10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • iOS 5 comes out today. Here’s how to get your iPhone ready for the upgrade.
  • The latest iTunes update is out — it offers support for iCloud and wireless syncing once you’ve upgraded your iDevice to iOS 5.
  • The first round of iPhone 4S reviews are in.
  • Start with our roundups of Walt Mossberg’s and David Pogue’s reviews.
  • Walter Isaacson, author of the upcoming Steve Jobs biography, sent Gawker an explanation on why Jobs always wore a turtleneck.
  • Amazon had a really strong Q3 — pageviews on its site are up almost 20% from Q3 last year.
  • Zynga is launching its own social network, called Zynga Direct.
  • Michael Bloomberg made a surprise appearance at last night’s New York Tech Meetup — here’s what he talked about.
  • Box.net, an online content management and file storage business, just secured a huge $81 million in funding.
  • Remember how HP was going to spin off its hardware business? CEO Meg Whitman says that may not happen now.

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