News items you should check out: May 17

Since I can’t cover everything, I’ll often direct your attention to articles of interest. To wit:

° From AppleInsider: A bill has been submitted to the Ohio House to try and criminalize using electronic tags for tracking people without permission, the latest legislative attempt to curtail AirTag stalking.

° From iMore: Apple says that Kendrick Lamar’s new ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ album has the most first-day streams for an album so far in 2022.

° From MacRumors: Apple today began selling refurbished versions of the fourth-generation iPad Air for the first time since the tablet was initially released in October 2020.

° From 9to5Mac: iOS 16 public beta 2 is expected later than usual due to “buggy” software.

° Cult of Mac: Apple offered several new features for its Podcasts app Monday. They include downloaded episode controls, annual subscription plans, partnerships with third-party hosting platforms and more.

° From the Apple Developer page: Now, under certain specific conditions and with advance user notice, developers may also offer an auto-renewable subscription price increase, without the user needing to take action and without interrupting the service.

° From MacVoices Live!: An article suggesting that Apple should top selling AirTags over stalking concerns sparked quite a debate, both on the MacVoices Slack, and with the panel of Jeff Butts, David Ginsburg, Brittany Smith, Jeff Gamet, Warren Sklar, Frank Petrie, and Jim Rea.(Part 1)

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.