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OS X Yosemite rumored for October, Retina MacBook Air, 4K desktop along for the ride

It appears that OS X Yosemite may be heading for a late October launch. Given that OS X Mavericks was released around the same time last year, this is not an unreasonable time frame. It also seems that the final release will follow a series of developer previews that will conclude at the end of September, followed by a Golden Master in mid-October. From 9to5Mac:

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Intel and Samsung teaming up for lower-cost 4K monitors

4K monitors could be about to get a whole lot less expensive as Intel has announced a partnership with Samsung to produce units retailing this year for $399. Currently pairing up your Mac with a 4K monitor can be an expensive business with prices stretching into the thousands. But at Computex, in Taiwan, the collaboration with Samsung was announced to bring the cost of panels down by half.

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What are Apple's plans for 4K video on the Mac? Latest Mavericks beta shows the way

4K video is coming, in fits and starts, not just to the general consumer marketplace but also to Apple products. Apple's actual support of 4K video has been a bit patchwork, but its new beta release of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3, published last week, is starting to provide some clarity to Apple's 4K strategy. What's more, it may be a clue as to what Apple has up its sleeve for new hardware releases. Let's take a look.

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Vector 32: The ultra-high definition future of television and transcoding

Vector is Mobile Nations' cross-site, cross-platform analysis podcast where we talk about the biggest stories and issues in tech with the smartest people in the industry. On this week's episode, Don Melton and Guy English join Rene to get super geeky about 4K TV (aka UHD or 2160p), HEVC (aka H.265), VP8, and the future of televisions, physical and digital media, and transcoding.

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How to use multiple 4K displays with your MacBook Pro

I ordered a new Mac Pro but not early enough for it to arrive in a timely fashion. The three Dell UltraSharp 32 UltraHD displays I ordered to go along with it, however, arrived almost immediately. So, I did what any self-respecting geek would do — I connected them to my Retina MacBook Pro. Here's how I got it to work!

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New Mac Pro now on sale, Sharp 4K monitor appears with it

As reported yesterday, Apple has today made the brand spanking new Mac Pro available to order, and alongside it the Sharp 32" 4K monitor that appeared in the store briefly before. We've known the starting prices for some time now, but only today do we learn how much we'll be putting down for some of the upgrades. Time to grab your wallets.

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Never mind Retina Displays: Get ready for 4K on the new Mac Pro

Last year Apple introduced MacBook Pros with Retina Displays, and many folks watching the Mac market have assumed that it's only a matter of time before the rest of the line has them too. That may be true, but the newly redesigned Mac Pro is going to leapfrog that by offering something that so far, no other Mac can handle - 4K video. And not just 4K video, but 4K video on three screens.

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Apple again rumored to be building an Ultra HD 4K TV set for release late 2013 or early 2014

Randomly accurate site Digitimes is reporting the often repeated rumor that Apple is still working on a TV set. The latest rumor surrounds the actual specifications of the TV set which Digitimes sources claim will be 4K. For those that don’t know, 4K or Ultra HD offers two times the horizontal and vertical resolution of the curent 1080p standard giving it a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels; this would equal four times the resolution of 1080p.

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H.265 video gets approved, sets the stage for more efficient 1080p, eventual 4K

H.265, the next generation video codec from the consortium that brought you the current Apple standard, H.264, has been approved by the International telecommunications Union (ITU). In a press release, the ITU said:

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