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Twitter has updated its Mac app with several improvements that users can take advantage of now. The app has been updated to include support for Retina displays on the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros, and users will be greeted with improved photo sharing and uploading features, as well as support for 14 more languages. With
Twitter’s showing off an updated version of its Mac app today, featuring a number of key fixes, including improvements to photo sharing and a slew of new languages. On the image side of things, you can now share a photo by clicking on the camera icon in the tweet composing module, or just do it the old fashioned way by dragging pictures from your desktop. Also new in this version is support for Macs with retina displays and a total of 14 new languages, including Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese and Turkish. Interested parties can download the update via the source link below.
Via: Twitter Blog
Apple has been weaning app developers away from UDID and its privacy concerns for more than a year, but it looks like the company’s about to put its foot down — and up the hardware support requirements in the process. As of May 1st, the company will stop accepting new app submissions that demand a UDID to single out individual devices; creators will have to use the ad and vendor identifiers that came with iOS 6. They’ll also have to develop apps for Retina displays as a matter of course, including the taller iPhone 5 screen. We can’t imagine that the news will please those who have a need for legacy UDID support, or can’t easily update a long-serving app for Retina screens, but Apple clearly feels it’s time to move on.
We can’t say we’re exactly surprised to see Apple’s next-generation MacBook Pro show up on the company’s “Certified Refurbished” online store — still, it’s good news for folks looking to save a little cash while getting a taste of Retina MBP straight from the source. Currently, Apple is only offering the 15-inch model (with a 2.3GHz, quad-core i7 CPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD) for $ 1,869, making it about $ 330 less than its non-refurbished counterpart — of course, that premium price tag also includes the accustomed one-year manufacturer’s warranty, which is a good security blanket to have when shelling out this much capital. As is usually the case with Cupertino’s rejuvenated goods, though, supplies may be somewhat limited, so now could be a great time to jump on the MacBook Pro with Retina display bandwagon.
Many will bristle at the implication, but as the MacBook Air inspired the Ultrabook, mainstream laptops will likely seek to ape the Retina Display MacBook Pro, sorry, MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The clunky name aside, it seems that the next generation of devices will ditch disc drives and Ethernet ports in favor of pixel-dense displays and reduced weight. But did Jonathan Ive’s trash can get too full? If you’ve been using one, do you still ache for those phantom limbs, or is it peaceful on that side of the river? Folks, for the last time this year, we’re inviting you to share your thoughts and feelings on how you’d change the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, and from all of us, have a Happy New Year.
You waited this long, you might as well go big: Apple’s smaller 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is a very worthy sequel to the 15-inch variety released this past summer, and while it will still strain the average buyer’s budget, it definitely won’t inspire any buyer’s remorse.
Can a single company produce too many Android tablets? Archos surely doesn’t think so. Earlier today, the French electronics maker unveiled its awkwardly named 97 Titanium HD. Aside from a kooky moniker, the company’s forthcoming slab features a 9.7-inch 2,048 x 1,536 IPS display, a 1.6GHz dual-core A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD support (up to 64GB), a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Absent from today’s big reveal were details about price and availability. While its Retina-like display sounds promising, the device’s other specs scream budget-friendly. In the meantime, we’ll reserve our excitement until Archos tells us how much this thing actually costs.
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An anonymous reader writes “For the first time, blind people could read street signs with a device that translates letters into Braille and beams the results directly onto a person’s eye.” According to the article, “In a trial conducted on a single patient who already used the [predecessor] device, the person was able to correctly read Braille letters up to 89 percent of the time, and most of the inaccuracy appeared when the participant misread a single letter. The user was able to read one word a second.”
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Consumers’ relentless demand for better user experiences helps create the technology that drives high-performance computing forward.
Earlier this week, the “Titan” supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee was named the fastest supercomputer on earth. It was able to perform nearly 18 quadrillion floating-point calculations per second in the LINPACK benchmark (the high-performance computing industry’s standard “speedometer”) by accelerating its 560,640 CPUs with graphics processing units from NVIDIA. Intriguingly, this same “Kepler” GPU architecture also provides the graphics horsepower for Retina screens on the new Macbook Pro. This isn’t a coincidence. Without ordinary consumers’ relentless desire for next-generation user experiences — sharper screens for their laptops, better graphics for their games, longer-lasting batteries for their mobile devices — scientific supercomputing would be kind of screwed.
