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June 14, 2016, 9:50 AM

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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
iMessages for iOS 10 adds third-party iMessage Apps, rich media, “emojification” of words, bubble and full screen effects, and more  —  Messages is getting a huge overhaul in iOS 10, as revealed onstage at WWDC, including rich media, emoji and a new way for third-party developers to build functions into the system.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Apple opens up Siri to app developers through an API in iOS 10  —  Apple announced today that it will be opening up Siri to third-party developers through an API, giving outside apps the ability to activate from Siri's voice commands, and potentially endowing Siri with a wide range of new skills and datasets.
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Andrew Webster / The Verge:
How Microsoft hopes to turn your Xbox into a PC with Xbox Play Anywhere  —  It was a rare sunny day in Seattle and Phil Spencer seemed very pleased.  Sitting across from me in a meeting room at Microsoft's sprawling Redmond campus, the head of Xbox smiled as he talked …
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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.
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.
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 …
Apple:
Apple's Swift Playgrounds for iPad is designed to teach kids programming concepts, coming this fall for free  —  SAN FRANCISCO June 13, 2016 Apple® today introduced Swift Playgrounds™, an innovative new app for iPad® that makes learning to code fun and easy for anyone.
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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Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Apple unveils updated tvOS with single sign-on feature, dark mode, YouTube Siri search, more; new apps launching soon include Sling and Fox Sports Go  —  Apple just announced minor updates to the operating system that powers the Apple TV.  The news comes from Apple SVP Eddy Cue from the company's developer's conference WWDC.

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