iOS and iPadOS apps run on M1 Macs in an environment managed by RunningBoard, FrontBoard, FuseBoard, and several assistants.
In an M1 Mac, all its main components are tightly integrated and interdependent. To achieve performance with versatility, they come ready-built, not kits.
How to tell apart unexpected quits, WindowServer crashes, kernel panics, and more – and what to do about them.
What is wrong when, out of the blue, the display freezes for ten seconds, then you see a black screen and are asked to log back into your account? Malware perhaps?
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.
One solution to running 32-bit apps in Catalina is a VM. Here I assess the performance of Parallels Desktop 15. Is it up to the job?
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.
Is the new Mac mini the best-performing for its cost? Does the new iPad Pro rival better desktop systems in benchmarks? Let’s look at those figures more carefully.
Which version of macOS are you intending to be running at the end of this month? Should you upgrade to Mojave either when it is released, or soon afterwards?