News items you should check out: Feb. 18

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 of interest.

° From MacRumors: Apple today announced that it will be releasing limited-edition Powerbeats Pro in celebration of the NBA’s 75th anniversary.

° From 9to5Mac: A company selling password-cracking tools says that a newly-discovered T2 Mac security vulnerability allows it to crack passwords on these machines, bypassing the lockouts.

° From AppleInsider: Mozilla is warning users that that when Firefox — and Google’s Chrome — reach version 100, major websites may no longer identify them properly, and not work properly as a result.

° From The Mac Observer: Is Apple doing enough and providing good advice for dealing with AirTag stalking? One US police department says no.

° From Cult of Mac: Forensics finally prove who wrote those mysterious Apple 1 serial numbers.

° From the Apple Newsroom: Apple TV+ today reveals a sneak-peek at the new episodes of the Writers Guild Award-nominated series “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” which will return in a new weekly format, beginning Thursday, March 3, along with the series’ official companion podcast.

° From CircleCI: Dedicated hosts for macOS are now available on CircleCI. This new layer of support is built exclusively for macOS and offers Apple developers “unprecedented storage, security, and scalability on CircleCI.”

° From MacVoices: David Ginsburg, Jim Rea, Jeff Gamet, and Mark Fuccio join host Chuck Joiner to deal with a power outage for one panel member as they wrap up a conversation about Wordle, then turn their attention to the possibility of Apple allowing iPhones to accept NFC payments.(Part 2) 

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.