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June 12, 2012, 12:25 AM

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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.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
iOS 6 developer beta previewed in leaked photos, video  —  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.
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.
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.
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 …
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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?
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Why is the U.S. State Department paying Amazon $16.5 million for Kindles?  —  Update, 10:32 PM: NextGov has backtracked on its original post to say that the State Department is “considering” this program and that it “could include as many as 35,000 Kindle e-Readers” over a 5-year, $16.5 million contract.
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
Crazy: Orange censors all blogs, not just GigaOM  —  Every day millions of British mobile users hit a dead end on their phones, coming across web pages that they are blocked from reading.  But it's not because the sites they're trying to access are illegal: it's because they've fallen foul of child protection filters.

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Zoho:
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