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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.


MLB Announces Revolutionary New Fielding-Tracking System

Even in their recent state of repair, defensive metrics have always had a certain reverse-engineered, SABR-in-retrograde quality to them, even in a statistically mature sport like baseball. MLB Advanced Media just announced a new system that would slam the door shut on that era.


Where Are They Now: The Obama Marshmallow Canon Kid

Intel paraded out a few CEOs who are working with Intel to do, oh, whatever — one of them was young Joey Hudy, he of Obama Marshmallow Canon Photo Face fame.


Panasonic Life+Screen Smart TV: Can A Smart TV Actually Be Useful?

Panasonic is working on a new kind of smart TV that seems, at least, slightly less grossly useless than the typical smart TV ends up being once you connect it to, oh, say, anything. It’s going to be in all the new Panasonic TVs this year.


Windows 8 Survival Guide: All The Tips, Tricks And Workarounds

Lucky enough to get a new Windows 8 laptop for Christmas? We’ve got your back. Windows 8 is a huge change from what you’re used to. And we’re here to get you through it.


How Jeff Bezos Made Amazon Everyone's Everything All Of The Time

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is probably the defining salesman of our time. But in a sit-down with a small group of journalists yesterday that was ostensibly about new Kindle hardware, it became more clear than ever that his company’s success has come not from any individual product line, but from one impossibly ambitious strategy: Be everywhere, do everything. It’s insane. It’s working.


Kindle Fire HDX Hands-On: Amazon's Tablet, All Grown Up At Last

The new Kindle Fires are here. We’ve been hands on and they’re pretty damn impressive.


Apple's Dumbest, Sloppiest iOS 7 Screwups, Collected In One Tumblr

So it’s come to this. We knew iOS 7 had some dumb and frustrating imperfections, but hadn’t scoured every bit of it for flaws in the small details that Apple used to nail. Well, some industrious design head has given Apple’s new OS a proper fisking, and put all the screwups on a Tumblr. This might be what finally kills Jesus Diaz.


'Everyone Else Has One' Is A Perfectly Good Reason To Buy An iPhone

It’s not even better, it’s just popular. You only want one because you see everyone else has one. These are some of the more common reasons people avoid the iPhone. It’s a perfectly natural reflex — it just also happens to be a dumb one.


One Huge Reason To Not Switch To Android Or Windows

iPhone pre-orders start today, and for a lot of people, that means deciding if you want to spend two years (or more) with a phone you’ve never held. The irony is, if you’re not sure you want to commit for the full two years, then the answer is cut and dry: Get an iPhone. Here’s why.


Apple Missed The Best Use For A Fingerprint Scanner

The iPhone has a fingerprint scanner now. Great. It will make your iPhone more convenient (or a pain in the arse) to unlock. But unlocking is sort of beside the point when it comes theft. The truth is, Apple didn’t give the iPhone 5S the one feature that could actually help get a stolen phone back — one that goes perfectly with a fingerprint scanner.