LGBT, El Cap 10.11.4, Apple CEO, 5 ways to keep safe

Apple, other tech companies decry North Carolina anti-LGBT law — Big tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google have voiced opposition to the passing of a controversial North Carolina law that dissolves anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community.

Apple released OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 with Live Photos, more on March 21st — Apple released OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 on Monday to go along with its iOS 9.3, and tvOS 2.2 updates. The El Capitan update added support for Live Photos, secure Notes, and more. The OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 update is free and available for download through the Mac App Store’s Updates tab. If you aren’t seeing the update, just search for OS X El Capitan and click the Download button on the app description page. And here’s a Macworld slideshow: OS X turns 15: the evolution of Apple’s Mac OS X through the years.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is among the ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ — Fortune magazine has released its list of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” and Apple CEO Tim Cook made the cut. [Hopefully it’s calculated on more than wages and stocks.]
Three Apple executives have each received $55.6 million worth of company stock, the second half of an award granted in 2011 after the death of co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs, reports Computerworld.

Five ways to keep your Mac’s data safe and secure — The hearing on whether or not Apple should be forced to make a special version of iOS so the FBI can hack into an iPhone may be on hold, but that doesn’t mean the personal data we want to keep private is safe. The fight to punch holes through our privacy is still gaining steam, and it reaches beyond the encrypted data on our iPhones out to our computers, too. There are ways to help protect your personal data on your Mac so the government, criminals, or even just nosey friends can’t see what isn’t any of their business. Check out The Mac Observer’s list of tips on making your Mac—and your personal data—more secure.



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