Apple's Magic Trackpad: an oversized MacBook Pro glass trackpad. The above statement may either be music to your ears, or turn you off from the trackpad completely. If you've used the unibody MacBook's glass trackpad, then this Magic Trackpad is basically just like it, but larger - Apple claims it has nearly 80 percent more area, which after my calculations is more or less accurate. Size The Magic Trackpad measures approximately 13cm x 13cm, but if we're talking about only the surface area … [Read more...]
Apple update adds inertial scrolling and three-finger drag gesture to MacBooks
Finally, inertial scrolling has come to our trackpads on older MacBooks via Magic Trackpad and Multi-Touch Trackpad Update 1.0. The 79MB update requires a restart but now my mid-2009 13" MacBook Pro has inertial (momentum-based) scrolling. The faster you flick, the further you scroll. Previously I had a 3rd party app installed but this official update adds much smoother inertial scrolling. I haven't figured out how to use the 3-finger gesture for window dragging yet, nor did I see a new … [Read more...]
What’s more magical than the Magic Trackpad?
The Apple Battery Charger! LOL Available now for only HK$ 218 from the Apple Store and comes with 6 batteries. (link) Now there’s a better, more environmentally friendly way to power your wireless keyboard, Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad or just about anything that requires AA batteries. The Apple Battery Charger kit comes with a sleek, compact charger and six high-performance AA NiMH batteries that are ready to use straight out of the box. The reusable batteries are exceptional at holding a … [Read more...]