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CNET Update: iPad Mini rumors ramp up

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CNET Update: iPad Mini rumors ramp up

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Apple may reveal the iPad Mini this month, the Nest Learning Thermostat gets cooler, and LinkedIn wants you to follow the leader.

-The iPhone 5 might not be the last Apple product this year. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET update. The iPad Mini rumors are ramping up again. It's been reported before that Apple could announce the iPad Mini some time in October, but now Fortune has the source saying that by next week on Wednesday, October 10, the press will get invitations for the mini news event and that, if it's true, means the iPad Mini could go on sale by November 2nd or earlier. There's also another report from a Japanese blog saying that the iPad Mini is already in production. Maybe, we'll know if there is there is truth to these rumors by next week, but not matter what, 7-inch tablets are the hot item this year. Between the new Kindle Fire and Nook tablets and the Google Nexus 7, yeah, Apple could very likely jump into it now. So, it's not moved out for the holidays. The sexy thermostat is back. Nest 2.0 has been unveiled and it's the second generation of the learning thermostat. It's designed by the same guy who works on the original Apple iPad design. The new Nest is 20% thinner compatible with more home systems and there's added support for android tablets. It costs $250 and will be available in mid-October and if you bough the original nest that came out less than a year ago, there's a software update with a few perks for you. In the previous update show, you heard about the iPhone 5 WiFi glitch for Verizon customers or even though if user is on WiFi, the iPhone is also eating up data. The bug fix is available for Verizon, but now some users are reporting this glitch with other carriers. We're keeping a close eye on this, so stay tune for updates, but in the meantime, iPhone 5 users could keep track of this themselves by resetting usage statistics in settings and see if there is a large amount of data being eaten up even when you're connected to WiFi. LinkedIn just got more like Twitter. You can follow select industry leaders and influencers to see what are posting. Now, these leaders that you can follow they have agreed to post original content to LinkedIn. And followers can comment on their post as well by adding photos, videos, links and slide show files. Also, if you're confused over privacy and other issues on Facebook, the network launched a new help center with answers to common questions. And today, we're keeping an eye on the new Google app that could help you discover new restaurants and venues in town. It's called field trip available on android and it taps into several popular web publications like [unk] and it gives recommendations of what you should do or try with the post that other people are making on the services. The Mac isn't exactly useful, I mean, just look at that mess, but you might find it interesting to poke around the post to find a new hang out. That's your tech news update for today, but we have more details on today's stories at blog cnet.com/update. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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