Apple Park, High Sierra Beta 4, Graphic Converter, GTD task management


Latest Apple Park flyover highlights landscaping push, campus-wide construction — New drone footage of Apple Park reveals major landscaping work underway within the main courtyard, and that while diminished in places, campus building construction is still very much active. [Do you reckon there’s a bunker under it?]
The courtyard is now home to a grove of trees and tall mounds of dirt, a video by pilot Duncan Sinfield shows. Apple Park is eventually expected to host about 9000 trees —some of them fruit-bearing, in an homage to the region’s old orchards. [The first Apple computer was built in an apple box, apparently, and they used to be widely grown in the area.]

macOS High Sierra Developer Beta 4 Rolls Out — Apple releases macOS High Sierra developer beta 4, including improvements to Mail and Safari, more efficient file transfer performance, improved security, augmented and virtual reality support, new Siri voices, HEVC video support, and more. Downloading and installing the developer beta requires and Apple Developer account and a compatible Mac. Since High Sierra is still very much a beta product, don’t install it on mission-critical machines.

GraphicConverter, guess what? It convert between graphics formats — If you need to convert from one graphics format to another, you need the aptly named GraphicConventer from Lemke Software. It’s recently been revved to version 10.4.2, and supports image conversion from over 200 graphic file formats into almost 80 different file formats.
GraphicConverter 10.4.2 requires macOS 10.9 or higher. It’s available from Lemke Software online and at the Mac App Store for US$39.95 for a single user version and US$59.95 for a family license.

Firetask Pro is new GTD task management tool for macOS (and iOS and watchOS) — Elemental Tools has released Firetask Pro, the next generation of Firetask, the project-oriented GTD(R) task management app for Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch devices. The app provides features such as project portfolios, actions for subdividing tasks, iCloud syncing, a new iOS Today widget, Apple Watch support, and various workflows. The Today workflow focusses on tasks marked as starred, or that are due today (or already overdue).
Firetask Pro is available at Apple’s various app stores; the Mac version costs NZ$59.99/US$39.99. A demo version of the Mac version of Firetasks Pro is available at the Firetask website.

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