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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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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 ...
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nvram -p shows “LocationServicesEnabled %01” … does that mean I have a GPS?

What does LocationServicesEnabled mean on a MacBookPro Retina?
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Can the Eclipse emulator be made less blurry when run on retina Mac hardware?

I'm using Eclipse JUNO and ADT 21 on a MacBook Pro Retina 15" and the eclipse app itself looks very sharp (code blocks, images and texts). However, things are blurry in the Android Emulator. What ...
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Have to reset the SMC on Retina Macbook Pro very often

Very weird problem. About 3/10 times the discrete GPU on the Retina MBP (Nvidia GT650M) does not engage when I launch a game. The performance for the game drops to as if only the integrated GPU was ...
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What kind of cloth and cleaner do the people who work at the Apple store use to clean MacBooks? [closed]

I have a MacBook and an iPad and see dirt and fingerprints all over it. What kind of cleaner do the people in the Apple store use to clean all the Macs and iPads on display? I figure that anything ...
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How to use my phone number on my Macbook's Messages?

iMessage is very confusing as my email and phone number keeps receiving different messages at random occasions rather than having all messages sent to both. This is very apparent in group messages. ...
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Can I link a new Macbook to an old Macbook?

I just got a Macbook Pro Retina 15". It is sweet. My old Macbook Pro, which I got in like 2007, can't run anything higher than OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). My new Macbook runs 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion). ...
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Is there anything to worry about with time machine on my macbook pro laptop?

I have a macbook pro laptop using mountain lion. I just setup time machine onto a WD My Passport and it worked fine (took about 2 hours over USB 3.0 for 333 GB of stuff). My question is, given its a ...
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USB 2.0 hard disk does not show up

I have a 15-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display that doesn't work with my USB 2 hard disk. It doesn't mount, doesn't show up in Disk Utility, and doesn't even show up in System Information in the ...
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How long would it take for FileVault to encrypt my Retina Macbook Pro?

I have a Retina Macbook Pro with the following specifications : Mountain Lion OSX 10.8.2 Processor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 - 500 GB Flash Storage 286.83 GB of 499.42 ...
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How can I use the full resolution of a Macbook Pro Retina 15"?

It is supposed to be a 2880 x 1800 pixel display, but System Preferences won't let me set it higher than 1920 x 1200.
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New Retina MacBook Pro - Temperatures Signaling Defects?

So I've purchased a new 15" MBP and I've had issues with fan speeds, graphics switching, and the temperatures. No matter what I do, just by having internet browsing using Chrome, my idle temperature ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 15" nearly burning my fingers, is this normal?

A few months ago I bought the new Macbook Pro Retina 15" with a 2.7GHz I7 cpu. So far it's been working fine, but as soon as just 1 of the cpu cores is at 100% the thing heats up like crazy. Heating ...
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Command + C does not always work from the first try in Microsoft Word (Office 2011)

I have no idea why COMMAND + C doesn't always register from the first time. I sometimes try to copy something off Word, but I have to press COMMAND + C more than once for it to register, otherwise ...
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What Twitter apps work with a Retina display?

Update: Twitter for Mac is now supported by Retina and available through the app store. As many have noticed, the Twitter App doesn't render sharply on a Retina display. Some say Tweetbot is the ...
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Cannot update Microsoft Office Word 2011 to 14.2.3 on OSX

I just purchased Microsoft Office 2011 for MAC and installed it on my rMBP OSX 10.8.2 running Mountain Lion. The installed version from purchase is 14.2.0. I tried installing 14.2.3 but it failed due ...
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What is the best backup strategy for macbook pro laptop?

I have a lot of data on my macbook pro retina laptop and i am looking for the best backup strategy. I have previously had a windows desktop with an external harddrive connected all of the time and a ...
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What would happen if I use a Macbook Air Powersupply with a 15" MacBook Pro Retina (or vice versa)

My girlfriend has a Macbook Air. The power supply is smaller and lighter than the Pro. It has an output of 14.85V and 3.05Amps. My Pro Retina has a power supply that is 20V and 4.25 Amps. Both ...
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Can I use a retina display at actual pixel size?

