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News round-up: New Apple Pay promo announced, good through May 22 (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.

You can use Apple Pay to get special offers when shopping in apps or on the web through May 22. Check out the offers by clicking here.

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and Apple is celebrating with a “Technology is most powerful when it empowers everyone” message on its home page. The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.

Along those lines, Apple has posted an article about how, after a spinal cord injury in 2010, fine art photographer Rachael Short started shooting exclusively with iPhone.

Apple’s former retail chief Angela Ahrendts is joining Airbnb’s board, the company announced Thursday.Ahrendts is now the third independent, non-affiliated member of Airbnb’s Board of Directors.

Valve’s Steam Link app is now available to stream games from user Steam libraries on Mac and PC to compatible iPhones, iPads or Apple TV devices.

Some pre-2011 Macs could still be vulnerable to “ZombieLoad”-like security exploits, and Apple can’t fix that because Intel won’t release the necessary microcode updates, according to AppleInsider.

The Apple Developer Academy at the University of Federico II in Naples, Italy has opened up its annual applications. Applications must submit an online form, then take an aptitude test.

DTS, which specializes in high-definition audio solutions, has announced the availability of AirPlay 2 in select DTS Play-Fi products. AirPlay 2 support is now available on the McIntosh RS200 and Arcam rPlay, with additional products to be announced this year.

You can check out a useful article “Everything you should know about choosing a smart light switch” by clicking here.

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.