Not only do Help windows work differently on Intel and Apple silicon Macs, but on the latter they can bring Stage Manager to a grinding halt.
If there’s a problem, you may try Recovery mode. What do you do when that proves to be a problem? Solutions for Intel and Apple silicon Macs.
Is reinstalling macOS still a useful solution to problems? What about installing macOS updates, or resetting the NVRAM and SMC?
Rosetta 2 is key feature for the transition to Apple silicon, and is also available to run Intel x86_64 binaries in virtual macOS and Linux (in Ventura).
On Intel Macs, key combinations determine startup modes and more, but they have no effect on Apple silicon Macs. And how to deal with keyboard problems when logging in.
The rules of firmware updating explained, and their consequences for each type of Mac. How to refresh firmware on a T2, and how to downgrade it in an Apple silicon Mac.
It’s a strange coincidence that Intel and Microsoft came up with similar hardware of P and E core types in a SoC, and identical terminology for thread allocation using QoS.
How to interpret various measurements reported in Activity Monitor, from % CPU to Energy Impact, and how they can be compared across different Macs.
Ventura can use Rosetta 2 to translate Intel binaries inside an ARM-native virtualised Linux. The impact and importance of this is explained.
It delivers detailed weather forecasts for days in advance, and real-time manipulation of elaborate textured 3D models. But more mundane tasks may not get any quicker.