M1 Mac

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...

Adobe After Effects Now Natively Support M1 Macs, Offering up to 3x Speeds

Adobe is launching an update for its After Effects software. The update provides native support for the video-editing software on M1 Macs. Adobe also promises blistering speeds when compared to high-end Macs with Intel processors. In a patch note support page for After Effects 22.3, reported by MacRumors, Adobe confirms the long-awaited native support for...

Discord Support for Apple Silicon is Rolling Out to Users

Discord is rolling out a version of its software that supports Apple's native silicon. Until this time, Discord users had to rely on Rosetta 2 technology in order for it to run on Apple's M1 Macs. As reported by MacRumors, Discord's naitive support for contemporary Mac devices is starting to become available for users. Previously,...

Here’s Why Your External Display Looks Awful on M1-Powered Macs

If you’re using your M1-powered Mac with a third-party external display and are experiencing poor results with text and icons appearing too small or blurry you’re not alone, as the issue seems to be related to macOS (via The Register). According to programmer István Tóth, this external display blurring issue is due to macOS not enabling...

Capture One Gets Native Support on M1 Silicon Macs

Capture One professional photo editing software for Macs has just been updated to add native support for Apple’s M1 chips. The update also adds new camera models to the program’s line-up of unique color-preserving camera profiles. "Upgrade now to unlock the powerful performance of Capture One on Apple silicon – like 2 x faster importing and...

M1 Mac Mini Owners Reporting Issues with Connected Displays

A growing number of complaints on the Apple Support Communities seems to suggest that M1 Mac mini owners are experiencing problems with their machines not waking up connected third-party displays from sleep (via MacRumors). While some of the complaints date back to November, the issue is not widespread and does not affect all M1 Mac...

Intel Makes ‘Misleading’ Claims on Website Comparing Apple’s M1 Chip

Intel has just launched a dedicated website comparing its processors to Apple’s M1 chip, which according to 9to5Mac, is making some ‘misleading’ performance claims. The chipmaker notes on its website that buyers should “get real” and “go PC” while highlighting a bunch of its favourite talking points surrounding design, touch screens, accessories, and more. However,...

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...

M1 Mac Users Reporting Extremely Poor Solid State Drive Health Readings

As spotted by iMore, several M1 Mac owners have shared extremely troublesome health readings from their solid state drives (SSDs) on LTT forums, suggesting that the life spans of these hard drives could be in real danger. Users report that the new M1 Macs are experiencing extremely high drive writes over a relatively short time. "The...