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Apple prepares to bring Retina-quality graphics to its online store

Apple prepares to bring Retina-quality graphics to its online store

Apple is planning to roll out high resolution graphics on its online store to welcome those who have the new iPad and new MacBook Pro with Retina display. Apple started upgrading graphics on the website back in March before the third-generation iPad with Retina display was released, but parts of the online store still have older graphics that don’t look so great on the latest devices.

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Sonos for iPad gets Retina upgrade

Sonos for iPad gets Retina upgrade

Sonos has updated its free controller app for the new iPad, bringing Retina Display graphics support to the multi-room remote software. Sonos Controller for iPad v3.8.1, fresh to the App Store today, also introduces a new - and much requested - feature for controlling volume, repurposing the iPad's physical volume buttons to control audio levels from Sonos rather than the tablet's own media playback.

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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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Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch appears in Geekbench

Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch appears in Geekbench

This afternoon several benchmarks have appeared in the greater archives of Geekbench (a system we also use for computer reviews) which show a brand new Apple MacBook Pro with 13-inch Retina display. This is different from the current model 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display we've already reviewed in that, one, of course it has a different size display, and two, that it has a significantly lower score in Geekbench than we got - a total of 7806 compared to our 15-incher's 12970. Of course it's all relative, and the important part is the fact that this device may well exist.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: July 7, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: July 7, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. It's the end of a holiday week, but there was plenty of news still trickling through the tech news grapevine, so let's see what made headlines this week. To start – iOS app DRM error rectified by Apple. And moving right along, some major Android news – Android Candy Cane teased by Google. And in the world of gaming, here’s something – Halo 4 multiplayer requirements skyrocket.

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iPad reportedly getting hardware tweaks but no new model

iPad reportedly getting hardware tweaks but no new model

In a relatively unheard of - or unspoken of move, at least, on Apple's part, the iPad has been reported as making some changes to the current hardware that makes up the iPad 3. This 3rd generation iPad (with Retina display) will supposedly be getting a slightly thinner chassis as well as a lighter design overall. It will also be getting a larger camera lens hole, though no word has been spread quite yet on if the actual camera will be affected.

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iPad Mini still missing the killer context

iPad Mini still missing the killer context

Apple's iPad Mini plans are, if the leaks are anything to go by, shaping up for a launch later in 2012, but hardware is only half the story: Apple needs a solid context with which to frame its smaller slate. One of the company's most significant strengths is not only launching new devices, but telling us why we should want them and how they're "perfect" for our lives. However, with Steve Jobs' scathing comments about "tweener" tablets still ringing strong, how will Apple sell us that this is a sensible inevitability not a blushing backtrack?

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Does an iPad Mini add up, Retina style?

Does an iPad Mini add up, Retina style?

Apple's iPad Mini is the rumor that refuses to die, with several high-profile sites lending their support to speculation that a "tweener" iOS tablet is indeed in the pipeline. Such a slate would presumably instantly help Apple better compete with the Kindle Fire juggernaut, as well as the freshly announced Nexus 7, but that's assuming it can keep up its end of the bargain. Namely, does Apple - and its suppliers - have the technical capabilities to deliver a screen good enough to bear the Retina Display branding?

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