Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, occasionally we’ll direct your attention to articles from various other sources worth your time.
° The latest iOS 14.7 beta enables HomePod users to set timers from the Home app, a function previously restricted to voice instructions through Siri.
° AppleInsider reports that Apple has introduced a new affiliate program tied to its premium Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, letting users earn a commission when they drive subscriptions to a show.
° Apple has updated its Apple Store app for iPadOS with a new sidebar that offers quick access to retail features like shopping and Today at Apple sessions.
° DigiTimes says the new iPad Pro is likely to be delayed as issues with supply for the mini-LED display will postpone the first wave of pre-orders.
° Sen. Amy Klobuchar is back with a bill to protect consumer data privacy when collected by large tech platforms like Facebook and Google, reports The Verge.
° In an interview with CNN Underscored, Tim Twerdahl, Apple’s vice president of product marketing for Home and Audio, thinks that, despite criticisms about its price, he thinks the $179 device offers a “tremendous amount of value” when it comes to bang for the buck.