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Concept brings rumored MacBook OLED fn key row to Apple’s wireless keyboard for all Macs

What if Apple brought the OLED display function key row that is rumored for upcoming MacBooks to its Apple keyboard too? Completely disregarding what it might require technically to integrate and drive such a display in the keyboard, this concept from Curved imagines bringing that feature to iMac, Mac Pro, Mac mini and other Mac users via a new version of Apple’s wireless keyboard.

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Filed under: Mac Tagged: Apple, Display, function keys, MacBook Pro, OLED, row, wireless keyboard

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Jordan Kahn

June 17th

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This week’s top stories: What to expect at WWDC 2016, iPhone 7 leaks, Apple’s Back to School deal & more

In this week’s top stories: iPhone 7 leaks, more on the rumored upcoming MacBook Pros with OLED touch bar, what’s in store for WWDC 2016, and much more.

Apple also launched its Back to School promo for 2016, and designer brand Coach started preparing for a launch of its Apple Watch bands next week. Head below for all of the handy links to these and our other top shared Apple stories this week.

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, Mac Tagged: Apple pay, coach, Display, iMessage, iPhone 7, MacBook Pro, MacOs, OLED, OS X 10.12, Thunderbolt, top stories, WWDC 2016

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Jordan Kahn

June 4th

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Review: LG’s USB-C-enabled 4K Monitor lends single cable simplicity to 12″ MacBook owners, but not without some compromises

If you’re looking for a 4K display that can be paired with your 12″ MacBook via a single USB-C cable, then your options are fairly limited. It seems that LG is one of the few display makers that has such a monitor available for sale.

LG’s 27UD88-W is a 27″ USB-C-enabled display. Its USB-C port allows MacBook owners to connect a single cable to drive the display, charge the machine, and facilitate data transfer.

As I alluded to in my recent 2016 MacBook post, the 27UD88-W isn’t perfect, but it’s one of the only games in town if you desire a 4K monitor with USB-C connectivity in tow.

If you’re a MacBook owner, should you consider purchasing one? Have a look inside for the details. more…


Filed under: Mac, Reviews Tagged: 12" MacBook, 27UD88-W, 4K Displays, Display, lg, monitor, review, USB-C, USB-C Dock, video

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Jeff Benjamin

June 4th

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Review: LG’s 34″ UltraWide curved monitor is great for movies and video editing workflows

As someone who uses timeline-based apps such as Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro X on a regular basis, horizontal display real estate is incredibly important to me. When it comes to editing video and audio, the bigger the monitor the better.

With the recent popularity of extra-wide 21:9 monitors, I’ve come to understand that width can make a major difference in managing timeline-based editing workflows as well. The extra horizontal real estate is also a nice option for watching movies shot with a 2.39:1 aspect ratio.

With this in mind, I’ve been looking forward to going hands-on with a 21:9 display. LG’s 34UC98 UltraWide IPS monitor is not only extremely wide at 3440 x 1440, but it’s curved as well. How does this new display fit into my workflow? Does having a so-called UltraWide display make a difference?  more…


Filed under: Mac, Reviews Tagged: 21:9, Curved monitor, Display, lg, LG UltraWide, Mac, monitor, OS X, Thunderbolt 2, Thunderbolt 2 Dock, UltraWide, video, widescreen

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Jeff Benjamin

April 20th

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Review: LG’s 34″ UltraWide curved monitor is great for movies and video editing workflows

As someone who uses timeline-based apps such as Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro X on a regular basis, horizontal display real estate is incredibly important to me. When it comes to editing video and audio, the bigger the monitor the better.

With the recent popularity of extra-wide 21:9 monitors, I’ve come to understand that width can make a major difference in managing timeline-based editing workflows as well. The extra horizontal real estate is also a nice option for watching movies shot with a 2.39:1 aspect ratio.

