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May 12, 2017, 12:50 AM

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft says iTunes will be available on the Windows Store by year end, and available for Windows 10 S with full iPhone support and access to Apple Music  —  Here is a surprise: at its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced that Apple's iTunes will come to the Windows Store by the end of the year.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft announces Windows 10 Fall Creators Update with better syncing across devices, including clipboard sharing, resuming sessions and apps, more  —  Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is the next major update that Microsoft is planning to release in September.
Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com:
Microsoft announces Xamarin Live Player, which lets developers run and debug iOS apps directly from Windows, instead of using a Mac  —  Today at Build 2017, Microsoft announced a preview version of Xamarin Live Player, which is in some ways the final piece of the mobile development puzzle.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Microsoft says it's working on bringing Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora to the Windows Store  —  Microsoft is doubling down on offering developers more options on Windows 10, and at Build 2017, it announced that three of the most popular Linux distributions are coming to the Windows Store.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
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Ina Fried / Axios:
HP says Conexant keylogging code should not have been included on PCs, issues fix for 2016 models, says fix for 2015 models coming Friday  —  HP says it has a fix for a flaw that caused a number of its PC models to keep a log of each keystroke a customer was entering.
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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers say Conexant audio driver, found on 24+ HP laptops, logs all keystrokes and stores them in an unencrypted file  —  Audio driver supplied by Conexant may put PCs from other makers at risk, too.  —  HP is selling more than two dozen models of laptops and tablets …
Eric Geller / Politico:
Trump signs executive order for extensive review of US government's cybersecurity, but mostly maintains the cyber policy path set by last two administrations  —  President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a long-delayed cybersecurity executive order that is expected to launch sweeping reviews …
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Apple to debut Amazon Prime Video app on Apple TV at WWDC; one source says the app may launch this summer  —  After a fraught few years, Apple and Amazon have reached something of an accord over their rival video efforts.  —  Sources in position to know tell BuzzFeed News …
Cliff Kuang / Co.Design:
Google updates Allo with new image-recognition tool that maps facial features then generates 22 custom emojis  —  According to Google, the tool could generate 563 quadrillion faces.  —  Machine learning and artificial intelligence have, for a couple years, been hailed as the death knell …
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Study by UCSF and Cardiogram app shows Apple Watch paired with deep neural network detects atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, with 97% accuracy  —  New research conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, in collaboration with Apple Watch app Cardiogram …
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Judge in Waymo-Uber suit denies Uber's request to move the lawsuit into private arbitration, asks US attorney to investigate Uber's self-driving car program  —  A judge has denied Uber's request to force Waymo's case against the company into arbitration.  —  Judge William Alsup's denial …
Scott Stein / CNET:

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