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Retina displays To user Philip Schiller's own words from the WWDC2012: ...which means: The pixels of this display are so small that from a normal working distance your retina cannot discern those individual pixels. (watch at youtube) There is no industry standard for "retina display". The term retina display is relative, as the definition follows ...


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According to Apple, no. The iMac Retina 5K does not support Target Display Mode. Note that the iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) does not support Target Display Mode. You can see it here.


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To enable a retina eclipse From: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=382972 Here's the workaround: Do "Show package contents" on the Eclipse.app. Edit Contents/Info.plist. Just above </dict> </plist> Place this: <key>NSHighResolutionCapable</key> <true/> Then, log out or make a copy of the app so that OS X ...


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iFixit has posted a tear-down of the new Macbook Pro with Retina display and on step 17 you can see that the RAM is soldered to the back of the logic board (red rectangle): Picture from iFixit.com All iFixit content is licensed under the open source Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.


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Retina display is a marketing term invented by Apple; it means whatever they say it means. They have said in the keynote address for the iPhone 4 that it is a display in which, when viewed by an average person at an average viewing distance, individual pixels can not be discerned. While talking about the new display, Steve Jobs went on to detail that ...


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There are two strong reasons, one of which I got from an Apple engineer and the other of which has been implied by a few Apple employees but not stated outright. The first reason is that the iPad 1 simply doesn't have enough RAM to do the emulation while rendering the Retina graphics, particularly while animating them. This come directly from someone who ...


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For this answer, let's define that… …the sharpness of a display is the ability to distinguish two distinct pixels. Retina displays There is no industry standard for retina display, therefore I'll follow Apple's use of the word. The term retina display is relative, as the definition follows the human eyes's perception of a display's sharpness: The ...


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As you can see on the new MacBook Pro page (under the Retina-feature item), if you use the binoculars on the text, it doesn't look smaller. It just looks much, much, much sharper! It's the same as the iPhone 4(S) comparing to the iPhone 3G(S). You don't need better glasses to read the text, because it's not smaller. It's just much sharper and easier to ...


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Take a look at the 'sips' command: man sips It is much simpler than GUI-scripting Preview and it's part of OSX. So you don't have to install anything. Example: full_w=$(/usr/bin/sips -g pixelWidth image.jpg | /usr/bin/grep -Eo "[[:digit:]]+") full_h=$(/usr/bin/sips -g pixelHeight image.jpg | /usr/bin/grep -Eo "[[:digit:]]+") half_w=$(/bin/expr full_w / ...


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Due to the (good) edit of the question, the answer does not seem fit 100% anymore. No. ...which depends on what you define as a 'mobile device'. But first, the term resolution is ambiguously used which requires to answer your question in two ways. Resolution as in pixel density The iPad 3rd Generation has a pixel density of 264 pixels per inch (ppi). ...


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See http://osxdaily.com/2012/06/18/3-ways-to-run-a-retina-macbook-pro-at-2880x1800-native-resolution/ There is no bundled way to do it yet, but four apps provide this ability: SwitchResX: A reasonably simple solution, SwitchResX is a third-party preference panel that allows you to run custom resolutions on any display. Install the preference panel, ...


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It depends on your setting. There is a new option to configure the resolution and rendering in System Preferences → Color LCD. While you actually change the resolution and redering, Apple only refers to the visual impact of the settings. So basically changing the setting offers: Large text, but much crispier. More space for visual content (and ...


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I am an active software developer and DBA, who looks at the code all day long, and I absolutely LOVE my new retina MacBook Pro with Windows 7 installed under Boot Camp! A quick sidebar is that I am still confused when I read articles about the lack of NVIDIA driver availability and other issues posted in reviews even on prominent sites like Anandtech. I ...


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No - the mouse is aligned on the "fake" size of the screen and not the true screen pixel grid in most cases. The concept of a physical pixel and a display pixel is a distinct one on retina displays since the hardware reports movements on a resolution-independant scale. Furthermore, there appear to be some subtle bugs in the code side of things so even if ...


