Mountain Lion Available Today From the Mac App Store

Apple today announced that OS X Mountain Lion, the ninth major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is available as a download from the Mac App Store. Mountain Lion includes more than 200 innovative new features, such as iCloud integration, the all-new Messages app, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, Facebook integration, Dictation, AirPlay Mirroring, and Game Center. Mountain Lion is available as an upgrade from Lion or Snow Leopard for $19.99 (US).

Mountain Lion Available Today From the Mac App Store

Apple today announced that OS X Mountain Lion, the ninth major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is available as a download from the Mac App Store. Mountain Lion includes more than 200 innovative new features, such as iCloud integration, the all-new Messages app, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, Facebook integration, Dictation, AirPlay Mirroring, and Game Center. Mountain Lion is available as an upgrade from Lion or Snow Leopard for $19.99 (US).

Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended June 30, 2012. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $35.0 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.8 billion, or $9.32 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $28.6 billion and net profit of $7.3 billion, or $7.79 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 42.8 percent, compared to 41.7 percent in the year-ago quarter. “We’re thrilled with record sales of 17 million iPads in the June quarter,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve also just updated the entire MacBook line, will release OS X Mountain Lion tomorrow, and will be launching iOS 6 this Fall. We are also really looking forward to the amazing new products we’ve got in the pipeline.”

Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended June 30, 2012. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $35.0 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.8 billion, or $9.32 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $28.6 billion and net profit of $7.3 billion, or $7.79 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 42.8 percent, compared to 41.7 percent in the year-ago quarter. “We’re thrilled with record sales of 17 million iPads in the June quarter,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve also just updated the entire MacBook line, will release OS X Mountain Lion tomorrow, and will be launching iOS 6 this Fall. We are also really looking forward to the amazing new products we’ve got in the pipeline.”

Foster the People Pumps Up with Logic Pro

After years of composing on the guitar and fighting with other computer-based music programs, Foster the People’s Mark Foster used Logic Pro to record and refine his band’s breakthrough hit “Pumped Up Kicks,” which took the radio world by storm in 2011. Foster had the entire song demoed using Logic Pro’s extensive musical toolbox before he went into the production studio. Now, with each member contributing more to the process, the band is working together using Logic Pro to create its much-anticipated second album.

Foster the People Pumps Up with Logic Pro

After years of composing on the guitar and fighting with other computer-based music programs, Foster the People’s Mark Foster used Logic Pro to record and refine his band’s breakthrough hit “Pumped Up Kicks,” which took the radio world by storm in 2011. Foster had the entire song demoed using Logic Pro’s extensive musical toolbox before he went into the production studio. Now, with each member contributing more to the process, the band is working together using Logic Pro to create its much-anticipated second album.

It Costs Just $1.36 a Year to Charge an iPad

Associated Press writer Jonathan Fahey reports the results of an Electric Power Research Institute study to determine how much energy an iPad consumes in a year. “The answer: not much,” writes Fahey, noting that “the annual cost to charge an iPad is just $1.36.” He adds: “…if people are using iPads instead of televisions to play video games, or ditching their desktop computers for iPads, the shift to tablets could mean lower overall power consumption.”

MacBook Pro with Retina Display Named Editors’ Choice

PC Magazine rates the new MacBook Pro with Retina display 4.5 out of 5 and makes it an Editors’ Choice, noting that it “outperforms, outclasses, and outlasts” competing notebooks. Reviewer Joel Santo Domingo writes that with its fast performance, super-thin profile, impressive battery life, and “glorious” new display, the MacBook Pro with Retina display is “the high-end choice for media professionals, enthusiasts, and general Mac fans alike.”

Apple Introduces All-New MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Apple today unveiled an all-new 15-inch
MacBook Pro, featuring a stunning Retina display with over 5 million pixels, all-flash storage architecture, and quad-core processors in a radically thin and light design. Measuring a mere 0.71 inch high and weighing only 4.46 pounds, the completely redesigned MacBook Pro is the lightest MacBook Pro ever and nearly as thin as a MacBook Air. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is available through the Apple Online Store and Apple Retail Stores, starting at $2,199 (US).

Apple Updates MacBook Air and Current Generation MacBook Pro

Apple today updated MacBook Air with the latest Intel Core processors, faster graphics, and flash storage that is up to twice as fast as the previous generation. MacBook Air is the ultimate everyday notebook, and with new lower prices it is more affordable than ever. The current generation 13-inch and 15-inch
MacBook Pro have also been updated with the latest Intel Core processors and powerful discrete graphics from NVIDIA. The updated MacBook Air, starting at $999 (US), and MacBook Pro, starting at $1,199 (US), are available through the Apple Online Store and Apple Retail Stores.