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October 7, 2019, 5:55 PM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases macOS Catalina with new apps Find My and Screen Time, as well as Music, TV, and Podcast apps to replace iTunes, Sidecar for companion iPads, more  —  Apple today released the newest version of its operating system for Macs, macOS Catalina, to the public. macOS Catalina comes …
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News:
Instagram is removing the Activity feed's Following tab, which showed users what their friends were liking, saying that few people used it  —  Instagram is ditching the “Following” tab in the Activity feed.  —  A Catholic priest notices a fellow priest liking gay porn star pics on Instagram.
Financial Times:
Sources: Apple has recently approached big music labels about bundling together Apple Music and Apple TV+ for one flat monthly fee  —  Apple's hopes of creating a super-bundle of media content for one flat monthly fee have run into early opposition, with some record labels nervous …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Indian hotel-booking startup Oyo is raising $1.5B at a $10B valuation, of which $700M is from the founder Ritesh Agarwal, who plans to raise his stake to 30%  —  - 25-year-old founder will spend $700 million for new shares  — Existing investors such as SoftBank, Sequoia will add the rest
Jeremy Burge / Emojipedia:
In iOS 13.1.2, Hong Kong users' emoji keyboard does not include the Taiwanese flag, a year after a more complete ban on the flag for iOS in mainland China  —  iPhone users in Hong Kong have noticed a change in the latest version of iOS: the 🇹🇼 Flag for Taiwan emoji is missing.
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David Carnoy / CNET:
Amazon launches $110 Kindle Kids Edition, with a choice of four cases, one year free FreeTime Unlimited subscription, and features like achievement badges  —  Amazon's been selling kid-friendly editions of Fire tablets for a while, but now it's bringing the Kids Edition concept to its Kindle e-reader.

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