Thursday Morning News
It’s the tenth anniversary of when Apple started supporting the (RED) campaign in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The proceeds of (RED)-branded Apple products and accessories has generated more than $120 million for the Global Fund, making Apple the largest corporate contributor to date. In an interview with BuzzFeed, Apple CEO Tim Cook says that corporations have values, and one of the Apple values is that being part of a great company is leaving the world better than you found it.
Cook has also responded to a customer email by saying that the anticipates AirPods to ship within the next few weeks. The jury’s still out on whether that will mean we’ll see Apple’s version of wireless earbuds by Christmas, but it would be nice.
Fortune has talked to Apple global marketing exec Bozoma Saint John about her early life in Ghana and moving to the US at the age of 13, which was one of the contributing factors to giving her confidence.
The fourth beta of tvOS 10.1 has been released to developers, which features both single-sign on for supported tvOS apps, as well as Apple’s US-only TV app which gives users the choice of content from a variety of sources.
Apple may have killed off its wireless router division, but JD Power says Apple still ranked the highest in wireless router customer satisfaction. Wireless routers as a whole are improving, particularly in the areas of ease-of-use and performance, their survey said.
Six Colors looks into the best way to migrate user information from one computer to another, but all have minor caveats. Cloning your hard drive might not work with a newer Mac that has specific drivers for special hardware, Migration Assistant can inexplicably fail, and not migrating anything means you have to start from scratch.
If you haven’t seen the “prangent” video on YouTube showing the classic comedy of Yahoo Answers, then you’re missing out. Or not, seeing as there’s now a Yahoo Answers app for iOS devices — which means you can have pull out your phone and laugh any time you want. Isn’t that what the internet was invented for?
It’s about time since we got a new email client on the Mac, after a number of releases for iOS email clients. Readdle’s Spark brings their popular iOS email client to the Mac, which promises to help manage your email using categories much like Google’s Inbox. MacStories gives us an overview of the standout features.
Also from MacStories is their post on casual Apple Pencil use. Besides minor photo editing and document annotating, there’s also highlighting passages and adult colouring books, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Stephen Hackett has released Aqua and Bondi, a book that looks at how the colourful iMac gave Apple time to build Mac OS X. It’s available in PDF form, or from the iBookstore.