Apple continues to lead in personal computer satisfaction — Customer satisfaction with personal computers halts a three-year slide, according to new data from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). The ACSI Household Appliance and Electronics Report 2016 includes desktops, laptops, and tablet computers, as well as household appliances, televisions and computer software. With its Mac, Apple remains the overall leader in the personal computer industry, unchanged at 84.
Apple to reveal fiscal Q4 2016 earnings on October 27th — Apple has announced it will report quarterly earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016 on October 27, to be followed by a live-streamed conference call on Apple’s investor website.
Pay what you want for an award-winning Mac bundle — The Mac Observer’s Award-Winning Mac Bundle is 13 Mac apps: Drive Genius 4, The Hit List, DeltaWalker 2 Pro, Nisus Writer Pro, Aurora HDR, WinZip 5 Mac, VPN Forever: 3-Yr Subscription, Project Planning Pro, Letter Opener for macOS Mail, Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro, Screen Grabber Pro, eXtra Voice Recorder, and PhotoStitcher. That’s a quality list of apps (and services). Pay anything, even a penny, and you get three of them. Beat the average price — US$11.12 and rising as of this writing — and get all 13. Beat the leader’s price, and you’ll earn an entry in an iPhone 7 giveaway. You can read all the details on the deal listing. [To even get Nisus and Aurora for cheap is very worthwhile – they’re top quality products.]
How to set up Universal Clipboard for your Mac and iDevices — iOS 10 and macOS Sierra support a new feature called Universal Clipboard that lets you copy text or graphics on one device and paste them into documents on another. It really is as simple as copy-and-paste — assuming everything is configured correctly. Read on to learn how to make sure you’re set up to use Universal Clipboard.
Using Tapback in macOS Sierra: Messages — If you’ve been having fun playing around with the so-called Tapback feature in iOS 10, with which you can long press on a message to give it a heart, say, or a thumbs up, you can do some of the same things in Messages. Here’s how.
Nvidia may be working with Apple on graphics for ‘revolutionary’ new Mac products — Though Apple’s current Mac lineup relies on AMD graphics, a switch to Nvidia could be in the works for the MacBook Pro and beyond, if new job listings from the GPU maker is any indication. [Fingers crossed this is true, then.]
Typeeto is a free Mac utility for sharing your keyboard with other devices — With many keyboards, you have to un-pair from the Mac, then pair with the new device. Want to type on your Mac again? Un-pair from the device, then pair with the Mac again. Eltima Software has a great solution in the form of a free utility for Mac called Typeeto that makes it simple to use a Mac keyboard with an iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Android device, you name it, and switch between devices in seconds.
Drake debuts new short film as Apple Music exclusive — Mainstream rapper Drake on Monday released a 23-minute film, Please Forgive Me is an Apple Music exclusive, further cementing his close business ties with Apple.
Apple reveals algorithm behind Apple Music mixes, execs discuss past and future of service — Mixed in with the usual PR speak and promises to make Apple Music the most accessible, consumer-friendly streaming service available, Apple executives in a wide-roving interview published Monday hinted at the development of exceedingly advanced personalised playlist algorithms.