Since I can’t cover everything, I’ll often direct your attention to articles from various other sources worth your time.

° From AppleInsider: If an Apple item is backordered, or on preorder, the online Apple Store now prompts buyers with a list of “similar options” that can be delivered sooner.

° From iFixIt: Apple and John Deere, primary antagonists of the Right to Repair movement, may soon have to explain their domineering repair programs to one of their most demanding audiences: their shareholders.

° From 9to5Mac: Apple Pay is expanding to a second South American country. After Brazil, Chile is now receiving support for Apple’s own payment system.

° From iMore: You could have been watching the next Christopher Nolan movie on Apple TV+ if it wasn’t for his demands.

° From the MIT Technology Review: An American cybersecurity company was behind a 2016 iPhone hack sold to a group of mercenaries and used by the United Arab Emirates.

° From TASS: Russia’s media watchdog will take a decision on fining Google and Apple depending on their reaction to the order to delete the Smart Voting application from their stores, deputy head of the watchdog Vadim Subbotin told reporters.

° From Apple’s Developer site: Developers can now easily create custom marketing assets — such as banners and images — to promote your apps on social media and more.

° From MacVoices Live!: On the new episode the MacVoices Live! look at Apple’s “California Dreaming” event continues with what many consider the major announcement: the iPhones 13. The panel of Mark Fuccio, Guy Serle, Frank Petrie, David Ginsburg, Jim Rea, Kelly Guimont, Andrew Orr, and Mike Schmitz join host Chuck Joiner to discuss both pricing and configurations, environmental concerns, what the new cameras bring to the table, and start to cover who the cinematic features are really for. (Part 2)

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