Apple’s new MacBook employs unorthodox keyboard design to achieve maximum thinness — To pursue its continuing obsession with thinness, Apple has gone to extraordinary lengths with the keyboard on the new 12-inch MacBook, redesigning it in a way that is thoroughly distinct from its Macbook Air and MacBook Pro stablemates. It uses a new ‘butterfly mechanism’.
USB Type-C peripherals are on the way, and storage devices are first up — With Apple’s latest MacBook and Google’s newest Chromebook just out and featuring the new USB Type-C connector, we’re on the lookout for peripherals that use the interface, and storage devices appear to be first out of the gate.
Apple’s Tim Cook plans to give away all his money — Apple chief executive Tim Cook has revealed plans to donate the vast majority of his wealth to charity before he dies, saying that he wants to develop a “systematic approach” to philanthropy. [Is that ‘make it harshly, give it away softly’?]
Fortune magazine named Apple CEO Tim Cook the world’s greatest leader on Thursday. Meanwhile, he’s ‘deeply disappointed‘ by new Indiana anti-gay law.
Intel & Micron’s new 3D flash memory could mean cheaper, larger storage for Apple’s Macs, iOS devices — Intel and Micron have announced the launch of a new 3D NAND flash technology, one which could substantially improve the amount of data storage possible in Macs, iPhones, iPads, and numerous other devices.
Apple’s $848M solar power deal better on back end, says environmental VP Lisa Jackson — The $848 million solar power deal Apple signed with First Solar last month is a better value than some have suggested, according to Apple’s vice president of Environmental Initiatives Lisa Jackson, who on Thursday pointed to a surge in the amount of power Apple will receive towards the end of the contract.
Safari users in the UK can sue Google over alleged privacy violations — The UK Court of Appeal won’t block a privacy lawsuit that alleges Google tracked Safari users without authorisation, so the three plaintiffs can continue their legal fight against the search company.