Apple immigration, new writing app Tabula, 10 games, Cologne Store, new Dropbox tools


Tabula is a new Mac/iOS Word Processor that auto-formats
Tabula is a new Mac/iOS Word Processor that auto-formats and cloud-syncs

Tim Cook: ‘Apple would not exist without immigration’ — Well, neither would America, or New Zealand 0r even England for that matter. Anyway, Cook has joined other tech industry execs in condemning the Trump administration’s executive order that bans refugees and travelers from predominantly Muslim countries.
Apple has championed the causes of marriage equality and environmental sustainability in recent years, so its employees looked to the company’s leadership in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration from predominantly Muslim countries. The order, which restricts immigration from seven countries and outright bans refugees from Syria, was handed down late Friday and led to protests in several US cities and at airports where refugees were being detained.
Trump has reportedly drafted an executive order that targeting the types of visa used by Apple: according to Bloomberg, the Trump administration wants to change the rules for temporary worker visas known as H-1B, L-1, E-2 and B1. [Wait till he sets up his own independent ‘security’ organisation.]

Tabula is a new writing app for the Mac that automatically formats your content — Charlie Imhoff has released Tabula 1.0 for macOS. This writing app that automatically formats your text as you write.
Tabula uses an intelligent interpreter that reads and styles text automatically to enable users to create beautiful text documents without touching a styling toolbar or learning complex markup. It wraps up its interpretation in handcrafted themes for export, adjusting to screen size so they read comfortably on any device.
Tabula requires macOS 10.10 or later. For a limited time, it’s offered for the introductory price of US$4.99 and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store [although I get a ‘Not available in New Zealand’ flag, it does show up when you search on ‘Tabula’ in the Mac App Store for NZ$7.49].
Tabula is also available for iOS for the introductory price of US$2.99 at the Apple App Store. Tabula for macOS and iOS work together through iCloud Drive, allowing authors to start documents on their iPhones or iPads, and finish them on their Macs.

Macworld has a Ten Mac Games slideshow — You can check that out here. [Does anyone really like a bit-mappy game? I don’t have a Retina display for nuthin’! Yuri looks good though.]

Apple reportedly nears completion of second retail store in Cologne, Germany — While still unannounced, a photo appears to confirm that Apple is on the verge of opening second store in Cologne, Germany. Apple currently has 14 Stores there.

Dropbox releases office suite Paper out of beta, launches Smart Sync — Dropbox has launched two new tools for its users, with the collaborative-working service Paper exiting beta, and Smart Sync allowing users to more selectively synchronize files between the cloud storage service and individual Mac and PC desktops.

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