Tech & Gaming

APC August 2019

For people who love technology, APC is unique: it's the world's longest-published monthly tech magazine. Launched in May 1980, we were there when Apple's Macintosh and IBM's PC were born, and have been at the forefront of tech ever since. With a combination of insights, testing and tutorials APC lets you stay up-to-date with tech as it changes the world.

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13 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
it’s a hot war.

Computex is a battleground. It’s where companies fight to make the biggest splash and drown out any noise coming from their competitors. Many different tactics are employed so journos like me can write about what left the strongest impressions, which in turn gets your attention here. In theory. Retail and reseller buyers are there in force, too, and are much fawned upon for the potential wins they can bring. In years when there is no new motherboard chipset Computex is noticeably lower in energy. It is, after all, the annual PC show and Taiwan is home to Asus, Gigabyte, MSI and Asrock. It is true that the heartbeat of the entire show is the motherboard. This year was heaving with X570 activity. There were, I believe, 57 new motherboards launched at Computex…

2 min.
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2 min.
inside apc

APC is Australia’s oldest consumer technology magazine – having been consistently in print for over 35 years, since our first issue way back in May 1980 – and we take that heritage and responsibility very seriously. While our focus is obviously on the personal computer – it’s in our name, after all – the very definition of the PC has changed and shifted markedly since the early 1980s. As such, we touch on many other areas of tech, too, from smartphones and apps to peripherals, accessories, online services and beyond. We have two main goals: to track down the best of modern tech and also to help our readers make the most of it. We’re also an open church in terms of platforms. We know most people aren’t wed to a…

1 min.
windows terminal now available

Microsoft announced during the Build developer conference in May that it was rethinking Windows 10’s command line tool. The new utility, which the company unimaginatively dubbed the Windows Terminal, has now been released as a “very early preview” on the Microsoft Store. The new app features an updated interface with support for custom themes, multiple tabs, and numerous other personalisation options. Because text is such a core part of the app, Microsoft has also included GPU-accelerated text rendering as well as support for multiple fonts and emoji.…

1 min.
apple design head jony ive leaving the company

Apple Chief Design Officer Jonathan “Jony” Ive is leaving Apple later this year. He will start his own design firm, to be called LoveFrom, which will include Apple as a client. “After nearly 30 years and countless projects, I am most proud of the lasting work we have done to create a design team, process and culture at Apple that is without peer,” Ive said in a statement. Ive defined the modern, white minimalist look of the company’s product line, cultivating a style that suggested elite design accompanied by high price tags.…

1 min.
facebook reveals new libra cryptocurrency

Social media giant Facebook has revealed plans to launch a new Libra cryptocurrency as part of its blockchain-powered Calibra digital wallet, with the latter expected to arrive on Messenger and WhatsApp in 2020. Facebook says you’ll be able to send Libra to “almost anyone with a smartphone” quickly and easily, and at a low cost — and the new cryptocurrency can be used for anything from paying for a coffee to riding public transport. While Facebook has promised that Calibra will use verification and anti-fraud processes similar to those currently being used by banks and credit card providers, and that it will be a completely separate subsidiary to Facebook as a social media platform, it isn’t without its critics. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that it was “out…