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.