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Apple Mac Pro: Australian Review

There hasn’t been a properly new Mac Pro for a very long time. The original Mac OS X workstation for creative professionals — video editors, commercial photographers, 3D animators — was released in 2006, and the giant cheese grater suffered a ploddingly slow upgrade cycle that meant that plenty of its former fanboys jumped ship to iMacs, MacBooks Pro or Windows boxes. But the Mac Pro is back, it’s better, and now there’s actually no reason not to buy one.


Windows Phone 8.1 Review: Gloriously Good Enough

Windows 8.1′s recent update was a subtle but effective boost. Windows Phone‘s 8.1 power up follows the same cues. It’s not mind-blowing, it’s not world-changing, it’s nothing to jump around and scream about, but it turns Windows Phone into something it’s never quite been before: an OS that’s totally good enough.


How To Use Android And iOS Together In (Almost) Perfect Harmony

You don’t have to fully commit yourself to either Android or iOS, and there are many of us that make use of both major mobile operating systems simultaneously. That said, Android and iOS don’t always work very happily together. No worries, though; we’re here to tell you the best ways to make sure your Nexus 4 and your iPad play nice.


10 Tricks To Make Yourself A Google Maps Master

The Maps Wars are on in earnest — with Apple Maps now finding its feet after a shaky start, and Bing Maps forming an integral part of Windows Phone, Google Maps can’t afford to stand still. A recent overhaul brought more customisation options, extra features and a brand new look. Here are 10 useful tips and tricks to help you navigate the best maps service on desktop and mobile, now that it’s getting even better.


How To Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Now That Graph Search Is Here

Graph Search is Facebook’s bold new way of browsing the social network, letting you call up photos of your family in California, restaurants your friends like in New York, or any public updates from Gizmodo employees who also like hot air ballooning. It’s been available the last several months in beta, but today it starts rolling out to Facebook at large. And in the wrong hands, it can be the ultimate stalker search engine.


How To Make Money On Your Lunch Break

How do you spend your lunch break? Taking a turn round the park? Checking Facebook? Catching up on the work you should’ve done in the morning? All of these options have their place, but here’s something else you can be doing: Making money.


Top 10 Tricks To Master Spotify

The digital music revolution continues at a frenetic pace — we’d only just turned in our CDs for MP3s when streaming services came along to upturn the apple cart again. There are now a whole host of streaming apps to choose from, but the original pioneer Spotify remains the biggest and the most well-known.


How To Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Before Graph Search Strikes

Graph Search is Facebook’s bold new way of browsing the social network, letting you call up photos of your family in California, restaurants your friends like in New York, or any public updates from Gizmodo employees who also like hot air ballooning.


10 Tricks To Make Yourself A Dropbox Master

Dropbox is a robust independent file syncing tool (which Apple once tried to buy) that recently hit the 100 milion user milestone. It’s arguably the most popular cloud service around and for good reason.


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Six Hidden Windows 8 Features You Can't Live Without

Windows 8 can take some getting used to. While the desktop app works very much like Windows 7, there are plenty of new shortcuts, options, and tricks built into the operating system. Think you know how to use it like a pro? Here are a few Windows 8 features that you probably haven’t found yet.


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Control Your Computer With Your Phone

Want to pause VLC from the comfort of your couch? Email a forgotten file from your home to your office? Gain full remote access to your PC from halfway across the world?


Ten Tricks To Make Yourself A Gmail Master

Back in 2004, Gmail rewrote the rules for web-based email. It had a fast, clean interface, and a jaw-dropping 1GB of free storage. Today, it comes with 10 times the amount of space, and boasts many millions of users across the globe.