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After finally testing out the new Wikipedia user interface beta, i noticed a big difference in both physical interface and behind-the-scenes tweaking. Starting off with the most obvious, both the headers and left panels have a face-lifted design, with a light blue, much cleaner and curvier look than before. The tabs at the top are spaced in different sections, so it’s not as crowded and it has a much more ‘tabbed browsing’ feel to it. The search bar, probably one of the most used functions on Wikipedia, is located at the top right corner, in a much more visible fashion unlike before where it blended in with other links, especially for new users. Overall, the graphical user interface upgrade gets two thumbs up, with no noticeable flaws to the bare eye.

The site seems to run smoother than before, but there was nothing really to improve in that category. Editing, on the other hand, definitely required some adjustments for more basic end contributors. Although Wikipedia’s form of easy coding editing made it much easier to edit the page as a whole, it still seemed like it needed an easier to use, more compatible entry editor. In the new beta, the coding hasn’t changed at all, but the editor has similar updates to the main page, including the light blue look, and has more visible editing buttons. Although the editing upgrade isn’t extensive, this is still a beta and hopefully, the final release will do some finishing tweaks.


Apple’s lineup of high-end notebooks are finally being upgraded, the first update since last June. The long-awaited overhaul announced yesterday, features an almost brand-new line up of notebooks ranging from the 13-inch to the 17-inch. Updated graphics and faster processors, plus longer battery life and upgraded RAM all come with the upgrade.


The MBP 13 inch now ships with 4 GBs of RAM, on both the 2.4 and 2.66 GHZ preset configurations, plus they now feature a  NVIDIA Geforce 320M Graphics card, a larger hard drive capacity and a longer battery life (up to 10 hours). The 13-inch models, still are lower-end, compared to the 15 and 17 inch as they still use the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, but the other models have upgraded  units.

15 and 17-Inch

The 15 and 17 Inch MCPs now feature the brand new Intel processors, the i5 and i7. These processors increase loading speeds dramatically, working together with the standard 4 Gigs of Ram. The batteries on these machines are also upgraded, as they can run for up to 8-9 hours. The graphics on the 15 and 17 inch models are significantly improved, as they all feature the NVIDIA Geforce GT 330M with 256 or 512 MB of dedicated video memory, PLUS Intel HD graphics allowing for automatic switching between graphic modes.