Tag Archive: Magic


Patents suggest Apple TV wand full of Cupertino magic

The high-tech “magic wand”-style controller rumored to ship with the refreshed Apple TV this summer may be the culmination of close to a decade’s R&D on the part of Apple. Is this the “simplest user interface you could imagine” that Steve Jobs… Read more ›

How photo booth magic survives in the era of selfies

Anatol Josephwitz passed the time in a Siberian prison camp and ignored the bitter cold by imagining an automated photography machine he had not yet invented. Nearly 95 years later, the photo booth is as tough a survivor as its… Read more ›

Former Apple retail boss Ron Johnson is taking on a new mission: helping online retailer Nasty Gal move into the brick-and-mortar retail space. According to Re/code, Johnson is leading a $ 16 million investment in the ultra-chic brand, which started out in… Read more ›

Apple often uses the word “magical” to describe the iPad. That’s usually dismissed as hyperbole, but watch this magician’s appearance on Ellen, and you might change your mind: He’s able to pull actual objects from his iPad’s screen! The magician… Read more ›

Jony Ive and his infamous design team aren’t simply creating the Apple products you use and love, their influence is reshaping Apple itself. On this episode, we look back at Jony’s humble start, and examine how Sir Ive and team… Read more ›

Touch ID has completely changed security on the iPhone, and now Apple’s finger print scanning technology could soon be coming to the Mac. Apple is planning to bring Touch ID to the upcoming 12-inch MacBook Air, according to sources at… Read more ›

Apple Pay made its debut in Major League Baseball just in time for the world series. Now the NBA is about to get its first look at how Apple’s mobile wallet can speed up concession stand lines, as the Orlando… Read more ›

Here’s a confession: I was terrible at math in school. From Algebra 1 on, I just couldn’t keep the various symbols, numbers, and denominators I was faced with straight, and so I flunked pretty much every test. But I grew… Read more ›

While the first computer mouse prototype was invented all the way back in the early 1960′s, since then the technology behind mice has leaped to unimaginable heights. Apple’s latest variant of the Magic Mouse has quickly become one of the… Read more ›

Even Apple execs sounded pleasantly surprised as they revealed last quarter’s mostly higher-than-expected numbers Tuesday. But in what’s become something of a refrain in Cupertino, they couldn’t stop themselves from vague and knowing references to the incredible products waiting in… Read more ›