Just ahead of next week's WWDC, Intel today announced the release of its latest brand of processors, which have been known as "Haswell" in the rumors bandied about over the past few months. According to Intel, the new processors allow for a 50 percent improvement in battery life for notebooks--the largest "ever achieved by Intel"--in addition to providing a graphical experience that's twice as powerful as those offered by their predecessors. The new processors are expected to feature prominently in Apple's anticipated Mac reveals at WWDC.
Who wouldn't want to get their hands on a luscious 4K desktop monitor capable of displaying 3840 x 2160 pixels? It's coming to the U.S. later this month, but that Retina MacBook may not be a perfect companion quite yet.
Aside from some rumblings of a big Yahoo! deal (we'll get into that shortly), it was a relatively quiet, low-key weekend for the tech world. Temperatures are starting to rise as summer fast approaches, but news on the Apple front should really heat up with WWDC in early June. In the meantime, let's reflect on how Intel let the iPhone slip through its fingers and catch up on some Mac updates...
Tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Intel offer employment to large numbers of Americans. But according to statements from all three organizations, each feels bans on same-sex marriage in some states are hindering recruiting and employee morale. The group, which also includes financial firm Morgan Stanley, is planning to ask the Supreme Court to enforce marriage equality nationwide.
Did you hear the one about MySpace coming back from the grave? No, seriously… it actually relaunched this week, stop laughing! If you've already rejoined the onetime social networking giant and are bored to tears, here are five quick news items from the last 24 hours, all of which are probably more interesting... unless you like Justin Timberlake, maybe...
When the new Mac mini started shipping recently, a number of users described a strange screen flickering issue. The problem is associated with the use of an HDMI connection, and appears connected to the Intel HD 4000 graphics card. According to a new forum post, Intel is well-aware of the concern, and is working to provide a fix.
Two more days until the smell of turkey will be wafting across the homes of many U.S. readers on Thanksgiving Day, followed by the insanity of Black Friday the following day. If the thought of family coming to visit is just too much to bear, why not take a brief time-out and catch up on news you might have missed on Monday?
You know that rumor about Apple creating its own proprietary processors for the Mac? Yeah, that one--well, it's back. As iOS devices continue to claim more and more of the computing market, Cupertino may be interested in using its own ARM chips in upcoming Mac models.