News items you should check out: July 8

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

° From the New York Times: A new paper published in the journal JAMA Network Open highlights that wearables like the Apple Watch and Fitbits may provide data on the long-term effects of COVID-19.

° From MacRumors: Original HomePod models appear to be mysteriously failing at an increasing rate, according to multiple MacRumors readers and complaints on Reddit and Twitter.

° From 9to5Mac: “Defending Jacob” is the first Apple TV+ content to get a physical disc release.

° From Fortune: Fake versions of Tesla and Apple stocks have started trading on blockchains.

° From the Financial Times: Apple has seen off an initial attempt by some tech giants in China to navigate around its recently introduced privacy policies.

° From iPhone in Canada: Work is underway on Apple’s new retail store in Toronto, Ontario.

° Missouri State students can win prizes – including free tuition, housing, meal plans, computers and more – by getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

° Apple has expanded several iPadOS 14 Apple Pencil features to additional languages, improving ‌Apple Pencil‌ functionality for those who write in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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.