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Patent application hints at future of Magic Mouse

The US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application that hints at the future of Apple's Magic Mouse. It describes three new sensors and a triple-axis gyroscope to detect the roll, pitch, and yaw of the mouse. This means that a user could tilt the mouse from side to side to produce a ...

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Apple's next mouse may be mighty, but probably not a "Mighty Mouse"

Talk around the water cooler (in particularly geeky offices) is that Apple is on the verge of launching a new, touch sensitive mouse to go along with the computers it hasn't announced and the keyboard it hasn't announced. No doubt the company wants the mouse to be mighty, but it's unlikely the Cu...

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Here it comes to save the day: New Mighty Mouse

"Twenty five years after introducing the world to mouse-based computing, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is now hoping to deliver significant advances to the input device by applying the company's extensive research and development in multitouch technologies," AppleInsider reports. In other words, "new...

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Ask TUAW: Return to open, messed up Mighty Mouse, PDF alternatives, Boot Camp expansion, and more

It's time once again for Ask TUAW! For this round we take questions about cleaning a malfunctioning Mighty Mouse, opening files and applications with the return key, expanding a Boot Camp partition, finding alternatives to Adobe Acrobat, caring for your notebook battery, and more As always, your su...

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Company sues CBS and Apple over 'Mighty Mouse' name

A firm named Man and Machine is suing both Apple and CBS for trademark infringement for using the Mighty Mouse name to describe a computer input device. Man and Machine makes hygenic water- and chemical-resistant keyboards and mice for hospitals and laboratories. Man and Machine claims CBS (who owns...

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Mighty Mouse take apart

I recently purchased a wireless Mighty Mouse. Several users have complained of a sticky roller ball, and I was concerned until I was shown this step-by-step, illustrated take-apart. You'll only need an X-acto knife, a tiny screwdriver and some patience to remove the ball, clean it off and reassemble...

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Ask TUAW: time shift in iPhoto, HDTV to a Mac, backing up, and much more

Last week, Mike did a great job with Ask TUAW and we had a bumper crop of questions. We won't be able to get to all of them this week, but we'll be looking at a number of different issues including: shifting times in iPhoto, getting a Mac and HDTV to work well together, comparing the 24" iMac to the...

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Widget Watch: MightyMonitor

MightyMonitor is a cool little widget for users of the wireless Mighty Mouse or Apple Wireless Keyboard. It gives you a fuel gauge for the batteries in the aforementioned peripherals. I assume it is just reporting the same battery level information you can get in the Bluetooth tab of the Keyboard &a...

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When bad things happen to good Mighty Mice

Benjamin Fourmond, a fearless modder describes converting his eBay Mighty Mouse into a more vintage look on his website. He opened up his mouse, extracted the inner electronics and, with a few modifications to the vintage housing, managed to insert it into an old ADB style mouse. Fortunately for hi...

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OCD Spotlight: Flossing your Mighty Mouse

Recently, TUAW discussed how to clean your apple keyboard. Today, we focus on delinting your Mighty Mouse. Without taking it apart. Brendan Fenn, photographer and clean aficionado, has discovered a new way to clean the Mighty Mouse scroll ball that goes beyond the conventional dust free cloth and r...

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Unsanity updates ShapeShifter and Mighty Mouse

I know there are some serious haxie haters out there, but for those who heart haxies, you'll be happy to know that Unsanity recently updated 2 of their most popular apps, ShapeShifter and Mighty Mouse. Both are now Universal Binary and sport a few bug fixes and new features. ShapeShifter is a very c...

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TUAW Poll: What keyboard and mouse do you use?

I've had keyboards and mice on my mind for the last few days so I thought I'd see what you all are using. To get the poll rolling I asked a few of my colleagues here at TUAW HQ to chime in, too. David Chartier: iMac - Apple Pro Keyboard with a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 4.0. Most

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Why Apple's Mighty Mouse is like the Apple III

If you're old enough to remember the fiasco that was the Apple III, you may know what I'm talking about. The Apple III was supposed to be Apple's business computer. It flopped, in part because Steve Jobs demanded no fans were to be used in cooling the beast. The result? The machine would overheat, l...

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Who needs a Mighty Mouse? Hold shift for horizontal scrolling

John Gruber linked the blog of Mike Rohde, a visual designer who discovered a slick scrolling trick built into Mac OS X: with a standard scrolling mouse, you can hold the shift key in most apps to scroll horizontally. Mike cites his day job apps like Photoshop and Illustrator, but this seems to work...

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Hack your Bluetooth Mighty Mouse to use less power

Riddle me this: what uses more power when it is stationary as opposed to when it is in use? Apple's new wireless Mighty Mouse. Ram Sripracha noticed that the Mighty Mouse features a LED which provides the user with some feedback. When the mouse isn't paired with a computer the LED flashes, a fairly...

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