A retina display is a marketing term to indicate that at a normal close viewing range, the size of each pixel is smaller than the size which the human retina can distinguish rendering each pixel to be a point of light and not an area of light.

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Macbook Pro Retina running at native resolution

A question I've had in my head since I first saw screenshots of the display preference pane on the new Retina MBP is this: Can it be made to run with what you could call a 1.0 UI scaling factor (same ...
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How to use the new iPad (3rd gen) as a second screen?

I carry my iPad everywhere, and now that I've got the new one with the high resolution display, I'd like to use it as a second monitor for my Macbook Pro. It would be great if I could occasionally ...
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Why does the iPad use nearest-neighbour scaling rather than Retina scaling for iPhone apps

When Apple announced the iPad, one of the features was the possibility of running iPhone apps, optionally scaling to 2x size with blurry results. Fast forward to the announcement of the iPhone 4 and ...
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MacBook Retina Display for coding

This is a question that could be better on Stack Overflow or Programmers, but I thought I'd try it here first. As a programmer, I need lots of screen real-estate for the IDE and files that I'm ...
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What is the best RDP/VNC client for the new iPad that makes use of the retina display?

I am looking for a remote desktop client to connect to both my Mac and PC. I would prefer not to install any software on the remote computers and just take advantage of the built-in protocols. What ...
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Does the iPad (2012, 3rd generation) have the most pixels of any tablet's display?

I have heard this as a factoid from somewhere, and I'd like verification of it before I use it as a factual piece of information. The new iPad (2012, 3rd generation) has a super high pixel count. ...
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Does the new Macbook Pro with Retina display have user-upgradeable RAM?

I'm interested in purchasing the new MacBook Pro with Retina display, but it's not clear from the tech specs page whether the RAM is user-upgradeable or not. Do I need to take into account future RAM ...
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Size of text in the new Retina MacBook Pros

I saw there is a new version of MacBook Pro is out which has Retina Display. This means there are more pixel per inch. Does this imply that text is smaller?
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Is it possible to move the mouse by one pixel on a retina display?

I was trying to use DigitalColor Meter to find the color of a pixel on my retina MacBook Pro, but I found that it was impossible to get the color that I wanted because the smallest that I could move ...
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Which versions of Xcode are not updated to take advantage of HiDPI/Retina displays?

I've been looking over the release notes for Xcode and can't find one that says it's been enabled for HiDPI mode and the retina display MacBook Pro. By enabled, I mean that Xcode will run on the new ...
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may I demand product replacement? Macbook Pro Retina will have screen replacement for the 3rd time

may I demand product replacement - completely new Macbook Pro Retina? My 15" Macbook Pro Retina will have screen replacement for the 3rd time. For the first time it was ghost effect - replaced with ...
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Is retina text in a non-retina OS X Application possible?

Is it possible to have a pre-retina Application have good retina text. As in MenuBar text, and textbox and textfields and other text locations as long as the original developer used native OS X text ...
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Kernel Tasks Swamping processor-2012 13" Retina

Acquired a 13" Retina liquid damaged - Apple Certified Tech. Trying to salvage. Haven't disassembled yet to see the extent of the liquid but it boots and runs. No liquid spill indicators triggered. ...