News items you should check out: April 21

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

° Apple has added a new feature to the Mac mini. ‌Buyers of the smallest Mac can add a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port to the device for an extra US$100.

° As Apple was revealing a plethora of products at Tuesday’s “Spring Loaded” event, one of its suppliers, Quanta Computer, was enduring a ransomer attach from a Russian operating who claimed to have stolen blueprints of the company’s latest products, reports Bloomberg.

° Another day, another lawsuit. Apple has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that its media services terms and conditions, which permit the company to terminate an Apple ID, are “unlawful” and “unconscionable,” according to AppleInsider.

° Vox has posted a look at the details of Apple’s upcoming podcast subscription service.

° Apple has introduced new Apple Watch bands in a wide variety of new colors and styles.

° Apple says the HomePod mini will be launching in other countries in June, including Austria, New Zealand, and Ireland.

° In a live CNBC segment yesterday Wedbush analyst Dan Ives said that he believes Apple could announce some sort of car-related initiative or feature by the summer of 2021.

° Apple has unveiled limited-edition Beats Studio3 in collaboration with Psychworld and singer and rapper Don Toliver. The headphones will be available on Psychworld’s website starting April 22 at 9 a.m. (Pacific).

° On the new episode of MacVoices Live!, host Chuck Joiner’s conversation with Glenn Fleishman wraps up with some comments by Glenn about two of his other recently updated books. “Take Control of Your Apple ID” is important for anyone who has an Apple account and wants to make the most of it. “Take Control of Home Security Cameras” has been updated with new information. Glenn shares some tidbits from each, and also talks about some of his other, non-writing projects. 

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.