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The Evolution of macOS

The Evolution of macOS

Apple released its first Macintosh computer back in 1984, running one of the earliest graphical user interfaces for personal computers. The guys at Nobel Tech put together a retrospective of every version of the Macintosh operating system, from its first public release, System 0.97 to the latest version of macOS 12, Monterrey.

A Dozen Eggs

A Dozen Eggs

Apple asked filmmaker Michel Gondry to show off his creativity and the cinematic capabilities of the iPhone 13 Pro. Armed with a dozen eggs, he created this lighthearted short film that plays with our expectations through a series of practical effects, clever editing, and illusions.

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Woo Cycle AirTag Bike Mount

Woo Cycle AirTag Bike Mount
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Losing your bike to thieves is the worst, and the chances of recovering a stolen bike are slim. Give yourself a fighting chance to get your bike back and catch a crook with Woo Cycle’s AirTag mount. It hides discretely on the frame of your bike and provides a weatherproof home for your Apple AirTag so you can track your bike’s location.

Backbone Mobile Game Controller

Backbone Mobile Game Controller
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The Backbone adds console-quality thumbsticks, buttons, triggers, and a D-pad to your iPhone. The controller cradles your phone and connects via the Lightning port for lag-free input, and it’s perfect for game streaming services. For a limited time, new members can grab a free 3 mo. subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Making a Candy Dispenser iPhone Case

Making a Candy Dispenser iPhone Case

To celebrate the purchase of his new iPhone 13 Pro Max, Matty Benedetto of Unnecessary Inventions wanted a case that nobody else has. So he got to work designing, fabricating, and assembling a case that not only protects his phone but can launch pieces of candy into his mouth. He’s gonna need a bigger pocket.

The iPhone Before the iPhone

The iPhone Before the iPhone

The first iPhone was released in 2007. But it was far from the first attempt to create a touchscreen smartphone. Slidebean explains how an Apple spin-off called General Magic helped lay the groundwork for modern smartphones back in 1994. While their ideas had promise, they made a few critical errors which did them in.

Pelican Voyager iPhone Case

Pelican Voyager iPhone Case
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Apple’s iPhone 13 has dropped. Before you drop that fragile $1000 phone put it in a protective case that means business. Pelican’s clear, four-layer Voyager case is tested to military standards to protect against impact, dust, shocks, and 18-foot drops. Comes with a swivel-clipped holster that converts to a kickstand.

Apple MagSafe Duo Charger

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Apple’s wireless MagSafe Duo Charger can charge both your iPhone 12 and Apple Watch simultaneously. Depending on the wall charger or battery you attach, it can deliver up to 14 watts to the iPhone 12 for super-fast charge times. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.

Cairo Throw

Cairo Throw
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Artist Susan Kare is known for her design of the system icons used on the original Apple Macintosh. In addition, she created the Cairo “dingbats” typeface, which can now be enjoyed on one of Areaware’s woven 50″ x 70″ blankets, crafted from 100% organic cotton. Available in black/white, green/pink, or grey/yellow.

Apple AirTag Protector Case

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If there’s one problem with Apple’s AirTags, it’s that they don’t have a built-in way to hang them from a keychain or a bag. This accessory makes it easy to attach your AirTags to various objects, and offers a degree of added protection thanks to its strong thermoplastic and polycarbonate shell. Comes in black, grey, or red.

MacOS Handheld

MacOS Handheld

That iPhone in your pocket is as powerful as many earlier Macintosh computers, but iOS still doesn’t have all of the capabilities of MacOS. Ike T. Sanglay Jr. built this custom Hackintosh portable that’s capable of running MacOS Big Sur. It was built using a Latte Panda Alpha single-board computer, and has 8GB RAM, and a 240GB M.2 SSD.

NightWatch Dock for Apple Watch

NightWatch Dock for Apple Watch
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If you’re like us, you like to use your Apple Watch in Nightstand mode so you can check the time while in bed. The NightWatch charging dock improves upon this idea by magnifying the watch’s display through a spherical lens. A gentle tap wakes the watch, and integrated sound channels amplify its alarm.

AirTag Rugged Armor Key Fob

AirTag Rugged Armor Key Fob
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Spigen’s keyfob gives your Apple AirTag tracker a handsome and substantive place for keeping track of your keys. It features a zinc alloy clip that doubles as a bottle opener, a webbed nylon strap, and a sleek AirTag holder with matte black and faux carbon fiber accents. If you prefer real carbon fiber, check out Nimalist’s case.

