News round-up: Apple says iPads benefit school children in multilingual classes (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.

Apple has a new article on its Newsroom site, dubbed “When words aren’t enough, teachers find a common language with iPad.” 


Masanori Kusunoki, executive advisor to the Government Chief Information Officer, says in a tweet that iPhone users in Japan will be able to access “My Number Cards” — a form of identification — via NFC this fall.

Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim laid out some possible antitrust arguments against big tech in a new speech in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. According to CNBC, the speech clarifies some potential arguments the Department of Justice may be pursuing as it reportedly eyes probes into Apple and Google parent company Alphabet.

Paula Kerger, Public Broadcasting Company president and CEO, said in an interview at Recode's 2019 Code Conference that Apple’s attempts to limit data sharing on kids’ app is having a negative impact on PBS.

As noted by MacRumors, Apple-owned Beats has delayed the launch of its totally wireless Powerbeats Pro headphones in some European and Asian countries. 

The market share for the EMEA [Europe, the Middle East, and Africa] region was the lowest in the past five years in the first quarter of 2019, according to IDC.

There’s another new batch follow-up coverage of last week’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference at MacVoices.