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Apple’s Magic Trackpad 2 and Magic Keyboard 2 Are Beautiful

I don’t care much for the Magic Mouse but wow, the Trackpad and Keyboard look so good!

They have build in lightning ports for charging so no more AA batteries. They pair automatically when plugged in with a Lightning cable, a handy feature.

The Trackpad has Apple’s Force Touch (Still a terrible name) build in bring that feature to existing MacBooks as well as iMacs.

New toys do not come cheaply though:

Magic Keyboard is available starting today for $99 (US). Magic Mouse 2 is available starting today for $79 (US). And the Magic Trackpad 2 is available starting today for $129 (US).

I suppose I better start saving because I think those will look great on my desk.

All iMacs Now Come With Retina Displays

Today Apple announced that it will be including 4K displays in the 21.5 inch iMac and 5K displays in all of the 27 inch iMacs.

In Apple’s own words:

 The updated iMacs also feature more powerful processors and graphics, two Thunderbolt® 2 ports and new storage options that make the high-performance Fusion Drive even more affordable.

Sounds like a good update all around!

Watch a 5k iMac get Destroyed by a Anti Tank Cannon

Well the headline says it all.

This makes me really sad but it is from the same guy that packed a Mac Pro full of C4 and blew it up!

If anyone was considering doing this, just know it has already been done and you can give me the iMac instead.

WhatsApp for Web Rolling Out to iPhones [UPDATED: Out now!]

Great news fellow iPhone owners! If you’re anything like me, you get a little frustrated when you get a message on WhatsApp at work because you can’t just reply from your computer right in front of you. This is one of the main reasons why I love iMessage so much.

Well now you can end your Android counterpart’s bragging about being able to use WhatsApp on the web. An app update is rolling out around the world as we speak. With this update comes the ability to use WhatsApp for the web.

Hopefully WhatsMac will also be supported. (It should be as it is just a web wrapper.)

This should make WhatsApp a little less painful to use for me. Ideally I’d like to see Apple offer iMessage and FaceTime on other platforms, but until then (never) this will have to make do.

I’ll update this when I get the update and get some testing done.

Update

Works as advertised. Head to web.whatsapp.com and scan the QR code from WhatsApp on your iPhone. You’ll find the QR Code reader under Settings > WhatsApp Web in the App. Goodbye productivity.

How Much Cash Does Apple Have?

Apple has A LOT of money lying around. Due to various tax laws in the United States, Apple has a massive cash stockpile sitting overseas. They can’t bring it into the United States without paying a ton of tax so they have just left it overseas for now.

So exactly how much money does Apple have? Over $200 billion. Have at the video to put that into perspective.

[Thanks Cult of Mac]

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