An iMac might someday charge your other Apple devices wirelessly

An iMac might someday charge your other Apple devices wirelessly

Imagine your iMac being Apple to wirelessly charge your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad, and more. It could happen. Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,199,873) involving a desktop computer that could sport a near field magnetic resonance (NFMR) power supply.

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I’m expecting (hoping?) to see Apple preview the 20th anniversary iMac at WWDC

I’m expecting (hoping?) to see Apple preview the 20th anniversary iMac at WWDC

The general consensus is that the focus at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference keynote on Monday will be on software and that no new hardware will be introduced. However, I’m going out on a limb and saying that we’ll get a preview of the iMac, which celebrates its 20th birthday in August.

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I want a Magic Keyboard with Touch Pad and Magic Trackpad with Apple Pencil support

I want a Magic Keyboard with Touch Pad and Magic Trackpad with Apple Pencil support

In an intriguing column for Macworld, Jason Snell has some interesting thoughts on the rumored “Project Marzipan," which will, if it comes to fruition, allow iOS apps to run in macOS. One question he raises: If Apple moves to make the Mac more friendly to iOS apps, would that be enough of a reason to bring touchscreens to Mac hardware?

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The AZIO Retro Classic combines nostalgia, modern tech into one funky, retro keyboard

The AZIO Retro Classic combines nostalgia, modern tech into one funky, retro keyboard

Remember the Mac keyboard used by H.G. Wells when he wrote War of the Worlds? Neither do I, but if Macs had been around then, their keyboards would probably have looked something like the AZIO Retro Classic, which is packed with modern features in its vintage typewriter-inspired design.

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The udop docking station is good, but could be even better

The udop docking station is good, but could be even better

The udoq is an organizer that works with iOS and Android devices. According to the manufacturer, it’s designed to “eliminate the search for cables and chargers.” Mission accomplished. Alas, it doesn’t reduce cable clutter, although one big change could make that happen.

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Apple patent shows an iMac with slots for recharging batteries for wireless devices

Apple patent shows an iMac with slots for recharging batteries for wireless devices

I don’t think this will happen, but Apple has been granted a patent that shows an iMac with a recharging slot of a removable battery for an iPhone, iPad, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Mouse. The patent (number 20170200988) is for a “battery charging system and mobile and accessory devices.”

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Kanex MultiSync Keyboard is a less expensive alternative to Apple’s Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

Kanex MultiSync Keyboard is a less expensive alternative to Apple’s Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

I haven’t yet had a chance to test the Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad. However, if you don't want to shell out $129 for Apple’s keyboard, the $59.95 Kanex MultiSync Keyboard for Mac and iOS is a viable replacement for use with the new iMacs if you don’t like the Magic Keyboard 2.

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