Hurricane relief, Logitechs keyboard with dial, changing iCloud info, iLocker, Civ packs


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Apple contributes $5M to ‘Hand in Hand’ hurricane relief effort, to open donations this weekend — Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief on Friday announced a $5 million donation from Apple, which will be put toward ongoing Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas, as well as programs benefitting what is expected to be massive damage from the incoming Irma. [Can’t Trump dip into his climate change budget for this, since he has saved so much money by scrapping so many initiatives that are trying to deal with this sort of thing?]

First look at Logitech’s Craft keyboard with Creative Input dial for macOS — After a week with Logitech’s new Craft advanced keyboard, AppleInsider discusses first impressions of the company’s new premium – and most expensive – keyboard. The keyboard feels solid, and the typing experience is excellent, reminiscent of Apple’s Retina MacBook Pro, writes Apple Insider.

How to change iCloud account info in macOS Sierra — You can change your iCloud name and photo, and your iCloud contact, security, devices, and payment information in iCloud preferences in macOS Sierra.

iLocker is a new password-controlled file and security app for macOS — ProtectStar has announced iLocker for Mac 1.0. It’s a password-protected app and file security utility. iLocker allows users of shared Macs to password protect any app, file, or folder on a hard drive. For example, parents can drag and drop apps or files into the iLocker window, set a password, and their selections are protected from unauthorized access by their offspring. The app also supports the MacBook Pro’s Touch ID sensor. iLocker for Mac 1.0 costs US$19.90 and requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It’s available exclusively at the ProtectStar website.

Civilization VI adds Nubia Civilization and Scenario Pack — Aspyr has announced an update to Civilization VI for Mac that includes the Nubia Civilization and Scenario Pack. The update also includes some bug fixes, improvements to the game AI, improvements for other civilizations, and adjustments to game balance.