If you're still sitting there trying to figure out if you should move your AT&T family plan to one of the company's Mobile Shared packages next month, now might be a good time to take a break and let your eyes feast upon something else -- you know, like all the juicy tech news making headlines for this mid-week hump day. And hey, look at that -- we happen to have some for you right now on this Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
Doesn't it feel a little bit like the calm before the storm? We pretty much know that OS X Mountain Lion will be arriving on our favorite Mac computer next week unless Apple pulls a rabbit out of its hat later this week, and the tech world is enjoying a somewhat quiet lull otherwise. But that doesn't mean we can't scrounge up some worthy contenders for today's recap, so read on for everything happening this Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
It’s been a month since Apple unveiled its latest batch of goodies at WWDC 2012. In the weeks since then, the internet has been abuzz with the typical flotsam of Mac and iOS device-related rumors that tends to wash ashore in the time between product announcements from Cupertino. Here's just some of them that've been making the rounds.
Although it may not be a household name like Angry Birds, developer Andreas Illiger definitely had a hit on his hands with the iPhone game Tiny Wings. Now, the app has been souped up with a huge 2.0 update, also introducing a new version for the iPad.
We've got a bit of How-To action going on this week, as most newsy stories took their vacation just like lots of staffers all over. So the news was slow as the mercury climbed. So now that you've retreated indoors with the air conditioning, these how-tos might just be the ticket. A little something to keep you occupied.
Before WWDC, conventional wisdom was that Apple would release a 15-inch MacBook Air, and a lot of people hoped Retina displays would make it to the Mac lineup as well. What we got instead was a reimaginging of the MacBook Pro: dramatically thin, less than 4.5 pounds, but still powerful enough to handle whatever you can throw at it -- and with the highest screen revolution of any notebook computer ever built.
Before we all take a mid-week day off here in the United States for eating hamburgers and hot dogs, drinking beer and watching stuff explode in the night sky, the tech world is busy grinding out plenty of news for this lazy Tuesday. And hey, you don't want to miss a single scrap of news, right? Without further ado, let's dive right into today's news for Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
A pair of Mac apps received updates over the weekend, adding high resolution updates for the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display and in the case of the latter, a whole big list of other changes as well.
Early adopters of the new MacBook Pro with Retina display have been complaining of image ghosting issues with the laptop's display at Apple's Community forums. Users are referring to the issue as a screen "burn-in" and the forum threads contain a slew of comments echoing the problem. The issue appears after leaving a bright static image up for awhile and then immediately switching to a dark grey image, with the previous image reporting leaving its trace behind for up to five minutes.