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Three random news outlets agree: Apple’s talking subscription music services. So it must be true, right? Also, Apple’s working on a bug fix for Down Under and Verizon’s got a fix on the party line. Start your weekend right with the remainders for Friday, October 8, 2010.

Apple in talks on fee-based music service: report (Reuters)

Sure, rumors of an Apple music subscription service have been around longer than those of a Verizon iPhone, but when Reuters, The New York Post , and CNet—or, as I like to refer to them, the Three’s Company of jouralism—all post suspiciously similar stories on the same day, something may be up. That, or Ashton Kutcher is lurking behind the scenes somewhere.

Apple working on iOS Daylight Saving bug fix (The Mac Observer)

Apparently, Apple forgot to take Daylight Savings Time into account…in Australia. iPhone and iPad users there are finding their alarms going off an hour early after the transition this week. You know, everybody complains about Daylight Savings Time, but nobody does anything about it: we suggest Apple set its sights a little bit higher and fix this whole “days are shorter in the winter” problem.

Verizon’s McAdam talks 4G (Q&A) (CNet)

In an interview with CNet, Verizon President and COO Lowell McAdam had to this to say when asked about Microsoft as a major player in mobile: “Microsoft is not at the forefront of our mind.” I guess Apple hasn’t dropped that “whack Microsoft at any available opportunity” rider in its partnership contracts.

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