With this in mind, I’ve been looking forward to going hands-on with a 21:9 display. LG’s 34UC98 UltraWide IPS monitor is not only extremely wide at 3440 x 1440, but it’s curved as well. How does this new display fit into my workflow? Does having a so-called UltraWide display make a difference?  more…


Filed under: Mac, Reviews Tagged: 21:9, Curved monitor, Display, lg, LG UltraWide, Mac, monitor, OS X, Thunderbolt 2, Thunderbolt 2 Dock, UltraWide, video, widescreen

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Jeff Benjamin

April 20th

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Flux-like automatic screen brightness app ‘FlexBright’ now available in the App Store

Despite earlier actions against similar apps, Apple has recently approved an app called FlexBright that adjusts the brightness and color temperature of your iPhone or iPad’s display depending on the time of day. While Apple introduced a feature like this with iOS 9.3, the company has previously refused to allow the popular Flux app in the App Store, which provides similar functionality.

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Chance Miller

March 8th

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USB Type-C at CES 2016: hubs, displays, adapters & more for the 12-inch MacBook

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With the new 12-inch MacBook sporting just a single USB Type-C port, an adapter to get back some USB ports and SD card slots will be necessary for a lot of users. With more and more devices adopting the standard, we’re seeing a lot of USB C accessories announced at CES 2016 this year, many of which are designed specifically with 12-inch MacBook users in mind. So, as we’ve already done for HomeKit and Apple Watch products, below we’re rounding up all of the USB Type-C products for MacBook announced at the show this week.

In addition to hubs, companies are also showing off new portable battery packs, cables, adapters, displays and more, all made possible thanks to USB-C and compatible with the new 12-inch MacBook. 

When Apple made the switch to USB C for charging and everything else with its new 12-inch MacBook, it decided not to include its MagSafe technology, the magnetic charging connector it’s long included on its laptops. But we kick things off with a product that aims to offer a similar experience for people that were disappointed with that omission.

The BreakSafe USB-C adapter from Griffin is a magnetic charging solution similar to Apple’s own MagSafe technology, but in the form a USB-C adapter:

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Griffin


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Belkin

  • Belkin launches new USB-C accessories

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Acer & Lenovo


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LaCie+ Seagate


 

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Incipio


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Check back for more this week as CES unfolds and hit up our other CES 2016 roundups below:

CES 2016 Roundup: The best iPhone, iPad, Mac, & Apple Watch accessories on show this week

Apple Watch at CES 2016: docks, battery packs, bands, and more


Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: 12-inch, 2016, Acer, Adapter, Apple, CES, charging, Display, hub, Hyper, MacBook, passthrough, Type-C, USB-C

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Jordan Kahn

January 7th

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iPad mini 4 is one of Apple’s best tablet displays yet in real-world viewing conditions

Apple’s new iPad mini 4 was slightly overshadowed by its new plus-size iPad Pro during the unveiling earlier this month, but today DisplayMate gives us its usual in-depth analysis of the device’s new display for those considering making the purchase. While the standout feature of the new iPad mini 4 was upgraded processing power to […]

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Jordan Kahn

September 21st

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New photos give closer look at leaked iPhone 6S display panel

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New images have surfaced today giving us a closer look at the alleged next-generation iPhone display panel first revealed in earlier leaks (via MacRumors). The images don’t reveal any new information, but do give us a closer look at the part that appears to include new components thought to be related to the addition of Apple’s Force Touch display technology.

Today’s report mentions that the source of the images claims the display panel for the iPhone 6S is slightly thicker and heavier than the previous generation, but the increases are small enough that users likely wouldn’t notice the change. In addition to a new mysterious chip on the panel that was previously revealed in past leaks of the same part, the increase in thickness and weight is also thought to be related to the addition of Apple’s pressure sensitive Force Touch display technology that first debuted in the Apple Watch.

