News items you should check out: March 31

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

° As noted by AppleInsider, a new teaser video shows Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso breaking the fourth wall as he gives a pep talk following the show’s SAG Award nomination.

° A new study finds that Android sends 20x more data to Google than iOS sends to Apple, notes Ars Technica.

° Apple will finally fix the iOS issue that blocked searches for “Asia” as adult content, according to Mashable.

° Apple has updated its Maps app with new COVID-19 guidelines for airports that looks at travel requirements and offers access to each airport’s full list of guidelines.

° Foxconn expects shipments to be cut by 10% due to the global chip shortage, reports Nikkei.

° A scam bitcoin app that was designed to look like a genuine app was accepted by Apple’s App Store review team and ended up costing iPhone user Phillipe Christodoulou 17.1 bitcoin (about $600,000), reports The Washington Post.

° Apple has launched its Apple Pay platform in South Africa with support for select banks in the country, according to TechCentral.

° The new MacVoices Live! episode is the second part of a look at the anniversary of COVID lockdown. The panel of Jim Rea, Jay Miller, Jeff Gamet, Frank Petrie, Mark Fuccio, David Ginsburg, Guy Serle, Brittany Smith, and newcomer Andrew Orr join host Chuck Joiner to continue the conversation about what we’ve learned about working from home and virtual interaction, starting with the challenges of socialization and Zoom culture.

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.