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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 23, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 23, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. Welcome to the last full week of April. It's snowing in the midwest today, but we've got our own snowstorm here - an Ivy Bridge snowstorm. Check out these Ivy Bridge stories for Maingear, CyberPowerPC, and MSI, just to name a few. But if you're not into all that jazz, you might appreciate some business news - Netflix earnings fall though streaming grows. And, watch out - Flashback Trojan infection still going strong.

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Apple’s new iPad Retina display production problems persist

Apple’s new iPad Retina display production problems persist

It looks like Apple is still coping with production problems of its Retina display for the new iPad. According to AppleInsider, who spoke with KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Samsung remains the sole supplier of the Retina display with LG and Sharp still struggling to provide screens that will meet Apple's strict standards.

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Samsung Mobile countdown site points to tomorrow reveal, hints at Retina?

Samsung Mobile countdown site points to tomorrow reveal, hints at Retina?

Apparently there will be big Samsung news unveiled when the calendar hits April 23. The manufacturer has launched a new teaser site with a countdown timer set to expire in the early morning hours of tomorrow, in US time at least. The site is a seemingly nonsensical tgeltaayehxnx.com, but if you put your anagram skills to the test, you can realize that it actually unscrambles to "The Next Galaxy."

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Pixel Qi teases ultra-frugal Retina Display rival

Pixel Qi teases ultra-frugal Retina Display rival

Low-power screen experts Pixel Qi have teased a new iPad matching panel, equalling the Retina Display resolution but delivering "massive power savings" on Apple's technology. "We at Pixel Qi loved the Apple iPad3 screen, but were shocked by the overheating reports and the massive power draw (8Watts?!)" company founder Mary Lou Jepsen observed on the company blog. "We can now announce that we can match or exceed the image quality of the screen in the iPad3."

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Apple Retina iPad advertisements finally cover the United States

Apple Retina iPad advertisements finally cover the United States

You might not have noticed it if your Apple sensor is as normalized as your love for great advertising, but billboards, bus stations, and print ads across the United States have finally switched from iPad 2 to the new iPad for 2012. Have a peek back at our report on when the states were still sticking with iPad 2 advertisements to see the oddity the vast majority of the USA didn't find necessary to notice, then take a peek at a few of the new ads up this week. They've been up for a couple weeks, actually, everywhere from Minneapolis all the way down to San Francisco!

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Intel VP confirms Retina support in Ivy Bridge

Intel VP confirms Retina support in Ivy Bridge

During the Intel Developer Forum yesterday, the company predicted that pixel-dense displays will become mainstream by 2013 in devices ranging from smartphones to desktop computers. Intel's VP and GM of the PC Client Group Kirk Skaugen also revealed that upcoming Ivy Bridge chips are built for Retina display computers, pretty much confirming rumors that next-gen Macs will indeed feature the high-resolution screen.

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New iPad shipments limited by Retina display supply

New iPad shipments limited by Retina display supply

Production of Apple's new iPad has slowed causing some investors to be concerned that demand for the device is dropping off. This is not the case, according to Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu, who says that the new iPad remains high in demand and that the limited production is due to the shortage in Retina displays and the implementation of more sound labor practices following the Fair Labor Association report on Foxconn.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 2, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 2, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. Did you fall for a good prank yesterday or were you the one pranking? Let's start off the week with a review of our post yesterday, April Fools in the tech world 2012 round-up. Okay, onto something that isn't a fake story - Apple working on iOS game controller hardware. And moving on to something for those who maybe aren't huge Apple fans because they can't afford it, Eser tablet presents the $50 Android.

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Facebook app for iPad gets Retina Display upgrade

Facebook app for iPad gets Retina Display upgrade

Facebook for iOS has now joined other apps in supporting the new iPad's Retina Display. An update was released today that brings the app to version 4.1.1, adding several minor improvements and bug fixes for all iOS users. However, those with the third-gen iPad, now get to enjoy a crisp interface with full screen images that take advantage of the high resolution 2,048 x 1,536 display.

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