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Apple’s MacBook Pro series is back in the media thanks to the comany’s announcement of the new “Touch Bar”. The Touch Bar uses retina display and multitouch technology to replace the MacBook Pro’s top row of static function keys.

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When you jailbreak your iDevice you can change just about anything. One of the most notable adjustments comes from an often overlooked extension called Activator, which lets you set the functionality of your buttons and multitouch gestures to do whatever you like. Long-time jailbreaker David Graff thinks it's a must-have and explains how you can get it set up on your device.

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Our siblings-in-tech over at Gizmodo take a look at Windows 7's new multitouch capabilities, and from the look of things, it's on the right track.Granted, there's not a lot to see in this initial video, but the responsiveness looks good and the onscreen keyboard is quite fetching. We know that not all that many people actually own and use a touchscreen PC (in the video you're looking at an HP TouchSmart), but who knows—this kind of more advanced functionality may be just want the touchscreen needs to take off. Head over to the Gizmodo post for a more detailed look at how the multitouch features work.

Windows 7 Touch and Multitouch Video Walkthrough

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Synaptics, the driver provider for the majority of laptops with trackpads, is rolling out an upgrade that allows for two new types of finger movement and application control. Similar to MacBooks, the Synaptics upgrade lets touchpad users flick two fingers across their pads to scroll through items or change modes. More intriguing is the "ChiralTouch," which detects circular trackpad movement and converts it into scrolling or rotation. Synaptics says that more than 100 apps currently support the new motions, with more to come. To get in on the new scrolling, check with your laptop manufacturers' support site (or Windows Update) to see if an updated driver for your model is available. ChiralMotion Technology