X words: sexism and tax, 2nd Gold Master, Avadon 3


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Apple investigated, took action against alleged sexism at Cupertino headquarters — In the shadow of this week’s iPhone launch, surprise allegations of corporate sexism surfaced at Apple’s Cupertino, California, headquarters, though company executives say the situation was investigated and “actions have been taken.” Meanwhile Apple’s iTunes unit in Japan was ordered to pay some 12 billion yen (about NZ$162/US$118 million) in tax by local authorities after underreporting income, reports Reuters. It’s been paid. [There there, was that so hard?]

Second gold master of macOS Sierra released to developers — Apple has released a second gold master of macOS Sierra to developers, even though the finished version of the operating system is due next week. It’s unusual to release a second.

Avadon 3: The Warborn released for the Mac — Spiderweb Software has released the Mac version of Avadon 3: The Warborn, the final chapter in the Avadon Trilogy. It’s a retro fantasy role-playing game full of battles, lands to conquer, and more. [I don’t like the idea of playing a pixellated game like this on my retina display, does anyone?]

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