Apple announced that it has added mouse support for iPads, and so accessory makers are now beginning to build trackpads directly into their keyboard cases, starting with the Brydge Pro+. This sleek aluminum keyboard case boasts backlit keys and has a battery life of up to 12 months, depending on your usage, or 20-hours if the backlight is always on. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Anker’s PowerPort Atom III USB-C Charger fits in your pocket and can be picked up for $23.99, today only, originally $34.99. In addition fully charging a MacBook 12” in 2 hours, it can also charge iPhone (8/8+/X/XS/XS/Max) up to 50% in just 30 minutes, which is around 2.5× faster than a standard 5W iPhone stock charger. Product page. Read nore for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Say goodbye to the butterfly keyboard, and hello to the new Magic Keyboard in Apple’s latest 16″ MacBook Pro with a refined scissor mechanism that delivers 1mm of key travel and a stable key feel, as well as an Apple-designed rubber dome that stores more potential energy for a responsive key press. IFixit has already managed to get their hands on a unit and tore down the keyboard for the internet to see. Read more for the video and additional information.
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A recently discovered Apple patent describes a responsive keyboard mechanism through which various layers shape-shifting glass would be able to be modified depending on what they’re being used for. When this is combined with haptic feedback, you basically get a touchscreen display that simulates an actual computer keyboard. Read more to see the patent and what the final keyboard could look like on a future MacBook Pro.
Sure, you can have strong passwords and rock solid encryption technologies to keep private work data safe, but those tools can’t stop prying eyes from simply looking over your shoulder, or even capturing a photo of what’s on your screen. It’s officially called visual hacking, and thankfully, there’s an easy fix – a simple privacy filters. It takes just a few seconds for someone to snag confidential information from a computer screen, which could potentially be used for malicious intent. However, not all of them work the same, with many reducing visibility when applied, that is, unless…you’re talking about Moshi’s Umbra. Once adhered to your MacBook Air / MacBook Pro / Pixelbook / Surface Pro display, it severely restricts the viewing angle, without reducing visbility. That’s right, anyone who tries to sneak a peek from the sides or top will just see a blackened screen. Best of all, the Umbra is fully washable, and can be reapplied repeatedly, 100% bubble-free each time. Product page. Read more for our full review.
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Apple has just revealed an all-new MacBook Air, bringing a stunning 13-inch Retina display, Touch ID, the latest Intel Core i5 processors and an even more portable design to the one of the world’s most popular laptops. It not only delivers all-day battery life, but is now offered in three finishes – gold, space gray and silver. Other features include: an Apple-designed keyboard, a spacious Force Touch trackpad, faster SSDs, wide stereo sound, the Apple T2 Security Chip and Thunderbolt 3. Continue reading for the full video presentation, hands-on pictures and more information.
RAVPower’s 26800 PD Portable Charger not only charges your mobile devices, but the Nintendo Switch, MacBook and MacBook Pro, all for $46.99 shipped with coupon code: 2XRA4PGQ and clipping the on-page $5 off coupon, today only, originally $81.99. The Type-C output reaches up to 30W that matches the original AC MacBook charger, so you can charge all devices including a MacBook in no time. Plus, it’s capable of charging a Nintendo Switch while it is being played. Product page – be sure to enter coupon code: 2XRA4PGQ during final checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for a Nintendo Switch test video, more pictures and information.
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The problem with the MacBook Pro Touch Bar is that many consider it an unnecessary addition, as it can only be used for basic functions, but what if this was replaced with a touchscreen display? Introducing the MacBook Pro Touch. Located right above the standard keyboard is a touchscreen that can be used for apps, including photos, iMessage, and more. Continue reading for additional pictures.
Apple revealed new refreshed MacBook Pros for 2018, and it includes both the 13- ($1299+) and 15-inch ($2399+) models. The former can be configured with an Intel Core i5 / i7 CPU, and up to a two-terabyte SSD, while the latter offers a Core i9 option, 32GB of RAM, as well as a 4TB SSD. For media professionals who need more graphics power, the 15-inch model includes AMD Radeon Pro GPUs with at least 4GB of VRAM, and the 13-inch has Intel’s Iris Plus 655 graphics (128MB of eDRAM). Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.
It’s only a matter of time before desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones are all merged into one package, but how would such a device look? Well, if Apple were to take a stab at it, this hybrid design could possibly give us a first look. Simply put, it boasts a foldable design, complete with a stand that can be used to prop up the device, similar to an iMac. Continue reading for more pictures.