Today in Tech: A peek at iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion

June 12, 2012: 6:00 AM ET

The MacBook Pro gets a Retina Display; the coolest tech from this year's E3 convention. 

Apple announces next-gen MacBook Pro: Retina display, 0.71 inches thin, shipping today for $2,199 [ENGADGET]

It packs a Retina display with a 2880 x 1800 resolution (or 220ppi), and a casing that measures just 0.71-inch thin and weighs 4.46 pounds. In addition to that high resolution, Apple is also promising higher contrast ratios, better viewing angles and reduced glare compared to other laptop displays, and it's updated all of its stock apps to take advantage of those extra pixels, not to mention Aperture and Final Cut Pro.

Apple introduces iOS 6, coming this fall [TECHCRUNCH]

 The days of iOS 6 are upon us, and the platter of 200 new features Apple is serving up is more than enough to make any fanboi's mouth water.

New OS X Mountain Lion details announced: Notification Center, Dictation, new apps and more [BOY GENIUS REPORT]

While OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion includes more than 200 new features, Apple focused on just a few key items when discussing OS X on Monday...

Google outsells, but Apple cultivates loyalty of app developers [THE NEW YORK TIMES]

"Android may have a lead in how many handsets it ships, but it doesn't have a lead in how much money app developers are making from it," said Hadi Partovi, an investor in technology start-ups like Dropbox and a former manager at Microsoft.

The coolest technologies we saw at E3 2012 [VENTUREBEAT]

The most exciting 10 technologies range from platforms such as Epic's Unreal Engine 4, which could be the foundation for a whole generation of games, to the cool facial animation from Quantic Dream that will be used in a single PlayStation 3 exclusive, Beyond: Two Souls. We picked these technologies because they show the innovation that is alive in the industry and because of their ability to delight us.

Return to Sender: Did Shiva Ayyadurai invent email? [BOSTON MAGAZINE]

Ayyadurai — known to everyone as Shiva — has been a Fulbright scholar, a Lemelson-MIT student prize nominee, and the entrepreneurial brains behind seven businesses, including EchoMail, a $200 million company that counted Nike, the U.S. Senate, and the Clinton White House as customers. But his greatest achievement came when he was just 14 and living with his immigrant parents in New Jersey. Back then, toiling away in his spare time, Shiva had invented e-mail, an accomplishment that would, in time, change the course of human communication — a fact not lost on Shiva, whose personal website is called inventorofemail.com.

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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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