News items you should check out: May 11

Pennsylvania's government has taken steps to punish folks who use devices such as AirTags to illegally track someone.

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

° A German security researcher has managed to break into Apple’s AirTag microcontroller and successfully modify its firmware.

° The facilities of two Apple manufacturing partners — Wistron and Foxconn — have been hit by a COVID-19 outbreak in India, a company where the pandemic is at crisis levels.

° Samsung, Micron, and SK Hynix are facing another class-action lawsuit over allegedly fixing the prices of memory used in iPhones, Macs, and other computing devices, with the memory producers accused of collusion to raise prices in the DRAM market.

° An app for first responders has helped Denmark quadruple the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rate, and it’s all thanks to trained volunteers.

° 9to5Mac has learned that a new Kensington StudioDock is in the works, after it turned out that the model for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro isn’t compatible with the 2021 model.

° Apple Maps vans are driving around Hong Kong to build out the Look Around feature. Look Around will give Apple Maps users a 3D view of an area, similar to Google Street View.

° Independent technicians have reportedly been able to use leaked MacBook schematics to aid in repairs.

° Following the release of iOS 14.5.1, Apple has stopped signing the original iOS 14.5 release. This means folks who have updated their devices to iOS 14.5.1 can’t downgrade to iOS 14.5.

° The latest episode of MacVoices Live! Concludes the in-depth discussion/debate about running Mac apps on the M1 iPad with the panel of Brittany Smith, Jeff Gamet, David Ginsburg, Guy Serle, Jim Rea, Jay Miller, Andrew Orr, Frank Petrie, Mark Fuccio, and host Chuck Joiner.

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.