Cooks calls on Trump, Laurene Jobs, LG Ultrafine, Thunderbolt 3-to-PCI Express, dev payouts, flowchart app, Safari Tech Preview

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Apple’s Tim Cook asks President Trump to keep US in Paris climate accord — Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly among a number of corporate and political leaders trying to persuade US President Donald Trump not to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement, which he has often vowed to do. [Cook sway over Trump: nil.]

Laurene Powell Jobs discusses immigration, education in interview — Lauren Powell Jobs, widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, sat down for a rare interview at the Code Conference on Wednesday to discuss philanthropic initiatives tied to her foundation, the Emerson Collective, immigration, education, the intersection of media and tech and more.

Video review of LG’s UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3 display, 6 months later — Six months after it launched, how does LG’s UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3 display hold up? AppleInsider revisits the premium monitor intended for Apple’s USB-C MacBook Pros in this video review.

Sonnet launches new Thunderbolt 3-to-PCI Express (PCIe) expansion chassis — Sonnet Technologies has announced the eGFX Breakaway Box, a Thunderbolt 3-to-PCI Express (PCIe) expansion chassis with a single slot for connecting any size Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card, including high-performance graphics (GPU) cards to a Thunderbolt 3-equipped computer.

Apple’s developer payouts top US$70 billion — Developers selling apps through Apple’s App Store have been paid over US$70 billion since it first launched in 2008. Apple shared that detail only a couple days ahead of its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, which kicks off on Monday, June 5th.

Pagico Interactive Flowchart App for Mac: US$19.99 — Mac Observer has a deal Pagico 8.7 for Mac, software that helps turn tasks, notes, and projects into interactive flowcharts. Version 8.7 added 14 new features to the software. You can get it through for US$19.99, less than half retail.

Safari Technology Preview 31 released for macOS Sierra — Safari Technology Preview 31 has been released to macOS Sierra. Safari Technology Preview is an experimental version of Safari wherein Apple tests Webkit features and improvements before pushing them to the public Safari browser. Think of it as beta testing, similar to how Apple has beta releases of iOS and macOS before releasing them to the public.
The full release notes can be found at You can freely download the latest release of Safari Technology Preview. If you already have it installed, you can update it from the Mac App Store’s Updates tab.