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Apple seeks import tariff exemption on Mac Pro parts

The United States government has threatened to slap Chinese imports with an additional $300 billion in tariffs, which would affect Apple. In a pre-emptive move, Apple has now asked the Trump administration to exclude the new Mac Pro parts and select accessories like Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad from a 25 percent tariff on Chinese imports.

New to Mac? How to right-click on your Mac

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If you’ve owned a Mac for years, then this isn’t anything new to you. But there are plenty of Windows users out there making the move to Mac. And one thing you may struggle with as a new Mac user is how to right-click. It sounds simple enough, but there is a difference from Windows to Mac when you need to right-click.

Depending on whether you have a MacBook with a trackpad or an iMac with a Magic Mouse, you have a few ways to perform a right-click on Mac and here’s how.

How to automatically disable the trackpad when a mouse is connected on Mac

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The trackpad on your MacBook can be a wonderful way to navigate and get your work done. But at the same time, it can be a bit annoying, mostly if you’re not using it and hit it by mistake.

Maybe you prefer to use a mouse instead of your trackpad, or even a different wireless trackpad that you connect to your Mac. So, you’re typing away, grab your mouse for something, begin typing again and your palm hits the trackpad. Boom, what just happened on the screen?

There is a very easy to way to avoid this problem. Here’s how to automatically disable the trackpad when a mouse, or wireless trackpad, is connected on Mac.

How to check the battery levels of connected Bluetooth devices on Mac

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If you use Bluetooth devices like a keyboard and mouse with your Macbook, keeping an eye on their battery levels is important. And for iMac users, its essential. There’s nothing worse than having a dead battery when you’re in the middle of something critical on your computer.

You might be in the midst of an online business meeting sharing a presentation, doing a job interview using an app like Skype, or trying to make a crucial deadline and have no time to spare.

So, for keeping a watch, here’s how to check your Bluetooth device battery level on Mac.

How to disable natural scrolling on your Mac’s multitouch trackpad

If you're an ex-Windows user, or still use Windows, then you're probably used to the content on the page scrolling in the same direction as your fingers move on the trackpad, but on the Mac it's quite the opposite by default. Fortunately, it's easy to change disable natural scrolling on your Mac trackpad, and in this tutorial, we're going to show you how it's done.

References to Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 discovered in OS X code

References to unreleased Apple-branded mouse, keyboard and trackpad accessories have been discovered in OS X code by French blog Consomac. Code strings discovered in the latest OS X 10.11.1 beta 3 point to the Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2, which are likely next-generation versions of Apple-branded mouse and trackpad. In addition, the strings hint at a brand new keyboard, dubbed the Magic Keyboard.

How to fix a slow, unresponsive and laggy mouse on Mac

Have you experienced a slow and jumpy cursor while using a Magic Mouse or other Bluetooth input device on your Mac? Admittedly, this may not apply to all of you, but if you're like me and use a Magic Mouse with a MacBook Pro, you may have encountered this maddening issue.

The problem has to do with choppy, laggy, jumpy, and overall slow mouse performance while using a Bluetooth mouse. There are some things that you can do to troubleshoot, but I took all of the obvious steps, and still could not alleviate the issue. That is, until I realized that an unlikely culprit was causing my problems.

Touch ID and Apple Pay could be coming to Apple notebooks and the desktop

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Apple's revisions to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks, as well as next-generation versions of the wireless $69 Magic Mouse and the multi-touch enabled $69 Magic Trackpad, could soon gain an embedded Touch ID sensor for fingerprint identification, if a rumor posted Tuesday by Taiwanese blog Apple.club.tw is anything to go by. The site is alleging that Apple wants to bring its payment service from the confines of iOS-powered mobile devices to your desktop.