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2018 MacBook Pro

2018 MacBook Pro

Apple finally got with the times and updated its MacBook Pro Touch Bar laptops with faster new 8th gen Intel processors. The 13″ has quad-core CPUs while the 15″ has six-core CPUs. They also have an improved keyboard and a True Tone display that adjusts to ambient lighting.

BentoStack Storage Boxes

BentoStack Storage Boxes

Inspired by Japanese lunchboxes, theses stackable storage boxes are perfect for bringing order to the chaos of chargers, cables, watch straps, earbuds, and other everyday items. They’re especially designed for Apple products, but work with other small accessories.

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iPhone 8/8 Plus (Product) Red

iPhone 8/8 Plus (Product) Red

The new red and black colorway of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are part of Apple’s partnership with (RED), an organization that gathers funds for HIV and AIDS programs in Africa. Part of the proceeds from these smartphones are donated to (RED).

Fortnite Mobile for iOS

Fortnite Mobile for iOS

After a brief public beta, Epic Games’ cartoonish battle royale game is now available for select iOS devices. Fortnite Mobile is still the 100-player free for all mode that’s become so popular, with added conveniences such as auto-aim. An Android port is coming soon.

Raadition Apple II PC Case

Raadition Apple II PC Case

The Raadition is a PC chassis that looks exactly like the classic Apple II computer. It even comes with a built-in mechanical keyboard with your choice of Cherry MX switches. It’s not for newbie builders and is a bit noisy under load, but it sure beats modding the real deal.

The Xerox Thieves: Jobs & Gates

The Xerox Thieves: Jobs & Gates

Business Casual simplifies one of the most infamous tales in Silicon Valley. In the early ’70s, Xerox came up with a user-friendly way to interact with computers. But now Apple and Microsoft are the kings of PCs. Did Steve Jobs and Bill Gates really steal their idea?

Welcome Home: Behind the Scenes

Welcome Home: Behind the Scenes

AdWeek presents a look beneath the covers the amazing promo clip Spike Jonze created for the Apple Homepod. This 7-minute short takes us inside the clip’s razor-sharp choreography, FKA twigs’ mesmerizing performance, incredible moving sets, and real-time lighting effects.

Apple HomePod Giveaway

Apple HomePod Giveaway

Apple’s great-sounding smart speaker can fill a room with big sounds and learn your tastes in music, while Siri can assist with all kinds of information and home automation tasks. Now you can win one (valued at $349) from The Awesomer Shop. (Contest ends 4/3/18)

Spike Jonze x Apple HomePod

Spike Jonze x Apple HomePod

Whether or not you’re an Apple fan, you’ve got to appreciate the amazing creativity in director Spike Jonze’s “Welcome Home” promo spot for the tech giant’s new HomePod speaker. We’re dying to see a BTS of how they pulled off all the stretchy practical effects.

Steve Jobs Action Figure

Steve Jobs Action Figure

Taiwanese toymaker Dam Toys has released a 12″ tall action figure of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Loosely based on Sid Maurer’s portrait of Jobs, the figure depicts the businessman’s appearance in 2008. Accessories include a MacBook Air and a Macintosh.

WALTR 2

WALTR 2

Waltr 2 is a Mac and Windows program that lets you transfer music, video, ePub and PDF files to iOS devices over USB or Wi-Fi. No need for iTunes. It automatically grabs metadata online, and converts your music or video for playback if needed. It also supports legacy iPods.

DropStream for Mac

DropStream for Mac

An idiotproof way to stream videos and music from a Mac to a variety of TVs, media players and speakers. Just drag and drop files, select a destination and start playing. It works with the Apple TV and Google Chromecast, as well as devices that support AirPlay and Google Cast.

NVIDIA GeForce Now for Mac

NVIDIA GeForce Now for Mac

NVIDIA GeForce Now is an upcoming video game subscription service for Mac (and later for Windows as well). The beta currently supports over 100 games including Battlegrounds and The Witcher 3. You have to own the games on Steam or Battle.net to stream them.

