Cooks and diversity at uni, 10th happiest, Adobe updates, Saturday Night Live, Facebook fakes, dictate to your Mac


You can talk while your Mac does the typing

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks diversity, inclusion at alma mater Auburn University — Apple CEO Tim Cook visited his alma mater Auburn University on Thursday to speak about diversity, inclusion and other issues related to human rights, topics for which the high-profile tech executive consistently advocates. The event, A Conversation with Tim Cook: A Personal View of Inclusion and Diversity, was hosted by Auburn’s Student Government Association.

Apple is tenth happiest — Apple places number 10 among the Happiest Technology Companies 2017 by CareerBliss, an online career community. The list is derived from employees who voluntarily submit reviews to CareerBliss, evaluating their company’s leadership, culture, compensations and overall work environment. Adobe came in first, Google 8th.

Adobe updates Illustrator CC and InDesign CC with new features — Adobe has issued updates for Illustrator CC, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and InDesign CC, introducing new features and user interface improvements to the professional design software.

Apple, Saturday Night Live teaming up for ad spots — Apple has made a deal with NBC that will see Saturday Night Live creating humorous commercial content that will air during commercial breaks on the show, reports Variety.
The comedy show is teaming up with brands like Verizon and Apple to create special content to make the show both more appealing to advertisers and more compelling to watch live, the article adds. During the April 8 and April 15t broadcast of Saturday Night Live will see a spot for Verizon written by Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost and featuring cast member Kenan Thompson.

Facebook steps up ‘false news’ crackdown with tips for spotting and reporting bogus stories — This week, users on Facebook began receiving a public service announcement from the social networking site regarding what it has branded as “false news,” offering tips on how to spot a fake story.

How to dictate instead of typing in macOS Sierra — You can use your voice to enter text with macOS Sierra with its Dictation feature (which is different from Siri). Choose the Apple menu () > System Preferences, click Keyboard, then click Dictation. Turn on Dictation and choose from various Dictation options.

 

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