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June 10, 2024, 10:20 AM

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Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Sources: iOS 18 will let users lock built-in iPhone apps behind Face ID, and it is likely that the feature will also work with Touch ID or an iPhone's passcode  —  iOS 18 will offer a new security feature that allows users to lock individual apps, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.
Marko Zivkovic / AppleInsider:
Sources detail Siri's new capabilities, along with the prompts Apple used to test the software, in apps like Camera, Mail, Safari, Notes, and Photos  —  We have exclusively discovered how much iOS 18 and macOS 15 will upgrade Siri and improve everything you do.  Here's what the new-and-improved Siri will be able to do.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple's AI push isn't so much about its current devices, but enabling its next wave of AI-intensive devices that may eventually supplant a smartphone  —  Apple's push into artificial intelligence will go beyond software and help enable a wave of next-generation devices.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft announces a white disc-less $449.99 Xbox Series X and a 2TB Galaxy Black model of the original Xbox Series X for $599.99, coming holiday 2024  —  Microsoft is making the white version of the Xbox Series X official today.  The new console option won't include a disc drive, and will be entirely all-digital.
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Researchers find malicious Microsoft Visual Studio Code extensions with millions of installs, and also easily create their own, which trended in the marketplace  —  A group of Israeli researchers explored the security of the Visual Studio Code marketplace and managed to “infect” …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
The New York Times confirms its internal source code and data leaked on 4chan after being stolen using an exposed GitHub token in January 2024  —  Internal source code and data belonging to The New York Times was leaked on the 4chan message board after being stolen from the company's GitHub repositories …
Benedict Evans:
A look at the problems of building AI products, like inaccurate answers, and potential solutions, like focusing on narrow domains and abstracting the outputs  —  I will fly to India on Monday for a brief trip, and so I just spent an hour struggling through a very buggy online visa application process.
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
SCOTUS declines to question the FCC's $8B annual subsidy to help cover telecom costs for poor people and residents of rural area, turning away two appeals  —  The US Supreme Court declined to question the $8 billion annual subsidy that helps cover the cost of telecom services for poor people …

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