2017 MB Pro vs MacBook, Fender curation, Q3, 8th of 50, battery replacement, Microsoft cuts, Sierra recovery

2017 13″ MacBook Pro vs. 2017 12″ Retina MacBook — Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar and 12-inch Retina MacBook were recently updated with Intel’s latest-generation Kaby Lake processors. They both start at a base price of U$1299, but what are the differences, and which one is right for you? This Apple Insider video tries to clarify.

Fender partners with Apple for Apple Music curated playlists featuring its guitars — Guitar manufacturer Fender has become the latest major brand to become an official playlist curator for Apple’s services, with five unique playlists accessible via Apple Music featuring notable artists and songs spanning more than seven decades that showcase the firm’s instruments.
The Fender playlist page provides five different playlist themes, with each spanning rock and roll, country and western, jazz, hip-hop, and R&B genres. The company claims the playlists are wide-ranging, featuring music from classic rock icons and emerging artists along with more experimental guitar works.

Apple to report Q3 2017 earnings on August 1 — Apple has announced it will reveal quarterly earnings for the third fiscal quarter of 2017 on August 1st, traditionally the slowest sales period of the year for the tech giant.

Apple number eight among the 50 best companies to work for — The Indeed job site has debuted the 50 best companies to work for in 2017, curated from the site’s millions of company reviews from employees. Apple tied with Nike to place number eight on the list.
Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management software, took the top spot on Indeed’s list for the second consecutive year. Airline innovator Southwest Airlines reclaimed the second place ranking.

iFixit introduces battery replacement kit for Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina display — Apple’s notoriously difficult-to-repair unibody MacBook design has been a sore subject for repair enthusiasts for years, prompting solutions provider iFixit to create a new battery replacement kit that will make it easier for at-home repairs.

Microsoft cutting about 10 percent of its sales force in Azure cloud re-focus — Confirming earlier rumours, Microsoft has declared it is cutting about 10% of its sales workforce in a refocus on how it sells Azure and other related cloud services.

How to use macOS Recovery in macOS Sierra — The utilities in macOS Sierra’s macOS Recovery can help you restore from Time Machine, reinstall macOS, get help online, repair or erase a hard disk, and more. Apple World Today tells you how it works.