Although there doesn’t appear to be any straightforward way to run command tools or scripts only on Efficiency cores, there are ways and means.
Apple’s release season opens on Tuesday. But what’s happening with Monterey – is it going to be complete and ready, or full of beta-features?
Prior to 10.4, Mac OS X used cron, then scheduling became part of the job of launchd. Later Apple added a new subsystem, Duet Activity Scheduler, which continues to evolve.
Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP) can bring great economy in power and heat production. So why don’t we make better use of it on M1 Macs?
What are the penalties in real-world use for running your code on Icestorm cores, using around 10% of the power used by Firestorms?
Recovering from one regular panic should be straightforward. But what if it’s a boot loop, in which your Mac tries to start up, panics, restarts, in an endless loop? Don’t panic: here are the solutions.
The cores in the M1 and the chip itself are thoroughly Apple designs, and work hand-in-glove with macOS using techniques like out-of-order execution and hints to optimise performance.
On Intel Macs, resetting the SMC was a universal panacea until the T2 came along. What can we do instead with an M1 Mac?
Complete step-by-step instructions for installing a new copy of macOS to an external disk, making it bootable. For Intel and M1 Macs of all flavours.
Memory, support for multiple external displays, bootable external disks, macOS updates, kernel panics, more ports, and more choice of macOS to install are on my list.