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Apple “Personal Safety is At Risk” document helps you avoid stalkers

Apple “Personal Safety is At Risk” document helps you avoid stalkers

Apple just published a document called "Device and Data Access when Personal Safety is At Risk." This document was published as a PDF, made to exist as a guide for users of all sorts, be they your average smartphone, tablet, or computer user or a hardened internet-ready professional. This document is very important, not just because it's handy, but because it'll act as a line in the sand for Apple, providing a level of support for everyday users that hasn't been available anywhere before.

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BenQ ultrawide IPS LED monitor ready for designers and new Mac

BenQ ultrawide IPS LED monitor ready for designers and new Mac

BenQ just announced their new BenQ PD3420Q ultrawide monitor made for designers. This monitor works with BenQ's own AQCOLOR tech for top-notch color accuracy, Display P3 coverage, and a 34-inch, 21:9 aspect ratio flat screen display panel. This monitor is what BenQ America director Houston Wei describes as "the most comprehensive display for graphic designers, web designers, artists, and creatives."

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All-new MacBook Pro 2021, MacBook Air 2022 will allegedly use Mini-LED

All-new MacBook Pro 2021, MacBook Air 2022 will allegedly use Mini-LED

It's hard to deny that Apple hit it big with its new Macs powered by its first-ever Silicon, the M1. That, however, may just be the opening salvo for a series of big changes that the company will be introducing in its MacBook lineup as well as its iPad Pros. According to famed analyst Ming-chi Kuo, Apple will once again revolutionize its MacBooks in the next two years, with no less than three models sporting new mini-LED backlit displays.

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Apple M1 MacBook Air Review (2020) – Evolutionary Leap

Apple M1 MacBook Air Review (2020) – Evolutionary Leap

Were Charles Darwin here today, once he'd finished screaming at us for tinkering with necromancy and demanding to know what the heck a Lexus was, I think he'd want to see the new MacBook Air. Apple's M1-powered notebook is one of a trio of Apple Silicon showcases and, as the "Father of Evolution" was well aware, some generations take a leap forward, not just a step.

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Apple M1 Mac owners complain about Bluetooth instability

Apple M1 Mac owners complain about Bluetooth instability

With all the news floating around the M1 Mac minis and MacBooks, you'd think that these products are perfect. Of course, nothing comes out perfect the first time, even for Apple, and there are some problems that may have been buried under the ton of good news. There is, for example, the serious macOS restore issue that practically bricked some of these new Macs or missing compatibility with some iOS and x86 software. While the latter will probably be fixed over time, one problem that deserves immediate attention is the case of randomly disconnecting Bluetooth peripherals that are giving owners of these new Macs a lot of headaches.

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MacBook Air and Pro M1 teardowns reveal Apple Silicon heart

MacBook Air and Pro M1 teardowns reveal Apple Silicon heart

The iFixit team has published a teardown of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models featuring Apple's M1 chip. The teardown shows what remains the same and what has been changed, the most notable, of course, being the new Apple Silicon heart powering the machines. The team notes, among other things, that the new MacBooks 'could hardly be any more similar to their predecessors.'

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Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Air runs The Witcher 3 using CrossOver

Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Air runs The Witcher 3 using CrossOver

Despite the benchmarks showing how Apple's first-ever Silicon beat 2016 desktop graphics cards, some might still unconvinced about the late 2020 Macs' ability to play games. After all, even the Intel-based Macs had compatibility issues with games that were designed with Windows PCs in mind. It's still too early to make a judgment call, of course, but if CodeWeaver's experience running "emulated" PC games is any indicator, it could be a mind-blowing experience just as well.

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Google TensorFlow ML framework gets an Apple M1-optimized version

Google TensorFlow ML framework gets an Apple M1-optimized version

As more and more new late 2020 MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros land in users' hands, don't be surprised to see the pile-up of news and reports about their impressive performance. That has always been Apple's assurance anyway for those uncertain about the switch to a new Apple Silicon. Much of the company's messaging has revolved around the usual culprits of office work and video editing but now it is trying to appeal to a particular class of users, specifically developers need to do some AI and machine learning on their M1-powered Macs.

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Apple Silicon M1 Macs become unusable when restoring macOS

Apple Silicon M1 Macs become unusable when restoring macOS

All the news about the astounding performance of Apple's first M1 Silicon may have gotten people excitedly grabbing the new Macs and MacBooks left and right. As with any new product, even Apple's, there might be unforeseen teething problems that only appear after some time. Some might be easily fixed with a software update while others might, unfortunately, require waiting for the next-gen iteration. Some might even lead to odd bugs that render the Macs practically useless when you try to reinstall its operating system anew.

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Chrome for Mac gets a special version optimized for Apple Silicon [Update]

Chrome for Mac gets a special version optimized for Apple Silicon [Update]

If you plan to own a Mac featuring Apple's own hardware (or you've already bought one) and you're a Google Chrome user, then we have good news: a new optimized version of the browser has just been released for Macs featuring the M1 chip. The new version was launched quietly by Google and recently spied by some Mac users -- and, of course, the Chrome version with support for Intel models isn't going anywhere.

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MacBook Air M1 Quick Look: unbelievable results

MacBook Air M1 Quick Look: unbelievable results

The first MacBook Air powered by Apple's first M1 Silicon has started shipping and there's reason to be excited, even if you're not a MacBook or Apple fan yourself. This new breed of Macs represents not just another turning point in Apple's history but, given the company's reputation as a trendsetter, could also make waves in the computing industry in general, tipping the scales away from the likes of Intel, NVIDIA, and AMD. While we take the Late 2020 MacBook Air for a thorough testing, we're just a little bit too excited to share our first impressions of this important milestone in Apple's story thus far.

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Apple Silicon M1 benchmarks give credence to performance claims

Apple Silicon M1 benchmarks give credence to performance claims

Apple's announcement of the first generation of Macs running on its own Silicon processors was unsurprisingly filled with bold claims. Given the novelty of the M1 chip and its ARM-based design, there might be some apprehension if the new MacBooks will be able to hold their own against Intel's most powerful processors. Geekbench scores for these new computers have started popping up that does seem to confirm Apple's claims, trumping Intel-based MacBooks except in one case.

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