Jobs remembers, supplemental update, Init.ai, iCloud content caching, Safari Technology Preview 41


Tim Cook tweets remembrance of Steve Jobs — October 5, 2011 was a sad day for those of us who follow the world of Apple. On that day, Apple co-founder and icon Steve Jobs passed away after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer.
Apple CEO Tim Cook remembered that with a heartfelt tweet complete with a photo of a much younger Jobs. [A ‘heartfelt tweet’ … remember erudite eulogies?]

Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update with bug fixes for Adobe InDesign, Mail — Apple has issued a supplemental update for its macOS High Sierra operating system, squashing a password hint bug in Disk Utility, a few more minor bugs and improving the update’s installer. The changes were so minor, it didn’t even warrant a point-zero-one distinction.

Apple acquisition of Init.ai bolsters Siri team — Apple has acquired a six-person startup called Init.ai that is known for “…a smart assistant for customer representatives to parse and get better insights from their interactions with users, as well as automate some of the interactions.” The main reason for Apple’s acquisition seems to be  to get the Init.ai team to work on Siri.

macOS High Sierra: how and why to set up iCloud Content Caching — If you have a lot of Apple devices in your household, consider using iCloud content caching, a new feature in macOS High Sierra. A lot people are experiencing bugs with iOS 11, so Apple is rapidly releasing software updates. Content caching reduces your Wi-Fi bandwidth usage and speeds up software updates on Macs, iPhones and iPads, and Apple TV.

Apple tests files and directory entries api and new encryption in Safari Technology Preview 41 — Apple released Safari Technology Preview 41 (Safari TP41) this week. This release tests out the Files and Directory Entries API, as well as a new encryption scheme called Elliptic Curve P-521.