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.
August in tech is like August in politics: Everyone's just sort of holding their breath. Apple fans are waiting for the news of the next iPhone event and then all the other companies follow and we're off to pre-gaming the holiday season, but for now, it's vacations, it's back to school, and it's how-tos for you.
Your Mac may look nothing like it did back in the '80s, but retro is in and enterprising companies are finding all kinds of ways for us to relive the past. Take for instance the news this week that SimCity is returning to the Mac, or even ThinkGeek's new Padintosh case for the iPad, both which hail from a bygone era. Old or new, we've got something for everyone in today's news recap for Wednesday, August 15, 2012.
If you've seen the pics of the purported next-generation iPhone built from allegedly leaked parts, you probably noticed it looks a whole lot like the iPhone 4/4S. While this may seem to poke at the persistent rumors of a Steve-overseen overhaul of the 5-year-old handset, the idea that Apple needed to ditch its glass-and-metal enclosure to transform the iPhone was always a bit farfetched.