Apple’s Q2 2017 financial results were much better for our favorite computer company than those from the year-ago quarter, even if they were a little dull. Apple CEO Tim Cook used the quarterly investor call to launch a campaign touting the jobs Apple creates in the United States — presumably as a way to woo the current administration into helping Apple repatriate its offshore cash. A massive phishing attack hit Google Docs last week, and although Google plugged it right away, Adam Engst shows how you can better secure your Google account. Microsoft hosted an event dedicated to education, and Julio Ojeda-Zapata provides a breakdown of the Apple-targeted announcements, including a new version of Windows, a new Surface laptop, and an interesting addition to the popular game Minecraft. Geoff Duncan joins us to take a look at the Republican proposal to roll back Obama-era net neutrality rules, and finally this week, you can win a pass to this year’s iBooks Author Conference in our latest DealBITS drawing. Notable software releases this week include OmniFocus 2.9.1 and OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.0.3.
Apple saw yet another quarter of growth in Q2, but just barely, and most of that came from strong performances from the Mac, Services, and Other Products categories.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is on a mission to prove that Apple creates American jobs, and he’s putting Apple’s money where his mouth is.
Apple’s free iBooks Author app makes it easy for authors and educators to create media-rich ebooks, but if you want to go to the next level, the two-day iBooks Author Conference offers numerous sessions and panels about iBooks Author and ebook publishing. Enter to win a free $599.99 pass in this week’s DealBITS drawing!
Regardless of whether or not you fell for the recent phishing attack that impersonated Google Docs, this is a good time to check your Google account to make sure nothing untoward has access.
Microsoft is making a renewed push in education to compete with Apple and Google, which have done well in that market. The company announced a new student laptop, a simplified version of Windows, and an assortment of new software tools.
Remember in 2015 when the FCC reclassified ISPs as common carriers and (sort of) made “net neutrality” the law of the land? Now the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress are undoing it in the name of “freedom.”
Notable software releases this week include OmniFocus 2.9.1 and OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.0.3.
We have just two ExtraBITS for you this week: the popular DVD-ripping app HandBrake was temporarily infected with malware, and Apple has launched an extended repair program for the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard.