Sideloading iOS Apps No Longer Possible on M1 Macs

Apple this week implemented a server side blocking mechanism to prevent M1 Mac owners from sideloading iOS apps that have not been made available on the Mac by iOS app developers. Image via 9to5Mac As noted by 9to5Mac, it is no longer possible to use third-party apps like iMazing to obtain an app .ipa file […]

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Video: Testing Windows on an M1 Mac With Parallels 16

Late last week, Parallels launched a Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac Technical Preview Program, which allows M1 Mac owners to use the Parallels software. Paired with a version of Arm-based Windows that’s available through the Windows Insider program, it’s possible to get Windows up and running on an Arm-based Mac. In our latest YouTube video, […]

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Firefox Updated With Native Support for M1 Macs, Mozilla Touts ‘Dramatic Performance Improvements’

Mozilla today released Firefox version 84 with native support for Apple Silicon Macs with the M1 chip, touting “dramatic performance improvements” over the previous, unoptimized version of the web browser. Specifically, Firefox now launches over 2.5 times faster and web apps are now twice as responsive, according to Mozilla. If you are using a Mac […]

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Apple Highlights Popular Apps Optimized for M1 Macs

Apple recently shared a list of popular apps optimized for Macs with the M1 chip that are available in the Mac App Store, such as Pixelmator Pro, Adobe Lightroom, Affinity Designer, Darkroom, Fantastical, BBEdit, Instapaper, and Twitter. “Macs with the new Apple M1 chip offer unprecedented performance, and developers can optimize their apps for the […]

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Notable Developer Starts Patreon to Fund Apple Silicon Linux Port

Developer Hector Martin, who describes himself as someone who “likes putting Linux on things,” has launched a plan create a Linux port for Apple Silicon Macs. Martin, also known as “Marcan,” has created a Patreon with the goal of earning enough funding to be able to take on the complexities of bringing Linux to Macs […]

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Developer Delves Into Reasons Why Apple’s M1 Chip is So Fast

Apple’s M1 chip is the fastest chip that Apple has ever released in a Mac based on single-core CPU benchmark scores, and it beats out many high-end Intel Macs when it comes to multi-core performance. Developer Erik Engheim recently shared a deep dive into the ‌M1‌ chip, exploring the reasons why Apple’s new processor is […]

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Apple M1 MacBook Pro vs. Intel MacBook Pro (13-Inch) Buyer’s Guide

In November 2020, Apple updated its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro lineup with the first Apple Silicon chip for the Mac, the M1. The base 13-inch MacBook Pro was refreshed with the Arm-based Apple chip, bringing significant speed and efficiency improvements, yet Apple continues to sell the higher-end 13-inch MacBook Pro with Intel inside for several […]

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M1 Macs Able to Run Up to Six External Displays Using DisplayLink Adapters

It is possible to run up to six external displays from the M1 Mac mini, and five external displays from the M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, with the aid of DisplayLink adapters, according to YouTuber Ruslan Tulupov. This far exceeds Apple’s specified limits on external displays with the M1 Macs. Apple’s host of new […]

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Craig Federighi: Native Windows on M1 Macs is ‘Really up to Microsoft’

Following the release of the M1 Macs Apple executives have been doing interviews with a range of publications, and today, Ars Technica published another interview with software engineering chief Craig Federighi, hardware technologies lead Johny Srouji, and marketing VP Greg Joswiak. Much of the interview focuses on topics that the three have already covered in […]

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Chrome for M1 Macs Runs Up to 80% Faster Than Rosetta 2 Version

Google earlier this week released a version of Chrome designed specifically for Apple’s M1 Macs, and those with a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or Mac mini will want to download the Apple Silicon specific version of Chrome because it’s going to run faster than the x86 version working through Rosetta 2. Following the release […]

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Apple M1 Tidbits: Running iOS Apps With .IPAs, Running x86 Homebrew Apps, Accessing macOS Recovery and More

Apple’s New M1 Macs began arriving to customers earlier this week, and since the M1 Apple Silicon is an entirely new chip architecture that’s a major departure from the Intel chips that Apple has used for years, there’s a lot to learn about the new machines. We’ve rounded up some useful Apple M1 tidbits below, […]

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Apple Executives Discuss How Apple Silicon Achieves Steve Jobs’ Goal of ‘Making the Whole Widget’

In a new interview with Om Malik, Apple’s software engineering chief Craig Federighi, marketing chief Greg Joswiak, and chipmaking chief Johny Srouji discussed the motivations behind Apple Silicon, how Apple is able to differentiate itself from its competitors, and why chip specifications are becoming irrelevant. Joswiak explained that ‌Apple Silicon‌ represents the completion of Steve […]

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Restoring Apple Silicon M1 Macs Leading to macOS Installation Errors

Several customers who purchased a new Mac with an M1 Apple Silicon app have discovered an issue when attempting to restore the machine, which leads to it becoming non-functional and stuck on error screen that says “An error occurred preparing the update. Failed to personalize the software update.” There are at least three threads on […]

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Watch the M1 Apple Silicon MacBook Air Blaze Through Opening Every Default App

At this point, we’ve seen enough reviews and benchmarks to know that the Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini offer incredible performance compared to prior-generation Intel models, but there are still new tests coming out that demonstrate just how impressive Apple’s chip really is. MacRumors forum member iChan did a test […]

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M1 Chip Beats GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon RX 560 for Graphics Performance

Apple’s M1 processor often surpasses the graphics performance of desktop GPUs, including the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and AMD Radeon RX 560, according to a new benchmark submission spotted by Tom’s Hardware. According to Apple, the M1’s octa-core GPU can simultaneously handle close to 25,000 threads and deliver up to 2.6 TFLOPS of throughput. […]

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Apple Silicon M1 Emulating x86 is Still Faster Than Every Other Mac in Single Core Benchmark

Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air Outperforms High-End 16-Inch MacBook Pro Apple introduced the first MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini with M1 Apple Silicon chips yesterday, and as of today, the first benchmark of the new chip appears to be showing up on the Geekbench site. The M1 chip, which belongs to […]

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