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June 22, 2020, 1:49 PM

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The Verge:
Live blog of WWDC 2020 virtual keynote, where Apple is expected to unveil plans for transitioning Macs from Intel to Arm, iOS 14 with AirTags support, and more  —  New software for iPhones, Macs, iPads, and everything else  —  Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off today.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple announces a new Translate app as part of iOS 14, powered by Siri with an offline model and support for 11 languages  —  Apple today announced that iOS 14 will include an all-new Translate app with support for 11 languages, plus an offline mode.  A side-by-side view will make it easy …
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Apple debuts iOS 14 with a revamped homescreen featuring data-rich widgets, an automatically curated App Library, new Today view, and picture-in-picture support  —  Although Apple's WWDC 2020 is packed with operating system announcements, the ones that will matter to the most people focus …
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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Apple approves email app HEY, a temporary move giving Basecamp more time to adhere to Apple's rules; HEY will offer some free functionality but still lack IAPs  —  What does it mean for an app to ‘work’ at launch?  —  After rejecting an update last week, Apple has approved a new version of the subscription email app Hey.
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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: Apple will launch AirPods 3 in the first half of 2021, with a design similar to the AirPods Pro  —  Yesterday, Kuo released his roadmap for Apple's ARM Mac transition, which is set to be officially announced in just a few hours.  And today, the TF Securities analyst continues his reporting with an update on AirPods.
Zheping Huang / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple tells developers it will remove unapproved iPhone games from its App Store in China, ending a loophole long-used by game publishers  —  - Company's iOS platform will no longer host unapproved games  — Big and small publishers have relied on loophole for years
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Microsoft confirms it acquired Israel-based IoT and industrial security startup CyberX, sources say for about $165M  —  Another big acquisition out of Israel this week points to how bigger tech companies are using the economic slowdown to focus on their longer-term strategies and shore up assets to support that.
Krebs on Security:
Activist group DDoSecrets publishes nearly 270 GB of potentially sensitive data from hundreds of US police departments  —  Hundreds of thousands of potentially sensitive files from police departments across the United States were leaked online last week.  The collection, dubbed “BlueLeaks” …
Takashi Mochizuki / Bloomberg:
Nintendo is reconsidering developing smartphone games, focusing instead on its own platforms, following the success of Animal Crossing on Switch  —  - Company has been underwhelmed by return on its mobile efforts  — Betting that it can best capture gaming growth on own platform
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Kuo: first ARM-based Macs will be a 13" MacBook Pro and a revamped 24" iMac, coming in Q4 or Q1 2021; all new Mac models will have ARM CPUs starting in 2021  —  Apple plans to introduce its Arm-based custom designed chips for Macs at WWDC, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note to investors today …
Joseph Cox / VICE:
In 2019, just days after NSO Group unveiled a human rights policy for the use of its malware, Amnesty International says an activist was hacked with NSO tools  —  Just three days after controversial surveillance vendor NSO Group announced its new human rights policy, saying that clients …

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