Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Retina Display

CUPERTINO, California—July 29, 2014—Apple® today updated MacBook Pro® with Retina® display with faster processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a new, lower starting price for the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook. MacBook Pro with Retina display features a stunning high-resolution display, an amazing design just 0.71-inches thin, the latest processors and powerful graphics, and up to nine hours of battery life, delivering unbelievable performance in an incredibly portable design.* Apple today also lowered the starting price of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro, a very popular system with Windows switchers, by $100 to $1,099.

A price drop? Nice!

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display features dual-core Intel Core i5 processors up to 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz and 8GB of memory, up from 4GB in the entry-level notebook. The 13-inch model can also be configured with faster dual-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 3.0 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.5 GHz. The top-of-the-line 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has a new, lower starting price of $2,499. The 15-inch model features faster quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.7 GHz, 16GB of memory, up from 8GB in the entry-level notebook, and can be configured with quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.0 GHz.

Monster specs for all designers and developers.

Link: Apple - Press Info - Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Inspiration of the week - App: The Human Story by Story & Pixel

App creation has become the new art form for our generation. This is the story of the cultural phenomenon that touches all our lives.

With 49 hours to go as I write this post, throw your money to them and learn all about how Apps began for the norm.

Kudos to the team who kindly replied that their videos will be captioned/subtitled. Check out their trailer and throw your money to them... Did I say that already in the first paragraph? Oh send them more money!

Link: App: The Human Story

Best advert seen at stackoverflow

You just cannot make this stuff up!

IBM Bluemix

This would get my vote if anyone develops such an extension!

UI design starts with words

Luca Leone wrote for Smashing Magazine about How Do You Design Interaction?.

It all started from Jason Zimdars' tweet and expands from there into this neatly written post.

Interactivity is important for everyone and create more of a human face (or expression) what is happening to your file, the bookmark you have saved, etc.

Go read.

Inspiration of the week - Responsive Icons

It is all about Responsive Icons by Joe Harrison.

'Responsive Icons' is a project that explores scalable iconography. The concept interrogates the varying complexity of symbols used on devices, and aims to find the perfect balance of simplicity in relation to screen size.

Joe also said:

The project is currently in its early stages and I will be adding additional icons to the site shortly. Best viewed on desktop (scale your browser width to see the adaptions).

I do love this. It would be additional work on the designer and developer to produce this. Although, I believe the rewards will be a good risk and payoff to show that you are caring about design and accessibilty.

Bonus:

Joe produced Responsive Logos too. We are so used to original design in their full that we are cleverly programmed to identify the shape of the brand. Kudos.