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News items you should check out: May 18

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

° Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference costs the company about US$50 million a year to put on, Apple Fellow Phil Schiller testified on Monday during the Apple vs. Epic courtroom battle.

° Apple has posted the official trailer for “The Me You Can’t See,” a mental health documentary series from Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry set to premiere May 21 on Apple TV+.

° Apple has debuted a new Apple Watch Pride Edition band and dynamic watch face, both of which incorporate a broader set of colors.

° Apple is working on new wire-free in-ear Beats-branded earbuds, according to images in the tvOS 14.6 and iOS 14.6 betas that were found by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser.

° Owners of Eufy home security cameras are reporting seeing live and recorded feeds show up in the Eufy app from other users’ cameras, in what appears to be a disturbing breach of privacy and a major malfunctioning of the company’s service.

° Apple has been making concessions on privacy and security in order to continue building and selling its devices in China, according to an in-depth report from The New York Times.

° Next up for the MacVoices Live! panel of Jeff Gamet, David Ginsburg, Jay Miller, Jim Rea, Kelly Guimont, Mark Fuccio, Brittany Smith, and host Chuck Joiner is a discussion about paying for Facebook access. There was wording in the request to allow tracking access in the Facebook app in iOS 14.5 that could be interpreted as Facebook contemplating charging for access. The panel provides their take on the possibility.

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.