Jony Ive’s (semi) departure from Apple opens some interesting possibilities

Jony Ive’s (semi) departure from Apple opens some interesting possibilities

Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, will depart the company as an employee later this year to form an independent design company that will count Apple among its clients. It will be a blow — in after-hours trading, Apple saw around $9 billion wiped from its market cap —  but it also opens up some new, interesting possibilities.

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Can’t afford Apple’s new Pro display? LG UltraFine 4K Display is your best option

Can’t afford Apple’s new Pro display? LG UltraFine 4K Display is your best option

Unless you have $5,000 (gasp) for Apple’s upcoming Pro Display XDR and another $999 (bigger gasp) for Pro Stand, the only new Mac compatible display you can buy at Apple retail stores and the company’s online stereo is the LG UltraFine 4K Display.

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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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