Thursday, February 29, 2024

News items you should check out: Feb. 12

Since I can’t cover everything, here are some recommended articles from some other sources.

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

° From Bloomberg: Apple is giving many of its retail workers raises due to inflation, the difficult labor market, and complaints about working conditions.

° From AppleInsider: #AppleToo organizer Cher Scarlett says she failed to get a new job because Apple unilaterally changes ex-employees’ job titles, meaning her resume no longer tallied with Apple’s records.

° From The New York Times: AirTags aren’t perfect, but they’re the lesser of surveillance evils when it comes to tracking devices.

° From TrendForce: SSD prices will probably increase due to contamination issues at Western Digital and Kioxia’s NAND production facilities — and Apple’s devices may be affected.

° From the South China Morning Post: Xiaomi founder Lei Jun vows to challenge Apple with sharpened focus on the global high-end smartphone market.

° From 9to5Mac: A secret CIA mass surveillance program captured personal data from at least “some” American citizens, according to a partly declassified letter. Details of the program were even withheld from the Senate Intelligence Committee until last year, but mass surveillance usually relates to monitoring internet and phone usage.

° From iMore: A Sydney woman who was diagnosed with an extremely rare thyroid condition says that her condition could have been spotted months earlier if she had her health notifications enabled.

° From MacVoices: Larry O’Connor of Other World Computing, joins host Chuck Joiner to discuss the products that were released at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show.

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.