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Apple Magic Mouse hands-on

Apple Magic Mouse hands-on

While the new 27-inch iMacs may be Apple's eye-catchers, especially in Apple Stores, it's the company's new Magic Mouse peripheral that will find its way to the most desks. By junking the trackball of the Mighty Mouse and replacing it with a touch-sensitive surface, Apple have not only catered for the demands of desktop users calling out for multitouch, but bypassed ongoing reliability frustrations of the mechanical ball. After the cut, our live Magic Mouse gallery together with some hands-on first impressions.

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Apple Store down, huge catalog refresh coming?

Apple Store down, huge catalog refresh coming?

Entirely unsurprisingly, the Apple Store has been taken down for the usual hurried "updates".  While the same thing happened late last month with no noticeable changes, today we're expecting quite a few modifications what with the very recent speculation that Apple are planning to push out a new MacBook, iMac, Mac mini and even peripheral range.

Update: The store is back, and here's what you can buy.

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Apple new MacBook, iMac, Mac mini, Mighty Mouse & multitouch desktop tablet imminent?

Apple new MacBook, iMac, Mac mini, Mighty Mouse & multitouch desktop tablet imminent?

Apple may be riding high on another successful financial quarter, but we still wouldn't put it past them to announce a few new products this week in order to stick a spoke in the wheels of Windows 7's launch.  According to man-in-the-know John Gruber, it's not a product trickle but a flood we should be expecting, with both new notebooks and desktops together with multitouch-compatible peripherals on the cards.

Update: The new range is now live - all the details here

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Razer Orochi mobile gaming mouse available in limited numbers

Razer Orochi mobile gaming mouse available in limited numbers

Gaming notebooks are getting more powerful all the time making gaming with a laptop actually something that many gamers are able to do. The catch is that a track pad is not the way gamers want to control their characters on screen and a full size mouse kills some of the portability of a mobile gaming machine. You may recall back in July that Razer announced a new mobile gaming mouse called the Orochi.

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Sweet GlideTV Navigator is the coolest looking HTPC remote ever

Sweet GlideTV Navigator is the coolest looking HTPC remote ever

One of the big problems I have had with the HTPC computers that I have tried and tested over the years is that there is not typically a good way to control all of the media from across the room. You can use a keyboard and mouse, but in cramped spaces that can be challenging, especially for the mouse. Glide TV has a new HTPC media controller that is way cool called the GlideTV Navigator.

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