WWDC Keynote, 10 Mac games, bundle, tiny SSD, streaming movies, colour help, two bond offerings,

Samsung has unveiled a teeny-tiny high capacity Flash drive
Samsung has unveiled a teeny-tiny high capacity Flash drive


Get ready for Apple’s WWDC keynote on June 13 at 10am Pacific Time — The time is as per usual, but only Tim Cook and co. know exactly what the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote has in store. People are expecting the latest versions of iOS and OS X to take the spotlight at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, and hopefully some news about the Apple Watch (watchOS 3 or new hardware, perhaps). Since WWDC is primarily a developers conference, Apple’s emphasis is usually on software, but it’s also the launchpad for new products.

10 Mac games — From a deep space exploration and strategy game (Stellaris) to a bonkers indie game about driving a school bus in wondrously wild situations (OmniBus) in this Macworld slideshow.

Yet another Mac bundle — 10 together for 92% off, at US$29.99 instead of $400.96. [Do people use these? I’ll buy one for one or two of the titles and end up uninstalling all the others.]

Samsung unveils 512GB postage stamp-size NVMe SSD, could see use in MacBook — Samsung has just announced production has started for its new PM971-NVMe, a solid state drive that crams non-volatile memory express technology, onboard NAND flash memory, DRAM and an SSD controller into a package slightly larger than a postage stamp.

Can I Stream It — Let’s say that you want to stream a movie on your Mac, iOS device, or Apple TV, but you don’t know if it’s available for streaming. What do you do? Well, you can go to iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, and a dozen other sites and search them individually. Or you can do it the easy way and go to Can I Stream It.


Chroma generates colour palettes — Softpress has introduced Chroma for Mac. The US$10 (for a limited time) app generates “well-balanced and complementary colour palettes” from images. Designed exclusively for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan, it emulates the way the human eye perceives colour to create natural looking palettes. Individual colors from palettes can be copied or dragged in various formats, or entire palettes can be exported and integrated with most major design applications and the built-in system colour picker. [I bought it – I’m useless at colour.]

Apple working on first Taiwanese bond sale, new Australian bond offering — Apple is exploring a new bond sale in Australia in light of a successful offering last year, and is also looking at launching its first-ever Taiwanese bonds, a report said on Wednesday.


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