News items you should check out: Jan. 19

Since I can’t cover everything, I like to offer a daily roundup of must-read articles from some other great websites:

° From the Financial Times (a subscription is required to read the entire article): Apple has trying to move operations away from China for a decade; if I ever does, the move will take another 20 years.

° From 9to5Mac: Heat has been added to the Spotify vs. Apple battle as seven other companies and organizations have co-signed a letter calling for “swift and decisive” regulatory action to be taken against the Cupertino company.

° From MacRumors: The second-generation HomePod introduced yesterday will offer a Sound Recognition feature that allows the speaker to detect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm sounds and send a notification to the user’s iPhone if either of those sounds are identified.

° From Cult of Mac: Don’t think you’re going to add a new HomePod 2 to your original HomePod to make a stereo pair. It’s not possible because pairs can only be made with two of the same model.

° From Macworld: Apple has pushed up prices around the world, with only the U.S. escaping the inflation. Are the UK, Europe, Canada and Australia paying the price for these difficult economic times?

° From Gizmodo: Apple is facing a third class-action lawsuit over data collection practices.

° From MacVoices Live!: You can find LOTS of short videos from the recent Consumer Electronics Show exclusively on the MacVoicesTV channel on YouTube.

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.