The MacBook Pro gets a Retina Display; the coolest tech from this year's E3 convention.
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.
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.
And in the Apple market, Lion is still trailing two-year-old Snow Leopard
In its final monthly report for 2011, NetApplications offers a window on the shifting fates of the various flavors of Microsoft (MSFT) Windows and Mac OS X that show up at its 40,000 clients' websites.
As a rule, creaky old legacy systems dominate.
Windows XP, which Microsoft introduced in August 2001, is still the single most-present PC operating system, with a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 1, 2012 10:56 AM ET
Free for those who couldn't make it to San Francisco or didn't sign up before they sold out
The 5,200 developers who rushed to register before the $1,599 tickets sold out, flew to San Francisco to be there in person, and stood in lines that snaked around three city blocks say that the conversations that took place in the hallways between sessions were half the reason to attend the Apple (AAPL) MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 24, 2011 11:44 AM ET
Believe it or not, the author of Ed Bott's Microsoft Report is doing Apple a favor
It's easy for Apple (AAPL) aficionados to take umbrage at Ed Bott's recent series on ZDNet about a piece of malware called Mac Defender.
After all, Bott has made a career writing books (more than two dozen), editing magazines (PC Computing and PC World) and writing columns about Microsoft (MSFT) Windows, a family of operating systems MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 2, 2011 8:31 AM ET
No. But there's some bad news rising on the Apple malware front
Let's see if we can handle this one as a Q&A.
Q: Is there a Mac OS X virus loose on the Internet? Technically, no. As far as I know, no Mac OS X virus has ever been detected in the wild. But there are other kinds of Mac malware out there that you should know about.
Q: Like what? The MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 4, 2011 10:44 AM ET
One of the architects of Mac OS X -- and a top Steve Jobs lieutenant -- is out
"I've worked with Steve [Jobs] for 22 years and have had an incredible time developing products at both NeXT and Apple, but at this point, I want to focus less on products and more on science."
Spending more time with science, rather than one's family, is not the usual reason given for MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 23, 2011 11:01 AM ET
Looking for a good video intro to the Mac's new OS? This one's the best we've seen
Anyone who downloaded the first developer release of OS X Lion from Apple (AAPL) last week had presumably signed a nondisclosure agreement promising not to breath a word of it (unless it was something Apple had already revealed on its website, its press release, or the demo Steve Jobs and Craig Federighi gave last MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 1, 2011 5:54 AM ET
Today Apple launched its long-awaited Mac App Store, a desktop version of the popular marketplace that iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad owners already use to download mobile apps.
To access the new App Store, Mac desktop users need to download Mac OS X update 10.6.6. Afterwards, the App store icon appears in your dock, and once you enter and browse, they'll find it works similarly to the iOS app store, asking MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 6, 2011 6:10 PM ET
The two tech giants need to fend off rivals and each other to protect their growing app businesses. So why is the same open standard their weapon of choice?
We've already debunked the mysteries surrounding HTML5 itself -- the pros, cons and progress -- but one pesky question remains. Namely, what do Google and Apple, two companies that obviously thrive off sales and earnings, have to gain by backing a free-for-all MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 6, 2010 4:37 PM ET
Four ways Microsoft will make it increasingly difficult to stick with Windows XP
When Microsoft (MSFT) launches Windows 7 next week, its biggest competitor -- especially in the multi-user enterprises that are its target market -- will not be Linux or Apple's (AAPL) Mac OS X, but Windows XP.
Eight years after its launch, and nearly three years after Microsoft began shipping Windows Vista (its putative successor), XP is still the operating MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 16, 2009 7:05 AM ET
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