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News round-up: Apple accepting WWDC student scholarships applications (and more)

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out.

Apple is now accepting Worldwide Developer Conference 2019 scholarships for students. The event will be held June 3-7 in San Jose, California. Developers selected for a scholarship will receive a WWDC19 ticket, lodging for the conference, and one year of membership in the Apple Developer Program free of charge. You must apply by Sunday, March 24, 5 p.m. (Pacific).

Mac developers can now release updates in phases instead of to all users at once. “You can now release an update to your macOS app in stages by enabling Phased Release for Automatic Updates in App Store Connect,” says Apple in a notification on its Developer website. “Your update will go out to an increasing percentage of users with automatic updates turned on, over a 7-day period.”

Bloomberg reports that David Solomon, Goldman Sachs’s chief executive officer will be on hand at Apple’s “It’s Show Time” event on Monday, lending credence to the rumors that the tech giant and the investment bank will team up for an Apple-branded credit card.

Darn it. The ship date for Apple’s second-generation AirPods with Wireless Charger have slipped from March 27- 29 to April -5.

Global digital therapeutics company, DarioHealth Corp., has announced today the receipt of a license from Health Canada to sell its Dario Blood Glucose Monitoring System for Lightning power connector-enabled iPhone smart mobile devices.

As noted by AppleInsider, Mac buyers can now get AppleCare+ coverage in several more markets, two of the biggest additions being Spain and China.

Michael Horton will be hosting something new this year at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. The Faster Together event will be held at the Rio on Tuesday, April 9, and will feature an all-star lineup of speakers who will talk about what they do and how they do it. Focusing less on hardware and which editor is used, and more on creativity and method, Faster Together will be an evening of learning and inspiration. On the new MacVoices, Horton talks about how it will work, provides a discount code, and explains why he just might be signing autographs.

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.