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June 14, 2016, 10:50 AM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple unbundles its native apps like Mail, Maps, Music and more, puts them in the App Store  —  Apple today has made a big change to its suite of native applications for iOS devices, like Mail, Stocks, Compass, Calculator, Watch, Weather and others: it's now making these available as standalone downloads in the iTunes App Store.
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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Apple boasts using differential privacy techniques, like sub-sampling and noise injection, to collect data while protecting user privacy, but some are skeptical  —  Apple, like practically every mega-corporation, wants to know as much as possible about its customers.
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Anil Dash / Medium:
Social analytics service ThinkUp to shut down July 18, citing API restrictions from Facebook and Instagram, and Twitter API changes  —  We have some tough news: We're going to be shutting down the ThinkUp service on July 18 and issuing a refund then for the balance of all member subscriptions.
Jamieson Cox / The Verge:
Playstation VR launching in the US October 13th for $399, will cost $499 when bundled with the camera and Move controllers  —  Sony's step into the world of high-end VR finally has an exact release date: October 13th.  The company showed off the PlayStation VR at its E3 press conference this evening …
Lee Hutchinson / Ars Technica:
Apple's new file system for all its operating systems supports encryption natively, lets you create system snapshots, clone files and directories, more  —  Copy-on-write metadata, native encryption, instant cloning, snapshots, and more.  —  Though the feature wasn't mentioned in Apple's WWDC 2016 keynote …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat rolls out Snap Ads Between Stories, a new Ads API, and many ad improvements; all ads will be reviewed  —  Snapchat is ready to make the big bucks that could let it go public thanks to a slew of important updates to its ads offering.  They'll give advertisers the spotlight …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Apple unveils macOS Sierra with Siri, Apple Pay support, auto unlock, universal clipboard  —  Apple has announced the next version of OS X — and the first thing you need to know is that it has a brand-new name: macOS.  This particular iteration will be known as macOS Sierra.

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