News items you should check out: March 5

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, occasionally we’ll direct your attention to articles from various other sources worth your time.

° Jamf, which specializes in Apple Enterprise Management, has reported strong revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020 as well as across the entire year. Revenue in quarter four rose 34% toUS $76.4 million, while total revenue for 2020 grew 32% to $269.5 million.

° Microsoft has updated Visual Studio Code with official support for M1 Apple Silicon Macs, offering developers the ability to use the software without the need for emulation on Rosetta.

° Apple developers have begun mailing in their Developer Transition Kits (DTKs) Apple rewarding $500 credit once it’s been received by the tech giant.

° Wired reports that “thousands” of iOS and Android apps leak data from “the cloud.”

° President Biden on Friday has named Tim Wu, a Columbia University law professor, to the National Economic Council as a special assistant to the president for technology and competition policy, putting one of the most outspoken critics of Big Tech’s power into the administration. The New York Times says that his appointment suggests that the administration plans to take on the size and influence of companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google, including working with Congress on legislation to strengthen antitrust laws.

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.