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News round-up: Apple doesn’t like Trump administration’s plans for WeChat, more

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, we’ll frequently offer a wrap-up of news items you should check out. First up: U.S. companies, including Apple, whose fortunes are linked to China are pushing back against the Trump administration’s plans to restrict business transactions involving the WeChat app from Tencent Holdings, saying it could undermine their competitiveness in the world’s second-biggest economy, the Wall Street Journal reports.

° Zumper, the largest privately-held rental marketplace in the U.S, today announced the appointment of Darren Goode as chief marketing officer, a new position for the company. In the past, he served as Apple’s head of Europe for iTunes where he oversaw operations across 38 countries from 2013-2016.

 ° Apple plans to sell $5.5 billon of bonds in “tech borrowing boom,” according to Bloomberg.

° In the second part of the MacVoices discussion with Joe Kissell about the seventh edition of his Take Control of iCloud, he explains why  iCloud is the best, most reliable version of Apple’s file sharing and online storage service yet, how their simplification approach sometimes delivers the opposite and the issues that can create, and how he covers all of the Apple apps that use iCloud.

° Forbes says 5G is the reason Apple will eventually design all its processors.

° Forbes also notes that England has begun trialling its decentralized contract-tracing app based on Apple and Google’s joint API, less than two months after it ditched its centralized system.

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.