‘Apple community’ pulls in $13M for disaster relief in US, Mexico & Caribbean — The Apple community, including workers and customers, has raised over $13 million for the relief of recent hurricanes hitting the US and the Caribbean, and earthquakes in Mexico, Apple said on Thursday.
macOS High Sierra drivers for Nvidia PCI-E video cards now available for Mac Pro, eGPU — After skipping the assorted High Sierra betas, Nvidia has rolled out drivers for its line of PCI-E graphics cards, all suitable for use in the 5,1 Mac Pro, and in a Thunderbolt 3 external graphics card enclosure.
Declaration of Apple and Bain Capital’s $18B deal for Toshiba’s chip business imminent — Apple has reportedly finished negotiation of its financial arrangement with Bain Capital and other investors, with a possible announcement of terms of the consortium’s deal for Toshiba’s chip foundry to be made public as soon as Thursday.
Apple not only company fighting Google over video, as YouTube is cut from Amazon Echo Show — On Tuesday afternoon, Google withdrew YouTube service from the Echo Show personal video device, and the two companies have issued dueling statements about the matter.
Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac — Today the completely new and redesigned Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac (and Windows) is finally shipping at aurorahdr.com. Aurora HDR brings many options to create perfect HDR photos, from one-click presets and advanced tone-mapping, to layers, noise reduction and powerful luminosity masking controls. Here’s a What’s New video. And the new Aurora HDR 2018 delivers realistic tone-mapping, new tools, and an efficient user interface. US$5 from every Aurora HDR 2018 sale in September will be donated to support people affected by Harvey, Irma & José hurricanes. It’s not cheap though – upgrade for existing users is NZ$82, new it’s NZ$138.
Apple revamps ‘Privacy’ site to sell customers on benefits of tech like encryption & differential privacy — Apple has updated its Privacy minisite, reorganising it to better communicate what the company does to safeguard personal data on its various hardware and software platforms.
Trump’s proposed tax cuts could be a big deal for Apple — Tax cuts proposed by President Trump and the Republicans could be huge for tech companies such as Apple, notes The Mercury News.
B-Eng introduces a drag ’n drop encryption app for the Mac — B-Eng has introduces Data Vault 1.0, a utility for automated encryption and decryption on any Mac. With its dual panel layout files can be dropped on the left panel to encrypt and on the right panel to decrypt. Data Vault requires macOS 10.11 or later and costs NZ$12.99/US$8.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store.