News items you should check out: March 26

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

° Oprah Winfrey speaks with poet laureate Amanda Gorman for “The Oprah Conversation,” today (March 26) on Apple TV+.

° Apple has posted an article on its Newsroom page about an Australian primary school that “drives innovation and creativity” with iPads.

° Apple says it’s working to fix an issue where previously shared iCloud shortcuts are no longer available.

° This week, VPN provider Proton made headlines by linking Apple’s rejection of a security update to its ProtonVPN mobile app with the ongoing political upheaval in Myanmar. In response, Apple today provided MacRumors with a timeline of the events regarding the app update.

° As noted by AppleInsider, In a submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Apple rejected the notion that the App Store is the world’s dominant app marketplace, noting users can acquire digital content from the web and other sources.

° Bummer. Disney+ subscriptions and its bundle package with ESPN+ and ad-supported Hulu are getting a price hike. Beginning March 26, subscriptions for the service will jump from $7 to $8 per month, while the annual subscription option will jump from $70 to $80 per year. The Disney+ bundle will increase from $13 to $14 a month.

° Bloomberg reports that Apple is facing a second lawsuit alleging South Asian bias by a female Asian engineer.

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.