Apple posted billions of dollars in profit once again in Q3 2017, and the iPad saw its first year-over-year sales growth in some time. Adam Engst shares a quick tip about the SSD sizes of different iMac Fusion Drives (avoid the 1 TB version!), and Josh Centers offers a critique of the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar. Finally, Glenn Fleishman delivers a comprehensive overview of fax apps for iOS. Notable software releases this week include ScreenFlow 7.0, OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.1.1, Fission 2.3.2, and Airfoil 5.6.2.
Apple saw year-over-year revenue and unit sales increases for all of its product divisions in Q3 2017, including the relatively beleaguered iPad.
If you’re in the market for an iMac, beware the 1 TB Fusion Drive because it includes a significantly smaller SSD than the one embedded in the 2 TB and 3 TB Fusion Drives.
After close to a year with a 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Josh Centers doesn’t find Apple’s new alternative input device all that useful. He explains why, and offers some suggestions for how Apple could make it better.
Apps proliferate for sending and receiving that antiquated form of document transfer, the fax. Pick the right app to keep costs down.
Notable software releases this week include ScreenFlow 7.0, OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.1.1, Fission 2.3.2, and Airfoil 5.6.2.
In ExtraBITS this week, DirecTV Now has reached a deal with CBS Networks to stream its content, and AT&T’s and Verizon’s networks both slowed down after they started offering unlimited data.