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Time, patience and a taste for danger demanded for DIY Retina MacBook Pro fixes

Time, patience and a taste for danger demanded for DIY Retina MacBook Pro fixes

Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display was strongly criticized from some quarters for its resilience to DIY-repair, but new unofficial guides suggest it's more a case of how determined you are to complete your own tweaks. iFixit has pushed out a fifteen-part tutorial for removing and replacing different elements of the flagship Apple notebook, with the pinnacle of difficult probably being switching out the battery.

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Apple cheapest MacBook Pro with Retina adds CPU and storage options

Apple cheapest MacBook Pro with Retina adds CPU and storage options

Apple has increased the customization options for its MacBook Pro with Retina Display, now allowing the entry-level model to be tweaked with difference processors and storage. Originally, the $2,199 "base-spec" Retina MacBook Pro was fixed to a specific chip - the 2.3GHz quadcore Core i7 - and 256GB of SSD storage, with only flexibility in how much RAM was included. Now, though, Apple has opened things up for more options.

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Google Chrome 21 stable download for Retina MacBook Pro released

Google Chrome 21 stable download for Retina MacBook Pro released

This week the folks at Google are bringing on the version of Google's Chrome web browser that MacBook Pro with Retina display users have been waiting for. This version is ready in a fully prepared downloadable and stable release for you to grab right this instant. With this release, also known as Chrome 21, you'll find clarity in your display like you've never seen from Chrome before - because quite simply, it wasn't prepared for the jump - now it certainly is.

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Apple Power Nap hits 2011/2012 MacBook Air; Retina MBP “coming soon”

Apple Power Nap hits 2011/2012 MacBook Air; Retina MBP “coming soon”

Apple has released updates for the MacBook Air preparing the ultraportable for the new Power Nap feature of Mountain Lion, with the promise of a MacBook Pro Retina update in the pipeline. The System Management Controller (SMC) updates tweak the mid-2011 and 2012 MacBook Airs to support the new functionality, which allows them to silently power on while not in use and update software, check for new mail, synchronize media and make Time Machine backups, among other things.

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OS X Mountain Lion up-to-date program seeing early evolution pains

OS X Mountain Lion up-to-date program seeing early evolution pains

This morning is the first in which users with Mac computers are able to download Apple's OS X Mountain Lion operating system - and right off the bat there have been a couple of minor incidents you should be aware of. Apple's up-to-date program allows anyone who purchased a new Mac on or after June 11, 2012, to receive a free upgrade to the newest operating system. Early problems have included redemption codes not functioning correctly and users in general not understanding the connection between the redemption codes and the free nature of the upgrade.

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Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch and new iMac tipped for September

Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch and new iMac tipped for September

The month of September may very well be one of some blockbuster releases for Apple, with a brand new iMac and the 13-inch version of the Retina MacBook Pro prepped for release alongside rumored mobile devices galore. This tip comes from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who speaks with Appleinsider on how two benchmarks as well as predictions linked to previous launch times of Mac products leads him to trust that the two mentioned computers will be popping up very soon. Apple has just this week begun to reduce the shipping time for the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display after weeks of it being on the market - time to ramp up sales once again!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 23, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 23, 2012

This morning it's a time of easing - but perhaps before the storm, if you know what I mean. It appears that you'll be able to order a MacBook Pro with Retina Display with delivery inside two weeks. On the other hand, the Google Nexus 7 is all but sold out across the whole entire earth! The Canon EOS M is up for pre-order and supplies are already racking up short. There's a transparent Nintendo 3DS XL out there somewhere on the planet, but the company isn't budging on sales.

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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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Parallels Desktop 7 and Parallels Mobile updated to support Retina Display

Parallels Desktop 7 and Parallels Mobile updated to support Retina Display

Parallels has announced that its Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac and Parallels Mobile software has been updated to support Apple's Retina Display on the latest MacBook Pros and the new iPad. This, of course, allows users to take advantage one of the more impressive features found on new Mac products while running a different operating system. In an effort to build some hype around this latest update, Parallels has released a video of the program running with Retina Display, which you can catch after the jump.

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