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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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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 28, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 28, 2012

Happy Wednesday, everyone. As we wrap up the middle of the week, here's a run-down of what made news today. First off, Verizon's 4G LTE Jetpack hotspot is launching on April 12. In the world of other smartphone platforms, AT&T has confirmed that the Windows Phone Tango update is coming soon. And finally, whether or not it's an iPhone, if you have an Apple product and you live in the US, you are now officially part of the majority. 50% of US households have an Apple device.

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New iPad Hot Five Retina Apps Countdown

New iPad Hot Five Retina Apps Countdown

This week the developers are really coming in hot with the Retina Display-ready applications and games for the new iPad, all of them having had plenty of time to upgrade their wares in the first couple of weeks since the device was released. Though a handful of developers had apps ready and waiting for the dropping of the iPad with its powerful new display, some second-wave heroes, like Rovio in this case, are bringing the fury with intensely well-selling games like Angry Birds: Space HD. Have a peek at this best of the best list and forever hold your pixels!

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New iPad color quality consumes 30% more power

New iPad color quality consumes 30% more power

According to a study released this week, the technology behind the vibrant colors of the new iPad's gorgeous Retina display contributes to a 20 to 30 percent increase in power consumption. It's no surprise that the higher-resolution Retina display would be more power hungry, but it's interesting to note that a portion of that may be attributed to the improved color quality.

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New Exynos 5 info reaffirms high-res displays and USB 3.0

New Exynos 5 info reaffirms high-res displays and USB 3.0

There has been some speculation in the past as to whether we’ll see a quad-core processor in the Samsung Galaxy S III. Earlier this week we saw a leaked slide outlining the Exynos 5 processors, including dual- and quad-core models. Even if a quad-core processor doesn’t land in the Galaxy S III, it looks like the dual-core Exynos 5 won’t be a slouch when it comes to performance, with a new document revealing exact details surrounding the chipset.

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Mountain Lion Retina graphics tip high-res MacBooks incoming

Mountain Lion Retina graphics tip high-res MacBooks incoming

There were reports in Feburary that Apple were working HiDPI support into OS X Lion, which would allow resolution independence and sharper graphics on high resolution displays. More evidence has emerged today that Apple may be bringing Retina Displays to MacBooks in the future, with high resolution art for some UI elements being discovered in the latest Mountain Lion developer preview.

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New iPad continues charging beyond 100%

New iPad continues charging beyond 100%

The new iPad features a significantly larger battery over the iPad 2, packing a 42.5-watt-hour battery compared to the old 25-watt-hour battery. As a result of the increased battery capacity, the new iPad takes longer to charge. But in a new discovery, when the iPad does reach 100%, it doesn’t stop charging.

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iTunes Movie Trailers app updated for iPad’s Retina Display

iTunes Movie Trailers app updated for iPad’s Retina Display

One of the drawbacks of the new iPad’s retina display is that every flaw is magnified and impossible to avoid on such a great screen. Videos can look particularly bad if the resolution and bitrate are both too low. Developers have been scrambling to update their apps to make sure they look crystal clear, and Apple has updated one of its own: the iTunes Movie Trailers app.

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