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I've got an Anker 5 port hub which has a USB C port with power delivery on it. It's great for a MacBook adorable or fast charging an iPhone or iPad, but it wouldn't do a great job on a MacBook Pro. I'm glad to see more of these devices coming to the market as they are absolutely perfect for travel!

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Stephen Hackett did exactly what I would have done - calculated that the top of the range iMac would do it, bought it, and regretted it. I'm not in the market for an iMac right now but his experience here is one I'll keep in mind. For now my 2011 Mac Mini Server is still running well enough - hopefu...

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There are several products in this roundup that I'm interested in, the power sleeve is a great idea and would have been ideal for me in a past life, and the HyperDrive is something I would love on my desk at work now. What I'm most interested in though is how long these items take to make their way...

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It was clear as soon as Apple announced they were going with Qi charging that the other standards would likely die, hopefully the resources from creating the different standards will go a long way - greater range, for one, would be appreciated.

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I'm very sad to hear that Panic are discontinuing another app - I found out about Status Board too late, but have been a heavy user of Transmit for the last few months. I can't fault a company for cutting products which aren't money makers - but the App Store needs to change so that apps like the...

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I think Apple needs to come up with a better indication -- perhaps something more explicit, the first time you encounter it -- that you need to click the hardware button, not tap something on screen. I have to agree, I did not "get" how to purchase apps to start with (one of the first things I...

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Just over a year ago I walked into the Apple Store and picked up my AirPods - I was lucky enough to get a pair on launch day, but wasn't really sure if I'd like them. Over the next few days I got used to them and found that unlike EarPods they didn't cause my ears to ache - or constantly fall out. ...

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I recently discovered a little trick from the Map app in iOS - that you can add a rich contact to your contact, complete with map.1. The first step is finding the place on the map - Apple Maps has got much better over the years so points of interest and useful places like doctors surgeries are of...

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I've been experimenting more with Airmail on iOS recently, specifically the custom actions. Being a regular user of Workflow I'm very familiar with the concept - but Airmail does things a little differently.To get started with the custom actions you first need to enable integration with the...

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Today is the day, Apple fans are perhaps a little too excited but that's par for the course. We've had plenty of "pre-announcements" and speculation that these have come over the last week because they're running short of time in the Keynote. There's even been an apparent supply chain leak on Reddit (and a handy summary if you don't feel like wading through all those comments).

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