We chart the most important technologies of 2013 – and review the best software, hardware and apps of the year.

Adobe Creative Cloud review

Should you upgrade to get your hands on Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, After Effects CC, Premiere Pro CC, Dreamweaver CC, Flash Pro CC, Edge CC et al, now they’re only available through subscription?

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 2013 review

We take our first look at the Late 2013 revision to the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Bohemian Coding Sketch 2 review

Paul Lloyd, senior visual designer at Brighton-based web agency Clearleft, explains why he's not sad that Adobe has killed Fireworks, as he's already moved onto a much better £30 tool to design site interfaces and elements.

Boston Venom 2401-7T review: the first workstation with Intel's new Xeon E5-2600 V2 chips

We check out the most powerful workstation we've ever seen – and the first to feature Intel Ivy Bridge-based Xeon E5 processors.

Cinema 4D R15 review

CG artist and art director Jean Pichot gives us a (very) in-depth review at the latest version of the popular 3D suite.

Corel Painter X3 review

Painter is the best tool for digital painting available – but is Painter X3 a worthwhile upgrade?

Fujifilm X-M1 review

This beautifully retro camera is infused with both a classic design and modern digital tech to let you capture stunning images.

Sensu Brush iPad paintbrush review

The Sensu Brush is a paintbrush brush that you can use on an iPad as it has metallic particles embedded into its bristles to make it conductive.

The Foundry Nuke 7 review

Robert Nederhorst – who has worked on VFX for films including After Earth, Captain America and Iron Man 2 – takes The Foundry’s upgraded compositor for a spin.

Wacom Cintiq 13HD review

Illustrator Lizzie Mary Cullen spends time with the hottest little creative tool of 2013.