News items you should check out: August 26

Since I can’t cover everything, here are some recommended articles from other websites:

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

° From MacRumors: Apple is preparing to open its first retail store in the Chinese province of Hunan, according to a new official webpage on the company’s website, as well as images shared on Twitter.

° From Apple 3.0: Google’s fiscal year 2021 payments to Apple might reach nearly $15 billion.

° From Apple’s YouTube Channel: Apple has shared a new session on how to “Take Expressive Portraits on iPhone.”

° From the the Yonhap News Agency: A parliamentary committee has passed a bill to ban Google and Apple from forcing app developers to use the platforms’ payment systems, clearing the last remaining hurdle before a final vote.

° From the Apple Developer site: Developers can now use the beta version of TestFlight for Mac to test your Mac apps. They can invite registered Apple developers to download this beta version and use it to test apps on macOS Monterey beta 5. 

° From Nikkei Asia: Luxshare has reported record revenues and a big jump in profits for the first half of 2021, becoming the latest Chinese manufacturer to enjoy a boost from its business as a supplier to Apple.

° From iMore: Credit outfit Experian is emailing customers in the UK to offer them up to five full months of free Apple services if they take out a new Barclaycard.

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.