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European Debate

The European debate: Do you know your EU rights?

We all benefit from EU citizens’ rights — which range from the right to work in Europe to ensuring our beaches are clean — yet few of us are aware of all of them. Ahead of a Citizens’ Dialogue event in London — a public meeting with European Commission vice-president Viviane Reding — Niki Chesworth looks at what every well-informed Brit needs to know

Apple Mac at 30: How Steve Jobs launched a revolution in home

"I don't know a single person who watches the Super Bowl," said a worried Steve Jobs, then just 28 years old. The event he was referring to commanded a television audience of more than 80 million at the time, but Jobs' nervousness at the prospect of Apple spending $1.6m (£1m) to secure two 60-second TV ad slots during the game was understandable. After all, the kind of computers that Apple manufactured just didn't belong in the home of the average football fan; its pioneering Lisa machine was priced at an eye-watering $10,000, the equivalent to more than $23,000 (£14,000) today.