I've waxed poetic about keyboard shortcuts (for both my computer and for Gmail) but I know some of you may have a hard time remembering the commands. If you were born with a bad memory, or just get the commands you do remember mixed up with others, there is help. Help in the form of this iMac Apple Shortcuts Sticker ($24), which lives right on your iMac's (or Cinema Display's) stand.All the basic Mac commands are at your fingertips, so you can open Apple this, and open Apple that till your project is done. Kinda makes you want to DIY one of your own, doesn't it? You can buy printable sticker paper at your local office supply store or online, but if you're crafty, you can attempt the homemade kind.
27-inch LED Cinema Display ($999)
- Built-in iSight camera, microphone, and speakers
- 16:9 aspect ratio, 2560 x 1440 resolution
- Glass and aluminum, 178 degree viewing angle
- Three USB 2.0 ports, Mini DisplayPort, and Magsafe charger
- Ambient light sensor
- Available in September
Mac Pro ($2,499 and up)
- Now with up to 12 processing cores and 50 percent greater power
- Expandable up to 32GB of RAM, up to 2TB hard drives
- Five USB ports and Four FireWire
- Available in August
To learn more about the iMac refresh and the new Apple Trackpad, just keep reading.
Apple's line of Mac Pros seems to be in short supply, which leaves industry analysts to believe that a refresh is coming up soon. But now the signature iMac, 27-inch LED cinema display, and even the Apple TV are joining the ranks in the rumor mill.
According to one plugged-in insider, Apple may be introducing a newly upgraded Mac Pro, a speedier iMac, and a new 16:9 27-inch cinema display tomorrow. Not only that, but there's also some new insights on the next Apple TV and the upcoming version of iLife. Find out these details when you read more.
Barbie is making her mark on the tech world! Not only does she come with a built-in camera and LCD screen, but she's bringing home the bacon with her new career as a computer engineer. And since she's a working gal, she should start planning her first vacay at one of these French Barbie-inspired hotel suites that are fully wired for her computing pleasure . . . or are they?
I can't tell whether this iMac on the desk is real, or made from plastic like our friend Barbie. The model itself would be a few years old (since iMacs now come with a recycled aluminum body), but it's the large Apple logo and chunky keyboard that really throws me off. Maybe you're only supposed to pretend to be working online. The rooms are designed for princesses aged three and over, after all. Tell me if you think this iMac is real or fake from the close-up image, along with details on how you can stay in one of these brightly colored suites after the jump.
- Google Calendar has just implemented a handy snooze button for notifications you want to disappear momentarily — Lifehacker
- Check out an in-depth review of the Apple iMac — Gizmodo
- Carve your very own 3D pumpkin using a game called Pumpkin Chop on Xbox Live Indie Games — Kotaku
- A database marketing firm says that Facebook accounts for 25 percent of US online pageviews — The Silicon Alley Insider
- A university in Australia has introduced a mandatory Twitter course for its journalism students — Switched
- Wal-Mart is expected to roll out tech-support services by the beginning of the holidays — CrunchGear
The BackPack attaches to the backside of your iMac's stand, and is height adjustable, so you can secure two or maybe even three shelves on the back of your machine. Store your external, your phone or iPod while they charge, or even a USB hub for more plug-in ports. And don't worry about scratches — there's no drilling or screws involved. I'm all about saving and utilizing space to the max, and for $30 bucks, you know I've got this on this year's back-to-school list.
- I'm loving the fact that Amazon has just launched a free Kindle application for the iPhone or iPod Touch. — MobileCrunch
- Eric Schmidt, Google's CEO, recently bashed Twitter at a Morgan Stanley technology conference, saying it was a "poor man's email system." — Valleywag
- Check out an unboxing of a brand new iMac. — Engadget
- A recent survey showed that 97 percent of Germans aged 19 to 20 would rather keep their cell phones over their partners. — Switched
- Comcast is currently testing out a WiFi service at about 120 New Jersey Transit rail stations. — CNET
- Apple's website was down for a few hours this morning and when back up, showed off some great deals. The 24-inch iMac is now only $1,499 and comes with double the RAM and hard drive. — Gizmodo
- PadMapper is a cool new site that uses maps to show off Craigslist rental properties. — MakeUseOf
- The 65,000-square-foot roof of Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ, has been covered in solar panels and is now capable of producing 412 kilowatts of electricity. — Forecast Earth
- Eye-Fi's new Explore Video ($99) and Share Video ($79) cards make it easy to upload video content wirelessly. They will start shipping by the end of the month. — Engadget
- Check out a video demo of Amazon Video On Demand on the Roku box. — CrunchGear
Here's an interesting rumor that I hope comes true. Apple stores across the country are expecting limited quantities of 24-inch iMacs, which means that a new model could be debuting soon. The upgrade will most likely include new dual-core or quad-pro processors. Stay tuned for more updates.
Oh and if you're wondering about the status of those beautiful 17-inch MacBook Pros, they are now being shipped out to customers.
Our Apple tipsters haven't let us down before, so we know that this hot-off-the press news is likely fact and not fiction. Stay tuned, because next week (most likely Tuesday) Apple will be introducing new iMacs to their product line-up! The new and improved iMacs are said to be at the same price point as the current models and will probably receive a speed bump as well as a hard-drive increase. Yay! It's about time!