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Testing (and Tricking) FaceID

Testing (and Tricking) FaceID

Apple’s iPhone X has started to arrive, and one of the big questions is how well FaceID works, and how easy it is to fool it. The Wall Street Journal recently put the phone to the test and shared their results. TL;DW? Don’t buy one if you have an identical twin.

Fake Apple Store Prank

Fake Apple Store Prank

The pranksters at Improv Everywhere took advantage of Apple’s NYC glass cube store’s renovations to set up shop in another glass structure, the elevator shaft to the 23rd Street subway station, complete with throngs of fake employees and a line for the iPhone X.

Movies Anywhere

Movies Anywhere

Movies Anywhere gathers your movies from Vudu, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Blu-ray download codes into one streaming app. The app is available on iOS, Android, Roku and Chromecast devices. It works with Disney, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Warner Bros. films.

The Apple Rumormongers

The Apple Rumormongers

Funny or Die introduces us to Yarrot Benz and Wendy Wilderötter of the fictitious site AppleRumors; two people who spend their lives collecting and sharing the mundane, yet overhyped stuff that Apple may or may not be bringing to its next products.

iPhone X Announcement Parody

iPhone X Announcement Parody

(PG-13: Language) Apple just announced its latest $1000 wonderphone, and already the parodies are starting to roll in. We particularly enjoyed JacksFilms take on some of the phone’s more controversial and questionable design elements and features.

Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X

The iPhone “ten” has a nearly bezel-free 5.8″ OLED HDR display, dual 12mp cameras with OIS, Qi wireless charging, Apple’s most powerful mobile CPU, the A11 “Bionic,” and a facial recognition system that replaces TouchID. Pre-order on 10/27/17. Compare models here.

Luna Display iPad Display Adapter

Luna Display iPad Display Adapter

A wireless dongle that lets you use an iPad as your Mac’s secondary display. Unlike its competitors, Luna uses your Mac’s GPU to ensure a clean and responsive experience. Touch gestures and peripherals will still work on the iPad while it’s showing Mac OS.

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Macinbot Classic

Macinbot Classic

Hong Kong startup PlaySomeToys is working on a line of figures inspired by product designs from the ’80s and ’90s. Their first toy is this anthropomorphic computer that looks like the original Apple Macintosh. The 3.9″ tall plastic figure comes with a font suitcase and a mouse.

ColorWare Space Gray Apple Gadgets

ColorWare Space Gray Apple Gadgets

Apple will be releasing dark gray versions of its keyboard, mouse and trackpad, but the peripherals will be available only with the ridiculous new iMac Pro. Fortunately, this is a trivial matter for ColorWare. You still have to pay a premium, though.

2017 iPad Pro 10.5″

2017 iPad Pro 10.5″

Apple replaced the 9.7″ iPad Pro with one that’s virtually the same size and weight but has a 10.5″ screen. The new iPad Pro’s display offers up to 120Hz refresh rate, increased brightness, and reduced reflectivity. It will ship with iOS 11, which has many enhancements for tablets.

Apple HomePod Speaker

Apple HomePod Speaker

Apple’s wireless speaker uses an A8 CPU to adapt its acoustics to match your room. It’s got seven beam-forming tweeters, a high-excursion woofer, eight amps, and runs Siri to control your music collection, HomeKit devices, and more. Drops 12/17 for $349.

Apple Ringtone Orchestra

Apple Ringtone Orchestra

The Rainer Hersch Orkestra performs a medley of tunes which will be awfully familiar to those of you with iPhones. Every time that marimba sound goes off we reach for our pocket. They also did something similar for Windows XP a few years back.

The Great iPhone Massacre

The Great iPhone Massacre

(PG-13: Language) Internet Historian looks at how thousands of idiots have been exposed over the years thanks to the iPhone, pranksters, and the Internet. The retrospective itself sounds too sad to be true, but they actually happened.

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