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June 22, 2020, 11:55 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple says it's moving to its own Apple Silicon chips for Macs over the next two years, promising better performance, with “Rosetta 2” for app compatibility  —  Apple's first ARM-based Mac will be available later this year  —  Apple is officially moving to its own silicon chips for some of its Mac hardware.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft to shut Mixer on July 22, move partners and gamers to Facebook Gaming, sell domain names and trademarks to Facebook but retain IP rights to Mixer tech  —  It's a strategic move for the future of xCloud  —  Microsoft is closing its Mixer service on July 22nd and plans to move existing partners over to Facebook Gaming.
Apple:
Apple unveils iOS 14, with many new features like revamped compact UIs for Siri interactions and incoming calls, which show up as banner notifications, and more  —  iOS 14 introduces new ways to customize the Home Screen, discover and use apps with App Clips, and stay connected in Messages
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BuzzFeed News:
Trump's new executive order will suspend H-1B, J-1, and H-2B visas, be in effect until the end of the year, and not immediately affect workers already in the US  —  BuzzFeed News has reporters around the world bringing you trustworthy stories about the impact of the coronavirus.
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.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Apple says it will now allow developers to appeal specific App Store guideline violations and that it will no longer delay bug fixes for guidelines disputes  —  The company also says it will no longer hold up bug fixes over App Store disputes  —  Apple today announced two major changes …
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Apple debuts macOS 11 Big Sur with a design featuring more rounded corners, new Control Center, redesigned Notification Center with widgets, updated Messages  —  Over the past two years, macOS Mojave and Catalina gently evolved to aid developers in creating universal apps for Macs and iPads …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple details watchOS 7: sleep tracking, new watch faces and Face Sharing feature, new workouts including dance, hand washing detection, and more  —  Apple is previewing watchOS 7, the new software update coming to Apple Watch later this year.  The update includes new watch faces, workout types, and sleep tracking.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Facebook continues its VR game studio acquisition spree, acquiring Ready at Dawn Studios, behind the Lone Echo series of Oculus games, for an undisclosed price  —  Facebook has been on a game studio acquisition spree over the past year, buying up developers behind some of the most popular VR titles.
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Apple says it will update Maps in iOS 14 with a focus on cycling, curated guides, accessibility, EV charging, and more  —  With limited cities and partners to start  —  Apple has announced at this year's WWDC that the company's adding a long-awaited feature to its default Maps app when iOS 14 drops: cycling directions.
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.
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Ian Allison / CoinDesk:
Sources: PayPal plans to allow buying and selling crypto directly from PayPal and Venmo in the next few months  —  Fintech giant PayPal plans to roll out direct sales of cryptocurrency to its 325 million users, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces tvOS 14 with a new Home app, multiple user support for Apple Arcade, and more  —  Along with unveiling iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and more today, Apple has announced tvOS 14 with a number of new features and improvements including a brand new Home app.

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