TechBits: tech news (9.18.13)

Making tech headlines this week:


Apple is keeping quiet about pre-sales numbers for the iPhone 5s and the 5c. {}The company usually releases pre-sale numbers, and the move is sparking talk in the tech world. {}Some analysts say it could be due to the cheaper 5c cutting into sales numbers for the more expensive 5s.


The city of Munich is trying to protect people still using Windows XP. {}When service ends for XP in April 2014, it could become the target of hackers. {}Munich is making 2,000 installation CDs for Ubuntu Linux available through libraries. {}The idea is that people who switch to the free, open source operating system could stay safe from hacking.