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June 7, 2021, 4:45 PM

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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 …
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.
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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 …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Apple unveils macOS 12 Monterey, with Universal Control, to move the cursor between iPad and Mac using the same trackpad, AirPlay to Mac, Shortcuts, and more  —  The past year has seen some of the most dramatic updates to Macs in recent memory.  At last year's WWDC, Apple announced …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple brings TestFlight to the Mac and launches Xcode Cloud, a continuous integration system that can offload the app build process from Macs  —  Apple today announced its own continuous integration system called ‘Xcode Cloud’.  Xcode Cloud allows developers to commit code which is then built on Apple's servers.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
DOJ says US investigators seized nearly 64 bitcoins, valued at ~$2.3M, that the Colonial Pipeline had paid in ransom to hackers last month  —  Law-enforcement officials seize nearly 64 bitcoin of ransom paid after cyberattack led to closure of East Coast fuel conduit
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 …
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 …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple unveils watchOS 8, with a new Mindfulness app, Portrait mode photo watch faces, respiratory rate tracking during sleep, support for multiple timers, 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 …
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
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.
Annie Lowrey / The Atlantic:
A look at the rise of the meditation app Calm, downloaded by 100M+ users and valued at $2B, which aims to make meditation easy, friendly, and accessible  —  cathedral-like mountain towers above me; a lake laps at my feet; sunshine distilled through pine needles warms my skin.  Close your eyes, a voice intones.

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