A MacBook Pro announced during the summer 2012 WWDC. The 15-inch screen has a native resolution of 2880 by 1800, making it by far the highest resolution display on a portable computer.

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Window size of VirtualBox on mac

I'm trying to install Windows by using VirtualBox on mac, but the size of VirtualBox don't fit the size of my mac. The window size is too small, how can I make it fit my computer? By the way, I'm ...
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Default settings for pmset -g?

I remember changing some values to disable Deep sleep mode and hibernation a few months ago, and realised that my battery drains faster now. I just want to revert all settings to default. I changed ...
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Do I need Hibernate option ON for my Retina Macbook Pro?

I have a Retina MBP and have the following settings using pmset -g As you can see below, standby is 1 and hibernationmode is 3, meaning that I have DEEP SLEEP turned on, after 7200 seconds. Do I ...
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What is the normal fan speed for the 15'' Retina Macbook Pro?

What is the typical fan speed for a 15'' Retina Macbook Pro ? I would like to compare it with mine using istatpro
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OS X 10.8.2 max resolution

Does anyone know what maximum resolution (NUMBERxNUMBER) OS X Mountain Lion supports? What happens is that when I use my full 2880x1800 everything looks small. is there a way to use my full 2880x1800 ...
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Dual monitor on Macbook Pro Retina: difference between 13 and 15 inches?

Can the HD 4000 of the Macbook Pro Retina 13 easily handle 2 monitor at 1920x1080 or would it be better to buy a Macbook Pro Retina 15 because it has a separate GPU ? At the Macbook Retina's release, ...
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How can I make crisper screen shots on MBP Retina?

So we all know that the Retina has a double density screen. As such, when I take screen shots they are 144ppi instead of 72ppi. These are great when I am looking at them in Photoshop, but if I paste ...
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Will 27' 2560x1440 Korean IPS monitor (brand: Crossover) with DVI-D output work with MBP retina?

I have a 15' MBP retina (which has HDMI and Thunderbolt interfaces for connecting to external displays). I was planning to buy this 27' Crossover monitor (one of those Korean displays that have ...
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How do I fix mura issues on my 15 inch retina Macbook Pro with a Samsung display?

My 2.3 Ghz 15 retina Macbook Pro with a Samsung display, seems to have some "mura" spots on the display. I have owned this laptop since July, and just recently have become aware of it. You only ...
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Kernel Panic on Shutdown

For a few weeks, every time I shutdown my laptop, It immediately reboots and displays a kernel panic error. I haven't been able to cleanly shut down for some time. The machine is a 15" Retina Macbook ...
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Shut Down or Reboot Your RETINA Mac with a Keyboard Command

I have seen a shortcut to shutdown mac using key combinations. It includes the use of eject key. But since retina macbooks dont have eject key how do I shutdown/reboot the retina mac. This link is ...
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My new MBP Retina needs to be recharged after 2 1/2 hours

I got my 13" retina MBP a few weeks ago, and used it quite a lot since then. However I noticed that battery drains incredibly quickly, I'm asked to recharge it after 2 1/2 hours of usage. I'm using ...
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RetinaPad equivalent for MacBook Pro Retina?

Is there anything like RetinaPad for the MacBook Pro Retina? Essentially, it would be something that would automate the process of setting NSHighResolutionCapable to true so that text would render ...
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Buying a Macbook pro retina 15", RAM or storage? [closed]

I'm a web developer but I use a lot Photoshop and video editing software too and I'm about to buy a Macbook Pro retina 15" 2.4GHz. I'm not sure if I should upgrade to 16GB of RAM or to 512GB of ...
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Disabling Hibernation AND DeepSleep mode on Retina Macbook Pro reduce battery life?

I am currently on 90%, HDMI connected to 2nd monitor, about 5-6 links open in Safari, terminal running (coding on python), Stickies, Messages, and Mail are running. My battery has 2h of remaining ...
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Does the VT-d feature on the i7 have measurable VM gains over the i5 on 2013 RMBP?

