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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.

Nokia Lumia 929 Handled by American Football Fan

This noisy video clip shows a phone allegedly known as the Nokia Lumia 929, one forthcoming Nokia model we didn’t see at the recent Nokia World event. It’s smaller, chunkier, blacker and has a 1080 x 1920 resolution display.

Why Xbox One’s Kinect Won’t be Hal 2.0

Look, it’s OK to be a bit paranoid about technology. If you do something bad the police can indeed pull your entire internet history from the cloud and beat you with it, but sometimes you’ve just got to go with the flow and accept that things are going to be different in the future. Learning to live with Kinect, and all the other ways we’re being “watched,” is one of those times.

Xbox One: Microsoft Outlines Full Used Game Plan, Online Requirements

Microsoft wanted to talk about TV integration at Xbox One launch event, but all we wanted was crystal clear clarification of its “always-on” internet requirements and what, if any, forms of DRM may be in place to restrict sales of used games. Now, after weeks of fuss and nonsense, we know. Everything’s on the record.

Hackers Just Made Off With Greece

A hacker has been rumbled in possession of personal ID data of Greek citizens, with the man holding a staggering nine million pieces of data — enough to cover almost the entire population of the country.

Almost $900,000 Ploughed Into UK Kickstarter Projects In First Week

The recently launched UK wing of Kickstarter seems to be doing pretty well for itself, with the money-raising site claiming to have taken pledges for well over half a million quid, or roughly $897,000 in the local currency, during its first week of punting projects to the UK audience.

Sony’s PS4 Development Kits Arrive With AMD Chipsets and Blu-Ray

Seemingly reliable sources inside video game developers have confirmed that Sony’s PS4 development hardware, currently codenamed Orbis, has arrived, with an early, AMD-based kit now in the hands of the car and shooting game makers of the world.

Apple's Arial Apology Hits the UK Papers

Apple’s apology to Samsung has hit the printed newspapers today. It’s shorter than the one it was ordered to rewrite, but does it sound like Apple means it this time?

Robot Stephen Fry Phones in Award Ceremony Presentation

Stephen Fry presented an award to the video gaming industry last week, only he didn’t do it in person. He sent a robot ambassador on his behalf.

Apple Wins Google-Worrying Patent For Mobile Maps Interface

A patent originally filed by Apple back in 2008 has just been granted by the US Patent Office, with the tech giant somehow managing to convince the authorities it should own a patent for a method of displaying maps on a touchscreen device.

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Yes! Separate User Profiles Spotted in Android 4.2 Development Code

A barebones and half-working version of Android 4.2, packed with placeholder graphics to make it look even rougher, has been leaked, with one of the key discoveries so far being the inclusion of support for multiple user profiles.