CORRECTION: Apple’s accessories again shun industry standard

New Mac accessories use the same proprietary connection as iPhones and iPads, dashing hopes that Apple would embrace a more universal alternative.

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Lightning strikes again for Apple, as new accessories go their own way

Apple’s newest Mac accessories use the same proprietary connection as its iPhones and iPads, dashing the hopes that it would embrace a more universal alternative.

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Twitter to trim 8 percent of its staff

New CEO Jack Dorsey tells employees the cuts will help the company focus on the “experiences which will have the greatest impact.”

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This Kickstarter project wants you to build your own smartwatch

The Blocks smartwatch can be customized and upgraded piece by piece to add features like better battery life and GPS.

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iHeartRadio gets its (Microsoft) Groove on

The online radio service is the first outside entity to be integrated in the Windows 10 music app called Groove, Microsoft’s answer to Apple Music and iTunes.

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Apple updates iMacs with better screens, faster processors

The tech giant also introduces thinner and lighter accessories for the computers: a Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2.

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Acer cuts prices on Windows PC in new sale

The sale comes just as the company unveils two new Windows 10 PCs and a smartphone.

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Microsoft to control software updates for Windows 10 Mobile

The mobile carriers will test the updates, but Microsoft will ultimately decide when to roll them out.

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Meet Apple’s new keyboard, trackpad and mouse

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