Other World Computing has announced the first SSD drive for the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, which Apple recently unveiled. The Aura Pro is a 480GB high-performance solid state drive for those brave enough to crack open their MacBook and do a bit of tinkering. Additional capacities will be announced next month. The Retina MacBook Pro
Apple finally gave ambitious road-warriors with excellent vision the Retina MacBook Pro they’d been demanding, a 13-inch model to join the existing 15-inch Pro at the pinnacle of the company’s mobile range. Promising the same eye-watering visuals with the sort of processing power the Pro line-up is known for, the 13-inch version also makes some
Apple announced the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina at its event on Tuesday, and now its released the first TV commercial. Aired during “Modern Family,” the 31 second advertisement features a slowly rotating Retina MacBook Pro and the tagline “For the pro in us all.” The commercial is titled “Colors.” “Introducing the new 13-inch
You’re probably saying to yourself, “didn’t Skype just get a Windows 8-friendly refresh?” Why yes, yes it did. But Skype 6.0 here isn’t limited to Windows RT slates, instead it’s designed for more traditional Windows systems and even has a similarly numbered OS X counter part. There’s a number of notable changes here, including the ability to sign in directly with your Facebook or Microsoft account. (If you’ve got a Live Messenger, Hotmail or Outlook.com account, then you’ve got a Microsoft account.) The most visible changes, however, will be the “flattened” Don’t-call-it-Metro-friendly UI on Windows and the addition of Retina display support on OS X. There’s a few other minor changes, including some additional localizations, which you can read about at the source. And heck, since you’re already there, might as well download Skype too.
Apple’s Oct. 23rd event roundup: iPad mini, 4th gen iPad, new iMac, 13-inch MBP with Retina Display and more
Apple teased that it had “a little more to show” us prior to today’s San Francisco event, but it’s clear now that the phrasing was humble at best. Not only has the much-anticipated, rumored and leaked 7.9-inch iPad mini been officially revealed, but so has a smattering of new and refreshed offerings across its range of gizmos. The standard iPad is seeing its fastest refresh yet (about six months) to a Lighting port and A6X-packing fourth-generation model, and the iMac has ditched its optical drive to go Air-thin in its Ivy Bridge-driven seventh-generation. Mobile power users should be especially be pleased, too, as a 13-inch variant of the MacBook Pro with a 2,560 x 1,600 Retina Display is now a reality. Lest we forgot that the iBooks app and iBooks Author have both been updated — right on cue with that book-like iPad Mini. Hop past the break for a full listing of all the news and all of our on-scene coverage that came out of today’s event.
I already shared first impressions of a lot of Apple’s new products, but we’ve also got video from the time we spent with the iPad mini and the Retina MacBook Pro. Watching these things in action provides an entirely different perspective compared to reading about them or looking at static pictures, and seeing the iPad mini do its thing really does a better job of conveying the value of the device.
It’s the ultraportable road warriors have been begging for, and Apple has finally delivered: after the barnstorming 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina, now there’s a 13-inch counterpart. Freshly announced today, and falling under our eager fingers straight after Apple’s San Jose launch event, the new notebook follows the successful route of its bigger brother. Gone
The Apple event taking place this week on the 23rd of October has had several of its supposed presentations spilled here in advance of the date with the iPad mini and a refreshed iPad with Retina display pricing included. It’s no surprise that the event will indeed be showing off the new iPad mini, but
13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display reportedly seen with 2,560 x 1,600 LCD, dual Thunderbolt ports
We hope you didn’t want Apple’s little event next week to be a complete surprise. After promises of extra details for a prior leak, a WeiPhone forum goer has returned with photos of what’s supposed to be the active screen and ports of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display that might be on stage come October 23rd. If this is what we get alongside the similarly unofficial miniature iPad, we’ll take it. The possible leak shows a 2,560 x 1,600 LCD (four times higher in resolution than the existing MacBook Pro) and, importantly, no sacrifices in expansion versus the 15-inch Retina model — there’s still the dual Thunderbolt ports and HDMI video that shipped with this system’s bigger brother. Vital details like the performance and price are left out, so there’s a few cards left off Apple’s table, but the images hint at what could be a tempting balance between the 15-inch MacBook Pro’s grunt and the MacBook Air’s grace.
