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Retina TVs

Don’t be shocked when the Apple television has a Retina Display as a key feature. Because your eye’s distance from the screen is part of the calculation, a television could fit the “retina” 300ppi minimum requirement easier than most other screens they make.

In fact, they already have more than enough pixels in the existing 24” iMac screen, so it’s just a matter of manufacturing it at 50”, rather than any major technological leaps.

If they do that, it could redefine the “HD” label. To put it in perspective, on a “retina” TV, a Blu-Ray movie (as HD as you can get) would still have the black outline around it like you get with standard-def on today’s HDTVs. (That’s with rough math, but you get the picture.)

That would leave the content as the weak link, but that’s where the existing Apple TV infrastructure could really help complete the package. It would take a while to prepare content at a whole new resolution, but who better than Apple to make that push?

2 years ago

March 28, 2012
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Adobe CS2 to be devoured by OS X Lion

As noted by Adobe, Creative Suite 2 will be devoured by the Lion:

Rosetta support no longer included with Lion

CS2 or earlier versions of Adobe products required Rosetta to run on newer Intel based mac systems. These older versions will no longer be supported as Apple removed Rosetta support with the 10.7 release.

(On the positive side, you’ll enjoy some dramatic improvements when you pay up and jump to the new CS 5.5)

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Giant Windows logo put on new Apple store in broad daylight.

(Source: youtube.com)

3 years ago

June 6, 2011
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iTunes will eventually go away as it morphs into iCloud.
— I’m calling it!

3 years ago

June 6, 2011
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Justin Long (“I’m a Mac” guy) and his hilarious month-long text exchange with a teenage stranger, as told on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

3 years ago

August 18, 2010
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photo After the iOS 4.0.1 software update, my signal icon changed from 5 bars to 4 when I’m at home. Thankfully not a huge change. Anybody else see a big difference?

After the iOS 4.0.1 software update, my signal icon changed from 5 bars to 4 when I’m at home. Thankfully not a huge change. Anybody else see a big difference?

4 years ago

July 16, 2010
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iPhone 3G up and running with iOS 4

Ok, iPhone 3G is back and runs the new iOS 4 great. The initial backup took forever, and it definitely hung up enough to scare me early on. After rebooting the iPhone, it connected fine to the computer, and runs the software as snappy as ever. I’m sure it will fly on the 3GS and 4.

Before you do the upgrade, just be sure you have the time to monitor it. Mine took over an hour total. And don’t forget about the hour after to play with it.

4 years ago

June 21, 2010
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iPhone 3G and new iOS 4

Review #1: My iPhone 3G is absolutely choking on the new software upgrade (iOS 4). I’m also not able to get the device to show in the iTunes sidebar due to an “invalid response” from the phone. Better hold off for now, 3G owners.

4 years ago

June 21, 2010
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iOS 4 download has finally arrived!

Downloading the iOS 4 software upgrade for my iPhone right now. Just released by Apple through iTunes. Happy free upgrade day!

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Easiest Way to Know if You Can Upgrade to iPhone 4

To find out if you are eligible to upgrade to the new iPhone 4 at the special lower prices, just dial *639# and AT&T will text you your upgrade offer. (PS - I’m getting one!)

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link Real multitasking differences in Android and iPhone OS

If you’re in the mood for a long, detailed explanation of how the Android and iPhone operating systems differ, especially in how they handle multitasking, click away

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photo Map of the Apple-Google-Microsoft tech war.Infographic by Shane Snow for this Gizmodo article.
I like the graphic, my only note is that the newly-announced Apple GameCenter isn’t included, which is how Apple will compete directly against xBox Live.
Could the lines themselves have been used to communicate something, like line width to show strength or weakness in a category?

Map of the Apple-Google-Microsoft tech war.
Infographic by Shane Snow for this Gizmodo article.

I like the graphic, my only note is that the newly-announced Apple GameCenter isn’t included, which is how Apple will compete directly against xBox Live.

Could the lines themselves have been used to communicate something, like line width to show strength or weakness in a category?

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link Adobe CS5 Preview Event today at 11am (EST)

Adobe’s first preview of Creative Suite 5 in action. Hopefully they will also address the continuing Apple/iPhone OS 4/Flash problems.

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Polarized Sunglasses and the iPad

I have noticed that, when wearing Polarized sunglasses, you can’t view the iPad’s screen in Vertical/Portrait mode. You can see it fine in all other positions and angles.

The iPhone has a similar effect, but you see it when holding the device at about “2 o’clock.”

It can be somewhat annoying when using the iPad in the car or other outside situation where sunglasses are usually worn.

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