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Apple new Logic Pro X update taps the tremendous power of the new Mac Pro

Today Apple released a new version of Logic Pro X, its professional music production software, with performance updates for all users and optimizations that take advantage of the groundbreaking power of the all-new Mac Pro. Making full use of the Mac Pro hardware, Logic Pro X 10.4.5 will now support up to 56 processing threads, allowing pro music producers and film composers to work through incredibly demanding music projects with...

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With Mac Pro, Apple will soon have a Mac for almost everyone – except for these users

William Gallagher for AppleInsider: It’s a relief that we’ve got the new Mac Pro and so can finally stop talking about how Apple is ignoring a key market segment… While we didn’t and still don’t buy into the idea that Apple is doomed because it chooses to not make a Mac for a certain market, we also don’t think the range is complete yet. And when you look at the current lineup with that Mac Pro at the high end, the gap is...

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Apple supplier Japan Display made one crucial mistake

Tim Culpan for Bloomberg Opinion: Japan Display Inc.’s decision to cut staff, reduce pay and take more write-offs was the inevitable result of management’s short-sighted strategy. A planned bailout by a consortium of new backers is unlikely to solve its core problems unless key changes are made. I argued in February that the company needs new leadership. On Wednesday it announced just that: President and CEO Yoshiyuki Tsukizaki...

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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg may have known of questionable privacy practices emails show

Reuters: Facebook Inc emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s involvement in discussions about its much criticized privacy practices, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The report said the communications “appear to show Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s connection to potentially problematic privacy practices at the company.” …The emails have raised...

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Forget trade worries, Apple stock is a buyback story

Rohit Chhatwal for InvestorPlace: Apple stock has seen a massive swing in the last four quarters. In the quarter ending June 2018, the price increased from $166 to $187. In the next quarter, there was a further increase in price to $227. Cumulatively, these two quarters showed a price jump of 37%. One of the key reasons behind this movement could be the amount dedicated to cash buybacks in these quarters… Investors should consider...