Smart TV, personal computer could meld together in a ‘tabletop’ system

Smart TV, personal computer could meld together in a ‘tabletop’ system

For a long time I wanted an iMac with a built-in TV tuner and one capable of direct cable or satellite input. I doubt that's going to happen, but, about four years ago, one pundit predicted that we'll see "smart" TVs merging more with personal computers, perhaps even evolving into a "tabletop" system.

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Will the 2019 Macs be exciting enough to reduce the downward sales trend of PCs?

Will the 2019 Macs be exciting enough to reduce the downward sales trend of PCs?

Worldwide shipments of devices — personal computers (PCs), tablets and mobile phones — are on pace to reach 2.21 billion units in 2019, exhibiting flat growth year over year, according to Gartner, Inc. The PC market is expected to continue its downward trend, while the mobile phone market is set to return to growth in 2020.

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Apple should redouble its efforts on Macs with built-in AirPower capabilities

Apple should redouble its efforts on Macs with built-in AirPower capabilities

Now that Apple has officially canned the AirPower wireless charger, maybe it’s time to double down on technology the tech giant introduced in a patent (number 20180212455) introduced last year. Dubbed “inductive charging between electronic devices,” it would allow one Apple device to charge another.

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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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AWT TV Episode 50: Facebook Live didn't work, but we're here anyway

AWT TV Episode 50: Facebook Live didn't work, but we're here anyway

This episode of AWT TV — our 50th! — was supposed to mark our triumphant return to Facebook Live...only the process that was built to start the Facebook Live event on the Mac and then run over to Steve's iPad Pro didn't work. At least we were able to capture the video and bring it to you this way.

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