Unfortunately I just learned that Apple is has already discontinued the 17" MBP and Apple marketing has this quote: But if you’re looking for a reason why Apple offed the 17-inch now, you need go ...
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Not sure if these are Dead or Stuck pixels on my Retina Macbook Pro?

My laptop was fine just yesterday !! But today, I found this on my screen : The unfocused image shows that the pixels are glowing in different colors. Shouldnt this indicate that there is some ...
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Is the keyboard on the 15" Mac Book Pro with Retina display different than others in size?

I just got a new 15" Retina MacBook Pro (rMBP) for a friend and looking for a good keyboard guard/ cover. I know shopping questions are off topic, but I'm wondering if the sizing is something that ...
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Are the Retina MacBook Pro 15" suitable for PC (Windows) gaming?

I want to buy a MacBook Pro Retina 15" and install Windows 7 or 8 (boot camp) to play games. Obviously games aren't ready for this 2880x1800 resolution, so I hope I can set the games to run at ...
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HiDPI on Lion: Most windows blurry

In order to make an app I'm developing Retina compatible, I enabled the "HiDPI" mode on my Mac (OS X 10.7.4 Lion), since I don't have a Retina MBP. The Quartz Developer Tool worked as indended, and I ...
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Can Aperture be migrated or reinstalled from iMac to MacBook Pro (which has no DVD drive)?

Can Aperture be migrated or reinstalled a new MacBook Pro which has no DVD drive? Would target disk mode work to simply copy the file? I think Aperture usually runs an "installation" rather than just ...
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Issues with Retina Macbook Pro

I've just got a 15" retina macbook pro. And the color of the screen seems to vary in different places, particularly the bottom left corner has a yellow/green tint. Its not enough to quantify or easily ...
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Macbook 15 Retina Bootcamp Windows 7 64bit

When I go through the bootcamp process, then get to the windows 7 setup screen. I format the bootcamp partition like the instructions say, then click next with that highlighted and get the error: ...
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My Retina MacBook Pro is missing some icons suddenly! What happened?

This happened after a wake from sleep. And rebooting doesn't solve the problem! Has anyone encountered this problem before? Every item in the bar, for example Safari, has no previous and next arrows ...
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Does 13" Macbook Pro Retina have PowerNap?

Pretty straightforward question. I wonder if new 13" MBPRs come with power nap feature?
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How do you enable retina display support on Firefox?

Firefox 16 does not have retina display support out of the box. Is there a way to enable it?
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How hard is the glass on Retina MacBook Pro

I haven't got a screen protector for my MacBook Pro, and I am wondering just how easy it is to get a scratch on it? Is it using the Gorilla Glass like the iPad? If so, I might consider not getting a ...
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Open in Low Resolution checkbox on Retina MacBook Pro checked and disabled

On a Retina MacBook Pro some Java applications (such as IDEA 11.1.3 that is supposed to support it) won't run in HiDPI mode. When I got to "Get Info" on the app, I can see that the "Open in Low ...
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View the display out signal on main monitor?

I am running an event for my community soon an I need software where I can see the contants of the two projects when they are in "No Show" mode. Is it possible to see what is being displayed through ...
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Hide a running app from Dock?

Is there a way I can hide a running app's dock icon Mac OS X?
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Retina display compatible Python IDLE?

On my Retina MacBook Pro, the Python IDLE development environment has blurry, non-retina text. Is there a way I can make the text retina? IDLE:
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Waking up rMBP via Keyboard Attached to TB Display Doesn't Work

rMBP has 10.8.2 installed. Both TB display and rMBP are brand new as of last a few days ago. I've got a USB mouse and keyboard (wired) plugged into the TB display. The TB display is hooked up to the ...