News items you should check out: May 13

Since I can’t cover everything, here are some recommended articles from some other sources.

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

° It’s possible to upload arbitrary data from non-internet-connected devices by sending Find My BLE broadcasts to nearby Apple devices that then upload the data for you, according to a blog post by Fabian Braunlein.

° Apple CEO Tim Cook is in the crosshairs of at least one U.S. lawmaker over a recent report claiming Chinese firms in the tech giant’s supply chain exploit Uyghur labor, notes AppleInsider.

° A company in the UK’s Bournemouth area has been found guilty of selling counterfeit chargers for Apple devices, reports the Bournemouth Echo.

° Unity Technologies forecasts that Apple’s new ad targeting rules will slice US$30 million from its annual revenue, as noted by VentureBeat.

° In a blog post at Intego, Kirk McElhearn said he successfully used Apple’s Find My network to track an AirTag as it was being sent by mail to a friend in a completely different city.

° As noted by MacRumors, Apple has expanded its “Look Around” feature for Apple Maps to Atlanta, Georgia.

° On the new MacVoices Live!, the conversation between host Chuck Joiner and Joe Kissell, the author of the fourth edition of “Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac,” continues with more examples of things that have changed in the world of backups. This time, Joe talks about what you can and can’t do with APFS snapshots, how to think about them, anda why they are a huge  benefit to data safety. He also touches on booting M1 Macs from external USB-C and Thunderbolt drives, and why they are not created equal. (Part 2)

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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.