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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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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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