News items you should check out: July 7

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

° Apple leaker @Dylandkt” claims that Apple will debut its M2 processor in the first half of 2022 in a “colorful MacBook (Air).

° From Bloomberg: iOS and Android spyware sold by NSO Group enables state terror attacks in multiple countries, according to a new database released by Amnesty International and partner organizations.

° Also from Bloomberg: “As Vietnam battles a resurgence of Covid-19, the nation is going to extraordinary lengths to protect its reputation as a vital cog in the global tech supply chain — with thousands of workers sleeping on factory floors to minimize disruption.

° From 9to5Mac: Apple scrapped a Worldwide Developer Conference 2014 (yep, 2014) intro video that features Larry David as an App Store reviewer.

° From NPR: This week, the top executives at the biggest and most influential companies in tech and media, including Apple’s Tim Cook and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, will get together at the Sun Valley Resort, a getaway that dates back to 1936, in a tiny town in the Sawtooth Mountains. It’s dubbed the “summer camp for billionaires.”

° STAMMA, the British Stammering Association, claims that a “woozy face” emoji automatically appears on iPhones and iPads when typing the word “stammering” into messages. And the organization is criticizing Apple for this.

° On an open-mic edition of MacVoices Live!, the panel of David Ginsburg, Jeff Gamet, Frank Petrie, Jim Rea, Warren Sklar, Jay Miller, and Kelly Guimont join host Chuck Joiner to talk about what they acquired on Amazon Prime Day and why you might want to consider their purchases for yourself. 

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.