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Coda 2 (OS X) and Diet Coda (iPad3) are both optimized for retina displays. They have built-in support for PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, and CSS, and a bunch of other stuff. They also have HTML/CSS/JS manuals, and SFTP/FTP & Terminal built right in. Get them at Panic Software: http://www.panic.com Sublime Text 2 just came out, and it also has retina-support ...


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I have "bad news" for you. You want the new Retina MBP. I'm running VMware 3 on mine right now, at the highest resolution of the 5 choices. Non-retina apps like VMware see it as 1920x1200. In Windows text is a bit small, but it works. The default, 1440x900, is the sharpest. Retina apps will use every pixel, non-retina apps will use four pixels. An app that ...


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Your question's wording is a bit unluckily. There is no previous iPad with the same battery capacity. It does not really makes sense to talk of an impact of a new display to the battery-life. That's not a reasonable comparison because the battery has been updated as well. The retina display of the iPad 3rd generation The new iPad uses 2.5 times the ...


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There is an app called Air Display that will allow you to do this. It also recently got retina display support for the new iPad. Some notes: Use your iPad, iPhone or Mac as a second (or third) monitor with no messy cables or wires. Use your finger to draw directly on the screen. Try it with a Mac calculator app, painting tool, or music control surface! ...


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Screens by edovia supports retina resolution on the iPad from day one for the iPad and works well on iPod touch, iPad and iPhone for quite some time. Here are pictures showing the same desktop in retina and then non-retina iPad screen captures. Retina: Non-Retina: Oddly, when you zoom in to the maximum zoom level (and you will likely need to expand ...


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Yes, you are correct. The problem is X11, XQuartz and their lack of support for the Retina Display. This is a long known issue. In the linked thread, jeremyhu states: X11 just doesn't work well for resolutions outside of the 72-90 DPI range. This is an upstream X11 issue that needs to be solved before we can really do anything about it in XQuartz. ...


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Apple's Java 6 JRE will support HiDPI, however it is not currently supported by Oracle's Java 7 JRE. It also doesn't work under the latest dev builds of Java 8. Swing and JavaFX apps are blurry on a Retinia MacBook. This is why IntelliJ still runs under Java 6. Eclipse applications will require the PList mode that Jurriaan Mous mentioned. The milestone ...


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The bug could conceivably get in through the 30-pin port, Lightning port, or the headphone jack. Since your iPad is so new an Apple retail store would probably give you a new one without any hassle. Make sure to back it to your computer or iCloud before taking it to the store.


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No. There is no way to change the OSX system font size per monitor per window. The key is that each separate OSX window is rendered as one. With that, each window can span over, or moved between, multiple monitors. When a window is part of multiple screens at the same time, different font sizes at different parts of the window would be inoperable.


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According to Visual Studio's system requirements, it requires 1.5GB when in VM. Usually you will assign a max of 4GB on the windows VM which should be sufficient for a satisfactory operation of Windows inside the VM with the Visual Studio. In this case there will be 4GB left for the hosting OS. Which usually is again adequate. Also, Yosemite does a ...


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Click the Pencil [edit] Icon at the top of the main RDC window & set a higher remote screen resolution. 'Native' might be as good as it will let you have. Scale content might not be good on a Retina screen - but it might appear quite small without it checked. I have a feeling, which I'm unable to test, that it may be related to the maximum resolution ...


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You can do it with imagemagick by typing the following: convert image.png -resize 50% -density 72 image.png In order to execute the previous command you need imagemagick installed on your computer. You can easy do it via homebrew: brew install imagemagick And, if you haven't homebrew, you can install with this: ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL ...


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Typically Apple will replace (instead of repair) a computer that has required 3 repairs for the same issue. It may require a call to Apple Care (800-273-2273) and ask to have the case escalated. If you have taken it to the store already, and the store has refused to replace, then Apple Care will probably back the store's decision. If however you call Apple ...


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There are several complicated and time-limited things that are causing apps like Tweetbot to very likely get all shut down by Twitter in the near future. My impression is the high price of Tweetbot not only reflects the high cost that the developers spent to make such a complicated and design intensive app, but also to discourage too many people from ...



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