Apple services outage impacted App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News, iCloud for three hours

Apple suffered a sweeping services outage on Tuesday night, with major platforms like the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, iCloud and others rendered inaccessible for several hours.

Trouble started at around 8 p.m. Eastern, according to Apple’s System Status webpage. As of this writing, some 25 services have been down for nearly two hours.

“Users are experiencing a problem with the App Store. We are investigating and will update the status as more information becomes available,” Apple said.

Currently, the App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Books, Apple Business Manager, Apple Music, Apple School Manager, Apple TV+, Apple TV Channels, Apple Care in iOS, Find My, Game Center, iCloud Account and Sign-In, iCloud backup, iCloud Calendar, iCloud Contacts, iCloud Mail, iCloud.com, iTunes U, iWork for iCloud, the Mac App Store, News, Photos, Radio and Schoolwork are down. Apple resolved issues with Apple Card and Apple Cash, though the two

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How COVID-19 Impacted America’s Healthiest Communities | Healthiest Communities

Anticipating the coronavirus pandemic that smashed into New York City would crash over his suburban New Jersey community, John Bonanni, a county administrator, believed he’d prepared for the worst. But in early spring, as infections surged and hospital bedspace and ventilators ran short, Bonanni worried the worst might have been an underestimate.

Half a continent away, as Wyoming’s ski season wound down, Jodie Pond’s plan to fight the oncoming contagion ramped up. The health director for a county that includes Jackson Hole, an international tourist destination, Pond and her colleagues decided the area must go on lockdown, even if resort and business owners didn’t like it.

Meanwhile, in the Centennial State, Colorado communities were emerging as coronavirus hot zones, with Denver an epicenter. And as infections mounted, a patchwork of responses led to uneven results in fighting COVID-19.

For example, counties that perform better in U.S. News’ third-annual assessment of

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