Since I can’t cover everything, I’ll often direct your attention to articles of interest. To wit:
° From MacRumors: As is common with most credit cards, the Apple Card’s interest rate on overdue balances is steadily rising as the Federal Reserve continues to raise its benchmark overnight interest rate in an attempt to slow inflation in the United States.
° From The Verge: Mark Zuckerberg believes that Apple and his company are in a “very deep, philosophical competition” to build the metaverse, suggesting the two tech giants are ready to butt heads in selling hardware for augmented and virtual reality.
° From 9to5Mac: Firefox 103.0 is the browser’s latest update for macOS users. In this version, one of the most notable changes is support for monitors with a 120Hz refresh rate, which includes the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro or M1 Max chips.
° From Bloomberg: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he doesn’t think there are enough votes in the Senate to pass antitrust legislation designed to reduce the power of large tech companies like Apple.
° From the Financial Times (a subscription is required to read the article): The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has warned that Big Tech’s entry into the buy now, pay later lending business risks undermining competition in the nascent sector and raises questions about the use of customer data.
° From MacVoices Live: On the new episode, the MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Jay Miller, Jim Rea, Jeff Gamet, and Mark Fuccio start off discussing the recent vote by an Apple Store’s employees to unionize, Apple’s response, and what it means for all parties. (Part 1)