This afternoon Apple introduced updated versions of the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air, dramatically thinner devices compared to earlier models. The $2,199 MacBook Pro pictured above has the same retina display as Apple’s newer mobile devices.
OS X Mountain Lion, the upcoming release of the Mac’s updated operating system, will help writers sync documents between mobile devices and laptops: “That means right away iCloud keeps your mail, calendars, contacts, documents, notes, notifications, reminders, and iCloud Tabs in Safari, up to date on every device you use. So when you add, delete, or edit something on your Mac, it happens on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. And vice versa.”
AppNewser has more about another feature: “Apple also introduced the new Passbook app, an app that lets you organize all of your tickets in one place, from boarding passes to baseball tickets. Check it out: “Passbook lets you scan your iPhone or iPod touch to use a coupon, get into a concert or check into your hotel. Passbook automatically displays your passes on your Lock Screen based on a specific time or location, so when you walk into your favorite coffee shop your loyalty card appears and you can scan it to buy a coffee or check your balance. Passbook can even alert you to last minute gate changes or flight delays at the airport.”