When Apple released the MacBook Pro with Retina display this time last year, they raised the bar for laptop display technology, as they previously did for the smartphone and tablet industries. The only issue they created was a software one: suddenly apps designed for non-Retina screens looked bad. If you’ve got a Retina-equipped MacBook, or are considering one, you should know why old software looks bad and what little you can do to help the situation.
Twitter’s long-neglected Mac application has just had its first update since June 2011. Version 2.2 of the service’s official desktop client adds support for Retina displays and a redesigned Tweet composer with support for image hosting at pic.twitter.com. Also included in the update are a set of new icons and support for 14 new languages.