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1:10 PM ET, May 31, 2011

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Apple:
Apple to Unveil Next Generation Software at Keynote Address on Monday, June 6  —  Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote …
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Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
Official: iOS 5, OS X Lion, and iCloud To Be Announced Next Week At WWDC  —  There goes all the fun rumors and wild speculation.  Apple just released a press release detailing what's coming next week at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference.  I'll let that sink in for a moment.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Jobs to Unveil Apple's ‘Next Generation’ Software  —  Apple said on Tuesday that it would announce “next generation” software for its computer and mobile operating systems next week in a keynote address at a developers conference.  —  The announcement will be made Monday by Steven P. Jobs …
Apple:
Apple iWork Now Available For iPhone & iPod touch Users  —  Apple® today announced that its groundbreaking iWork® productivity apps, Keynote®, Pages® and Numbers®, are now available for iPhone® and iPod touch®, as well as iPad®.
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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
iWork hits iPhone ahead of WWDC for $10  —  Interesting note from Apple's PR team today:  —  Apple iWork Now Available For iPhone & iPod touch Users  —  CUPERTINO, California—May 31, 2011—Apple® today announced that its groundbreaking iWork® productivity apps, Keynote® …
Wall Street Journal:
Pentagon: Online Cyber Attacks Can Count as Acts of War  —  Pentagon Sets Stage for U.S. to Respond to Computer Sabotage With Military Force  —  WASHINGTON—The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens …
Jeff Rubenstein / PlayStation Blog:
Full PSN Services, including PlayStation Store, Return This Week  —  This press release just hit the wire - PlayStation Store and related services (like voucher redemption) back this week: … We will update the PlayStation Blog when the PlayStation Store is once again open for business.
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Isabel Reynolds / Reuters:
Sony: PlayStation recovery delayed in parts of Asia
John Hsu / LiveSide.net:
First Windows Phone “Mango” hardware revealed - Acer W4  —  Microsoft unveiled last week at the Windows Phone VIP press conference that three new hardware manufacturers - Acer, Fujitsu, and ZTE, will be joining in to produce Windows Phones in the coming year.
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Kati Pohjanpalo / Bloomberg:
Nokia Slumps to Lowest in 13 Years After Cutting Forecasts
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Confirmed: Twitter Plans to Announce Photo-Sharing Service This Week  —  Twitter will announce a photo-sharing service at the D9 conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., this week, according to sources familiar with the matter.  —  Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is set to speak at D9 on Wednesday.
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
MacBook Air supplies constrained ahead of summer refresh  —  Sources around the globe have informed 9to5Mac that supplies and shipments of the MacBook Air are constrained ahead of the product's rumored June-July refresh.  The latest rumors peg the update to to be fairly minor …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Jann Wenner: Magazines' Rush to iPad Is ‘Sheer Insanity and Insecurity and Fear’  —  Successful Migration to Tablet Editions Will Take ‘Decades,’ Rolling Stone Co-Founder Says in Interview  —  Nobody mistakes Jann Wenner — whose Wenner Media publishes Rolling Stone, Us Weekly and Men's Journal — for a digital fanboy.
Intel Newsroom:
Intel's Maloney Talks Mobile Growth, Industry Opportunities at Computex  —  New Roadmaps Across Intel® Core™ and Atom™ Processor Families to Usher in Next Wave of Laptops and Connected Mobile Devices  —  NEWS HIGHLIGHTS  — Intel defines new category of mainstream thin …
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Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Intel reveals skinny Ivy Bridge ‘Ultrabooks,’ Moore's Law-defying Atoms
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Nielsen: Android's lead over iOS may have stopped growing  —  Google's OS is still more popular than Apple's, but no more than it was in March Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) and Research in Motion (RIMM) have reached something like a three-way stalemate in the battle for dominance of the U.S. smartphone market …
Parmy Olson / Disruptors:
Interview With PBS Hackers: We Did It For ‘Lulz And Justice’  —  The deface page posted on the PBS website by small hacking group LulzSec.  —  Ever wonder why black hat hackers and cyber vigilantes risk prison terms to do what they do?  The group of four people who hacked the PBS NewsHour website …
Tim Moynihan / Macworld:
Analysis: Different cameras in the white and black iPhone 4s?  —  According to PCWorld's tests, the cameras in the white and black versions of the iPhone 4 produce very different results.
Ralf-Gordon Jahns / research2guidance:
Apple App Store's market share dropped to 59% at the end of Q1 2011  —  If Apple manages to slow down its market share loss over the next two years it will be difficult for other players to challenge its supremacy for a long time after.  —  These findings are taken from our new Smartphone App Market Monitor Vol. 2.
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
The iconic Fifth Avenue Apple Store is New York's top photo attraction  —  See the circle labeled “1″ on the image above?  Researcher Eric Fischer created this amazing heat map showing photo densities by using geotags that belong to millions of snaps publicly available on Flickr.
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple launches worldwide MacBook Bottom Case Replacement Program  —  Per Apple's support document, they will now fix the issue with the rubber bottom on the white unibody MacBook coming off due to issues with glue.  This applies to any MacBook purchased between October 2009 and April 2011.
 
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