US jobs, massive bond sale, Star Wars games bundle, Notebooks for Mac, CloudMounter


Apple highlights US job creation on new webpage, touts 2M jobs across 50 states — Apple has debuted a new webpage dedicated to highlighting the company’s efforts toward generating jobs in the US, including the creation of two million jobs broken down by state, operating segment and more. [Inspired by fear of Trump, no doubt.]

Apple ramping up for another bond sale, blowing it far past all other funds — In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Apple is readying yet another bond sale, and has essentially purchased an equivalent value in corporate debt to equal the world’s largest mutual fund.

May the 5th be with you … Steam Powered Star Wars Gamer Bundle for Mac, US$14.99 — The Steam Powered Star Wars Gamer Bundle, five Mac games from the Star Wars universe. It includes: The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition, Knights of the Old Republic, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, and Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. These were all published by Aspyr and run through Steam, and the whole bundle is $14.99 (about NZ$22) through us the Mac Observer.

Notebooks for macOS handily combines text processing, task management, file organisation — Alfons Schmid’s macOS version of Notebooks is a time-saving productivity app that combines text processing with task management and file organization to complement the iPad and iPhone versions of the tool. It allows you to create as many books as you need to write, store and structure.

CloudMounter update adds encryption with one password — CloudMounter from Eltima Software is a great app that takes just about any type of server or cloud service and mounts it on your Mac as if it’s a local drive. Sometimes we get lots of storage with a service (ie, Office 365) and don’t even use it. CloudMounter (US$29.99, affiliate link will compensate Apple World Today when you make a purchase) makes it simple to take advantage of all that cloud space, clear out room on your Mac, and keep it all safe in the process.

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