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2017 MB Pro vs MacBook, Fender curation, Q3, 8th of 50, battery replacement, Microsoft cuts, Sierra recovery


2017 13″ MacBook Pro vs. 2017 12″ Retina MacBook — Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar and 12-inch Retina MacBook were recently updated with Intel’s latest-generation Kaby Lake processors. They both start at a base price of U$1299, but what are the differences, and which one is right for you? This Apple Insider video tries to clarify.

Fender partners with Apple for Apple Music curated playlists featuring its guitars — Guitar manufacturer Fender has become the latest major brand to become an official playlist curator for Apple’s services, with five unique playlists accessible via Apple Music featuring notable artists and songs spanning more than seven decades that showcase the firm’s instruments.
The Fender playlist page provides five different playlist themes, with each spanning rock and roll, country and western, jazz, hip-hop, and R&B genres. The company claims the playlists are wide-ranging, featuring music from classic rock icons and emerging artists along with more experimental guitar works.

Apple to report Q3 2017 earnings on August 1 — Apple has announced it will reveal quarterly earnings for the third fiscal quarter of 2017 on August 1st, traditionally the slowest sales period of the year for the tech giant.

Apple number eight among the 50 best companies to work for — The Indeed job site has debuted the 50 best companies to work for in 2017, curated from the site’s millions of company reviews from employees. Apple tied with Nike to place number eight on the list.
Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management software, took the top spot on Indeed’s list for the second consecutive year. Airline innovator Southwest Airlines reclaimed the second place ranking.

iFixit introduces battery replacement kit for Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina display — Apple’s notoriously difficult-to-repair unibody MacBook design has been a sore subject for repair enthusiasts for years, prompting solutions provider iFixit to create a new battery replacement kit that will make it easier for at-home repairs.

Microsoft cutting about 10 percent of its sales force in Azure cloud re-focus — Confirming earlier rumours, Microsoft has declared it is cutting about 10% of its sales workforce in a refocus on how it sells Azure and other related cloud services.

How to use macOS Recovery in macOS Sierra — The utilities in macOS Sierra’s macOS Recovery can help you restore from Time Machine, reinstall macOS, get help online, repair or erase a hard disk, and more. Apple World Today tells you how it works.

iPhone 5 battery replacement, Healthkit, free writer apps, Vine’s new tools, Secret, Fudget, iOS 7, Max Gentleman


Apple activates iPhone 5 battery replacement program, to swap out affected parts for free — Apple on Friday announced a free replacement program for iPhone 5 batteries after discovering certain units sold during a five-month period after the product’s launch in 2012 contain faulty components.

HealthKit is expanding the program
HealthKit is expanding the program

Apple Adds Humana, UnitedHealth to HealthKit Discussions — Apple is continuing to expand its circle of potential HealthKit partners with dialogs now happening with both Humana and UnitedHealth Group. Both companies are big-name health insurance providers, and the talks could mean Apple is hoping HealthKit will be part of the incentive programs carriers offer for subscribers who actively work to stay healthy.

Two free iOS writing and note apps — Vern Seward found his default writing app on iPad, WriteRoom, is no longer supported on that platform. So he went looking for other writing apps to fill that void.

Vine adds new editing tools and imported camera roll videos to iOS app — Vine for iOS has just received a massive new update the finally gives the video app equal footing with its rival Instagram. For the first time on Vine you can now create posts using video clips from your device’s camera roll, and then edit them to make your clip into the short film of your dreams.

Secret app to restrict photo uploads, block posts with real names in update — Anonymous social networking app Secret on Friday announced a number of changes to be introduced in its next update, including photo upload limitations and more aggressive restrictions on using real names in posts. The app has just been banned in Brazil over concerns of cyber-bullying. [It’s a digital anonymous confessional.]

Fudget uncomplicates money management — Fudget, currently free in the App Store and available for both the iPhone and the iPad running iOS 7.0 or later, is built for simplicity. This isn’t an app that’s loaded with features. It’s streamlined and focused on taking the complications out of managing your money.

While 91% of Apple users run iOS 7, five different versions of Android hold 10%+ share — The latest mobile operating system statistics show that Google’s Android is more fragmented than ever, with three different versions of the platform representing two-thirds of all devices, while Apple’s latest version of iOS runs on 91% of iPhones and iPads.

Max Gentlemen — The game Max Gentlemen has charted an odd, winding path to the App Store. Its creation was prompted by the subject line of a spam email before the game’s makers even had a proper studio formed, then took the form of a dating sim of sorts (that was put on hold), and was later turned into a hat-stacking game for a drinking-themed game jam, which led the game to be hosted in an arcade cabinet in a busy Chicago bar. It’s free and Universal.