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June 5, 2018, 2:40 AM

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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.
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
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:
Apple denies rumor iOS and macOS are merging but confirms project to ease porting iOS apps to Mac slated for 2019, as some iOS apps “would be great on the Mac”  —  Macs will be able to run some apps written for iPhones and iPads on the next-generation MacOS Mojave software …
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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.
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
watchOS 5 does not support first gen Apple Watches, including the $17,000 Editions  —  After announcing watchOS 5 today, Apple has shared the hardware requirements for the latest operating system for its wearables.  —  It's not surprising, but Apple has indeed cut off support …
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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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