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June 4, 2018, 9:15 PM

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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.
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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 …
Tristan Greene / The Next Web:
Apple announces a new app, Shortcuts for Siri, and now lets iOS users 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Apple unveils ARKit 2 in iOS 12 with improved face tracking, shared experiences across four different iOS devices, spectator mode to watch gameplay, and more  —  Craig Federighi today announced ARKit 2 at WWDC 2018, which will include improved face tracking, realistic rendering …

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