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News round-up: Apple cans plans for retail store in Federation Square (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.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, a plan to build an Apple store at Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia, has been shelved, after heritage authorities refused an application to demolish part of the existing square. The tech giant won’t proceed with its plan, and the Andrews government will now review the operation of Federation Square.

Law 360 reports that Apple didn’t infringe two of Evolved Wireless LLC’s patents related to LTE technology, a Delaware jury found Thursday, dashing Evolved’s claims for about $30 million in royalties.

Eliska Divoka, chief marketing officer for Oscar Senior, is back on the new MacVoices to tell us about the evolution of their software service for senior care and interaction. Now with both B2B and B2C options, Oscar Senior offers a simplified interface for iOS and Android devices to facilitate ease-of-use of some of those devices sophisticated capabilities. Eliska discusses the differences in senior care between the U.S. and Europe, how they address privacy concerns, and their pricing model, which is affordable for anyone who has a need for their services.

Indian Express notes that Apple has cut the price of Apple Music subscriptions in India. Plans now start at RS 99 per month.

Apple has published two new videos in its “Shot on iPhone” series to its YouTube channel.

Take note: following last month’s release of iOS 12.2, Apple has stopped signing code for iOS 12.1.4.

According to a report from The Oregonian, two Chinese men studying in Oregon on student visas are accused of shipping counterfeit iPhones to Oregon from Hong Kong, and then submitting the phones individually to Apple for replacements under warranty claims.

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.