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#1455: USB 3.2 and USB4, repurpose the Eject key, attach an iPad to a MacBook, Palm phone and iPhone nano pondering

The group in charge of USB has unveiled a new naming convention for USB 3.2 that will likely cause massive confusion, and the announcement of the draft release of USB4 isn’t helping. Otherwise, we have three reviews for you this week. First, if you’ve ever wanted more from the Eject key on your keyboard, take a look at Ejector, which repurposes the key to eject any mounted volume. Wish your MacBook had a second display? Jeff Porten takes a look at the Mountie clip, which lets you hang #an iPad or iPhone off the side of a MacBook’s screen. Finally, for those who are pining for a much smaller iPhone, Julio Ojeda-Zapata examines the tiny but flawed Palm phone and uses it as a springboard to speculate about how Apple could create an iPhone nano. The only notable Mac app release this week is Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.8.

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