Apple has paid between an 18% and 19% cash tax rate the past four years — Apple has paid between an 18% and 19% cash tax rate the past four years – or about 70% of its reported tax rate, according to Chuck Jones, a wealth strategist with Northern Trust.
France & Netherlands are among EU countries considering pursuing share of Apple taxes in the wake of the European Commission’s ruling against tax deals between Apple and Ireland.
Camera Guard designed to protect any Mac’s webcam and microphone from spyware and malware — Miami-based security solutions company, ProtectStar, has launched Camera Guard Professional for Mac 2016, a security solution designed to protect any Mac’s webcam and microphone from being accessed by hackers, spyware or malware. Camera Guard Professional requires OS X 10.11 or higher (and is compatible with the upcoming macOS Sierra). It normally costs US$29.90, but is available for a discounted price of US$19.90 in the first week of launch. [The free version protects your camera but not your mic.]
Inpaint for OS X works well with simple, if not complex, objects — You can use it to repair old photos, remove watermarks, remove unwanted objects do some digital facial retouching and removing date stamps. It works just fine for smaller, simpler objects such as watermarks and date stamps. For larger, more complex, objects that need removing, the results can be a photo that’s obviously been tampered with. The price for a single license of Inpatient from the site is US$19.99. A demo is available for download from the site; it’s also in the Mac App Store for NZ$29.99.