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Microsoft: Windows 8 to support Retina-like displays

Microsoft: Windows 8 to support Retina-like displays

More and more mobile displays are moving towards a higher pixel density. Most notably the new iPad features its Retina display with a resolution of 2048x1536, and Asus unveiled an updated version of the Transformer Prime with a 1920x1200 resolution at MWC 2012. Having a higher resolution is great, but what making sure the UI remains sharp while being easy to touch on mobile devices?

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Netflix iPad app gets Retina Display upgrade

Netflix iPad app gets Retina Display upgrade

Netflix for the iPad has been updated to suit the new tablet's Retina Display, with crisper menus, higher-resolution thumbnails and more. The refreshed app also fixes VoiceOver support, Apple's text-to-speech screen access technology, along with improving playback for external displays and various other bugfixes and tweaks. However, while the UI may be HD, so far content itself isn't.

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Conde Nast magazines on new iPad called out for poor quality

Conde Nast magazines on new iPad called out for poor quality

With the incredible resolution that is the Retina Display, a lot of critics are taking a closer microscopic look into the various apps and content that have been around since before the improved technology. One of the companies that has been given such a critical eye is Conde Nast for its digital publications. Obviously, digital magazines and newspapers are a huge industry for tablets, especially the iPad, since publishers see it as their big chance to remain relevant. But Conde Nast might not be doing such a good job of that.

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iPad Retina Display backlight key heat culprit claims expert

iPad Retina Display backlight key heat culprit claims expert

Apple's new iPad heat issues are likely a side-effect of the increased backlighting for the Retina Display, according to one screen expert, though Apple itself maintains the toasty tablet is still within operating limits. The nature of the 2048 x 1536 panel and the 2.5x stronger backlighting needed to illuminate it are probably the key cause of heat, DisplayMate's Raymond Soniera told CNET, with both the LEDs themselves and the extra strain on the battery contributing to the warmth.

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iPad Retina Display squashes rivals (but it’s not perfect)

iPad Retina Display squashes rivals (but it’s not perfect)

The new iPad's Retina Display comfortably out-performs the displays on the current crop of tablets and smartphones, according to new research, though there remains room for improvement in battery life, brightness and more. The third-gen iPad's 2048 x 1536 panel bests rivals for sharpness, color saturation and accuracy, picture quality, and gray scale, according to DisplayMate's testing, and in fact outperforms the screens on most HDTVs, notebooks and monitors. However, it's not all good news.

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Apple’s new iPad screen gets compared to iPad 2 under a microscope

Apple’s new iPad screen gets compared to iPad 2 under a microscope

There's no doubt in anyone's mind that the new iPad has a display that puts every other tablet to shame. But if you're interested in seeing what is perhaps the most vivid representation of just how much more advanced it is than the iPad 2's display, you'll need a microscope. Luckily, even if you don't have one, someone else has taken the trouble to do the comparison.

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Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD Retina Quality Review

Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD Retina Quality Review

This update to the racing game series that's captivated the mobile gaming audience on Apple products for over a year now delivers an enhanced version of episode 6 with Retina-quality graphics and tweaks that'll give you giggles galore. This game now brings on the same fabulous big-name collection of racing car manufacturers in addition to several new vehicle models like the classic DMC Delorian (the same model you might recognize from the Back to the Future series of films.) There's nothing quite like pretending you're the Doc pummeling down your opponents in a full-on drift through Tokyo's streets on the 2012 iPad, nothing like it in the world.

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Foosball HD Retina Quality Review

Foosball HD Retina Quality Review

The new iPad for 2012 has ushered in a new age of gaming for those developers wishing to stay ahead of the game in their field, and this field-based Foosball game is ready to take that challenge! The challenge of course here on the new iPad (which we've reviewed in full here) is that the full high resolution of the Retina display is made use of. The game Foosball HD is suggested specifically by Apple as a game that the 2012 iPad would be well demonstrated with - it's just that great!

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Infinity Blade II 1.0.3 Retina Quality Review

Infinity Blade II 1.0.3 Retina Quality Review

For both of the newest models of the iPad, Apple has chosen the game series Infinity Blade to show off the most impressive gaming the tablets were capable of - today Infinity Blade II is where it's at for Retina-quality graphics. The iPad 3rd Generation model (which we've Reviewed in full here) is made to work with high definition graphics four times as dense as its predecessor, the iPad 2. Because of this, the makers of Infinity Blade II took it upon themselves to enhance the game accordingly, making the game better than ever and ushering in their upcoming prequel game called Infinity Blade: Dungeons.

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