News items you should check out: May 19

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

° From Macworld: Researchers have found a way to install malware on a shut-down iPhone—and it can’t be fixed with an iOS update.

° From DigiTimes: Apple supplier Quanta Computer is moving its MacBook Pro production from Shanghai to its factory in Chongqing, China.

° From SGGP News: Vietnam’s Prime Minister met with Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday.

° From iMore: Japan’s SoftBank Card now supports VISA on Apple Pay.

° From AppleInsider: After his split, Apple’s former director of machine learning has already moved on and has found employment with Google’s DeepMind.

° From Apple’s YouTube channel: Apple has shared an ad about iPhone privacy features such as Apple Tracking Transparency and Mail Privacy Protection.

° From PyTorch: Support for GPU-accelerated PyTorch training is coming to the Mac.

° From MacVoices Live!: On this episode, this MacVoices Live! panel wraps up with some discussion of a possible Apple challenger to the Echo Show and Google Nest Hub. Could a dedicated iPad be just as effective? (Part 3) 

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.