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A Quick Rundown of Big Tech’s Showdown with Congress

CEOS of four of the biggest companies in tech, including Apple’s Tim Cook, recently appeared before Congress to answer questions about their business practices. Here’s a roundup of the coverage.

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Apple Celebrates 25 Years of the Apple Distinguished Educator Program with Dr. Carl Owens

Apple’s Distinguished Educator program has hit the quarter-century mark, and the company noted the occasion by highlighting one of its first participants.

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Woz Sues YouTube Over Bitcoin Impersonation Scam

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is suing YouTube over a Bitcoin-related scam. A similar scam made headlines recently with a mass Twitter attack.

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Mint Adds Minimal Integration with Apple Card

You can now view some Apple Card data in Intuit’s Mint budgeting service, but without the capability to import transactions from Apple Card, it’s not all that useful yet.

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Apple Opens Public Betas for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and tvOS 14

Apple has opened public betas of some of its next-generation operating systems, but remember that these aren’t for daily use. Only install on hardware that you can dedicate to testing.

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Apple Expands Swift Learning Resources

Apple has overhauled and expanded its free Swift learning curricula: Everyone Can Code for young students and Develop in Swift for mature ones.

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Apple Opens “Find My” Crowdsourcing to Third-Party Accessories

In a move that has received little attention so far, Apple will let other makers’ products send privacy-protected “I’m lost” signals to Macs, iPhones, and iPads, as soon as year’s end.

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The New York Times Pulls Out of Apple News

In a bid for more direct relationships with its readers—hopefully leading to subscriptions—The New York Times is leaving Apple News.

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Serenity Caldwell Summarizes the WWDC Keynote in Under 90 Seconds

Don’t have nearly 2 hours to watch the WWDC keynote, fast-paced though it was? Former Macworld and iMore editor Serenity Caldwell narrates a highly edited summary that covers the key points in less than 90 seconds.

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The Verge’s Deep Read of Trump’s Executive Order Targeting Online Forums

Confused by President Trump’s executive order aimed at rolling back liability protections given to online forums? The Verge’s Adi Robertson gives the order a line-by-line read to provide context, background, and a reality check.

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iFixit Creates Free Medical Repair Database

iFixit, the purveyor of repair tools and free repair guides that many computer users have relied upon for years, has now compiled a massive database of repair manuals for medical devices and made it freely available to everyone.

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ACES Conference: The Prequel Free for All Small Business Owners

If you’re a small business owner—in any industry—check out ACES Conference: The Prequel, a free virtual event aimed at helping small businesses survive COVID-19. It takes place on May 19th and 20th.

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AirPods Pro Firmware Problems

Many early adopters of the AirPods Pro say that Apple has released firmware updates that have reduced the efficacy of the noise-cancellation algorithm. Users are allowed no control over what firmware revisions their AirPods Pro get, and Apple has yet to comment on the situation.

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Microsoft Rebrands Office 365 to “Microsoft 365”

If you start seeing references to “Microsoft 365,” don’t worry, it’s just Microsoft’s existing Office 365 plans with a new name that better reflects how the bundled apps and services go beyond the traditional Office suite.

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How Many Spaces at the End of a Sentence? Microsoft Weighs In

Debate has raged for decades about how many spaces belong after the end of a sentence. Now Microsoft Word will be marking two spaces after a period as an error.