Apple restarts iTunes Red Cross donations to benefit Nepal earthquake recovery — In the aftermath of a series of earthquakes which have left more than 3,000 dead in Nepal, Apple has again begun soliciting donations for the American Red Cross through the iTunes Store.
By visiting a special iTunes page (which unfortunately is not available from New Zealand), customers can automatically donate to the Red Cross in denominations of US$5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $200. Apple will pass 100 percent of the proceeds through.
Apple updates iMovie for Mac with enhanced YouTube sharing, fix for random crashes — Apple on Thursday rolled out an update for its iMovie video editing app for OS X, fixing an issue that could cause the program to crash and baking in enhanced YouTube sharing compatibility. It’s available in the Mac App Store under Updates.
The first batch of USB-C adapters and cables, tested — When Apple announced the MacBook in March, the new USB Type C (USB-C for short) port caused head shaking and chin scratching. Here’s a rundown of what’s currently available and what it can do for you. But first, let’s define some basics.
Manage your iTunes music library — This week, Kirk McElhearn looks at a few questions about managing iTunes music libraries, dealing with liner notes, album artwork in WAV files, and correcting capitalization in song titles. I also suggest a way to download music from the iTunes Store with an old Mac.
Apple seeds OS X 10.10.4 beta 2 to developers, public beta testers — Apple has released the second beta version of OS X 10.10.4, the upcoming refresh of its flagship desktop operating system, to both registered developers and consumers enrolled in the company’s public beta program. Apple also posted Xcode 6.4 beta 2 on Monday. That update bears build number 6E14, and includes software development kits for iOS 8.4 beta 2 and OS X 10.10.