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Labour, protests, Maps, Dunedin, Spaceship, speed up AirPort, Wickr

Dunedin just got Flyover in Apple Maps
Dunedin just got Flyover in Apple Maps

Apple to face labor related class-action suit after court denies motion to dismiss — A three-judge panel in California’s Superior Court recently denied Apple’s appeal to throw out a class-action lawsuit lodged by current and former employees who claim the company’s treatment of workers violate state labor codes.

Protestors take over Fifth Ave Apple Store in ‘die-in’ demonstration — A group of protestors condemning the controversial police killings of two African Americans took part in a “die-in” at the iconic Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York City Friday night, crowding the site and bringing retail operations to a grinding halt. A protestor from Brooklyn named Zandir Santos said the 5th Ave. Apple Store, along with a nearby Macy’s location, was selected as a message to corporate America.

Apple Maps gets 9 new Flyover locations including Dunedin while Siri added international movie times — Apple on Friday pushed out an update to two first-party services, bringing Flyover to nine new locales including Dunedin, New Zealand while expanding international movie showtime support for Siri.

Apple Campus 2 to boast $161M auditorium, $74M fitness facility — Newly unearthed building permits discovered this week reveal a bit more about Apple’s plans for its Campus 2 facility, with the company earmarking $161 million for an auditorium and $74 million for an employee gym.

How to speed up your network without replacing your AirPort Extreme Base Station — Apple’s AirPort Extreme Base Stations (AEBS) have never been a bargain, but they’ve always offered good speed and range. What’s really set them apart, however, is ease of configuration and the ability to connect remotely using Back to My Mac. Here are some suggestions to speed up older Extremes.

Wickr adds a Mac client to its free ultra-secure messaging family — Mac client has just been released with all the features of the Wickr iOS app, and there now are apps for Windows and Linux as well as iOS and Android.

5 Apple Vice Presidents added, diversity, monitor Mac activity, labour, mapping, recipes

Apple Leadership Team gets Vice Presidents added
Apple Leadership Team gets Vice Presidents added

Apple Adds 5 Vice Presidents to Leadership Page — Apple significantly expanded the ranks of executives featured on its leadership page Friday. That page previously featured Apple CEO Tim Cook and the company’s nine senior vice presidents, but now features an additional five vice presidents, all of whom report to CEO Tim Cook. This helps Apple’s diversity profile, which is 70% male and 55% white, but actually the diversity numbers in Apple’s report are, overall, more encouraging than those revealed in reports from other top tier tech companies.
Nick Heer of Pixel Envy put together some interesting charts comparing the diversity stats released by Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo, and LinkedIn.

Monitor OS X network, CPU and disk activity in the Dock — For those Mac users who love to push their hardware to its limits, the OS X Activity Monitor (found in Applications > Utilities) can be a handy tool.
This fun tip puts an updating icon into the Dock so you can keep an eye on one parameter while you’re doing work.

Fair Labor Association supplier audit reveals excessive overtime, Apple pledges to continue improvement — As part of its partnership with Apple, the Fair Labor Association has conducted an independent audit of supplier Quanta, and discovered that the company’s factories were responsible for some labour violations, including excessive overtime and hiring fees. The FLA’s findings come with a series of recommendations that have been made to Apple to help improve compliance.

Former Navteq executive Torsten Krenz joins Apple’s mapping team — Apple this month hired Torsten Krenz to join the company’s mapping team. Though not a household name, Krenz brings a considerable and impressive amount of mapping expertise to the table. Previously, Krenz served as an executive at Navteq, a Chicago-based company which provided detailed geographic and mapping data to companies as varied as Garmin, Yahoo, and Microsoft.

Recipes on your Mac — Recipes gives chefs of all skill levels a digital box in which they can save, consult, and find their recipes. The app offers an elegant interface that captures all the essentials elements of a recipe: basic data like name, difficulty level, and cooking time are recorded alongside step-by-step instructions and an ingredient list. A separate grocery list is also available, although, unfortunately, there is no way to populate it with a recipe’s ingredients, or to sync it with the Reminders app. It costs NZ$12.99.