nTelos cuts $100 from cost of iPhone 6, 6 Plus; Motorola pegged to be Nexus 6 vendor

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> The new BlackBerry Passport smartphone has received mixed reviews. Article

> Apple has stopped distributing its iOS 8.0.1 software update due after users reported the update was impeding their ability to place phone calls. The company has said it will address the issue with iOS 8.0.2, to be released "in the next few days." Article

> According to Slice, AT&T Mobility accounted for the most iPhone 6 pre-orders, while T-Mobile US enjoyed five times the numbers as rival Sprint. Article

> nTelos Wireless said for a limited time it will offer the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus for $100 less than its larger wireless rivals. Release

> Google said it has made progress on its Project Loon project, which aims to offer mobile Internet access via balloons. Article

> Skyhook introduced geolocation capabilities on its Wi-Fi database. Article

> Apple reportedly knew of security problems with its iCloud service months before hackers accessed the platform. Article

> HTC is reportedly preparing to release a rival to the GoPro personal video recorder, called the RECamera. Article

> Motorola is reportedly building a device codenamed Shamu, which could be the Nexus 6. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Google and Microsoft are keeping up the pressure as they lobby the FCC to include technical rules enabling the use of unlicensed devices in the 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum that will be auctioned next year. Article

> Accuris Networks attracted a $15 million equity funding round and hired as its new CEO wireless industry veteran Jeff Brown, who was most recently CEO and president of Kineto Wireless. Article

Telecom News

> Huawei sees great potential in the wireline broadband market, so much so that it announced that it will invest $4 billion in conducting new research and development in the area through 2017. Article

> TDS is tackling its consumer customers' growing desire to carry content on multiple wireline and increasingly, mobile devices, with the introduction of its "younited" personal cloud service. Article

Cable News

> Originally developed by a consortium of top cable operators just for set-top boxes, the Reference Design Kit (RDK) is now moving into the broadband realm. Article

> Separate studies reveal that Google-owned YouTube is the primary platform for viewing traditional television content online. And when they turn to YouTube to find TV content, viewers prefer cable network programming over broadcast shows by a wide margin. Article

And finally… Apple said it may replace bent iPhone 6 Plus phones. Article