Pro apps bundle , record share price, too low, number 4, UltraFine suspended, BeSides information security forum


proappsApple’s Pro Apps Bundle for Education arrives in over 30 more countries — People wanting to take advantage of Apple’s heavily-discounted Pro Apps Bundle for Education can now do so in over 30 more countries around the world, thanks to expanded distribution this week. New Zealand is on the list.
The bundle launched in the US earlier in February, and wraps up all of Apple’s professional audio and video editing apps for the Mac, including Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3.
The collection’s $199.99 US pricetag is over $425 less than Apple would normally charge. In the US, all faculty and staff at US educational institutions all the way from kindergarten through college qualify, plus college students. Prices can vary significantly based on factors like exchange rates, though in countries with the euro the software is typically €229.99; it’s $299.99 in Australia and $329.99 in New Zealand. (And while you’re at it, here’s the free Fizz template for Final Cut Pro X and notice the other freebies there on the right.)

AAPL briefly reaches an all-time high share price — The rally for shares in Apple continues, with the stock briefly touching an all-time record share price of $133.82 this morning. It’s now hovering around $133.68.

As investors overlook Apple’s Services business, stock price declared 10% too low — Apple’s Services earnings aren’t being considered strongly enough by investors, one analyst believes, arguing that if the business was properly weighted, the stock company’s stock would be at least 10 percent higher than it currently sits.

Apple is number four on ‘Most Innovative Companies of 2017’ list — Apple placed number four on the Most Innovative Companies of 2017 list from FastCompany. Apple placed fourth on the list; that’s up from seventh place in 2016. Apple has made the list for three years running.

Apple temporarily stops sales of LG’s UltraFine 5K display — This will only add to cries that Apple once again start making its own external displays for use with Mac laptops: the tech giant has temporarily stopped sales of LG’s UltraFine 5K monitor, due to problems associated with a lack of proper shielding from wireless interference. Apple retail staff were told to keep the product on display yet not sell any units if people asked, according to a Business Insider source. [This is turning into a debacle.]

Apple is a contributing sponsor of BeSides information security forum — BSides, a two-day, open forum for discussion and debate for security engineers and their affiliates, has received a public contributing sponsorship from Apple, “underlining the increasing efforts of the company to participate in academic research and publishing related to security, privacy and other research goals.”

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