The Clean-Sweep Edition Saturday, March 11, 2023

Apple Faces Scant Shareholder Dissent At Annual Shareholder Meeting, by Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

Apple Inc. investors reelected its board, approved its compensation plan and rejected the shareholder proposals that the company opposed, giving the iPhone maker a clean sweep during its annual meeting.

A preliminary tally of the votes showed that the four measures Apple supported, including its board slate and compensation, were approved Friday. The five shareholder measures that it asked investors to reject failed to gain enough votes to pass.

Apple’s File Provider Forces Mac Cloud Storage Changes, by Adam Engst, TidBITS

Over the last year, cloud storage services Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive—and probably others—have migrated from custom kernel extensions to Apple’s new-ish File Provider extension. It provides an Apple-approved framework for integrating remote files into macOS and displaying them in the Finder.


Although it’s good to have cloud storage integrated into macOS in a coherent fashion, the switch to Apple’s File Provider extension brings with it two key changes that will require adjustments in how you work.


CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Gets New Variable Outline Tool, 200 Templates, One-time Purchase Option, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite has received a notable update bringing a new tool, over 200 design templates, the most recent Pantone colors, and more. And the 2023 suite has also launched as a one-time purchase along with the subscription option.

NCAA March Madness App Will Support Live Activities, CarPlay, And More This Year, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

Ahead of March Madness kicking off in just a few days are a handful of features coming to the NCAA’s March Madness iPhone app. Most notably, the NCAA March Madness Live app will support Apple’s new Live Activities feature this year.


Apple, Foxconn Convince Indian State To Loosen Labor Laws, by John Reed and Katherin Hille, Financial Times

Apple and its manufacturing partner Foxconn were among the companies behind a landmark liberalization of labor laws in the Indian state of Karnataka last month, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Their successful lobbying for new legislation means two-shift production can take place in India, akin to the two companies’ practices in China, their primary manufacturing base. The law gives the southern state one of the most flexible working regimes in India as the country aims to become an alternative manufacturing base to China.

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Sure looks like Apple has confirmed that the upcoming Apple Music Classical will not have any offline modes.

How disappointing.

Well, I will now also wait for the next version of Apple Music Classical with bated breath. :-)


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