As The Beatles very nearly sang: it was 30 years ago today that Steve Jobs taught the world to play. The original Apple Macintosh is "the computer that kick-started the PC revolution" - and it's celebrating the beginning of its fourth decade. We'd love to take the new Mac Pro back in time to see what Steve Jobs would have made of it.
Instead, we've done the next best thing put it under the microscope ourselves. Apple's most powerful PC combines "stellar" design and "incredible" performance in one unbelievably tiny package, and while it's ridiculously over the top for the average user, "wouldn't you just love one?” Could your next car be Apple-powered? With the imminent release of iOS 7.1 - which will also fix the annoying "white screen of death" - we're seeing more clues about how iOS in the car will look and work. The latest iOS 7.1 screenshots "show iOS 7 looking a lot more like a GPS module than previous incarnations," Marc Chacksfield reports.
Last but not least, the year has barely begun and we're already hearing a whole bunch of iPhone 6 rumours: the latest suggests that Apple has decided to make the iPhone 6's screen a significantly larger 4.8 inches. You might recall that the same number was floated before the iPhone 5S turned up, so this might be one of those rumours that works like a stopped clock and comes true eventually. Analysts also predict a 13-inch iPad. Could the Mac Pro and MacBook Pro soon be joined by an iPad Pro? It might be a good idea to start saving up.
It was a December to remember for Microsoft's gaming consoles, according to new research cited by the company. NPD Group figures reveal 908,000 Xbox One units sold last month in the US, making it the best selling gaming gear stateside. Read more
I welcome with open arms the latest thrust in PC gaming [writes James Rivington] - SteamOS and the rise of the Steam Machine. Bringing PC gaming into the living room is a super idea in theory. But SteamOS has been hailed in some circles as the saviour of PC gaming and I take issue with that on two counts. Read more
This year at CES, as well as seeing the latest wireless power products and the next step in wireless charging technology, we also got some good news on getting more users and businesses on board with wireless power - 2014 will definitely be a big year for wireless charging. Read more
We’re offering the chance for one lucky winner to rock out with Ubisoft's Rocksmith 2014 on PS3. If your name is chosen, you’ll get two Les Paul guitars and a copy of the game on PS3, as well as a Rocksmith 2014 goodie bundle. Fancy a shot for this awesome prize? Just click here and answer the relatively straightforward question.
Some retailers are offering hefty discounts on the Wii U, and the best we've found is the Wii U Premium Pack from Argos for £179.99, saving you £120. As well as Nintendo's innovative console with gamepad, the pack includes Nintendo Land.
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