The Monday following any holiday break is generally a less productive one as all of us attempt to get back into their normal weekday rituals, and yesterday was no exception. We found Cyber Monday a bit lacking this year, but hopefully you picked up something cool to shake the doldrums. If not, maybe our quick recap of the day's events will get your work week off to a better start...
If you're the super-protective type of person, this week is all about catering to your needs. We've got iPhone 5 cases by the score and there are tons and tons of protective options that will cradle your baby like it was a baby. Get the droppies, regularly? Not so much of a problem with cases like these and they're crazy good prices.
We're still waiting for that Retina Display-enabled Adobe Photoshop update, but the company is inching a bit closer with the availability of a release candidate for Adobe Lightroom that adds this coveted feature.
One of the iPad mini's chief criticisms--if not its only one--is its lack of a retina display. To many of who own a post-3GS iPhone or post-third generation iPod touch, new or newer iPad, or one of the two top-of-the-line MacBook Pro models, the difference is immediately noticeable. No matter how stunning the iPad mini is, the 1024x768 screen is a noticeable drawback.
If you really want to get the most out of your Mac, third-party utilities such as Default Folder X can make that happen. And if you happen to be running OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2, you definitely need their latest update.
Hard to believe, but the month of October is rapidly drawing to a close. We've likely seen the last of Apple's 2012 product announcements this week, and with less than a week of this Halloween month left on the calendar, that means iTunes 11 -- which was a total no-show at Apple's Tuesday event -- should be popping up on the radar soon. In the meantime, kick back and catch up on some stories you might have missed yesterday, won't you?
We don't even want to think about how many quarters we pumped into the arcade version of Zaxxon back in the early '80s, but 30 years later, SEGA has a sequel you can own for only four of those plays back in the day.
Microsoft announced that Office for Mac 2011 now supports the 15-inch MacBook Pro's Retina display. Office for Mac 2011, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, should now look crisp and clear, rather than poorly optimized as it had appeared before the update. The update also fixes a few bugs that cropped up for users who updated to Mountain Lion, including issues related to the search feature in Outlook.
Since the debut of OS X Mountain Lion, Growl users have been waiting patiently for an upgrade to their favorite notification software, which promises to integrate tightly with Notification Center. Judging from a new blog post, we won't have long to wait.
Adobe is on a tear this week, adding Retina Display support to its Photoshop Touch app for the iPad and now the Creative Suite 6 version of Premiere Pro as well, which also adds support for the latest MacBook Pro GPU.