The Egregious-Scams Edition Friday, September 2, 2022

Apple Settles Lawsuit With Developer Over App Store Rejections And Scams, by Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

An app developer’s lawsuit over App Store rejections, scams and fraud has ended in a settlement agreement after court filings show a request to dismiss the suit earlier this summer. The plaintiff, app developer and former Pinterest engineer Kosta Eleftheriou, made a name for himself in recent months calling out some of the most egregious App Store scams. This later culminated in a lawsuit of his own against Apple, filed in California’s Superior Court in Santa Clara County in March 2021, where he alleged his own app had been unfairly rejected from the App Store and then later targeted by scammers, leading to lost revenues.


Apple Studio Display Owners Complain Of High-Pitched Buzzing Sound Likely Caused By Electrical Interference, by Tim Hardwick, MacRumors

Some Apple Studio Display owners have taken to online forums to complain that their monitors make a high-pitched buzzing sound that appears to be emanating from the top of the screen or behind it, and may be being caused by electrical interference.

Missing Boot Camp For Running Windows On The Latest Macs? Parallels Desktop For Mac 18 To The Rescue!, by Dwight Silverman, Houston Chronicle

Both Windows 10 and 11 VMs ran smoothly on both Macs; the M1-based MacBook Pro with Windows 11 was particularly snappy. All the Windows software I use regularly ran without a hitch, including some older titles I own on the Steam game service.


The iPhone 14 Will Be Brilliantly Boring, by Jason Snell, Macworld

It took decades for the smartphone to get to this point, evolving from personal computer to laptop to its current form. No matter what the future holds, it feels like the smartphone will be with us for decades to come.

Fortunately, even if the pace of innovation has slowed, there’s still plenty of room to improve.

Another Apple Store Union Election Is Brewing, by Mitchell Clark, The Verge

Workers at the Penn Square Apple Store in Oklahoma City have filed with the National Labor Relations Board to hold a union election, becoming the third US location to have done so. According to a press release, over 70 percent of the store’s salespeople, genius admins, technicians, creatives, and operations specialists, have signed cards to say they’re interested in being represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

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It's the weekend before iPhone day. I wonder how many software teams over at Apple are furiously working over the weekend to get things ready for the hands-on demos, and how many software temas are furiously working over the weekend to get things ready for the new iOS later this month.

I hope that we will be surprised and delighted with new software stuff; these are not things that easily leak to the press. After all, we still haven't see the new Apple Classical app. And rumors are telling us that Apple will launch a new service this year too.


I am so happy with the season finale of Trying over at Apple TV+. :-)


Thanks for reading.