News items you should check out: March 18

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

° From AppleInsider: The “Steve Jobs and the Apple Computer Revolution” auction has concluded, and the sealed original iPhone sold for $54,904.

° From MacRumors: Apple Maps has expanded its Detailed City Experience to Boston, as noted by content creator Frank McShan. The updated map provides more details and custom-designed 3D models of popular landmarks, such as Fenway Park.

° From iMore: Jony Ive’s first product since leaving Apple is here… and it’s a red nose (for a good cause!).

° From Cult of Mac: The Apple TV app for macOS is reportedly about to get a redesign that includes a left sidebar. That will apparently make it nearly identical to the iPad version.

° From 9to5Mac: The Federal Communication Commission has announced its first set of rules designed to reduce the number of scam texts Americans get. 

° From MacVoices Live!: On the new episode, Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Eric Bolden, Jeff Gamet, Web Bixby, Mark Fuccio, Jim Rea, and Kelly Guimont take a look at a couple of hot topics. The Apple community has rallied behind the idea of not asking for refunds on Twitter client subscriptions from some high-profile developers, but seem equally comfortable avoiding paywalls. The debate/discussion over the rationale behind these seemingly conflicting attitudes takes center stage. (Part 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.