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.
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.
jeffmiller asked: Aren’t they just listing the fancier hotels first for mac users; they aren’t actually showing different prices for the same hotels, right?
» SFB says: To be clear, yes. It’s not so much an increase in price but an effort to lead you to more expensive hotels by default. It sounds like the cheaper options are still there but you have to work harder to find them. — Ernie @ SFB
Anything important happening at the office on March 22nd? We hope not, because you’re going to be pretty distracted. We might just be suckers for Don Pettit and his colleagues at NASA, or maybe it was the in-space debut at the International Space Station, but we’re kind of excited for Angry Birds Space. source
» We were generally supportive of the 2009 stimulus package, but aspects of it are starting to seem a bit questionable, to say the least. Case in point: 2,200 students and staff in the town of Owensboro, Kentucky will soon be enjoying a free Macbook Air, courtesy of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act. While we’re all for providing students with the technical competency needed to compete in the 21st-century global economy, you don’t really need to give everyone a Macbook Air to do that. The cheapest Air is $999; if we assume, for the sake of argument, that Apple gave Owensboro a 50% bulk discount, that’s still over a million dollars of federal money being spent so kids can have free laptops. Opponents of “wasteful government spending,” your Exhibit A is right here.
Whew, this is sure covering a lot of ground, isn’t it? It’s kinda tough to keep up with everything. And the new iOS, coming out this fall, will have a TON of great new features that are all over the place, from notifications to Game Center to PC-free updates and so on and so forth. Here are a few of our faves: