Shares of Apple hit record close at US$114 — Shares of Apple Inc. hit a new record closing high Friday, ending the week at US$114.18, a gain of $1.36 (+1.21 percent), on strong volume of 44 million shares trading hands. That puts the company’s market cap at US$669.6 billion, which is also a record, at least in relative terms.
Alabama lawmaker naming new anti-discrimination bill for Apple CEO Tim Cook — Tim Cook has been making waves with his recent increased focus on civil rights issues, specifically with regards to the LGBTQ community. In October, the CEO spoke out about his home state of Alabama’s slow progress with regards to LGBTQ rights. Now the only openly gay lawmaker in the state is naming a new discrimination bill after him.
First look: Microsoft Outlook 2015 promises few new features … but better performance — Breaking with tradition, Microsoft recently issued a new version of Outlook for Mac. Normally, the company waits until all of its Office components are finished and then releases them as part of an application suite.
Apple Adds RAW Support for New Cameras from Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Panasonic — Apple released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.0.1 last week (via the Mac App store>Updates). The update adds support to OS X in Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11 for RAW photo files from four new cameras.
Apple releases Xcode 6.1.1 golden master with fixes for Swift, Xcode Server — Apple on Friday issued a golden master build of the upcoming Xcode 6.1.1 update to developers, bringing bug fixes for Xcode Server, the Swift programming language and Interface Builder, among others.
Inside the net neutrality dispute, and why it’s important to Apple users — Though you may pay a premium for one of the fastest internet connections your cable provider offers, a lack of net neutrality could cause your iCloud backups and iTunes movie rentals to take hours, rather than minutes. Here’s why Apple users, and consumers in general, should care about net neutrality.