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Facebook to update its community standards to clarify what it considers satire.

illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Following a recommendation from its Oversight Board, Facebook says it will update its community standards to be clearer about how it handles satirical content, the company said in a blog post. “We’ll add information to the Community Standards that makes it clear where we consider satire as part of our assessment of context-specific decisions,” according to the post. ...

The slow transitions of a lingering pandemic.

Pedestrians walk through NYC on June 16, the day before COVID-19 restrictions lifted in the state. | Photo by Kena Betancur/VIEWpress With COVID-19 restrictions lifting in some places and outbreaks popping up in others, the pandemic has officially entered the weird zone. Okay, there’s nothing official about it, but the entire world is in a strange transition time right now — and likely will be for a while. ...

The best pre-Prime Day deals for Father’s Day weekend.

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Next week is when Prime Day 2021 begins. We’ll be here early on Monday and continue scouring deals through Tuesday night, bringing you the best deals on the tech we know you’ll like. However, before that, on Sunday, is Father’s Day. If you’ve already gotten a gift for the dad in your life, hopefully you‘ll be able to celebrate together in some manner. ...

PayPal raising merchant fees on some of its transactions .

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge PayPal said Friday it is raising fees for some of its newer products “to better align our pricing with the value that our products and services provide,” according to a blog post by senior vice president Dan Leberman. The changes will affect how much PayPal merchants pay per transaction, and take effect August 2nd. ...

Top Stories: Beats Studio Buds Announced, Apple Watch Series 7 Rumors, and More.

The Apple news cycle started to move beyond WWDC this week, but that doesn't mean there still wasn't a lot to talk about, led by the official debut of the much-leaked Beats Studio Buds that might give us a hint of what to expect for the second-generation AirPods Pro. With no hardware announcements at WWDC, we also took a look at when we might finally see the long-rumored redesigned MacBook Pro models, while Apple this week launched its annual Back to School promo in the U. ...

Mark Mothersbaugh on composing music you won’t tire of in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

Photo by Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for BMI If you’ve spent some time playing Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, you might feel like you’re playing a blockbuster family-friendly action movie — and that’s not just because of the game’s many perfectly timed set pieces. Rift Apart is also backed by a sweeping score composed by the legendary musician Mark Mothersbaugh. ...

California gives residents digital access to their COVID-19 vaccine record.

The state of California has launched a tool designed to give residents easy access to a digital copy of their COVID-19 vaccine information.

iOS 15: How to Rearrange and Delete Home Screen Pages.

In iOS 14, Apple lets you disable individual Home Screen pages thanks to the App Library, which is available to keep your apps better organized. However, not everyone gets on with the App Library, and it's not possible to rearrange the order of your ‌‌Home Screen‌‌ pages, nor can you delete a page outright rather than merely disabling it. ...