Microsoft’s long-awaited SmartGlass app has hit finally the iOS App Store. It is essentially a super-powered remote application for the Xbox’s entertainment features. It’s pretty much a souped-up version of Apple’s Remote App that can be used to control similar features in iTunes. SmartGlass, however, is cross platform – it’ll work on any tablet PC without a hitch. There are also a few extra features packed into Microsoft’s offering.
The floodgates are open. The popularity of the Macbook Pro with Retina Display has proven to the notebook and ultrabook manufacturing market that consumers are ready for a new breed of ultra-high resolution mobile computing devices. For web designers, this could prove another unnecessary headache. Luckily, there are ways around. Here’s how to optimise your site for Retina displays and therefore for increasing number notebook and ultrabook users.
Scott Forstall, Apple’s SVP of iOS Software, and John Browett, SVP of Apple Retail, have been unceremoniously dumped in a major board-level reshuffle in the world’s largest company. Forstall’s ability to rub execs up the wrong way has been well-documented, and Browett’s astonishingly rapid destruction of previous SVP Ron Johnson’s unique retail empire has been a matter of outrage among Apple’s retail employees.