Apple M1

Google Chrome Bug Causing Pixelation on M1 MacBooks

A new bug discovered in Google's Chrome browser causes pixelation and increased aliasing when hardware acceleration is enabled on an M1 Mac (via Reddit). The Use hardware acceleration when available option in Chrome's Settings uses the device's GPU to improve how both graphics and text are rendered in the browser. Among other things, the option...

How Apple Made its M1 Chip During COVID-19, Explains Executive

Johny Srouji, Apple's Senior VP of Hardware Technologies, recently sat down for an interview with The Wall Street Journal, where he talked about Apple Silicon and the development of M1, which Apple called a "breakthrough SoC for the Mac" at launch. Srouji, a former Intel engineer and IBM executive, has led Apple's chipmaking efforts since...

Apple Silicon Mac Now Natively Support Microsoft OneDrive

A native version of Microsoft OneDrive is now being supported on Apple silicon Macs. This follows after the company announced its plans earlier last year and began testing a pre-release version. Microsoft officially revealed the news that Microsoft OneDrive is natively supported on Apple Macs running its own silicon via a blog post. Seen by...

Researchers Demonstrate Browser-Based Attack Against Apple’s M1 Chip

A new browser-based side-channel attack has recently been demonstrated by a team of researchers, that works even if Javascript is blocked and affects hardware platforms including Intel Core, AMD Ryzen, Samsung Exynos, and even Apple’s M1 chips, The 8-Bit reports. Researchers say this vulnerability may lead to “micro-architectural website fingerprinting attacks.” They also noted that...

Bug Prevents M1 Macs From Downloading iOS Apps

According to iMore, a number of M1 Mac users have been complaining of being unable to download compatible iOS/iPadOS apps from the Mac App Store since yesterday. When affected users click on the Install button for a compatible iOS/iPadOS app on the Mac App Store, the download animation can be seen spinning, but the download doesn't progress...

Apple Sets March 31 Deadline for Developer Transition Kit Returns

In emails sent out yesterday to developers who opted in to the Universal Quick Start Program for its own silicon, Apple has outlined a March 31 deadline for the return of its Developer Test Kits (DTKs) — reports MacRumors. Apple's DTKs were basically just Mac minis equipped with the A12Z chips — Apple's own ARM-based...

Intel Creates Own Benchmarks to Beat Apple M1 Chips

Intel has taken quite a few blows in recent months, and Apple ditching Intel processors in favour of its own chips simply made matters worse for Team Blue. The industry veteran is now trying to bring the fight to Apple, with new benchmarks showcasing the so-called superiority of its 11th-gen 'Tiger Lake' processors for notebooks...

Apple M1 Impresses in Machine Learning Benchmarks

Seduced by the moniker of "fastest Mac ever" (with benchmarks to back it up), unprecedented power efficiency, and a significantly lighter body, coder and machine learning engineer Daniel Bourke found himself seriously pondering getting an Apple M1-powered MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. Well, he bought both. Up until now, Daniel had been using a tricked out...

Developer Reviews Apple’s M1 Chip: Hardware Great, But Devs Should Wait

Ever since Apple unveiled its first proprietary SoC for Macs — the M1, everyone from Apple execs and enthusiasts to Windows purists has been talking about it, and for good reason too. Apple's M1-powered Macs, the MacBook Pro and the M1 MacBook Air, are whisper-quiet, aesthetically pleasing, offer remarkable power efficiency, and give even the fastest...

Running Apple’s M1 Chip on up to Six Displays

[caption id="attachment_344312" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Source: Ruslan Tulupov (via YouTube)[/caption] Apple's newly released M1 chip devices can be connected to external displays but Apple has said that there are limits. For instance, Apple does not support more than two screens on the Mac Mini, nor more than one display on the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro....