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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.


What Happens When Your Phone's Screen Shatters

You’ve probably done it before, dropped your phone and winced as it landed right on its corner, demolishing the screen. But what happens when your screen shatters, exactly? Buzzfeed FWD has a nice breakdown.


Sony's New HDR Sensors Could Make Your Next Phone Picture Perfect

If you think your camera’s phone is pretty good already, your might be in for a treat next time around. Sony just announced its new line of next-gen Exmor RS, stacked CMOS image sensors — and they look good.


Google Denies Paying Bloggers During Java Lawsuit

Just as the Google vs Oracle Java lawsuit wraps up, both companies have been ordered by a judge to disclose any payments made to bloggers for their comments during the trial. Google has claimed it had none, contrary to Oracle’s assertions, and Oracle has ‘fessed up to one such financial arrangement itself.


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Strip Those Annoying Instagram Filters Off Photos With This App

Instagram has made retro filters all the rage, but maybe you like to look at regular pictures that have their original colours intact. Tough luck? Not anymore. This new app for iOS can strip those things right off for you.


'We Know Your House' Uses Twitter To Find Out Where You Live, Posts It Online

You’ve been living with social media for long enough that you probably know most of the do’s and don’ts. Don’t post pictures of your debit card, or of your billionaire boss shirtless. But be careful when you use the word “home” too; people are watching.


Wikileaks Getting Pummeled By Unknown Enemy

Wikileaks, the internet’s top platform for exposing secrets of all varieties, is reporting that it’s been under serious attack for the better part of a week. This extended distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) is still coming in strong, and has brought the site to its knees.


Sleek Eva Fruit Hanger Is Pun In The Kitchen

If you’re into putting your fresh, succulent fruit on display for all to see, there are a number of different fruit bowls and hangers out there to meet your exhibitionist needs. This particular piece adds a little visual pun to the mix.


Google's Giving YouTube A Pass With Its New Piracy Provisions

Google is implementing a new policy that will smack down search results from sites that get a lot of DMCA requests. That must affect Google’s own YouTube, which must get slammed with them all the time, right? Not exactly.


Too Bad These Stylish iPhone Cables Are About To Be Obsolete

Standard iPhone charging cables are pretty boring, and they’re practically begging to get covered in a layer of grey grime. These snazzy cables are much more fun, it’s just too bad they’re going to be outdated so soon.


This Resilient Flexible Battery Could Power Ereaders Of The Future

If there’s one advantage paper, magazines and softcover books have over high-tech alternatives it’s that they aren’t rigid and can take a little bending here and there. Flexible batteries like this one might help even the score.