Mac sales decline, gay protections, best monitors, Indian music labs, Spielberg series, organising photos

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Mac sales continue decline in Q3, Apple drops to 5th place worldwide — Apple’s Mac sales continued to atrophy in the third calendar quarter of 2017 to put the company at fifth place among fellow vendors, according to fresh estimates from research firm Gartner. [What this really means is that Apple has finally joined the general drift downwards in computer sales, after years of bucking the trend.]

Apple among 76 companies asking Supreme Court to clarify protections for gay employees — A collection of 76 businesses including Apple, Google, and Microsoft has asked the US Supreme Court to take up a case that should clarify whether a law against workplace sex discrimination also covers a worker’s sexual orientation. There is an absence of a federal law explicitly preventing discrimination based on orientation, and it’s hampering recruitment in the 27 remaining states that haven’t adopted their own protections.

The best bargains on external displays for your Mac — This is for the US, but some of the brands and models are also available in NZ: whether you have a Mac mini or are looking to add a second, larger display to your MacBook Pro setup, having a high resolution monitor on your desk can be an asset. Apple Insider has the top bargains on monitors in a variety of sizes, all under US$570.

Apple opens two Indian ‘Mac Labs’ teaching music production with Logic Pro X — Apple’s head of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, appeared in Mumbai, India today to announce the launch of two ‘Mac Labs”‘ for KM Music Conservatories, an institution founded by musician AR Rahman.

Apple may reboot Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories Apple is eyeing a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories as one of its first series in its foray into original programming under Jamie Erlicht & Zack Van Amburg, heads of the newly formed worldwide video programming division, reports Deadline.

How to organise photos in macOS High Sierra — It’s easy to organise your photos in macOS High Sierra. Start by, of course, launching the Photos app.
Use the pop-up menu at the top right to find just the photos you want, then drag the photos to an album to quickly organize your shots. You can also select the photos you’d like to put in your album. Hold down the Command key on your Mac’s keyboard to select multiple photos at once. Apple World Today has more.