EU, Ireland and Apple tax; Pixelmator 3.3.2; Microsoft coding; App Camp for Girls


Pixelmator now supports Force Touch and has a revamped Repair tool
Pixelmator now supports Force Touch and has a revamped Repair tool

EU scrutiny of Irish tax deals could have ‘material’ impact on Apple, company says — Apple has begun to prepare investors for the possibility that the European Commission’s ongoing investigation into Ireland’s corporate tax arrangements, which the commission argues amount to illegal state aid, could force the company to suffer a significant financial loss. [Gosh, how would Apple ‘afford’ to pay the tax it has supposed to have been paying all along? Sorry, no sympathy here.]

New Pixelmator supports Force Touch — Pixelmator 3.3.2 has been released with support for Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad on the MacBook, as well as an improved repair tool. Based on the demo video, the repair tool looks extremely impressive. The folks at Pixelmator note they spent two years on getting this feature to where it is now. [If you already have it, the update appears free in the Mac App Store.]

Microsoft brings Visual Studio Code, .NET Core preview to Mac — Presenting at its Build developer conference on Wednesday, Microsoft announced the first version of Visual Studio compatible with Mac and Linux, Visual Studio Code. The newly released software lets users develop code in .NET, JavaScript, and a number of other frameworks and languages.

App Camp for Girls releases camper-driven app — App Camp for Girls (AGC) a great project that fosters an interest in coding and apps among young women and girls, has released its first app for iOS, the student-driven App Camp Quiz Compendium ($1.29).