Cupertino burglary, significant MacBook Pro overhaul, shipments rise, failure and victories, Flash killing, ArtRage


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Police hunting for suspects in burglary at  Cupertino Apple office — Sheriff’s deputies are still scouring San Jose for two suspects thought to have burglarised [Lol, do they mean ‘burgled?!] an Apple office in Cupertino, having already chased down and arrested a third suspect near a Starbucks, according to ongoing reports. Police spotted the trio trying to break into an Apple building at the corner of Bubb Road and Results Way in Cupertino, said ABC7 News. (IE not the company’s main headquarters are located elsewhere, namely 1 Infinite Loop.)

Apple is preparing the ‘first significant overhaul’ of the MacBook Pro in four years — Apple is preparing “the first significant overhaul” of its MacBook Pro laptop line in over four years, reports Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.” However, another rumour says it won’t debut at the iPhone 7 event which  is suspected to take place September 7th.

Meanwhile, MacBook shipments are up — Apple’s MacBook shipments in the second quarter were up 30.3% versus the first quarter, placing the brand on the fifth spot of the half-year ranking, according to global research firm TrendForce. This shipment surge was generated by the release of an upgraded 12-inch model of the latest MacBook.

Apple’s Eddy Cue, Craig Federighi discuss failures and resultant victories — Extending an interview series about the past, present and future of Apple, senior vice presidents Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi talk about the company’s initial failures, a harsh media spotlight, and how it shapes what consumers end up with.

Google Chrome’s plan to kill Flash kicks into high gear — Google’s long-running strategy to kill Flash usage is nearing its endgame this December.

ArtRage painting program for Mac — Indebted to an intuitive interface, ArtRage for Mac OS X for US$49.90 allows you to begin painting without having to learn complex digital tools. Your kit behaves like your real world equivalents. Because of this, you can use techniques that you have already developed in your years of painting. Frank Petrie writes “If you’re a longtime painter, I think that the price is more than fair for an app that provides you with such an unbelievable amount of customization and control.”

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