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News round-up: GameClub wants to revive older games for modern iOS devices (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. 

As noted by AppleInsider, a startup called GameClub has launched with the goal of funding developers to update classic iOS games currently can’t be played on modern iPhones and iPads.

AppleInsider also reports that, speaking at introductory remarks before Wednesday’s American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting in Washington, D.C., Apple CEO Tim Cook detailed that there were over 4,000 U.S. schools using “Everyone Can Code” materials, with 80 community colleges also participating in the initiative. He also said that half of new Apple’s US hires in 2018 lacked 4-year college degrees.

German chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor — which supplies power management chips for iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches — forecasts that revenues will drop this year as it completes a $600 million transfer of programmers and patents to Apple.

According to CNET, in its court battle with Qualcomm, Apple claimed that one of its former engineers, Arjuna Siva, had a hand in inventing the technologies covered in one of the patents that Qualcomm is accusing Apple of infringing.

Bloomberg says Apple’s plans for original TV shows and movies is increasing competition with Walt Disney, potentially putting Bob Iger’s board seat at the tech giant at risk. He’s been on the board of directors since 2011.

At the RSA security conference in San Francisco today, Digita chief research officer Patrick Wardle is presenting GamePlan, a tool that watches for potentially suspicious events on Macs and flags them for humans to investigate, reports Wired.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and officials with tech giant Apple announced 1,200 new jobs are coming to the San Diego region, with some of those new workers in place by the end of 2019, reports KGTV.

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.