Briefly: New MacBook Pros Appear, David Jones Junks DVD/Game/Music Departments, Music App Rdio Gets Overhaul

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including the new Apple MacBooks, David Jones axes physical media and Australia's eroding trust in tech.

  • Apple has once again upgraded its MacBook Pro Retina display range with beefier processors. The new 13-inch and 15-inch models come with a 2.6GHz and a 2.4GHz processor respectively, and are priced at $1,849 and $2,499. Meanwhile, the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro, which sports a 2.5GHz CPU, has been reduced to $1,649.
  • Upmarket retailer David Jones has announced it will stop selling DVDs, music and video games due to poor sales. "We are exiting the low performing categories of DVDs, Music and Games," David Jones’ managing director said in a statement.
  • Ad-free music subscription service Rdio has added a major update to the iOS version of its app. The new-look app features 'long press' touch navigation functionality and new 'badge' icons that indicate which music you’ve added to your Collection (green) or synced to your mobile device (orange).


    Most people either rent or pirate TV Shows and Movies there is little point in actually buying them due to copy protection and no rights over ownership.

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