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June 4, 2018, 5:50 PM

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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.
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% and keyboards appear 50% faster, more  —  Apple has officially announced iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose.
Tristan Greene / The Next Web:
Apple announces a new app, Shortcuts for Siri, now lets iOS users to receive background tips from Siri and create their own shortcuts for apps  —  Apple today announced Shortcuts for Siri, an app that allows iOS users to receive background tips from Siri and create their own shortcuts for apps.
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Apple unveils distraction-reducing features including Do Not Disturb at Bedtime, grouped notifications, Screen Time, and new parental controls  —  Apple has announced a host of new features to make it easier to manage distractions and be more intentional with iPhone use in iOS 12.
New York Times:
Facebook gave 60+ device makers, including Apple, Amazon, and Samsung, deeper access to users' personal info than previously known, through private APIs  —  The company formed data-sharing partnerships with Apple, Samsung and dozens of other device makers, raising new concerns about its privacy protections.
Ime Archibong / Facebook Newsroom:
Facebook says device-integrated APIs allowed vendors to recreate Facebook-like experiences, were governed by strict contracts, and are being faded out  —  The New York Times has today written a long piece about our device-integrated APIs — software we launched 10 years ago to help get Facebook onto mobile devices.
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 …
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.
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.
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Apple unveils ARKit 2 with improved face tracking, realistic rendering, 3D object detection, persistent experiences, and shared experiences  —  Craig Federighi today announced ARKit 2 at WWDC 2018, which will include improved face tracking, realistic rendering, 3D object detection, persistent experiences, and shared experiences.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Asus announces 6" ROG phone with a 90Hz display, a 2.96GHz Snapdragon 845 chip, and gaming accessories including an attachable fan; price and availability TBD  —  This is the latest, zaniest attempt at making gaming phones happen  —  Asus is starting off Computex 2018 on a high-spec note with the announcement of its ROG Phone.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Apple unveils Core ML 2, it latest framework for machine learning apps on iOS, and Create ML, a new GPU-accelerated tool for native AI model training on Macs  —  Apple announced Core ML 2, a new version of its suite of machine learning apps for iOS devices, at the Worldwide Developer Conference …
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