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6:25 PM ET, June 6, 2011

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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Apple's iOS 5: all the details  —  Scott Forstall has just taken the WWDC 2011 stage and details about the changes and improvements in iOS 5 are flowing thick and fast.  Keep one tab in your browser locked to this post as we update it with all the new features, and throw another one open …
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Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
Apple unveils iMessage, its BBM competitor, at WWDC  —  It's here, the moment BlackBerry owners been waiting for since the original iPhone launched: iMessage.  Apple has just announced its new data-based push messaging service at WWDC, which looks to be a full-on competitor to the venerable BBM.
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Apple turns iOS ‘PC Free’ with OTA updates and wireless sync
Discussion: App Advice and Tech Check
Dana Wollman / Engadget:   Apple iOS 5 adds instant camera access from lock screen and shutter release to volume-up button
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Marco Arment / Marco.org:
What Safari's Reading List means for Instapaper  —  Before today, I knew that a reading-list feature similar to Instapaper's core bookmark-saving purpose was being added to Safari in Lion, and wrote a big blog post about its potential impact on Instapaper.  —  I speculated that they wouldn't add …
Apple:
Apple Introduces iCloud  —  Free Cloud Services Beyond Anything Offered to Date  —  Apple® today introduced iCloud®, a breakthrough set of free new cloud services that work seamlessly with applications on your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac® or PC to automatically …
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AppleInsider:
Apple's iCloud will automatically store, sync data for free  —  Apple finally showed off its long-awaited iCloud service on Monday, portraying it as a service that stores content, wirelessly pushes it to devices, and integrates with applications — all at no cost to users.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Apple announces iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match  —  Apple has just announced its long-awaited cloud-based music service: iTunes in the Cloud.  It will let you download any music you've purchased to all of your devices at no additional charge, which Steve Jobs notes is a first for the music industry.
Chris Rawson / TUAW:
MobileMe stays live through June 30, 2012  —  Apple's new iCloud service is a full, free replacement for MobileMe.  But iCloud won't officially launch until iOS 5 debuts this fall.  What does that mean for existing MobileMe subscribers?  —  Not long ago we advised our readers not to pay …
Apple:
New Version of iOS Includes Notification Center, iMessage, Newsstand, Twitter Integration Among 200 New Features  —  Available to iPhone, iPad & iPod touch Users This Fall  —  SAN FRANCISCO―June 6, 2011―Apple® today previewed iOS 5, the latest version of the world's …
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
New Xbox Experience Streamlines The Entire UI, Adds Youtube, Live TV and Bing  —  Microsoft has improved the Xbox UI by adding detailed voice and gesture controls and essentially removing the “leaves” or cards from the old UI and creating a large, fullscreen experience that dedicates one entire screen to each feature.
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Yusuf Mehdi / Bing:
Bing on Xbox: You are The Controller
Microsoft:
Xbox: All-In-One Hub for the Living Room
Discussion: CNET News
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
THE WORST DM FAIL IN HISTORY: Weiner Admits The Crotch Shot Was His  —  Boy!  Twitter sure can be tricky to use sometimes.  —  For example, you might think you're sending a photo of your junk as a direct message to a co-ed in Seattle, when in fact you are actually sending an @reply …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt And Others Invest Over $1M In Backplane
Discussion: VentureBeat
Nilay Patel / This is my next:
iTunes in the Cloud iOS 4.3 beta hands-on (video)  —  Apple isn't pushing out iOS 5 or iCloud to consumers until the fall, but iOS 4.3 users can start playing with a beta of iTunes in the Cloud right now — so we thought we'd do a little hands-on with it for you.
Discussion: Know Your Cell and MacStories
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Apple officially introduces OS X Lion at WWDC - $29, releasing in July  —  We've been waiting for ages to hear the details and now we finally have them.  Apple's Phil Schiller and Craig Ferericchi have taken the stage to fill us in.  First off, and probably most importantly …
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Irene Chung / Gmail Blog:
Introducing appointment slots in Google Calendar  —  Google Calendar has become indispensable for organizing my own time and sharing my schedule with friends and coworkers.  But what about letting others know about my preferred availability?  Likewise, when I look at my hairdresser's online calendar …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Surprise!  Facebook Credits and Apple's iTunes Play Nice With Each Other.  —  Facebook has Credits, Apple has iTunes, and then there's the plethora of points and coins found on the major consoles and online services.  —  For game players, it's the equivalent of traveling in Europe before the Euro.
 
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Dhanji R. Prasanna / RETHRICK CONSTRUCTION:
Waving Goodbye  —  In the past month or two, fully 8 …
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
One in four US hackers ‘is an FBI informer’
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Rep. Issa asks Google to name all the US officials who were hit in Gmail attack
Mike Lennon / SecurityWeek:
Andreessen Horowitz Leads $20M Funding Round in Fraud Analytics firm Silver Tail Systems
Discussion: AllThingsD, Thanks:wiredmike
 Earlier Items: 
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HTC EVO 3D launches on June 24th for $200, joined by EVO View 4G tablet at $400
Troy Hunt / Troy Hunt's Blog:
A brief Sony password analysis
Discussion: InfoWorld
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Microsoft's Plans for Skype Are Unclear
Discussion: ReveNews and MediaPost
Glenn Fleishman / Ars Technica:
In-flight Internet: the view from 35,000 feet and three years
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Is YouTube Killing Music Piracy?
Chris Buckley / Reuters:
China paper warns Google may pay price for hacking claims
 

 
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