Simple Hack: Magnetic Mac

There are powerful magnets hidden inside the screens of recent-model iMacs*; mine has them all around the edges. I don’t know why Apple put them there, but here’s my favorite use: holding documents while I transcribe them. The picture shows one of my grandfather’s letters to my grandmother (which I’m blogging about here), clipped securely to the corner of my screen while I type it in.

What will you use yours for?

iMac with letter clipped to screen magnet.

My iMac, showing built-in document holder.

  • Thanks to fellow science journalist Maryn McKenna for pointing them out.

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