News items you should check out: August 5

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

° From AppleInsider: A security expert claims that Apple is about to announce photo identification tools that would identify child abuse images in iOS photo libraries.

° From Nikkei Asia: Apple is tapping more suppliers in China for key roles in producing the latest iPhone, a sign that the country’s technological competitiveness is continuing to increase despite Washington’s attempts to rein in Beijing’s tech ambitions.

° Also, from Nikkei Asia: Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn says it will buy a semiconductor plant from a local memory chip supplier for $90 million, marking a major step by the iPhone assembler to secure a source of chips for its nascent electric vehicle business.

° From Apple TV+s YouTube Channel: Apple released a “first look” featurette of “Mr. Corman,” a dark comedy series created by, directed by, and starring Joseph Gordon Levitt.

° From iMore: Kanye West is hosting another album event on Apple Music. A bizarre muted livestream has been running for hours ahead of a launch later tonight.

° From the Portland Tribune: A local lawyer claims he has ironclad proof that belongings taken during a recent campsite sweep in Portland were unlawfully dumped in the trash thanks to Apple AirTags.

° MacVoices Live: The Plugable USB-C 7-in-1 Hub with Ethernet provides a variety of ports and excellent performance for those wanting to expand their USB-C Mac’s connectivity. Host Chuck Joiner runs through the features, specs, and some real-world experience. 

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.