News items you should check out: April 6

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

° Apple has reminded developers that its App Tracking Transparency rules will be enforced starting with the launch of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, and tvOS 14.5.

° MacRumors reports that Facebook and Apple are squabbling over document requests in the ongoing Epic v. Apple legal battle, according to a new discovery letter filed with the court.

° A shortage of semiconductor microchips is causing havoc around the world. GlobalFoundries, the third-largest foundry, is planning to invest $1.4 billion in its foundries this year to address the shortage, according to CNBC.

° The U.S. is pressing ahead with plans to hit six national that tax Internet-based companies with retaliatory taxes that could total almost $1 billion annually, reports Bloomberg.

° The new MacVoices Live! debuts “Up To Speed,” a new series designed to help those new to Apple devices. Jeff Gamet and host Chuck Joiner take a conversational approach to some of their favorite aspects of Apple computing. In this first episode topics include Finder Sidebar customization, using aliases, preferred pointing devices, and Dock management and placement.

° A new “We’ve Got a Plan” clip from the Apple TV+ show “Helpsters” has been posted to YouTube.

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.