News items you should check out: March 3

Since I can’t cover everything, I’ll often direct your attention to articles of interest.

° From MacRumors: While the Beats Pill+ was discontinued a few months ago, the portable Bluetooth speaker is making a comeback with a new limited-edition model.

° From 9to5Mac: A Tim Cook email to employees about the Ukraine crisis outlines the steps Apple has taken so far, and assures them that further action will follow.

° From AppleInsider: While some sellers are posting incredible markups on Apple hardware, Russia’s re:Store chain of shops selling Apple hardware has temporarily closed its doors.

° From iMore: While Apple has stopped the sale of its products in Russia, third-party sellers still operating have had to massively increase their prices to keep up with the impact of sanctions in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

° From the French site Consomac: Users of Apple Maps in France can now report accidents as the feature introduced to the US in iOS 14.5.

° From MacVoices: On the new episode, the MacVoices Live! panel concludes their conversation about products that we are hoping someone will make for us…and we are willing to pay for them. There’s a debate about an iPhone-sized computer, macOS on the iPad, and an improvement we would like to see to Keynote.  (Part 3)

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.