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The All-Star Mac Bundle Ft. Parallels Pro

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Upgrade your Mac’s abilities with this suite of five useful applications at a bargain price. For just 50 bucks, you’ll get Parallels Pro for running Windows apps, FastestVPN for private browsing, BusyContacts to manage your contact list, Moho Debut for creating 2D animations, and PDFChef for managing PDF docs.

Soundform Connect AirPlay Adapter

Soundform Connect AirPlay Adapter
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Belkin’s handy accessory can add any set of speakers, receiver, or amplifier to your Wi-Fi network, enabling AirPlay 2 remote streaming from Apple devices. The box has digital optical and a 3.5mm audio connectors, and outputs CD-quality audio. Pre-order now for the June 2021 release.

2021 Apple iPad Pro

2021 Apple iPad Pro
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The new iPad Pro runs on Apple’s 8-core M1 system on a chip. It now supports Thunderbolt and adds studio-quality mics, an ultra-wide FaceTime camera, and more. Notably, the 12.9″ model is getting Pro Display XDR tech, previously only in Apple’s $5000 display. Local storage now maxes out at 2TB, and cellular models get 5G.

2021 Apple 24″ iMac

2021 Apple 24″ iMac
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The new iMac comes in seven colors. It has narrower bezels and a flatter screen and offers color-matched mice, keyboards, and trackpads. It runs on Apple’s fast and efficient M1 chip with eight cores. It has a 24″ 4.5k retina screen, a 1080p FaceTime camera, a 3-microphone array, six speakers, Dolby Atmos, and more.

3-in-1 Apple Watch & Lightning Charger Cable

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This multifunction charging cable can charge up to three Apple gadgets at the same time. It has two Lighting connectors and an Apple Watch-compatible magnetic connector too. It measures 1.2 meters long, and comes in a variety of colors. Grab one today in The Awesomer Shop.

iOS Old School Icons

iOS Old School Icons
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Artist Ben Vessey created this awesome set of icons that transform iOS devices into a classic Apple Macintosh. The set includes more than 110 monochrome pixel icons in dark and light themes and six wallpapers. While the set covers many popular apps, Ben also offers a premium edition that includes five custom app icons.

Elago T4 Apple TV Case

Elago T4 Apple TV Case
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Do you have an Apple TV? Tired of staring at that boring black box sitting on your TV stand? Elago’s clever cover transforms Apple’s set-top streaming box into a retro gaming system. The Super Famicom-inspired silicone cover is strictly cosmetic, but it looks awesome. Elago also makes a matching cover for the Apple TV remote.

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Apple AirPods Max

Apple AirPods Max

They’re not cheap, but Apple’s $549 over-the-ear wireless cans sure look slick. We haven’t heard them yet, but Apple touts ultra-low distortion sound with deep bass, accurate mids, and crisp highs. A 10-core audio processor cancels outside noise, adapts sound based on fit, and enables spatial sound. Available in five colors.

Snapods MagSafe Earbuds

Snapods MagSafe Earbuds

Scendo’s true-wireless earbuds offer the unique ability to be stored on the MagSafe mounting point on the back of the iPhone 12 (and presumably future iPhones). They slide securely into their magnetic charging case, which provides up to 45 hours of playtime. A stick-on case mount is included for other phones as well.

Mujjo Macbook Air & Pro Sleeve

Mujjo Macbook Air & Pro Sleeve
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The 13” MacBook Air deserves an equally well-designed sleeve to keep it secure. Amsterdam’s Mujjo crafted just the thing, a sophisticated asymmetrical envelope-styled Macbook Air & Pro Sleeve carry case. Made with an upscale combo of heavy-duty felt and full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather flap with a one-snap closure.

Apple HomePod Mini

Apple HomePod Mini
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Despite being just 3.3″ tall, Apple’s smart speaker kicks out room-filling 360º sound. Its spherical mesh enclosure looks great, and it works as a wireless audio system, voice-based smart home controller, and personal assistant for up to six different people. To protect privacy, it ONLY listens when you prompt it with “Hey Siri.”

Macally Round Key Mac Keyboard

Macally Round Key Mac Keyboard
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Macally’s slimline aluminum keyboard looks great with modern Mac computers, blending in a retro typewriter vibe with its circular and oval keys. It’s optimized for use with MacOS, and includes numerous Mac-specific shortcut keys. Plus, it’s a bargain compared to the price of Apple’s venerable wired keyboard.

Apple Watch Water Ejection

Apple Watch Water Ejection

Separated by a travel ban, The Slow Mo Guys’ co-host Gavin Free goes solo without his buddy Dan Gruchy in this abridged episode. With the help of Phantom Flex 4K camera and a Laowa probe lens, Gav decided to see what’s actually going on when an Apple Watch ejects water from its speaker ports after going for a swim.

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