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.
With a week to go before Amazon holds a media event, the e-tailer has announced its best-selling Kindle Fire is now sold out -- which certainly sounds more like "we stopped making them because a new model is coming" to us. While that seven-inch slate was quite nice a year ago, Google's Nexus 7 has pretty much made many of us forget all about the Kindle Fire, so Amazon is going to have to pull a real rabbit out of its hat to wow us once again. In the meantime, let's get caught up with the day's news for this Thursday, August 30, 2012.
Although the latest version won't be available to the public until next week, Parallels has announced the immediate availability of Parallels Desktop 8 for existing users as a $49.99 upgrade from the company's website.