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.
For the great majority of Mac users, M1 series Macs are a big step forward. But some users want the impossible. What can’t M1 Macs do?
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.
Before Apple added T2 chips to Intel Macs, external boot disks were valuable for many users. How has that fared since?
WWDC provided more pieces for the jigsaw of the Mac’s future, but there’s one significant piece still missing.
Have you been warned not to use extended attributes because they aren’t supported beyond macOS? But they are: here are details of file systems and Cloud services.
A whole Mac event devoted to a tiddly little Touch Bar? Has Apple lost its senses? Maybe not.
Shipping a major new release of an operating system is a shot in the dark. Is Sierra reaching its target?
In 1996, QuickTime had no serious competition, was very cross-platform, elegant, and highly practical. Yet now it is dying.
Why it takes two clicks or taps to dismiss a dialog which is not the front window in OS X, and why that is correct.