Chocolate Hub 2 should ship with every MacBook

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Chocolate Hub 2 gives you back all the ports you need.
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Apple doesn’t think you need traditional USB ports and SD card readers anymore, but for the vast majority of MacBook users, that’s false. That’s why every model should ship with the excellent Chocolate Hub 2.

This pocket-sized device gives you back all the connections you frequently rely on, including USB and HDMI. It also has a built-in Qi charging pad for juicing up your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X on the move.

Enter to win a dream Apple setup worth $3,000 [Deals]

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Supercharge your life with the Tim Ferriss Tribe of Mentors Dream Setup giveaway.
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The New York Times best-selling author Tim Ferriss is widely regarded as one of today’s leading productivity gurus. His latest book, Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice From the Best in the World, just dropped, and it’s full of great pointers for people looking to make the most out of their time and energy. To mark the book’s release, we’re sharing this giveaway of top-shelf Apple tech.

There are three chances to win, and entry is free. Read on for details on the three awesome bundles of Apple gear you could win.

Add protection and extra connections to MacBook [Week’s best deals]

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Instantly improve your Macbook's connectivity, security, and more.
Instantly improve your Macbook's connectivity, security, and more.
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Winter isn’t coming, it’s already here. If you’re looking for some cheer as the chill sets in, may we recommend checking out these fresh deals at the Cult of Mac Store. This week, we’ve got a software tool for guarding your camera, a connection expansion for the new Macbook, a super useful color sensor, and more. Everything is massively discounted, read on for more details:

Apple seeds fifth macOS 10.13.1 beta

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High Sierra makes your Mac more stable than ever.
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Developers received a new beta build for Macs this morning after Apple seeded the fifth beta for macOS 10.13.1.

The new beta build comes just three days after Apple released the fourth macOS 10.13.1 beta alongside new betas for iOS 11.1 and tvOS 11.1.

How iPhone X notch would look on all Apple products

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Apple products
Face ID is could become a staple on Apple products.
Photo: Curved Labs

The notch on the iPhone X is one of the most divisive design decisions Apple’s made in years. Not everyone is a fan of the small black patch at the top of the iPhone X display, but it seems inevitable that Apple will bring Face ID to other products.

The folks at Curved created a bunch of concepts imaging what the soon-to-be-iconic iPhone X notch would look like on other Apple products. Some of the mock ups seem like their destined, while it looks down right wrong on the Apple Watch.

Check it out: