News items you should check out: Oct. 22

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

° From Bloomberg: Apple device shortages threaten to undercut what could otherwise be a record-setting holiday season for the tech giant.

° From the Wall Street Journal: Big tech companies are about to face questions from the government on another front: how they use consumers’ financial and other information.

° From Apple TV+ Press: Oprah Winfrey sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winning and No.1 New York Times best-selling author Richard Powers to discuss his new novel “Bewilderment” on the latest episode of “Oprah’s Book Club,” available for free today.

° From Apple’s YouTube channel: A new video shows how, with the new iPhone 13 Pro, you can shoot practical special effects that look just like the movies. 

° From AppleInsider: Bus travelers in the Skane region of southern Sweden are now able to use Apple Pay automatically, without needing to confirm via Face ID, Touch ID, or passcode.

° From The MacObserver: Apple TV+ comedy “Mythic Quest” will return for at least two more seasons, having been renewed for seasons three and four.

° From The Information: Apple could be the next target of new  Chinese government rules forcing U.S. companies to store more user data in the country, analysts and legal experts say. Those rules have so far  forced Tesla to store local driver data in China and contributed to LinkedIn pulling back from its operations there.

° From MacVoices Live!: David Ginsburg, Mark Fuccio, Jeff Gamet, Guy Serle, Jim Rea, Brittany Smith, Kelly Guimont, and host Chuck Joiner wrap up their coverage of Apple’s “Unleashed” event with a discussion of why it took so long for 1080p cameras to be included in Apple laptops, questions over the color matching between Apple product lines, and the new colors of the HomePod mini. They finish up discussing why there were no updated iMac minis or iMacs, and where we stand in the M1 transition. (Part 3)

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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.