I want a ‘Magic TouchPad’ from Apple for my Mac

I want a ‘Magic TouchPad’ from Apple for my Mac

Apple has said that Macs will never sport touchscreens. However, the the folks over at Handy Abovergleich have put together some intriguing concept pics imagining what a MacBook Touch (pictured) would look like. This gave me an idea for a Mac peripheral that I’d love to see: the Magic TouchPad.

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The entire iMac family (including the 27-incher) gets an upgrade and revved Magic accessories

The entire iMac family (including the 27-incher) gets an upgrade and revved Magic accessories

Apple has updated the entire iMac family, bringing a Retina 4K display to the 21.5-inch iMac for the first time and the Retina 5K display to every 27-inch iMac. The revved all-in-ones also sport more powerful processors and graphics, two Thunderbolt 2 ports and new storage options.

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Apple patent hints at Touch ID/fingerprint sensing for Macs

Apple patent hints at Touch ID/fingerprint sensing for Macs

Future Macs — both laptops and desktops — have gain the Touch ID/fingerprint sensing technology such as Apple's latest iPhones and iPads offer. The company has been granted a patent (number 9,158,957) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for a "finger sensing apparatus using hybrid matching and associated methods."

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Grovemade's Wood Keyboard and Trackpad Trays: Adding class to your desk

Grovemade's Wood Keyboard and Trackpad Trays: Adding class to your desk

Wood and plastic don’t look good together. That’s a fact I’ve been sadly aware of for the past five years or so, using a plastic keyboard/trackpad tray from an accessory manufacturer to turn my Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad into one big, wide happy family. I have a nice cherry wood desk in my office that looks great, especially on the rare occasions when it’s actually clean, so I always wished that someone would make a wood version of my keyboard/trackpad tray. It took a while, but now Grovemade has released a wood Trackpad Tray (US$59 in maple or walnut) to go along with its previously-released wood Keyboard Tray ($99 in maple or walnut).

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