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Retina iMac hands-on: Tim Cook explains the “Wow!”

Retina iMac hands-on: Tim Cook explains the “Wow!”

The iMac has always had a certain wow-factor, particularly in its most recent design iteration with its 5mm-thick body, but pair that with the new Retina 5K Display and you have an even more eye-catching machine. Announced at Apple's event this morning, the iMac has a whopping 5120 x 2880 display for a huge 14.7m pixels, and while that means you can't see them individually, check out after the cut for the sum impact... with a surprise interruption from Apple CEO Tim Cook to tell me about the new all-in-one's "wow" factor.

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Here’s how much Apple’s Retina 5K iMac will cost you

Here’s how much Apple’s Retina 5K iMac will cost you

Apple's new iMac with Retina 5K Display may have a huge number of pixels, but surprisingly the new desktop doesn't have a crazy sticker price. Slotting in at the top end of the iMac range, the 27-inch iMac will start at $2,499. That gets you a number of specifications as standard that, on the regular-display iMac, would cost a premium during the upgrade stage of ordering.

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SlateGo Mobile AirDesk review: your laptop’s best friend

SlateGo Mobile AirDesk review: your laptop’s best friend

The term “laptop computer” is a bit misleading. Sure, your Macbook might fit on your lap, but it’s definitely not designed just for that. A flat, metal bottom that gets noticeably warm when you use it for prolonged periods only leaves you shifting in your seat, or shoving a pillow underneath. The last thing you want is to leave the comforts of your favorite chair and head to a desk. The SlateGo wants to help end your warm-legged shuffle, but does it really work? Let’s find out!

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iPad Event to be “live” with Apple

iPad Event to be “live” with Apple

On the 16th of October, 2014, Apple will hold a special event for the reveal of their next hardware release. That’ll almost certainly be the next iPad or iPads as well as a new desktop system of some sort. That could mean a new MacBook Pro, a new Mac desktop, or any number of other systems that are set to showcase the newest version of OS X - Yosemite. The question remains though - will the event have a livestream video, or will they opt just for a live feed of images and text?

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Apple’s iPad and Mac event confirmed for October 16th

Apple’s iPad and Mac event confirmed for October 16th

Apple will hold an event on October 16th, according to invitations sent out from the company to press this morning, where it is expected to reveal a new range of iPads alongside Mac updates. The event, with the tagline "It's been way too long", will take place at Apple's own campus in Cupertino, CA, and kick off at 10am PST next Thursday. It comes only a few weeks after Apple's big iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus event.

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Steve Jobs commemorations begin with Tim Cook letter to Apple

Steve Jobs commemorations begin with Tim Cook letter to Apple

On Sunday, the 5th of October, 2014, it’ll have been three years since Apple cofounder Steve Jobs passed away. Today a letter was sent to Apple employees - and subsequently the whole world - by current Apple CEO Tim Cook. That letter is reproduced here.

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Twitter for Mac update brings in old mobile features

Twitter for Mac update brings in old mobile features

Hey, remember desktop computing? No? Well, neither does Twitter, apparently. Their Mac app received an update today, giving it a few tricks we’ve already been taking advantage of for mobile. That is, of course, if you’ve not moved onto a third-party app already.

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5K iMac tipped to launch with OS X Yosemite

5K iMac tipped to launch with OS X Yosemite

That’s one whopper of a display panel there, folks, but it’s certainly a possibility in rumors that’ve appeared pre-launch for OS X Yosemite. The OS X Yosemite Beta builds released to testers thus far include references to 4096 × 2304, 5760 × 3240, and 6400 x 3600 pixel displays, and we have heard that Apple could be releasing far more densely-packed desktop machines in the near future.

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Rumor: new Mac Mini coming in October

Rumor: new Mac Mini coming in October

Apple’s Mac Mini may be seeing an update this fall, according to sources. An expected October event, at which Apple is believed to introduce new Mac hardware an iPads, may end up rolling in a new Mini as well. The little Mac device some have written off may be coming back in a big way.

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Bash bug affects OS X, Linux: “worse than Heartbleed”

Bash bug affects OS X, Linux: “worse than Heartbleed”

The Bash Bug - also going by the nickname "Shellshock" - has been discovered this week and identified as a serious threat to computers of all kinds around the world. The vulnerability exists inside Bash, an element inside operating systems like Mac OS X, Linux, and Unix.

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Apple adds Marc Newson to Jony Ive’s design team

Apple adds Marc Newson to Jony Ive’s design team

Apple has added Marc Newson to its team, with the industrial designer set to work with long-time friend Jony Ive on new products. The pair have already collaborated, cooking up a one-off red anodized Mac Pro late last year to raise money for Product (RED).

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Phorce Pro: the world’s first “smart bag”

Phorce Pro: the world’s first “smart bag”

There’s a "Smart" for every kind of piece of equipment you own these days - why not a smart bag? Phorce Pro suggests that they’re the first to this market, bringing a bag that tells you how much battery life it’s carrying. The battery it carries also powers your devices - up to three of them at once.

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