Sporting a 27-inch 5K display, up to an 18-Core CPU, and 128GB of RAM, there’s no doubt the iMac Pro is a pretty drool-worthy computer. But strangely, the coolest thing about the iMac Pro wasn’t the system itself—it was the space gray peripherals that came with it.
Operating a mouse or trackpad is super easy, but behind their simple exteriors these intuitive input devices hide a whole host of shortcuts and extra features that aren’t immediately obvious—and if you don’t already know about them, you’re missing out. Here are our favorites.
If you can’t hear the dialog in a particular movie or your ears are suddenly assaulted with blaring music, you need to be able to adjust your computer’s volume as quickly as possible—with a trackpad gesture, for example. With the aid of a third-party utility you can get this set up pretty easily, and we’ll show you…
Sometimes your hands are completely tied up when you need to use a device the most—so even gesture recognition is no use, let alone a touchscreen. MIT’s latest input device though, which turns your thumbnail into a track pad, could help.
The future of gesture control could be snapped right onto your existing smartphone. That's the concept behind Fuffr, an iPhone case that turns the empty space around your phone into a Leap Motion-style gestural interface.
Click. Click. Click. It's hypnotic. Click. You don't realize how often you do it on your computer on a daily basis. Click. It's almost mindless when you're reading websites on the Internet. Click. And cycling through windows and apps and. Click. Selecting text. Click And listening to music. Click. It's just so easy to…
On July 21, 2011, the day before Joe Brown began his 1.5 years as editor-in-chief of Gizmodo, he wrote 16 moving and influential words. "Fuck Natural Scrolling. This Is Bullshit. Yours truly, a concerned Lion user. Returning to unnatural scrolling."
A new Apple patent shows that the company has at least considered the idea of illuminated trackpads. The patent describes how they'd be able to vary in color and brightness to provide an extra level of feedback to the user.
There's no way Gigabyte's Xenon Dual Mode Touchpad Mouse, that is a trackpad and mouse in one combination, can be any good, right? The mouse looks like a complete horror show, like using an angular Magic Mouse, and the trackpad looks neutered and drooping. I don't believe.
Have no doubt about this: Apple is revamping their MacBook Pro line in 2012 in a radical way—not merely evolutionary. We know this not because of the usual rumors, but because there is no way this will not happen.
The numpad, as antiquated as it is, is still useful for many. Bankers! Gamers! Crude mathematicians! But damn it takes up so much space. That's why Mobee is letting you transform your Magic Trackpad into Magic Numpads.
You can change the settings in preferences, of course, but Mac OS X Lion has trackpad scrolling backwards from what's normal. Instead of two finger scrolling down making pages go down, it goes up, like if you were touching the screen. Like iOS. As if we needed more indication that Apple is trying to unify their…
BGR is hearing that the upcoming MacBook Pros will have a larger trackpad and use a dedicated 8 or 16 GB SSD to run OS X. Also, they're supposed to be a half pound lighter. [BGR]
The latest Apple patent has surfaced, and it appears they like the idea of sticking motion sensors in a keyboard so that users can navigate their way through OS X without a separate mouse/trackpad.
The idea behind this silver shelf is that it's a more ergonomic keyboard and Magic Trackpad set-up. You simply plonk a wireless Bluetooth keyboard and Magic trackpad in the tray, and due to its shape your wrists feel happier. Simples.
I get it, Magic Trackpad. You don't want any gaudy cords messing up the smooth lines of your industrial design. But some of us prefer USB power over batteries—and we will not be denied.
We think Apple's Magic Trackpad marks the beginning of the end for Mac OS X. Other reviewers of the Magic Trackpad touched on other subjects. Here are the highlights of what they said.
The alien autopsseurs over at iFixit pried the Magic Trackpad apart like Arthur pulling the sword from the stone. The big surprise? ...there weren't any. It does use the same touchscreen controller chip as the iPhone, however. What's that mean?
Apple desktops have touchpads now too. The new Magic Trackpad gives Mac Pro and iMac owners multitouch powers, gestures, and bluetooth connectivity.