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Apple Mighty Mouse set for aluminum multitouch refresh?

Apple Mighty Mouse set for aluminum multitouch refresh?

Apple's Mighty Mouse replacement could accompany the rumored imminent iMac desktop computers, according to AppleInsider's sources, with the current model's mechanical trackball being replaced by touch-sensitive patches.  The new mouse is also predicted to drop the white plastic stylings of recent models, and instead adopt a new, perhaps anodized aluminum finish to match the refreshed iMacs.

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Apple Store down: new iMacs and MacBooks incoming? Update: Nope, nothing new

Apple Store down: new iMacs and MacBooks incoming? Update: Nope, nothing new

You guessed it, it's a Tuesday and the Apple Store has been taken down for the usual hurried batch of updating.  No word on what we might be seeing added today, but considering the past few weeks have hummed with talk of new iMac desktops and new MacBook entry-level notebooks there could be a pleasant surprise if you're in the market for a new OS X machine.

Update: The store is back online (only the US site went down) and there are no changes we can see aside from to the cart system itself.  Looks like this was just maintenance downtime, and we'll have to wait a little longer for new iMacs and MacBooks.

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New plastic MacBooks imminent: “most affordable” to date

New plastic MacBooks imminent: “most affordable” to date

Apple have already been tipped as readying a new entry-level MacBook once this month, and now the second nod to the polycarbonate MacBook line has come, courtesy of AppleInsider.  They've heard that the range refresh will likely be launched alongside the rumored new iMac desktops, themselves described as "imminent", and be the Cupertino company's "most affordable notebook offerings" to date.

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New iMac imminent say sources: sleeker, cheaper, more A/V abilities

New iMac imminent say sources: sleeker, cheaper, more A/V abilities

Following on from rumors earlier this month that Apple plan new iMac desktops, Apple Insider has heard that indeed the Cupertino company have already begun production of their new models.  Apparently finalized in design early in September, the new iMacs are tipped to be cheaper but more compact than previous generation models, while other advances "not previously available" to buyers would now be on the table.

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iMac hamster cage lands on eBay

iMac hamster cage lands on eBay

If, like me, you've always had a sneaking suspicion that computers are powered by tiny animals rather than the "electricity" government conspiracy, then this DIY iMac hamster cage might appeal.  Up for sale on eBay - for a whopping $350 buy-it-now, no less - it's an original blue iMac with the guts removed and mesh walls inserted.

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Spontaneously smoking iMac caught on camera [Video]

Spontaneously smoking iMac caught on camera [Video]

With all the talk of iPhone and iPod touch spontaneous combustion, it's about time we've heard from some other members of the Apple family with heated ambitions.  According to Chinese tech site cnbeta, the video you can see after the cut was filmed by an office worker as his iMac suddenly began to gush white smoke.

The smoke then turned black, at which point the user decided that rather than concentrate on filming he should probably cut the power.

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