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News round-up: Apple’s Machine Learning Research’s new residency program, more

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, we’ll frequently offer a wrap-up of news items you should check out. First up: as noted by MacRumors, Apple’s Machine Learning Reseach group has launched a new residency program inviting experts in various fields to apply their expertise to build new ML and AI-powered products and experiences.

° You might want to check out this extensive guide that covers a lot of areas on privacy and has valuable tips for Mac users (like how to use the dark web safely).

° The Chinese Foreign Ministry has tweeted that the Chinese will have no reason to keep the iPhone and other Apple products if popular app WeChat is banned.

° A report at Compare My Mobile says that owners of Apple products are 76% more “swipe worthy” on dating apps. 

° Facebook tells Reuters that Apple ejected its attempt to tell users the iPhone maker would take a 30% cut of sales in a new online events feature, forcing Facebook to remove the message to get the tool to users.

° As noted by MacRumors, Epic Games has sent emails to Fortnite users on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac to let them know that it won’t be possible to play the newly released Marvel-themed season 4 content on their devices.

° The upcoming Apple TV+ comedy “On the Rocks” will premiere at next month’s 58th New York Film Festival, according to Variety.

° Nikkei reports that “struggling” Apple supplier Japan Display plans to sell a smartphone screen factory and the land it sits on to Sharp for 41.2 billion yen (about US$386 million).

°  On the new MacVoices, the conversation with Aidan Fitzpatrick, CEO of Reincubate, the developers of Camo, continues with more information on how their app makes your iPhone a high-quality camera. Camo provides a free mode with a watermark and a limited feature set, but the Pro version offers so much more. Aidan gets into how they priced their app, why it, like so many, the regular tasks that are needed to keep it functional in addition to feature development, and how they learned a valuable pricing lesson with an earlier application, iPhone Backup Extractor. (Part 2 of 2)

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.