News items you should check out: July 28

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

° From 9to5Mac: Apple is invited macOS Big Sur and Catalina users to test out the new Safari 15 beta.

° From AppleInsider: Through the Safari Technology Preview, Apple is inviting selected users to try out the new browser redesign without joining the macOS Monterey beta program.

° Also from AppleInsider; While it still isn’t open to new subscribers, it appears Apple’s Paramount+ and Showtime bundle has been reactivated for some previous subscribers.

° From Variety: Mark Ronson takes center stage in “Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson,” premiering July 30 on Apple TV Plus.

° From MacRumors: Apple Maps vehicles rigged with LiDAR equipment are collecting street-level imagery and data in several more countries and regions this summer, including Austria, Switzerland, and Hong Kong.

° From Axios: As of Saturday, July 24, “Ted Lasso” was the second-most in-demand digital original in the U.S., just behind Disney+’s new Marvel series “Loki.”° 

From Beige: Exporting the same data from a wearable device twice won’t necessarily give you the same data.

° Per The Free Press Journal: A consignment of undeclared goods consisting of 160 Limited Edition Apple Watch Series 6, 600 pieces of Apple Air-Pods Pro and garments of Pakistan origin, collectively amounting to Rs 3 crore were seized at the airport in Mumbai, India.

° From The Hollywood Reporter: The production company behind Apple TV+’s “The Morning Show” is suing an insurance company. Always Smiling Productions says it is owed $44 million for COVID-19 delays to the production of season 2.

° From Insider: While some Apple products are repaired directly in Apple Stores, Apple contracts many of its Mac repairs to third-party providers, including CSAT Solutions based in Houston, Texas. A new report says some workers describe “sweatshop”-like conditions inside the Houston facility, with 13-hour days, broken air conditioning, and unrealistic expectations.

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.