July 24, 2006: The world gets it first glimpse of Apple’s new wireless Mighty Mouse, a multibutton Bluetooth device with super-accurate laser tracking. Photos of the accessory come to light through an Apple filing with the Federal Communications Commission. Apple launches the wireless Mighty Mouse the very next day.The wireless Mighty Mouse came a year after the wired version, which itself brought a big change for Apple. Up until that point, every mouse the company shipped for the Mac came with only one button. approved an unfinished mouse prototype.) Apple Magic Mouse superseded it in October 2009. Did you own this particular Apple mouse? What is your favorite Apple mouse in history? Leave your comments below. … [Read more...] about Today in Apple history: Wireless Mighty Mouse comes with lasers!
By Mike Wuerthele Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 09:46 am PT (12:46 pm ET) After four months of only being available to iMac Pro owners, the Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 are available to all. Apple originally said that the trio of peripherals would only ever be available to iMac Pro owners, and then, only at the time of original purchase or as a service replacement. The availability today stands in contrast to that, and will likely sink the healthy resale of the peripherals on eBay and similar venues. At present, it is not clear if they are limited to the Apple online store, or will be available at Apple retail locations after the new iPad arrives. As expected the Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad in Space Gray is $149, with the Magic Mouse 2 selling for $99. The Magic Trackpad 2 retails for $149. … [Read more...] about iMac Pro’s Space Gray Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 now available individually
Some laptop and tablet manufacturers may argue that the best mouse is a stylus, but we humbly disagree. There’s nothing quite like using a mouse to navigate your PC. Regardless of whether you’re a PC user or a Mac, a trackpad or touchscreen just isn’t the same. This is because the best mice, unlike trackpads, aren’t limited to the space between your keyboard and the edge of the laptop – they can be as precise or as unruly as you’d like.However, even if you already have a mouse in-hand, we assure you that our carefully selected recommendations will blow everything else out of the water. Before you make up your mind on which mouse to buy, you should sit down and think about what you actually need out of your mouse. Does your current mouse constantly bug out? Are you thinking about upgrading to a wireless mouse? Or, are you looking for one of the best gaming mice?Don’t worry, whatever you need out of your new mouse, the best mice will give you … [Read more...] about The best mouse of 2018: 10 top computer mice compared
Jeffrey Dore went through the looking glass with Safari: When using Safari [in Sierra], it suddenly enlarges the document, similar to what can be done with Control and mouse movement back and forth. If I revert to the previous screen, it returns to correct size, and I can click on the forward button, and it’s fine. My suspicion is that Jeffrey has accidentally triggered a zoom option I just learned existed. With a trackpad or Magic Mouse, macOS offers an option to zoom on selected areas, just as you can in iOS.In the Trackpad or Mouse system preference pane, click the Scroll & Zoom tab, and then you can opt to check or uncheck Smart Zoom. Now, when you double-tap with two fingers, Safari and other apps will zoom the item tapped upon to fill the screen. Two-finger double-tap again, and it zooms back out to the normal view. In my testing, this zoom remains preserved when you go back a page and back forward. But it’s the most likely answer.Apple also offers a systemwide … [Read more...] about How to zoom using the Magic Trackpad in Safari
My favorite mouse is Logitech’s Performance Mouse MX ($100 MSRP; $59 on Amazon). I’ve been using it for years, and it’s still going strong. Logitech has another mouse that just as good: the MX Master ($100 MSRP; $70 on Amazon). The MX Master is a lot like the Performance Mouse MX, but it has features that make it stand out. Buttons The MX Master is a mouse with five buttons for righties. There are the left and right buttons, as usual. Along the left side of the mouse are back and forward buttons that are set by default to be used as the back and forward functions in your browser. The fifth button is located on the thumb cradle, and by default, it’s set as a “gesture button” where you hold the button down and then move the mouse up, down, left, or right to perform the same three-finger gestures you can perform on Apple’s Multi-Touch touchpad. All the button functions can be customized from their defaults using the Logitech Options software, … [Read more...] about MX Master review: Logitech’s mouse is smooth, sturdy, and versatile