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Apple’s 27-Inch iMac with Retina 5K Display is Here

iMac with Retina 5K Display

During their October 16 media event, Apple unveiled the newest addition to their most popular device after the iPhone, the iPad. The iPad Air 2 was the star of the show, as was the new iPad Mini 3. There were rumors that Apple wouldn’t launch the Mini this year and that they would wait until next year to do it. Well, it appears that those rumors were wrong and now we have a new iPad Mini 3 with a new cool Touch ID fingerprint sensor and one iPad Air 2. But nobody expected more from Apple during their October 16 media event. Surely, not the iMac with Retina 5k display.

Apple shocked and delighted their public when it presented a new iMac with the most advanced display of any other device on the market. The iMac with Retina 5k display is truly stunning and in today’s article we’re going to take a look at some of its key features.

What makes the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5k display is its never-before-seen, state-of-the-art display, naturally. The new iMac has four times as many pixels as the classic iMac display has. It also has an amazing number of pixels: 14.7 million, while keeping the energy consumption at a minimum. The display is bright, crisp and the image quality is something that Apple users and tech users, in general, haven’t seen before.

The new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5k display packs all the groundbreaking technology inside a 5mm thin design, which in itself, is quite a feat.

Apple had this to say about the display of the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5k display:

To engineer the world’s first iMac with a Retina 5K display, we had to rethink every component. And with 23 layers that make up the 1.4‑mm display panel assembly alone, it’s innovation too small to see with the naked eye. But it takes only one look to appreciate. While we were at it, we made advancements to improve not only the resolution but also the quality of the entire iMac display. So in addition to the incredible detail, now you’ll see blacker blacks, more vibrant colors, and images that practically jump off the screen.

The new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5k display is also energy efficient and environmentally friendly. It uses only 1.2 watts of electricity while in sleep mode and is free of many of the harmful toxins which are ever so present in today’s electronic devices; the iMac with Retina 5k display has no mercury, PVC, arsenic or BFRs in its composition. Apple says that the base of their new iMac is made from 30% recycled aluminum and the speaker enclosure is made with 30% recycled plastic. The iMac with Retina 5k display has an ENERGY STAR 6.1 qualification and the highest rating of Gold from EPEAT.

The new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5k display comes preloaded with the new operating system from Apple, the OS X Yosemite. It was launched on the same day the iMac and the iPads were, on October 16. Its creators say that it was designed to be intuitive and easy to use, which, if you’ve ever owned a Mac, you’ll see that the statement can be quite accurate.

Apple puts their apps in every Mac they make and the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5k display makes no exception. You get iPhoto, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, GarageBand and iMovie so that you can just plug it in and start playing or working.

The new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5k display starts at a whopping $2499. Are you going to buy it?

The Skype for Mac Guide – 2014

Skype for Mac

We absolutely love Skype for Mac here at Lure of Mac! Skype was the first cool program to bring free video calling to computers, Macs, and laptops. In today’s article we’re going to give you a short Skype for Mac guide that will teach you what you need to know about Skype for Macs.

Skype for Mac has a fresh new feel and look and it does all that you know Skype for Mac does and a bit more! Chat with your friends in another country, read your nephew a book or show your best friend the new outfit you just bought. Skype is there for you and it’s free. You can also share files and photos for free in under a second and a group video calls are also free. You can switch between calling and video with a simple click or you can do both, if you please. With Skype you can make low-cost calls to mobile phones and landlines.

The minimum requirements for Skype for Mac are: 1GHz Intel processor, 100 MB of free disk space, an USB microphone or a regular headset if your Mac doesn’t have one. If you’re using an external webcam, you will need to download drivers. Your internet connection also needs to be at least 100 kpbs download and 100 kpbs upload.

Skype updates automatically, so don’t worry about your Skype version becoming obsolete. While Skype doesn’t support call recording, you can download an alternative recorder that will work just fine with Skype.

You can even make Skype for Mac even more fun than it already is with a fun add-on, such as Clownfish. Skype Clownfish for Mac is an online translator for all your messages; you can write in your native language and the person you’re writing to receives the translated version. It has text-to-speech support for incoming messages and there is built-in spell check support, a built-in list of greeting wishes and lots of fun effects. Clownfish also has an artificial intelligence root that can replace you in conversation and a voice changer feature that is both fun and useful!

I’m afraid that if you have the old Mac OS X Tiger, the 10.4.11 update, the newest and latest version of Skype will not be working on your Mac and you will need to upgrade your OSX. The new Mac OS X Yosemite, the 10.6.8 version works splendidly with the new Skype, as does with Mac OX X Leopard; Skype for Mac 10.5.8 is a perfect match!

Older downloads of Skype, such as the 2.8, are still available online, but the performance is weak. Plus, there is no support, help or assistance for those older versions. We understand that not everybody can upgrade their Macs every couple of years and that is why we recommend you download an older version of Skype for Mac and know that you might run into some issues along the way. Don’t worry, it’s not something that will prevent you from communicating properly.

Downloading Skype is very easy! Just go to www.Skype.com, head over to the download page, download Skype for Mac for free and install the program! Go to the App Store if you want Skype for iPad or for your phone.

How are you going to use Skype for Mac? Do you need it for work or do you need it to keep in touch with your friends and family? Do you use a Macbook Pro or an iMac? Share your thoughts about Skype for Mac in the comment section below, we would love to hear from you on this subject.

 

LifeProof iPhone 5 Case – Which One to Get?

LifeProof iPhone 5 Case

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How to Choose iPhone 5 Cases for You and Your Family

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – Massive Hits, Minor Flaws

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Today we’re going to take a look at the massive success that the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been having and also the not-so-minor bumps that Apple encountered soon after the first iPhones hit the market. On Friday we shared with you some of … [Continue reading]

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