Most innovative, Trump consequences, Touch Bar MBPs arriving, resetting NVRAM, Microsoft Visual Studio, Calico for games


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Apple crowned the world’s most innovative company — Apple tops the 2016 Global Innovation 1000 Study by Price Waterhouse (PwC). The Cupertino, California-based company has held the top spot for six years running.

Chinese state-run media promises consequences for Apple, others if Trump starts trade war — China has threatened that a trade war against the country will result in more harm to the US, with a state-run paper threatening that the government will take “countermeasures” against Apple’s iPhone and the automotive industry if an economic conflict comes to pass.

Apple’s late-2016 15″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar — Apple’s new Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro is the lightest and thinnest MacBook Pro ever, but unlike the company’s earlier ultralight MacBook Air, it packs a fast, quad-core Intel CPU and a dedicated AMD Radeon Pro GPU along with 16GB of high speed RAM and other ‘pro’ level niceties. After spending some time with the new flagship, AppleInsider came away impressed at what Apple was able to achieve. Here’s a Quick Tour video, and Apple SVP Phil Schiller addresses Touch Bar and other MacBook Pro concerns.

How to reset the NVRAM on your Mac — Is your Mac running slowly or erratically? One thing you can try is resetting the NVRAM (or “non-volatile random access memory.” It’s a tiny bit of your Mac’s memory that stores certain settings in a location that macOS can access quickly. [Make sure you have a backup before you try anything like this.]

Microsoft to bring Visual Studio to Mac later this week — Microsoft is bringing its Visual Studio development tool to the Mac, launching it during this week’s Connect() conference starting on Wednesday, according to a quickly deleted announcement.

Calico is a new game-matching service for games purchased through Apple’s Mac App Store — Feral Interactive has launched Calico, an online game-matching service for games purchased through Apple’s Mac App Store. It was developed for the half of Mac gamers who get their games through the Mac App Store, and who have until now often been unable to enjoy the multiplayer features of the games they buy, says David Stephen, managing director at Feral Interactive.

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