News items you should check out: July 10

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

° From Bloomberg: Netflix has hired former Apple Podcasts executive N’Jeri Eaton to lead its push into podcasting.

° From iMore: Filmmaker Jennifer Zhang was stuck in lockdown with no work to do, so she created a movie using nothing other than an iPhone 8.

° From AppleInsider: iPhone worth US$134,000 were seized after being smuggled into India as “garments.”

° From 9to5Mac: Apple’s European tax rate is likely to increase from 12.5% to 15%, despite Ireland being reluctant to impose the higher rate.

° From GadgetLite: Apple’s AirTags help Boston police recover a stolen bike.

° Apple has shared a new ad called “Haystack” in which a rancher uses his Apple Watch to find his iPhone 12 in a haystack.

° Per Sputnik News:  A Russian appeals court has put off a hearing in the case of Apple limiting the functionality of third-party parental control apps until September.

° Apple has rolled out its universal gift card to Canada and Australia. The new card replaces the separate iTunes and App Store gift options.

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.