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June 23, 2020, 7:55 AM

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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.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
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.
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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 …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
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.
Don Clark / New York Times:
Japanese supercomputer Fugaku is rated as the world's fastest, carrying out 2.8x more calculations/second than the second fastest, an IBM system at Oak Ridge  —  In the race for the most powerful computers, Fugaku, a Japanese supercomputer, recently beat American and Chinese machines.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
SoftBank announces it will sell up to 198M shares of T-Mobile stock worth ~$21B, representing 65% of its stake in T-Mobile  —  - SoftBank will sell up to about 198 million shares of T-Mobile stock worth about $21 billion, the telecom company announced Monday.
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Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces CarKey, coming in an update to iOS 13, which lets users unlock, lock, and start their cars using an iPhone or Apple Watch  —  Apple has announced today that the CarKey feature is coming with iOS 14 and also with a new iOS 13 update.  CarKey lets you use the iPhone …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces new AirPods features, including automatic switching between devices, spatial audio for AirPods Pro, and more  —  Apple is upgrading AirPods with new automatic switching modes and a spatial audio experience for AirPods Pro owners.  —  With iOS 14, AirPods will automatically connect …

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