Some days ago Apple refreshed the MacBooks pro and I'm looking for either well sourced reviews of the hardware capabilities between the models or real world experience to help me value the increased ...
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Fan Control in Windows on a Retina Macbook Pro (Boot Camp)

Gaming on the rMBP under Windows 7 is a very good experience but I have noticed that unless I elevate the chassis there is a tendency for the automatically regulated fan speed to fail to engage a ...
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MacBook Pro 13 inch for work

I have just sold my iMac 27 inches for the reason it being too big! I will avoid mentioning the reasons, but... Now that I have got the exact money to buy the new 13 inch retina one. Problem is I am ...
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Apple computers model name identification and getting detailed specs?

I'm about to buy a MacBook Pro Customized Model, its model name and number is MD831/LLA. When I google it, I couldnt find anything from a trusted apple source. Specifications of the model is as ...
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Chrome not showing as retina on mountain lion

I have a recently purchased rMBP. The Google Chrome browser is displaying as retina when launched from the image it comes packaged in, but when I move the executable to my applications directory it ...
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Retina Macbook Pro now has faster battery drain

I have disabled Hibernation mode and Deep Sleep mode, I also keep the charger plugged in about a week before removing it if I want to go somewhere with the laptop. I don't know if this is normal, but ...
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Usign iMac as a Display for MacBook Pro

I did some research on this and they were saying Press Command+F2 So did I ! But here are the issues I saw with this method: The youtube video that was previously running on iMac continued to run, I ...
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Boot Camp and Windows 8

I had a Retina MacBook Pro with Windows 8 already installed. I can boot from it without problems, and all the drivers Apple provided for Windows 7 works perfectly for me except one thing. I am not ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move Window to next Desktop?

I would like a keyboard shortcut to do either of these actions : Move a 'focused' window to another desktop Create a new desktop and move the window to it, then change the view to that desktop ...
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Increase Screenshot Size (Resolution)?

I sometimes use the screenshot feature copied to clipboard to paste it quickly when I need it. I usually use that in Mail, however I always realize that the picture sent is really small in size ...
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Audio balance is being changed randomly in a MBP retina 15'' mid 2012

I'm having some strange issues on my MBP retina , suddenly it changes the audobalance, and the right speaker is being almost muted. Anyone knows what could be wrong here? I have OSX 10.8.2
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“Service Battery” warning briefly appeared on brand new rMBP. Should I take it back?

I bought a retina macbook pro yesterday and noticed a "Service battery" warning. It was there for a few hours and now has gone. Should I take it back to the store or do you think it's safe to ignore? ...
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Is there a safe temperature definition for the Macbook Pro Retina?

I'm using a grid-computing software to donate my CPU time, so every core is always 100 Celsius degrees (212F), all day. Is there a reference, from Apple or other source, indicating a safe temperature ...
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Retina Macbook Pro BootCamp vs Parallells Performance

I'm thinking of getting rid of my old gaming PC and just bootcamping / virtualizing on my Retina Macbook Pro. I've tried using a VM (VMWare Fusion) and the performance there was pretty awful, has ...
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Bootcamp: is there an advantage of 64-bit vs 32-bit Windows?

I've got the new MabookPro retina. I want to install a dual boot Windows OS. I have the option from MSDN to either install a 64-bit or a 32-bit. Is there a performance advantage? Other advantages?
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How do I get Time Machine to work during Power Nap

I tested Power Nap on my MacBook Pro Retina (Aug 2012) and my Time Machine backup hasn't made any progress. Even the hard drive light is out while the machine sleeps. Energy saver is at the default ...
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Force USB to accept a large file?

I have a 64GB USB (3.0) drive that is "compatible" with Mac OS. I can copy files from/to the disk at will. However, I want to move a file that is about 6GB to the disk. To my surprise, an error ...
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Why doesn't my MacBook Pro automatically reconnect to the Wi-Fi when resuming from sleep?

