Apple up two on Fortune, Samurai, Chinese Stores, evolution of Apple’s graphic elements


Apple up to places on Fortune list — Apple has jumped from fifth place in 2015 to third place in the 2016 FORTUNE 500, in which companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years. Included in the survey are companies that are incorporated in the US and operate in the US and file financial statements with a government agency.

Total War: Fall of the Samurai for Mac OS X has an incredible amount of depth — The 19th century proved to be one of the most turbulent times in the history of the Japanese Empire. After the events of Total War: Shogun 2, Japan enjoyed a prosperous 200 years of peace. That changes with Total War: Fall of the Samurai (US$39.99 or about NZ$58, from Feral Interactive) for Mac OS X 10.9.5 and higher.

Apple to reach goal of 40 Chinese stores later in June with outlets in Shanghai & Tianjin — Apple officially announced plans to launch two new Chinese outlets later this month, accomplishing a recent target of 40 stores across the Greater China region.

Evolution of Apple GUI in Gifs — The full report is here, comparing Apple and Microsoft; the individual gifs include the Apple logo, Apple’s Mac OS system icons and the Dock, all done by the team at Better Buys.