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Apple to introduce more hardware at Oct. 30 event in New York

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Apple, which recently debuted new versions of its iPhone and Apple Watch, has announced that it's hosting an event on Oct. 30 in New York to showcase its new hardware, including what it has in store for the holidays.

What to watch: The company is widely expected to introduce an iPad that, like recent iPhones, drops the fingerprint-sensing home button in favor of FaceID and an all-screen design. Other possible introductions include a rumored MacBook Air replacement as well as its delayed AirPower wireless charging mat.

Pre-installed apps are reshaping the web traffic universe

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Facebook and Twitter are declining as news and media referral sources on mobile, according to a report from traffic analytics company Chartbeat, which finds that users are increasingly using search for news as well as migrating to publisher and news aggregation apps.

Why it matters: The increase of social media distribution on smartphones meant that more people generally had access to more news and information than ever before, but a lot of it was unvetted, one-sided or outright false.