday, on my way to a meeting at City University, when I saw this tweet from my co-visitor there, Paul Bradshaw: Still haven't settled on an RSS reader to replace #googlereader - Netvibes doesn't seem to cope with so many feeds...
thelincolnite.co.uk — A major road works scheme to improve Newark Road at the 'pinch point' junctions with Rookery Lane and Brant Road will start in July, set to be completed by the end of November. Computer models estimate the project is set to improve journey times in the area at an average of two minutes in an hour.
economist.com — CONSTANT vigilance: that is the task of the people who protect society from enemies intent on using subterfuge and violence to get their way. It is also the watchword of those who fear that the protectors will pursue the collective interest at untold cost to individual rights.
businessweek.com — Rumors are circulating that Apple is working on some new iPhones, including ones with larger displays and cheaper, more colorful bodies. Might Apple be exploring these products? Absolutely. Does that mean they will necessarily come to market? Who knows. Let's go back to that oft-used (because it's good) quote from filmmaker William Goldman about Hollywood: "Nobody knows anything."
subtraction.com — I'm working up to writing at greater length about iOS 7 because, well, blogging. In the meantime, I thought I'd make one specific point. The thing that bothers me most about the new operating system is the completely revised back button, which is now less of a button and more of a left-facing arrow that looks a bit like a compressed bracket, plus a text label.
independent.co.uk — Whether you love it or loathe it, there is no intelligence service anywhere in the world comparable to America's massive electronic eavesdropping organisation, the National Security Agency (NSA). Virtually every news story ever written about NSA focuses to one degree or another on the seemingly impenetrable shroud of secrecy that surrounds all aspects of the agency's operations, which to many outside observers gives the it a more than somewhat sinister quality.
guardian.co.uk — Microsoft has finally launched its Office suite for iOS devices, with the release of iPhone app Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers. The attached strings are made clear in its title: an Office 365 subscription is required to use the app. It costs $99.99 a year in the US, which is the first country to get the new app.
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