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Mac News Briefs: Finale 2010 coming soon

The latest version of the music notation software was announced Thursday. Also making news were new input devices from Verbatim and a new version of ADmitMac from Thursby Software.

Verbatim Wireless Desktop Laser Mouse

Verbatim’s Wireless Desktop Laser Mouse is a solid, serviceable mouse. Its buttons are easily programmable and you can switch tracking speeds on-the-fly.

Kensington SlimBlade Trackball

The Kensington SlimBlade Trackball's clever Media and View modes take advantage of the unique attributes of a large trackball to make it easy and intuitive to work with many documents and media.

Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000

If you’re on a budget and you want to replace your Apple-issue keyboard and mouse, the Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000 might fill the bill if you’re not too picky.

World Tech Update

In this week’s show IBM and Sun merger talks break down, Acer launches 20 new products, Nintendo’s DSi launches worldwide, the Mousegrips helps you exercise while checking e-mail, Nanotouch solves the fat finger problem, JAXA unveils a new supercomputer, iRobot updates the Looj, Skype helps marriages, GM and Segway unveil the PUMA and Casmobot mows the lawn.

Targus Bluetooth Presenter

Versatile presentation aid combines a remote, mouse control, and laser pointer is a comfortable, easy-to-use Bluetooth accessory.

The Mac at 25: Interface design

Ever since Apple introduced the world to the mouse and the window-based graphical user interface in 1984, the company has worked tirelessly to develop a more efficient, yet more powerful, user experience. Rik Myslewski combs through recent Apple patent filings to look at ways interacting with your Mac could change in the future.

Expo: Kensington rolls out mice, chargers, other accessories

The peripherals maker has around a dozen new items that it’s released in time for Macworld Expo as well as the Consumer Electronics Show.

Review: Microsoft Arc Mouse

This wireless mouse features a unique arc design that allows it to fold up for transport. Macworld's Jackie Dove is impressed with the Arc Mouse's combination of looks, feel, and convenience.

Go for a spin with 3D Orbita Mouse

Cyber Sport's new Orbita Mouse crosses a mouse with a merry-go-round for an input device that spins you right round.