2102 Apple patents, Stores can fix Macs, EzyCal, Molekular effects


Apple was granted 2102 patents in 2016 — IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, a producer of global patent databases and innovative web services, has announced the 2016 IFI CLAIMS US Top 50, an annual ranking of top patent recipients. Apple increased the number of patents it received, but remains at #11 on the list.
The Cupertino, California-based company was granted 2,102 patents in 2016. That’s up 8.46% from the 1,938 it was granted in 2015.

Debunking retail rumors, Apple says its stores are equipped to repair new MacBook Pros — Reports claiming Apple Stores can’t repair the 2016 MacBook Pro because of a lack of diagnostic tools are false, as AppleInsider has been told that stores are fully equipped and trained to perform all required diagnostics and repairs necessary.

EzyCal is a new menu bar calendar for macOS — AppYogi Software has introduced EzyCal – Calendar 2017, a menu bar calendar developed exclusively for macOS. It ships with a full calendar display with events, reminders, to-do list organizer, cal-sync and more.
EzyCal offers keyboard shortcuts and custom color themes that users can select from any three window sizes of the calendar. It also syncs with all available calendar events.
EzyCal requires macOS 10.10 or later. It costs NZ$5.99/US$3.99 and is available worldwide exclusively at the Mac App Store. [If the link says not available in NZ, just type ‘EzyCal’ into the search bar of the App Store and sure enough, it will appear.]

Molekular Modular Multi-Effects System — Native Instruments’ Molekular is a handy modular multi-effects system for their flagship synthesis studio Reaktor 5 for macOS or the free Reaktor 5 Player for iOS devices. It features 35 exclusive creative effects for creative sound manipulation. Molekular is available at the NI Online Shop for US$149.