Your Mac has slowed to a crawl, with spinning beachballs and a juddery interface. You open Activity Monitor and read this.
Your Mac goes all sluggish, you open Activity Monitor, and there at the top of the CPU list is kernel_task, taking 100% or more. Why?
When everything is running sweetly, macOS performance isn’t a problem. In most respects, though, 10.15 is no better prepared to cope with problems than 10.0 was almost 20 years ago.
How have Intel Macs and the SoCs in Apple’s iPads and iPhones improved in performance since 2014? Which has the cost-performance advantage?
Why change the processors used in Macs, when all that will do is cause loads of compatibility problems? Some thoughts on how important this could be.
New iMacs were very welcome, but Apple is telling us about its future plans. Will these new versions only sell for the next year? What will replace them?
What should you do with a Mac whose fans keeping coming on full blast, with high CPU loads from kernel_task, and sluggish performance?
It’s hot, you’re hot, and your Mac has slowed right down. Activity Monitor tells you that it’s kernel_task which is to blame. Is macOS playing up, or what?
What’s this rumour about the new Macs having new processors? Not on your nellie: just look at the facts.
A modern iPod has a faster and more capable processor than the original Mac. How have they got so much faster? A look at CPUs, GPUs, and more.