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display (currently running Mountain Lion v10.8.2). Every time I wake it up from sleep (open the lid), it doesn't seem to automatically re-connect to the Wi-Fi ...
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“Always open with” option not saving after reboot

Setting a filetype to always open with a specific application works only until I restart my computer. Macbook Pro Retina under OSX version 10.7.5. Why?
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Where can I buy a digital version of Windows 7 for Boot Camp?

I'm going to attempt to install Windows 7 via Bootcamp on my new Retina Macbook Pro. Since it's lacking an optical drive, every tutorial / walkthrough that I find says I need an ISO version of ...
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Turn off blurring on Mac Book Pro with Retina display

I think it's already known issue that old applications look blurry on the new retina display, but some look ok, just worse quality. As an example I want you too look on the image below: It's clearly ...
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why can't i watch this .avi file on my mac (mountain lion)?

I have an .AVI file that I got from a windows machine and i am trying to run it on my mac and i get this error. The Tell me more button doesn't really give me any useful info. Any suggestions on ...
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adding a pre owned macbook to support list

I recently bought a store return macbook pro 15 retina, in perfect condition on eBay and Apple's 1 year warranty has not expired on it. Now I want to addd it to my list of Apple products for support. ...
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How effective is Deep Sleep Mode?

I got frustrated from turning on my Retina MBP and waiting a few seconds while the systems loads from Deep Sleep Mode. I disabled it using sudo pmset -a standby 0 However, I would like to know what ...
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iSight no longer detected under Mountain Lion after “PowerNap”

iSight works flawlessly until my 15inch Retina goes "PowerNapping", then, after resuming, PhotoBooth and other Apple software reports "no camera hardware detected". A full system restart resolves the ...
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Exiting apps when sleeping

Strange, when I'm leaving my Retina Macbook Pro alone, and it starts going to sleep (despite my setting it to not sleep), it tries to close all the apps that I have open. Why would it do this and is ...
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Is there a way to change the OSX system font size per monitor?

I'm wondering if there is a way to change the OSX system font size per monitor (e.g. larger for Retina and smaller on external display) ? I know how to change it system wide (as covered by How can I ...
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Retina display resolution and 1080p videos

There is something I don't understand. I have a macbook pro 15' retina display. The information says it has a 2880 x 1800 display but when I open a 1080p video it covers the whole screen. How come?
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Connecting external display turns both screens black

I updated from 10.8.1 to 10.8.2 for my MacBook Pro Retina with my external 27" Thunderbolt display. When I connect to my Thunderbolt display both screens are black. I can only see my mouse pointer and ...
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Macbook Pro Retina external HDD

First of all, I haven't used any Mac computers before. And now I'm considering buying a Mac book pro retina 15 with 256 or 512 Gb SDD as my travel laptop. I need to run both MacOS and Windows 7. The ...
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Is the macbook retina's soldered RAM in any way faster than typical RAM?

You would think it would make some kind of difference...
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How important is the 16gb ram upgrade on 15" retina macbook pro? [closed]

So I am on the market for a new workhorse laptop that will be my main computer. My use for it will be mostly web design/python programming, and would like to check out the latest games. I was ...
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Connecting a Retina MacBook Pro to a VGA Display?

I have an external monitor with a VGA connection. What is the best adapter to use for my Retina MacBook Pro? I think I've seen Thunderbolt to VGA, or USB to VGA? Or HDMI to VGA? What are the ...
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What charging mechanism to be used to maximise the battery life?

So I got my first Apple laptop, a Retina MacBook Pro. Since macbook pro retina's battery are no longer easily switchable I'm concerned about it's life and would like to maximize it. I have few ...
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Typical temperature of Retina MacBook Pro

I installed iStat Menus, and the fans start when the highest temperature has been 50C, but like now it is 70C and the fans aren't above normal (cant hear them). This graph below shows part of ...