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As it did with several of its other apps yesterday, Apple has pushed out a small update for its iMovie ’11 software. The updated iMovie adds support for the new Retinal display MacBook Pro as well as adds localizations for a host of Eastern Europe countries.
The update is available through both the Mac App Store and OS X’s Software Update.
If you waited until today to place your order for a new MacBook Pro with Retina display on the online Apple Store, you’re not going to see that sweet piece of precious metal for a while. CNET’s Don Reisinger reports that the newest MacBook Pro — which started shipping yesterday — is now showing a two to three week ship date.
Reisinger wonders in his post if the delay is “due to miscommunication, a shipping snag, or simply that the first batch has sold out.” The excited response by the Mac community yesterday seems to indicate that it’s the latter choice — there were just so many people who ran to their local Apple Store or ordered a device online yesterday that the initial batch of units was exhausted before the end of the day.
Thanks to the iPad, travelers in Sanya, a seaside resort town in Southern China, won’t have to worry about paying too much for their seafood, says a report in China Daily. After an increasing number of complaints about excessive charges at local restaurants, government officials tried to curb the pricing practices by requiring restaurants with more than 15 tables to use the iPad to process food orders.
Orders are processed by custom software on the iPad and sent to the kitchen via WiFi. Pricing will be determined by the government and restaurants will not be allowed to raise prices. If they try to overcharge the customer, an alarm will go off and the customer’s bill will not print. All sales data will be stored and monitored by city officials.
Apple has announced the winners of this year’s Apple Design Awards at the WWDC conference, and 2012 is apparently the year of games on the Mac. Two games, Deus Ex and Limbo, have claimed both spots in the Mac ADAs this year, which is the first time in my memory that two games have done so. Games have won before but usually it’s in specifically game-centered categories, and productivity apps are usually highlighted. This year it’s two games that originally started out on Windows and Xbox, which is pretty crazy.
Drawing app Sketch is also highlighted on the Mac. The iPhone winners are D1 Drum Machine and the great game Jetpack Joyride, with the National Geographic’s National Parks app as a runner up. The Drum Machine is also a runner up on the iPad, where Bobo Explores Light and Paper took the win. And both of the student winners are on the iPad: Da Windci and Little Star.