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June 7, 2021, 2:40 PM

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Apple:
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Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Apple details iOS 15 features: notification summaries, Live Text in photos, new ways to share in Messages, cross-app drag and drop, updates to Weather and Maps  —  Apple today previewed iOS 15, the company's next major update for the iPhone, featuring new video calling capabilities …
The Verge:
Live blog of WWDC 2021 keynote, where iOS and iPadOS 15, with improvements to notifications and iMessages, are expected, and new MacBook Pros could be unveiled  —  Apple's 2021 Worldwide Developers Conference is upon us again, and we will be tracking all of the new software announcements from the keynote.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
As part of iOS 15, Apple updates FaceTime with spatial audio, voice isolation, SharePlay for experiencing video and music together, a web-based version, more  —  Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 15, the next version of its operating system for iPhone users.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple details iPadOS 15 updates, introducing larger widgets, App Library, improved multitasking, and the ability to place widgets anywhere on home screen  —  The next big software update is coming this fall  —  Weeks after introducing its most powerful iPad Pro devices ever …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple unveils watchOS 8, with a new Mindfulness app, Portrait mode photo watch faces, respiratory rate tracking during sleep, and more  —  Apple is previewing watchOS 8 for Apple Watch at WWDC 2021.  Here's what's new:  —  The post watchOS 8 for Apple Watch brings Portrait mode photo faces …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple debuts iCloud+ as part of iCloud plans, featuring Hide My Email, Private Relay for encrypting device traffic and bouncing it through relays, and more  —  During its WWDC keynote today, Apple unveiled a new iCloud+ service with new features alongside iCloud storage. iCloud+ includes three new features …
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Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
France's competition authority says Google agreed to pay a fine of nearly $270M and promised to make it easier for competitors to use its ad tools  —  Deal with competition authority resolves complaint over the firm's digital advertising tactics  —  PARIS— Alphabet Inc.'s Google agreed …
James Titcomb / Telegraph:
Apple paid millions to settle a woman's claims that, after sending her iPhone to Apple for repair, technicians uploaded her nude photos to her Facebook account  —  Technicians posted the private photos and video from her iPhone after she sent it to Apple for repair, according to legal documents
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Facebook says it will show creators who are using its new tools how much Apple, Google, and others take as a cut of their earnings, through a payout interface  —  The company will launch a new interface showing how fees affect earnings  —  Less than two hours before Apple's big Worldwide …
New York Times:
Analysis of Trump's social media engagement before and after bans shows a significant drop but some posts still receive equal engagement due to amplification  —  When Facebook and Twitter barred Donald J. Trump from their platforms after the Capitol riot in January, he lost direct access to his most powerful megaphones.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Jeff Bezos says he and his brother Mark will fly on Blue Origin's first human spaceflight on July 20 alongside an auction winner  —  Jeff Bezos is going to be one of the passengers on his spaceflight company Blue Origin's first ever human space launch on July 20.

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