Unarchiver, Jobs’ widow and The Atlantic, FileMaker 16, 64-bit Scrivener


MacPaw has acquired the Unarchiver, a free Mac utility that uncompresses a wide range of files

MacPaw scoops up Unarchiver, a macOS file extraction utility — Oleksandr Kosovan, the CEO and founder of MacPaw, says his company will maintain the Unarchiver, keep it up-to-date, localise into popular languages and implement design improvements. As before, the Unarchiver will be free for all Mac users. All the apps and app-related assets will be transferred to MacPaw’s developer account. [Your Mac ‘unarchives’ cross platform compressed .zip files already – the Unarchiver deals with almost everything else as well.]

Laurene Powell Jobs’s Emerson Collective buys majority stake in The Atlantic — The Emerson Collective is an organisation led by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of former Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs . The EC is buying a majority stake in The Atlantic, one of the longest-running publications in the US. The Atlantic is currently a profitable venture — its print circulation is growing, and its web audience rose 36% in the first half of 2017.

Hands on: FileMaker Pro 16 adds design and integration features to long-time Mac database app — This year’s upgrade to FileMaker Pro 16 brings small but key improvements to the database app, and AppleInsider gives you a brief overview.

Literature & Latte Announces Scrivener 3: a 64-bit App with Consolidated Features — And there was much rejoicing in the writing world, because Literature & Latte announced Scrivener 3! It will include a rewrite to become a 64-bit app, a new interface, and a floor-to-ceiling rewrite. The company also said the release focused on, “consolidating and simplifying what’s already there.”

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