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How Apple can disrupt TV without a television, plus four other Apple stories to read today

With so many people writing about Apple(s AAPL), finding the best stories and reports isn’t easy. Here’s our daily pick of stories about the company from around the Web that you shouldn’t miss:

  • “Apple will not anytime soon launch a competitive subscription video product to cable,” says Jeremy Allaire, chairman and CEO of online video host Brightcove, in a guest post on AllThingsD. But that doesn’t mean Apple isn’t already completely reshaping the TV ecosystem, he argues, with its app ecosystem and AirPlay.
  • Tim Cook says tablets and PCs are different. Some resarchers and analysts disagree. And Microsoft(s MSFT) is trying to blend the two together. But what will customers who are shopping for a computer think? The Seattle Times lays out the potential confusion in the run-up to Windows 8’s debut.
  • 9to5Mac hears Facebook’s(s FB) reported integration into the next version of iOS will work a lot like Twitter’s. They’ve put together some mockups of what that would look like.
  • Apple’s not known for being super talkative when it comes to security matters. But that changed somewhat sometime last week, when Apple released a new guide to security in iOS, ThreatPost notes.
  • It’s not just pilots who are getting to use iPads in flight — some business class passengers will too. Singapore Airlines’ budget carrier Scoot Pte replaced its in-flight televisions with iPads and ended up saving a lot of money in fuel costs since the iPads decreased the weight of each plane by 7 percent, according to Bloomberg.