ARM chips for Macs, letter to Trump, Baccus backup app, Ranger

A brand new book in iBooks features the story of New Zealand yacht racing legend Ranger
A brand new book in iBooks features the story of New Zealand yacht racing legend Ranger

Apple reportedly working on ARM chips for upcoming Macs — A new Bloomberg report, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter,” says Apple is designing a new chip for future Mac laptops that would take on more of the functionality currently handled by Intel processors. Apple engineers are reportedly planning to offload the Mac’s low-power mode, a feature marketed as “Power Nap,” to the next-generation ARM-based chip. [So, not the main CPU, then.]

Apple, others pen letter opposing Trump’s travel ban — Apple, Alphabet, Facebook, Uber, Stripe and other companies have teamed up to pen a letter opposing US President Trump’s travel ban that suspends travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, according to re/code. [“750,000 Dreamers”??]
By the way, you can take various measures at Facebook to control access. Twitter has a much different approach, but there are ways to deal with control there, too, as Macworld explains how to really bury your head in the digital sand.

Baccus is a new backup app for macOS — Factorial has introduced Baccus 1.0, a new backup App for macOS. It’s designed to make it easy to back up your home folder to multiple backup devices, including external drives and NAS.
Baccus requires macOS 10.10 or later. Single user licenses cost US$19.99. A free time-limited trial is available via the Baccus website.

Ranger: The Making of a New Zealand Racing Legend  — Beautifully designed for iBooks, CreativeTech Ltd has republished Ranger in a digital edition you can read on Mac, iPad and iPhone via the iBooks app. It costs NZ$19.99 and equivalents in over 50 countries worldwide, and a free sample chapter is also available from this link.