Apple R&D, TechTool Pro 8, CleanMyMac, Photos and maps


TechTool Pro 8 tests components on your motherboard that no other utility can access
TechTool Pro 8 tests components on your motherboard no other utility can access

Apple spending on research and development swells again to US$1.9 billion — Apple’s spending on research and development surged year over year by another $500 million last quarter, reaching $1.9 billion and growing to 3.3% of the company’s total net sales. Apple also already plans to expand the Israeli R&D centre it opened just weeks ago.

TechTool Pro 8 ships — Micromat has shipped the latest version of the premium Mac fixit software with new and sped-up diagnostic routines and more. It’s around US$100 but if you already have 7, it’s US$40 to upgrade.

CleanMyMac 3 review: Make more room on your crowded hard drive — CleanMyMac 3 is as the new version of MacPaw’s catch-all utility to scan your Mac and remove gigabytes of assorted kerfuffle and gunk that builds up over time. Macworld reviews it.

Finding your photos on a map, and dealing with metadata — A Macworld guide to these Photos features.