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Tue, Aug 25, 2015The Reassuring-Performance Edition

Tim Cook Assures Investors, Via Jim Cramer Email, That Apple Is Still Seeing Strong China Growth, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

Cook says that their performance so far this quarter is ‘reassuring’ and believes that China is an unprecedented opportunity over the long term, thanks to the growth of the middle class in the region.

Apple CEO Tim Cook May Have Violated SEC Rules With Jim Cramer Email, by Jennifer Booton, MarketWatch

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook’s decision to give a rare midquarter update on the company’s performance in a private email to CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Monday may have violated federal disclosure rules, lawyers said Monday.


10 Things That iTunes Does Right, by Kirk McElhearn, Macworld

You can condemn it for many problems, but it's good to sometimes take a step back and give it credit for the features that work so well that you hardly pay attention to them. I've picked ten things that iTunes does right.

The Best Online Backup Service, by Wirecutter

Everyone who uses a computer needs a dependable way to back up their data. After carefully comparing 20 services and testing six, we believe that CrashPlan continues to be the best online backup service for most people, as it offers a great combination of useful features at an attractive (though not rock-bottom) price. Its user interface is a bit homely, but it still makes the process of restoring files less painful than the competition. It provides top-notch 448-bit encryption, its desktop app offers the unique option of peer-to-peer backups (letting you forgo paying for cloud storage, if you like), it gives you fine-grained control over its behavior, and—assuming your Mac or PC has a reasonable amount of RAM—it delivers solid performance.

Acorn 5 Slices, Dices, Filters, Crops, by Dan Moren, Six Colors

You Can Fine Tune iTunes With beaTunes 4.5, by Dennis Sellers, Apple World Today

One of my favorite features is the ability to search for and add missing data such as album artwork, which is more comprehensive than similar features in iTunes itself.

Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 iOS Review, by Craig Lloyd, Gotta Be Mobile

Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 on iOS is a decent game, and the fact that there are no in-app purchases to worry about makes it even better, but I can’t help but yearn for the older Roller Coaster Tycoon games and their simpler interfaces.

Parting Words

Working from home

— Igal Tabachnik (@hmemcpy) August 24, 2015

Thanks for reading.