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Stranger Things, Apple-1, Cook cash, Irish jobs, Spotify retaliates, file extractor, Recordam


Get your ’80s synth on with the Stranger Things soundtrack on Apple Music — Now that we’ve all had enough time to watch all of Stranger Things it’s safe to check out the soundtrack on Apple Music without worrying about spoilers. Stranger Things Volume 1 (also Stranger Things, Vol. 1 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)) includes is loaded the show’s decidedly ’80s synth tracks from Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein like the show’s theme, Eleven’s theme, and the creepy The Upside Down. The playlist has 36 tracks, and there’s a volume 2 for when you’re ready for even more Stranger Things music. [Stranger Things is a sci-fi series on Netflix almost everywhere, including New Zealand.]

Apple-1 ‘Celebration’ motherboard auction pulls in US$815K — The motherboard believed to be amongst the first hand-built prototypes for the Apple-1 fell short of million dollar estimates, but still reaped $815,000 with a portion going to charity.

Apple CEO Tim Cook sells $36M in Apple stock after receiving 5-year RSU bonus — After receiving a sizable bonus of vested restricted stock units (RSUs) for five years of success as Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook on Wednesday cashed in nearly a third of his existing stock cache for a $35.8 million payday.

Apple gets green light to add 1000 jobs at Irish headquarters — More than nine months after Apple first announced plans to expand its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland, and amid an EU probe into questionable tax practices, the company was recently granted approval to add 1000 people to its workforce over the next 18 months.

Spotify is retaliating against artists with Apple Music exclusives —
Spotify has a new strategy in its battle against Apple: punishing artists who sign on to an Apple Music exclusive.

File Extractor is a new file extraction tool for OS X — MacDaddy has introduced File Extractor 1.0, a file extraction utility for Mac OS X. It allows you to find and extract files from any selected file, folder, or browser cache.

Recordam makes it easy to create, store, share and play back audio recordings on your Mac — If you need to quickly create, store, share and playback audio recordings on your Mac, Aperio Lux’s Recordam for Mac OS X (10.11 or later) combines a high-quality audio recorder and convenient storage for recorded audio files. And it’s only NZ$5.99 (US$3.99) at the Mac App Store.

Apple acquisitions, Irish jobs, Thunderbolt docks, audio editor, El Cap sidebar bug

(Apple's Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, from the Apple Insider site)
(Apple’s Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, from the Apple Insider site)

Apple acquired 15 companies this year, but the identity of 6 remain a mystery — Over the past 12 months of Apple’s fiscal 2015 (ending in September), the company “completed 15 acquisitions to enhance and accelerate our roadmap for products and services,” noted its chief executive Tim Cook in the company’s quarterly earnings call. However, the identity of only nine of these are known, and some of those haven’t been confirmed.

1000 Irish jobs — Apple plans to hire an additional 1000 workers in Ireland, reports Reuters. Ireland’s main foreign investment agency, the IDA, says the Cupertino, California-Based company will add 1000 jobs to its office in Cork by mid-2017 from 5000 at present.

Thunderbolt 2 docks roundup: The easy way to connect to your Mac laptop — The latest docks use Thunderbolt 2, aligned with Apple’s Thunderbolt 2 implementation in the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. The basic functionality of the docks is the same as before: you plug in your display, hard drives, printer, ethernet, headphones, USB devices, and whatever else into the dock, then you connect the dock to your laptop via a single Thunderbolt 2 connection. When you want to take your laptop, you only need to unplug a single cable. When you return to your desk, all you have to do is connect one cable.

TwistedWave audio editor for Mac — TwistedWave provides all the functionality you need to make pro-quality audio recordings without advanced technical know-how or expensive equipment. With its easy-to-use, intuitive interface, TwistedWave makes your life easy while still providing all the tools you need to edit, cut, and convert files. Simply press record to get started—whether you’re recording a song, podcast, or whole concert, audio editing doesn’t get better than TwistedWave. Its’s currently on sale for US $15 inserted of $80.

What to do when El Capitan sidebar’s favourites disappear — Have you noticed that the items you added to the Finder sidebar are suddenly missing either in the Finder or Open/Save dialogues or both? It’s not you: It’s a bug.