Retina display MacBook Pro and other goodies from WWDC

Retina display MacBook ProYesterday’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote saw a flurry of updates, as Apple unveiled changes in its entire MacBook lineup and showcased new features in the upcoming versions of Mac OS and iOS. You can watch the entire keynote online on Apple’s webpage, but just in case you should have better things to do with your time, here are a few highlights:

 

A new MacBook Pro with Retina display

Apple updated its entire notebook line during yesterday’s event. While the MacBook Airs and the 13 and 15 inch MacBook Pros saw minor updates on their specs (the 17 inch MacBook Pro was quietly cancelled), Apple’s new 15 inch Retina display MacBook Pro certainly stole the show. For about $2200, you can give your Mac the Retina display treatment and enjoy crisp clear text and photos. Yep, that is 400 bucks more, so what do you get for that? [Read more…]

The new iPad: A perfect fit for research, teaching and learning?

new iPadApple announced the new iPad today, and it might be the best iPad ever for research, teaching and learning. Especially two features will make the iPad even more useful and popular among researchers and college students: the Retina Display and the 5-megapixel iSight camera. Read on for more details on how these two features will improve your academic workflow. [Read more…]