The global economy might be hurting, but Apple is still firing on all cylinders. Despite slowing growth in iPhone and wearable sales, the company still managed to break quarterly records thanks to preternaturally strong iPad and Mac revenues. Josh Centers offers a roundup of coverage about Apple’s day in Congress, in which CEO Tim Cook was joined by fellow Big Tech titans Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai, and Mark Zuckerberg for an intense day of grilling. Charles Maurer joins us this week to remind us that QuarkXPress still exists on the Mac and share a few examples of why it might best remain forgotten. Finally, Adam Engst outlines recent changes to the Apple Style Guide, which is now available on the Web. Notable Mac app releases this week include MarsEdit 4.4.2 and Ulysses 20.2.
For its third fiscal quarter of 2020, Apple reported quarterly record financial results that far exceeded consensus estimates, managing to show revenue increases in all of its product segments and geographic sectors. Chalk it up to people working and learning from home.
CEOs of four of the biggest companies in tech, including Apple’s Tim Cook, recently appeared before Congress to answer questions about their business practices. Here’s a roundup of the coverage.
If you’re entering into a book layout project and considering QuarkXPress, don’t. Author Charles Maurer shares just a few of the horror stories from his experience using QuarkXPress to lay out his most recent book.
Apple has updated its style guide, both on the Web and in Apple Books, which triggers TidBITS publisher Adam Engst to discuss how TidBITS makes stylistic decisions in writing and editing. He also examines a few of the changes to the style guide that Apple has made recently.
Adds the Micro.blog platform as an officially supported publishing system and addresses a variety of bugs and crashes. ($49.95 new, free update, 15.9 MB)
Brings a few helpful tweaks to the writing app. ($39.99 annual subscription, free update, 20.5 MB)