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October 30, 2012

QuickRes Sharpens Your Non-Retina Mac at Low Resolutions, Quickly Changes Settings on Retina Displays

lifehackercom:

by Adam Dachis

QuickRes is a simple app that enables HiDPI mode on your Mac, allowing you to change to lower resolutions without making things look pixelated and fuzzy. For those who own Macs with retina displays, you also gain a quick resolution switcher in your menu bar.

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In which, on LifeHacker’s advice, I see the world in retina display for a while — on my super-low-res 15-inch MacBook Pro. So sharp, but so low-res.

21:08 // 1 year ago
June 19, 2012
We would get emails after the developer conference from students, 16, 15, 14 years old, saying I already have X number of apps in the app store. I’m a developer. Can I take part in this too?
Apple Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller • Discussing the influx of student iOS and OS X app developers, many of whom have yet to even finish high school, in a new profile by the Wall Street Journal. This year’s WWDC received such high interest from student developers that Apple offered scholarships to 150 interested teens, and also had a “student lounge” available during the conference filled with bean bag chairs and Skittles candy. source (viafollow)
14:39 // 2 years ago
June 11, 2012

Mac OSX Mountain Lion’s price — Apple’s cheapest operating system yet

  • $19.99 to upgrade when it’s released in July source
14:15 // 2 years ago
Introducing Power Nap: A new feature that allows your Macbook Air or Macbook Pro to update while it’s asleep. “We all love using our Macs, but wouldn’t it be great if when we weren’t using them they were still working for us?”

Introducing Power Nap: A new feature that allows your Macbook Air or Macbook Pro to update while it’s asleep. “We all love using our Macs, but wouldn’t it be great if when we weren’t using them they were still working for us?”

14:03 // 2 years ago
Now, if you’re sitting here using your Mac and your phone buzzes with a new message, you can just respond on your Mac.
Senior VP of Mac OS Engineering Craig Federighi - Announcing one of OS X’s more exciting new features
13:53 // 2 years ago
Here’s a look at the user adoption rate for OS X compared to Windows 7

Here’s a look at the user adoption rate for OS X compared to Windows 7

13:48 // 2 years ago
February 18, 2012
I’m sure that in the next 2-3 years we’ll see it all translated back to the desktop from the mobile devices. I’m sure it won’t be as cool as Growl, but it’ll be interesting.
Growl creator Christopher Forsythe • Discussing the nature of desktop notification systems with The Verge. He was a bit off — OSX Mountain Lion’s recently-announced desktop notification system basically does what he said, and it’ll be out by the summer. Forsythe (in reacting to the news) noted that, unlike Apple’s new system, Growl still gives users a multitude of customization options. Is Growl, which has basically had the OSX notification market to itself for years, a goner? Do you use it and dig it? Would you keep using it? Personally, nothing against him, but Growl’s notifications are starting to wear a little thin for us. source (viafollow)
11:10 // 2 years ago