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News: EPEAT again, fixes for 2012 MacBooks, 1024 pixel icons in the MAS, and more!

By Benny Ling, 19 Jul 2012
FYI, this story is more than a year old

The long and the short of is, Apple pulled all their products from the EPEAT product registry, then put them back after the public outcry. Now, EPEAT are saying they're reassessing how they evaluate ultrathin laptops such as Apple's latest MacBook Pro with Retina display, which could mean nothing at all, or could even mean that EPEAT are looking into how these machines are assesed in accordance with their guidelines. Apple has released software updates to the 2012 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, which fixes issues to do with high CPU utilisation, as well as sluggish USB performance. The ambigiously-named MacBook AIr and MacBook Pro Update 1.0 brings minor tweaks to the new laptops, possibly related to the new USB 3 hardware in those machines, possibly with port failures and other issues.

The Mac App Store now requires 1024x1024 pixel app icons, meaning that either an @2x 512pixel resolution just became the norm, or there's definitely something going on retina-wise with any app update submitted to the Mac App Store.

Firefox 14 has been released which brings full screen support for Lion. The good news is, if you don't like the new Firefox or how it looks, it'll most likely be different in the next version since they seem to release so many versions anyway.

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