Images surfaced on the Chinese website Weiphone showing internal components and ports on what is claimed to be the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. The (mostly very tiny) images show off connection ports along the right and left sides of the laptop, as well as a snapshot of its display, which shows the machine running Windows
Earlier today, we reported that Apple‘s rumored iPad Mini and 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display were getting a delay because of low yields of certain materials needed for the devices. However, while we don’t know much about the status of the iPad Mini, it’s said that the new 13-inch MacBook Pro will still be
Those Chinese manufacturers sure know how to quickly copy what’s available or popular and pump out cheap devices — especially tablets. What we have here is a popular Chinese tablet manufacturer, Cube, showing off their new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean powered tablet that also rocks a “retina” like 9.7-inch display. Cube was the first tablet
Adobe has updated its tablet-friendly version of Photoshop to v1.3, bringing along one change that’ll make new iPad owners very happy indeed. The interface and text have been up-rezzed to support the Retina display and 12-megapixel images, while everyone else can edit pictures of up-to 10-megapixels in size. The company’s also throwing in two new effects — shred and colorize — plus new three-finger gestures to ease navigation and a raft of minor bug fixes. So, come on, let’s see what masterpieces your jam-smeared digits can create.
Samsung normally isn’t shy about showing off its manufacturing prowess, so imagine our surprise to find the company had snuck a super-high-resolution ultrabook onto the IFA show floor. The Samsung Series 9 WQHD ultrabook is billed as a concept right now, but it’s one we’re hoping the Koreans bring to market sooner rather than later:
Screens for Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, the much-rumored high resolution upgrade to the company’s entry-level mainstream notebook, are already in production according to analyst whispers. “The supply chain indications are that it’s for a MacBook Pro 13.3″ NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shin told CNET, rather than for the similarly-sized MacBook Air ultraportable. According
If surface protection for your Retina MacBook Pro is what you’re after, Moshi has the accessories for you – this week announcing both a new palm rest and screen protector for the masses. This set of accessories, the iVisor screen protector and the PalmGuard palm rest protector are set to keep your device looking sharp
We have new evidence that Apple is indeed planning a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, as MacRumors has discovered a new set of Geekbench 2 results for such a machine. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Geekbench results for a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, as benchmarks for a laptop with the
After jumping the hurdles of our review gauntlet, the MacBook Pro with Retina display proved itself as a top-notch machine for the creative professionals it’s geared towards, and anyone willing to pay a premium. Save for a brief bout with Diablo III, our time spent gaming on the hardware was limited. Ever since, we’ve wondered how the Kepler-toting, Ivy Bridge-packing laptop would handle one of our favorite graphics-intensive pastimes. Sure, Apple machines aren’t exactly en vogue when it comes to playing video games, but Cupertino’s ultra-high-resolution Mac simply begs to be put to the test. We loaded up Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro carrying an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1 GB of VRAM, the stock 2.3GHz processor and 16GB of RAM (upgraded from the vanilla 8GB configuration) and put it through its paces to see how it performs.
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WordPress’ Matt Mullenweg just announced that the WordPress.com interface and all the blogs hosted on the site are now optimized for high-density displays like the ones found on Apple’s new iPad and Retina MacBook Pro. Through JetPack 1.6, which also launched today, users with self-hosted WordPress sites can also enable the same functionality.
The arrival of these high dots-per-inch (HiDPI) devices took many developers by surprise and while many Mac apps, for example, have already been optimized for Retina displays, most developers are still playing catch-up. Things are even worse on the Web. As Mullenweg notes, most web sites “don’t have high-resolution equivalents of all their graphics to take advantage of the new screen, so they get “doubled” and look fuzzy, they stand out like a sore thumb.”
Supplies of Apple’s flagship MacBook Pro with Retina Display are easing, after huge demand for the high-resolution notebook pushed shipping times to 3-4 weeks post-launch. Online orders for the MacBook Pro are now shipping in 1-2 weeks according to Apple, though the non-Retina Pro is still turning around orders in 24 hours. It’s still unclear whether