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June 4, 2018, 11:55 PM

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Apple:
Apple unveils new features in iOS 12 to reduce distractions, including Screen Time, Do Not Disturb at Bedtime, grouped notifications, and new parental controls  —  San Jose, California — Apple today announced new tools built into iOS 12 to help customers understand and take control …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple unveils iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad, says it will support devices capable of running iOS 11; apps will launch 40% faster and keyboards appear 50% faster  —  Apple has officially announced iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
FaceTime to support group video for up to 32 users; FaceTime and Messages cameras to support sticker packs, filters, and drawn shapes  —  Apple is invading Snapchat's territory with new effects that let you embellish what you shoot through the Messages camera.
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Apple releases iOS 12, macOS Mojave, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 betas to developers  —  Immediately following the WWDC 2018 keynote today, Apple has released the first developer betas of iOS 12, macOS Mojave, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5.  All four of the betas are available for free to registered developers …
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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple announces macOS Mojave with dark mode, Stacks for grouped files and folders on the desktop, new gallery mode for Finder, more  —  Apple isn't done with macOS just yet.  The company presented the next version of macOS at the WWDC developer conference.  With macOS Mojave, Apple is leaving the mountain metaphors behind.
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Apple upgrades Safari's tracking prevention features by limiting both “fingerprinting” of devices and user tracking through comment, share, and like buttons  —  - Users will have to “opt-in” to allowing websites to track their browsing behavior on Safari, including sites with a …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub for $7.5B; Nat Friedman, the founder of Xamarin, to be the new CEO of Github  —  Microsoft is acquiring GitHub.  After reports emerged that the software giant was in talks to acquire GitHub, Microsoft is making it official today.
Rich Woods / Neowin:
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 850 platform for “Always Connected” Windows 10 PCs, features eight 10nm Kryo 385 cores, Adreno 630 GPU, and X20 4G LTE modem  —  Microsoft and Qualcomm first announced their plans to put Windows 10 on ARM chips in December 2016, promising the emulation of x86 apps.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple introduces watchOS 5 with automatic workout detection, a new Walkie-Talkie app, and Siri shortcuts coming to the watch face, ports WebKit to the OS  —  Kevin Lynch from the watchOS team introduced the next version of watchOS at Apple's WWDC keynote.  It's been a slow and steady rise for the Apple Watch.
The Verge:
Apple to bring live sports, news, and access to Charter Spectrum channels to Apple TV; iTunes Movies and Apple TV 4K will offer Dolby Atmos  —  Along with better support for cable companies like Spectrum  —  Apple announced some new features for its Apple TV set-top box during WWDC today.
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
SEC filing: Dataminr, a startup that analyzes public data in real time, raises $221M  —  Dataminr, a startup that analyzes public data about events in real time, has raised $221 million in new funding, according to an SEC filing.  —  Why it matters: The New York-based companies is capitalizing …

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