News: HiDPI icons in OS X 10.7.4, Apple 17th in Fortune 500, RapidWeaver basics, and more!
Apple has been silently updating icons to their HiDPI equivalents, as evidenced by the OS X 10.6.4 update that was released just last week. TextEdit is one such example, with a 1024x1024-pixel icon also available as well as the usual 512x512, 256x256, and smaller sizes.
What's even more interesting is that the 1024x1024 icon size is marked as 512x512 "points", which suggests that retina display Macs as definitely on the way. MacRumors continues on to say that the TextEdit icon itself has been updated to a new design — whereas the previous icon was a shiny white robot, the new design is sports a much more modern look. Apple now places 17th on the Fortune 500, the list of the 500 biggest companies in America. This is an impressive feat, but not entirely unexpected seeing as Apple has been incredibly successful in the past year.
A 17th placing from Apple represents a jump from 35th place in last year's results, but Apple still trails behind companies such as HP, who placed 10th this year. Apple's own iWeb is now all but defunct, so what kind of apps are there for someone who wants to create websites on their own? RapidWeaver has long been billed as an upgrade to iWeb, and Mac AppStorm has a getting started guide so you can get up and running quickly.
We know a lot about the start of Steve Jobs' life, and a lot about how he returned to Apple (and everything after), but not a lot is known about the middle part of Steve Jobs' life. Fast Company has an article on the lost Steve Jobs tapes, which reveal a lot about what he did during his absence from Apple.