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June 11, 2012, 10:35 PM

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Apple:
iOS 6 — It will take your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in entirely new directions  —  iOS 6 gives you more features to make the things you do every day even better.  It's coming this fall, and it's free and easy to upgrade wirelessly on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch — the moment it's available.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Apple selects TomTom as primary iOS 6 maps provider (update: confirmed)  —  Been wondering exactly which data service is replacing Google as Apple's map provider?  According to these leaked screenshots (shown above) from the iOS 6 developer beta running on an iPhone 4S, it appears to be TomTom.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
iOS 6 developer beta previewed in leaked photos  —  We've just received photos and impressions from a number of tipsters alleging to have access to the developer beta of iOS 6 announced today at Apple's WWDC event in San Francisco; we're aggregating those tips here.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Apple Introduces iOS 6, Coming This Fall  —  Today at Apple's WWDC keynote, far and away the most exciting product announced has to be refreshed and replenished mobile operating system.  The days of iOS 6 are upon us, and the platter of 200 new features Apple is serving up is more than enough to make any fanboi's mouth water.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Apple Gives Facebook Deep Integration Into iOS 6 With Siri, Sharing, App Store, API  —  Apple just announced at WWDC 2012 that Facebook will be deeply integrated into iOS 6 including single sign-on for apps, quick sharing from Notifications, Siri integration, better contact syncing …
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Apple announces next-generation MacBook Pro: Retina display, 0.71-inches thin, shipping today for $2,199  —  Apple already announced some new MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros during its WWDC keynote, but it had another surprise in store: the next generation MacBook Pro.
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Mac Pro gets half-assed “update”  —  After two years, the Mac Pro was “updated” today, sort of: now we can choose slightly faster two-year-old CPUs at the top end, and the other two-year-old CPU options are cheaper now.  —  That's about it.  —  No Xeon E5 CPUs, no USB 3, no Thunderbolt.
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Zach Epstein / BGR:
New OS X Mountain Lion details announced: Notification Center, Dictation, new apps and more  —  During the company's highly anticipated WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple unveiled new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops, so of course, the company provided new details regarding OS X Mountain Lion as well.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Watch this: Apple's WWDC 2012 keynote video now live  —  If following our liveblog today wasn't enough for you, Apple has posted its video of its entire WWDC 2012 keynote presentation.  The whole two-hour event is available to stream, though only if you're using Safari — we tried in Chrome and Firefox and had no luck.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Three Takeaways From Today's WWDC Keynote  —  1.  —  On the software side, Apple has — dare I say finally — become a company that can walk and chew gum at the same time.  Remember back in 2007 when Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) was delayed six months because, Apple flat-out admitted …
More: SplatF
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Apple's Stash of Credit Card Numbers Is Its Secret Weapon  —  That little iPhone in your pocket is perfectly positioned to become a clone of the credit cards in your wallet or purse.  And Apple can thank the music purchases on the iPod if and when it pulls this off.
More: IntoMobile
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Microsoft ‘mulled Nokia buyout, ran away screaming’  —  Why Windows 8 giant will wait for Finns to bleed out some more first  —  Analysis Rumours of a Microsoft buyout of fallen phone champ Nokia have re-emerged, prompted by nothing more, it seems, than Nokia's sickly share price.
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Game on: Google releases Metro-style Windows 8 browser  —  Summary: Google officially shipped the first non-Microsoft browser for Windows 8 today.  It's a test release, and it's noteworthy precisely because it doesn't follow any of the Metro design conventions, as IE does.  But will Chrome fans really care?
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Why is the U.S. State Department paying Amazon $16.5 million for Kindles?  —  The U.S. State Department has signed a no-bid, $16.5 million contract with Amazon to provide Kindle Touches- 2,500 of them to start, preloaded with 50 titles each — for its overseas language-education programs.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Researchers Connect Flame to US-Israel Stuxnet Attack  —  The sophisticated espionage toolkit known as Flame is directly tied to the Stuxnet superworm that attacked Iran's centrifuges in 2009 and 2010, according to researchers who recently found that the main module in Flame contains code …

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