This week Google’s Chairman has suggested that we’re officially over the hump. Speaking with Bloomberg TV about his predictions for 2014, Google’s voice has suggested that while we’ve been moving toward a mobile computing environment for the past several years, we’re now at a point where mobile “has won”, with “more tablets and phones being sold than personal computers, people are moving toward this new architecture very fast.”
Has there been a desktop computing reinvention quite like the 2013 Mac Pro? At the top of the year Apple's pro-Mac looked like it was facing the axe altogether, an overlooked relic compared to the slick and increasingly powerful iMac. As 2013 draws to a close, however, the new Mac Pro is arguably the most exciting new model to join Apple's range; the epitome of "Think different" as what exactly makes a workstation is called into question. Demand for the new Mac has already seen ship times for new orders stretch out into February 2014 at the earliest, but we've got our hands on the Mac Pro already to see how it holds up.
Google is ready to start shipping an updated version of the Chromebook 11 notebook to retailers soon. The original Chromebook 11 notebook was recalled after power supplies were damaged in nine incidents. The power supply reportedly overheated in some instances to the point where it melted. The nine reports came with 145000 units in the wild.
The Mac Pro has arrived and so has an updated version of Final Cut Pro. Parts of the update deal with 4K, and likely not a coincidence, this update also touched on that newly available Mac Pro. In this case Apple has said the Final Cut Pro 10.1 update has optimized playback and rendering for those using dual GPUs in the new Apple tower.
As it to usher in the new machine with a red carpet, Logic Pro X has been given a major update this morning. This update includes the version number 10.0.5 and brings on 3 new Drummers to start the party off right. With 11 new Drum Kit Designer patches to bring up the rear, this update is one you'll certainly want to have a tap on.
Apple's new Mac Pro has gone on sale today, with demand already pushing availability of the innovative desktop to February 2014. The cylindrical Mac launched with premium pricing this morning - starting at $2,999 for the entry-spec model, though that still includes a 3.5GHz quad-core Xeon E5 processor, 12GB of memory, 256GB of PCIe flash storage, and dual AMD FirePro D500 graphics - but Apple's online store is already warning that new orders shouldn't be expected to ship until midway through Q1 next year.
LG has taken the wraps off the LG Chromebase 22CV241, a new all-in-one desktop running Google's Chrome OS on a 21.5-inch, Full HD display. Running the web-centric platform on Intel's fourth-gen Celeron processor, the Chromebase is seemingly aiming to displace the PC or Mac you might ordinarily put in a kid's room or kitchen, doing everything Windows or OS X might regularly be asked to, but without the maintenance.
The official charger recall for the HP Chromebook 11 has begun, following a number of overheating reports that saw the AC adapter for the Chrome OS notebook potentially melt. Google has received a total of nine reports of overheating and melting chargers, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, out of around 145,000 units in the wild.