News items you should check out: Sept. 4

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

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

° From AZ Big Media: A Delaware-based entity managed by Greenberg Traurig paid $125 million for the former Chrysler Proving Grounds in Wittmann in the West Valley, according to the real estate tracking website Vizzda. The most interesting aspect of the blockbuster deal for the 5,458 acres is that some reports say Apple is behind the entity, which means the site is likely to become the primary testing grounds for the Apple Car — Apple’s autonomous vehicle that has been in development for several years.

° From 9toMac: “The folks at Rogue Amoeba have announced a new version of their popular Fission audio editor today, and with this update, they are also removing the app from the Mac App Store. In a blog post, Rogue Amoeba’s Paul Kafasis explained that the decision comes as the Mac App Store has seen “scant few changes” and “remains beset with issues.””

° From AppleInsider: A proposed class action lawsuit targeting Apple’s App Store and filed by an “edutainment” app maker was assigned a judge in California on Thursday, potentially setting the stage for another app marketplace showdown.

° From Reuters: A U.S. national labor agency is investigating two charges against tech giant Apple filed by employees.

° From The MacObserver: ABBA surprised many with news of a return this week, accompanied by new music and upcoming shows. The band’s Björn Ulvaeus sat down with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe to discuss the pop legend’s legacy, and why they decided to take a chance on coming back.

° From iMore: “Ted Lasso” star Brett Goldstein has issued a hilarious response to claims his character in the show is actually a CGI render.

° From CBS5 KPIX: Crews on Thursday started the final cleanup at one of the Bay Area’s most prominent homeless encampments in the South Bay. The encampment is situated on 55 acres of vacant land in North San Jose owned by Apple.

° From MacVoices Live!: Should you depend on your iPhone for your identification, credit cards, vaccination status, etc.? That’s where the MacVoices panel of Jeff Gamet, David Ginsburg, Jay Miller, Mike Schmitz, Brittany Smith, Jim Rea, and host Chuck Joiner start off this discussion. There are mixed feelings about both the status of things now and where it could lead. (Part 1)

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.