Top 4 Tech Stories of the Day


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It's a million dollar tech headache caused by the U.S. government. The New York Times is reporting companies like Google and Facebook are spending millions to beef up encryption of their own internal data. Why? To keep the National Security Agency from hacking "their systems without their knowledge or cooperation."
The iPad Air is now on sale in just about all its launch locations and the consensus is that lines for the device are shorter in most places where more shoppers queued up for Apple's latest tablet a year ago. That doesn't mean Apple won't surprise with higher sales numbers, says Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, who told investors he thinks Apple will sell between 2.5 million and 3.5 million of the tablets over the weekend.
Apple is bringing its iPhone lineup to contract-free provider Boost Mobile. The carrier announced the news, saying that it will carry the iPhone 5S , iPhone 5C , and iPhone 4S . The iPhone 5S starts at $550 for the 16GB model contract-free. The iPhone 5C will start at $450, while the iPhone 4S will set customers back $300 at the carrier's stores.
Distimo released its September survey which analyzed the Games App category in 44 countries and found that of the Top 400 Apps, games generated 92% of Google Play's revenue and 79% for Apple's App Store. Games comprised 33% of all downloads on iPhones.