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June 3, 2019, 4:05 PM

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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Apple announces iOS 13 with Dark Mode, Quick Path swipe keyboard, and a redesigned Reminders app, with up to 2x faster app launches and 30% faster Face ID  —  iOS 13 is here and it has dark mode  —  As expected, Apple has announced iOS 13 onstage at WWDC 2019, giving a first look at the company's latest software for the iPhone.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple debuts “Sign in with Apple” button for apps, masking personal info like email addresses, while still letting apps' developers communicate with users  —  Apple announced a new Sign in with Apple button as part of its iOS 13 announcements.  The button offers Apple ID single-sign …
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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Apple unveils Mac Pro with a tower design, 8 PCIe slots, up to 1.5TB of system memory, up to 28-core Intel Xeon CPU, up to 4 AMD GPUs; coming this Fall from $6K  —  The most powerful Mac is staging a comeback this fall  —  Having admitted that its glossy “trash can” Mac Pro of 2013 was a mistake …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple debuts macOS Catalina, which includes ability to use iPad as external display, and will let devs target iPad apps at Mac via Project Catalyst  —  The next version of macOS will be called Catalina.  Apple officially unveiled the new update onstage at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) today.
Dami Lee / The Verge:
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: FTC secured the rights to begin an anti-trust probe of Facebook as part of an agreement that let DOJ lead a Google probe; Facebook stock drops 7%+  —  Federal Trade Commission secures right to examine how Facebook's practices affect digital competition  —  This is a developing story and will be updated shortly.
New York Times:
Researchers find YouTube's recommendation algorithm is curating home movies of unwitting families into a catalog sexualizing children  —  Christiane C. didn't think anything of it when her 10-year-old daughter and a friend uploaded a video of themselves playing in a backyard pool.
Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces tvOS 13 for Apple TV, bringing multi-user support, lyrics synced with music, support for Xbox One S and PlayStation DualShock 4 game controllers  —  Apple has today unveiled tvOS 13, the newest Apple TV operating system, on stage at its WWDC 2019 keynote.
Matthew Miller / ZDNet:
watchOS 6 to include a new Dose app for reminders to take medication, activity trends, Cycles app for tracking women's health, and more  —  Apple revealed details on the upcoming WatchOS 6 update for Apple Watch wearers.  New health tools, complications, and more are included in this significant release.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple reveals iPadOS with new home screen widgets, an improved Files app with a Finder-like column view and thumb drive support, more multitasking gestures  —  Another step toward laptop-like tasks  —  “We have some big changes coming to iPad,” says Craig Federighi, Apple's software chief.
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
Samsung and AMD announce a strategic partnership where Samsung will license custom graphics IP based on AMD's Radeon GPU tech for use in its mobile GPUs  —  Today Samsung and AMD announced a new multi-year strategic partnership between the two companies, where Samsung SLSI will license graphics IP from AMD for use in mobile GPUs.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Twitter acquires Fabula AI, which uses ML to help detect the spread of misinformation online, to join Twitter's in-house team of AI researchers called Cortex  —  Twitter has acquired Fabula AI, a London-based startup that uses machine learning (ML) to help detect the spread of misinformation online.
The Verge:
Apple enables HomeKit support for home security cameras, with 10 days of free encrypted footage storage in iCloud; Logitech and Arlo among launch partners  —  Store footage in iCloud for 10 days at no charge  —  Apple's smart home system, HomeKit, is adding support for several new types …

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