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Google Now Just Took Its First Steps Onto The Desktop

Google Now is great, but it’s only on your mobile devices. We’ve been waiting on a desktop version for what feels like forever. Now, finally, it’s just starting to poke its head out in the beta-est of Chrome’s beta builds.


This Year's 20 Must-Have Mac OS X Utilities

Here are all the utilities that have been especially useful in enhancing my productivity during 2013. Many are free, and those that aren’t include Australian pricing.


The New Mac Pro Finally Goes On Sale, Complete With Australia Tax

It’s sleek, black, looks a little bit like your waste paper bin, and could just be your ultimate workstation. The Mac Pro is an amazing piece of hardware and, finally, it went on sale today.


Twitter Just Killed Tweetdeck Apps For Good

Might be time to start looking for a new Twitter client if you’re a Tweetdeck user: the Android, iPhone and desktop clients of the once-amazing app have just been killed so that Twitter can focus instead on web-based clients.


Your Next Desktop Background. But What Is It?

Is it a wonderful new Christmas decoration come too late? Blood plunging into a pool of bath water? Or has someone just dropped the ketchup in the sink?


HP's Phoenix Desktop: Hot Stuff?

HP’s launched a new range of consumer-centric laptops and desktops, including the glow-in-the-dark phoenix, touch screen all-in-ones and ultraportable models.


Windows XP's Iconic Bliss Desktop Has Lost Some Of Its Bliss

A good desktop image is hard to find. Microsoft did very well with the default pretty “Bliss” Windows XP desktop, but that was years ago. The site where the photo was taken? It’s not quite as pretty as it once was.


Samsung May Buy HP's PC Business Says Digitimes

Samsung has reportedly talked to manufacturers like Quanta Computers and Pegatron about outsourcing notebook orders. The Korean company is eyeing HP’s PC business and would need outside manufacturing help. It’s an interesting proposition. Too bad it’s a rumour. [Digitimes]


Are Tablets Really PCs As Microsoft Claims?

Microsoft insists tablets are Windows-powered mobile PCs. Even Windows Phone president Andy Lee, who should be pushing for a WP7 tablet, said, “We view a tablet as a PC.”


Intel Will Thin Out, Shrink In Size And Defy Moore's Law

Intel officially let loose with a processor roadmap that’s filled with all sorts of goodies for hardware-loving geeks.