Bertel King, Jr / Android Police:

Fan Funding for YouTube creators now available in US, Japan, Mexico, Australia; Google to take 5% + $0.21 cut in the US  —  YouTube Now Offers Fan Funding In Four Countries – Here’s A Look At How It Works  —  YouTube thrives off the videos produced by independent content creators all over the world …


Apple:

Apple lists top 10 reasons apps are rejected, with missing information and bugs the two most common causes  —  Common App Rejections  —  Before you develop your app, it’s important to become familiar with the technical, content, and design criteria that we use to review all apps.


Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:

Apple Says It is “Actively Investigating” Celeb Photo Hack  —  Apple said it was “actively investigating” the violation of several of its iCloud accounts, in which revealing photos and videos of prominent Hollywood actresses were taken and posted all over the Web.


Ben Popper / The Verge:

Xapo CEO explains their heavily guarded offline Bitcoin vaults & the future of cryptocurrency  —  Meet the man building the Fort Knox of bitcoin  —  Can security fit for a super villian’s hideout help make bitcoin mainstream?  —  In July, a bitcoin startup named Xapo announced …


Florin T. / PhoneArena:

Asus ZenWatch will feature voice commands, sub-$200 price confirmed by CEO  —  While LG and Samsung already unveiled the new smartwatches that they’re going to bring to IFA 2014 next week (the G Watch R and Gear S, respectively), Asus prefers to wait until September 3 before fully revealing its first smartwatch.


AppleInsider:

Apple ‘not likely’ to ship redesigned power adapter, Lightning cable with ‘iPhone 6’  —  Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Monday poured cold water on recent rumors that Apple was preparing to migrate to a reversible version of the Lightning charge cable as well as a larger, possibly …


NDTV Gadgets:

Google Sends Invites for September 15 India Event; Android One Launch Likely  —  Google has sent invitations for an event in India on September 15.  While the invite itself says “More details closer to the date!”, it is expected that the much-awaited Android One smartphones will make their debut at the event.


Robert Hof / Forbes:

Baidu’s new chief scientist and Google Brain founder Andrew Ng on the new AI lab he’s leading  —  Interview: Inside Google Brain Founder Andrew Ng’s Plans To Transform Baidu  —  Little known outside China, the Chinese search engine Baidu scored a coup earlier this year when it hired Andrew Ng …


Frances Robinson / Wall Street Journal:

EU Sends Questionnaire to Rivals Over Facebook Deal With WhatsApp  —  Officials Seek to Identify What Separates a Social Network From a Messaging Application  —  BRUSSELS—European Union antitrust officials have sent a detailed questionnaire to competitors and customers of Facebook Inc …


Charles Arthur / Guardian:

Nude celebrity picture leak looks like phishing or email account hack  —  Apple’s iCloud service may have been the source of the photos but security experts think password hacks are likely explanation  —  The leak of pictures and, allegedly, videos of Jennifer Lawrence by an unknown hacker has security experts – and Apple – puzzled.