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Apple Daily Report: Apple’s Eddy Cue needs a vacation (and more news)

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out.

According to The Information, Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, is so “overextended” he sometimes falls asleep during meetings. No wonder. He oversees Apple Music, iTunes, Apple Maps, Apple Pay, iCloud, and more.

Researchers have demoed a recently discovered exploit in macOS that allows malware to be remotely installed on a target machine through the use of custom URL handlers in Safari.

The European Commission has proposed that the 3% tax would be levied on companies which make ‘significant revenues’ from online services in EU countries. Germany had previously been ambivalent about the proposal, but Reuters reports on a suggestion that the finance ministry was now actively opposing it.

Apple will soon allow hardware developers to manufacture Made for iPhone (MFi) certified USB-C to Lightning cables, reports Japanese site Mac Otakara — as noted by MacRumors. Apple is said to have recently informed developers who participate in the MFi program about the change.

An industrial equipment firm called Kempler Industries has released a set of statistics on the best places and companies for patent innovation. Apple comes in 11th place, but the list is based on the number of patents granted, nothing more.

USA Today has conducted a survey of 1,665 US adults to ask what do customers most want in the next iPhone.

MacGamer HQ has posted its Top 10 shooters for Mac guide.

As noted in a press release, Acura has announced details for its 2019 ILX sport sedan. Included in the upgrades for the latest ILX model are a dual-screen infotainment system with CarPlay and Android Auto support.

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.