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While there's nothing transformative here, nor is there anything that will make OS X a drastically unfamiliar experience, and that's a good thing when it comes to the lifeblood of your desktop.

What we have instead are a number of refinements that will make your Mac for the most part easier to use and nicer to look at. Mac OS X Mavericks review

Samsung UE55F9000 review

Samsung UE55F9000

Samsung's first 'affordable' Ultra HD TV blazes into town

Samsung's UE55F9000 is another simply spectacular UHD/4K screen that also happens to bring the high-resolution technology in at more manageable price and size levels than any previous UHD model.

Its slender design delivers an attractive alternative to the bigger look of Sony's 4K TVs, and its Smart TV service is unmatched in terms of the video streaming content on offer.

The UE55F9000 isn't necessarily better than Sony's X9005A 4K models, but it's certainly just as good, simply offering a surprisingly different approach to the undoubted joys of UHD. Samsung UE55F9000 review

iPad air review

Apple iPad Air

Apple's flagship tablet is thinner, lighter and has a new name

It's hard to put into words how much Apple has improved the iPad, offering a stunning level of detail and power with a build quality that's unrivalled. But the reduction in thickness, and especially weight could well ensure that the iPad Air is the finest tablet on the market.

It will always have its detractors, but in the tablet market at least Apple is making no compromises - it's level on price for the most part, and if it had a microSD card slot, then the critics would probably have nothing to say at all. Hands on: Apple iPad Air review

iPad mini 2 review

Apple iPad mini 2

A big step for Apple's next generation of mini tablet

The original iPad mini blew us away, but we were also clear on the improvements we wanted to see, and Apple has taken steps to make the iPad mini 2 with Retina even more attractive.

Faster, prettier and more featured, the new iPad mini is everything we hoped it would be. Although there was nothing that we didn't expect, it should be noted that this is a tablet that ticks every box. Hands on: Apple iPad mini 2 review

Canon EOS 70D review

Canon EOS 70D

It's got a new sensor and a touchscreen and it's awesome!

The announcement of any Canon DSLR usually creates a lot of excitement, but when that camera launches a new sensor with a new pixel count (for the manufacturer) and is aimed at enthusiast photographers, it ups the ante considerably. So naturally there's been quite a buzz surrounding the new Canon EOS 70D, which has a 20.2 million-pixel CMOS sensor coupled with a Digic 5 processor. Canon EOS 70D review

Panasonic DMP BDT230 review

Panasonic DMP-BDT230

Awesome 2D, 3D and upscaling Blu-ray player in a quirky yet speedy interface

In the furore about whether streaming is taking over from optical discs, Panasonic's mid-range Blu-ray player makes a strong case for the survival of hard media. Panasonic DMP-BDT230 review

Medion Erazer X7825 review

Medion Erazer X7825

This laptop's got the gaming grunt but does it have all-round portable prowess?

It's a tricky situation when a laptop does well at its primary purpose but fails horribly elsewhere. Most of the time, storage performance isn't going to have much impact on your gaming experience, though when it does you'll be very annoyed. Medion Erazer X7825 review

Mio MiVue 388 Drive Recorder review

Mio MiVue 388 Drive Recorder

Your last line of on-road defence!

There's a war out there on Britain's roads and it's becoming a case of every man for himself. OK, that's just a teensy bit hyperbolic. But the Mio MiVue 388 drive recorder might just make a difference to your long-term survival - as a fully licenced driver, at least. Mio MiVue 388 review

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