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5 logo secrets that never get old

It's impossible to escape seeing logos everywhere you go, but some of the most iconic brand emblems have a little more to them than meets the eye. And as we love a good 'logo secret', we've assembled some of our favourites for you, so you can get your fix all in one place (you're welcome).
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Take a tour of every MacOS since 1984

Apple's Mac computers are known for their beautiful external design and powerful hardware, but one of the most visible constants that's accompanied them over the decades is the operating system, and it's been with us for an incredible 38 years. MacOS has evolved dramatically since the release of the first Mac back in January 1984, and now Nobel Tech's made a wonderfully nostalgic video that shows just how far it's come with a visual tour of the system over the years.
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Apple M3 chip: everything we know so far

All eyes are turning to the Apple M3 chip, which is expected to be the next generation of silicon from the Cupertino tech giant. Yes, we're still waiting on the next month's release of the first devices with the M2. But considering how long the development process takes, we're fairly confident that the M3 is already in testing, even if we're still due an M2 Pro M2 Max and M2 Ultra first.

I need this hip-hop album poster on my wall

I'm a massive hip-hop fan. So when I saw that Dorothy has transformed the most famous hip-hop albums into a brilliant poster design, it's safe to say I was excited. From electronic music to classic literature, the studio has form giving iconic designs a new lease of life, and the latest hip-hop release is one of my favourite poster designs by far. This print features everyone from Outkast to MFDoom in chronological order of release – so it really is the perfect gift for any hip-hop fan out there (yes, that was a hint).

"Alexa, speak to me like grandma"

Another day, another terrifying step towards the kind of dystopian future predicted by science fiction. We're not yet at the stage where we can bring back the dead as androids, but Amazon has developed the ability to bring back their voices. And it's a feature that could be coming to Alexa.

We just got the biggest hint yet that Apple Glass is coming

We've been waiting for confirmation of Apple's rumoured VR headset for so long now we'd almost decided to give up (okay, not really). While rumours surface every now and then, nothing concrete has ever been released by Apple. But it seems that's finally changing, as CEO Tim Cook has weighed in with a comment that's very encouraging indeed.

Amazon Prime Day Apple deals 2022: expect savings on iPads, MacBooks and more!

All you need to know about Amazon Prime Day Apple deals, including MacBook and iPad Prime Day discounts. It will soon be time to start hunting Amazon Prime Day Apple deals, and this page is designed to make things easier for you. Amazon Prime Day is always a good chance to save some cash on tech, and Apple products are luckily often included in the sale. In this guide, we'll tell you everything you need to know about the sale event to and help you find the best Amazon Prime Day Apple deals, so you don't have to spend your time scrolling Amazon in search of the best offers.

The best MacBook Pro 14-inch prices in June 2022

MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) Check Price (opens in new tab) The MacBook Pro 14-inch came out in 2021, alongside it's bigger 16-inch sibling, to much esteem. Boasting Apple's M1 Pro and M1 Max chips (an improvement to the already popular M1 chip), the 14-inch Pro has pretty much retained its retail price since then, but has enjoyed the odd price drop here are there.

How we test software

Creative Bloq's software reviews aim to consider all the pertinent elements that make up a great creative software package. From the latest video editing software to the ideal options for photo editing or designing a logo, we get into the details to offer a meticulous breakdown of all the best competitive software options out there, considering elements such as new features, the interface, price and more.

This Obi-Wan Kenobi poster gave me chills

It's been an exciting few years for the Star Wars fanbase with the release of The Mandalorian, The Book Of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi (not to mention the Andor series set to release in August). And on top of all this, Disney has been treating to us to some awesome posters – like this Obi-Wan Kenobi finale poster design.

The best Brother ScanNCut machines in 2022: which ScanNCut is best for you?

Brother ScanNCut craft machines enable you to make cards, quilts, and more. But which ScanNCut is best for you?. The Brother ScanNCut craft machines are a unique product of its kind, and are popular amongst all kinds of crafters. Original models started with 'CM' in some countries, and there has since been a lot of changes and upgrades to models. The SDX range has Auto Blade technology, so the machine works out what material is being used, and cuts accordingly – saving a lot of hassle and fuss!

3 ways Huawei's powerful new tablet will unleash your creativity

What are you looking for in your next tablet? As a creative, you’re likely to have a list of can’t-live-without features ranging from a gorgeous display to an incredible stylus – but finding one that does it all is a big ask. Enter Huawei’s latest offering: the MatePad 11. This powerful, premium tablet ticks all the creative boxes and connects seamlessly across multiple devices. It really is a strong contender for your next upgrade.

Stunning new Batman logo revealed by DC Comics

A new logo has been designed for Detective Comics' new Batman series, with a glorious cover design to go alongside it. Created in celebration of a brand-new creative team at DC, the designs reflect the upcoming story arc, which is titled 'Gotham Nocturne' and is based on gothic opera and music.

eBay buys NFT marketplace KnownOrigin, but what does it mean?

Major retail platforms have danced around NFTs for the last year. The likes of Epic Games Store have offered mixed signals, but not so eBay. Today it's taken the leap and bought one of the biggest and most respected NFT marketplaces around. And its undisclosed offer for KnownOrigin is sending ripples through the metaverse.

X4 Executive leather chair review

X-Chair offers four iterations of ultimately the same chair, with an abundance of options, including different materials such as memory foam. In its fourth iteration, the X4 Executive leather chair provides deep comfort and exceptional support and is very adjustable. We're not 100% convinced by all the options, such as the massage and heating features, but for an ergonomic chair, this is close to perfect.

I don't understand this optical illusion

Ah, optical illusions. The brain-frazzlers never get old, do they? Whether you're into rotating horses or levitating boats, there are so many weird and wonderful illusions out there to trick your eyes – and today's mind-boggling find is no exception. Tiktoker Pasillusion has shared a perplexing video of a...

Canon EOS R5 review

The Canon EOS R5 remains the best Canon camera for most uses, and one of the best stills cameras full stop. Two years after release, it's proved to be everything the professional workhorse we'd hoped for thanks to superb autofocus, super rapid burst shooting and the added bonus of up to 8K video. If you’re looking for a camera for video specifically, this isn’t it, due to the recording limits at higher resolutions, but it’s one of the best for stills and hybrid shooters who want occasional video, and particularly for sports and wildlife photographers.