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Apple Releases iOS 12.4 Public Beta 2 To Forgotten Beta Software Program Participants

Feeling a little left out, betanauts? Were you upset last week when iOS 12.4 beta 1 was made available for developers and you waited and waited, checking your iDevice each morning to see if an update …
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Daily Crunch: New MacBook Pros have a keyboard fix

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1. Apple announces new MacBook Pros with a keyboard fix, oh, and more powerful processors

Apple says it’s taking three steps to remedy the keyboard situation: It will be making a materials change to the MacBook Pro keyboard mechanism, it’s covering all butterfly keyboards across its notebook line in its Keyboard Service program and it’s improving the repair process in Apple Stores to make things faster.

The new laptops have more to offer than improved keyboards: Apple says the 15-inch MacBook Pro will run at double the speed of the previous quad-core models.

2. TransferWise now valued at $ 3.5B following a new $ 292M secondary round

While this is a secondary round (so no new cash is entering the TransferWise balance sheet), previous investors aren’t exiting — in fact, Andreessen Horowitz and Baillie Gifford are actually doubling down.

3. ARM halts Huawei relationship following US ban

The dominoes continue to fall for Huawei in the wake of a Trump-led U.S. trade ban.

4. Google says some G Suite user passwords were stored in plaintext since 2005

The search giant disclosed the exposure Tuesday but declined to say exactly how many enterprise customers were affected.

5. London’s Tube network to switch on Wi-Fi tracking by default in July

Transport for London writes that “secure, privacy-protected data collection will begin on July 8” — while touting additional services, such as improved alerts about delays and congestion, which it frames as “customer benefits,” as expected to launch “later in the year.”

6. Apple has a plan to make online ads more private

By taking the identifiable person out of the equation, Apple says its new technology can help preserve user privacy without reducing the effectiveness on ad campaigns.

7. The Exit: Getaround’s $ 300M roadtrip

Last month, Getaround acquired Parisian peer-to-peer car rental service Drivy. For more details about what lies ahead for Drivy and the Paris startup scene, we spoke to Alven Capital partner Jeremy Uzan, who first invested in Drivy’s seed round in 2013. (Extra Crunch membership required.)


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Apple just sent out invites to one of its biggest events of the year — here’s what we’re expecting to see

The most important change coming to Apple’s Mac computers will be the ability to run iPad apps, Bloomberg also reported, while the Apple Watch’s next software upgrade will bring a version of the App …
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Apple launches repair program for 2016 13-inch MacBook Pros with ‘stage light’ problem

At last addressing a long-standing controversy, Apple has introduced a Backlight Service Program for the “stage light” problem affecting some 2016-model 13-inch MacBook Pros. Machines qualifying …
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Apple just quietly released new MacBook Pro laptops that should fix the keyboard issues that were driving people crazy

Apple is updating its 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro lines with a new keyboard that the company says will substantially reduce issues some customers have encountered with its butterfly keyboard …
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