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We reported previously that the iPhone 6S would be nearly identical in design to the current generation iPhone 6 with extremely minor increases in thickness likely too minimal to notice. We did reveal, however, several changes planned for the internals of the device including a new mounting structure.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that the iPhone might get a slight increase in thickness. Previous reports claimed the next generation iPhone could be 0.15mm longer and 0.2mm thicker, enough to perhaps hide that protruding camera lens from the iPhone 6 or accommodate Force Touch, but probably not enough for the average user to notice or to cause any controversy.

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Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: 0.2mm, Apple, Camera, Display, force touch, iphone 6s, leak, lens, panel, thickness, weight

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Jordan Kahn

August 27th

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Force Touch on iPhone 6S revealed: expect shortcuts, faster actions across iOS

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While Force Touch on the Apple Watch allowed Apple to add an additional layer of buttons to a small display, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus screens don’t lack for either real estate or buttons. So why would Force Touch be desirable on larger displays? Following up on our May report that Force Touch is coming to Apple’s next iPhones, sources who have used the iPhone 6S have provided new details on how Force Touch works and feels under iOS.

According to sources, the iOS version of Force Touch is known internally as “Orb.” Instead of opening up a large window of extra controls that did not fit on the screen, as is done on the Apple Watch, Force Touch on the iPhone is designed to skip existing lists of options or button presses. “There is consistent usage of Force Touch across the operating system to ‘shortcut’ actions,” rather than present new options like with the Apple Watch, according to a source. The source provided a few examples:

  • New to the Force Touch experience, a user can look up a point of interest in the Maps application, and then Force Touch on the destination to immediately begin turn-by-turn directions. Currently, if a user wants to start navigating to a destination, she must search for the point of interest, click the navigation logo on the map view, then click another button to actually start navigating. In this case, the Force Touch gesture will skip two steps.
  • In the Music application, a user can Force Touch on a listed track to be presented with some of the most commonly-used actions. For instance, if a user deep presses on the listing for a song, a menu will appear to quickly add the song to a playlist or save it for offline listening. This Force Touch gesture would act as a substitute for clicking the actions button on the right side of each track listing in the Music app.
  • Another feature in testing, according to one source, are shortcuts that appear after Force Touching an app icon on the Home screen. For example, if a user deep presses on the Phone app icon, he could choose to shortcut directly to the Voicemail tab. This could also apply to deep pressing the News app icon and being taken directly to either the Favorites or For You tabs.
  • Some of the Force Touch gestures will come from Apple’s latest MacBooks. For instance, a user can Force Touch a link in Safari to see a preview of that webpage. The gesture also works for deep pressing on an address or contact name to see a preview of a map view or contact card, respectively. Similarly, a user can Force Touch a word to look up its definition.

Because of its small display, the Apple Watch’s Force Touch feature is consistently represented by a grid of options that cover the entirety of the current view on the screen. On the new iPhones, Force Touch will be represented in three ways: no additional user interface as with the subtle integration on the new MacBooks, a user interface that appears surrounding the finger where the Force Touch gesture is conducted, or a shortcut list toward the bottom of the display akin to a typical options list across iOS.

Sources explained that the physical feedback given to the user with each Force Touch press has been tuned to be “nice” and “consistent” across the system. Besides a Force Touch display, sources say that 4K video recording for the iPhone 6S was in the cards earlier this year, but it is unconfirmed whether that feature will be ready to go for September. Of course, the new devices will also sport a faster A9 chip in addition to 2GB of RAM, faster LTE speeds for web browsing, and more efficient chips for better battery life.

Apple has also been planning to open up Force Touch beyond its core apps and operating system so that developers could ship iOS 9 App Store apps that leverage the new interaction paradigm. Beyond this fall’s new iPhones, sources say that the upcoming larger, 12.9-inch iPads, codenamed J98 and J99, will feature a Force Touch display that interacts with the long-in-the-works iPad stylus. An uncorroborated tip indicates that the larger-sized device could debut alongside an iOS 9.1 update.

Apple is expected to show off the new iPhones alongside the new iOS-based Apple TV, and potentially new iPads, on September 9th.


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Mark Gurman

August 10th

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