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11:45 PM ET, June 6, 2011

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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 …
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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 …
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
iMessage: Biting RIM's style and sticking it to network operators  —  The iOS 5 upgrade introduces a lot of changes for Apple's mobile operating system, but iMessages is one of the most significant.  It lets iPad, iPhone and iPod touch owners send messages back and forth, including photos …
Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
Apple iOS 5 hands-on preview  —  iOS 5 won't be ready for the masses until this Fall, but lucky developers — and eager tech bloggers — are able to get in on the action right now.  We just got done downloading the 730MB BETA, and have decided to turn our iPhone 4 and iPad 2 into guinea pigs for all the newness.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
About The Nuance No-Show At Apple's WWDC Keynote  —  With regard to today's WWDC keynote, we were right about a lot of things.  Twitter/iOS.  Revamped notifications.  Widgets (though they didn't call them “widgets” on stage, the weather and stock areas in the notifications pull-down are widgets) …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
How Twitter + iOS 5 Will Change Mobile Apps  —  A deep integration of Twitter and iOS 5 was among the many things announced by Apple today but it's not just that you'll be able to post to Twitter from inside official Apple apps like photos and maps.  Any 3rd party iOS developer will be able …
Discussion: Twitter Blog and MediaFile, Thanks:jasoncosta
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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Nick Bilton / Bits:
Apple Sounds the PC Death Knell  —  If Steven P. Jobs, Apple's chief executive, gets his way, the PC could be on its last legs.  —  For over two years now, Mr. Jobs and other Apple executives have been pushing the concept of a “post-PC era” where most people no longer have, or need …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Demoted  —  Today's was a jam-packed keynote.  Apple announced a lot of news; there is much to talk and think about.  But the key line was when Steve Jobs, describing iCloud replacing iTunes as your digital hub, said, “We're going to demote the PC and the Mac to just be a device.”
Discussion: VentureBeat and GigaOM
AppleInsider:
Apple's iCloud will automatically store, sync data for free
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Apple announces iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match
Nilay Patel / This is my next:
iTunes in the Cloud iOS 4.3 beta hands-on (video)
Discussion: MacStories and Know Your Cell
Bits:
Which Apps Are Threatened by Apple's Upgrades?  —  How do you know if you've created a really great, useful iPhone app?  Apple tries to put you out of business.  —  That may be overstating it, but a number of new features for Apple's operating systems that it announced …
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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 …
Rafe / rc3.org:
When platform vendors attack
Discussion: Technology Review and MacStories
Larry Hryb / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Cloud Storage and more coming to Xbox LIVE  —  Following the E3 Briefing earlier today, we also announced the following features coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE Members later this year:  — The New Dashboard.  Simpler.  Cleaner.  Easier to navigate.  With the addition …
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Yusuf Mehdi / Bing:
Bing on Xbox: You are The Controller
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
New Xbox Experience Streamlines The Entire UI, Adds Youtube, Live TV and Bing
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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Jason Kincaid / @jasonkincaid:   (you can find the rest of the new features here: http://t.co/ND6VBST )
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 …
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Working With Lady Gaga to Bridge Music and Technology  —  Soon after Apple started its music-centric social network Ping last year, Steven P. Jobs reached out to Lady Gaga and her business manager, Troy Carter, for feedback.  —  At the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt And Others Invest Over $1M In Backplane
Discussion: VentureBeat
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
One in four US hackers ‘is an FBI informer’  —  The FBI and US secret service have used the threat of prison to create an army of informers among online criminals  —  The underground world of computer hackers has been so thoroughly infiltrated in the US by the FBI and secret service …
Discussion: AllThingsD
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
LulzSec Posts More Sony Data, Amid Claim One of Them Is Arrested  —  More news came from LulzSec, the hacker group that has in recent days been harassing Sony and Nintendo, and affiliates of the FBI, and before that, placing fake news stories on a PBS Web site.  —  Today Sony was in its sights yet again.
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Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
LulzSec Hackers Tied To Anonymous In Leaked Logs
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 …
Discussion: VentureBeat
 
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Discussion: Computerworld and Softpedia News
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Bebo CTO & Hi-5 Cofounder Akash Garg Heads to Twitter
Discussion: @rsarver and AllThingsD
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NATO: Anonymous will be “infiltrated” and “persecuted”
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Rep. Issa asks Google to name all the US officials who were hit in Gmail attack
Discussion: Washington Wire
Chris Nerney / Computerworld:
MySpace Shifts from ‘Sale’ to ‘Partnership’
Discussion: The Register and FT Tech Hub
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