updated 01:52 pm EST, Mon January 28, 2013
Half-Life quietly released for Mac on Steam
Valve has released a Mac-compatible version of the original Half-Life on Steam. While its sequel, Half-Life 2 and other Source engine based games have been available on the platform for some time, the original 1998 release had been limited to Windows until now. The Steam page for the game hasn't been updated to show Mac compatibility yet, but we at MacNN have confirmed that the game will indeed download and run on modern Macs. Half-Life is available as a $10 download from the Steam store.
SwitchEasy releases cocoon for Retina MacBook Pro
SwitchEasy Limited has launched a new polycarbonate case designed specifically for the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. The cocoon has a texturized top and bottom surface that protect the device from scratches and dents, and also comes with 4 rubber feet that provide solid grip on tables and other flat surfaces. Initially being offered in four colors, smoke black, milky white, slate grey, and yellow jade, the SwitchEasy cocoon can be ordered online at a cost of $50.