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Lightroom Adds HiDPI Support For Retina MacBook Pros

An example of HiDPI mode in Mountain Lion

Adobe has made available a new RC (release candidate) version of Lightroom, numbered v.4.3. On its own, this is clearly not worth an entire blog post, or even a tweet. But there’s one new feature that you Retina MacBook Pro owners might be interested in: HiDPI support.

In addition to the obligatory new lineup of supported cameras (listed below) Lightroom “now supports  [Read More…]

Apple Releases Software Update Recommended For All June 2012 MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros

Download it now.

Apple has released a software update that’s recommended for all MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros released in June 2012 — including the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. In addition to graphics performance and reliability enhancements, the update promises to improve compatibility with some USB devices.

It’s available to download now via the Mac App Store, and it weighs in at just over 127MB. You’ll need to restart your Mac to install it  [Read More…]

Retina MacBook Pro’s Gold Standard Rating Is Proof EPEAT Means Nothing

Tearing down the Retina MacBook Pro is like trying to dismantle an atomic bomb.

iFixit called the the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display the “least repairable” laptop ever made, and for good reason. Apple’s super-strong glue, soldering, and proprietary screws make it impossible to replace the battery, upgrade RAM, swap the circuit boards, etc. That’s why Apple originally withdrew its products from EPEAT, the American standard for eco-friendly consumer electronics. After  [Read More…]

A Jailbreaker’s Perspective On The Pros And Cons Of Developing For The App Store Vs. Cydia [JailbreakCon]

The iOS App Store has seen unprecedented success since its launch in 2008. Apple undoubtedly boasts the largest and most vibrant app ecosystem in existence, but the App Store’s success has come at a cost.

Apple’s ‘walled garden’ approach gives the company complete control over which apps are published in the App Store. If an app doesn’t follow Apple’s playbook, it doesn’t get in. You may work for months and months  [Read More…]

Retina iMacs Have Been Delayed Because Of Production Problems, But 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pros Arrive In Next Month [Rumor]

The always sketechy Digitimes has a new report out, and as usual, douse your taste buds with brine, because they say that a Retina Display iMac was supposed to debut this month, but has been delayed because of production problems. They also say the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro wil be out by October.

According to the spottily correct Asian newspaper, Apple has started mass shipping new iMacs and 13-inch Retina  [Read More…]

Apple Suppliers Now Shipping 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pros, Refreshed iMacs [Report]

Waiting for its little brother? The wait could soon be over.

Itching to get a Retina Mac, but worried the 15-inch MacBook Pro is too big? Well you may not have to wait too long for the 13-inch model. According to one report, Apple’s suppliers have already begun shipping the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, and refreshed iMacs ahead of their launch in the coming months.

DigiTimes reports that the new machines will  [Read More…]

Unlike Most Workers, Working At Home Via iPhone Or iPad Improves The Work/Life Balance Of IT Pros

The iPhone and iPad are top mobile tools for IT pros and help them maintain work/life balance.

A handful of studies recently have looked at the impact of the iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices used for both work and personal pursuits is having on the work/life balance for professionals across a range of industries. One recent study showed mobile devices have contributed to the average American working seven hours each week,  [Read More…]

This Is What 100 Brand New MacBook Pros Look Like

100 MacBook Pro's from Kent College

Ever wondered what it would look like if you ordered 100 MacBook Pro’s? Now you know.

These neatly arranged boxes aren’t from the living room of some eccentric Howard Hughes-esque Mac fan though, they’re Kent College’s fresh batch of MacBooks for the incoming student cohort this Fall. Each new student there gets a 13″ MacBook Pro with 2.5GHz Core i5, 4GB of RAM, and a  [Read More…]

Education IT Pros Petition Apple To Fix Bonjour

IT Pros like the idea of Bonjour, AirPlay, and AirPrint, but feel they don’t fit will on college campuses.

An online petition has been created to try to convince Apple to make changes to its Bonjour network discovery service and related technologies including AirPlay and AirPrint. The petition is asking Apple to redesign Bonjour and other services to deliver a better fit with education and enterprise networks. It was started by Lee  [Read More…]

Apple Begins Offering Mountain Lion Training And Certification Options For IT Pros

Following the launch of Mountain Lion, Apple has started rolling out Mountain Lion IT certifications.

Apple has launched its first Mountain Lion training guide and certification for IT professionals. The certification is the Mountain Lion edition of the Apple Certified Associate – Mac Integration certification, which can be viewed as the introductory Mac IT certification.

Apple began offering the certification following last year’s launch of Lion. Unlike Apple’s other certification options, Apple  [Read More…]