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June 12, 2012, 4:20 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.
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.
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.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Steven Levy / Wired:
Twilight of the Trucks: WWDC Was All About Apple's Big Bet on Mobile  —  Almost exactly 2 years ago, Steve Jobs outlined his view of personal computing.  We used to be an agrarian nation, he explained, and as a result our vehicles were largely trucks.  As the country became more urban and suburban …
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 …
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Steps Up Rivalry With Google  —  Apple Inc. unveiled a series of software features for its mobile phones and computers Monday that place erstwhile partner Google Inc. squarely in its path.  —  Speaking at the company's annual developer conference in San Francisco …
More: CNET
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.
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Apple next-generation MacBook Pro (with Retina display) hands-on at WWDC 2012  —  Not satisfied looking at the latest and best Mac that Apple has ever made under glass?  Neither were we, so we tracked one down, ripped it out of its box and stacked it up against the last-generation MacBook Pro 15-inch.
TechCrunch:
Apple's Power Nap Is Basically Microsoft's Windows SideShow/Connected Standby  —  Isn't Power Nap an awesome new feature of OS X?  It is if you're a Mac user but to Windows users, it's old news.  If you missed the news, Power Nap allows your Mac to keep up to date while in sleep mode.
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?
More: The Verge and Techdows
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Steve Jobs' Pentagon File: Blackmail Fears, Youthful Arrest and LSD Cubes  —  Steve Jobs thought someone might kidnap his daughter in order to blackmail him, according to a newly released Department of Defense document that was filled out in the 1980s when Jobs underwent a background check for a Top Secret security clearance.
Thanks:@rsingel
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.
Zachary Lutz / Engadget:
Go to school, get a Lumia 900: all incoming Seton Hall University freshmen to receive a Windows Phone  —  Granted, this'll be just one more way for upperclassmen to quickly identify the newbies, but all incoming freshmen to New Jersey's Seton Hall University will be given a Nokia Lumia 900 upon orientation …
More: The Verge and PC World

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