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Apple Daily Report: Paul McCartney/Emma Stone video debuts on Apple Music (and more news)

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. 

Singer Paul McCartney and actress Emma Stone have teamed up for a new short film based on McCartney’s anti-bullying song “Who Cares.” The video debuted as an Apple Music exclusive today.

MacGamer HQ has revamped its Top 100 Mac games guide. It includes, among other things, real-life Mac benchmarks and test results.

Valve’s Steam game store and launcher will no longer work on macOS Yosemite or any older versions of macOS beginning Jan. 1. New Steam features depend on an embedded version of Google’s Chrome Web browser, which isn’t compatible with the earlier macOS releases, Valve explained. Upcoming versions of Steam will also require features and security only found in macOS El Capitan and later.

One woman says her iPhone saved her life when she and seven others on vacation in Japan got shipwrecked and lost in the middle of the ocean.

As noted by AppleInsider, Apple could have included a facial recognition system similar to Face ID on an iPhone while retaining Touch ID, with regulatory filings revealing the company did consider having both forms of biometric security on the same device as part of a wider authentication system. 

France plan impose a new law dubbed GAFA (for Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon) starting Jan. 1 that’s expected to raise as much as 500 million euros in 2019 alone. It targets tech companies which generally pay a lower effective tax rate than other corporations, reports AFP News.

Forbes tested the facial recognition features on n iPhone X and four Android devices: an LG G7 ThinQ, a Samsung S9, a Samsung Note 8 and a OnePlus 6. For all four Android phones, the “spoof face” was able to open the phone, though with differing degrees of ease. The iPhone X was the only one to never be fooled.

T-Mobile has launched its T-Mobile eSIM app that allows iPhone Xr, Xs, and Xs Max users sign up for T-Mobile as a second carrier.

the authorDennis Sellers
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.
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