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Retina MacBook and Air units get first software update

Retina MacBook and Air units get first software update

Apple has released a software update for 2012 MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs that fixes some issues with increased CPU power usage. Of course, we're still not entirely clear what is causing the CPU to use more power than it should in some cases (and Apple apparently isn't interested elaborating), but whatever the issue was, it's been fixed. The software update also "improves compatibility with some USB devices" in addition to fixing the CPU power problems.

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Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch appears in Geekbench

Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch appears in Geekbench

This afternoon several benchmarks have appeared in the greater archives of Geekbench (a system we also use for computer reviews) which show a brand new Apple MacBook Pro with 13-inch Retina display. This is different from the current model 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display we've already reviewed in that, one, of course it has a different size display, and two, that it has a significantly lower score in Geekbench than we got - a total of 7806 compared to our 15-incher's 12970. Of course it's all relative, and the important part is the fact that this device may well exist.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: July 7, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: July 7, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. It's the end of a holiday week, but there was plenty of news still trickling through the tech news grapevine, so let's see what made headlines this week. To start – iOS app DRM error rectified by Apple. And moving right along, some major Android news – Android Candy Cane teased by Google. And in the world of gaming, here’s something – Halo 4 multiplayer requirements skyrocket.

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iPad reportedly getting hardware tweaks but no new model

iPad reportedly getting hardware tweaks but no new model

In a relatively unheard of - or unspoken of move, at least, on Apple's part, the iPad has been reported as making some changes to the current hardware that makes up the iPad 3. This 3rd generation iPad (with Retina display) will supposedly be getting a slightly thinner chassis as well as a lighter design overall. It will also be getting a larger camera lens hole, though no word has been spread quite yet on if the actual camera will be affected.

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Does an iPad Mini add up, Retina style?

Does an iPad Mini add up, Retina style?

Apple's iPad Mini is the rumor that refuses to die, with several high-profile sites lending their support to speculation that a "tweener" iOS tablet is indeed in the pipeline. Such a slate would presumably instantly help Apple better compete with the Kindle Fire juggernaut, as well as the freshly announced Nexus 7, but that's assuming it can keep up its end of the bargain. Namely, does Apple - and its suppliers - have the technical capabilities to deliver a screen good enough to bear the Retina Display branding?

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Happy 4th July from SlashGear!

Happy 4th July from SlashGear!

If you're one of our US readers then you'll probably already know that today is Independence Day. We'd like to wish all of our readers a happy 4th July, and we hope that you'll be able to spend some time with family and loved ones and maybe even find a spare moment to throw some food onto the grill.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 3, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 3, 2012

Happy Tuesday, everyone. It's not just any Tuesday, of course. Hopefully you've got amazing plans for the 4th of July, but until then, let's get you what you need to know in the world of tech today. For starters - Galaxy S III hits Verizon on July 10. And in other interesting mobile stuff - Qualcomm Yagatta platform hands-on. And in the world of gaming, here's something - Halo 4 multiplayer requirements skyrocket.

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MacBook Pro 2012 family gets price slash at Best Buy

MacBook Pro 2012 family gets price slash at Best Buy

It's certainly not due to low demand that Best Buy has suddenly cut off bits of the price for several Apple MacBook products here in the summer of 2012. The first of these discounts is from the massively powerful MacBook Pro with Retina display, tricked out with 8GB of memory and a 512GB solid-state drive - where normally it'd be $2,799.99, it's now been cut to $2,659.99, that being a $140 USD discount. But why is it such a big deal that Apple products are discounted when essentially every other manufacturer discounts products such as these all the time?

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