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News items you should check out: June 26

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, occasionally we’ll direct your attention to articles from various other sources worth your time.

° Yes! A newly documented entitlement will allow app developers to request privileged access to RAM on iOS and iPadOS. This system entitlement has existed in prior iOS versions as a private escape hatch, used by some internal processes, notes 9to5Mac.

° According to a document posted  by China’s National Medical Products Administration, the Apple Watch ECG feature has been approved for use in the country.

° As noted by MacRumors, Western Digital is advising owners of its My Book Live storage drives to disconnect them from the internet until further notice, following reports from around the world that some devices have been compromised and wiped clean by malicious software.

° As many as 80 iPhones, worth over Rs 1 crore, were seized by Customs officials at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad on Thursday. The officials arrested two passengers to whom the checked-in luggage belonged and another person involved in the smuggling attempt.° On June 24, Apple CEO Tim Cook visited local youth outreach organization Create Now, an arts-focused non-profit that is now receiving support from the tech giant.

° On the latest episode of MacVoices Live!, the discussion with Andrew Orr, Jim Rea, Frank Petrie, Kelly Guimont, Jay Miller, Brittany Smith, David Ginsburg, Mark Fuccio and host Chuck Joinerconcludes with some final thoughts on how smart home devices might benefit from a convergence of compatibility, and how that might affect differentiation between platforms. We also get a surprise announcement from one of the panelists. (Part 3)

° A recovered iPhone was still playing an alarm when found after three days submerged in 10 feet of water, in the Blackfoot area of Idaho.

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.