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MYO Armbands bringing muscle-reading gesture control in early 2014

MYO Armbands bringing muscle-reading gesture control in early 2014

With the wearable device known as MYO, there's no need for the computer to see you to understand your commands. Instead, this armband connects to your device - Mac and Windows for now, Android and iOS soon - with Bluetooth and reads gestures you make with your hand and arm through muscle fluctuations. This armband is already out in the wild - the full "second wave" for the public comes in early 2014.

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Apple Logic Pro X released with Logic Remote iPad controller

Apple Logic Pro X released with Logic Remote iPad controller

Apple has released Logic Pro X, the company's latest version of the music workstation software, and seemingly settling concerns that the new app would be dumbed-down to GarageBand-level in the process. The new version is billed as the most advanced to-date, in fact, with more instruments and effects out of the box, together with a virtual percussion accompaniment called Drummer that can automatically play along with your track. Logic Pro X also comes with the new Logic Remote app, which turns an iPad into a remote control for mixing and mastering music.

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Mac Pro 2013 glass case concept is impractical but lustworthy

Mac Pro 2013 glass case concept is impractical but lustworthy

Apple's new Mac Pro may be a lesson in rethinking workstation component layouts, but wouldn't it be better if you could actually see all that clever construction through a custom glass sleeve? Designer and 3D artist Martin Hajek thought so, and so cooked up some renders of the Mac Pro 2013 with its metal casing replaced, not only with glass - and reminiscent of the G4 Cube Steve Wozniak is so enamored with - but with perforated aluminum and even some sleek metallic finishes.

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OS X Mavericks Preview

OS X Mavericks Preview

Apple promised us a software-rich WWDC this year, and the company delivered. While iOS 7 looks set to be the biggest change in the company's mobile offering since the original iPhone, OS X Mavericks teased the latest refinements to Apple's desktop platform. Not so flashy as iOS 7, perhaps, or as sweeping in its changes, but no less important as Apple continues to join together the dots between its platforms. Mavericks is still a work-in-progress, but Apple provided us with a recent build of the new OS X to get to grips with the highlights - and pick out the key changes - ahead of its full release this fall. Already, there are signs that Mavericks will be another must-have OS X upgrade; read on as we get to grips with the new heart of Mac.

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Apple’s Mac Pro 2013 and the Form vs. Function War

Apple’s Mac Pro 2013 and the Form vs. Function War

We're about to see another of Apple's big experiments, and this time it's pro-users who are under the microscope. The test machine: the Mac Pro 2013. The question: just how important is upgrade-potential for so-called professional users, can fast external devices coax approval out of that audience, and will the offbeat design of the new high-end Mac convince us that power needn't be contained in a huge desktop?

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Thank you, Apple. You’ve outdone yourself on the Mac Pro 2013

Thank you, Apple. You’ve outdone yourself on the Mac Pro 2013

I’m a complainer. I know it. My family knows it. And anyone who has read my repeated diatribes here on SlashGear knows it. I don’t like products that I feel could be better. And I can’t stand when companies seem to ignore the consumer’s plea for enhancements.

That’s precisely the way I felt everytime I even looked at the Mac Pro I’m writing this on now. I felt that Apple has ignored my pleas for a better desktop for years, and it seemed as if the company didn’t care. The Mac Pro was an afterthought, I believed, and there was not a single thing I could do about it.

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Barnes & Noble NOOK app for PC and Mac discontinued

Barnes & Noble NOOK app for PC and Mac discontinued

Barnes & Noble's NOOK business has been mediocre at best, mostly due to stiff competition from Amazon and its Kindle business. In what looks to be an effort to put more focus on mobile devices and reading on the go, Barnes & Noble has quietly discontinued its native app for both Windows and Mac (except Windows 8, pictured below), redirecting users to the web app instead.

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