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News round-up: Apple and Ed Farm, 16-inch MB Pro thoughts, more

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, we’ll frequently offer a wrap-up news items you should check out.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says educational firm Ed Farm planning to use augmented reality to “bring Civil Rights history to life” in Birmingham along with Apple’s Everyone Can Code and Everyone Can Create curriculum.

Mark Fuccio and MacVoices host Chuck Joiner both recently pulled the trigger on new 16-inch MacBook Pros. On the latest episode of MacVoices, they discuss how they made their purchases, what configurations they selected, and why. There were also the challenges of migration from their previous laptops, the hardware and software they bought because of the upgrade, and a few challenges along the way. Use their experiences to help you make your own transition.

According to AppleInsider, Apple reduced its autonomous vehicle testing program in 2019, with its fleet driving 72,201 miles less than it did in 2018. The company also appears to have changed its disengagement reporting protocol, information commonly used to gauge system efficacy. 

Abacus News reports that Apple and TikTok maker ByteDance are asking for developers to show game licenses as China tightens its grip on video game publishing, which could spell trouble for indie game makers.

TechRadar says a leaked European Union doc indicates that all new iPhones might be forced to sport a removable battery.

A game dubbed Plague has been removed from Apple’s App Store. It went missing shortly after Apple announced it would remove unlicensed games in accordance with Chinese law, according to Abacus.

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.